One constant throughout life is change

Ebb+Flow is the artistic theme for our programs in 2021.

The theme encourages community members to join a series of ten artists-in-residence throughout the year to explore how changes in our regional communities are often temporary. That there are periods of decline and growth, drought and rain, hardship and prosperity... that factors outside of our control ebb and flow.

Ebb+Flow will work with the creative and collaborative nature of arts to explore the past and look to the future of our communities in the North Midlands.

Artists in Residence

During 2021 ten artists from around the state will be undertaking a four week residency in the North Midlands exploring the theme of Ebb + Flow. Each residency will include seven community workshops to be held in different towns, schools, hospitals and at Culture + Arts Community Days.

During each residency a new artwork will be created collaboratively by the artist and the community. At the end of the year the ten works created from the residencies will come together for an Ebb + Flow exhibition.

Welcome + Connect with Sarah-Jayne

Sarah-Jayne (SJ) joins us from the Goldfields in April 2021 as our third of ten artists-in-residence.

SJ is a writer, performer, and producer (and a few other odd and random hats) who considers herself both an Esperance and Goldfields local having grown up in both places. Her current base is Kalgoorlie where she is involved in the extremely rich and diverse local arts community.

SJ has spent years involved in local theatre, improv, stand-up comedy and as either a collaborator or facilitator on an eclectic range of creative projects but writing as always been her first love and primary passion. SJ has written two books (currently working on a third), several short and full length plays, a radio play, scripted a historical immersive ghost walk, an immersive theatre murder mystery experience, an escape room challenge and a found footage film.

During SJ's residency she will be facilitating workshops held in different towns, schools and at community days, and through a professional workshop at The Exchange in Carnamah. SJ will also create a new work collaboratively with the community in response to the Ebb + Flow theme. Please see below details of the creative activities you can get involved with.

You can connect with and find out more about SJ's work on her website, Facebook and Instagram.


You're invited to a meet the author and talk over High Tea with Goldfields artist Sarah-Jayne who is undertaking a creative residency in the North Midlands during April. Come along to meet Sarah-Jayne, hear about her work and find out about the activities she'll be undertaking in our community.

This is a free event and no RSVP is required. 2:30pm to 4:30pm at
The Exchange in Carnamah on
Saturday 10 April 2021.


Old, young, singles, couples, family and friends!

Come and share a memory or a wish you'd like to see come true. Using origami, fold your note into a 'leaf' and place on the wishing tree. All the memories and wishes will be planted under a new community wishing tree at The Exchange at the end of the project. Take part:

Sunday 18th April in Henry Parkin Gardens at 13 Macpherson Street in Carnamah from 11am to 2pm.

No RSVP is required. This is a free drop in activity during our Act Belong Commit Our History Our Heritage Festival.

IN CONVERSATION with Sarah-Jayne

In April, writer in residence Sarah-Jayne will be joining the Scribes of the North Midlands (Writers Group) to run creative writing activities, share hints and tips on writing and chat about becoming a published author.

All are welcome to these free activities at The Exchange at 4 Macpherson Street in Carnamah. No RSVP is required.

Thursday 8th April 1pm to 3pm

Thursday 23rd April 1pm to 3pm

STAY CONNECTED with your EBB + FLOW artists

Lynda Howitt

Lynda joined us from Geraldton mid February to early March 2021 as our first of ten artist-in-residence.

Lynda is an Artist, Designer and Soulseeker based at Geraldton in WA's Mid West region. Her work breathes a soul resonance and aims to illuminate the soul by evoking its sensibility. Through her unique blend of art, design and spirituality and her free-flowing, intuitive process, her work holds a greater sense of peace, inspiring our natural state of wellbeing.

While in residence Lynda connected with the community through nine activities across the North Midlands including schools, specialised workshops and at culture + arts days. You can check out the some of Lynda's photos of her her time with us below!

Stay connected or find out more about Lynda's work through her website and on Facebook and Instagram.

Workshop with Mingenew Painting Group

Exhibition at The Bank Gallery Carnamah

Workshop with Create in Company

Workshop with Perenjori Primary School

Workshop at Summer Nights Carnamah

Workshop at Carnamah District Highschool

Workshop with Morawa District Highschool

Workshop at Summer Nights Three Springs

Workshop with Three Springs Primary

Stay connected with Martine Perret

Martine joined us from Margaret River in March 2021 as our second of ten artist-in-residence.

Martine Perret is a photographer and artist living in Margaret River in Western Australia's South West region. After a long career in photojournalism, covering UN peacekeeping missions in conflict zones, Martine now focuses her time on producing work in and around Western Australia with a strong focus on the aerial landscape as a storytelling tool.

While in residence Martine connected with the community through eight activities across the North Midlands including schools, specialised workshops at culture + arts days and charted a flight and took photos of Yarra Yarra Lakes. You can check out the some of Martine's photos of her time with us below!

Stay connected and find out more about Martine's work through her website + Facebook

Workshop at Summer Nights Morawa

Photographing Yarra Yarra Lakes

Workshop at Carnamah District High School

Exhibition at The Bank Gallery Carnamah

Exhibition at The Bank Gallery Carnamah

Workshop with Perenjori Primary School

Workshop with Coorow Primary School

Workshop at Summer Nights Coorow

Stay Connected + Get Involved

We hope to see you soon! To stay up to date with Ebb + Flow activities, keep an eye on your local paper; follow North Midlands Project on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter or return to our website.

Some help with life's Ebb's + Flow's

If you or someone you know needs support while going through life's ebbs + flows, please click here.

Supporters improving the health + wellbeing & liveability + vibrancy of regional WA
Ebb+Flow has been brought to life by Lotterywest and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries' Creative Communities COVID-19 Recovery Program and through our partnership with Healthway empowering the North Midlands community to Act Belong Commit!


Ebb+Flow is a collaboration with the the Regional Arts Network.

The network is a Regional Arts WA initiative, proudly supported by Minderoo Foundation and The Ian Potter Foundation, with funding from the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund.

"One constant throughout life is change. We ebb and flow..."