'Scar' by Michael Jalaru Torres
Saturday 24 June to Friday 21 July 2017. Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm (closed Sundays and public holidays)
Conference Room, Wanneroo Library & Cultural Centre, Rocca Way, Wanneroo
Generations of marking the landscape, objects and the skin has shown that Australia’s first peoples had a complex language of design that connected with an oral history spanning regions and lifetimes forever evolving to the markings of today.
A certain line forming a design on each surface tells a unique songline - animal designs next to a Jill, scarring of the skin shows years of lore, patterns on wood showing clan groups and songlines, carvings on shell to tell stories in dance. All these markings are timeless.
Today we use inks and pigments, metal and digital code to make new markings. These markings show contemporary life of first peoples in the new global connected world, using new techniques we make new scars on the landscape, express ourselves with ink on skin, share new songlines on paper and canvas and capture our liyarn (Soul) and people on camera. Our people are forever evolving to share our stories and today is no different.
This series showcases modern and traditional stories connected by the people and the country. The artists’ eyes and hands creates modern dance of movement over time using cameras and paper, capturing the vibrant colours of country to the raw emotion of monochrome images of his people. These images tell a story through the lines and patterns, the scars that everyone has of their life expressed on their skin to the shifting movement of country of six seasons.
Light Scars - Light painting photography workshop with Michael Jalaru Torres
Thursday 13 July
Session 1: 10:30am - 12:30pm
Session 2: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Theaterette, Wanneroo Library & Cultural Centre, Rocca Way, Wanneroo
$5 per participant. Bookings on 9405 5920.
Recommended for ages 10+
Create fun and artistic self-portrait artworks by scarring your photo with light! Using light painting techniques merged with self-portraits, participants will capture, paint and print artworks of light.
In this workshop, participants will create one-of-a-kind self-portraits using a dSLR camera and LED lights.
The resulting images will be made available to workshop participants as prints and will also be displayed at the opening of the Scar exhibition on 14 July.
All equipment provided.
Please call 9405 5920 to make your booking.
Montages: The Full Cut 1999–2015
Montages: The Full Cut, 1999 – 2015 Tracey Moffatt and Gary Hillberg, installation view Artspace, Sydney, 2016. Photo: Zan Wimberley
15 July to 26 August 2017, Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm
Montages: The Full Cut 1999–2015 presents the full suite of 8 montage films by artist Tracey Moffatt and collaborator Gary Hillberg. Presented together for the first time, the exhibition spans 16 years of the artist and editor’s collaborative practice and includes their most recent work, The Art (2015).
The exhibition is an ode to cinema and to the cinematic form, offering unprecedented insight into the stereotypes that populate our collective cultural imagination. In this suite of montages, Moffatt and Hillberg source footage from Hollywood films, tapping into the humour and pathos of universally shared subjects like art, revolution, love and destruction.
Moffatt’s recent appointment as Australia’s representative artist at the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017 is testament to the timeliness in presenting this significant body of work.
This exhibition contains
- Adult themes
- Coarse language
- Sex scenes
- Druge use
Montages: The Full Cut, 1999 – 2015 was curated and developed by Artspace, Sydney and is touring nationally in partnership with Museums & Galleries of NSW.
Yokayi Waarbiny Wer Malayin Djin-Djin - Celebrate art and cultural spirit
14 September to 7 October 2017. Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm (closed Sundays and public holidays)
Conference Room, Wanneroo Library & Cultural Centre, Rocca Way, Wanneroo
An exhibition of artwork by Aboriginal girls from Girrawheen Senior High School
Following on from the very successful inaugural exhibition opening in 2016, The City of Wanneroo again in collaboration with Edith Cowan University and Girrawheen Senior High School are proud to present Yokayi Waarbiny Wer Malayin Djin-Djin (Celebrate Art and Cultural Spirit). The exhibition will feature new works from Aboriginal girls from Year 7 through to Year 11 including textiles, sculpture, eco dying, painting and photography. The girls will again be mentored and taught by both upcoming and leading art professionals including Jess Hart, Curtis Taylor and longtime Tracey Moffatt collaborator, Gary Hillberg.
The program aims to improve the education, discipline and self-esteem of young Aboriginal women through art and has provided many different and wonderful learning opportunities for the students.
Museum in a Box
From 1 April 2016 onwards
Great Court, Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre
FREE, to local schools in the Wanneroo Area.
The City of Wanneroo is thrilled to launch our very own Museum in a Box program for 2016. This exciting outreach program has been designed for use by educational institutions throughout Perth. We have designed and curated four different boxes, each addressing a different person or subject connected to World War I and the Wanneroo area. Students will learn about Richard Smales who died on the Somme and Vincent Berriman who was fortunate enough to return home. We also cover the important role of the Red Cross on the home front and examine the interesting life of AANS Nurse, Sr. Anne Donnell. Each box contains real museum specimens and artefacts, images, DVDs, CDs, books and educational resources.
Bookings are now available to borrow these boxes for use in schools. Please contact Rosslyn Marshall on 9405 5905 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
It's All About the Past
Starts Monday 18 July 10am - 11am and running every Monday
Wanneroo Regional Museum
FREE, 2 to 5 year olds with accompanying adult
Starting up again in July and running every Monday from the 18th, our new Museum program has been designed to introduce your little ones aged between 2 and 5 years to the history of Wanneroo in a fun and interactive way. We will be exploring different themes throughout the program via craft activities, play and storytelling beginning with the 'Early Settlers' of Wanneroo. This program continues on from our very successful, and hugely popular, Toddler Tuesday that operated in 2015.
Alan Muller - Perth 360
A Retrospective of Painting 1997 - 2017
Derbarl Yerrigan Swan River 1 2012, Acrylic on canvas 1.2m x 1.2m by Alan Muller
18 September to 18 October 2017. Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm.
Known for his highly detailed and intricate paintings in acrylic, Alan's work depicts aspects of coastal suburban living, often in a humorous way. The great urban expansion of Perth, the annual rubbish collection, graffiti, car burnouts and the burning of untrimmed palm trees are just some of a range of local themes.
More recent paintings of the Swan River and surrounding land as Whadjuk country, before English settlement in 1829, acknowledge Whadjuk traditional ownership and skilled land management on a vast scale. Alan is a renowned and unique artist, who will be presenting 60 paintings that have been inspired by Perth, the Swan River and its ancient history.
Summer at Cockman House
Every Sunday (closed February)
Cockman House, Cnr Wanneroo Road and Ocean Reef Road
Come enjoy superb summery Sunday afternoons at historic Cockman House! After touring the house why not stay and picnic on the grass, play old fashioned games and contemplate what Wanneroo was like when the Cockmans first settled here in the 1850s.
'Behind the Scenes' Museum Tour
Take our tour to explore the rich heritage of Wanneroo and visit the collection stores to see what goes on behind closed museum doors. Tours last one hour and are given by the museum curator. Suitable for all levels of knowledge.
Last Friday of every month 2pm - 3pm
Booking essential on 9405 5920
Wanneroo Regional Museum, Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre, 3 Rocca Way, Wanneroo
Let Me Be Myself - The Life Story of Anne Frank exhibition
10 November 2017 to 22 December 2017. Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm.
"Let Me Be Myself" contains seven historical modules. The structure and design of this part of the new exhibition enables visitors to identify with the personal story of Anne Frank.
Large-size pictures show Anne's happy early childhood in Frankfurt, followed by the immigration to Amsterdam and the time in hiding.
In a consequent manner the exhibition connects the personal story of the Frank family with the important historical events of that time: the rise of the national socialists, the isolation and discrimination of the Jewish population, eventually escalating in the Holocaust. The connection between the personal story of Anne Frank and the historical context shows the consequences the anti-Jewish measures had on one particular person.
To emphasise the chronological order of events, almost every panel contains a time line.
Below the time line is the personal story of Anne Frank and above the time line the visitor is confronted with the 'big historical events' of that time. In this manner it is easy to understand the connections between the 'small' and 'big' history.
Photo collection of the Anne Frank Stichting. (Amsterdam).