MARIE MITCHELL | ALANA GRANT | SHARON MEREDITH
13 OCTOBER - 17 NOVEMBER | OPENING 13 OCTOBER @ 6PM
MANDURAH PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE
GALLERY HOURS 10 AM - 5 PM MON - FRI | 12 NOON - 4 PM SAT - SUN DURING EXHIBITION
Wetland Stories: Art, Identity and Conservation
What do the wetlands mean to you? How do they shape your sense of belonging and connection? How can you help protect them for future generations?
These are some of the questions that three Mandurah-based artists explore in their multimedia exhibition, Wetland Stories. Through video, audio, interactive displays, fine art photography, mixed media, textiles and sculptural ceramic installations, they share personal and community stories inspired by the Peel-Yalgorup Wetlands, a Ramsar-listed site of international significance. The wetlands are home to a rich diversity of flora and fauna, and play a vital role in maintaining the ecological balance of the region. They are also a source of cultural heritage, recreation and education for the local community.
The exhibition invites you to discover the stories behind the artworks, and reflect on how the wetlands form part of your own identity. The artists hope to raise awareness and appreciation for these precious ecosystems, and encourage you to take action to conserve them.
Wetland Stories is a celebration of art, identity and conservation. It is an immersive, interactive experience that engages all your senses. The professionally produced soundtrack of birds and water sounds from the estuary, will connect you to the wetlands upon entering the exhibition. Watch the stunning videography of the ‘Wetlands Above’, share in the experiences of local wildlife rescue volunteers or contribute to the Postcards to the Future community art display.
Don’t miss the chance to enrich your exhibition experience with our special events!
There is something to appeal to every age.
Join us for artist talks, community conservation group presentations, workshops for kids & youth as well as artists in residence sessions that will inspire you to learn more about the themes and stories behind the artworks. Whether you want to hear from the creators themselves, discover how art can make a difference in the world, or witness the creative process in action, we have something for everyone. To find out more and book your spot, click on the images or buttons below. Hurry, spaces are limited!
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