Instrumental: The distinct pleasures of tools
Sep
21
to Nov 4

Instrumental: The distinct pleasures of tools

  • Mundaring Arts Centre | Gallery 1 & 2 (map)
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Curated by Jude van der Merwe

Instrumental: The distinct pleasures of tools invites eleven, successful mid-career artists to examine their relationship with the tools they use on a daily basis as they create artworks, and the imagined tools that provide the answers to life, the universe and everything.

Contributing artists Olga Cironis, Geoffrey Drake-Brockman, Kevin Draper, Stuart Elliott, Sarah Elson, Dawn and Phil Gamblen, Peter Hill, Angela McHarrie, Denise Pepper, Monique Tippett and Tony Windberg.

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D.I.Y Earrings with Bethamy Linton
Sep
30
11:00 AM11:00

D.I.Y Earrings with Bethamy Linton

Learn the "tools of the trade" with renowned WA silversmith and jeweller Bethamy Linton. Create your own unique pair of textured and embellished earrings whilst learning roll-printing metal, cutting and assembling techniques.

Please wear enclosed shoes.

Sunday 30 September | 11am - 1pm | Suitable for 14+ years
$70 | $63 MAC Members | Materials supplied
Mundaring Hall Corner of Nichol and Jacoby St Mundaring WA

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Cuttlebone Cast Treasure with Sarah Elson
Sep
30
12:30 PM12:30

Cuttlebone Cast Treasure with Sarah Elson

Visit the What, A Tool Open Day in Mundaring and learn the art of carving and casting to create your own wearable treasure. The remains of the magnificent cephalopod - the Cuttlefish provides a soft carve-able surface that will receive the heat of molten metal. Join artist Sarah Elson as she shares her passion for metal working and helps you see the potential for creating unique forms from the humble remains that she has collected at C.Y. O'Connor beach. You will design, carve and pour your very own wearable sculpture in this session.

Sunday 30 September | 12.30pm - 3.30pm | Suitable for 14+ years
$90 | $81 MAC Members | Materials supplied

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Remembering Tomorrow
Oct
7
to Nov 16

Remembering Tomorrow

  • Midland Junction Arts Centre - West Gallery & The Store (map)
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Studio Payoka

Artists Rory Paton, Adam Ismail and William Leggett share insights into the industrial, multidisciplinary arts undertaken at Studio Payoka. Remembering Tomorrow will push three and two dimensional practices to new levels though assemblage, mould making, constructed objects, experimental print and expressive painting/drawing techniques.

OPEN SUN 7 OCT 10AM - 3PM, WED TO FRI 10AM – 5PM

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Robot Invasion Woodworking with Tracey Laird
Oct
7
10:00 AM10:00

Robot Invasion Woodworking with Tracey Laird

To celebrate the all things 'tool' related at the What, A Tool? Open Day at MJAC, come and let your imagination run wild in this educational and easy-to-follow woodworking workshop with Tracey Laird from Perth Kids Shed.

Participants will use hammers, screwdrivers, drills and saws to create robot beings from wood scraps and various other materials. With a small class size of 8, this workshop is a perfect opportunity to introduce participants to the basics of woodworking, while ensuring individualised support.

Sunday 7 October | 10am - 12.30pm | Suitable for 6 - 10 years
$20 | $18 MAC Members | Materials supplied

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Re-Imagined Railyard
Oct
7
to Nov 16

Re-Imagined Railyard

  • Midland Junction Arts Centre - East Gallery (map)
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Artists are constantly inventing new realities and experimenting with versions of past histories. Re-imagined Railyard brings visual arts and social history together to evoke personal memories attached to the locally treasured Midland Railway Workshops. Historic train tools, oral histories and new technologies are presented alongside large-scale curated photographic works of remaining object found at the Midland Workshops by artist Eva Fernandez.  

OPEN SUN 7 OCT 10AM - 3PM, WED TO FRI 10AM – 5PM

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Freestyle Creations using Wood with Tracey Laird
Oct
7
12:30 PM12:30

Freestyle Creations using Wood with Tracey Laird

To celebrate all things 'tool' related at the What, A Tool? Open Day at MJAC, try your hand at woodworking, and be inspired to create an artistic wooden sculpture of your choice.

This workshop has no set project and is completely participant directed - a perfect opportunity for creative thinkers to try their hand at new skills. Tracey Laird from Perth Kids Shed will demonstrate woodworking techniques and assist in the use of drills, hammers, saws, screw drivers and a variety of other tools for participants to make their own take home sculptural creation. A range of shapes, sizes and types of wood will be provided for participants to as well as extras embellishments to enhance their creations. A small class size of 8 ensures individualised attention, be sure to book to ensure your spot.

Sunday 7 October | 12.30pm - 2.30pm | Suitable for 10 - 13 years
$20 | $18 MAC Members | Materials supplied

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New Inventions Sculpture Workshop with Neil Elliott
Oct
16
to Oct 17

New Inventions Sculpture Workshop with Neil Elliott

  • Midland Junction Arts Centre (map)
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Using up-cycled materials and found objects, artist and sculptor Neil Elliott will guide you through basic woodworking and metal working techniques to create your own unique sculpture. Working collectively and individually you will learn elements of sculpting whilst employing objects and tools brought from home to develop your technical skills. 

This workshop complements the cross-community What, A Tool? Project. 

Tuesday 16 October and Wednesday 17 October | 10am - 4pm | Suitable for 16+ years
$200 | $180 MAC Members

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Build a Zodiac Boat - A Community Sculpture with Si Hummerston
Aug
5
10:00 AM10:00

Build a Zodiac Boat - A Community Sculpture with Si Hummerston

FOR THE AVON DESCENT FESTIVAL

Join us in the Mundaring Arts Centre Tent and help artist Si Hummerston to celebrate this annual white water river event by creating a life-size Zodiac boat using cane. Learn how to construct a large scale 3D structure using tools and joining techniques to tape, tie, cut and wire the ‘inflatable’ boat together.

This collaborative community sculpture is a free activity ongoing throughout the day at this year's Avon Descent Festival. Fantastic fun for the whole family!

Sunday 5 August | 10am – 3pm | Suitable for all ages
FREE | Materials supplied | No bookings required

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