Local artists celebrated at launch of Mundaring Arts Centre exhibition program


Councillor Kate Driver with artist Sarah Elson and her artwork. Picture: Supplied
Councillor Kate Driver with artist Sarah Elson and her artwork. Picture: Supplied

MUNDARING Arts Centre has opened its 2018 exhibition program by celebrating the creativity of local artists.

The Shire of Mundaring art acquisition showcase, Landscapes of the Mind, features the work of invited artists Sarah Elson, Bec Juniper, Andre Lipscombe, Desmond Woodley and Yvonne Zago.

Through the annual exhibition, exceptional artworks of relevance are selected for the Shire of Mundaring Art Collection.

Shire President John Daw announced the works purchased for the collection at the exhibition opening last Friday.

The newly-acquired pieces are Cultivated Painting, acrylic paint on board by Andre Lipscombe; Lament of the Labellumanaphora 7, recycled silver by Sarah Elson and Where They Dwell, hand-painted stoneware by Yvonne Zago and wheel thrown by Bernard Kerr.

Visitors to the exhibition are asked to submit their favourite piece for the people’s choice award.

Mundaring Arts Centre curator Jenny Kerr said the artworks varied in theme and philosophical approach to present the artists’ relationship with their community and the environment.

She said landscape was at the heart of the Shire’s collection and the wealth of artistic practice formed a cultural record for future generations.

A second exhibition titled At the Heart is also on show, with selected work from the Shire’s art collection by 15 artists including Sieglinde Battley, Merrick Belyea, Mac Betts and Alex Boddington.

The Shire of Mundaring Art Collection began in 1985 and there are now close to180 works ranging from paintings, works on paper, photography, textiles to mixed media objects and sculptures.

A program of demonstrations and talks will accompany the exhibitions including a ‘meet the artists’ talk and discussion with collection curators on Sunday, March 25.

Visit the Mundaring Arts Centre website for more details at www.mundaringartscentre.com.au.

What: Landscapes of the Mind
Where: Mundaring Art Centre
When: Until April 1

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