Visual Arts: Fragility & Strength

20 August 2018

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18 Oct – 1 Nov @ Spectrum Project Space ·
Presented by Janice Bathurst ·

In Fragility and Strength, Janice Bathurst explores techniques of hand making textile works, photography, sculpture and recycled Jarrah to research her hometown of Yarloop, in the Shire of Harvey. Situated in the southwest of Western Australia, Yarloop was almost destroyed in the devastating fire of 7th January 2016. The artists’ intention is to communicate her thoughts regarding this place and to acknowledge the influence of the itinerant nature of her ‘lifeworld’.

Bathurst’s inspiration for this project comes from the Jarrah tree and her family connection to the timber industry; her life in Yarloop, a town where, prior to the 2016 fire still housed the biggest timber mill and workshops in the southern hemisphere.

Official Opening by Dr. Nicola Kaye on Thursday, 18 October, 6pm.
Exhibition runs Friday, 19 October to Thursday, 1 November
Open Tuesday – Friday 10:00am – 5:00pm and Sat 12:00pm – 5:00pm

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Pictured: Meaning Making, Janice Bathurst, Jarrah dyed silk. Image courtesy of the artist.

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