In addition to the international exhibition at Fremantle Arts Centre, John Curtin Gallery, Holmes à Court Gallery @No.10, Rockingham Art Centre, Wireless Hill Museum and Bunbury Regional Art Gallery we present a festival program of exhibitions and events by craft artists, galleries, art spaces and craft groups in support of the IOTA24 theme.

August – October 2024, Western Australia.

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September 5, 2021 - October 10, 2021

Nidia Hansen, Chrysalis, 2021, Variable Dimensions, Photo by 7to1 Photography

The exhibition/residency Magnification, by Perth artist Nidia Hansen investigates the 40-hectare site known as Yagan Mia / Wireless Hill. Through the lens of scientific applications such as taxonomy and magnification, Nidia’s work examines Biomimicry, metamorphosis, evolution, and communication.

Utilising organic materials that reference the natural bushland, Hansen creates biomorphic shapes that are undergoing slow metamorphosis as they age, representing the constant state of transition within this unique biodiversity hotspot in Ardross, Melville. Wireless Hill is synonymous with both the transmission of communication and natural biodiversity, with a history that spans many thousands of years before its time in the 20th century as a wireless station.

Gallery Hours: Wednesdays & Fridays, 10am – 4pm; Sunday, 12pm – 4pm

Events & Workshops:

Sun 12 Sept: 11am – 1pm Spineless Wonders Photography Workshop with David Knowles – A workshop about photographing small creatures with David Knowles, local academic and expert on invertebrates

Tues 14 Sept: 10am Signalling the Season – Djilba with Dr Noel Nannup – Indigenous communication with Dr Noel Nannup at Yagan Mia, with smoke signals and Djilba storytelling. Also a NAIDOC even

Wed 15 Sept: 10am BioMimicry Talk and Workshop with Dr Silvia Lozeva – What is biomimicry? Presentation and workshop by UWA academic Dr Silvia Lozeva

Fri 17 Sept: 1 – 3pm Wildflower and Nature Exploration & Interpretation Walk with Dr Eddy Wajon – Dr Eddy Wajon will lead a walk through the Banksia woodland of Wireless Hill exploring the interaction between the different parts of nature – wildflowers, birds, insects, fungi, soil, fire and rain

Sun 03 Oct: 9am – 3pm Wireless Hill Wildflower Rides with Cycling Without Age (CWA) – Cycling Without Age connects people unable to ride themselves, with their community and the outdoors by giving them rides on trishaw eBikes, piloted by volunteer cyclists.

Wed 06 Oct: 10am Flora Fabric Bag Printing for Kids! (Ages 7 – 12) with Kaitlyn Elsegood – Have fun with artist Kaitlyn Elsegood making prints on calico bags using natural bush materials!

Sun 10 Oct: 2pm MAGNIFICATION Artist Talk with Nidia Hansen – Artist talk and Q & A – meet Nidia and find out about her residency

For more information and booking please visit Melville City Arts & Events

Feature Image: Nidia Hansen, Chrysalis, 2021, Variable Dimensions, Photo by 7to1 Photography


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Ardross, Western Australia 6154 Australia
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