Wanneroo Hearsay exhibition highlights folklore stories

City of Wanneroo cultural support officer Karen Cannon and cultural exhibitions curator Amanda Alderson setting up the Hearsay exhibition at Wanneroo Gallery. Pictures: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d494287
City of Wanneroo cultural support officer Karen Cannon and cultural exhibitions curator Amanda Alderson setting up the Hearsay exhibition at Wanneroo Gallery. Pictures: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d494287

WANNEROO Gallery’s next exhibition, Hearsay, blurs the line between fact and fiction.

Hearsay recounts a collection of strange and sometimes scary fireside tales taken from local folklore, including the adventures Moondyne Joe, an English convict who went on to become WA’s most infamous bushranger, to the cursed shipwreck of the SS Alkimos and its resident ghoul.

Encompassing mysterious UFOs, shadowy big cats and more, the free exhibition highlights both the weird and wonderful parts of Wanneroo and features a mix of artworks, theatrical performances, videos and re-enactments.

It will be on display at the Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre, 3 Rocca Way from Monday, July 8 to Saturday, August 31.

Wanneroo Gallery is open Mondays to Saturdays from 10am to 4pm.

Visit www.wanneroo.wa.gov.au/wanneroogallery.

Karen Cannon and Amanda Alderson setting up the Hearsay exhibition.