Filtering by: Talks & Tours
Gallery Tours for Schools and Groups
Jul
22
to Dec 13

Gallery Tours for Schools and Groups

  • Midland Junction Arts Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

View Event →
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

1. Sarah Thornton-Smith Watercolour Painting.jpg

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

11. Ann Ong Bright Press EDIT.jpg

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

After the Fire by Judy Rogers 2018.png

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

IMG-9737 EDIT.jpg

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

AACHWA.jpg

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

SCYS+Music+Stock+Photo.jpg

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

Ingrid+Mulder+Introduction+to+Paper+making+and+Letterpress+Photo+by+Jess+Boyce+2.jpg

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

WEB_Louise Snook Botanical screenprinting 3.jpg

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

4. Cathy Levett_Bee Hotels EDIT.jpg

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

16. Botanical Studies_Maylands Peninsula PS_Year 5and6 (2) EDIT crop.jpg

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

WEB_Fiona Colour Mixing 2 - Ellen Norrish.jpg

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

23. Environment House Bayswater Pop Up Shop.jpg

Environment House Bayswater Pop Up Trailer

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

FullSizeR.jpg

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

Still Life Drawing.jpg

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

2. Sophie Nixon_Flowers as Patches (2018) AiR EDIT.jpg

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

IMG-0922 EDIT WEB.jpg

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

Dale+Tillbrook.jpg

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

Narayani+Palmer+800+x+534+px.jpg

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

Botanical Tea Juice Stand MJAC.jpg

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.

View Event →

Open Studio | Claire Bushby and Melanie Dare
Aug
3
12:00 PM12:00

Open Studio | Claire Bushby and Melanie Dare

Melanie Dare and Claire Bushby have been working at Midland Junction Arts Centre on The Fabric Of Us, the first of two residencies to develop a collaborative working methodology that explores the commonalities between their working processes, focusing on cultural connections to place and relationships between self-identity and community.

Melanie and Claire invite the public to visit their studio as they work together/alongside each other. They look forward to discussions about the connections that have developed over their two months at MJAC and their plans for extending this collaborative practice toward their second residency in 2020.

Sat 3 Aug | 12pm – 3pm | FREE

View Event →
Photograph Your Art with Bo Wong
Jun
8
9:00 AM09:00

Photograph Your Art with Bo Wong

Join Photographer, Bo Wong in an illustrated lecture on how best to photograph artworks for grant and exhibition applications. Be led through practical demonstrations of photographing artworks including works on paper, paintings, sculptures and exhibition installations. A take home resource will be available for participants along with information on lighting and composition. Morning Tea included.

Sat 8 Jun | 9am - 1pm | Suitable for 16+ yrs 
$50 | $45 Members

View Event →
A comprehensive guide to successfully applying for an exhibition
May
18
2:00 PM14:00

A comprehensive guide to successfully applying for an exhibition

Have you ever wondered how your exhibition application is assessed? Join the Mundaring Arts Centre’s exhibition committee in an afternoon of professional development discussions structured to assist prospective exhibitors with tips to support their application.

Session 1 | 2 - 3pm

Learn about the processes of having an exhibition by understanding the Midland Junction (MJAC) and Mundaring Arts Centre (MAC) spaces, installation requirements and how to concisely package your creative ideas into a project with community engagement potential.

Session 2 | 3.15 - 4pm

Pete Guazzelli from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) will outline grants available and provide advice about what to include when applying for grants.

Sat 18 May | 2 – 4pm | Suitable for 16+yrs
FREE

View Event →
Meet the Curator & Artist - Lea Taylor
Mar
23
11:00 AM11:00

Meet the Curator & Artist - Lea Taylor

Join Danjoo - Interwoven Curator and Artist for a tour of the exhibition. Visit the community exhibition Wallka-yong-a Kaardijin - To Share Knowledge and try your hand at weaving.

Wed 20 Feb | 4pm - 5pm OR Sat 23 Mar | 11am - 12pm
FREE

View Event →
Cultural Awareness Workshop with John Mogridge
Feb
24
2:00 PM14:00

Cultural Awareness Workshop with John Mogridge

Understanding Local Aboriginal Culture

Join Bibbulmun man John Mogridge, to better understand local Aboriginal culture, protocols and the complexities and richness of language. Through objects, stories and discussion John will share insight into Aboriginal culture, to build respect and connection.

John is the City of Swan Aboriginal Partnership and Development Officer. He is passionate about young Aboriginal people knowing who they are and where they are from, and helping all people open their eyes to the richness of the culture of the First People’s of Bibbulmun Boodja.

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

Sun 24 Feb | 2pm - 4pm | Suitable for all ages
FREE

View Event →
Meet the Artists - Carol Dowling & Esther McDowell
Feb
23
12:00 PM12:00

Meet the Artists - Carol Dowling & Esther McDowell

Join Danjoo - Interwoven artists Esther McDowell and Carol Dowling, sister of artist Julie Dowling, for a tour of the Exhibition. Visit the community exhibition Wallka-yong-a Kaardijin - To Share Knowledge and try your hand at weaving.

Sat 23 Feb | 12pm - 1pm | Suitable for all ages
FREE

View Event →
Meet the Curator & Artist - Lea Taylor
Feb
20
4:00 PM16:00

Meet the Curator & Artist - Lea Taylor

Join Danjoo - Interwoven Curator and Artist for a tour of the exhibition. Visit the community exhibition Wallka-yong-a Kaardijin - To Share Knowledge and try your hand at weaving.

Wed 20 Feb | 4pm - 5pm OR Sat 23 Mar | 11am - 12pm
FREE

View Event →