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Porongurup 'Art in the Park'
We have to share these great pics by Frank Rijavec and Barbara Madden of the recent ‘Art in the Park’ exhibition hosted by the Friends of the Porongurup Range. Frank’s pictures show ‘Steel Feather’ by Kevin Draper; ‘Pelican Pete’ by Brad Lucas; ‘Re-pressed’ by Paul Elliot; ‘Mountain Mural’ by South Stirling Primary School. Barb’s photos show her cyclist friends enjoying ‘Peddling Back in Time’ by Luke Barker, and ‘280’ parrots by Dave Taylor. Enjoy!
Posted by: Keith Bradby
A must see!
Blessed with another large Noongar painting in the Gondwana Link office foyer. Basil Schur (Green Skills) commissioned this canvas by Errol Eades and his partner Audrey Bolton.
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'Seeing like an eagle' Invitation
An invitation to Poornarti 'Seeing Like an Eagle' cultural art weekend, January 2018, Denmark A creative and participatory art and culture workshop. You will work with Poornarti's Joey Williams and draw on the beautiful Denmark wetlands and Wilson Inlet landscape. Green Skills is assisting in presenting this workshop and the registration can be found on their website.
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'This Visceral Landscape' exhibition
‘This Visceral Landscape’ exhibition opened last night at the Vancouver Arts Centre in Albany. A big crowd was there to see Keith Bradby open the exhibition of photographic images and video-sound works by Louise Allerton and Julian Knowles. Visceral means instinctual, primitive or gut. But my reaction to the works was from the heart and emotional. Perhaps these reactions are visceral – I’m still thinking about it. Louise’s gentle images
Posted by: Amanda Keesing
'Living Gondwana: A Sense of Place' exhibition currently in Albany
Pleased you have a second chance to take in the 'Living Gondwana: A Sense of Place' exhibition that is now hanging at the Vancouver Art Centre in Albany. This exhibition showcases the artworks inspired by two Eco-Art retreats at the Balijup Homestead (Tenterden, WA). Exhibition finishes 23 June 2016
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Opening of the 'Living Gondwana: A Sense of Place' exhibition
Great opening of the 'Living Gondwana: A Sense of Place' exhibition last night at the Old Buttery Factory Studios in Denmark. Joey Williams gave a welcome to country and explained the story behind the large canvas that many were involved in painting. Jessie Gloede read some beautiful poetry inspired by Balijup farm and Marie Limondin accompanied the reading on violin. Then we watched the short film created by Craig Carter
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Cultural art camp at Balijup
“We have met here on the same page that we call art and the thread of creativity has drawn us together” said Nikki Green last weekend at the ‘Living Gondwana’ Eco-Art Camp. Basil Schur from Green Skills facilitated the camp at Balijup Farm in Tenterden, in the middle of the Forest to Stirlings section of Gondwana Link. Eager participants, from budding to experienced artists, were joined by Carolyn and Cheryl
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Consuming Eden in the Esperance Bioregion
Great to see the Esperance folk running this event on the importance and beauty of the land that makes up such an important part of their Shire. It's on for two weeks from Friday and being opened by Peter Price, Project Manager, Great Western Woodlands, Gondwana Link.With many thanks to the exhibition sponsors: Esperance Community Arts, The Wilderness Society WA, Shire of Esperance, Esperance Honey, South Coast Natural Resource Management
Posted by: Keith Bradby
Fabulous sculpture awarded
Belated congratulations to Gondwana Link’s friend Kim Perrier, who recently won the ‘Allens Peoples Choice Award' at Bondi’s ‘Sculptures by the Sea’. Kim’s ‘Ashes to Ashes’ is a dead Marri stump, from a tree believed to be over 400 years old, with 65 faces - every face in a state of contentment or meditation. As one onlooker said "Everyone in the tree wants to be there". Seven cultural groups of
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‘Creative Environmental Immersion’ - the Living Gondwana Eco Art camp
This camp held at Balijup farm, in the Stirlings to Forest section of the Link, has been a great success. Held over three days, the 23 participants found their inspiration in the bush and wetlands conserved on the property, and explored all manner of mediums to express what their eyes and minds saw. The event was coordinated by Nikki Green and Green Skills, with Janine McCrum and Robyn Lees being the
Posted by: Keith Bradby
Gondwana Panorama exhibition opens in Denmark
An inspiring opening of the second Gondwana Panorama Exhibition, this time at the Butter Factory Studio in Denmark. Focused on the Gondwana Link landscape and the human connection to it, the exhibition showcases photographic, film and art works. The eight Butter Factory Studio artists collaborated to produce a range of artworks inspired by their time at the Hordacre’s ‘Balijup’ farm near Tenterden, located in Gondwana Link’s Forest to Stirlings area.
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Creativity abounded!
Another great week for at Nowanup, with art students from schools across the Great Southern coming together for a Gondwana Youth Arts Camp. Congratulations to Nicki Green and Basil Schur for initiating and running this great event.
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Gondwana Link seen through fresh eyes
The joy of a fresh pair of eyes, and good eyes at that. Gondwana Link has enjoyed the company of renowned photographer Ami Vitali over the past week, with Ami's keen eye giving us a fresh perspective on many of the everyday wonders, such as this Banksia coccinea in the Stirling Ranges. Ami was visiting on commission from The Nature Conservancy.
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Green Plough exhibition inspired by clearing then restoration
Green Plough inspires further creativity. The south west story, from the ‘million acres a year’ clearing era through to the emerging restoration era, has inspired artist Ron Nyzistor ‘s latest exhibition, called the Green Plough after an early direct seeding machine built by Greening Australia. Ron’s exhibition of paintings was opened tonight in a function at Gorepani Gallery in Albany, attended by a large crowd of Gondwana Link supporters
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Photography from the inside?
In 2005, the MIX Artists collective in Albany approached Gondwana Link about involvement in their ?Hotspot? events and exhibition for the 2006 Perth International Arts Festival. We jumped at the opportunity to be involved and contributed to a ?Hotspot? community symposium to develop exhibition projects for this year, as well as giving some extra support to Ian Weir as he developed his ?lightsite? exhibition. For this segment of ?Hotspots?
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Gondwana Liminal?
Liminal spaces or states refer to the thresholds or transitional states betwixt and between one space or state and another. They may be physical, cultural, social or ecological, and make for a great summer workshop in Bremer Bay considering the luminal aspects of Gondwana Link. Albany’s MIX Artist group did a great job organising this workshop, which included members of the Fitzgerald Biosphere Group and Friends of Fitzgerald River National
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