Animate Lancelin! Art Trail and Exhibition

More than meets the eye.

Junk turned into artworks representing life in Lancelin. Use the map to find the artworks around the town, and bring them to life using your smartphone or tablet.

Throughout 2022, Artist in Residence Neil Elliott worked with participants from Western Australia’s Wheatbelt coast. Starting with a collection of discarded metal and timber bits and bobs, they created collaborative artworks which reflect life in Lancelin. Rusty pressed ceiling tin, machine cogs, wire netting, bolts and screws have become energetic windsurfers, dune riders, fishermen, crabs, fish, and birds.

The artists then breathed life into this junk art through animation. You can now see these moving images in Lancelin using your smartphone or tablet.

Art trail

Artworks are installed in eight locations around the township of Lancelin. The trail loops from the historic Lancelin jetty along the foreshore and through the town centre.

Find the map and instructions  here


The original artworks will be exhibited at the Wangaree Community Centre, 131 Gingin Road, Lancelin.

Exhibition opens on Friday, November 11 and runs until Friday,  December 9

(opening hours: Tuesday – Friday 10am – 2pm)


Artists: Jeremy Scobie, Rebecca Redshaw, Anthony Iapichino, Jakob Enright, Melissa Cook, Marion Parker, Cherie Lamb

Project Partners

DADAA, EyeJack, Lancelin Healthy Communities Forum, Shire of Gingin

Supported by

Department of Local Government, Sports and Cultural Industries, and Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Lotterywest, Act Belong Commit, and Healthway

In Touch | Exhibition

Featuring artwork from DADAA Lancelin’s studio program 2021 as well as the project Artcards From Around the World.

Artcards From Around the World explored how to build and maintain connections with friends and family around the world during a time of isolation and restrictions. The project grew out of conversations with participants about travel restrictions and how to use art to remain connected. DADAA staff, participants and community members contributed the names of contacts from overseas they thought would like to be part of the project. They then created artworks on postcards and sent them to the people on our list.

Then they waited and waited, and waited some more… the anticipation building before artcards in reply started coming in thick and fast. From Mexico to Switzerland, the UK, New Zealand, USA, as well as other states of Australia, the diversity of the artcards reflected the differing ages and skills of the correspondents.

Connections were created that are hoped will last long into the future.

To RSVP or for more information contact DADAA on (08) 9655 2808

gallery hours Tues – Fri | 11am-3pm

exhibition runs January 21 – February 25, 2022