Sue Eva & Kathy Aspinall
Gifted celebrates objects and the histories, memories and emotions that they may hold through the practices of Kathy Aspinall and Sue Eva. Kathy Aspinall repurposes antique or second hand items into unique jewellery pieces and artist books, while painter Sue Eva creates intimate still lifes that explore the memory we place in everyday items
SHIRE OF MUNDARING OPEN ART ACQUISITION EXHIBITION
Entries for the 2019 Shire of Mundaring Open Art Acquisition Exhibition are now open.
The routes through Mundaring have been travelled by many. Some have journeyed to the hills for economic opportunities while others have remained to call this picturesque landscape home for generations. An ongoing flow of different peoples has cultivated a diverse regional character, rich in talent, skill and personal stories. Whether spending a short, long, transitory, or continuing presence in the Hills region, Mundaring has developed into a community that values its connections to its past while inspiring a creative future.
The Acquisition exhibition for 2019 is an Open format, for which artists are invited to respond to the theme of place and space by creating works that explore their material and/or intangible connections to the Shire of Mundaring. Artists are encouraged to reflect and explore these connections and articulate this via their art work.
Entries due 5pm Friday 11 January 2019
Part of the What, a Tool Project
Curated by Jude van der Merwe
Instrumental: the distinct pleasures of tools invites twelve, successful mid-career artists to examine their relationship with the tools they use on a daily basis as they create artworks, and the imagined tools that provide the answers to life, the universe and everything.
Contributing artists Olga Cironis, Geoffrey Drake-Brockman, Kevin Draper, Stuart Elliott, Sarah Elson, Dawn Gamblen, Phil Gamblen, Peter Hill, Angela McHarrie, Denise Pepper, Monique Tippett and Tony Windberg.
Plastic Pollution: Reducing our footprint and caring for our planet
supported by act-belong-commit
Hundreds of primary school children from across the eastern region immerse themselves in this year’s theme to create designs for the 2018 Mundaring Environmental Art banners to be displayed in the heart of Mundaring.
OPEN TUE TO FRI 10AM – 5PM, SAT & SUN 11AM - 3PM
BANNER PAINTING - TUESDAY 14 AUGUST - FRIDAY 17 AUGUST
MAC Members Show
Curated by Mikaela Castledine
The current trend towards fixing or reinventing, as a reaction to our throw away culture, acknowledges something that artists have always done, seeing the beauty in unexpected places. MAC celebrates the ingenuity of our members with an exhibition of works created from the discarded, the broken or the abandoned.
OPEN TUE TO FRI 10AM – 5PM, SAT & SUN 11AM - 3PM
Artist in Residence
Working in residence, Stephanie Reisch explores ways of expanding awareness by taking cues from random curios and natural phenomena occurring in bushland sites around the Mundaring area.
IN RESIDENCE | 19 JUNE - 15 JULY | TUE - THU 10AM - 4PM & SUN 11AM - 3PM
Curated by Clare Stroud and Lisa Hegarty
Spanning three continents and almost twenty years, ‘Woldendorp: A Black and White Retrospective’ is a celebration of the early photographic life and career of State Living Treasure, Richard Woldendorp AM. These rarely seen black and white images - printed by Woldendorp through the 1950’s, 60’S and 70’s – include his first experimental images from 1956, his Award winning portraiture from 1961, and photographs for one of his earliest books, ‘Indonesia’, taken in 1971.
Artist in Residence
Harrison See explores a deeper appreciation for the physical act of painting. He aims to enhance the awareness and mindfulness of his movements by painting with weights, working in residence to create landscapes that respond to the Mundaring environment.
In residence | Saturdays 7 Apr - 12 May 11am - 3pm
Image: Harrison See, In the Sun (Railway Reserves Heritage Trail) (detail), 2018, oil on canvas
Jo Darvall’s paintings reflect her interest in the work of Kathleen O’Connor; focussing on Kathleen’s connection to water, her homecoming to Fremantle from Paris after WWII, and the engineering feats of her father, CY O’Connor. Recent works depict the beautiful waterways that define her adopted state of Western Australia.
Image: Jo Darvall, Like Water (diptych) (detail), 2017, oil on canvas
Curated by Jenny Kerr
Our connection to this place has been artistically recorded through the Shire’s Art Collection since they started collecting in 1986. The depiction of the landscape is at the heart of the Collection. Here, a selection of previously acquired works echo the ideas explored by the invited artists in Gallery 1.
Image: Brian McKay, Quicksilver (detail), 2007, Auto enamel on etched and sealed stainless steel
Shire of Mundaring Invited Art Acquisition Exhibition
Curated by Jenny Kerr
Artists Sarah Elson, Bec Juniper, Andre Lipscombe, Desmond Woodley and Yvonne Zago express a deep connection to their environment in distinctly different ways, either through their cultural background, the nature of their materials and processes, or the subjectivity of their work. Whilst Landscape is at the heart of the Shire of Mundaring Art Collection, this exhibition explores the nature of being and the landscape of the mind.
Image: André Lipscombe, Paint Warming #1 (detail), 2017, Acrylic paint on acrylic sheet, 30 x 21.5cm, Photographer Victor France
ARTISTS IN FOCUS
‘Gifted’ West Australian artists Sue Cotton and Jane Button share their creations perfect for gifting at Christmas. Working through exhibition, residency and hosting workshops they share their ‘gifts’ with the community.
Image: Sue Cotton, Just Jump 2016, ink on Arches paper and Jane Button, Untitled 2017, mixed media and found objects
Jane Button | In residence
Wednesday 29 November | 11am - 3pm
Thursday 30 November | 11am - 3pm
Thursday 7 December | 11am - 3pm
Thursday 14 December | 11am - 3pm
Drawn to the tones, colours, shapes and light of her subject – landscapes, a still life, or flowers – Karen Frankel develops her works through layering of paper, ink, charcoal, pastel and paint.
Image: Karen Frankel, Banksias (detail) 2017, mixed media on canvas
Leaf Litter – Hidden Habitats at Our Feet
Hundreds of primary school children from across the eastern region immerse themselves in a world of environmental discovery and problem-solving to come up with designs for the 2017 Mundaring Environmental Art Banners to be displayed in the Mundaring town centre.
Image: Molly McGrane-Barlow
Artists Denise Brown, Stuart Elliott, Sue Starcken, David Small, Tricia Tarrant, Peter Dailey, Bev Iles and Catherine Swioklo have generously donated these artworks below for a silent auction that will continue throughout About Turn: A Quiet Interrupted Art Life.
Funds raised through this auction will go towards the presentation of this exhibition, which has happened due to the unfailing support and respect for Peggy Lyon throughout her community.
Click on the thumbnail image to enlarge and view artwork details.
PLACE YOUR BID TODAY
- To place your bid, please call Mundaring Arts Centre on 9295 3991
- To be considered, bids must be higher than the previous bid, with a minimum increase of $50
- Bidding continues until 3pm Sunday 19 November 2017
- The highest bid received over the reserve price will be deemed the purchaser of that work
Please note: If your bid is countered, MAC staff will contact you to inform you and give you the option of raising your bid.
Peggy Lyon Survey
Curated by Sue Starcken and Catherine Swioklo
Celebrating over 35 years of arts practice by dedicated artist, environmentalist, teacher and volunteer Peggy Lyon. Through multifarious techniques and mediums, Peggy has quietly built up a stunning range of works which are predominantly held in private and public Collections.
Image: Peggy Lyon, Event 5 2008, acrylic, charcoal, pastel
Curated by Laura A Taylor
Held in conjunction with the national launch of Print Council of Australia's 2017 Print Commission folio, and in collaboration with Printmakers Association of WA, 26°S 121°E On the Map is a survey exhibition of contemporary Western Australian printmaking.
Monique Bosshard Curby
Michael Jalaru Torres
"On The Map" by Perdita Phillips, Imprint (Print Council of Australia), volume 52 number 3, September 2017 >
Image: Michael Jalaru Torres, Lore Man (detail) 2017, Giclee print, fine art paper, etching
Aliesha Mafrici, Fractures – Concealed (detail) 2016, Monoprint on Fabriano Rosapina
Helen Clarke, Burringurrah, Gascoyne (detail) 2017, Reduction lino print
A wild ride with hay, horse hair and horse shoes - community artworks inspired by horses
A community exhibition including a ‘paddock’ of sculptured hay horses; a wall-mounted mob of wild brumbies made from found objects; small sculptures, rosettes and jewellery incorporating horse hair created by school children teenagers and adults. Artworks have been created in a series of workshops led by professional artists for local schools and the general community in the City of Swan and Shire of Mundaring.
Serious Horsing Around
Curated by Jude van der Merwe
Celebrating the role of the horse in agriculture, economy and sport, contemporary artists respond to the ancestral and cultural role horses played in the country of their forefathers. With artists Madeleine Clear, Marcia Espinosa, Indra Geidans, Jan Griffiths, Tony Jones, Paul Kaptein, Theo Koning, Matt McVeigh, Andrew Nicholls, Anna Louise Richardson, Sue Starcken and Yuko Takahashi
Image: Marcia Espinosa
Artist in Residence - Marisa Tindall
Through objects and matter that are ground, dissolved and melted, embedded and stitched, Marisa Tindall explores the concept of landscape, in relation to the interconnectedness it has with our existence within the isolation of the Western Australian landscape.
IN RESIDENCE | TUE - FRI 10AM - 4PM & SAT 11AM - 3PM
Image: Marisa Tindall, Land-script 2016, clay, charcoal, resin,graphite pencil on paper
Annika Moses and Shannon Lyons
Young composer and singer Annika Moses and visual artist Shannon Lyons create an installation that explores manipulation and engagement with sound in a tangible way. By responding first to the architectural environment of the MAC gallery space Moses and Lyons produce new site-specific works that straddle the interstice between sculpture and sound.
Videography: Graham Mathwin
Image: Shannon Lyons
Artist in Focus - Alastair Taylor
In the course of a not uncommon discombobulation with the dreaded Facebook, Alastair Taylor managed to lose his page and, in the ensuing search, discovered an alarming number of Alastair Taylors all over the world. Creating a matrix of miniature portraits on metal, Alastair weaves together a world map of a multitude of unknown namesakes.
Image: Alastair Taylor, Matrix (detail), 2017
Using needle and thread instead of paint and brush the WA Inspired Art Quilt Group, consisting of eight like-minded award-winning quilters, create contemporary quilts that share kinship with painters as much as they do with traditional hand sewers. Setting themselves themes, the works on display represent quintessential WA conditions – Sand, Scheme, Strata and Salt (series 1) and Primary Industry (series 2).
Image: Pat Forster, Half-Pipe Locking Bars, 2015
A celebration of the wildflower stories and landscapes of the Yamaji region in the Midwest of Western Australia, through expressionist styling to convey the traditional cultural stories of the artists.
Image: Sonya Edney and Jennifer Green, Tracks on Wildflower Country (detail), acrylic on Belgian linen
Working with a minimalist, process based aesthetic, Dragica Milunovic builds her paintings with many layers of small marks to create a sense of infinity. Utilising the qualities of transparent and reflective materials she creates an environment that is subject to its own optical change.
Image: Dragica Milunovic, Mark Series 3 No. 25 (detail), oil on canvas
Curated by Anna Sabadini
As head of Painting in the now School of Design and Art at Curtin University, Ben taught many of WA’s finest mid-career artists including Geoffrey Drake-Brockman, Stuart Green, Bevan Honey, Angela McHarrie and Gina Moore. We take a look at some samples of how these artists have developed across their own careers.
Image: Bevan Honey, Honey Stack
Shire of Mundaring Retrospective Art Acquisition Exhibition
Curated by Anna Sabadini
In celebration of the rich vein of artistic talent within the Mundaring community, the annual Shire of Mundaring Art Acquisition exhibition takes a retrospective look at the life and work of renowned Western Australian artist Ben Joel. Primarily a painter, Ben has a wide range of interests and expertise in traditional and contemporary processes in most media. In this exhibition, along with work spanning some decades there will be a range of never before seen drawings and preparatory work and new high fidelity digital pieces.
Image: Ben Joel, Boiling Office 2016, digital hybrid
MAC celebrates the festive season with a cornucopia of contemporary craft secreted in 50 identical wooden boxes. This covert exhibition happens before the display in a twist of fate where buyers can purchase a secret artwork, sight unseen, and will only know who's artwork they have at the Opening of the Boxes on 11 November. There are only 50 covetable works of art, contributed by an impressive list of WA artists, to be ‘auctioned’ off to the first fifty buyers.
Tee Ken Ng
Linda van der Merwe
An exciting selection of West Australian artists create installations to share their “gift” through display and residency, plus invite people to take part in workshops to create gifts for Christmas.
1 - 27 NOVEMBER | AMANDA ALDERSON, ANNA HADWIN & ANNEMIEKE MULDERS
Anna Hadwin's delightfully quirky crocheted critters pay MAC a visit
IN RESIDENCE | WED 16 AND SUN 20 NOVEMBER, 11AM-3PM
Annemieke Mulders presents her whimsical ceramic teapots and beakers
IN RESIDENCE | THU 17 AND THU 24 NOVEMBER, 10AM - 3PM
FREE WORKSHOP | THU 17 NOVEMBER 10AM - 12PM
Amanda Alderson shares her ‘Curious and Rare Article’ boxes
IN RESIDENCE | FRI 18 AND FRI 25 NOVEMBER, 11AM - 3PM
FREE WORKSHOP | FRI 18 NOVEMBER 10AM - 12PM
2 - 21 DECEMBER | HOLLY AND JILL O'MEEHAN OF GOLDEN WATTLE HOOKERS AND DENISE AND PATRICK BROWN OF VIBE CERAMICS
Holly and Jill O'Meehan aka 'Golden Wattle Hookers' crochet the gallery into a gloriously colourful installation
IN RESIDENCE | TUE 13 - FRI 16 DECEMBER, 11AM - 3PM
Denise and Patrick Brown, the VIBE Ceramic Studio creators, share their latest hues in tableware plus mixed media works
IN RESIDENCE | TUE 6 - THU 8 AND TUE 13 - THU 15 DECEMBER, 11AM - 3PM
Sandie Schroder and Nick Statham
Responding to their bushland environment and the ever present threat of bushfire, Sandie creates her work by burning cotton paper and wood panels to express vulnerability and beauty. Nick’s background in Landscape Architecture, design and love of wood is portrayed through his natural and geometric sculptural forms.
Image: Sandie Schroder, Floral Ignition III (detail), pyrography on paper
An investigation of the relationship between attributes of colour through constructions in paper, soft woods and metal foils rendered in gouache. Sarah, an artist and designer, presents an intimate experience of experiment and play.
Image: Sarah Thornton-Smith, Poppin’ (detail), gouache on paper