Weekly Life Drawing Sessions with Carolyn Francis
Jan
24
to Dec 25

Weekly Life Drawing Sessions with Carolyn Francis

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Ongoing MJAC life drawing sessions are untutored, with a model provided each week and facilitated by Carolyn Francis. Newcomers welcome!

MJAC provides a model, easels and boards. Tea and coffee provided. Bring your own drawing materials and paper.

Purchase a 5 session workshop pass and collect your card when you attend your first life drawing session to be punched off each week you attend. Workshop passes are valid for 6 months. These sessions are casual and bookings week to week are not required. 

Want to try before you buy? You can purchase a single session pass for $20 directly from the facilitator. Simply turn up at the session to pay and give it a go!

Wednesdays | 6.30pm – 9.30pm | Suitable for adults
$90 for 5 sessions | MAC Members $81 for 5 sessions
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Contemporary Bibbulmun Weaving with Lea Taylor
Nov
15
to Dec 6

Contemporary Bibbulmun Weaving with Lea Taylor

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Back by POPULAR DEMAND!

Join Wadandi/Minang/Koreng Bibbulmun artist Lea Taylor to learn contemporary Bibbulmun weaving using raffia, string and natural fibres.

Over four weeks you will make a coiled basket, clay based basket, wall piece and small sculpture using natural fibres and raffia.

Thursdays 15 Nov - 6 Dec | 1pm - 4pm | Suitable for 16+ yrs
$115 | $103.50 MAC Members | Materials supplied
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA 

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Worn Out Worn Art Wearable Art Parade
Nov
24
7:00 PM19:00

Worn Out Worn Art Wearable Art Parade

For thirteen years the Worn Out Worn Art (WOWA) Wearable Art Project has captivated audiences, showcasing exceptional wearable art designed by local primary and secondary school students and artists. In 2018 WOWA is being re-invented, celebrating creativity and sustainability with a wearable art exhibition complimented by the annual parade.

The WOWA Parade is a culmination of a year-long series of workshops where young people and artists from across the Eastern region have pushed the creative boundaries to create dynamic wearable art from recycled and found materials. This year more than 40 performers are expected to parade their incredible sculptures for the body constructed from discarded, unloved, organic and mechanical parts, which will be complimented by creative face paint and hair do’s.

Talented young jazz guitarist Todd Byrom-Carter and soulful vocalist Sinead O'Hara are joining forces as Eerie Anne to open the parade with their exceptional and unique take on classic old and new hits.

Join us for what promises to be an especially colourful and festive parade held for the first time this year in the historic Midland Junction Arts Centre! 

Presented by Mundaring Arts Centre and Act-Belong-Commit Elevate Arts, the Worn Out Worn Art project provides an outlet for creativity and self-expression. The project encourages young people to think outside the box exploring ideas, concepts and materials in innovative and unconventional ways.

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Sat 24 Nov | 7pm – 8pm | Suitable for all ages
FREE
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Wheel Throwing for Beginners with Lee Woodcock
Nov
28
to Dec 19

Wheel Throwing for Beginners with Lee Woodcock

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Local ceramicist Lee Woodcock will lead you through this 4 week course designed for beginners to develop the skills required to confidently use a pottery wheel. Over the course of the three hour sessions you will learn varying throwing techniques as well as how to glaze and adorn your unique vessels.

Clay, tools and firing costs are all included. Only seven spots available in this intimate series, be sure to book to secure your place. One left-handed wheel available.

Wednesdays 28 Nov - 19 Dec | 6pm - 9pm | Suitable for 16+ yrs
$270 | $243 MAC Members | Materials Supplied - Please wear enclosed shoes and bring an apron
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Ceramic Christmas Decorations with Jenny Kerr
Dec
14
10:00 AM10:00

Ceramic Christmas Decorations with Jenny Kerr

Create your own porcelain Christmas decorations in fun filled workshop at the Midland Junction Arts Centre ceramics studio. In this session you will learn the art of embossing, slab building and incising to transform your clay into stunning objects in time for the festive season. Once fired the beauty and translucency of porcelain will be revealed. Participants can collect their fired pieces between 10am - 5pm Thu 20 or Friday 21 Dec.

A perfect gift, or something hand created to cherish for years to come!

Please note: Children under 8 years are to be accompanied by an adult.

Fri 14 Dec | 10am - 12pm | Suitable for 5 - 9 yrs
Fri 14 Dec | 1.30pm - 3.30pm | Suitable for 10 - 16 yrs
$33 | $30 MAC Members | Materials supplied
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Song writing Superpowers with Adrian Hoffman
Dec
19
to Dec 20

Song writing Superpowers with Adrian Hoffman

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Unleash your inner musical genius and learn the skills required to write your very own song in only 3 hours! During this interactive and action-packed song writing workshop, you will conquer the fundamentals of writing lyrics and creating melodies. This uniquely crafted workshop builds confidence in students to participate without judgement and create in a safe environment.

Parents and guardians are welcome to attend at 1pm to watch a musical performance created by the group.

Wed 19 Dec | 10am - 1pm | Suitable for 7 - 10 yrs
Thu 20 Dec | 10am -1pm | Suitable for 11 - 15 yrs
$15 I $13.50 MAC members | Materials supplied
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Textile Christmas Decorations with Heather Davis and Mary Ann Dawson
Dec
20
10:30 AM10:30

Textile Christmas Decorations with Heather Davis and Mary Ann Dawson

Transform beautiful silken wool into a delicate angel and learn the art of felting to create a unique Christmas bauble, perfect for the Christmas tree or for someone you love.

Please note: Children under 8 years are to be accompanied by an adult.

Thu 20 Dec | 10.30am - 12pm | Suitable for 6 - 12 yrs
$25 | $22.50 MAC Members | Materials supplied 
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Oil Painting with Harrison See
Feb
5
to Feb 26

Oil Painting with Harrison See

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Over 4 weeks Harrison will guide you through the process of creating and reworking a series of ‘painted studies’ on board. Each week you will use oils to interpret and express different subject matter; including landscapes, figures and abstract elements. Using a variety of techniques, Harrison will discuss and demonstrate the importance of mark-making, colour, composition and generating emphasis within a work. Towards the end of this series, you will then have the opportunity to apply what you have learned to a final larger painting. This workshop is focused on experimenting with painting approaches and will offer something to both beginners and experienced painters.

Tuesdays 5 Feb - 26 Feb | 6pm - 9pm | Suitable for 16+ yrs
$280 | $252 MAC Members | Materials supplied
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Wheel Throwing with Lee Woodcock
Feb
6
to Mar 13

Wheel Throwing with Lee Woodcock

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Local ceramicist Lee Woodcock will lead you through this 6 week course designed for beginners and intermediate potters to develop the skills required to confidently use a pottery wheel and create functional vessels. Over the course of the three hour sessions you will learn throwing techniques, applying handles, glazing and adorning your small vessels. 

Clay, tools and firing costs are all included. Only seven spots available in this intimate series, be sure to secure your place. One left-handed wheel available. Please wear enclosed shoes and bring an apron. 

Wednesdays 6 Feb - 13 Mar | 6pm - 9pm | Suitable for 16+ yrs
$280 | $252 MAC Members | Materials supplied 
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Meet the Artists - Studio Payoka
Nov
9
12:00 PM12:00

Meet the Artists - Studio Payoka

Join Studio Payoka artists Adam Ismail, William Leggett and Rory Dax Paton anytime between 12pm - 5pm and learn about their individual practices and shared work environment.

Fri 9 Nov | 12pm to 5pm | Suitable for all ages
FREE
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Drypoint and Woodcut Workshop with Monika Lukowska
Nov
1
to Nov 8

Drypoint and Woodcut Workshop with Monika Lukowska

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Over two sessions the artist will teach two printmaking techniques. On the first evening participants will learn the technique of drypoint, an intaglio printmaking technique where lines are scratched directly into the plate. On the second evening use wood carving tools to create your woodblock and achieve a variety of marks, from fine, detailed lines and bold shapes.

Thursdays 1 & 8 Nov | 6pm - 9pm | Suitable for 16+ yrs 
$90 | $81 MAC Members | Materials supplied
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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

New Inventions Sculpture Workshop with Neil Elliott

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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 | Materials list > 
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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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
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Midland 'What a Tool' Open Day
Oct
7
11:00 AM11:00

Midland 'What a Tool' Open Day

To celebrate the cross-community project What A Tool, come and be a part of an action-packed Open Day full of fun activities the whole family will enjoy.

Midland Junction Arts Centre will be abuzz with live music, food, demonstrations and workshops for people of all ages to ‘drop in’, have a go and soak up the community atmosphere.

Exploring the many uses and applications of various ‘tools’, book in for a formal workshop or simply come along on the day and have a go. Watch artists transform the mundane to the magical using industry specific tools and explore how far technology has taken us with new tools you (may have) never seen before!

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ROBOT INVASION WOODWORKING

Let your imagination run wild in this educational and easy-to-follow woodworking workshop with Tracey Laird. Participants will use hammers, screwdrivers, drills and saws to create robot beings from wood scraps and various other materials.

10.30am - 12pm
6 - 10 yrs
$20 | $18 MAC Members
Materials supplied

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Metal forgery Demonstration

Watch as Reg transforms commonplace metal into unique items of beauty (and perhaps be lucky enough to take one home!)

11am - 2pm
FREE

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Virtual Reality 3D Painting

Technology has become an essential tool for modern living and advances have re-defined how we live our lives. Virtual reality seemed like a pipedream for many years, but in recent years it has completely transformed.

Avoid all pre-conceived ideas and create without limitations in this state of the art VR set up curtesy of the Ballajura Library. Paint with fire, sculpt with light, create under the stars or under the sea – the possibilities are endless! Exceptional advances in VR technology can only be experienced to be understood.

Be warned, 5 minutes is just a taster of this amazingly addictive and fascinating technology. Courtesy of the City of Swan Libraries.

11am - 2pm
FREE

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Freestyle creations using WOod

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 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.

12.30pm - 2.30pm
10 - 13 yrs
$20 | $18 MAC Members
Materials supplied

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Painted abstract sculpture

Have a go using everyday tools such as pliers, ties, nails and hammers to construct your own small wood and wire sculpture. Renowned sculptor Jen Cochrane will assist you in your design as your adorn and paint your finished piece.

11am - 2pm
FREE

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Stop Motion Animation

Join master of animation Steven Aiton to create a collaborative stop motion animation, using the latest technology and old tools from the Midland Railyards.

11am - 2pm
FREE

Midland and Districts Historical Society

Explore the history of Midland

Look back with the Midland and Districts Historical Society Inc.

The society will be displaying a large number of early photographs of Midland and the WA Government Railways Workshops (1904-1994).

Society members will be on hand during the day to answer questions and impart their knowledge of the local area.

11am - 2pm
FREE

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paper, scissors, rock printmaking

Using rock, paper and scissors as both the inspiration and instrument, join artist Monique Bosshard-Curby in this experimental printmaking workshop and leave with a small series of unique prints.

11am - 2pm
15+ yrs
$30 | $27 MAC Members
Materials supplied

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Large scale ceramics demonstration

Lee Woodcock is working in residence at MJAC all week in the lead up to Open Day. Learn about the process of construction as he demonstrates the use of unique tools building a pot over 2 metres in size.

11am - 2pm
FREE

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Large-scale cane Zodiac Boat

Over 200 participants started the life-size zodiac boat structure at this year’s Avon Descent and we need your help to complete it! Join the Studio Payoka team and use cane, ties, tape and other tools to finish the colossal sculpture depicting a “tool” of transport.

11am - 2pm
FREE

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Paper, Scissors, Rock Printmaking Workshop with Monique Bosshard-Curby
Oct
7
11:00 AM11:00

Paper, Scissors, Rock Printmaking Workshop with Monique Bosshard-Curby

Come and celebrate all things 'tool' at the 'What a Tool?' Open Day at MJAC. Using rock, paper and scissors as both the inspiration and instrument, join artist Monique Bosshard-Curby in this experimental printmaking workshop. Exploring the meaning and usage of these tools, you will develop ideas and print using only these common objects. Explore frottage, monoprint and drypoint/collograph techniques, and be inspired by the dual simplicity and complexity of ancient and modern day tools. Leave with a small series of unique prints.

Please wear enclosed shoes. 

Sun 7 Oct | 11am - 2pm | Suitable for 15+ yrs
$30 | $27 MAC Members | Materials supplied
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Robot Invasion Woodworking with Tracey Laird
Oct
7
10:30 AM10:30

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 | 10.30am - 12pm | Suitable for 6 - 10 years
$20 | $18 MAC Members | Materials supplied
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Urban Art with Dan Duggan
Oct
4
12:30 PM12:30

Urban Art with Dan Duggan

Be inspired by Urban Art in this dynamic workshop with educator and street artist Dan Duggan. With over 20 years’ experience in the street art sphere Dan will discuss urban art and graffiti, creative tools and mediums and his own artwork.

Working closely with the artist, participants will develop a design using spray-paints, paint markers and traditional acrylic paint to transfer designs onto large scale MDF circles. Dan will demonstrate the various techniques and application methods, using aerosols, brushes, rollers, stencils, palette knives, squirt bottles and recycled materials to create interesting textures and add extra dimension to the final pieces.

The 90cm diameter circles will be used as suspended backdrops for the annual 'Worn Out Worn Art' Wearable Art Parade at MJAC on Sat 24 Nov. Come and see your resolved artwork displayed center stage for the performance and take your piece home the following week.

Please wear old clothes and enclosed shoes. Aerosols and paints will be water based and masks will be provided. 

Thu 4 Oct | 12.30pm - 3.30pm | Suitable for 12+ yrs
$5 | $4.50 MAC Members | Materials supplied
Swan View Youth Centre, Salisbury Road Swan View WA 

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Drama Fun - An Introduction to Acting with Barking Gecko
Oct
3
1:00 PM13:00

Drama Fun - An Introduction to Acting with Barking Gecko

Barking Gecko Theatre Company and Mundaring Arts Centre have partnered up to offer an exciting school holiday drama workshop at the Midland Junction Arts Centre – the first of its kind!

A fantastic introduction to improvisation and characterisation, this workshop will spark your curiosity with a taste of the very best drama games out there with a passionate and talented Barking Gecko teaching artist. This fun, fast-paced workshop is perfect for those new to exploring the wonderful world of acting and amazing for those that love all things drama! A great opportunity to experience the Barking Gecko ensembles held at MJAC on Saturdays throughout the school term.

Wed 3 Oct | 1pm - 5pm | Suitable for 8 - 11 yrs
$15 | $13.50 MAC Members | Materials supplied
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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 Songwriting Superpowers with Adrian Hoffman
Oct
3
10:00 AM10:00

Songwriting Superpowers with Adrian Hoffman

Unleash your inner musical genius and learn the skills required to write your very own song in only 3 hours!

During this interactive and action-packed songwriting workshop, you will conquer the fundamentals of writing lyrics and creating melodies. This uniquely crafted workshop builds confidence in students to participate without judgement and create in a safe environment.

Parents and guardians are welcome to attend at 1pm to watch a musical performance created by the group. 

Wed 3 Oct | 10am - 1pm | Suitable for 7 - 12 yrs
$15 | $13.50 MAC Members | Materials supplied
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland 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
$60 | $54 MAC Members | Materials supplied
Mundaring Hall Corner of Nichol and Jacoby St Mundaring WA

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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
$60 | $54 MAC Members | Materials supplied
Mundaring Hall Corner of Nichol and Jacoby St Mundaring WA

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Mundaring 'What a Tool' Open Day
Sep
30
11:00 AM11:00

Mundaring 'What a Tool' Open Day

Brace yourself for a day of action, invention, creativity and history when Mundaring comes alive to the sound of hammers for the What a Tool Open Day.

Community groups, artists and businesses from across WA have come together to showcase the ‘tools of their trades’ and invite the public to soak up the atmosphere and have a go!

The Mundaring Hall and surrounds will be bursting with community group and business displays, forging and artisan demonstrations, interactive art activities, food and locally crafted things to buy. Read on >

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D.I.Y. earrings

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.

11am - 1pm
14+ yrs
$60 | $54 MAC Members
Materials supplied

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Clamp Down

Learn about marvellous hand tools and steam engines with the members of the Men’s Shed, Machine Preservation Society, Fine Woodwork Association, Perth Wood School and Hand Tool Preservation Society of WA as they show their wares and chat with visitors about their respective clubs.

11am - 3pm
FREE

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Get Crafty

Learn the lost skills of quilt making, stained glass, mosaic, card making with the ladies from the Mundaring Sharing. This Perth Hills group is renowned for their diverse talents and regular community classes. Drop by, purchase a boomerang bag and then stuff it full of handcrafted goodies.

11am - 3pm
FREE

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Arbortech Tool Demos

Worried about how to construct your next big D.I.Y project without getting hurt? See the amazing people at the Arbortech tent and learn about their specialist masonry and woodworking tools created from the vision of founder Kevin Inkster. “Inventing has always been a love of mine and most of our tools are a result of experimentation.” Today, Arbortech is internationally renowned for pushing the status quo. They are makers and innovators with a drive for creating unrivalled products that allow better, safer, easier and more enjoyable work.

11am - 3pm
FREE

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cuttlebone cast treasure

Learn the art of carving and casting to create your own wearable treasure. Join artist Sarah Elson as she shares her passion for metal working and helps you see the potential for creating unique forms. You will design, carve and pour your very own wearable sculpture in this session.

12.30pm - 3.30pm
14+ yrs
$60 | $54 MAC Members
Materials supplied

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Working with Clay

White Peacock Studios will be doing demonstrations on wheel throwing and turning and giving you the opportunity to have a go and learn how to use the wheel. Our locally made ceramic wares will also be on show for you to purchase or just have a browse.

11am -3pm
FREE

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Adaptive Tools for Riding

Assisting people with disability to enjoy horse riding and equine care for 41 years, the Riding for the Disabled Hills Group showcases a range of adaptive tools for riding and demonstrate how to make a horse lead.

11am - 3pm
FREE

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Down Tools

Enjoy a tool-ish book from Boffins. Have a chat with the knowledgeable literary lovers and explore the vast array of wonderful books on show, Whatever your passion, there's a book for you at Boffins. Boffins is an independent bookshop operating since 1989.

11am - 3pm
FREE

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Billy Cart Building

The Mount Helena Residents and Ratepayers are showcasing extraordinary Billy Carts and how to make them. Visitors are encouraged to take the instructions and then participate in the Billy Cart Festival to be held on 28 October in Mount Helena.

11am - 3pm
FREE

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The Art of Blacksmithing

Master Blacksmith Brian showcases his skills alongside his apprentice, artist Rachel Wyder. Utilising a charcoal forge and the ancient skill of shaping molten metal these artisans will share their skills and knowledge throughout the day.

11am - 3pm
FREE

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Printmaking Have a Go

Join the talented artists from the Printmakers Association of WA, learn about printmaking tools and try your hand at the printmaking Have a Go station.

Visitors are invited to create a simple design, then print and add to a collaborative “Wild Bouquet” of community designs using a burnishing method. Then view the stunning works created by members of the group.

11am - 3pm
FREE

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Drill Down

Challenge the grey matter, take the What’s That Tool? Quiz with the Shire of Mundaring, Chamber of Commerce and Mundaring & Hills Historical Society and be in the running to win the What’s That Tool? Trophy.

Or learn how to publish a book, tell a story and find out about the “writing tools of the trade” including e-publishing with the writers from Katharine Susannah Prichard Writer’s Centre.

11am - 3pm
FREE

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Brace Yourself

Whether you're a complete beginner or skilled woodworker, Perth Wood School has everything you need to create your own masterpiece. David from Perth Wood School will be giving demonstrations of woodworking with traditional hand tools including saws, chisels hand planes and more.

11am - 3pm
FREE

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Live music

Enjoy the sounds of Kovu, the alternative folk project of Alexander Turner from 11:30-12:30pm.

Brought up on the sounds of the West Australian folk scene, Alexander shares colourful stories that sit somewhere between home and elsewhere.

Grace Saunders will be performing from 1-2:30pm. The singer-songwriter from Perth Western Australia combines jazz, soul, folk and classic rock influences to create a genre-bending body of work focusing on melody and lyrics.

FREE

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Open Studio | Jarrad Martyn
Sep
28
10:00 AM10:00
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Open Studio | Jarrad Martyn

Jarrad Martyn has been working in residence at Midland Junction Arts Centre since July. On Friday 28 September Jarrad is opening his studio, so come along and see what he has created during his time as artist-in-residence.

Jarrad Martyn’s practice explores how different moments in Australian history have been framed and how we engage with spaces after they have become abandoned. Through painting and installation Martyn employs the principles of bricolage ‘something constructed from a diverse range of things’ to bring together imagery and research to create a more conversational meaning of the history being explored.

Fri 28 Sep 10am - 5pm
FREE
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA 

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Painted Panels for the Shire of Mundaring Christmas Tree
Sep
27
10:00 AM10:00

Painted Panels for the Shire of Mundaring Christmas Tree

Join artist Mary Ann Dawson and be a part of this exciting annual project. Get creative and paint one, or many, of the hundreds of canvas leaves that come together to form the Shire of Mundaring Christmas Tree. Once painted the canvas strips are stapled to the large steel tree which stands proudly in front of the Shire Administration building to herald the start of the festival season.

Thu 27 Sep | 10am - 12pm or 1pm – 3pm | Suitable for 8+ yrs
FREE | Materials supplied
Swan View Youth Centre, Salisbury Road Swan View WA

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WOWA Creative Cardboard Costume Workshop with Angela Ferolla
Sep
27
10:00 AM10:00

WOWA Creative Cardboard Costume Workshop with Angela Ferolla

Midland Junction Arts Centre will come alive on the evening of Sat 24 Nov for a performance throughout the historic building showcasing the wearable artworks created by people of all ages and abilities. Awards are presented on the night for outstanding innovation, concept, craftsmanship and presentation. The evening will also feature an exhibition from renowned artists showcasing professional wearable artworks displayed in the East Gallery.

Come and be inspired by artist, designer and educator Angela Ferolla and learn how to construct your own entry to this year’s Worn Out Worn Art (WOWA) Wearable Art Performance. 

Discover the art of printmaking in Week 1 and print your own colourful design onto recycled cardboard and materials. In Week 2 use your hand-printed card and paper to construct a sculptural amour-inspired wearable art piece and enter WOWA 2018! Entries due Friday 26 October.

Thu 27 Sep 10am - 1pm & Thu 4 Oct 10am - 2pm | Suitable for 8 - 15 yrs
$20 | $18 MAC Members | Materials supplied
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA 

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Earth Friendly Ceramic Cups with Annemieke Mulders
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

Earth Friendly Ceramic Cups with Annemieke Mulders

Create your own re-usable and earth friendly cup with renowned ceramicist Annemieke Mulders. 

Annemieke will demonstrate how to construct your cup using hand building techniques so the silicone lid fits perfectly. Then in the second session learn how to glaze your cup to make a beautiful and functional piece of art.

Annemieke’s distinctive ceramic works are stocked nationally in exclusive galleries and retail spaces.

Cups will be fired and should be ready to collect from MJAC week of 16 - 19 October.

Wednesday 26 September 6pm - 9pm & Wednesday 10 October 6pm - 8pm
$90 | $81 MAC Members | Materials supplied | Suitable for 16+ years
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Urban Art with Dan Duggan
Sep
25
10:00 AM10:00

Urban Art with Dan Duggan

Be inspired by Urban Art in this dynamic workshop with educator and street artist Dan Duggan. With over 20 years’ experience in the street art sphere Dan will discuss urban art and graffiti, creative tools and mediums and his own artwork.

Working closely with the artist, participants will develop a design using spray-paints, paint markers and traditional acrylic paint to transfer designs onto large scale MDF circles. Dan will demonstrate the various techniques and application methods, using aerosols, brushes, rollers, stencils, palette knives, squirt bottles and recycled materials to create interesting textures and add extra dimension to the final pieces.

The 90cm diameter circles will be used as suspended backdrops for the annual 'Worn Out Worn Art' Wearable Art Parade at MJAC on Sat 24 Nov. Come and see your resolved artwork displayed center stage for the performance and take your piece home the following week.

Please wear old clothes and enclosed shoes. Aerosols and paints will be water based and masks will be provided. 

Tue 25 Sep | 10am - 1pm | Suitable for 12+ yrs
$5 | $4.50 MAC Members | Materials supplied
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA 

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Instrumental | Artist and Curatorial Talk
Sep
23
12:30 PM12:30

Instrumental | Artist and Curatorial Talk

Join curator Jude van der Merwe and exhibiting artists Tony Windberg, Phil Gamblen and Denise Pepper as they discuss their arts practice and the artworks they have created for 'Instrumental: The Distinct Pleasures of Tools' as part of the'What a Tool' project. 

Sun 23 Sep | 12.30pm - 1.30pm | Suitable for 14+ yrs
$5 | $4.50 MAC Members
Mundaring Arts Centre 7190 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Nichol St Mundaring WA

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WOWA Iconic Headdresses with Sarah Zel Chescoe
Sep
22
10:00 AM10:00

WOWA Iconic Headdresses with Sarah Zel Chescoe

Midland Junction Arts Centre will come alive on the evening of Sat 24 Nov for a performance throughout the historic building showcasing the wearable artworks created by participants of all ages and abilities. Awards are presented on the night for outstanding innovation, creativity, concept, craftsmanship and presentation. An exhibition from renowned artists showcasing professional wearable artworks will be displayed in the East Gallery. 

Referencing the head pieces of ancient Egypt, Greek mythology, Vikings and modern day head wear featured in comics, movies and pop culture, Join Sarah Zel Chescoe in this full day workshop inspired by the beauty and complexity of headdresses through the ages. Using recycled and re-purposed materials, Sarah will guide you through construction and adornment techniques creating a spectacular wearable head piece to showcase in WOWA 2018. Entries due Friday 26 October.

Sat 22 Sep | 10am - 3pm | Suitable for 11+ yrs
$15 | $13.50 MAC Members | Materials supplied
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA 

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Kung-Fu Tea Ceremony with Carol Natalotto
Sep
15
1:00 PM13:00

Kung-Fu Tea Ceremony with Carol Natalotto

To celebrate the Antipodean Encounters and Tea Ware Exhibition Opening, take part in a traditional Kung-Fu Tea Ceremony. Kung fu means ‘art’, ‘skill’ and ‘effort’. In the context of tea preparation, it literally means making tea with effort and dedication, to brew a perfect cup of tea in a more artistic way. This also extends to the art of tasting tea, which also requires ‘skill’.

Slow down and join Carol Natalotto as she shares her tea making skills.

Saturday 15 September | 1pm – 2pm | Suitable for all ages
FREE
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Antipodean Encounters | In-conversation Session 2
Sep
15
11:00 AM11:00

Antipodean Encounters | In-conversation Session 2

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Join the artists and their Taiwanese partners as they talk about the experience of their cultural exchange, and what they learned of one another’s culture, art and history through participating in A Portrait of Taiwan in Perth.

In this session meet Perdita Philips, Vanessa Wallace, Belle Hsiung, Keira Tsui, Shona McGregor, Carol Natalotto, Carmela Corvaia, and Eva Willicombe. 

The session will be facilitated by project coordinator and exhibition curator Ashley Yihsin Chang and chaired by Deborah Pearson, Group Coordinator Arts and Health, St John of God Healthcare and Chairperson WA Arts and Health Consortium and Nyanda Smith, freelance writer and editor.

Saturday 15 September | 11am – 12pm | Suitable for 16+ years
FREE
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Introduction to Drawing Basics with Mel Dare
Sep
6
to Sep 27

Introduction to Drawing Basics with Mel Dare

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Learn fundamental drawing approaches and skills with the guidance of professional practising artist and educator Melanie Dare. During the 4 week course you will be introduced to a variety of drawing principles such as proportion, form, shading, tone, line, mark making and perspective as well as traditional drawing materials. For art novices and those wanting to brush up on drawing basics.

Thursdays 6, 13, 20 & 27 September | 6pm - 9pm | Suitable for 16+ years
$120 | $108 MAC Members | Materials list >
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner Cale St Midland WA

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Tea Dao Workshop with Henri Lebedev
Aug
25
12:00 PM12:00

Tea Dao Workshop with Henri Lebedev

Join Henri Lebedev, tea enthusiast and QiGong practitioner, over a cup of tea. Learn  about the history of Tea,  growing and brewing methods, tea tasting, tea in Asian cultures, the meaning of Chinese tea character, and the Dao. ‘Dao’ in the context of tea, means the "Way of Tea" and is related to the Buddhist, Confucian and Daoist Schools, who used tea as a tool, medicine, tonic and source of inspiration. Following the introduction to tea, stay for a guided tea meditation. 

Saturday 25 August | 12pm – 1pm | Suitable for all ages
FREE
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Screen Printed Totes from Scratch with Angela Ferolla
Aug
25
to Sep 1

Screen Printed Totes from Scratch with Angela Ferolla

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Learn to silk screen on recycled material with artist and designer Angela Ferolla. Design your own hand printed fabric to create a reusable tote bag. Angela will guide you through construction techniques using both a sewing machine and hand stitching. Embellish your tote with embroidery to customise your unique and sustainable creation.

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.

Saturdays 25 August & 1 September | 11am - 3pm | Suitable for 15+ years
$90 | $81 MAC Members | Materials supplied
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Antipodean Encounters | In-conversation Session 1
Aug
25
11:00 AM11:00

Antipodean Encounters | In-conversation Session 1

Join the artists and their Taiwanese partners as they talk about the experience of their cultural exchange, and what they learned of one another’s culture, art and history through participating in A Portrait of Taiwan in Perth.

In this session meet Nalda Searles + Nicole Yang, Eva Fernandez + May Tsai, Beverley Iles + Jenny Hsu and Lee Kinsella + Min McDonald. 


Saturday 25 August | 11am – 12pm | Suitable for 16+ years
FREE
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Contemporary Bibbulmun Weaving with Lea Taylor
Aug
23
to Sep 13

Contemporary Bibbulmun Weaving with Lea Taylor

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Back due to POPULAR DEMAND!

Join Wadandi/Minang/Koreng Bibbulmun artist Lea Taylor to learn contemporary Noongar weaving using natural fibres, raffia, string and plant materials. Over four weeks you will make bush baskets and mats using natural fibres and raffia.

Week 1: Bush Basket (Bring along any materials from your garden you may wish to include)
Week 2 & 3: Mat Making
Week 4: Basket / completing works

Participants are invited to exhibit their creations in the community exhibition as part of DANJOO - INTERWOVEN at Midland Junction Arts Centre from 15 Feb - 5 Apr 2019.

Thursdays 23, 30 August, 6 & 13 September | 1pm - 4pm | Suitable for 16+ years
$115 | $103.50 MAC Members | Materials supplied
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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'One Sky, Many Stories' Concert with Warren H. Williams
Aug
15
6:00 PM18:00

'One Sky, Many Stories' Concert with Warren H. Williams

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Be transported to a starry night in outback Central Australia, through the magical combination of stories from the sky, with live acoustic music from Indigenous musician Warren H. Williams with Wyana O’Keeffe and Andie White from The Griffyn Ensemble.

What do the stars mean to you? Since 2012, The Griffyn Ensemble have been performing music inspired by the Southern Sky, and recently travelled to Tennant Creek to compose stories and song with indigenous songwriting legend Warren H. Williams. Warren H Williams will join Griffyn Ensemble percussionist Wyana O’Keeffe working with students to create new music that is inspired by local stories of the stars. This culminates in a free performance at Midland Junction Arts Centre showcasing music from Estonia, Tennant Creek, Perth, astronomy of the Southern Sky, and stories from across the country.

Featuring some of Australia’s most innovative leaders in chamber, folk, opera, new music, and composition, The Griffyn Ensemble seamlessly cross pollenate between genres of music and other artforms to create a unique experience of live performance, inspiring audiences and communities to question the world around us. Warren H Williams is an ARIA-nominated Arrente singer, musician, and songwriter, and previous recipient of the NAIDOC Artist of the Year.

Wednesday 15 August | 6pm - 7pm | Suitable for all ages
FREE
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Oil Painting with Harrison See
Aug
14
6:00 PM18:00

Oil Painting with Harrison See

Over the course of 4 weekly sessions, Harrison will guide you through the process of creating your own painted scenes on canvas. Each week you will be encouraged to abstract and reinterpret the subject matter (including landscapes, figures and still life scenes) in the creation of small scale studies. Harrison will discuss and demonstrate the importance of emphasis, mark making and colour while using varying mediums and techniques. At the end of this series you will create a larger artwork applying all your new skills within a single composition.

All materials supplied. Please wear an apron or old clothes.

Tuesdays 14, 21, 28 August & 4 September | 6pm - 9pm | Suitable for 16+ years
$280 | $252 MAC Members | Materials supplied
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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Bound Book with Letterpress Cover Workshop with Vanessa Wallace
Aug
11
1:00 PM13:00

Bound Book with Letterpress Cover Workshop with Vanessa Wallace

To celebrate the opening of the Antipodean Encounters > exhibition, join printmaker Vanessa Wallace to make a stab bound book with a traditional Chinese letterpress text cover using stitched book binding technique.

Saturday 11 August | 1pm - 2pm | Suitable for 12+yrs
$5 | $4.50 MAC Members | Materials supplied
Midland Junction Arts Centre 276 Great Eastern Hwy Corner of Cale St Midland WA

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