Mundaring Camera Club members proudly present a selection of photographs depicting various horse scenes throughout Perth, capturing the essence of the horse industry and our relationships with these magnificent animals.
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
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: Theo Koning
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!
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.
Four prominent WA artists install large-scale sculptures relating to horses for a temporary exhibition at the Mundaring Sculpture Park. Featuring Tony Jones, Claire Bailey, Denise Brown and Cecile Williams, the Sculpture Park Horse-in-Stall sees the artists tackle the theme on dramatic scale, set amongst the picturesque surroundings of one of Mundaring's favourite community parks, where families and visitors can picnic and play surronded by incredible contemporary artworks.
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 terracotta horses and Hindu votive offerings for the Ayyanar festival in India.
Drop in, meet the artist and join her for an informal workshop any time between 10am and 1pm. Try your hand at felting and create a small horse-inspired brooch or rosette using horse hair and other animal fibres.
During the Horse Drawn and Vahana exhibitions we invite groups to book a free session and visit the potters in residence. Groups of 5 - 15 participants can take part in drop-in workshops on Thursdays 31 Aug, 7 Sep, 14 Sep and 21 Sep.
It's easy: simply choose a session, call or email our Education Manager and discuss a time that works for your group. You can select from the following workshops:
- Charcoal sketching
- Ink and conte creation
- Guided tours
- Ceramic pinch pots with Lee Woodcock
Join renowned visual artist Angela Stewart for a drawing workshop focusing on the significance of horses and their role in history. You will experiment with charcoal and mixed media on paper, working in both traditional and experimental approaches.
The Midland Junction Arts Centre will come alive with Tamil dancing and food to celebrate the Horse Drawn and Vahana: Vehicle of the Gods exhibitions. Join us for the unveiling of the community Totemic Horses and the 3.5m terracotta horse created by artist in residence, Indian Potter Subbaiah Kasirajan. Visit the free exhibitions to see how leading WA artists and community members have interpreted their relationships with horses, try your hand at drawing a foal, create a small ceramic horse or simply soak up the community spirit.
Image: Ayyanar festival by Clare Arni
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.
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!
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.
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.