July Creative Mandurah newsletter
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Welcome to the July 2019 edition of the Creative Mandurah Newsletter. You can scroll down to see what's new:

Artist Panel Talk: Sun, 14 July, 2pm

The concept of murmuration echoes the way artists Carol Clitheroe, Jacq Chorlton and Tich Dixon connect and share inspiration: a pushing and pulling of ideas, thrown to the wind and then later chased down and re-worked until finally they are resolved into artworks of unique beauty and meaning.

Join us on Sun 14 July, 2pm to meet the artists and explore the stories behind their work.More...
Exhibition dates: 28 June - 28 July, Open Wed-Sun, 10am-4pm.


Clay sculptures: Carol Clitheroe will guide you through the techniques to make a small sculpture using the coil method and a plaque using the slab method. These skills can then be used to make larger, more complicated works. A half bag of raku clay is supplied and the cost includes firing. CASM workshop, 13 July, 10am - 2.30pm Cost: $75

Assemblage creatures with found objects: Join artist Tich Dixon to create birds and other creatures using found objects and recycled materials. CASM workshop, 14 July, 10am - 1pm. Cost: $40

Wire sculptures: In this workshop you will make a heart or butterfly shaped 2D wire sculpture and decorate with beads, recycled materials and found objects. Carol Clitheroe will also show methods for building 3D art work. CASM workshop, 20 July, 10am - 2.30pm. Cost: $60

To book a workshop phone CASM on 95503662 or email

Art History Seminar
Art and the Everyday:  Mon, 22 July, 6pm

The final seminar in the four part art history series by art historian, Frances Sullivan-Rhodes. These seminars will add to your appreciation and understanding of traditional and contemporary art. More...

Cost:$10. To book call CASM on 9550 3989 or email

Gift Shop

Artist of the Month - Kerri Nicol

The Peel Estuary and surrounding bushland are the inspiration behind Kerri's woodturning art. Using locally sourced and recycled timbers, she incorporates resins, piercing and pyrographic embellishment to enhance the texture and light play on these exquisite artworks.
We would like to welcome our new artists to the CASM Gift Shop: Carol Nicolson, Patricia Hines and Jill Fryer who now have their beautiful and unique artworks on display, alongside 14 other talented local artists. The perfect place to find that special gift! Open Wed-Sun, 10am-4pm.

Artist Opportunities - Applications open 12 July

Tiny Treasures 2019
Local artists are invited to apply for the annual Tiny Treasures Christmas art sale at CASM. Read more.

Tiny Treasures Art Market 2019
Artists, artisans and local community groups are invited to pitch a marquee in the car park and sell their wares in a fun and creative atmosphere, celebrating the opening of  CASM Tiny Treasures Christmas art sale. Read more.

Artist Residency Program 2020
Don’t miss this fabulous opportunity to have your own studio at CASM for four months. Read more.

CASM Open Studio 2020
Each January CASM gallery transforms into an open space of working studios where artists can work, engage with visitors and make commission free sales directly to the community. Read more.
New painting classes

Artist Mitch Stone is offering a range of beginner to advanced classes in painting on Mondays at CASM workshop.
Beginners  6-9pm, Intermediate 1-4pm, Advanced (tbc)
Call Mitch on 0499517183 to book.

Calling for a Workshop Facilitator
Applications close 12 July - apply now!

WANTED! An experienced facilitator to run a half day workshop to support the Wearable Art Mandurah Exhibition at CASM on 8 September, 2019, at the CASM workshop.

The event should be suitable for adults and reference some or all of the criteria of the competition: Artistic vision, creativity and originality, innovative use of materials, quality of craftsmanship and construction and visual impact. A focus on recycling and environment is strongly encouraged.
Required: Experience running workshops, good communication and organisational skills and knowledgeable in your proposed workshop subject.
Contact Emily Arnold 9550 3842 or by 5pm 12 July.

Peel Open Studios
Applications close 31 July - apply now!

Applications to participate in the 2019 Peel Open Studios are now open. If you are an artist based in the Peel region, this is your opportunity to join a network of studio spaces to share your artwork with a wider audience.
The Peel Open Studios will take place from 2  - 17 November. To register, visit the Peel Open Studios website.

Meet the artists, share your stories
Mandurah Bridge artwork

Hear from WA artists Chris Nixon and Tom Lucey about their plans to create an artwork to complement the Mandurah Bridge. 

Community can share their stories with the artists on 30 July at Make Place. To find out more or register for the workshop, contact Emily Arnold on or 9550 3842. 


Overwintering Project: Mapping Sanctuary | Peel
You are invited to join in!

This national project raises awareness for our migratory shorebirds and their habitat, with community groups and artists contributing artworks and a wide range of exhibitions around Australia. The Peel activities, run by local artist Annette Nykiel and supported by Frasers landing, will provide an opportunity for local artists, environmental groups, volunteers and the community to learn about the unique wetlands in our region and the migratory birds that rely on them.   

Wetlands Walk: Thursday 11 July, 10-12pm | Free | Meet at Frasers Landing
Printmaking workshop: Sunday, 21 & 28 July 10am–1.30pm | $40, all materials provided | Frasers Landing

For more information and to register, contact Annette at or call 0497 809 538.

Plein Air Down Under
Outdoor Painting Festival

Local, national and international artists are invited to join in the fun of Mandurah’s first outdoor painting festival. The long weekend includes workshops, outdoor painting, an exhibition, demonstrations, artist talks and almost $5,000 in awards and prizes. 

Feature artist Warwick Fuller will be painting throughout the festival, giving an opportunity to watch one Australia’s foremost living landscape painters in action. 

Proudly supported by the City of Mandurah and Bendigo Bank | Halls Head

Upcoming calendar of events

14 July, 2pm Murmuration artist talk CASM
13 July Clay sculptures workshop CASM
14 July Assemblage creatures CASM
20 July Wire sculptures CASM
21 July, 10am Printmaking workshop Frasers Landing
22 July, 6pm Art history seminar CASM
30 July
Meet the bridge artwork artists Make Place
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