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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Congratulations Alicia Rogerson, the Creative Grid's Newest Mentee.

Congratulations Alicia Rogerson, the Creative Grid's newest Mentee.

Alicia was selected by Southern Forest Arts to develop a new body of work for exhibition at the Painted Tree Gallery, Northcliffe, next year.

Bunbury artist, Sue Kalab, will mentor Alicia Rogerson Art over the next seven months.

Visit Alicia's Facebook page and website for more insights into her creative work:

The Connect to the Creative Grid project is an initiative of the Regional Arts Partnership Program supported by the State Government of Western Australia (Culture and the Arts, WA) and Country Arts WA as well as the Federal Government through the Regional Arts Fund. #rappnetworkwa #creativegridwa