Physical Mindfulness of Painting - Meet the Artist
May
19
1:00 PM13:00

Physical Mindfulness of Painting - Meet the Artist

Join us to celebrate the body of works created during Harrison See’s residency at Mundaring Arts Centre. Harrison will present a brief overview of the outcomes of the residency and answer questions about his arts practice.

Harrison See is an emerging West-Australian artist with a background in manufacturing and industrial design. He predominantly uses paint and sculpture to construct scenes rich in narrative and symbolism. See’s most recent focus has been the search for stories and themes that transcend cultural and social difference in an effort to generate empathy and understanding amongst diverse audiences. However, after an extended period practicing art in Asia, he has returned to Perth to explore and pay homage to his hometown’s natural environment.

Saturday 19 May I 1pm - 3pm I Suitable for all ages
FREE
Mundaring Arts Centre 7190 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Nichol St Mundaring WA

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Abandoned Art - Wearable Art for Every Body with Sarah Zel Chescoe
May
19
to May 20

Abandoned Art - Wearable Art for Every Body with Sarah Zel Chescoe

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In this highly creative, interactive workshop, design and develop your own sensational Abandoned ‘Wearable’ Artwork to be exhibited at the WOWA Wearable Art Parade and Exhibition in November 2018.

Over the 2 days you will recycle and upcycle a diverse range of abandoned materials in a multitude of ways.

DAY 1 - STRUCTURE WORKSHOP
Design and create a dynamic 3-D structural artwork for the body using sculptural skills and techniques. Be inspired by upcycling and recycling, and explore changes in fashion throughout history including corsets, crinolines, collars and cuffs.

DAY 2 - SURFACE WORKSHOP
Develop and create a series of innovative textural surfaces using embellishment and manipulation. Explore construction and deconstruction techniques including binding, cutting, burning, heating, printing, bleaching, stitching, layering, folding, beading and revealing, to transform the surface of your Wearable Art and bring it to life!!!

Materials supplied but you can start collecting your own stash of interesting collected & found gear now to incorporate into your creation. 

Saturday 19 May and Sunday 20 May 2018 | 10am – 4pm I Suitable for 15+ yrs
$140 | $126 MAC Member I Materials supplied
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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'Animal Archetypes' Ceramic Workshop Series with Bernard Kerr
May
3
to May 11

'Animal Archetypes' Ceramic Workshop Series with Bernard Kerr

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“Animals represent human qualities by reflecting attributes linked to individual personality traits, attitudes and behaviours”

In this workshop series you will join renowned ceramicist Bernard Kerr to investigate ceramic animal sculpture, examining how animals have been symbolically represented in throughout the ages. Over the course of the workshops you will learn about the nature of the ceramic medium by exploring techniques such as modelling, carving, firing and glazing. You will learn how to use an armature and how to construct a ceramic sculpture of an animal based on your own ideas. Issues related to realism and abstraction, symbolism, aesthetics and proportion will be discussed as you work towards your completed sculpture up to 50 centimetres in size.

Thursdays & Fridays 3, 4, 10 & 11 May | 9am - 2.30pm | Suitable for 16+ years
$290 | $261 MAC Members | Materials Supplied
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Blooms 1 Day Acrylic Painting Workshop with Jenny McGrath
Apr
28
9:00 AM09:00

Blooms 1 Day Acrylic Painting Workshop with Jenny McGrath

Visit the stunning In Bloom exhibition on show and then immerse yourself in a day of creativity to produce a 45cm square painting of fruit or flowers using the Jacqueline Coates Blooms Painting Method.

Build your confidence and learn how to set yourself up for painting success so you don’t waste time and make mistakes. Certified and trained Blooms Painting Instructor Jenny McGrath will guide you along the way to unlock the mysteries of tonality and colour as you create your own masterpiece to take home.

Beginners welcome. 

Saturday 28 April | 9am - 5.30pm | Suitable for 16+ years
$350 | $315 MAC Members | Materials Supplied | What to bring > 
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Creating Comics with Gabby Loo
Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

Creating Comics with Gabby Loo

Dive into the sequential art of comics and graphic novels with artist Gabby Loo. In this inspiring crash-course, Gabby will provide you with the skills you need to share the stories that matter most, through an intuitive visual language. You will be guided through the whole process of creating a comic; developing the foundational elements of story writing, cartooning and illustration using a range of mixed media. 

This workshop has something to offer for young people of all skill levels.

Friday 27 April | 10am – 12.30pm I Suitable for 12 - 18 yrs
$20 | $18 MAC Member I Materials supplied
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA 

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Aboriginal Weaving for Kids (13-16yrs) with Lea Taylor
Apr
26
10:00 AM10:00

Aboriginal Weaving for Kids (13-16yrs) with Lea Taylor

Come and be inspired by Wadandi/Minang Aboriginal artist Lea Taylor as she guides you through varying Aboriginal weaving techniques to create your own unique woven basket.

Participants will be invited to exhibit selected works in the Aboriginal Arts Project Community Exhibition in early 2019.

Thursday 26 April | 10am - 12pm | Suitable for 13 - 16 yrs
$20 | $18 MAC Member | Materials Supplied
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Blooms 5 Day Acrylic Painting Workshop with Jacqueline Coates
Apr
23
to Apr 27

Blooms 5 Day Acrylic Painting Workshop with Jacqueline Coates

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Learn to paint with Jacqueline’s proven ‘no fail’ Blooms Painting Method.

Renowned for her painting prowess, Jacqueline Coates turned her skills to teaching others and over the past 17 years she has imparted a fail-safe technique to capture tonality and colour to create vibrant, realistic still life studies in paint.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn from this visiting artist whilst she is in Perth. Jacqueline will teach you how to paint, how to handle your paint, how to set yourself up for success so you don’t waste time and make mistakes, you’ll build your confidence and learn how to finish your painting and know when it’s finished. Participants will create two stunning Blooms paintings in 5 days.

Beginners welcome

Monday 23 April - Friday 27 April | 9am - 5.30pm (finish at 3pm on the last day) | Suitable for 16+ years
$2350 | $2115 MAC Members | Materials Supplied | What to bring > 
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Like Water : A Day of History and Art with International Artist Jo Darvall and Friends
Apr
22
11:00 AM11:00

Like Water : A Day of History and Art with International Artist Jo Darvall and Friends

Presented by artist Jo Darvall as part of the National Australia Trust Heritage Festival

Mundaring Arts Centre is proud to present Like Water by Jo Darvall  in Gallery 1, 6 April to 27 May. To complement the stunning array of paintings reflecting Jo’s interest in the work of Kathleen O’Connor, Jo has organised a ticketed festival event at the Mundaring Weir, celebrating local history and this iconic site.

Celebrate the 2018 Australian Heritage Festival by joining the artist for this unique event. Guests will experience the historic Mundaring Weir Pump Station and art installation with C.Y. O'Connor descendants, Mike and Dr Kathryn Lefroy, and artist Jo Darvall; Listen to a music performance by an International pianist: Setsu Masuda and enjoy conversation and stories over a delicious Long Table Artist Lunch with local historians, artists and eminent writers Amanda Curtin. Tickets $80 per person plus Eventbrite booking fee, numbers are limited.

Sunday 22 April | 11am - 4.30pm | Suitable for 16+ yrs
$85.49 | Includes entry to the historic Pump Station and exhibition, presentations, music performance and lunch with dessert and wine, coffee and tea at MAC
Mundaring Weir Hotel, Mundaring Weir Road, Mundaring WA

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Shibori Dyeing with Dimity Gregson
Apr
20
11:00 AM11:00

Shibori Dyeing with Dimity Gregson

Presented by DADAA

Learn the art of Japanese Shibori dyeing. This ancient technique involves binding and pleating fabric between wood pieces and dyeing in an indigo vat. Bring along your old t-shirt or another article of clothing or fabric to transform into a truly unique piece of art. Fabric must be pre-washed white 100% cotton or cellulose fibre.

Friday 20 April | 11am - 2pm | Suitable for 16+ years
FREE | Bring clothing or fabric to dye
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Aboriginal Weaving for Kids (7-13yrs) with Lea Taylor
Apr
19
10:00 AM10:00

Aboriginal Weaving for Kids (7-13yrs) with Lea Taylor

Come and be inspired by Wadandi/Minang Aboriginal artist Lea Taylor as she guides you through varying Aboriginal weaving techniques to create your own unique woven basket.

Participants will be invited to exhibit selected works in the Aboriginal Arts Project Community Exhibition in early 2019.

Thursday 19 April | 10am - 12pm | Suitable for 7 - 13 yrs
$20 | $18 MAC Member | Materials Supplied
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Specimen Jars Workshop with Lex Randolph
Apr
18
11:00 AM11:00

Specimen Jars Workshop with Lex Randolph

Presented by DADAA

Have you ever broken a bone on the sports field, had a tooth fall out in class, or had an organ x-rayed? What part of your anatomy is significant or unique to you? Is there an imaginary body part you wish you had? In this workshop you will design a body part and use recycled materials to stitch, stick, tie, and stuff a range of fabrics and plastics to make your own unique specimen in a jar.

Wednesday 18 April | 11am - 2pm | Suitable for 7 - 12 years
FREE | Materials Supplied
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Screen-Printed T-shirt Workshop with Angela Ferolla
Apr
17
10:00 AM10:00

Screen-Printed T-shirt Workshop with Angela Ferolla

The Worn Out Worn Art Project is back in 2018 and to kick start it, artist Angela Ferolla will help you create your own upcycled, screen-printed t-shirt. Learn to make stencils and print a unique design, playing with colour and layering techniques. This fun workshop will teach you the basics of screen-printing and re-inventing un-loved and un-used clothing.

Angela Ferolla has taught costume design at WAAPA and directs her own fashion label. Be inspired by her fun approach and huge practical knowledge of textiles, fashion and design.

Tuesday 17 April | 10am - 1pm | Suitable for 8 - 15 years
$20 | $18 MAC Members | Materials Supplied - Please bring a cotton or linen t-shirt from home
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA
 

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Open Studio with Artists in Residence Bina Butcher & Tessa Beale
Apr
14
10:00 AM10:00

Open Studio with Artists in Residence Bina Butcher & Tessa Beale

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Bina Butcher and Tessa Beale will be opening their studio doors at Midland Junction Arts Centre on Saturday the 14th April from 10am-2pm. They will be working in the space and encourage questions and feedback about the work so far and the works in progress. This will be an opportunity to gauge people’s interactions and responses to the work in the lead up to their exhibition Penumbra. Everyone is welcome.

Penumbra focuses on contemplating and simplifying what is frequently overlooked in the natural world. In an effort to create a context for contemplation Bina Butcher and Tessa Beale have gathered natural elements and documented interventions in the environment during their three-month residency at Midland Junction Arts Centre. The resulting exhibition creates the conditions for a slower, quieter consideration of our surroundings. The exhibition opens Friday 27 April 6.30pm - 8pm. More details > 

Saturday 14 April | 10am - 2pm | Suitable for all ages
FREE
The Store | Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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'The Body In Question' Ceramic Workshop Series with Bernard Kerr
Apr
7
to Apr 15

'The Body In Question' Ceramic Workshop Series with Bernard Kerr

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“Representations of the human body reflect deep-seated attitudes, beliefs, and values in cultures.”

Join renowned ceramicist Bernard Kerr in a series of workshops exploring the evolution and development of figure sculpture. You will learn about how the human body has been represented throughout the ages and the nature of the ceramic medium as you investigate modeling, carving, firing, and glazing. Through the sessions you will use an armature and construct a ceramic sculpture of the human body based on your own ideas, creating a unique piece with aspects of realism and abstraction. During the workshops, the group will discuss aesthetics, proportion and the notion of the body canon, as you work towards your completed sculpture up to 60 centimeters in size.

Saturdays & Sundays 7, 8, 14 & 15 April | 9.30am - 3pm | Suitable for 16+ years
$290 | $261 MAC Members | Materials Supplied
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Contemporary Noongar Weaving with Lea Taylor
Apr
5
to Apr 26

Contemporary Noongar Weaving with Lea Taylor

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Join Wadandi/Minang/Koreng Bibbulmun artist Lea Taylor to learn contemporary Noongar weaving using raffia, string and natural fibres. Over four weeks you will make a raffia basket, paper raffia and air dry clay wall piece, and wrapped string basket.

Week 1 : Stitched Basket using over-stitch
Week 2 : String wrapped basket
Week 3 : Wall Piece using blanket stitch, over-stitch and wrapping
Week 4 : Finish all incomplete work from previous weeks (and small basic basket using blanket stitch for new comers and those who have finished their other pieces)

Participants will be invited to exhibit their creations in a community exhibition in early 2019 as part of the MJAC Aboriginal Arts Project.

 

Thursdays 5, 12, 19 & 26 April | 1pm - 4pm | Suitable for 16+ years
$33 per session or $115 for 4 sessions | $30 per session or $103.50 for 4 sessions for MAC Members
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Landscapes of the Mind - Gallery Talk and Meet the Artists
Mar
25
1:00 PM13:00

Landscapes of the Mind - Gallery Talk and Meet the Artists

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Engage directly with works of art in Gallery 1 meet invited artists Sarah Elson, Bec Juniper, Andre Lipscombe, Desmond Woodley and Yvonne Zago as they discuss their art works with curator Jenny Kerr.

And then in Gallery 2, surrounded by a selection of art on loan from the Shire of Mundaring Art Collection join in a discussion with collection curators and collectors about what art they collect and why, what do they look for and have recent changes to the arts environment affected the way they view Collections and collecting?

Susan Starcken (ECU Collection), Kate Parker (City of Perth), Gemma Ben-Ary,(City of Joondalup), Amanda Alderson (City of Wanneroo), Baige Zylstra (UWA, Collecting the West) and Andre Lipscombe (City of Fremantle) share their experiences, give some insight into the collections they manage, discuss the ways these collections have been built, by who and how are the acquisitions determined, and the constraints on these collections.

Sunday 25 March I 1pm - 2.30pm I Suitable for 16+ yrs
$5 I $4.50 MAC Member I Afternoon tea provided
Mundaring Arts Centre 7190 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Nichol St Mundaring WA

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Old Blue Jeans - Deconstruct and Recreate Your Denim with Sarah Zel Chescoe
Mar
22
10:00 AM10:00

Old Blue Jeans - Deconstruct and Recreate Your Denim with Sarah Zel Chescoe

Over two sessions take a pair of old blue jeans and transform them into Textile Art...

Explore textile embellishment & surface manipulation techniques through the deconstruction and reconstruction of old blue jeans using hand stitch, embellishment and machine stitching.

Week 1: Explore a range of textile techniques & create a series of interesting samples from your Deconstructed jeans.

Week 2: Reconstruct your denim by exploring design ideas from your samples & transform these into a textile artwork for the body using stitch, further manipulation & embellish techniques.

Participants are invited to continue working on their piece at home to complete a Wearable Artwork in the Worn Out Worn Art Performance and Exhibition at MJAC in November 2018.

Thursdays 22 & 29 March | 10am - 1pm | Suitable for 16+ years
$66 | $60 MAC Members | Materials Supplied - Bring extra materials for embellishing and a sewing machine if you have one.
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Artist Demonstration with Yvonne Zago
Mar
11
11:00 AM11:00

Artist Demonstration with Yvonne Zago

Meet exhibiting artist Yvonne Zago in the Gallery as she demonstrates her exquisite painting techniques and talks about the inspiration for her captivating artworks.

Sunday 25 February & Sunday 11 March I 11am - 3pm I Suitable all ages
FREE
Mundaring Arts Centre 7190 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Nichol St Mundaring WA

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Weekend Drawing Marathon with Marie Haass
Mar
3
to Mar 4

Weekend Drawing Marathon with Marie Haass

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Explore beyond your limit over two days of immersive drawing. Artist Marie Haass will lead participants through exercises of non-stop drawing to loosen up and to push beyond limitations. Working independently on the first day and collaboratively on the second, participants will work from still life and live models in a series of concentrated exercises. Learn to approach your artwork fearlessly and see what you're capable of.

Marie Haass is a French/Australian visual artist. She studied and worked in Paris and Berlin before moving to Perth with her family. Her work is represented in major collections. She has held several lecturing positions in Visual Arts at Curtin University, Edith Cowan University and Central Tafe. 

Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 March | 10am – 3pm I Suitable for 16+ yrs
$180 | $162 MAC Member I Materials supplied
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Relay Printmaking Workshop with Monique Bosshard-Curby
Mar
2
10:00 AM10:00

Relay Printmaking Workshop with Monique Bosshard-Curby

With a dose of collaboration, come on a journey of playful and sensitive exploration of the relief print process, investigating the visualisation of movement. 

In this printmaking workshop, you will explore a baton of a different kind - a printing plate and a print that is handed over from one to the next carrier, and so forming a collaborative artwork when all individual parts are assembled together.

A wonderful introduction to relief printmaking, you will explore mark making, representing various movements, application of carving tools, exploring progressive carving, layering and continuous printing in reductive processes.

Beginners and intermediate printmakers welcome, especially those interested in conceptual approaches to printmaking. 

Friday 2 March | 10am – 3pm I Suitable for 16+ yrs
$60 | $54 MAC Member I Materials supplied
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Relay - Artist Panel Discussion
Feb
26
1:00 PM13:00

Relay - Artist Panel Discussion

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See Midland come alive for the Queen's Baton Relay event on Monday 26 February, as the baton passes through the City of Swan on its journey to the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. To celebrate this event, Midland Junction Arts Centre will be open from 12pm - 4pm, with an artist panel discussion to take place from 1pm - 2.30pm (approx).  

Artists participating in the Relay exhibition will come together to discuss their works in the exhibition and the broader significance of cultural events, including sports and the arts, in building a strong, inclusive community. 

Monday 26 February I 1pm - 2.30pm | Suitable all ages
FREE | Bookings Essential
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Artist Demonstration with Yvonne Zago
Feb
25
11:00 AM11:00

Artist Demonstration with Yvonne Zago

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Meet exhibiting artist Yvonne Zago in the Gallery as she demonstrates her exquisite painting techniques and talks about the inspiration for her captivating artworks.

Sunday 25 February & Sunday 11 March I 11am - 3pm I Suitable all ages
FREE
Mundaring Arts Centre 7190 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Nichol St Mundaring WA

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On Your Mark - Acrylic Mixed Media Workshops with Gayle Mason
Feb
2
to Feb 23

On Your Mark - Acrylic Mixed Media Workshops with Gayle Mason

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Join artist Gayle Mason over four weeks to explore acrylic paint, mediums and a range of creative techniques to discover what the medium, and you, can achieve. Each week an element from the previous session will be reworked to build up your skills, whilst you manipulate and explore the possibilities of a single mark. In the final week, MJAC will be launching the Relay exhibition with WA artists exploring our unique local sporting culture and history providing inspiration for your new works. 

ON YOUR MARK promises to get you up and racing on a path of new discoveries. All skills levels welcome.

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Fridays 2, 9, 16 & 23 February I 10am – 1pm I Suitable for 16+ yrs
$180 | $162 MAC Member | Materials List >
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Discovering Colour and Pattern with Sarah Thornton-Smith
Dec
19
10:00 AM10:00

Discovering Colour and Pattern with Sarah Thornton-Smith

Drop in and join artist in residence Sarah Thornton-Smith at the Midland Junction Arts Centre for a FREE  informal workshop any time between 10am – 1pm on Tuesday 19 December. Discover what nature has to teach us by constructing a handmade kaleidoscope. Using its patterns as inspiration, print onto card and/or fabric to create your own artwork to take home. A wonderful opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to get creative these Christmas school holidays.

Bookings essential and please allow a half hour to complete artwork.

Tuesday 19 December I 10am – 1pm I Suitable for all ages
FREE I Materials supplied
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Meet the Artist – Karen Frankel
Dec
17
1:00 PM13:00

Meet the Artist – Karen Frankel

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Take a guided tour of Karen Frankel’s solo exhibition, Drawn in Gallery 1 of the Mundaring Arts Centre. Karen will discuss her inspiration and processes and answer questions from the audience. 

Sunday 17 December | 1pm - 2pm | Suitable for adults
FREE I Afternoon tea provided
Mundaring Arts Centre 7190 Great Eastern Hwy Mundaring 6073

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