Wembley Downs: Hundreds of artworks feature in Art@Hale exhibition

Hale School teacher and artist Chris McClelland.
Hale School teacher and artist Chris McClelland.

WORKS by emerging and respected WA artists feature in an annual exhibition in Wembley Downs this weekend.

Hale School is hosting Fine Art@Hale from July 27 to 29, which will feature hundreds of artworks across a variety of mediums.

Curator Lee Kinsella said this year’s exhibition aimed to support young artists.

“Art is always about new ways of doing things and fresh ways of seeing the world, and we felt, especially in a school environment filled with creative young minds, that it was important to really support new and emerging artists,” she said.

“In addition, we have asked that the well-established artists…present new works to the exhibition, to ensure we maintain the theme of fresh new approaches.”

Jarrad Martyn, who won last year’s best artwork in show and is the current artist in residence at Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, will exhibit alongside established WA artists including Brendon Darby, Eveline Kotai and Norm Wilson.

Well-known indigenous artists Rod Collard, Biddee Baadjo, Walala Tjapaltjarri and Marcia Purdie have also submitted works for show and sale.

The exhibition opens with a cocktail preview event on Friday from 6.30pm for $50 per person.

It continues on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm in the school’s Memorial Hall, with entry by gold coin donation.

For preview tickets, visit www.hale.wa.edu.au.