TOGETHER with Mundaring Arts Centre, Shire of Mundaring is proud to present its annual Acquisition Exhibition Place and Space.
The open-format exhibition, which explores artists' connections to the Perth hills, opens at Mundaring Arts Centre from 7pm on Friday 8 February.
This year, artists were invited to submit works in response to the theme Place and Space. From a record number of entries, 33 artists were chosen to have their art exhibited and considered for acquisition.
Mundaring Shire President John Daw will have the honour of officially opening this year's display. Cr Daw said the Shire's art collection was one-of-a-kind.
"Shire of Mundaring's art collection was established back in 1985. Over the years it has grown into a richly varied body of work that explores each artist's unique connection to the area," he said.
"The annual exhibition fosters the vibrant arts and crafts community we have here in the hills. It gives people the opportunity to view locally produced art at their local gallery, and gives artists the chance to have their work celebrated and considered for acquisition."
In Gallery 1, Place and Space, will display works by this year's selected artists: Hans Arkeveld, Christopher Arnold, Una Bell, Terence Blenkinship, Leanne Bray,
Ric Burkitt, Panela Cary, Mikaela Castledine, Dawes Annette, Carolyn Francis, Dimity Gregson, Joan Johnson, Ben Joel, Bec Juniper, Bernard Kerr,
Genevieve Hartney, Julie Hein, Franci Liebenberg, Malcolm Lindsay,
Andre Lipscombe, Jarrad Martyn, Craig McKeough, Alan Muller, Isabel O'Brien, Narayani Palmer, Lesley Parker, Lorita Schmitz, Amelia Sonnekus, Alastair Taylor, Anne Williams, Lee Woodcock, Desmond Woodley, and Katrina Virgona.
An additional display in Gallery 2, Spotlight on us, will showcase pieces from the Shire's art collection acquired from open-invitation exhibitions in previous years. Artists exhibited will include Hans Arkeveld, Jenny Mills, Susan Tingay, Stuart Elliott, David Gregson, Nigel Hewitt, Mark Alderson, Jon Tarry, David Small, Peggy Lyon, Jennifer Irvine, Kirsten Sivyer, Karin Wallace, and Norma MacDonald.
Both exhibitions run from 9 February to 31 March 2019 and are open for viewing: Tuesday to Friday 10am – 5pm, and Saturday & Sunday 11am – 3pm.
For more information, visit the Mundaring Arts Centre website www.mundaringartscentre.com.au.