About the Project
HABITS OF HORSES invites the community to celebrate and explore our relationship with horses, learn new art skills from senior artists and artisans, undertake new experiences, express creativity and get up close and personal with these beautiful animals that have been such an important part of our history.
The HABITS OF HORSES Project brings curated exhibitions with works by international and nationally recognised artists together with community artists, beginners and dabblers. It marries the historical with the contemporary, providing opportunities for reminiscing and story-telling through workshops, events, talks and demonstrations in several venues including the Mundaring Arts Centre, Midland Junction Arts Centre and Mundaring Sculpture Park.
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.
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 Aiyanar festival in India.