ExhibItion clear and present joy

Glen Forrest photographer Richard Woldendorp captures work by artist Madeleine Clear.
Glen Forrest photographer Richard Woldendorp captures work by artist Madeleine Clear.

MUNDARING Art Centre will present work by local artist and gallery volunteer Madeleine Clear to end a year of extraordinary exhibitions in the Perth Hills.

The bush around Mundaring is a recurring theme for the mixed media artist in her collection, Being Here.

Clear presents a retrospective that demonstrates her development as an artist, celebrating nearly 60 years of living in the Hills, through her artwork in charcoal, pastel and mixed media.

Being Here opens today in gallery one and continues until December 20.

Gallery two will celebrate the festive season with Gifted, a series of installations by selected artists.

Until November 22, ceramicist Louise Simonette will share her techniques for jewellery making and hand-built sculptures.

Simonette will work in residence on November 18 and 19, and present workshops for children.

Collage and crochet sculptor Mikaela Castledine, of Kalamunda, moves in from November 27 to December 6.

Castledine is best known for her life-size crocheted rhinoceros at Sculpture by the Sea last year.

She will share her other passion, 2D collage landscapes along with her most recent crocheted sculptural forms.

There is a double celebration from December 11 to 20, with timber jewellery maker Kath Stanwix of Darlington and linocut and etching printmaker Helen Clarke.

The pair will also present workshops and artworks for giving.

The Gifted artists will join with Clear from 1pm-2.30pm on Sunday, November 29 to discuss their arts practice and inspirations. For more visit mundaringartscentre.com.au.