June Creative Mandurah Newsletter
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Welcome to the June 2019 edition of the Creative Mandurah Newsletter. You can scroll down to see what's happening this month in:

The Art of People Watching | Jill Fryer

Open until 16 June

The Art of People Watching by Jill Fryer opened Sunday, 19 May at CASM. Eleven installations containing Jill's unique characters and built or painted environments tell stories of contemporary social plights, fantasy, fun and whimsy. Check out the highlights through the Facebook album. Bring the family to the gallery to get up close and personal with Sgrumpy the troll, Doug and his bikie gang and flying Ursula amongst others.

Gallery hours Wed - Sun, 10am - 4pm. For more information visit the CASM website.
Image credit: Daniel Wilkins

Artist of the Month | Jade Dearle

Talented Peel artist Jade Dearle has always been an avid drawer. Through the mediums of pen, pencil and block print her work uses repetition to explore how infinite variations can be created from a few select building blocks.

Call for applications 
Artists living in the Mandurah or wider Peel region are invited to apply to be a CASM Gift Shop artist. The Gift Shop showcases a wide range of work including original artwork and prints, textiles, woodwork, jewellery, ceramics and cards. Applications close 28 June. For more information and to apply online, visit the CASM Gift Shop website.
Upcoming Workshops

Art workshop with Annette Nykiel
Sun 9 June, 10am - 1pm | CASM
Join Annette Nykiel as she shares stories about her installations in the exhibition Talking Place: Unfolding Conversations currently showing at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre. Spend a couple of hours yarning and responding to the work by making small ephemeral objects from local plants found in the area. All materials supplied. Cost $25. Bookings essential, contact CASM - 9550 3989 or

Art History Seminar | Beauty
With Frances Sullivan-Rhodes - Mon 17 June, 6-8pm
Artists have explored and challenged the ideas of beauty and this has evolved over time. What is beautiful? And is there beauty in the grotesque? This presentation will look at the representation of the figure, the significance of light and the way that art has been used through history to extol certain societal values. 
Cost: $10, includes refreshments. Bookings essential - contact CASM on 9550 3989 or

Cymatics Ephemeral Art Youth Workshop
Art workshop for young people 11-25 years
Explore cymatics, the visualisation of sound, with local artist Alana Grant. Participants will use sound to create geometric patterns that will become the basis of an ephemeral art mandala, incorporating natural materials and found objects. Afternoon tea provided. Sun 30 June, 1-4pm. Fee $10. Bookings essential, contact CASM on 9550 3989 or

AUSLAN lessons 
Are you interested in learning sign language? CASM is seeking expressions of interest from the community to attend AUSLAN classes later this year. Term fee will cover 8 x 2 hour classes. CASM volunteers free. For more information contact CASM on 9550 3989 or

Volunteer Creative Bite
Fri 7 June, 5-9pm

CASM’s volunteer program is now eight years old. Our volunteers are the backbone of the CASM gallery, supporting exhibition installations, catering, gallery guiding and administration along with assisting in the cultural garden, Koolbardi Bidi.  
Join CASM to evaluate the current program and steer it towards a future that is valuable and exciting. Come with your creative thinking brain on! RSVP 9550 3989 or

Last chance for Showcase tickets!

Join us for this visual extravaganza

Just a few short weeks until Wearable Art 2019 hits the stage and this year's Showcase promises to be the bomb.

Mandurah Performing Arts Centre 
Saturday 15 June @ 6.30pm, Sunday 16 June matinee @ 2pm
For tickets and more information visit
P.S Keep your eye on Today Tonight's Wearable Art Feature

Official Celebration | Artist Talk
Join the artists in conversation about the artworks

The artists will discuss how they have responded to the significance of the wetlands with a focus on Lake Walyungup. This ephemeral salt lake is know by the local Noongar people as 'the place where people talk'.

Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery 
Sunday 23 June, 3pm. Light refreshments will be served.

Mandurah's Photographic History
Call for old photographs of Mandurah

Do you have photographs taken in or around Mandurah, 30 or more years ago?  The Mandurah Community Museum is keen to hear from anyone who would like to donate images and add to the collection that celebrates and preserves our rich past.

To find out more visit Mandurah Community Museum Photographic History project

Peel Open Studios  1 - 17 November

Following the success of the Peel Open Studios in its inaugural year, the initiative will be presented as part of the 2019 'new-look' Stretch Festival in November. If you're an artist based in the Peel region, this is your opportunity to join a network of studio spaces open to the community to share your artwork with a wider audience. Applications opening soon. For more information, visit the Peel Open Studios website, or contact Elli, project facilitator, on Image credit: Lyn Nixon

Local Creatives | Declutter your house
Fri 22 June, 2-3pm | Falcon eLibrary

Does clutter in your home affect the way you work and live? This fun and interactive workshop with professional organiser Sara Hall will give you the skills and knowledge to organise your home. Sara outlines the key steps to making this a manageable and worthwhile project. Cost: $5. Book a place here.

Library Workshops: Living Green
Green Cleaning | Pamper products from your Pantry

Make your own cleaning products
When: 15 June 2019, 2pm 
Where: Lakelands Library and Community Centre 

Make your own lip balm 
When: 29 June 2019, 11am 
Where: Falcon eLibrary 

Make your own Pamper Products
When: 29 June 2019, 2pm 
Where: Lakelands Library and Community Centre 

Bookings essential for all workshops. Contact or call 9550 3835 (Lakelands Library) or 9550 3230 (Falcon Library) to book your place today

Local artist James Walker is offering a number of workshops at CASM in June and July. 
Mystery Project  - June 10 | 1-4pm  $45
Painting:Back to Basics - June 17, 24 July 1, 8 | 1-4pm  $160
Keeping an Art Journal - July 15 | 1-3pm  $30
Found Object - July 24, 31 | 1-4pm  $80
Contact James 0408894973 or email

Upcoming calendar of events

7 June, 5pm Volunteer Creative Bite CASM
9 June Workshop with Annette Nykiel CASM
15-16 June Wearable Art Showcase Art ManPAC
16 June Final day of Art of People Watching CASM
17 June, 6pm Art History Seminar | Beauty CASM
28 June Applications close for Gift Shop artists CASM
30 June, 1pm Cymatics Ephemeral Art Youth Workshop CASM
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