Winning Juniper Award propels Moses to make ambitious new piece for Mundaring Arts Centre


Shannon Lyons and Annika Moses getting ready for their Five Point One and a Piece of Four By Two exhibition until August 5 at the Mundaring Arts Centre. Picture: David Baylis d470877
Shannon Lyons and Annika Moses getting ready for their Five Point One and a Piece of Four By Two exhibition until August 5 at the Mundaring Arts Centre. Picture: David Baylis d470877

WINNING the prestigious Robert Juniper Award for the Arts last year enabled composer Annika Moses to bring an ambitious concept to life in a new exhibition at the Mundaring Arts Centre.

She collaborated with Kalamunda artist Shannon Lyons to create an interactive installation accompanied by a soundscape built for audience participation.

Lyons holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Visual Arts and a Bachelor of Arts from Curtin University.

Visitors wear earphones and move through the gallery for a personal experience of the interplay between materials and sound.

The artists hope to visitors will participate ‘in a dialogue about conceptual art’ in Five Point One and a Piece of Four by Two.

“I hope to break down the idea that complex art can only be accessed by other artists, by demonstrating that complex art can be created with simple concepts, skills and equipment,” Moses said.

The $9000 arts award won by Moses and presented annually by the Mundaring Bicentennial Scholarship Trust assists young artists in developing their talent in any branch of the arts.

Funding for the award is provided largely from the Shire of Mundaring and supplemented by fund-raising events.

Raised in Gidgegannup, Moses is currently studying for a Bachelor of Music at WAAPA.

She said the award was the only one of its kind not presented as a prize for a finished piece.

“This means it gives the young creative the opportunity to develop their work, and the financial support to invest in equipment or training that would otherwise be unaffordable,” she said.

She encouraged creatives with a local connection and aged under 35 to apply for the scholarship.

In addition, the Bob and Trish Juniper Art Prize of $1000 will be presented to the best visual art candidate, who is also eligible for the main scholarship.

The deadline for applications for both awards is September 30. Winners are chosen by a panel of judges and will be announced in January 2018.

For more details, visit www.mundaringarts.org, or call Trust Secretary Chris Durrant on 9299 6093.

What: Five Point One and Piece of Four By Two
Who: Annika Moses and Shannon Lyons
When: Until August 6
Where: Mundaring Art Gallery

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