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Like Water Poetry Reading
May
27
1:30 PM13:30

Like Water Poetry Reading

Join artist Jo Darvall and poets from the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers Centre as they present a poetry reading at the Mundaring Arts Centre. This is an opportunity to celebrate Jo's beautiful exhibition and the strong links to the Perth Hills area as it comes to a close.

For Jo Darvall, art and storytelling are intrinsically linked. A love of story inspires her work and invests it with tension and texture. Whether she’s exploring a true historical narrative or a timeless fable, it’s the modern vibrations that interest her. A keen collaborator with other artists, Jo has exhibited in solo and group shows around Australia and in Singapore. Since moving to Perth in 2009 Jo has continued to grow her art practice by distilling her ideas and uncovering new stories from the West – including those of Western Australian historical figure C.Y. O’Connor and his daughter, Kathleen. She works from her Pakenham Street Arts Space studio in Fremantle, and is an arts educator at Fremantle Arts Centre. Her artwork features in the Janet Holmes a Court, Artbank, WA Water Corporation, Perth Crown Towers, WA Children’s Hospital and Credit Suisse Collections in Australia, and Private Collections in New York, South Africa, Hong Kong, Beijing and One Ferrer Corporation Collection Singapore.

Sunday 27 March | 1.30pm - 3pm | Suitable for all ages
FREE
Mundaring Arts Centre 7190 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Nichol St Mundaring WA

Photo: Jo Darvall speaking at MAC for 'Like Water History Day'. Photo: Jenny Haynes.

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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

Photo: Aliesha Mafrici 

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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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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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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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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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