City shows off its artists

Puppeteer Leon Hendroff with the City of Wanneroo’s Jana Braddock and one of Leon's puppets (at back). Below: Renata Wright’s watercolour Greeting the day. Picture: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d404122
Puppeteer Leon Hendroff with the City of Wanneroo’s Jana Braddock and one of Leon's puppets (at back). Below: Renata Wright’s watercolour Greeting the day. Picture: Emma Reeves www.communitypix.com.au d404122

The City of Wanneroo will host insideART on Sunday, July 28, where stallholders will display their work, provide information on their activities, and demonstrate their methods.

Community development director Fiona Bentley said groups such as Limelight Theatre, Sun City Artists Association and the Academy of Digital Technologies would have information stalls at the expo in the Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre on Rocca Way.

‘A number of stalls will also provide the opportunity for visitors to get involved in lessons in various art mediums,’ she said.

‘There will be a wide selection of art forms presented, including painting, drawing, photography, glass- blowing, ceramics, jewellery, mosaic, digital art, wood turning, textiles, cake decorating and much more.’

Local artists will be exhibiting and selling works in the art market, while WA Opera and puppeteer Leon Hendroff will demonstrate their performance arts in the theaterette.

‘There will also be a number of community and charitable organisations with stalls in the Great Court, including the CWA and the Wanneroo Community Men’s Shed,’ Mrs Bentley said.

‘There will be something for everyone, including activities and entertainment for the kids in the library and the Wanneroo Museum.’

She said they wanted to provide the community with cultural and artistic opportunities, bringing people together and encouraging them to get involved.

‘As the idea for a community art expo developed and the more people were contacted, the more enthusiasm we saw for an event of this kind,’ Mrs Bentley said.

Clarkson watercolour painter and teacher Renata Wright said she would be displaying her paintings and providing information about her classes.

‘I will also be doing a bit of demonstrating, so people can see my style,’ Mrs Wright said.

Mrs Bentley said although inside-ART provided an opportunity for artists to sell their wares, its focus was to provide the opportunity for groups, organisations and teachers to demonstrate avenues for artistic pursuits.

‘Often it is hard to find this information, especially for people who are new to the area,’ she said.

‘With Wanneroo growing at such a fast rate we wanted to show off all that this area can provide.’

Mrs Bentley said it was separate to Art n About, a buying-and-selling market held in previous years.