Beckoning for closeness | Opening Event

Mayma Awaida and Tony Sarre

In collaboration with Tom Allum and Lincoln Mackinnon

Undermining the foundations of the ‘visual’ arts, Blindness lends itself to a deeply embodied reading of space. Through this lens, echoes, voices, and light have expansive potential beyond simply creating an atmosphere: they generate important microcosms of information which contribute to the energy of a place.

Beckoning for closeness toys with the physicality of sound to create multiple audio circuits within the gallery, each representing a unique facet of blind navigation including, diegetic sound, description, and conversation. Uniting aural, tactile, and visual mediums, the work collapses the distance that is usually assumed between an artwork and its audience, and instead invites participants to attune their senses and engage with attentiveness and consideration.

Beckoning for closeness is Mayma Awaida and Tony Sarre’s first exhibition and an expanded iteration of their audio piece, Rethinking the Image which was commissioned by Perth Festival 2021, and later developed through an artistic residency at Art on The Move.

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Easy Read: Beckoning for closeness

Image: Mayma Awaida and Tony Sarre, Circulation, 2021. Courtesy the artists.

A New Calibre

DADAA and Gallery Central are proud to support Ability WA to present A New Calibre, an exhibition celebrating 70 years of Ability WA proudly supporting Western Australian families.

Curated by Jennifer Amram, this exhibition presents an energetic array of paintings, digital works, sculpture, and photography by 16 leading artists from WA with a lived experience of disability.

Robert Anson, Philip Baker, Marla Bishop, Rosemary Broun, Christopher Hummel, Jane Ibbitson, Lindy Johnson, Dylan Madurun, Rene Martinson, John Morrison, Clinton Price, Mark Rae, Marie Tierney, Mandy White, Kevin Wilson and Sandra Yaxley.

Exhibition runs July 5–24, 2021

Gallery Central
12 Aberdeen Street

Gallery hours:
Weekdays: 11am-4.30pm
Saturdays: 12-2.30pm

This event is kindly sponsored by Lavan, a proudly independent Western Australian law firm.

image: Rob Anson, Self Portrait – Hidden Tiger Series, (detail), 2021, photo: Maree Laffan

The Bowling Alley

Charlie Paganin, Trinity Williams, Declan White

The Bowling Alley brings together three early career artists, Charlie Paganin, Trinity Williams and Declan White in a showcase of new directions and practices from DADAA’s next generation of artists.

Moving worlds, unique figuration, intensive patterning and brilliant colour set these artists apart. At times abstract and deeply personal, this collection of works offers a momentary glimpse into the dynamic, confident and energetic practices of artists working from DADAA’s studios.

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DADAA Gallery
92 Adelaide St, Fremantle

Gallery hours Tuesday – Friday | 10am – 4pm

Image: Declan White, The Bowling Alley, 2018, ink on paper, 56 x 76.5 cm. Courtesy the artist.