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Peregrinations of a Citizen Botanist
Sep
13
to Oct 27

Peregrinations of a Citizen Botanist

  • Mundaring Arts Centre | Gallery 1 (map)
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PART OF THE WHAT ON EARTH PROJECT

An interactive installation by Susie Vickery which takes the form of a cabinet of curiosities, charting the journey of the 18th Century French botanist, Jacques-Julien Houtou de Labillardière. Peregrinations of a Citizen Botanist examines Australia’s current relationship with the environment and presents an alternative view of history.

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Seeds, Pods and Pollen
Sep
13
to Oct 27

Seeds, Pods and Pollen

  • Mundaring Arts Centre | Gallery 2 (map)
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PART OF THE WHAT ON EARTH PROJECT

Curated by Sarah Toohey

Seeds, Pods and Pollen presents a collection of plant and pollinator inspired artworks created by both children and adults. Artworks have been created through a series of recent workshops across both Mundaring and Midland Junction Arts Centres, at the Avon Descent Festival, and at schools in the surrounding areas.

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Princeon
Jul
19
to Sep 8

Princeon

  • Mundaring Arts Centre | Gallery 2 (map)
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KATE HALLEN

For her latest solo show, Brisbane based artist Kate Hallen combines memories and histories with the fallible effects of dementia, blurring her own recollections with those of her late Grandfather, who suffered from the disease.
 
Connecting to her Norwegian heritage, Hallen explores the effect dementia has had on her understanding of her family history. A family horse, a return to the sea, and a country’s invasion are among the plethora of collected objects and memories left in his wake. These details are combined as poignant images which explore the inextricable connections between memory and identity.

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Hold On!
Jul
19
to Sep 8

Hold On!

  • Mundaring Arts Centre | Gallery 1 (map)
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JOAN JOHNSON

A loved one with dementia. The emotions swirl, the innate pursuit of evocative responses obsesses the mind. Is this person just a shell? Or are there thoughts and feelings within? In this exhibition Johnson explores the roller-coaster relationship between carer and dementia patient - a relationship torn apart by the differing brain behaviours of each participant. Will there ever be a cure? In the meantime, the determination to find a flicker of recognition or a smile conjuring memories of the person’s past, showing they are present, becomes the fundamental quest.

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The Face of Fingerprints
May
24
to Jul 7

The Face of Fingerprints

  • Mundaring Arts Centre | Gallery 2 (map)
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40 artists, arts workers, and community members have looked back at their connection to Mundaring Arts Centre, and towards the future of arts in the eastern region for The Face of Fingerprints. The short film takes a moment on the 40th anniversary of the arts centre’s establishment to create an archive of the people and passion behind the organisation’s success.

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Continuity and Change; Future
May
24
to Jul 7

Continuity and Change; Future

  • Mundaring Arts Centre | Gallery 1 (map)
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40 YEARS OF NURTURING CREATIVE POTENTIAL

Curated by Greg Sikich and Jess Boyce

Pairing emerging artists with established creatives who have been part of Mundaring Arts Centre’s journey, Continuity and Change; Future celebrates 40 years of nurturing creative potential. Twenty exhibiting artists have shared practice and the creative journey to create new collaborative and individual works informed by these relationships.

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Altered States
Apr
5
to May 19

Altered States

  • Mundaring Arts Centre | Gallery 2 (map)
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KAREN PRAKHOFF RICKMAN

In her depiction of landscape, Rickman exploits the potential for mark making and layering inherent in the monotype process. Each layer alters the previous state, simultaneously creating and denying form. Her ambiguous landscapes evoke personal and collective memory: faint, forgotten or altered recollections.

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Survival: Fight or Flight
Apr
5
to May 19

Survival: Fight or Flight

  • Mundaring Arts Centre | Gallery 1 (map)
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Curated by Cathy Swioklo

Six artists with connections to Midland TAFE’s former Environmental Art course explore the concept of Survival: Fight or Flight. Using a variety of mediums the artists delve into issues that question our existence in a world fraught with challenges. An exciting exhibition evoking a juxtaposition of responses by recognised and mid-career artists Denise Brown, Peter Dailey, Bev Iles, David Small, Cathy Swioklo and Patricia Tarrant.

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Of Our Time - Ordinary Lives
Nov
24
to Dec 21

Of Our Time - Ordinary Lives

  • Midland Junction Arts Centre - East Gallery (map)
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Louise Wells

“Family stories beyond the dates of significant events are lost if not recorded.” Through contemporary textiles, Wells explored the changing roles, responsibilities and expectations across three generations of maternal women from her family, capturing shared history and the cultural structures that shaped the paths of their lives.

OPENING SAT 24 NOV 6.30PM - 8PM

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Lost Soles
Nov
24
to Dec 21

Lost Soles

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Claire Davenhall

Claire Davenhall worked in residence to create an installation based on the first fleet of “lost souls”, shipped from England to Australia in 1788, complementing a series of sculptural works created prior to the show, exploring the stories of multicultural migration to Australia.

OPENING SAT 24 NOV 6.30PM - 8PM

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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

Rory Dax Paton, Adam Ismail and William Leggett shared insights into the industrial, multidisciplinary arts undertaken at Studio Payoka in the Perth Hills. Presenting two and three dimensional works demonstrating their prowess with constructed objects, experimental print and painting techniques.

OPEN SUN 7 OCT 11AM - 3PM, WED TO FRI 10AM – 5PM

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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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Revisiting the Midland Railway Workshop’s significant contribution to the social and economic fabric of the Eastern region, works from the City of Swan Art Collection by Penny Coss and Nigel Hewitt were displayed alongside contemporary photographic works by Eva Fernandez. Historians Jude Carr and Lisa Buck presented historical photographs, oral histories and rail objects in juxtaposition to Futures Lab’s interactive digital railway pattern 3D printing installation. Capturing the aesthetic of the workshop patterns and reinterpreting local social history this exhibition brought together a blend of approaches and eras to ignite new discoveries.

OPEN SUN 7 OCT 11AM - 2PM, WED TO FRI 10AM – 5PM

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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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Part of the What, a Tool Project 

Curated by Jude van der Merwe

Olga Cironis, Geoffrey Drake-Brockman, Kevin Draper, Stuart Elliott, Sarah Elson, Dawn Gamblen, Phil Gamblen, Peter Hill, Angela McHarrie, Denise Pepper, Monique Tippett and Tony Windberg reflected on the tools they employ in their arts practice and reminded us that, as makers and thinkers, tools are an essential part of an artist’s life. Works presented encapsulated the conventional and the technological to the metaphorical, with a number of artists drawn to concepts of an earlier history and tradition.

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Tea Ware
Aug
11
to Sep 28

Tea Ware

  • Midland Junction Arts Centre - The Store (map)
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Tea and the sharing of tea is celebrated by many cultures in very diverse and often ritualistic ways. Tea drinking habits can be found worldwide. After water, it is the most widely consumed drink in the world. In conjunction with Antipodean Encounters, Western Australian ceramicists celebrated tea ware and food as a central point of cultural dialogue, presenting their vessels alongside loaned collections of Taiwanese tea ceremony sets.

OPENING CELEBRATION DAY
SAT 11 AUG 11AM – 2PM | TEA CEREMONIES, WORKSHOPS AND MORE, VIEW DETAILS > 

OPEN WED TO FRI 10AM – 5PM
SAT 11, 25 AUG & 15 SEP 11AM - 2PM

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Antipodean Encounters: Western Australian Artists and Taiwanese Culture
Aug
11
to Sep 28

Antipodean Encounters: Western Australian Artists and Taiwanese Culture

  • Midland Junction Arts Centre - East & West Gallery  (map)
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Personal objects were the catalyst for conversation between local artists and members of the Perth Taiwanese community who recently immigrated to Western Australia. The artists translated and contextualized these dialogues, creating new works to help navigate the increasingly complex issues embedded in the hybrid cultural society in which we live.

OPENING CELEBRATION DAY
SAT 11 AUG 11AM – 2PM | TEA CEREMONIES, WORKSHOPS AND MORE, VIEW DETAILS > 

OPEN WED TO FRI 10AM – 5PM
SAT 11, 25 AUG & 15 SEP 11AM - 2PM

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Don't Jettison Everything
Aug
3
to Sep 16

Don't Jettison Everything

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MAC Members Show

Curated by Mikaela Castledine

The current trend towards fixing or reinventing, as a reaction to our throw away culture, acknowledges something that artists have always done, seeing the beauty in unexpected places. MAC celebrates the ingenuity of our members with an exhibition of works created from the discarded, the broken or the abandoned.

OPEN TUE TO FRI 10AM – 5PM, SAT & SUN 11AM - 3PM

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HyperVision
Jul
7
to Aug 3

HyperVision

  • Midland Junction Arts Centre - East & West Gallery  (map)
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Presented by City of Swan and Midland Gate

Promoting the creative expression and talents of young people aged 15 – 25 years from across WA, Home presented a diverse range of two and three dimensional works via film, traditional and experimental media. Investigating the theme, “What makes a home”, City of Swan staff provided young people with a platform to exhibit and speak about issues that not only affect them, but also their community via the Youth Out Loud public speaking competition.

OPEN SAT 7 JUL 10AM - 3PM, WED TO FRI 10AM – 5PM

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Silent Synchronicity
Jun
1
to Jul 15

Silent Synchronicity

  • Mundaring Arts Centre | Gallery 2 (map)
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Stephanie Reisch

Artist in Residence

Stephanie Reisch explored mystical and shamanistic precepts through notions of trace and essence whilst creating works in her residency. Grounded in animal alchemy and prehistoric rituals, her works encompassed experimentation in drawing, painting,

sound and digital media.

IN RESIDENCE | 19 JUNE - 15 JULY | TUE - THU 10AM - 4PM & SUN 11AM - 3PM

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Woldendorp: A Black and White Retrospective
Jun
1
to Jul 15

Woldendorp: A Black and White Retrospective

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Curated by Clare Stroud and Lisa Hegarty

Renowned landscape photographer and State Living Treasure, Richard Woldendorp AM, shared his rarely seen early black and white images that launched his long and successful career in photography. Spanning three continents and almost twenty years, the retrospective included his first experimental images from 1956; his early award-winning portraiture from 1961; and photographs for one of his earliest books, ‘Indonesia’, taken in 1971.

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Swan Environmental Art Project
May
30
to Jun 29

Swan Environmental Art Project

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Plastic Pollution: Reducing our footprint and caring for our planet

400 students from Aveley, Caversham, Clayton View, Malvern Springs and Gidgegannup Primary Schools in the City of Swan immersed themselves in this year’s theme to create designs for the 2018 Swan Environmental Art banners. 12 students were selected, repainting their works on a large scale with artist Louise Cook. The works were then photographed to create 76 banners to be displayed throughout Guildford, Gidgegannup and Midland.

OPEN WED TO FRI 10AM – 5PM

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Wiru
May
25
to Jun 29

Wiru

  • Midland Junction Arts Centre | West Gallery (map)
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Julie Dowling

PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH YAMAJI ART

Nationally renowned Badimaya artist Julie Dowling presented an exhibition of new works highlighting the revival of First Nations languages within a local and global context. The suite of miniature portraits represented the importance of cultural preservation on a personal scale, while the larger works paid homage to the significance of the Whadjuk region to the Noongar people and illustrated Dowling’s exploration of Midland’s history and the individuals who contributed to its evolving story.

OPEN SAT 26 MAY 10AM - 3PM, WED TO FRI 10AM – 5PM

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Specimens
May
25
to Jun 29

Specimens

  • Midland Junction Arts Centre | East Gallery (map)
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Tim Maley

Presented in partnership with DADAA

Fremantle artist Tim Maley informally worked with the Western Australian Museum in 2013 to draw and paint a selection of specimens from their natural history Collection. The series of works on paper shown in Specimens draws upon their collection as source material with meticulously illustrated examinations of the form, colour and texture of animals and insects.

OPEN SAT 26 MAY 10AM - 3PM, WED TO FRI 10AM – 5PM

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