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Antipodean Encounters: Western Australian Artists and Taiwanese Culture
Aug
11
to Sep 28

Antipodean Encounters: Western Australian Artists and Taiwanese Culture

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Personal objects have been the catalyst for conversation between 19 local artists and members of the Perth Taiwanese community who have immigrated to Western Australia. The artists have translated and contextualized these dialogues, creating new works to help navigate the increasingly complex issues embedded in the hybrid cultural society in which we live. 

OPENING CELEBRATION DAY
SAT 11 AUG 11AM – 2PM | TEA CEREMONIES, WORKSHOPS AND MORE, VIEW DETAILS > 

OPEN WED TO FRI 10AM – 5PM
SAT 11, 25 AUG & 15 SEP 11AM - 2PM

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Tea Ware
Aug
11
to Sep 28

Tea Ware

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Tea and the sharing of tea is celebrated by many cultures in very diverse and often ritualistic ways. Tea drinking habits can be found worldwide. After water, it is the most widely consumed drink in the world. In conjunction with Antipodean Encounters: Western Australian Artists and Taiwanese Culture, MJAC is celebrating the teaware and the art of ceramics.

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SAT 11 AUG 11AM – 2PM | TEA CEREMONIES, WORKSHOPS AND MORE, VIEW DETAILS > 

OPEN WED TO FRI 10AM – 5PM
SAT 11, 25 AUG & 15 SEP 11AM - 2PM

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Re-Imagined Railyard
Oct
7
to Nov 16

Re-Imagined Railyard

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Artists are constantly inventing new realities and experimenting with versions of past histories. Re-imagined Railyard brings visual arts and social history together to evoke personal memories attached to the locally treasured Midland Railway Workshops. Historic train tools, oral histories and new technologies are presented alongside large-scale curated photographic works of remaining objects found at the Midland Railway Workshops by artist Eva Fernandez.  

OPEN SUN 7 OCT 11AM - 2PM, WED TO FRI 10AM – 5PM

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Remembering Tomorrow
Oct
7
to Nov 16

Remembering Tomorrow

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Studio Payoka

Artists Rory Dax Paton, Adam Ismail and William Leggett share insights into the industrial, multidisciplinary arts undertaken at Studio Payoka. Remembering Tomorrow will push three and two dimensional practices to new levels though assemblage, mould making, constructed objects, experimental print and expressive painting/drawing techniques.

OPEN SUN 7 OCT 11AM - 3PM, WED TO FRI 10AM – 5PM

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Lost Soles
Nov
24
to Dec 21

Lost Soles

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Claire Davenhall

Lost Soles brings together a collection of work by international artist Claire Davenhall, exploring the multicultural migration of people to Australia. Davenhall captures the complex cultural heritage of the many waves of migration to Australia through her sculptural work. 

OPEN SAT 24 NOV 10AM - 3PM, WED TO FRI 10AM – 5PM

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Of Our Time - Ordinary Lives
Nov
24
to Dec 21

Of Our Time - Ordinary Lives

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Louise Wells

Family stories beyond the dates of significant events are lost if not recorded. Of Our Time – Ordinary Lives investigates three generations of maternal women in artist Louise Wells’ family. Through contemporary textiles, Wells explores their changing roles, responsibilities and expectations across the decades, capturing shared history and the cultural structures that shaped the paths of their lives.

OPEN SAT 24 NOV 10AM - 3PM, WED TO FRI 10AM – 5PM

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Worn Out Worn Art
Nov
24
to Dec 21

Worn Out Worn Art

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For thirteen years the Worn Out Worn Art (WOWA) Wearable Art Project has captivated audiences, showcasing exceptional wearable art designed by local primary and secondary school students. In 2018 WOWA is being re-invented, celebrating creativity and sustainability with a wearable art exhibition supported by a live performance on Saturday 24 November. 

OPEN SAT 24 NOV 10AM - 3PM, WED TO FRI 10AM – 5PM

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Danjoo - Interwoven
Feb
15
to Apr 5

Danjoo - Interwoven

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Launching the 2019 Midland Junction Arts Centre’s exhibition program, DANJOO - INTERWOVEN is a curated exhibition celebrating Aboriginal culture, country, language and visual arts practice in Western Australia.

MJAC lies in the heart of the Noongar region which covers the south western corner of Western Australia and includes 14 language groups. The Swan Region is home to the largest Aboriginal population in Western Australia.

Featuring senior, emerging and community artists, DANJOO - INTERWOVEN presents artworks by Noongar artists and Indigenous artists living on Noongar Country, from the south of Geraldton, to the Wheatbelt and south to Esperance. 

Through the artist Call Out and curatorial process, approximately 15 Noongar artists and Indigenous artist living on Noongar country will be selected to exhibit their work. DANJOO – INTERWOVEN will be co-curated by Whadjak Bibbulmun artist Lea Taylor and MAC Curator Greg Sikich.

Artists are invited to submit works in a range of mediums including, but not limited to, painting, print, photography, textiles, weaving, ceramics and video.

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HyperVision
Jul
7
to Aug 3

HyperVision

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Presented by City of Swan and Midland Gate

Is home really where the heart is? What makes a house a home? Join the creative discussion and view mixed media works created by young people across the Swan region as they explore the concept of ‘home’ for HyperVision 2018.

OPEN SAT 7 JUL 10AM - 3PM, WED TO FRI 10AM – 5PM

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Swan Environmental Art Project
May
30
to Jun 29

Swan Environmental Art Project

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Plastic Pollution: Reducing our footprint and caring for our planet

Hundreds of primary school children from across the eastern region immerse themselves in this year’s theme to create designs for the 2018 Swan Environmental Art banners to be displayed across the City of Swan.

OPEN WED TO FRI 10AM – 5PM

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Wiru
May
25
to Jun 29

Wiru

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Julie Dowling

PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH YAMAJI ART

Julie Dowling presents a series of new miniatures. Called ‘Wiru’, which means ‘Spirit’ in Badimaya language, the works represent a community of individuals all related to one language and spirit in the mid-west of WA. Each miniature portrait represents the individuals that make up families who are all decolonising by learning and speaking the Badimaya language.

OPEN SAT 26 MAY 10AM - 3PM, WED TO FRI 10AM – 5PM

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Specimens
May
25
to Jun 29

Specimens

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Tim Maley

Presented in partnership with DADAA

Specimens is a series of works on paper in which Tim Maley represents the intricate bodies of beetles, moths, butterflies and caterpillars. With delicate marks made in watercolour and pencil, Maley captures the fragility of the insects and imbues the pictures with a sense of wonder and reverence.

OPEN SAT 26 MAY 10AM - 3PM, WED TO FRI 10AM – 5PM

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In Full Bloom
Apr
27
to May 18

In Full Bloom

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Students and graduates tutored by Jacqueline Coates, present their interpretations of their natural environment through a series of painted works inspired by their recent workshops. Flowers have been a favourite subject matter of painters, from Fantin Latour to Monet and Georgia O’Keefe, during the Bloom workshops artists looked inside the microcosm of the flower to discover a stunning theatrical landscape of colour, light and form. 

Contributing artists Jacqueline Coates, Kimberley Cardow, Joy Connell, Jade T Fisher, Pat Hillard, Hayley Kruger Gradwell, Jenny McGrath, Billie Peka and Amelia Sonnekus.

 

OPEN SAT 28 APR 9AM - 1PM, WED TO FRI 10AM – 5PM

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Image: Billie Peka, White Roses - Flourish, acrylic on canvas

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The Space between Lines
Apr
27
to May 18

The Space between Lines

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Dragica Milunovic

Using the basic principle of line-making and repetition, Dragica Milunovic investigates how a simple rule of layering within space can create complex results.

Inspired by aerial views – of parched landscapes, fissures on Antarctica and patterns on a beach made by the continuous movement of waves – Milunovic closely observes lines and patterns in nature, and some manmade lines, such as grids.

The process begins and ends with a small line. Repeated over and over, the lines become stylized imprints. When a layering effect is achieved it results in irregular patterns, creating a sense of vibration within the works.

 

OPEN SAT 28 APR 9AM - 1PM, WED TO FRI 10AM – 5PM

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Image: Dragica Milunovic, Line Drawing No 19 (detail), 2018, acrylic on paper

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Penumbra
Apr
27
to May 18

Penumbra

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Bina Butcher and Tessa Beale

Penumbra focuses on observing and simplifying frequently overlooked details of the natural world. In an effort to create a context for contemplation, for their three-month residency at Midland Junction Arts Centre, Bina Butcher and Tessa Beale have gathered natural elements and documented interventions in the environment. This exhibition of the results of their explorations creates the conditions for a slower, quieter consideration of our surroundings.

Penumbra is the term for the partially shaded outer region of the shadow cast by an opaque object. Beale and Butcher explore these margins and communicate the effects of particular qualities found in the natural objects and materials they have collected. Sound, video projection and found objects accompany works on paper and sculptural iterations that focus on sensory interactions. Through observations of the movement of bodies of water, textures, shadows and sound re-contextualise our own sensory experiences and interactions in a new environment: the gallery.

Both artists have travelled to a common location to unearth tactile insights and facilitate new physical responses to the natural world in their combined studio and presentation space. Their reorganisation of gathered materials and handmade responses expose textural, colour or formal details. Highlighting new perspectives on conventional ways of seeing components of the landscape and the everyday world around us. Penumbra is the first formal collaboration between Butcher and Beale.

 

OPEN SAT 28 APR 9AM - 1PM, WED TO FRI 10AM – 5PM

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Image: Tessa Beale, Foam (detail) 2018, digital print

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In Focus
Apr
5
to Apr 20

In Focus

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Presented by DADAA

For the past decade, the annual In Focus exhibition at Midland Junction Arts Centre has featured artists from DADAA workshops connected to its Midland hub. This is an inclusive exhibition where the artists select one of their best artworks to present. The exhibition is curated by the artists with the support of DADAA staff.

Each year varies in feature or theme, different events, workshops and performances. There are usually 100 to 150 participating artists, attracting hundreds of visitors. For many artists, this is their major exhibition of the year where they invite friends, family, supporters and collectors to celebrate their artistic success.

 

OPEN WED TO FRI 10AM - 5PM

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Image: Declan White, Crocodile (detail), 2017, coloured pencil on paper, 29cm x 45cm

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Relay
Feb
23
to Mar 30

Relay

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receive and pass on

Curated by Louella Hayes 

In 2018 the Queen’s Baton Relay will tour from Midland to Guildford as part of its journey towards the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Timed to celebrate this event, Relay brings together a diverse group of Western Australian artists to present art objects that speak of our unique local sporting culture and history.

The exhibition carries messages of community pride, national spectacle and commonwealth diversity; featuring works by esteemed and emerging artists, including Peter Dailey, Judith Forrest, Ron Gomboc, Marie Haass, Fiona Harman, Robert Hitchcock, Alex Maciver, Desmond Mah, Nalda Searles, Bruce Slatter, Nicole Slatter, Alastair Taylor and Richard Woldendorp.

 

OPEN MON 26 FEB 12PM - 4PM FOR THE QUEEN'S BATON RELAY EVENT
THEN Wed to Fri 10am - 5pm

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Image: Fiona Harman, Empty Stands

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Eco Echo | Fibrant
Dec
1
to Dec 14

Eco Echo | Fibrant

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PRESENTED BY FIBRANT

The Fibrant textile group interpret their love of the environment presenting a range of contemporary two- and three-dimensional textile and mixed media works.

Fibrant is a group of 16 artists working in reused and recycled textiles. Their exhibition Eco Echo celebrates the group’s philosophy of environmental consciousness and sustainability, and coincides with Eco Fashion Week Australia.

The exhibition, curated by Belinda Kay, features diverse artworks displaying a range of techniques such as eco-dyeing, coiling, macramé, felting, knitting and hand-stitching.

The public are welcome to come along to meet the Fibrant artists during casual sessions held in the galleries. These informal talks are a great opportunity for the community to come in to the Centre and learn more about the artworks on display in the Eco Echo exhibition. ARTIST TALKS DATES & TIMES > 


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Image: Joyce Tasma, Ocean Tears Series - Coral Reef & Sunset, Stitched, found ropes, beach debris, wire, bamboo, fishing line

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Swan Environmental Art Project 2017
Oct
4
to Oct 27

Swan Environmental Art Project 2017

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Leaf Litter – Hidden Habitats at Our Feet

Local primary school students investigate life in the leaf litter to understand food webs and the importance of the small creatures and organisms in ecosystems. 

The students’ artwork is a creative, imaginative response to their research, providing an opportunity to engage with local and global environmental issues and promote a positive message about the importance of nurturing the earth.

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Image: Image: Margot, Woodbridge Primary School

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The Vahana: Vehicle of the Gods
Sep
27
to Oct 27

The Vahana: Vehicle of the Gods

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The Vahana: Vehicle of the Gods exhibition features the work of celebrated international photographer Clare Arni. Aiyanar is a Hindu village god of Tamil Nadu mostly worshipped as a guardian deity who protects rural villages. The earliest known references are from the 3rd Century CE. Annual festivals are celebrated in sacred groves on the outskirts of villages in early spring at which time the potters, who inherit the role of priest, make large-scale terracotta horses and other votive offerings.

Clare Arni who is based in Bangalore, has been documenting the festivals and processes leading up to them for several years.  She will be presenting an exhibition of new work describing the making of the terracotta horses, the festivals and votive offerings as well as images of the groves where avenues of horses form majestic entries to the spaces. 

One of the remaining potters famous for making terracotta horses will take up residence at MJAC and will create a 3 high terracotta horse for the project.

Renowned WA potter Bernard Kerr will create works in terracotta and undertake a series of community workshops and lessons at Midland Junction Arts Centre.

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Horse Drawn
Sep
27
to Oct 27

Horse Drawn

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The horse has played a central role in our culture until very recently. However, writers, musicians, artists and filmmakers continue to celebrate and transform this magnificent creature through their craft, reminding us of the connection and emotional significance of the relationship between humans and horses. Horse Drawn revisits the equine form with Perth artists, Steven Aiton, Daevid Anderson, Daniela Dlugocz, Ross Potter, Angela Stewart, Alastair Taylor and Linda van der Merwe sharing their personal, mythical and historical responses to this impressive creature.

Renowned for their ability to dramatically capture anatomy and movement, invited artists have shared their skills via a series of community workshops, demonstrations and talks at the Midland Junction Arts Centre and local schools since the beginning of the year.

VIEWING TIMES | Wed - Fri 10am - 5pm

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Image: Ross Potter, Thunder 2017, pencil on paper

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HeARTlines 2017
May
20
to Jun 21

HeARTlines 2017

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Since 2005, Mundaring Arts Centre has celebrated the art of children’s book creation through the Act-Belong-Commit heARTlines Children's Literature and Illustration Festival - a month-long festival of workshops, talks and demonstrations, complemented by an outstanding exhibition at Midland Junction Arts Centre of original book illustrations from recently published children’s literature by WA authors and illustrators

Displaying initial sketches, plans and notes alongside finalised artwork and books, the heARTlines exhibition explores the artistic process from idea to final product. Featuring original artwork from award winning artists Kyle Hughes-Odgers, Matt Ottley, Terry Denton, Frané Lessac, Aśka, Gabriel Evans, Chris Nixon, Kylie Howarth, Briony Stewart, Moira Court, Brian Simmonds, James Foley, Jennifer and Alexander Hills.

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