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Jarrahdale is one of WA's oldest settlements, set in the Darling Range and surrounded by Jarrah forest. It's only an hour south of Perth and thirty minutes from Armadale or Rockingham
- Museums:Local History
- Historical Sites:Buildings
- Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
In the Jarrahdale museum there are local artefacts, family history, photographs, oral history recordings, DVDs, books and other items that will remind you of our past. Let the children try out our morse code equipment, draw on the blackboard and search for the secretive mice.
Built in 1896, the Old Post Office was the centre of activity for a growing community. Some 20 years after the timber industry began, there were many families living in the town, on nearby farms and orchards and they were anxious for news from their loved ones back home. In an era long before the advent of internet and mobile phones, they could communicate only by letter or telegram. The Post Office was critical to the town’s survival.
The timber industry gradually declined, bauxite mining arrived and the two industries co-existed for several decades. New facilities were built in the town and the old Post Office fell into disuse. In the early 1990s, local residents fought to save the building and so, Jarrahdale Heritage Society was formed. With support from the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale and local businesses, it was restored to its former glory. In 1997, Jarrahdale was classified as an Historic Town.
The Old Post Office is now home to the Jarrahdale museum and, some people believe they can feel the ghostly presence of an early postmistress still residing there!!
Kalamunda Modern is a commercial gallery exhibiting the work of professional, international artists. All artwork is unique and exclusive to Kalamunda Modern.
- Galleries:Drawing,Glass,Installation,Mixed Media,Painting,Sculpture,Ceramics
- Open Days/times:Thursday - Saturday 11 am - 4 pm closed public holidays
- Represented Artists:International Artists
- Open Days:Thursday,Friday,Saturday
Kalamunda Modern is housed in the most singular building in Kalamunda. The gallery's recognition is a huge, rammed earth, bobtail lizard, sculpted by Roman Antoniuk and the curved wall at the entrance to the gallery.
Kalamunda lies in the Perth hills east of the city centre. It is the gateway to nearby beauty spots and vineyards and is associated with some of Australia's greatest artists: Howard Taylor, Guy Grey-Smith, Elise Blumann and Robert Juniper.
Kalamunda Modern was inaugurated by John Day, Minister for Culture and the Arts and opened to the public on Friday 20th May 2016 exhibiting the work of international artists Georg Thumbach and Akashi Murakami.
Further exhibitions have included the Australian glass artist Matthew Curtis and German painter Angelika Sieger, German artist Christian Heß and Australian/Danish artist Kirsten Biven and Australian artist Godfrey Blow
ARTWORK FOR YOUR COLLECTION
In between our exhibitions, Kalamunda Modern is delighted to be presenting an eclectic, ever changing selection of artwork by international artists.
Not only for your collection, but also the perfect gift for those who have everything, we have 'just that something special' for your near and dear one.
For more information on this head to our website: http://kalamundamodern.com/?widget=1
The Mundaring and Hills Historical Society (MHHS) was formed in 1989 to preserve the natural and cultural heritage of the Shire of Mundaring.
- Historical Sites:Buildings
- Museums:Local History
- Open Days:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday
MHHS have operated the Mundaring District Museum since 1997 in the old Mundaring School building, which houses a permanent display about people, places and events of historical interest in the Shire. MHHS is able to assist schools and other groups in the organization of community-based historical events, compiling local history information and guest speakers.
The Mundaring Arts Centre is renowned throughout Western Australia as a unique and special place to discover exceptional, locally made art forms.
- Open Days/times:Tuesday - Friday 10am - 5pm, Saturday - Sunday 11am - 3pm
- Open Days:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
Located in the heart of Mundaring, this Community Arts Centre has operated for over 30 years working with artists and the community to provide festivals, community projects, workshops, outstanding exhibitions and a superb Gallery Gift shop.
MAC works with community partners and artists to present a variety of Festivals throughout the year, including:
• The Mundaring Truffle Festival (July/ August)
• Trek the Trail (September)
• Darlington Arts Festival (November)
• Biennially, the heARTlines Children’s Literature and Book Illustration Festival
A great way to get inspired, celebrate community and get involved!
MAC has a long established relationship with local schools, artists and community groups, working together to deliver recurring Arts projects and developing new projects each year. Find out more about our exciting Arts program and take part in:
• School Holiday Workshops
• Fine Art workshops
• Free Artist Talks
• Artist residencies
• Worn Out Wearable Art (WOWA) project
• Trek the Trail sculpture workshops
Plus much more…
Nest is a design studio specialising in local, quality, handmade art and craft products.
- Galleries:Sculpture,Textiles,Mixed Media,Artist Studio,Art Gallery,Ceramics,Craft,Drawing,Glass,Painting,Pottery
- Open Days/times:Friday - Sunday 10am - 4pm
- Open Days:Saturday,Sunday,Friday
Opened in 2016, Nest is an art and design studio set in the heart of Darlington Village, a unique and very special hills environment. Working closeley with Western Australian artists and artisans, Maya Bouchard, herself an artist, holds a vision to create and exhibit a range of unique artworks and handcrafted items which are 100% Australian made.
Nest is also a centre for workshops and classes with various holistic and art based themes, they are run within gallery throughout the year; exhibitions, musical soirees and seasonal arts and crafts markets are also on the calendar.
Perth Observatory for over a 120 years with our wide range of telescopes has provided the people of Perth with grand tours of the Southern Hemisphere’s night sky
- Open Days/times:10AM - 4.30PM and Night Tours
- Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday
On our night sky tours you'll get to experience our amazing night sky that can be hidden be Perth's light pollution in the suburbs. Using our wide range of telescopes our volunteers will take you on a grand tour of the amazing Southern Hemisphere's night sky which includes a wide range of targets including Nebulas, planets, dying stars, and enormous star clusters.
The Perth Observatory is Western Australia’s oldest observatory which is located in the Perth Hills in Bickley. The Observatory has served WA for over 120 years providing science outreach to the public and also being an important site for astronomical research. Because of its scientific, cultural and historical significance, the Observatory was entered on the state’s Heritage Register in 2005.
The gallery at the Zig Zag Cultural Centre seeks to provide a diverse range of cultural activities in a boutique-style gallery environment.
- Galleries:Painting,Art Gallery
- Open Days/times:Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm, Saturday - Sunday 10am - 4pm
- Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays
The purpose of the space is to encourage, stimulate and promote local and regional cultural activities through an active and diverse exhibition program.
We welcome proposals from emerging and professional artists who are interested in exhibiting in our gallery in 2014.
Facilities: the purpose-built gallery has a floor space of 93 square meters with a hanging area of 60 linear metres.
There is a professional hanging system, a series of plinths, lighting rails, storage, and floor-embedded power points. Two of the gallery walls can be folded to allow for three types of layout and access to the site allows for large scale works to be exhibited.