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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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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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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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