Claimed Lands: The impact of colonisation on the Western Australian landscape exhibition to open in Wanneroo


Applecross artist Jess Hart is exhibiting her latest works in Wanneroo. Picture: Martin Kennealey
Applecross artist Jess Hart is exhibiting her latest works in Wanneroo. Picture: Martin Kennealey

JESS Hart centred her current art exhibition in Wanneroo on WA’s shared past, aiming to challenge the viewer and the accepted discourse of local history.

The artist’s work is on display in the Claimed Lands: The impact of colonisation on the Western Australian landscape exhibition until April 8.

Having received UWA’s Artsource industry award 2016, Hart’s practice is influenced by her major in indigenous history and knowledge and interest in colonial settlement.

Her aim was to create a series of works that blur the line between museum and art.

This exhibition was facilitated in partnership with Paper Mountain, an artist-run initiative, gallery and co-working space that is dedicated to supporting a diverse range of contemporary art projects.

Hart will hold two workshops on March 11, one for six-11 year olds from 10.30am-12.30pm; the other, for people aged 12 and above, will run from 1.30-3.30pm.

Participants can learn to make air dry clay bowls, pendants and magnets using a range of natural materials, such as ochre, charcoal and gum nuts.

What: Claimed Lands exhibition

Who: artist Jess Hart

Where: Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre, 3 Rocca Way

When: ends April 8

Open: 10am-4pm Mondays to Saturdays

Cost: free

Workshops: March 11, $5 per person

Book: 9405 5920