Invitation: Continuity and Change, Future
MUNDARING ARTS CENTRE CELEBRATES 40 YEARS
OPENING FRI 24 MAY 7PM – 8.30PM RUNS FROM 25 MAY – 7 JULY 2019
Mundaring Arts Centre is celebrating 40 years of operation with two new exhibitions. The exhibitions reflect on the organisation’s history, the artists and members of the community who have been integral in its operation. The exhibitions also showcase a number of exciting new emerging artists as the arts centre looks towards the future.
CONTINUITY AND CHANGE; FUTURE
Pairing emerging artists with established creatives who have been part of Mundaring Arts Centre’s journey, Continuity and Change; Future celebrates 40 years of nurturing creative potential. Twenty exhibiting artists have shared practice and the creative journey to create new collaborative and individual works informed by these relationships.
Curated by Greg Sikich and Jess Boyce, the exhibition features the work of Richard Woldendorp and Olive Lipscombe, Philippa O’Brien and Yi Xiao Chen, Sue Starcken and Marina van Leeuwen, Penny Coss and Benjamin Bannan, Peter Dailey and Stephanie De Biasi, Merrick Belyea and Jarrad Martyn, Greg Crowe and Jane Grierson, Phil Gamblen and James Nolan, Mel Dare and Madeleine Beech, Claire Bushby and Sophie Nixon.
The project has presented a unique opportunity for intergenerational skill sharing between artists; with both emerging and established artists able to share their individual skills, perspectives, knowledge and experiences with their collaborator.
Some artists have explored the similarities of their practices, others have taken inspiration from their differences to try new ways of working. Conversations between artists have delved into the challenges of Professional creative practice and explored aesthetics, mediums, process and much more and it is this dialogue which has informed each of the works exhibited.
Continuity and Change; Future celebrates a small cohort of the many artists who have been involved in Mundaring Arts Centre over the years, whilst also engaging an exciting new community of practitioners at the beginning of their artistic careers. The exhibition embodies a collective approach whilst reflecting the diverse practices of the individual artists.
Continuity and Change; Future is on display at Mundaring Arts Centre from 25 May – 7 July.
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