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. Read More
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. Read More
HORSE DRAWN celebrates the equine form through traditional drawing skills and contemporary digital drawing methods and included an artist-in-residence program, an exhibition of artworks by WA artists, art work created in community art workshops, floor talks and demonstrations. Read More
The Vahana: Vehicle of the Gods exhibition features the work of Celebrated Bangalore based photographer, Clare Arni who has been documenting the Aiyanar festivals in India and processes leading up to them for several years.
Clare Arni presents an exhibition of new work describing the making of the terracotta horses, the festivals and votive offerings as well as images of the groves where avenues of horses form majestic entries to the spaces.
One of the remaining potters Kasirajan Subbaiah famous for making terracotta horses also took up residence at MJAC creating two 2.2 metre high terracotta horse for the project. Read More
Four prominent WA artists installed 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 surrounded by incredible contemporary artworks. Read More
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. Read More
On the 20 August, the Mundaring and Hills Historical Society opened their new Museum exhibition Hoofprints in the Hills, tracing the hoof-prints of the first horses to traverse the Perth hills from 1830 onwards. The exhibition on show until 22 February 2018 features some of the horse based organisations that played a role in the lives of local people. Read More
A big thank you to SkyWorks WA for capturing our Habits of Horses Open Day Event so perfectly and creating this short film! If you missed out, be sure to check this out to see what we got up to! Read More