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Artwork centered around the idea of our shared past, to make art that challenges the viewer and the generally accepted discourse of local history.
Jess Hart's practice is influenced by her Indigenous History and Knowledge major and interest in colonial settlement. Her artwork is centered around the idea of our shared past, to make art that challenges the viewer and the generally accepted discourse of local history. Her aim is to create a series of works that blur the line between museum and art.
This exhibition has been facilitated in partnership with Paper Mountain an artist-run initiative, Gallery and co-working space, dedicated to supporting a diverse range of contemporary art projects. Jess Hart is the University of WA’s recipient of the Artsource Industry Award 2016, an award offered to the most industry-ready graduates from the art faculties of Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, North Metropolitan (TAFE) and the University of WA.
Pictured above: Cause and Effect, was created to represent the effects of farming on the natural landscape and how this destruction of the environment has influenced the way farmers can use their land. The salt rising from the ground, and the fires destroying the land and crops above, whilst the clearing of the gum trees to make way for crops and cattle, exacerbates the problem of salinity.
10am to 4pm, Monday to Saturday (closed Sundays and public holidays)
Saturday 11 March
$5 per participant
Learn how to make your very own air dry clay bowls, pendants and magnets with Jess Hart. Use a range of natural materials, including ochre, charcoal and gum nuts to blend into your one-of-a-kind creation.
All materials provided – just bring a smile and your creativity!