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Name: Nettley King

Title: School holidays at Grans 1940

Medium: oil and acrylic

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Name: Ella Allen

Title: Banshee- Ban Sith

Medium: Mixed

I’m fascinated by the psychology of relationships. Relationships between people,
relationships of people to their environment, relationships of people to their belief
systems.
Banshee- Ban Sith is a work about all of these relationships. The title harks back to
Celtic culture and refers to a being with supernatural power to foretell death and
communicate it to the living by a mournful keening or wailing. Banshee- Ban Sith
intends to highlight the precarious balance between humans and nature. The
banshee cry is from the natural environment we live in; particularly in a profligate
first-world culture, only recently coming to terms with the global human impact on
nature, deforestation, waste and recycling.
Banshee- Ban Sith uses plant fibres, flax thread and eucalyptus nuts to create a two-
part form woven together in an unlikely marriage. I am committed to using local flora
collected from the detritus on verges and streetscapes. This use of recycled and
discarded plant material creates a dynamic conversation between the abandoned
unvalued and the valued created form, to provide a space of hope.

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Name: Marjan Bakhtiarikish

Title: Tomorrow, Tomorrow, Tomorrow

Medium: Oil on canvas

This painting came about as part of a series of paintings resulting from my ongoing fascination with Rembrandt’s luscious late painting technique. The painting was also informed by my admiration for timeless Renaissance portraits of the Old Masters examined during my years of studies at academies in Florence, Italy. The timeless portrait attempts to go beyond the particular individual and address all humanity through an idealization that would embrace archetypal human emotions. The image of the child emerges like an apparition out of the mists of time and space. A sense of awareness and foreboding of a future unknown may enshroud her as she stands in the evening of her childhood. Scrapings of palette knife, pushing the bristles around, dragging, sculpting, building and building layers, at times removing; all helped express her innocence, fragility and yet her emerging inner strength and resolution. In this age of uncertainty, I believed this rough but subtle, ancient language of painting could best evoke the mystical presence of Hope.

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Name: Norm Wilson

Title: South Fremantle Covid 19 Lockdown

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

During our Covid 19 lockdown early this year, l concentrated on painting a number of uban landscapes, maninly around South Fremantle. This painting is early morning in April and is near my apartment in South Terrace. The beautiful long shadows and the solo dogwalker gives emphasis to the isolation we were restricted to.

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Name: Jenny Potts-Barr

Title: The civility of french earl grey at 4pm was escaping

Medium: digital drawing on paper, framed

‘The civility of french earl grey at 4pm was escaping’ presents a scene of inundation, where the wild and the domestic are juxtaposed within the confines of my seaside shacks’ 1970’s interior.

A shack is a permeable structure, the walls are thin, the windows whistle and the separation between inhabitant and the weather feels fragile. There are daily reminders of an active nature and your small place as an emotional human in it. With 'The civilty..' I constructed an image to reflect how nature provides the metaphors and poetry for our internal experiences, alluding to both loss and yearning, and to show my own efforts to balance the constructs of human life with the wildness beyond my door.

My art practice combines the narrative qualities of drawing with digital technology to create visual stories. ‘The civility…’ is one of twenty-four digital drawings within the ‘This Hopeful Shack’ series, where the images and writings combined humour, observation, poetry and mark-making to explore contemporary relationships between people and Nature.

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Name: Aivars-(Ive) Gulans

Title: Pink and Grey Cockatoo

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

In creating this artwork, I have tried to capture the character and beauty of this magnificent Australian icon, "The Pink and Grey Cockatoo".

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Name: Eleanor Davies

Title: Winter Rocks

Medium: Oil and Damar

Love observing what is around me.I have always been drawn to rocks as they have distinct and individual qualities, these rocks spend many years under the sand untill the sand, tides and wind reveal them. These rocks make me humble. They inspire wonder of where I live and the dynamic enviroment of the South West Coast / Wandandi Boodja.

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Name: Paula Wiegmink

Title: Feathers, Flight and Freedom

Medium: Oil

Feathers, Flight and Freedom'

The sight of a red-tailed cockatoo in the wild never ceases to excite me! Luckily I do occasionally spot them in Dunsborough.
They are extremely hard to photograph perched high up in the trees, well camouflaged. They are also very weary of humans.

I had the privilege of visiting Jamarri, the only cockatoo sanctuary in the South West where I was able to take photographs to use as references for my painting. Sadly Jamarri, closed its doors this year after 34 years.

The Forest Red-tailed Black Cockatoo - Calyptorhynchus banksii is currently listed as vulnerable due to the destruction of forests, fires and feral animals.
The male displays bright orange-red tail feathers. The female has yellow spots on the wings and head and yellow-orange bars on the chest and tail feathers.

The medium I chose to use for 'Feathers, Flight and Freedom' is oil on stretched canvas. Using a multi layering technique, allowing each layer to dry completely before proceeding makes it a lengthy process but enables me to achieve the effect I am looking for.

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Name: laszlo lukacs

Title: The Pianist

Medium: oil on canvas

Creativity does not tred water, it is not its nature to stand still. I like to quote Ian Fairwheather who once said " I don't want any of my shows to look like the one before it' These words pretty well describe my art practice over the last four decades.
When a piano appeared in the house purchased by my partner Jody it wasn't long before I also started to play with it.
Two years on a body of work based on the synergy of Sound expressed as Colour, is the result.
The rest of the works can be seen on instagram. www. laszlo lukacs artist.

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Name: Erin Knight

Title: Bush fire

Medium: Acrylic, oil, mixed media

This artwork was created whilst the bush fires raged in the eastern states. I was feeling empathy for all of the people effected and a sense of grief for the victims of this natural disaster. I included the nets as a metaphor for all that connects us as well as restricts us. The fire can spread out like a net over areas , engulfing what it captures ,however it is out of these events we all also see the community connecting and stronger evidence of the vital networks that keep us afloat.

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