HomeFRONT

Fri Nov 17 to Sun Jan 14

Showing At: Address:
35 Cheetham Street, Kalgoorlie 6430
Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday: 10am - 3pm Open one hour before theatre shows

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION


An exhibition of contemporary art by sixteen female artists from the south coast of Western Australia, engaging with and critiquing 100 years of the Anzac mythology and reality. Albany, the regional centre of the Great Southern, was the place from which the first two convoys of Australian and New Zealand soldiers departed Australia in late 1914. The members of MIX Artists Inc., a group of contemporary artists from the Great Southern, were inspired by their region's history to present this exhibition.

HomeFRONT focuses on the impact of war, the waiting, the grief, as well as the return of physically and mentally damaged soldiers. In the catalogue, the Australian writer Don Watson writes, “The experience of war very much depends on where one happens to be standing at the time" . The truth within this statement is at the forefront of the HomeFRONT exhibition.

HomeFRONT presents high quality artworks in a range of different media. These media range from modern technologies such as video installation and digital printmaking, to traditional textile techniques such as felting, sewing, and knitting. These mediums are presented in new and contemporary ways to connect and engage with various audiences. In addition, the exhibition includes painting, drawing, ceramic, glass, paper cut, photography and handmade books.

“Many of the artists have been inspired by personal connections to war, to the grief and long lasting impact of war on those who stayed at home. The artworks are very poignant and convey a sense of loss and longing. HomeFRONT is a very thought provoking exhibition." - Curator of the HomeFRONT exhibition Paul Moncrieff.

ITINERARY


2018
March 22 - May 12, 2018 Carnarvon Library and Gallery, Carnarvon WA

2017
November 17, 2017 - January 14, 2018 Goldfields Arts Centre, Kalgoorlie WA
March 25 - May 14, 2017 Bunbury Regional Art Galleries, Bunbury WA

2016
August 6 - September 10, 2016 Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery, Mandurah WA
November 11 - December 11, 2016 Katanning Gallery, Katanning WA

EXHIBITION DETAILS


ORGANISING INSTITUTION
MIX Artists Incorporated

CURATOR
Paul Moncrieff

COORDINATOR
Annette Davis

ARTISTS
Kerrie Argent, Lynley Campbell, Ann Copeman, Jenny Crisp, Peta Davies, Annette Davis, Renee Farrant, Michelle Frantom, Jillian Green, Nikki Green, Indra Geidans, Robyn Lees, Rachel Mordy, Terri Pikora, Natalie Radivojevic, Sheryl Stephens

MEDIUM
mixed media, new media

INSTALLATION
16 artworks (with multiple components)
30 - 60 running metres

LEARNING CENTRE
Education resource (includes teachers notes, curriculum and ideas, glossary of terms, primary and secondary gallery questions)
Free education and public programs (includes public events, artist talks incursion and excursion with schools, discounted ARTBUS, sponsored by Healthway to promote the Smarter than Smoking message)

MARKETING
Media on the Move Kit (includes e-invitation template, artwork for hard copy invitation, media release, promotional images, logos and acknowledgements)

INTERPRETATION MATERIALS
Exhibition, ART ON THE MOVE and Healthway panels
Artwork labels
Exhibition brochures (free for distribution)

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES*
AV installation; Installation 2D & 3D artworks; Exhibition lighting; Condition reporting; Art handling techniques

TOUR DURATION
July 2016 - December 2018
Available WA and interstate

COST SHARE
WA $3,300.00 (inc gst)
Interstate to be advised

CRATES

3 crates, totalling 8 cubic metres; exhibition delivered by a dedicated vehicle (WA)

*Extra cost involved