Hoofprints in the Hills - Historical Exhibition
Aug
20
to Feb 22

Hoofprints in the Hills - Historical Exhibition

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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.

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HORSE DRAWN
Aug
27
to Oct 27

HORSE DRAWN

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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.

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The Story Horse
Sep
10
3:00pm 3:00pm

The Story Horse

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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.

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Cultural Celebration Day
Sep
10
2:00pm 2:00pm

Cultural Celebration Day

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 

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Creative Industry Networking Event
Sep
7
4:00pm 4:00pm

Creative Industry Networking Event

Come and learn the latest from Perth’s creative east…

Community Arts Network and Mundaring Arts Centre join forces for this creative industry networking event.

Hear about MAC’s plans for Midland Junction Arts Centre and their latest project, Habits of Horses, currently exhibiting in Midland and Mundaring. Learn about how the community has been part of this exciting project.

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Horse Drawn Drop-In Workshops
Aug
31
to Sep 21

Horse Drawn Drop-In Workshops

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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

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Artist Talk with Clare Arni
Aug
30
1:30pm 1:30pm

Artist Talk with Clare Arni

Please join us to hear Clare Arni talk about her exhibition and the work she does in India documenting aspects of Indian cultural life. Her solo exhibition documents the lives of marginalised communities in some of the most remote regions of India and the disappearing trades of urban India. She will also provide an insight into the tradition of terracotta horse making and veneration of the Hindu gods.

The talk will be followed by a walk through to see the progress of the 3m high terracotta horse being created at the Midland Junction Arts Centre by Artist in Residence, Kasirajan Subbaiah from India.

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Sculpture Park Horse-in-Stall
Aug
20
to Sep 10

Sculpture Park Horse-in-Stall

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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. 

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Great Hobby Horse Race
Aug
20
10:00am10:00am

Great Hobby Horse Race

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Saddle up for the Great Hobby Horse Race and be in the running to win great prizes!

On Sun 20 August artists will be 'on the green' at the Mundaring Sculpture Park from 10am, inviting people to come and make a hobby horse, have their face painted and create a dressage top hat.

Hobby Horse Races will be held in a number of heats throughout the day with the Magic Millions Grand Prize Heat held between 2-3pm. Participants will jump over a series of stunning Hobby Horse jumps made by artist Denise Brown to be in the running for great prizes including prize packs from Magic Millions, HorselandHoofbeats Magazine and Jacksons Drawing Supplies

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HABITS OF HORSES OPEN DAY
Aug
20
10:00am10:00am

HABITS OF HORSES OPEN DAY

Join us for a day packed with opportunities to connect with and better understand horses through drawing, plaiting, painting and sculpture as well as rides, races, competitions, demonstrations by horse breeders, the SES, the 10th Light Horse Regiment, leather workers and more! 

The Mundaring Sculpture Park will become a hub of activity on the Open Day, hosting an outdoor exhibition of large-scale sculpture, a live music stage, horse petting, whip cracking, historical and art exhibitions, local community displays, poetry readings, a book sale, international food vans and activities such as saddling competitions, horse shoe quoits and the Great Hobby Horse Race.

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HABITS OF HORSES ART EXHIBITION
Aug
11
to Sep 10

HABITS OF HORSES ART EXHIBITION

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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. Curated by Jude van der Merwe. 

Image: Marcia Espinosa

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HORSE TALES COMMUNITY ART EXHIBITION
Aug
11
to Sep 10

HORSE TALES COMMUNITY ART EXHIBITION

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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.

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Hobby Horses Workshop with Sarah Zel Chescoe
Jul
14
10:00am10:00am

Hobby Horses Workshop with Sarah Zel Chescoe

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!

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HORSE HAIR JEWELLERY & ROSETTES WORKSHOP WITH KATRINA VIRGONA
Jun
1
10:00am10:00am

HORSE HAIR JEWELLERY & ROSETTES WORKSHOP WITH KATRINA VIRGONA

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.

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HORSE DRAWN ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM
Mar
1
to Jun 30

HORSE DRAWN ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM

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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.

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