One constant throughout life is change.

We are excited and proud to bring you 'Ebb+Flow' one of our creative programs in 2021. The artistic theme of 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.

The theme encourages all 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 often ebb and flow.

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.


Stay Connected + Get Involved

We hope to see you soon! To stay up to date with the Ebb + Flow 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 the 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.




Welcome + Connect with Martine Perret

Martine joins us in the North Midlands during March 2021 as our second Ebb + Flow 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.

During Martine's residency she will be facilitating workshops held in different towns, schools and at community days, and throiugh a professional workshop at the Macpherson Homestead. Martine 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.

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

Martine in residence...

ME, MYSELF & I

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

We want to get as many photos of people from the North Midlands to be part of our 'ME MYSELF & I' Ebb + Flow project.

Dress to express you! Bring props and anything colourful and fun you'd like in your photo. Make sure you bring your smartphone, camera or tablet to learn how to take that perfect photo! It's a fun hands-on photoshoot being run by Martine Perret happening at Summer Nights:

6pm on Friday 12th March
Town Square on Winfield Street in Morawa

5:30pm on Saturday 20th March
Town Park on Main Street in Coorow

No RSVP is required. This is a free drop in activity during our Act Belong Commit Summer Night events.

Martine Perret EXHIBITION LAUNCH

You're invited to the launch of Beyond Above Western Australian, an exhibition by South West artist Martine Perret who is undertaking a creative residency in the North Midlands. Come along to check out the exhibition, meet Martine and find out more about the exciting activities she'll be undertaking in our community.

This is a free event and no RSVP is required. 6:30pm to 9pm at The Bank Gallery in Carnamah on Saturday 13 March 2021.

Ditch the AUTO, start shooting MANUAL!

This tuition will help hone your craft and sharpen your skills in landscape photography and portraiture.

Learn how to better use your camera, its functions and settings so that you can achieve greater creative control over your photography. Gain more confidence in taking professional quality images.

Sunday 21 March from 3:30 to 6pm at Macpherson Homestead one kilometre east of Carnamah on the Bunjil-Carnamah Road. Click here for all the details and to RSVP.

EXHIBITION @ The Bank Gallery

You're invited to see Beyond Above Western Australia by South West photographer Martine Perret at The Bank Gallery at 8 Macpherson Street in Carnamah 10am to 1pm on weekends:

  • Sunday 14 March

  • Saturday 20 + Sunday 21 March

  • Saturday 27 + Sunday 28 March

  • Saturday 3 + Sunday 4 April

  • Saturday 10 + Sunday 11 April

  • Saturday 17 + Sunday 18 April

  • Saturday 24 + Sunday 25 April

There is no cost to attend this exhibition

All schools in and around the North Midlands are invited to arrange a private viewing of the exhibition with accompanying curatorial talk at no cost. Teachers, please contact Catie via email to arrange a time that best suits your timetable catie@northmidlands.org.au


"Martine Perret has framed a fraction of Western Australia’s breathtaking landscapes from above and captured what is profoundly magical and timeless about this land. "Paola Anselmi, Curator & Arts Writer


STAY CONNECTED with the 'EBB + FLOW' artists

Stay connected with Lynda Howitt

Lynda joined us in the North Midlands mid February to early March 2021 as our first 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.

Check out the some of Lynda's photos of her residency below!

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


Supporters improving the health + wellbeing & liveability + vibrancy of regional WA

The series of Ebb+Flow residencies occuring in 2021 have been made possible thanks to Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Lotterywest Creative Communities COVID-19 Recovery Program.


Regional Arts Network

Ebb+Flow is a interregional multiyear program of 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.


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.

Support to 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.