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Gallery Tours for Schools and Groups
Jul
22
to Dec 13

Gallery Tours for Schools and Groups

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Schools and groups are invited to join us for FREE gallery highlights tour at Midland Junction Arts Centre. Gain an insider’s view and perspective into the themes of our exhibitions, as well as discover more about the creative arts in Midland.

Days and times can be flexible
FREE for groups of 10 or more

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What on Earth Open Day
Aug
25
11:00 AM11:00

What on Earth Open Day

To celebrate the cross-community project What On Earth, come and be a part of an action-packed open day full of fun botanical themed activities the whole family will enjoy.

Midland Junction Arts Centre will be abuzz with live music and art activities for people of all ages to drop in, have a go and soak up the community atmosphere.

Watch creators transform the materials taken from the earth into something magical and explore the beauty, diversity and fragility of West Australian flora in a range of artistic exhibitions and activities. Budding artists are invited to book in for a workshop or simply come along on the day and have a go.

Sun 25 Aug | 11am - 3pm | Suitable for all ages

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Native Flower Watercolour Painting

Paint plants, seeds, pods and flowers with local artist Sarah Thornton Smith. Sarah will show you how to draw, mix and apply watercolour paint in this free drop-in workshop. You'll have the opportunity to paint your own A6 artwork which will be pinned up on display with the rest of the community's interpretations.

FREE

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Letterpress

Local Letterpress enthusiast Ann Ong will be showing What On Earth visitors how to typeset, press and print words and phrases. This historic method of relief printing dates back to the 1400’s and was used to print newspaper, books and other media until the advent of offset printing. Buy a range of her printed cards and artworks, and join in the fun and print your own words!

FREE

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Botanical Drawing

Learn the basic techniques of botanical drawing with Wildflower State exhibiting artist Judy Rogers. Judy will lead students through a series of detailed observational drawing exercises, where they will establish a good understanding of proportions, textures, and how to make the subject look three-dimensional. This workshop has something to offer for beginner and experienced artists. Participants are welcome to bring along their own botanical specimens to draw.

12.30pm - 3.30pm
Suitable for 12+ yrs
$70 | $63 Members

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Artist in Residence

Visit Tami Esancy in Studio 2 and learn more about her exciting practice.

During her residency, Tami is analysing and responding creatively to ideas of identity through the use of portraiture, ceramics and the re-use of materials.

FREE

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Aboriginal Art Centre Hub WA

Get to know the team behind the Aboriginal Art Centre Hub of Western Australia (AACHWA) with their WOE activity stall. AACHWA will be showcasing how Aboriginal artists throughout the state utilise botanical ingredients and materials in their artworks.

FREE

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SCYS Live Music

Hear from three budding musicians from the City of Swan's Youth Centre Music Program. The program opens the door for aspiring young musicians, aged between 12 and 25, to be creative, write their own lyrics, connect with mentors in the industry, record their songs and make their own beats.

12.45 - 2.45PM
FREE

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Papermaking

Learn to make paper by blending, beating and pressing with Ingrid Mulder of Crow Mountain Paper Studios. Ingrid will be using a range of plant fibres on the day especially invasive species. Having lived and worked at the Washi No Sato Paper making factory in Japan for over 12 years, Ingrid has a wealth of paper making expertise to share in WA.

FREE

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Screen printed Tea Towels

During the Screen print a botanical design on a linen tea towel. Learn the process of screen printing using paper stencils and mono print on acetate to create your own unique design.

12pm - 3pm
Suitable for 15+ yrs
$70 | $63 Members

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Bee Hotels

Join Environmentalist Cathy Levett to learn about our native pollinators and the important role they play for WA wildflowers. Create a simple native bee hotel from recycled materials.

11am - 1pm
FREE

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Native Flower Drawing Display

See the creative efforts of Maylands Peninsula Primary's Year 5 and 6 in this Seed Pods inspired watercolour painting display.

FREE

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Colour mixing the local landscape

Learn to mix a range of local hues with Wildflower State exhibiting artist Fiona Harman. Venture out into the gardens surrounding the Arts Centre as Fiona leads a three hour observational colour mixing class. Get to know the medium of acrylic paint and the core colours required to mix and colour match greens of the Australian landscape. Suitable for beginners and artists looking to extend their knowledge.

12.30 - 3.30pm
Suitable for 13+ yrs
$75 | $67.50 Members

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Environment House Bayswater will be in the MJAC Courtyard with their Garden Theme Pop Up Shop and free drop in activities. Kids can get hands on with composting and worm farms, whilst adults can learn more tips on how to reduce, reuse in the Garden and Household. A range of sustainable cleaning and gardening products will be available to purchase from the Enviro House team.

FREE

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Birds of Beauty and Peril

Join AGWA's Learning Team for an all ages creative activity to draw a magnificent winged beauty or a frightening flight of feathers.

Visit the Art Gallery of Western Australia to view The Botanical: Beauty and Peril before 4 Nov.

FREE

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Still Life Drawing

Pick up an easel and have a go at drawing our floral still life arrangement. With materials such as paper, pastels, charcoal, and kneadable erasers provided, you're free to draw a blooming masterpiece.

FREE

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Artist in Residence

See what artist in residence Sophie G Nixon is up to in the studio. Sophie works primarily with textiles and occasionally plants to create gentle sculptures and installations.

FREE

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Kitchen Clay

Spend your Sunday afternoon handbuilding a range of kitchen homewares in this one-off workshop with local ceramicist Lee Woodcock. Work with Lee to create and decorate your own Mortar and Pestle, Serving Spoons and Platters whilst developing basic handbuilding skills in pottery.

12pm - 4pm Suitable for 13+ yrs
$75 | $67.50 Members

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Dale Tillbrook: Native Food Talk & Display

To celebrate the opening of Tableware, Indigenous Chef Dale Tilbrook will be plating up the exhibitions’ wares with a variety of native Australian ingredients. Having spent many years gathering knowledge from her elders and other sources, Dale is often called on to talk about bush food, which she loves presenting and encouraging people to incorporate into their everyday cooking. You can hear her talk from 12pm, as well as taste the food on offer.

FREE

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Clay Pod Forms with Narayani Palmer

Try your hand at basic hand-building techniques while looking discovering the intricacy and beauty of seed & pods. Take home your clay pods forms to air dry.

FREE

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Botanical Tea & Juice

Enjoy a refreshing botanical blend of iced tea or juice as you wander through the What On Earth Open Day’s exhibitions and activities.

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Botanical Drawing with Judy Rogers
Aug
25
12:30 PM12:30

Botanical Drawing with Judy Rogers

Learn the basic techniques of botanical drawing with Wildflower State exhibiting artist Judy Rogers. Judy will lead students through a series of detailed observational drawing exercises, where they will establish a good understanding of proportions, textures, and how to make the subject look three-dimensional. This workshop has something to offer for beginner and experienced artists. Participants are welcome to bring along their own botanical specimens to draw.

Sun 25 Aug | 12.30pm - 3.30pm | Suitable for 12+ yrs 
$70 | $63 Members | Materials supplied 

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Giant Crochet with Holly O'Meehan
Sep
28
10:00 AM10:00

Giant Crochet with Holly O'Meehan

Join artist Holly O’Meehan for a fun day of crochet. Holly will show the ropes of the method, teaching students how to crochet their own unique vessel out of t-shirt yarn and a variety of recycled fabrics. Crochet hooks and a range of coloured yarns are included in the cost of this workshop. Students can expect to make a pouch like basket and leave with a pattern to make many more at home.

Participants are invited to exhibit their creations in the Made Here By Hand community exhibition in November.

Sat 28 Sep | 10am - 3pm | Suitable for 8+ yrs 
$45 | $40.5 Members | Materials provided
Made Here By Hand workshops are subsidised by funding from the Local Drug and Alcohol Action group.

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Acrylic Landscapes with Alastair Taylor
Oct
19
10:00 AM10:00

Acrylic Landscapes with Alastair Taylor

Complete a small landscape painting with local artist Alastair Taylor. Bring along your own reference image and Alastair will show you how to capture the scene in acrylic paint. This one-day workshop will cover colour, composition, brushwork and Alastair’s wet palette method with acrylics. A selection of primed boards and paint will be supplied.

Participants are invited to exhibit their creations in the Made Here By Hand community exhibition in November.

Sat 19 Oct | 10am - 3pm | Suitable for 13+ yrs 
$45 | $40.50 Members 
Made Here By Hand workshops are subsidised by funding from the Local Drug and Alcohol Action group. 

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Body Adornment & Wearable Art with Sarah Zel Chescoe
Aug
17
11:00 AM11:00

Body Adornment & Wearable Art with Sarah Zel Chescoe

Explore construction and sculptural techniques using recycled materials to create wearable art accessories with high visual impact.

Extend the skills you learn in the workshop and use your body adornment creations to complement an entry in the Worn Out Worn Art  Wearable Art Parade on Sat 9 Nov.

Bring any recycled materials that will be useful for your creation if you have an idea for your creation. 

Sat 17 Aug | 11am - 3pm | Suitable for 12 - 18yrs
$10 | $9 Members | Materials supplied
Darlington Main Hall, Owen Road, Darlington WA

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Beginner's Book Binding with Phoebe Todd-Parrish
Aug
3
10:00 AM10:00

Beginner's Book Binding with Phoebe Todd-Parrish

Spend your Saturday morning learning an age-old method of Coptic book binding with experienced tutor and print-artist, Phoebe Todd-Parrish. Coptic binding is one of the easiest forms of book binding to master, as it does not require adhesive. Over three and a half hours students will fold, bind and stitch their very own mixed-media notebook, and learn all necessary skills to continue projects at home. All materials & a take-home instruction leaflet will be provided. Students are encouraged to bring any special paper or collage materials to decorate their book cover.

Sat 3 Aug | 10am - 1.30pm | Suitable for 12+ yrs 
$70 | $63 Members | Materials supplied 

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July School Holiday Art Club
Jul
16
to Jul 19

July School Holiday Art Club

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Join in the fun this school holidays with the MJAC Art Club. Delve into Pottery, Painting, Drawing and Printmaking learning from professional artists and illustrators.  

Book all 4 Art Club workshops and save 10%, or simply pick and choose the workshops you’re interested in. Details for each workshop below.

Please bring along some old clothes to wear or an apron, and a drink bottle. Parents welcome.

Tue 16 Jul - Fri 19 Jul | Suitable for 7 - 14 yrs
Materials supplied

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Clay Birdhouses with Lee Woodcock

Local ceramicist Lee Woodcock will be showing us how to hand-build our very own clay birdhouse. With four walls, a roof and a little perch to sit on, this cosy home can be hung from a tree in your backyard. We’ll be using leaves and flowers from the garden to imprint and colourful clay slips to decorate. All materials and firing included.

Tue 16 Jul | 2pm - 5pm | Suitable for 7 -14 yrs
$35 | $31.50 Members | Materials supplied

Hand-Printed Plants with Carly Lynch

Create prints and a zine in this exciting flora-inspired school holiday workshop with Carly Lynch. Carly will show you how to draw a range of plants and translate these into bright and delicate artworks, which you can print by hand! You will also get to make a mini-zine (book) that you can use as to print all your plants when you get home.

Wed 17 Jul | 10am - 12pm | Suitable for 7 -14 yrs 
$25 | $22.50 Members | Materials supplied

Painting Wildlife with Jae Criddle

Thursday’s Art Club invites you to get to know some of the animals on our State’s Threatened Species List in this painting workshop with artist and Illustrator Jae Criddle. Jae will show you how to draw and paint a range of interesting animals such as Blue Whales, Bilbies, Quokkas, Hairy Marron, White-bellied Frogs and Black-footed Tree-rats. Paint, pencils, and cartridge paper will be provided.

Thu 18 Jul | 10am - 12pm | Suitable for 7 -14 yrs
$25 | $22.50 Members | Materials supplied

Self-Portraits with Gabby Loo

Create your own character self-portrait with artist and illustrator Gabby Loo. Not your everyday portrait, Gabby will show us how to make a personality jump off the page using pencils, ink, watercolours and double sided foam tape. 

Fri 19 Jul | 10am - 12pm | Suitable for 7 - 14 yrs
$25 | $22.50 Members | Materials supplied

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Bats, Birds and Bees Textiles Workshop with Anne Williams and Cathy Levett
Apr
26
10:00 AM10:00

Bats, Birds and Bees Textiles Workshop with Anne Williams and Cathy Levett

Explore the amazing world of pollinators, natural dyes and solar dyeing, discovering the potential of materials that can be found in your own backyard! Join environmentalist Cathy Levett and MJAC Artist in Residence Anne Williams, learn about how important pollinators are, then create your own a stitched pollinator with natural dyes and silken yarn to take home.

Fri 26 Apr | 10am - 1pm | Suitable for 7 - 14 yrs
$25 | $22.50 Members | Materials supplied 

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Wild, Winged Wearable World with Angela Ferolla
Apr
24
10:00 AM10:00

Wild, Winged Wearable World with Angela Ferolla

Artist and designer Angela Ferolla will guide you through the fun world of fashion, textiles and design while you construct your own entry to this year’s WOWA Wearable Art Project.

Learn the creative art of fashion construction using cane, recycled materials and cardboard to create an imaginative sculptural insect or flora inspired wearable art piece.

Wed 24 Apr | 10am - 1pm | Suitable for 8 -15yrs
$25 | $22.50 Members | Materials supplied 

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Monoprinting for Kids with Shelley Elkins and Dimity Gregson
Apr
24
10:00 AM10:00

Monoprinting for Kids with Shelley Elkins and Dimity Gregson

As part of the DADAA In Focus Exhibition, join artists Shelley Elkins and Dimity Gregson and be inspired by tentacles, toes and tails to create an A3 artwork using masking and relief printmaking techniques.

Please wear covered shoes

Wed 24 Apr | 10am - 12pm | 8 - 15yrs 
$10 | $9 Members | Materials supplied

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Create a Teacup or Tumbler with Lee Woodcock
Apr
23
10:00 AM10:00

Create a Teacup or Tumbler with Lee Woodcock

Learn the art of hand building with local potter, Lee Woodcock. Lee will guide you through pinch pot processes to create your own tumbler or teacup. This family friendly workshop is open to all ages.

Clay, tools and firing costs are all included. Collect your fired teacup in a couple of weeks after it has been glazed and fired.

Tue 23 Apr | 10 - 11.30am | Suitable for all ages
$20 | $18 Members | Materials supplied

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Create a Cup with Personality with Lee Woodcock
Apr
16
to Apr 17

Create a Cup with Personality with Lee Woodcock

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Join Lee Woodcock, local ceramic artist, for two fun sessions learning the skills to create your very own cup with personality. In this educational and enjoyable series you will discover carving, hand building and glazing to produce a fully functional cup to use at home.

Tue 16 and Wed 17 Apr | 10am - 1pm | Suitable for 8 - 14yrs
$50 | $45 Members 

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Community Canvas with Deborah Bonar-Mills
Feb
24
2:00 PM14:00

Community Canvas with Deborah Bonar-Mills

Join artist Deborah Bonar-Mills at Midland Junction Arts Centre during the Danjoo-Interwoven exhibition to help create a community canvas. Deborah will invite children and community members to contribute to a community canvas by adding to the overall design of the artwork. Visit MJAC and see Deborah’s work on display along with artworks by eighteen Aboriginal artists from the South West of WA.

This community activity will coincide with the Cale St Festival, Midland that runs from 2 – 8pm. 

Sun 24 Feb | 2pm - 5pm | Suitable for all ages
FREE

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Cale Street Festival Midland
Feb
24
2:00 PM14:00

Cale Street Festival Midland

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Presented by Midland Gate

Midland Junction Arts Centre is joining the party and you are invited!

Midland will come alive with the inaugural Cale Street Festival. The festival will celebrate Summer with family friendly activities, market stalls, live music and delicious food outlets. MJAC will be showcasing free exhibitions and hands on workshops with some of the exhibiting artists.

Sat 24 Feb | MJAC open 2pm - 6pm, Cale St Festival continues until 8pm | Suitable for all ages
FREE

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Postcards from the Sea Workshop with Linda James
Feb
23
10:00 AM10:00

Postcards from the Sea Workshop with Linda James

Join Danjoo - Interwoven artist Linda James, a Bardi woman from the Dampier Peninsula, North of Broome. Learn about Linda’s Aboriginal culture through her artwork and her stories about fishing and living off the sea. Paint shells and sea creatures on postcard sized paper employing Linda’s fine brush technique. Discover how to prepare the background, create texture, apply a stencil and then add detail using a very fine brush. 

Sat 23 Feb | 10am - 12pm | Suitable for 5 - 14yrs
$10 | $9 Members | Materials supplied

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