In the lead up to the HORSE DRAWN exhibition, senior artists take up residency in the Midland Junction Arts Centre studios for up to 6 weeks. Artists renowned for their technique examine line, tone, texture, structure and movement through workshops with local school students, artists and the community.
Create a Hobby Horse using paper mâché and sculptural techniques. Be inspired by horses from real life to mythology including centaurs, Pegasus, Black Beauty, the Trojan Horse, stallions & race horses.
Join the fun and race your horse through a course of jumps at the HABITS OF HORSES Open Day on Sunday 20 August at the Mundaring Sculpture Park. Prizes awarded at the Open Day Event!
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 by school children teenagers and adults.
The Habits of Horses: Displaying a healthy obsession with horses
In this exhibition celebrating the role of the horse through agriculture, economy and sport, contemporary artists respond to the ancestral and cultural role horses played in the country of their forefathers. With artists Alan Griffiths, Andrew Nichols, Anna Louise Richardson, Indra Geidans, Madeleine Clear, Marcia Espinosa, Matt McVeigh, Paul Kaptein, Sue Starcken, Tanya Lee, Theo Koning, Yuko Takahashi and Tony Jones.
Image: Theo Koning
Since 1830 when exploration parties, accompanied by pack-horses, first ventured over Western Australia’s Darling Range in search of greener pastures, horses’ hoofprints have made a mark on the Hills’ landscape. Whether used for ploughing, warfare, transportation, entertainment or therapy, horses have been integral in shaping and enriching the Shire of Mundaring’s past and present. This exhibition celebrates the horse, and the many and varied ways humans have interacted with these magnificent animals over the years.
Join us for a day packed with opportunities to connect with and better understand horses through drawing, plaiting, painting, sculpture and animation as well as pony rides hobby horse racing competitions, demonstrations by farriers, blacksmiths and leather workers and more!
HORSE DRAWN celebrates the equine form through traditional drawing skills and contemporary digital drawing methods and includes an artist-in-residence program, an exhibition of artworks by WA artists, art work created in community art workshops, floor talks and demonstrations.
Celebrated Bangalore based photographer, Clare Arni presents a series of photographs detailing the making of terra cotta horses and Hindu votive offerings for the Ayyanar festival in India.
Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers' Centre will be participating in the Habits of Horses project with a large story and poetry display at the Centre featuring horse-themed works from members - fiction and non-fiction - in the shape of a horse.
As part of the HABITS OF HORSES PROJECT fibre artist Katrina Virgona will introduce 3D felting using horse hair and wool to create horse-inspired jewellery, rosettes and small sculptured forms. Your creation can be displayed in the community exhibition HORSE TALES at Mundaring Arts Centre from 11 August to 10 September.