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Name: Kay Manolas

Title: Pilbara Pond

Medium: Ceramics

This piece was inspired by my recent travels trough the Pilbara region.The outside depicts the rugged iron ranges that are at times almost black.I visited Mill Stream and swam in the magnificent fresh water which I have represented on the interior through the layered spraying of glazes and the addition of blue frit .It is made from stoneware clay bisque fired to 1000 C and refined to 1280 C after glaze and frit were applied.This is my representation of our rugged ancient Pilbara lands.

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Old Courthouse Gallery

Name: Lorelie Smit

Title: Remaking Fashion

Medium: Textiles

I pay homage to the many hands, behind the scenes, involved in creating a contemporary item of fashion. Unfortunately, in our current market, clothing is produced rapidly and cheaply, lessening the value of the makers' work.
The piece consists of five recycled silk garments, vintage buttons and threads with hand and machine stitching. Natural dyeing using avocado produced the finished colours.

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Old Courthouse Gallery

Name: Deanne Haddow

Title: Charcoal and Coral

Medium: Watercolour and Gouache on rag paper

Kennedia coccinea (coral vine) is dominant for just a few short weeks each spring in an otherwise unremarkable patch of bush alongside the Wardandi track near my Cowaramup home. This spectacular display which meanders and twist and turns and climbs and caresses is like a visual dance made all the more valuable to the passerby by the way that it vanishes as quickly as it begins.

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Old Courthouse Gallery

Name: Carmen McFaull

Title: REGENERATION

Medium: OIL

Taking the elements of my surroundings and incorporating them with a semi-abstract impression, I begin the exploration and discovery on this black canvas, gradually exposing the bold marks, incorporating the suggestion of new growth within the landscape. I seek to proclaim them with a joyous, vibrant, rich and dynamic colour palette. Textural implications and broken lines integrate with land forms whilst Kangaroo Paw grow freely, reaching up to the sky celebrating regeneration, spanning across the painting surface . The deeper I delve into the mark making process, the more I wander through a state of time travel, of evolution, seasons of change - contributing to my personal interpretation of the experience.
The white frame compliments and reinforces the graduated white curved line, pulling all the elements in the composition together.

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Name: Danka Scholtz-von-Lorenz

Title: The Pod

Medium: sculpture/smalti (mosaic tiles)

The Pod, ripe with seeds, is to honour nature’s resilience and determination to return. It refuses to be destroyed, in spite of natural disasters – be it bush fires or drought – and, sadly, all too evident humanity’s disregard for the sanctity of all life.

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Old Courthouse Gallery

Name: Robert Ewing

Title: Sheila and Bruce's departure was tinged with sadness

Medium: Acrylic on linen

I have sought to present a pictorial manifestation of something peculiar. The artwork is primarily a landscape expressive of an Australian vernacular. It is a place where the unknown is combined with a sense of expectation within a landscape(ish) setting. The viewer is invited to consider a dramatic landscape composition determined by the confines of the present. The artwork exists for its own sake, confronting and uncompromising in its directness. Technically, aesthetic aspects relative to perspective and landscape form a theatrical backdrop for an interplay between the main protagonists occupying the foreground of the composition. These are provocative shapes, confronting in their strangeness and suggest anthropomorphic qualities of gender association. The title of the artwork references a transient narrative for an ever-changing environment. Our protagonists, Sheila and Bruce, exist as intrinsically intertwined personifications of their time. They are placed within the context of the viewer’s perception and unashamedly occupy centre stage in the dramatic expression of the artwork.

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Name: Samantha sadik

Title: Busy night

Medium: mixed media d

My work is personal and emotional, yet of such depth and range of technique that it speaks to all. My art is oeuvre and wide-ranging, with forays into texture-rich mixed media pieces, abstract concepts and layered paintings.
with a adv - Diploma in Fashion an textiles and my signature style of cutting canvas and stitching it back together , it was easy move and play with fabrics and paints to create something different unique , while representing my combination of a lifetime of art and my training in fashion & textiles

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Name: Leanne White

Title: Awash

Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Awash'
In the last light of day, can you hear the wind out at sea? Sink into the sand, see the sky? Feel the pulse of nature wild and free?
I gave the paint a freedom of it’s own to create the energy, movement and power of the ocean by building multilayered impasto textures of deep tonal values, then lightening value and hue again and again and finally applying multiple glazes, enhancing the subtleties of each colour. My aim was to portray the action and movement in the foreground of the artwork, with the water moving right into the viewer’s perspective of where they are actually standing on the edge of the water, receding to the distant horizon, still with movement, and all catching the fading glow. I wanted the viewer to feel the touch of the soft grey light, an afternoon without a sunset, just a gentle closing of the day. This work was a considered statement of a common vista, calculated to provoke the viewer to reconsider their known visual memory.

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Name: Sally Worth

Title: Fireground

Medium: Watercolour and applied material on paper

Fires are often devastating events, and images of bushfires in particular reflect the violence and destructive power of flames searing the landscape. But there is frequently a point, when the flames have died down and the smoke begins to lift, when, in the silence and amongst the ash and remnant trees, there is a patina of delicate hues quite at odds with the ferocity of the flames themselves. This is the moment I have sought to capture in "Fireground", isolating those hues and tones on the stillness of the white paper to reflect on a very different aspect of something that is an ever-present danger and something we should all respect.

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Name: Joanne Duffy

Title: Journey

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Real and imagined. In our predominantly flat state, any hill, rise or range adds an dynamic view of our landscape. In "Journey", this ascending structure is part of the Stirling ranges. As a midwest wheatbelt child, visiting the Great Southern was a time of great adventure. The ranges appeared to be massive mountains, full of mystery, intrigue and legend. Revisiting as an adult, I was thrown back to these feelings, experiencing the wonder and sheer age of the many peaks of Koikyennuruff.

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