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Visual Arts: Shire of Mundaring Invitational Art Acquisition Exhibition

30 January 2018

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Sat 10 February – Sun 1 April @ Mundaring Arts Centre ∙
Presented by: Mundaring Arts Centre ∙

In celebration of the rich vein of artistic talent within the Mundaring community, the Mundaring Arts Centre launches the 2018 exhibition program with the Shire of Mundaring Art Acquisition exhibition; featuring the work of invited artists, Sarah Elson, Bec Juniper, Andre Lipscombe, Desmond Woodley and Yvonne Zago.

Through this annual exhibition, the Shire of Mundaring showcases significant artists from the region and acquires new artworks of relevance and distinction into their already richly diverse Art Collection.

LANDSCAPES OF THE MIND | Gallery 1

For Landscapes of the Mind, the invited artists work varies in theme and philosophical approach, but is connected by their relationship with this community and the environment of the Perth hills. Curator Jenny Kerr explains the artists are, “diverse in approach and material but all express an idiosyncratic and sensitive reaction to their environment. The extent to which living or responding to this landscape impacts on our being is difficult to ascertain, but these artists use a range of strategies and responses that communicate and share perceptions and feelings that make a connection to this place manifest in their art and offer the viewer the opportunity to share in their experiences.”

AT THE HEART | Gallery 2

At the Heart features a selection of works from the Shire of Mundaring Art Collection by artists, Sieglinde Battley, Merrick Belyea, Mac Betts, Alex Boddington, Greg Crowe, Rosa Della Torre, Bernard Kerr, David Gregson, Marie Haass, Joan Johnson, Brian McKay, Guy Grey Smith, Michelle Theunissen, Mab Vandeth and Richard Woldendorp. Established in 1985, the Shire of Mundaring Art Collection now has close to180 works ranging from paintings, works on paper, photography, textiles to mixed media objects and sculptures. Landscape is at the heart of the Shire’s Collection and the wealth of artistic practice documented forms a valuable cultural record for future generations.

Demonstrations and talks will run throughout the exhibition with an opportunity to meet the artists from Landscapes of the Mind on Sunday 25 March.

Entry to these exhibitions is free and the Galleries and Shop are open Tues – Fri 10am-5pm, Sat and Sun 11am – 3pm (closed Mon and Public Holidays). Located 7190 Great Eastern Hwy, corner Nichol Street Mundaring.

More info: http://www.mundaringartscentre.com.au/

Pictured:  Yvonne Zago: Diuris Brumalis in Arnaud’s stoneware vase

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