8 July – 14 August
MACHINES AND MAKERS
Curated by Jude van der Merwe
Mundaring celebrates our regions sewing history with leading contemporary artists responding to the political, social and economic impacts of the invention and use of the domestic sewing machine (1850’s -1980’s) as well as selected historic sewing machines from the Collection of Charles Lithgow. Featuring works by Angela McHarrie, Coral Lowry, Eva Fernandez, Geoffrey Drake Brockman, Judith Forrest, Linda van der Merwe, Mikaela Castledine, Nalda Searles, Paul Caporn, Stuart Elliott, Susie Vickery and Tee Ken Ng, the exhibition will be opened by fashion designer and artist Megan Salmon on 8 July at 7pm.
A NEEDLE PULLING THREAD
With a cornucopia of stitched objects assembled in a shrine to the sewing machine, A Needle Pulling Thread is an exhibition of works created by community groups, high school and primary school students working with textile artist Sarah Toohey. They tell stories of personal connections to the sewing machine and local history through stitch, fabric and embellishment.
19 August – 25 September
LEFT TO MY OWN DEVICES
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.
MUNDARING ENVIRONMENTAL ART PROJECT 2016
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 2016 Mundaring Environmental Art Banners to be displayed in the town centre.
30 September – 6 November
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 wooden 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.
Artist in Focus
Continuing the work undertaken in her studies at ECU, Caroline explores the cycles of life, death and rebirth, drawing upon her intuitive connection with the natural world.
11 November – 21 December
TIED UP WITH STRING
MAC celebrates the festive season with a cornucopia of contemporary craft just in time for Christmas.
ARTISTS IN FOCUS
An exciting selection of West Australian artists create installations to display their “gift” and invite people to take part in workshops to create gifts for Christmas.