Habits of Horses


Celebrating the role of the horse in agriculture, economy and sport, contemporary artists respond to the ancestral and cultural role horses played in the country of their forefathers.  With artists Madeleine Clear, Marcia Espinosa, Indra Geidans, Jan Griffiths, Tony Jones, Paul Kaptein, Theo Koning, Matt McVeigh, Andrew Nicholls, Anna Louise Richardson, Sue Starcken and Yuko Takahashi. Curated by Jude van der Merwe. 

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Horse Tales


A community exhibition including a ‘paddock’ of sculptured hay horses; a wall-mounted mob of wild brumbies made from found objects; small sculptures, rosettes and jewellery incorporating horse hair created by school children teenagers and adults. Artworks have been created in a series of workshops led by professional artists for local schools and the general community in the City of Swan and Shire of Mundaring.

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Horse Drawn

HORSE DRAWN celebrates the equine form through traditional drawing skills and contemporary digital drawing methods and included an artist-in-residence program, an exhibition of artworks by WA artists, art work created in community art workshops, floor talks and demonstrations.

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Vahana: Vehicle of the Gods

The Vahana: Vehicle of the Gods exhibition features the work of Celebrated Bangalore based photographer, Clare Arni who has been documenting the Aiyanar festivals in India and processes leading up to them for several years. 

Clare Arni presents an exhibition of new work describing the making of the terracotta horses, the festivals and votive offerings as well as images of the groves where avenues of horses form majestic entries to the spaces. 

One of the remaining potters Kasirajan Subbaiah famous for making terracotta horses also took up residence at MJAC creating two 2.2 metre high terracotta horse for the project.

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Four prominent WA artists installed large-scale sculptures relating to horses for a temporary exhibition at the Mundaring Sculpture Park. Featuring Tony Jones, Claire Bailey, Denise Brown and Cecile Williams, the Sculpture Park Horse-in-Stall sees the artists tackle the theme on dramatic scale, set amongst the picturesque surroundings of one of Mundaring's favourite community parks, where families and visitors can picnic and play surrounded by incredible contemporary artworks. 

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Hoofprints in the Hills Historical Exhibition

On the 20 August, the Mundaring and Hills Historical Society opened their new Museum exhibition Hoofprints in the Hills, tracing the hoof-prints of the first horses to traverse the Perth hills from 1830 onwards. The exhibition on show until 22 February 2018 features some of the horse based organisations that played a role in the lives of local people.

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