Found, Collected, Dyed, Stitched

Aukje Boonstra, textile artist and tutor, is hosting a 3 day workshop in Northcliffe from the 15th to the 17th September 2018. Details here.

An Understory Treasure...Kim Perrier's Rising From the Ashes

Video credit: Ruslan Kulski, ABC South West. Used with permission.

Amongst his many acheivments, Kim was the winner of the People's Choice Award at the 2015 Sculpture by the Sea. He spent around 12 months working with the Northcliffe community to create a huge body of 43 sculptures, featured along the trail of Understory. This work, called Rising From the Ashes, commemorates the biggest bushfire in recent WA history. The February 2015 Northcliffe bushfires swept through around 100,000 hectares destroying and damaging habitats, farms, forests, and plantations, and causing significant property loss.

We're inspired by nature...

Southern Forest Arts is an award-winning 'not for profit' cultural organisation based in the small Western Australian town of Northcliffe.

We are inspired by the diverse beauty of the ancient forests that surround us, and the ingenuity and character of the individuals and community that live beneath the canopy.

We explore, celebrate and promote our local identity with imagination and heart through three main activities:

We also host occasional skill development workshops and other art related events.

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Wild Cards and Exhibitionists

The artwork of five South West artists is featured in the latest iteration of the 'Wild Cards' exhibition held at the Painted Tree Gallery in Northcliffe until Sunday 26th August.

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Paintings, drawings, prints and ephemeral fibre artworks created by Sue Bradshaw, Fay M Dunstan, Julie Cox, Anna Czerkasow and Kimberley Rose-Jones showcase a wealth of talent across a wide range of media.

The exhibition is open daily from 9am to 4pm. Entry is free.

This project has been made possible with the support of the Australian government's Regional Arts Fund which gives all Australian's better access to opportunities to practice and experience the arts. The Regional Arts Fund is administered in WA by Country Arts WA.

The Shire of Manjimup and Southern Forest Arts have been keen partners in support of this exhibition as part of the broader 'I'm a South West Exhibitionist' project.