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Get Creative for Health + Happiness!


We invite you to feast your eyes over the wonderful work of our next Act Belong Commit 2021 Artist in Residence, Deidre Robb.

Deidre is a life-long maker and emerging artist from the Peel region. She makes functional, utilitarian objects such as clothing, quilts, accessories and homewares, as well as artworks for exhibitions.

We invite you to join us in launching an exhibition of Deidre's works at The Bank Gallery, 8 Macpherson Street, Carnamah daily Thursday 18 to Sunday 28 November 10.00am to 3.00pm

This is a free event and no RSVP is required

You are invited to the anticipated exhibition launch of HOLDING by Martien van Zuilen.

Martien van Zuilen is a feltmaker and fibre artist from Perth. She uses sheep’s fleece to create hand-felted objects and distinctive artworks for exhibitions. Martien is passionate about sharing her skills through immersive community arts projects and hands-on workshops.

Martien has been artist-in-residence in the North Midlands for the past 2 months, exploring the region, its collections and stories of wool and sheep farming. Her artworks in HOLDING were created during her residency and present her impressions and response to local history, heritage, stories, and significant places within the region and the natural landscape.

The works aim to reflect people’s connection to country, the significance of community, and life on the farm - a holding by any other name. Created using local wool, water from the region’s historic natural springs, native vegetation, found objects and other materials, the materials reflect the very location in which the artworks were created, as well as human interaction with the land, and a heart-FELT sense of place.

Exhibition Launch

Monday 6 December 2021
from 6 to 8pm
The Bank Gallery | 8 Macpherson Street Carnamah

There is no cost to attend and no booking required. We look forward to seeing you.

The Exhibition will then be open daily between 10.00am and 3.00pm from Tuesday 7 to Sunday 19 December 2021.

This project has been made possible through the Regional Exhibition Touring Boost managed by the Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries, supported by Royalties for Regions and delivered in partnership by ART ON THE MOVE and the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Martien's residency has been jointly hosted by the Carnamah Historical Society and North Midlands Project.

CREATE IN COMPANY

Whatever your artform, come along and get creative in the company of others! Meeting Wednesdays from 10am at The Exchange at 4 Macpherson St Carnamah.

SCRIBES [WRITING]

Local writing group, Scribes of North Midlands, meets fortnightly on Thursdays from 1pm to 3pm at The Exchange at 4 Macpherson St Carnamah.

TECH COACHING

Learn or sharpen your digital skills around the internet, computers, tablets or your phone at The Exchange at 4 Macpherson St Carnamah on Thursdays from 10am

THE EXCHANGE

4 Macpherson Street in Carnamah

Open 10am to 1pm Tuesday to Thursday

Arts studio, book exchange, community loungeroom, digital learning hub, free WiFi and event space. Everyone in the North Midlands is welcome to utilise the space, participate in its programs and exchange books.

Many of the workshops and activities listed above take place at The Exchange - a great place to get creative for health and happiness!

Act Belong Commit CREATIVE @ HOME

If you're isolating at home, we encourage you to keep active, creative and connected with our expansive Act Belong Commit Creative @ Home program.

Creative activities, online courses, virtual exhibitions and much more. Open 24/7 online!

SUPPORTING CREATIVE GROUPS

Are you thinking about starting up new creative community group in the North Midlands, or need some assistance with one already running? Get in touch!

We can help with planning, marketing, insurance and providing a space for the group to run activities. #StrongerTogether

Mural: 'Together We Are Stronger' by Di Taylor and local youth



Stay Connected + Get Involved

We hope to see you soon! To stay up to date with all our activities, keep an eye on your local paper; follow North Midlands Project on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter; or visit www.northmidlands.org.au



How do you Ebb + Flow ?

As we go through our creative activities this year we would like to invite you to share how you manage life's 'Ebbs + Flows' now and after the program. To participate anonymously, please connect here.