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Ellenbrook Arts aim is to assist with the development of an arts based culture within the Swan Valley Region.
- Open Days/times:Wednesday - Friday 10am - 2pm, Saturday & Sunday 1pm - 5pm
- Open Days:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
MJAC is a multi-arts space perfect for exhibitions, creative development, performance, classes and special arts events all year round. The Swan Art Awards, November 2012.
- Open Days/times:Wednesday - Friday 10am - 5pm, Saturday 9am - 1pm (during exhibitions only)
- Open Days:Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
The City of Swan's favourite arts and culture venue, the Midland Junction Arts Centre (MJAC) offers an annual feast of visual, performing and youth arts for visitors and residents to join in! Hosting two annual art exhibitions a year, numerous community art exhibitions by local and visiting artists, a range of arts activities during winter, HYPER Vision youth art exhibition and Hyper festival HQ, year round visual art workshops and numerous live music shows, MJAC offers a program that is diverse, inclusive and exciting.
Located in beautiful surrounds in front of Juniper Gardens, the MJAC is conveniently located next to a range of dining options and Midland Gate Shopping Centre on Great Eastern Highway, Midland.
The heritage listed, newly refurbished venue features three generous gallery spaces, an intimate 140 seat theatre/auditorium, a leafy courtyard as well as dance rehearsal and printmaking studios, specialist arts equipment, resident orchestra's sheet music collection, City art collection works, various storage spaces for current users.
Looking very different today, the arts centre is a far cry from its humble beginnings as the Midland Junction Technical School in 1904. In 1909, the school extended its curriculum to include art classes - marking over 100 year's tradition of community involvement in art! The building has also housed a TAFE, primary school, and most recently the Australian Opera Studio, before being leased from the Midland Redevelopment Authority by the City of Swan for creation of the arts centre.
For more information and previews about events and activities at MJAC visit the Midland Junction Arts Centre facility.
The City of Swan is committed to offering you a diverse line-up of workshop opportunities in 2012. The MJAC is where you will find activities like printmaking, contemporary painting and portrait drawing - just some of the options available to get involved in.
All tutors have extensive industry experience in arts education; sharing with you their accumulated talents and abilities in a friendly and supportive environment.
Participation and skill sharing are core features of the workshop - so whether you are beginning your arts journey or are a regular exhibitor - the courses are inclusive of all levels of experience and ability.
Swan Art Awards
The City of Swan will launch entry to the 2012 Art Award soon. The annual acquisitive Art Award showcases the creative talent within the artistic community of Western Australia and allows for the Excellence Award winner's work to enter the City's art collection. All artworks exhibited are available for sale, and is due to open in November.
The City of Swan Excellence Award stands at $12,000; with five categories totaling over $20,000 in prizes, including a People's Choice sponsored by Midland Gate Shopping Centre.
Performing Arts Program
The MJAC is also a renowned Performing Arts venue, with a program on offer that provides audiences with a unique choice of live events and activities to choose from. Focusing on live music, contemporary dance, drama and musical theatre the program provides opportunities to enjoy the diversity of talent that is currently on tour in Western Australia at affordable ticket prices. The performing arts program also supports the development of creative performance works.
Photographic prints, canvas prints and limited editions of Western Australia.
- Galleries:Painting,Photography,Art Gallery
- Open Days/times:Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
- Open Days:Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
Paul is an international award-winning photographer who continues to expand his creativity. His work is featured in hotels and resorts, offices and private collections.
Paul first picked up a camera at 19 while completing a design course. This brief, but life-changing, introduction to photography realigned his view of the world and he has never looked back. Now, over 25 years later, he still gets excited at the prospect of going on location and discovering what awaits him through the lens.
“My greatest inspiration as a landscape photographer has been Ansel Adams. His stunning black white landscape photography caught my imagination and had me dreaming of capturing landscapes in far off places very early on in my career. While my work is very different to his I still refer to his books for inspiration. The other major influence has been that of my grandfather who taught me to paint as a young man. I learnt from him how to craft an image, to understand the nature of light and composition. His influence is still very much a part of me today.”
Because of this background Paul’s work has a painting like quality. Many pieces feature gentle light with soft tones and colours. Paul describes his work as painting with light.