Since opening in November, SensAtion Gallery has lit up East Perth with insta-worthy, immersive art installations designed to challenge our senses.
Featuring more than twenty interactive art installations, visitors are invited to engage their senses of sight, smell, sound, taste and touch – entering the SensAtion Gallery is like paying a visit to a one-of-a-kind multi-sensory playground.
Developed by MSWA as a way to highlight the affects that neurological conditions have on our senses, the gallery showcases work from a selection of talented young WA artists and creators, including YouTubers Kim Behetsis and Ana Cadence, influencers Zak Hasleby and Jamey-Lee Franz, and former My Kitchen Rules contender Jordan Bruno.
Each installation offers a unique and separate sensory experience. Get a good whiff in a jungle permeated with a blend of beautiful scents created by Melis Perfumery. Or, for a moment of calm, step into a sanctuary of sound and listen to some specially-curated tracks by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. For anyone brave enough, the wall of holes invites you to put your hand in and see what you feel – most likely something suspiciously slimy!
A highlight of the exhibition, the gallery features a series of digitised artworks that come alive when you view them through the Eyejack app on your phone. The centrepiece of this collection was created by Indigenous illustrator and 2018 WA Young Person of the Year, Kambarni. Through transfixing linework, his piece MSunderstood explores the puzzle of how our senses interact and are affected by MS.
To ensure that every grammable moment can be captured, charging stations have been set up throughout the gallery and visitors can re-charge at the SensAtion cafe, which serves up refreshments daily from 10am – 5pm.
MSWA CEO Marcus Stafford said that the event was a way for the community to get a first-hand experience of the sense-altering affects of neurological conditions.
Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am – 5pm for a limited season.
Venue: Queens Riverside Precinct, 3 Vlamingh Avenue, East Perth
Wheelchair accessible – ACROD parking available
Get tickets HERE