Art in Focus at Midland Junction Arts Centre

Published on 12 April 2018

The City of Swan is proud to support the annual In Focus art exhibition at Midland Junction Arts Centre in April, which features two free workshops for aspiring artists.

The exhibition runs from April 5 to 20 and is curated by participating artists from across Western Australia with the support of DADAA staff. DADAA has one of their three hubs in Midland where they provide access to arts and culture for people with disability or a lived experience of mental illness.

This year, artists are redefining the traditional idea of a canvas by transforming unusual objects to communicate their artistic ideas.

Everything from teaspoons, clay and felt, to animation, skate decks and paperbark are in focus.

City of Swan Mayor David Lucas said the exhibition featured over 80 artists who varied from inspired beginners to well-known creatives.

"I'm very excited to see most of the artists live around Midland and the eastern region, and can't wait to see what they've come up with."

"Art has an immense value to our communities; it's a unique way for us to explore our imaginations, share our ideas and connect to each other," he said.

Lex Randolph will host a fun workshop for kids on Wednesday, April 18, where they make their very own specimen jar out of a range of fabrics and plastics.

Dimity Gregson will also run a free Shibori Dyeing workshop on Friday, April 20, teaching students how to use the Japanese art of Shibori dyeing to transform fabrics and clothing into something spectacular.

Those of all abilities are welcome to attend the workshops and bookings are essential as these places will fill quickly.

For more information about the exhibition and the workshops, call 9250 8062 or visit the Mundaring Arts Centre website.