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Name: Fiona Gavino

Title: Listen Louder

Medium: relief with handmade grass typography over digital print on cotton rag

I have been using basket making materials and techniques for the last 24 years, for the last few years I have gathered and hunted words and phrases and wanting to stay true to my practice I began to weave my own typography from matt rust (Lomandra longifolia). These woven letters are then inked up and ran through the press merging the genres of basketry with printmaking.
I captured this phrase when attending a talk by Glenn Iseger-Pilkington, Yamatji man, artist and curator, one the images he showed was an image out bush juxtaposed with an image of Perth city skyline - the text underneath read 'you are always on country'. I loved it the honest quite truth just below the surface of the mainstream that is always there. First Nation peoples have a rightful place in influencing the social and political culture of mainstream Australia. How can we acknowledge Indigenous knowledge systems and create openings so this can occur and be embedded in contemporary Australian culture?

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Name: Barb Jennings

Title: Firewood

Medium: Woodturning

This piece was made as an experiment with a new turning technique, described as “turning diamonds”. Six individual pieces of timber, in this case pine, are held together in a bundle for turning, and then rotated to expose a different face in subsequent turnings. The colouring has been airbrushed, before finishing and assembly.

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Name: Jane Hardy

Title: Celebrating Marri

Medium: Marri resin, damar varnish, gold leaf on canvass

I enjoy experimenting with materials in an unconventional way, producing different effects that may not otherwise occur using standard methods. Ideas supporting my explorations usually relate to the natural environment. For this series of work, I’ve explored the Marri resin which I’ve collected from various locations around Donnybrook region in the South West.
I’ve created intriguing surfaces that draw the viewer in and give insight in to the “feel” and beauty of one of nature’s creations. This is a celebration of the Marri tree here in our South West.

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Name: Laura Newbury

Title: Everybody's Doing It

Medium: Collagraph, Monoprint with handcolouring

After spending many years working in restaurants around the word, with people from all walks of life; I have seen the universal joy that comes from sharing a meal with loved ones. In this piece I have aimed to capture the chaos and fun and memories that go with meal times. The piece is made up of four individual plates, all depicting a different room. They come together to create one scene, reminding us that we may feel worlds apart, but the simple joys and pleasures of life are the same the world over.

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Name: Merle-Topsi Davis

Title: Abandoned

Medium: Mixed (wire/metal/rope/cord/canvas//plastic/rubber/wood/rust converter and sealer.

Abandoned.
This vessel was woven from debris gathered on a recent trip to explore the abandoned and declining towns in the goldfields areas of Western Australia.
The surviving materials used were gathered on the sites of where once much cared for homes and workshops existed.
The found items were then woven into this form as I sat by the campfire and sipped billy tea and reminisced of the families that once lived there.(

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Name: Tony Davis

Title: Gilgai

Medium: Steel , wood , lace

An important feature of C. Y. O'cconor's engineering feat , the Golden Pipeline to the eastern goldfields , was the pumping stations . Gilgai / Number 7 Pumping Station , because of its isolation , was unaffectionately referred to as " Siberia " by its attending community . In 1936 , a Mrs Wall received word of her husbands transfer to No 6 Pump close to Southern Cross . Her daughter Rose wrote , " .... our dear Mother sat down and wept .... For 25 years she had gallantly fought the adversities of " Siberia " , but now with the prospect of being close to doctors , schools and shops a reality , all her emotions came to the surface . So with great joy and anticipation we moved to No 6 . "
Very little remains of Gilgai today . The original Locking Bar Pipe entrenched in the earth was replaced in the 1930's by an above ground pipe , having suffered severe corrosion from both within and out .
Inspired thus , using pipe salvaged from the site , I have created a minimalist masculine / industrial form tempered with a slither of lace , a window into the lives of these pioneer women and their role in creating homes despite adversity .

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Name: Genevieve Hartney

Title: Seaweed Drift

Medium: Acrylic paint

Staying on Rottnest Island for a week in August 2020 gave me time to look around and take notice of the rhythm and pattern of natural events on the island. This artwork is quite simply seaweed in a drift on Geordie Bay beach. Understanding the visual relationships and complexities of the natural world through my observation and then communicating visually and adapting mediums and techniques to meet the subject is the challenge and interest for my art practice
Genevieve Hartney 14/10/2020

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Name: Lily Mercer

Title: Humptyblue

Medium: Ceramic

From being ruthlessly hunted to being admired and revered, this enormous but graceful animal has been synonymous with teaching humanity about the extensive knowledge to be gained from studying, rather than from exploiting, nature. The gasps of joy from onlookers spotting these majestic creatures swimming along the Western Australian coast demonstrates the admiration we have for whales.
I love working with porcelain and textures to present a story through my sculptures and hope that the cheeky grin on Humptyblue brings a smile to your face.

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Name: Belizar-(Bill) Ilic

Title: A Chilling Prophecy

Medium: Digitally manipulated photographic print

Wandering around Antique/Collectable stores or markets generally provides me with some interesting photo opportunities. When I came across this display of ‘PPE’, little did I know that this would shortly be a very pertinent subject.

I have taken a close up of a small portion of the display and manipulated the shading and clarity to focus attention on the eye of the mannequin – a glimmer of life!

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Name: Leonie-Ngahuia Mansbridge

Title: Poetry of Place

Medium: Acrylic Paint

Mansbridge has a PhD from Curtin University. Her research is an investigation of living as a Māori/Pākehā, criss-crossing a cultural Corridor. As a visual artist for over twenty years Mansbridge uses her art as a tool to engage with issues around colonisation and identity. Languages of materials, along with titles are used to interpret her work. Mansbridge uses the capacity to re-story, highlight, and unmask colonial history. Through an understanding of how materials and artefacts have a language that is anchored to cultural histories, Mansbridge repurpose significant material, like the re-using of art works that have been encased by the gold frame. These help to question cemented colonial histories. Mansbridge is a story teller with her creative arts practice is an important aspect of her storying. Landscape alongside culture has been an object of study. Mansbridge creates the juxtaposing of colour and things entangle the work so we see what others do not. The resultant artworks are conceptual, offering a minimal and often colourful presentation to the audience, and the continually of visual irony that distils her practice.

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