Dampier and surrounding areas
$250pp / $220 for FORM members | includes excursions, materials, facilitator fees, selected meals and snacks
Abstract photographer Meleah Farrell and jeweller Julie Holmes-Reid (Meraki Jewellery) will be this year’s visiting creatives for the 2017 Artist Camp. Set in the historic town of Dampier, be inspired by the rich culture of the Burrup Peninsula and the contrasting landscapes of the Pilbara and unleash your creativity!
Weekend program outline
For complete details of the Artist Camp weekend, download the information sheet.
Friday 20 October: Creative Processes with Meleah Farrell | Courthouse Gallery, 6.30 – 8pm
Kick off the weekend at the Courthouse Gallery and join Meleah as outlines her creative processes, and also shares techniques and skills which will be used during the weekend.
Saturday 21 October
Morning session | 9 – 11am | Burrup Peninsula
Participants will make their own way to the venue, and will join Ngurrangga Tour guide Clinton Walker through the Murujuga National Park, which has the highest concentration of rock art in the world.
Afternoon session | 1 – 5pm | Dampier Community Hub
Participants can choose between two sessions: review, edit and preparation of images with Meleah; or investigation into the properties of air dry clay with Julie.
Evening session | 7 – 9pm | Dampier Community Hub
Unwind after a busy day with Meleah and Julie, and partake in an informal art, craft and photography session over a cup of tea (or wine).
Sunday 22 October
Morning session | 9am – 1pm | Dampier Community Hub
Participants can choose between two sessions: photo transfer to wax with Meleah; or fibre, fabric and wire with Julie.
Once the morning session is complete, you are free to go home or spend the rest of your time exploring Dampier or the surrounding towns.
Abstract photographer Meleah Farrell focuses on capturing the ‘special’ in the ‘everyday’. Her work is inspired by nature, and based in Albany, she is never short of ideas or subjects. She has worked in the Pilbara before, participating in the 2016 Artist Camp in Karijini, teaching the art of solar printing and polaroid emulsion lift.
Julie Holmes is a jewellery designer and maker behind the brand Meraki Designs, which is sold in the gallery retail space. Tribal and ancient cultures and their customs are the main influence of her work. Textures, patterns and markings in clay and metals are handcrafted by Julie with imperfections celebrated. An emphasis of showing the makers hand is an integral part of Julie’s work.