The relationship between the power of nature and the energy of ritual traditions is explored in these intensely personal artworks by Aboriginal artists living in remote Australia. Their vivid canvases evoke rain making rituals, ancestral narratives, the connection to stars and moon and how they feature in traditional land management practices.
Field of Light: Avenue of Honour by Bruce Munro
This March, international artist Bruce Munro is in Albany in preparation for the Field of Light: Avenue of Honour, an immersive art installation gently illuminating the Avenue of Honour at Mt Clarence in October 2018.
Meet Bruce Munro and hear him share his design philosophy and the concept behind this ephemeral artwork.
Internationally acclaimed creative education expert Paul Collard returns to Perth for a month-long residency this March, working closely with Perth’s young people, and sharing his knowledge with their parents, carers and educators. Hear Collard speak in a special address at the Scribblers Program Launch on Thursday, 1st March at The Goods Shed.
FORM is proud to present the eponymous, debut solo exhibition from Gloria. Born in Jigalong in 1975, Gloria is a Martu woman working out of Spinifex Hill Studios in South Hedland. Gloria is an acrylic painter within a powerful matriarchal tradition that emerged in the Western Desert in the early 2000s. Her loose brushwork and pastel palettes have drawn critical attention for their highly affecting presence, and these artworks announce Gloria as a truly exciting contemporary abstract artist.
Stuart Frost | An Environmental Artist Residency
Sculptor and environmental artist Stuart Frost explores culture, myth and history in playful, ephemeral land art interventions. During a month long residency with FORM in Western Australia the British artist will turn his skill for crafting natural and forgotten objects into beautiful, paradoxical artworks, challenging perceptions and responding to our great southern continent in fresh, distinctive ways.
Earth Matters | Aboriginal artwork from the Kimberley and Arnhem Land
This exhibition explores the enigmatic qualities and materiality of white earth pigments in Aboriginal artwork from the Kimberley (WA), Arnhem Land (NT) and Tiwi Islands (NT) in paintings, and three dimensional works.
As a medium that is tied to tradition, white ochre or gapan also provides opportunity for abstraction, minimalism and experimentation. Artworks explore the interaction and connection between art, earth, culture and identity, as well as metaphysical and ancestral elements.
Creative Learning For Schools | Bespoke workshops for students of all ages.
Is your child inquisitive, imaginative, persistent, disciplined and collaborative? These ‘good habits of mind’ are what FORM aims to encourage as part of our Creative Learning program: bespoke workshops for students of all
ages. In particular we look at the role of arts and culture in connecting people, community cohesiveness and giving people a sense of place and identity. We’re offering opportunities to explore the artworks of our exhibitons in ways which relate to the curriculum. Workshops are free but must be booked in advance. Please contact Lamis Sabra on email@example.com for bookings, times and dates.
Painting Power | Ritual, Art & Land
The relationship between the power of nature and the energy of ritual traditions is explored in these potent artworks by Aboriginal artists living in remote Australia. Their vivid canvases evoke rain making rituals, ancestral narratives, the connection to stars and moon and how they feature in traditional land management practices. Exhibition opening Friday, 5th May, 6-8pm at The Goods Shed.
Creative Places | A Speaker Series On Curating Opportunity in Communities
Tim Jones and Jason Roberts are two people who have walked the walk in place-making. Tim coined the term ‘creative place-making’ and is in demand all over the world for his experience with using the arts to transform cities and communities. Jason is the founder of the Oak Cliff Transit Authority, Dallas, and the original Better Block Project, an organisation which takes blighted blocks with vacant properties and transforms them with temporary pop-up businesses, bike lanes, seating and landscaping.
Builded Remnants | Newly Comissioned Artworks by Berndnaut Smilde
Builded Remnants is an exhibition by Berndnaut Smilde capturing moments of revelation throughout Western Australia. Exhibiting at The Goods Shed until 17 September 2017, Builded Remnants presents the outcomes of a residency throughout the State’s Pilbara, South West and metropolitan regions by the internationally celebrated Dutch artist in 2016.
The Core – Karim Jabbari with Chad Peacock and Bewley Shaylor
Tunisian Karim Jabbari is an abstract calligraphy and lightgraff artist whose work is inspired by antiquated Arabic scriptures.