Three exhibitions open at Midland Junction Arts Centre on Saturday 8th of May, with artists from DADAA’s Midland studio featuring in both TAP [Tactile Art Project] and Blue Beautiful.
TAP [Tactile Art Project], curated by Oliver-Max Taylor, is a showcase of tactile and multi-sensory artworks intended to be touched, seen, heard and smelled. This year’s iteration of the annual In Focus exhibition, presents 30 artists who work out of DADAA’s Midland studios. The project began with a few ceramic artists with vision impairment wanting to create work for others with vision impairment, and soon grew to include many participants from across DADAA Midland’s painting and textile workshops.
Blue Beautiful is an installation by emerging artist Dylan Madurun, whose arts practice connects a variety of subject matter with his favourite colour, blue. Dylan works out of DADAA’s Midland and Hamersley studios and was the recipient of a Nexus Grant in 2019. He was also Awesome Festival’s Artist in Residence at the State Theatre Centre in 2020.
In addition to free tactile tours of these exhibitions, DADAA’s Access All Arts team will provide vision awareness training, and tactile tour training to other City of Swan cultural groups as well as training to industry groups. This will build disability and access awareness, and encourage more programs to be inclusive of the vision impaired/blind community.
Alongside these two exhibitions is Critical Time, which brings together the work of Tom Freeman, Andre Lipscombe, Joana Partyka and Gemma Watson, artists “who keep time, waste time, or chronicle time, charting tempos through meditative, accumulating, and reflective practices”.
* please note that due to Covid restrictions, the opening event has been rescheduled to Fri 28 May 6:30pm – 8pm | Registration essential
Exhibitions run Sat, 8 May – Sat, 17 July 2021
Wed – Fri 10am – 5pm, Sat 11am – 3pm
Midland Junction Arts Centre | 276 Great Eastern Hwy Midland WA
image: Mark Landon, Amphora (detail), 2021, ceramic