May Creative Mandurah Newsletter
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Welcome to the May 2019 edition of the Creative Mandurah Newsletter. You can scroll down to the following content sections:

The Art of People Watching | Jill Fryer
Official Opening and Artist Talk: Sun 19 May, 2pm


Pinjarra artist Jill Fryer has spent many enjoyable hours subtly observing quirky characters at shopping centres, country shows and towns. Now dollmaking has become her platform to bring these observations to life and to share the unique stories of Australian culture.

“I was somewhat surprised when I found people actually liked these strange characters which have evolved over time. And now, to expand on this and include artwork that explores and explains their whereabouts, their stories, and for some, their fables, adds extra depth and is so fulfilling.”   Read more

CASM Art History Seminars
With Frances Sullivan-Rhodes - Mon 20 May, 6.30pm

Art historian Fran Sullivan-Rhodes will continue her series of lectures on 20 May, looking at place and landscape and their significance in art. Light refreshments provided. Cost: $10. All welcome, bookings essential  - contact 9550 3989 or

CASM Gift Shop - perfect for Mother's Day

Looking for something special this Mother's Day? The CASM Gift Shop offers a wide range of quality, handcrafted artwork, giftware and cards, created by talented local artists. Open Wed-Sun, 10am-4pm.

Artist of the Month - Judith Gardiner
Judith Gardiner has been working with textiles for 30 years. She loves colours, patterns and the vast number of techniques for creating works with fabric. Judith is inspired by nature and her works always seek to evoke a sense of place and our relationship with the landscape. The CASM Gift Shop stocks a wide range of Judith's hand-dyed scarves, cards and textile artworks. 

Wearable Art Mandurah 2019 Showcase
Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

Friday 15 June 6.30pm
Saturday 16 June 2pm
Bold! Evocative! Breathtaking!
The body is a medium and the stage a canvas for encouraging new ways of viewing the world through revolutionary works of art for the body.
The Wearable Art Mandurah showcase returns to dazzle audiences with a new stage performance, incorporating music, theatre and laughter, creating an unforgettable experience for any art lover.
Local, national and international finalists present spectacular wearable art from across Australia and beyond.
Combine your showcase experience with a choice of Wearable Art Workshops, delivered by professionals, making sure that you will leave WAM 2019 feeling both enthused and upskilled!
Find out more and secure your tickets.

Secrets to Zero Waste Pattern Making

MANPAC 15 June 9.30am 

South Metropolitan TAFE lecturers Mladen Milicich and Lisa Westover Piller unearth the secrets and inspiration behind zero waste fashion design.
As passionate designers and pattern makers of sustainable fashion, Mladen and Lisa will guide workshop participants in the design and creation of a zero waste garment.
This four hour workshop will include materials and equipment.
When purchasing a Wearable Art Mandurah workshop, you are entitled to a ticket for the Sunday showcase at the concession price of $40.    16yrs +

Find out more here.

Headpiece workshop with Jodie Davidson

MANPAC 16 June 9.30am
Create a headpiece a la Wearable Art style.
Express your history, tell a story or begin to play and see where it leads. You’ll be surprised! Focusing on creative reuse of commonly found materials discover how to screw, tie, stitch and bind them together and produce your own wearable art headpiece.
Suitable 11yrs +
Very limited spaces – book early!
Cost includes all materials needed.
When purchasing a Wearable Art Mandurah workshop, you are entitled to a ticket for the Sunday showcase at the concession price of $40.

Find out more and secure your spot.

Fashion Illustration with Michelle Pike

MANPAC 16 June 10am

Perfect for all artistic levels from beginner to experienced. You will work from Michelle’s figure template as a starting point to create your very own fashion Illustration in watercolour and mixed media.
What could be more inspiring than settling down for a creative fun morning in the beautiful foyer of the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, in front of incredible wearable arts garments made by students of South Metro TAFE, with all drawing materials supplied and the expertise of commercial fashion illustrator Michelle Pike?
You will work from Michelle’s figure template as a starting point to create your own fashion illustration in watercolour and mixed media.
Finish the morning off with a cheeseboard and glass of wine before wandering into the Boardwalk Theatre to be dazzled by the matinee performance of the WAM 2019 Showcase!
When purchasing a Wearable Art Mandurah workshop, you are entitled to a ticket for the Sunday showcase at the concession price of $40.

Find out more and secure your spot.

Reflecting with Art

CASM | Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

Reflecting with Art is an art appreciation program tailored to support people living with dementia and their companions. Trained volunteers introduce participants to the artworks, providing them with the opportunity to talk about ideas, share memories and chat with local artists. Sessions are free and morning tea is provided. Read more

Call for Creatives

We are keen to hear from community members with unique, creative ideas that may be incorporated into the new-look Stretch program in November. To discuss your concepts, contact Jessica Wright on (08) 9550 3883 or 

Memoir Writing Workshop for Beginners
Falcon eLibrary | Fri 3 May, 11am - 2pm | Free event

This introductory workshop covers the nuances of storytelling, memory mining techniques, how to edit, the differences between publishing and self-publishing, selling on Amazon, marketing and more!  Bookings essential, phone 9550 3230.  Read more.

Local Creatives : Polymer Jewellery
Lakelands Library | Sat 25 May, 1 - 3pm | Cost $20

Join Renee from Hello Polly as she teaches you the basics of polymer clay crafting including rolling, moulding, mixing colours and adding accents to clay beads. Suitable for beginners. Bookings essential, phone 9550 3835.  Read more.

Talking Place : Unfolding Conversations
Mandurah Performing Arts Centre | 3 May - 23 June

Lake Walyungup is the inspiration behind this collaborative exhibition that features work by three of CASM's current artists in residence, Annette Nykiel, Sarah Robinson, and Jane Whelan. Their works respond to their engagement with the site through drawings, bricolage, etching and digital technologies, including drone footage. Read more

Upcoming calendar of events

3 May Talking Place exhibition opens MPAC
3 May, 11am Memoir Writing Workshop Falcon eLibrary and Community Centre
19 May, 2pm The Art of People Watching opens CASM
20 May, 6.30pm Art History Seminar CASM
25 May, 1pm Local Creatives : Polymer Jewellery Lakelands Library and Community Centre
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