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.
Participants in the Great Hobby Horse Race will be invited to bring along their own hobby horse, which can be made at the Avon Descent Art Tent on Sunday 6 August, created at home, or decorated during the Open Day. Artists will be on the green from 10am inviting people to decorate a hobby horse or a dressage top hat, and offering horse inspired face-painting. Great Hobby Horse Races will be held throughout the day in a number of heats with the Grand Prize Magic Millions Race held between 2pm and 3pm at the Sculpture Park.
The Sculpture Park Horse-in-Stall exhibition will launch to the public on the Open Day, featuring prominent WA artists Tony Jones, Claire Bailey, Denise Brown and Cecile Williams. The exhibition of large-scale sculpture sees the artists tackle the theme of human interaction with horses on a dramatic scale, set amongst the picturesque surroundings of Mundaring's favourite community park. In addition to the outdoor exhibition, visitors can attend free art exhibitions exploring the cultural and historical significance of horses at the Mundaring Arts Centre and the Mundaring District Museum.