Southern Forest Arts - 2021 Program
Please note: As the year evolves, so does our program.
We change our plans to meet ever-evolving realities.
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2021 Theme: Visibility
Each year we have a thematic curatorial concept for the overall program that helps connect the various elements across artforms, artists and venues. In the 2021-23 period we are experimenting with allocating a core ‘sense’ to serve as foundation for curatorial choices. In 2021 we are focusing upon ‘sight’, in 2022 ‘sound’ and have proposed ‘movement’ for 2023.
CORE SENSE: SIGHT
CORE THEME: VISIBILITY
INTERROGATION: How do we view our world? What do we choose to see and not see? Who and/or what has visibility? Who and/or what has invisibility? How does our experience of life mould the lens through which we perceive ourselves and others?
In 2021 we’re shining a light on:
'Skin in the Game' is an exhibition by Natalie Sholtz that explores the influence of skin colour on life experience in WA. Nat will work with women of colour resident in Northcliffe to create connections and a new platform for cross cultural discussion.
DISABILITY IN THE ARTS
The exhibition, Vis-Ability, will shine a light on disability in the arts. This will be the second year for hosting an exhibition in partnership with 'Creative Connections', an organisation of poets in Perth that respond to artworks created by artists with a range of abilities. 8 regional artists of mixed ability (from blindness to non-verbal autism) will create works that will then inspire responses by regional and metro poets, artists and community members.
GENDER DIVERSITY & DISCRIMINATION
'He - She - They' (a touring show from Bunbury Regional Art Gallery, featuring selected artists from across regional and metro WA). The show raises notions of gender in art/the landscape/society.
ALTERNATE SOCIAL HISTORIES
The Alternative Archive - MIX exhibition is a touring show from Mix Artists Albany (an Artist Run Initiative from the Great Southern). The show is the first partnership project between SFA and MIX. Held concurrently with John Curtin Gallery's regional survey of the same name, it will enjoy cross-promotional opportunities and provide participating artists access to an
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Thanks to our 2021 program partners
Here's what people have said about our previous program activities:
“I loved the art trail; native and manmade combined! Just beautiful"
~ Maia Anderson (Boyanup)
“Such a kaleidoscope of ideas and colours"
~ Kerry Parkes (Northcliffe)
“A wonderful exhibition to part of - and a fantastic opening night. Well done everyone."
~ Nic Sinclair (Northcliffe)
“Very thought provoking, love the range and variety."
~ J.P Smith (U.K)