Shire of Mundaring Open Art Acquisition Exhibition 2016 - CALL FOR ENTRIES

18 MARCH to 17 APRIL 2016 | Entry forms due FRIDAY 15 JANUARY

 Image: Detail from  As Time Goes By , Norma MacDonald, oil on board. Acquired through the 2006 Shire of Mundaring Art Acquisition Invited Exhibition, From Track To Trail

Image: Detail from As Time Goes By, Norma MacDonald, oil on board. Acquired through the 2006 Shire of Mundaring Art Acquisition Invited Exhibition, From Track To Trail


The Mundaring Shire encompasses a wide land area that is equally notable for its dramatic forest environment, its arts and culture, as well as the famous engineering feat of the Mundaring Weir and water pipeline travelling to the eastern goldfields.

Of profound significance, however, is the area’s cultural history. Apparently bestowed by the original inhabitants, the name ‘Mundaring’ is thought to be a descriptive Nyoongar term for the area that references high ground and meeting places. European settlement began in the 1840’s and along with it came quarrying, timber milling, farming, vineyards and orchards and the inevitable and irrevocable alteration to the landscape. The Eastern Railway established city and regional connections and the population of the area grew accordingly.

Much of the early industry has since made way for new initiatives that include eco-tourism, boutique wineries, small business and, significantly, a compelling and extensive arts community. Mundaring Arts Centre, has assisted the Shire to establish the Shire of Mundaring Art Acquisition exhibition with the express intention of documenting the cultural heritage of the Shire through this considerable public art collection.

The Acquisition Exhibition for 2016 is an open event, for which artists are invited to respond to the theme of Migration and Settlement by making works that tell their stories of connection to place. Referencing earlier histories, influences and the changing nature of the area, artists with a close regional connection, or with Indigenous or multi-cultural heritage, are encouraged to interpret the impact on land and people of these rich cultural backgrounds and its’ bearing on the Hills we now know. Individuals with a close connection to the Mundaring community, as well as those who have made a contribution to its character are welcome to participate.


How to submit an entry



Please note: Downloaded and completed entry forms need to be returned to Mundaring Arts Centre 7190 Great Eastern Highway, Mundaring 6073 or by submission deadline.


Entry fees can be paid online using the button below or alternatively phone 08 9295 3991 (credit card payment) or visit Mundaring Arts Centre (cash, eftpos or credit card payment)

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