Presented by CITY OF SWAN
The region’s youth showcase their talent, presenting a diverse range of two and three-dimensional works via film, traditional and experimental media for this annual show.
ARTIST IN FOCUS
Deborah Ralph-Kafarela is working with the local Midland community during her time as Artist in Focus to develop a series of artworks and installations that challenge cultural values of rough sleeping and homelessness. Multa Plenty aims to address issues of equality and displacement, by recognizing abundance and emphasising that there is more than enough to go around.
ARTIST IN FOCUS
Hand stitching can bring a gentle respite in a world where the increasing acceleration of daily life often threatens to overwhelm. Williams is conducting an investigation into how we experience the quality of time through hand stitching - working with daily, weekly and yearly rhythms.
Presented by DADAA
For the past decade, the annual In Focus exhibition at MJAC has featured artists from DADAA workshops connected to its Midland hub. This is an inclusive exhibition where the artists select one of their best works to present.
Curated by Greg Sikich
Ian Williams and Ellen Norrish explore virtual landscapes and the complexities of being present in a technological environment for The Life Around. The exhibition showcases the distinct paintings styles of the two emerging artists as they establish a reflective space in-between two realities.
Curated by Wadandi/Minang/Koreng Bibbulmun artist Lea Taylor and Greg Sikich
Danjoo - Interwoven celebrates local Aboriginal culture, Country, language and visual arts practice in Western Australia, proudly presenting new and recent artworks by eighteen Aboriginal artists from or now residing in the south west corner of the state. Danjoo – meaning together in Bibbulmun Noongar language reflects the bringing together of established, mid-career and emerging Aboriginal artists working in diverse art forms, presenting artworks that speak of local Aboriginal culture and contemporary, personal, social and political issues.
In conjunction with Danjoo - Interwoven, artworks made by Moorditj Noongar Community College children and participants of recent weaving workshops with Bibbulmun artist Lea Taylor will be showcased. Visitors are invited to enjoy a soundscape of Bibbulmun words while taking part in the interactive weaving space.