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Exhibiton artist Mandy White working at DADAA’s Midland Hub. Picture: DADAA

Exhibition returns to Midland Junction

MORE than 150 artists feature in this year’s annual In Focus exhibition at Midland Junction Art Centre.

The inclusive exhibition represents beginner artists to experienced creatives well-known in the community, with many of the artists living in the Eastern Region around Midland.

Artists from Disability in the Arts, Disadvantage in the Arts, Australia (DADAA) programs in Fremantle and Midland have diverged from the traditional concept of canvas to transform a collection of unusual objects to communicate artistic ideas.

Artist Katelyn Murphy said art helped her express her feelings after she developed epilepsy.

“When I was nine years old I developed epilepsy and since then I have used painting and pottery to express my feelings and show my creative side,” she said.
“As time has gone on I have learnt more techniques and skills that I have used in my artwork and I will continue to develop these skills with the help of DADAA and on my personal journey.

“I hope that my artworks make many people happy as I enjoy it so much and would love to share it.”

Items such as teaspoons, clay and felt, animation, skate decks and paperbark feature in the exhibition.

Each artist works towards different goals with arts and support staff to support their creative development and positive arts and health outcomes.

The exhibiting artists will show a collection of work that has challenged them to take another perspective of different objects, as well as consider how they can incorporate found and recycled materials into their work.

There will be two free workshops to complement In Focus catering to all abilities on Wednesday, April 18 and Friday, April 20.

The In Focus exhibition will be open between 10am and 5pm Wednesdays to Fridays, from April 5-20.

For more information about the exhibition and workshops call 9250 8062 or visit www.mundaringartscentre.com.au

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