2017 HEDL A N D ART AWA R DS PUBLIC
Untitled, Gloria Kelly, acrylic on canvas, 91.5x152cm, Spinifex Hill Artists
IT’S HEDLAND ART AWARDS TIME AGAIN It’s time to dress up and make a night of it at one of the Pilbara’s biggest arts events…. ... take your kids to meet their mates at the West End Markets, grab some food, spoil yourself with something pretty, and just enjoy the vibe… … time to sharpen up your artistic skills: sign up for a workshop or go on an artist camp… … mark the Melbourne Cup with art and hats, or go to a night of live competitive painting… … grab the family for an art jamboree, or treat yourself to a creative styling masterclass... … then take the time to catch your breath and ask yourself… … what’s happening in Hedland? There’s so much going on! If you don’t believe us, simply read on.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Hedland Art Awards Opening
Judges Breakfast & West End Markets
Creative Business Development Seminar 15
Tea + Art & Perfect Pitches
Art After Dark
Creative Processes & Artist Camp
To book all events please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 9173 1064
Art + Hats
Christmas Art Sale
Art Jamboree & Felt Craft workshop
Craft After Dark
Christmas Art Sale
Art After Dark
Disclaimer: Please note, our program and facilitators are subject to content and date changes. Please follow the Courthouse Gallery on social media for notifications of any changes.
Creative Styling Masterclass
Christmas Art Sale
OPENING WEEKEND | AWARDS NIGHT
HEDLAND ART AWARDS Awards ceremony & opening Friday 6 October 6 â€“ 9pm Courthouse Gallery FREE
Bringing together the best artistic talent in regional Western Australia, the Hedland Art Awards is a celebration of creativity in regional communities. Join FORM and our sponsors for the awards presentation and opening night, with canapĂŠs, drinks and live music throughout the evening. The bar will stay open till 9pm so make a night of it, celebrate with the winners, and enjoy the celebrations of the 2017 Hedland Art Awards.
04 2016 Hedland Art Awards opening night, Photograph by Bewley Shaylor.
Fresh off the plane from Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017, the Djuki Mala dancers are performing live and free at the 2017 Hedland Art Awards opening night. Direct from North East Arnhem Land, Djuki Mala fuse traditional Yolngu and contemporary pop culture, dance and storytelling to create work that is a marvel of timing, comedy and clowning. 05 Image courtesy of Djuki Mala
OPENING WEEKEND | JUDGES’ BREAKFAST
BREAKFAST WITH THE AWARD JUDGES Guided walk-through of the Hedland Art Awards Saturday 7 October
Following the announcement of the Hedland Art Awards winners, join judges Dr Ric Spencer, Emilia Galatis and Tarryn Gill for a casual breakfast in the gallery gardens. After, join them for a guided walk-through of the Hedland Art Awards exhibition to hear about the judges’ process and their chosen winners.
9am — breakfast 10am — walk-through Courthouse Gallery
06 2016 Hedland Art Awards opening night, Photograph by Bewley Shaylor.
DR RIC SPENCER
Curator | Fremantle Arts Centre
With a Doctorate in Creative Arts, Ric Spencer is a curator, academic, arts writer and artist in his own right. His more recent posts include arts critic for The West Australian and lecturer at Curtin University. Ric has exhibited in Australia, Asia and the UK and has been published in Australian, UK and American journals.
Freelance writer and curator Emilia Galatis has accrued extensive experience working with Indigenous artists and art centres both as manager of Warakurna Artists in the Great Victorian Desert, and as curator of Fremantle Arts Centreâ€™s Revealed exhibitions.
Multi-disciplinary artist Tarryn Gill has exhibited nationally and internationally, as well as received numerous accolades such as the 2016 Bankwest Art Award. Tarrynâ€™s work spans photography and three-dimensional media. Her unique, other-worldly sculptures often incorporate textiles, lighting and sound components to wield immersive, theatrical experiences. Tarryn is no stranger to the Pilbara; in 2013 she completed a residency in Marble Bar, resulting in the group exhibition Bedazzle, which toured to the Courthouse Gallery.
OPENING WEEKEND | WEST END MARKETS
WEST END MARKETS Visual Art Edition Saturday 7 October 4 – 8pm (Glass Lane stalls close at 7pm) Courthouse Gallery Gardens FREE
The Hedland Art Awards festivities continue on the Saturday afternoon, with the West End Markets: Visual Art Edition. The Markets will feature your favourite makers and crafters, food vendors and roving entertainment as well as special guest visiting stallholders Mulla Mulla Designs, Magpie Goose, Robin Wells Jewellery, Old Grey House and Eucalypt Homewares. There will also be a number of artwork market stalls from Aboriginal art centres exhibiting as part of the Hedland Art Awards. Local singers Rose & Lang will keep the crowds entertained during the afternoon and evening; and we haven’t forgotten the kids! In addition to the usual offerings such as face painting and roving performers, we’ll also have a special kid’s craft activity facilitated by A Pom Pom A Day. Mark the date in your calendar and make sure you stick around for the pop-up bar which will run till 8pm. 09 West End Markets, May 2017, Photograph by Bewley Shaylor.
OPENING WEEKEND | WEST END MARKETS
MULLA MULLA DESIGNS Established artist Helen Ansell is the one half of the team behind Mulla Mulla Designs, creating textiles, homewares and art prints inspired by Western Australia. Her abstract yet recognisable prints are bright, contemporary and will complement any home.
MAGPIE GOOSE Magpie Goose is a fashion social enterprise that takes inspiration from Aboriginal art and designs. Just like its namesake, Magpie Goose is bright, bold and unapologetic! The business is focused on empowering regional Aboriginal communities and bringing the broader community together through fashion. 10 All images courtesy of the stallholders and artists.
ROBIN WELLS JEWELLERY Robin Wells, who featured in our recent exhibition A Year in the Making will be selling her delicate and hand-crafted jewellery.
EUCALYPT HOMEWARES WA-based Eucalypt Homewares specialises in ceramic, porcelain and clay handmade homewares.
SPINIFEX HILL STUDIOS
VISITING ABORIGINAL ARTS CENTRE STALLHOLDERS In this latest instalment of the West End Markets weâ€™re thrilled to be hosting a number of Aboriginal Art Centres from Western Australia, including:
Port Hedlandâ€™s only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art centre, the Spinifex Hill Artists are relatively new to the scene, starting out in 2008 and opening their studio in 2014 in partnership with BHP. The artists produce a range of works from traditional to contemporary art, all sharing stories from the Pilbara region. MARTUMILI ARTISTS Spanning four different language groups and six communities across the east Pilbara, the Martumili Artists studio is based in Newman. Their artists work between Newman and Port Hedland, and have exhibited nationally including the current exhibition Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters in Canberra. CHEEDITHA ART GROUP Based in Roebourne, the Cheeditha Art Group consists of members of the Cheeditha community located just outside Roebourne. They specialise in glasswares which are handmade by their artists, as well as selling artworks and accessories of their own design.
OLD GREY HOUSE Old Grey House create beautiful handmade linen for the home, including pillowcases, tablerunners and napkins.
MOWANJUM ABORIGINAL ART & CULTURE CENTRE Representing the Worrorra, Ngarinyin and Wunumbal tribes, who make up the Mowanjum community, the Mowanjum Aboriginal Art & Culture Centre is based in Derby. As the custodians of Wandjina law and iconography, their work tells the stories of the Wandjina as a sacred spiritual force and creators of the land. 11
OPENING WEEKEND | WEST END MARKETS
12 (Left): Kids face painting at West End Markets, May 2017, Photograph by Bewley Shaylor. (Right): Image courtesy of Big Sky Entertainment.
DJUKI MALA Exciting and amusing for the whole family, Djuki Mala are an award winning dance group who have performed throughout Australia and internationally, including a recent performances at Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Their electric performances combine traditional Yolngu dance with contemporary pop culture.
A POM POM A DAY KIDS PLAY STATION Join Jen from A Pom Pom a Day, one of our visiting stallholders as they host a creative and fun craft stall, which will teach kids new art and craft techniques, as well as develop fine motor skills and broaden their creative minds.
ROVING STILT WALKERS Be awestruck by our colourful and friendly roving stilt walkers, who will be wandering the markets looking to make new friends! Make sure you say â€˜hiâ€™ if you see them, and why not pose for a photo? Be sure to tag us at @courthousegallery whenever you share your snaps on social media.
JAZ IT UP FACE PAINTING Jaz the Fairy is a family favourite, transforming faces into fairies, unicorns, dragons and superheroes. This free activity is a fantastic way to keep kids entertained, and we suggest getting in early to avoid the queues. 13
14 West End Markets, May 2017, Bewley Shaylor
OPENING WEEKEND | WORKSHOPS
CREATIVE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Series Seminar Presented by visiting creatives Magpie Goose Sunday 8 October Session one: 9am - 10.30am Session two: 11am - 12.30pm Courthouse Gallery $30pp (includes both sessions) Refreshments provided
Boost your business skills and knowledge through our Creative Business Development workshops, targeted for professionals and entrepreneurs in the creative industries. These sessions are also a great way to connect with other local creatives and build your network of professionals and mentors.
FROM THE IDEA TO THE SHELF Explore the steps involved in developing your idea for a product, assessing its viability in the market, and developing and testing a prototype. From production to pricing, packaging and promotion, weâ€™ll provide examples of a number of products remote communities have developed including earrings, hand dyed silk scarves and gift cards. While this session is relevant for all creative businesses, it will be particularly useful for Aboriginal art centre staff.
TALES FROM A CREATIVE START-UP the journey of Magpie Goose Ideal for everyone in business or creative industries, this session will use real life examples and learnings from over the last 12 months, through the development and launch of Magpie Goose, a Northern Territory-based fashion label, to cover the themes of product development, market research, viability assessment, proof of concept, brand development, raising capital, marketing and public relations, and sales and distribution.
17 Margaret Duncan, in Katherine. Photograph by Maggie McGowan
WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS
STUDIO VISITS See inside the artistsâ€™ world Saturday 14 October 10am â€“ 12pm Port Hedland and South Hedland
Art enthusiasts are invited to visit a number of Hedland Art Award finalists and the Spinifex Hill Artists at work in their studios. This is an opportunity to learn more about the artist and their professional and creative processes. Visit the Courthouse Gallery website for details on times and locations for each of the studio visits.
18 WA Day celebrations at Spinifex Hill Studios, 2016. Photograph by Bewley Shaylor.
TEA + ART Open to all ages Tuesday 17 October | 10am Courthouse Gallery | FREE
Spend a morning with our regional curator Kate Mullen as she takes you on a guided tour of the Hedland Art Awards exhibition, followed by tea and home-made scones. This is the perfect event for all ages and we encourage everyone to come along and enjoy some art and morning tea.
PERFECT PITCHES Writing exhibition proposals Tuesday 17 October | 6 – 8pm Courthouse Gallery $10 — Non-members | FREE — Members Join FORM Curator Mollie Hewitt as she walks you through specific strategies for writing strong exhibition proposals. This artist lab will detail selection processes, writing artist biographies, and ways to optimise your chances by tailoring applications to suit a specific gallery space. 19 Kate Mullen at the 2015 Hedland Art Awards, 2015. Photograph by Bewley Shaylor; Worn Land panel, The Goods Shed, 2016, Photograph by Bewley Shaylor.
WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS 20 Image courtesy of Meleah Farrell.
CREATIVE PROCESSES with Meleah Farrell Friday 20 October 6:30 – 8pm Courthouse Gallery $10 — Non-members FREE — Members (and artist camp participants)
Listen to artists talking about their working methods, and you will quickly realise that there are as many ways to create, as there are artists. There is no right or wrong way. Join Albany-based abstract photographer, Meleah Farrell as she shares her ideas and insights into her own creative processes, including free, opportunistic shooting approaches to more self-assigned or project-driven ideas. Learn how setting goals and challenges and throwing convention out the window help Meleah fuel her creativity. This session will also include an introduction to the photographic techniques of ‘Multiple Exposure Photography’ and ‘Intentional Camera Movement’. Have fun using these if you are attending our Saturday’s tour of the Burrup Peninsula or in any of your other photographic pursuits. 21
ARTIST CAMP Intensive, creative weekend Friday 20 – Sunday 22 October Burrup Peninsula and Dampier $250 — Non-members $220 — Members
Includes: • Participation in 3x workshop sessions (Creative Processes with Meleah
The 2017 Artist Camp will offer participants the opportunity to learn creative processes from photographer Meleah Farrell and clay and silver jeweller Julie Holmes-Reid. As a participant you will learn new creative approaches, techniques and methods to kick start your own artworks, designs and photographs, while learning specific new skills and techniques. The camp is located on the beautiful town of Dampier, and will include an Aboriginal cultural tour of the worldrenowned Burrup Peninsula with Ngarluma, Yindjibarndi tour guide Clinton Walker.
Farrell, one afternoon creative session and one morning creative session)
• Guided tour of Burrup Peninsula • All workshop materials • Saturday and Sunday lunches • Refreshments throughout the camp Participants will need to source their own accommodation for the Friday evening in Port Hedland and Saturday evening in Dampier. The Courthouse Gallery has a list of options available. Participants will also need to make their own way to and from the venues. Car pool options will be available. There are two options per session time, participants to select which one they want to participate in. 22 Artist Camp, October 2016. Photograph by Bewley Shaylor.
ARTIST MENTOR PROFILES
MELEAH FARRELL: Abstract photographer Meleah Farrell focuses on capturing the ‘special’ in the ‘everyday’. Her work is inspired by nature and, based in Albany, she is never short of ideas or subject matter. She has worked in the Pilbara before, participating in the 2016 Artist Camp in Karijini, teaching the art of solar printing and polaroid emulsion lift.
JULIE HOLMES-REID: Julie Holmes is a contemporary jeweller and the maker behind the brand Meraki Designs, which is sold in the Courthouse Gallery store. Tribal and ancient cultures and their customs are the main influence of her work. Textures, patterns and markings in clay and metals are handcrafted by Julie with imperfections celebrated. An emphasis of showing the makers hand is an integral part of Julie’s work.
23 Image courtesy of Julie Holmes-Reid.
Saturday 21 October
AFTERNOON SESSION OPTIONS
Guided tour of Burrup Peninsula 9 – 11am Artist camp participants will be taken on a tour with Ngurrangga Tours guide Clinton Walker through the Murujuga National Park, which has the highest concentration of rock art in the world. This tour will be used as source of inspiration for the work produced during the camp, so please bring your notebooks and cameras along to record any ideas.
1 – 5pm Review, edit and preparation of images with Meleah Farrell After downloading and reflecting on your experiences during the morning’s Burrup Peninsula tour, participate in a group feedback session led by Meleah. Gain a deeper perspective and learn about how you can improve the visual strength of your images. Apply any final editing touches and learn how to prepare your chosen images for printing in readiness to use in our Photo Transfer to Wax workshop tomorrow. Investigation into the properties of air dry clay with Julie Holmes-Reid Reflecting on the formations and shape noted in the Burrup Peninsula tour, participants will firstly form simple pinch pots using air dry clay. These give makers a really good understanding of how to work with clay and to get the feel of the clay. You will have the opportunity to investigate markings in clay, imprints from nature and other found objects. Create shapes and forms to investigate possibilities of integrating clay with other materials, and learn simple slab building techniques.
Sunday 22 October Art Chats
MORNING SESSION OPTIONS
7 – 9pm
9am – 1pm
After a full day of exploring and making, unwind with an informal art, craft and photography session over a cup of tea (or wine).
Photo transfer to wax with Meleah Farrell
In this session, explore the potential of combining photography and encaustic wax, creating original, ethereal and creative artworks. Learn ink transfer processes and how to embellish photographs with layers of beeswax – adding interest and depth. This workshop is playful, experimental and the results will excite you.
Fibre, fabric and wire with Julie Holms-Reid Participants will be given the opportunity to use various fibres and fabrics combining with wire and clay pieces to form objects. You will learn plaiting, embroidery, stitching and binding techniques, to embellish and combine with clay work made in the previous workshop. 25 Artist Camp, October 2016. Photograph by Bewley Shaylor.
WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS
ART AFTER DARK Thursday 26 October 5.30 – 8pm Courthouse Gallery FREE 26 Artist Battle 2015, by Nils Friedrich.
Don’t miss an amazing night of live competitive painting at the Gallery’s annual Art Dark Artist Battles. A selection of Hedland Art Award artists have 30 minutes to take their canvases from blank to beautiful, the audience votes to pick the winner. It’s always new, join us for and inspiring and exciting night of creativity and community.
PAINTING IN COLOUR with David Hooper Saturday 4 November 10am – 3pm Courthouse Gallery $70 — Non-members $60 — Members Local artist David Hooper will share his knowledge and skills about oil painting and colour theory in this fun and relaxed workshop. David is well known for his technique of creating textural pieces and using colour to elicit emotional response. This is also a great opportunity to meet the artist and build your creative network.
ART + HATS Melbourne Cup celebrations Tuesday 7 November 10am Courthouse Gallery FREE Celebrate the 2017 Melbourne Cup with an artistic flair! Join the Courthouse Gallery team for morning tea and a guided tour of the Hedland Art Awards. Bonus points for wearing a hat or fascinator of your own creation. 27 Image courtesy of David Hooper.
WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS 28 Image courtesy of Mark Lobo
CRAFT AFTER DARK Book Launch Thursday 16 November | 5:30 – 8pm Courthouse Gallery | FREE Join visiting artist Kitiya Palaskas as she launches her new book Piñata Party! Kitiya is one of Australia’s leading makers and creatives, specialising in prop and installation design, styling, art direction, creative workshop facilitation and DIY content production. She’ll also be holding a craft station where you can learn to create your own mini-pinata to take home.
Kitiya Palaskas is an Australian craftbased designer with a multi-disciplinary practice. She specialises in prop and installation design, styling, art direction, creative workshop facilitation and DIY content production; focusing primarily on using handmade techniques and traditional craft methods re-imagined in a contemporary way. Kitiya’s work is characterised by its bold colours, kitsch themes and humorous nature and has spanned the retail, music, advertising and publishing industries. Her clients have included Warner Music, Sportsgirl, Lego, Easy, ANZ Bank, Peter Alexander and Lily Allen, amongst others. 29
WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS
FUN IN THE SUN Saturday 18 November 9am â€“ 12pm Courthouse Gallery FREE Bring the whole family to the Courthouse Gallery for a morning of creativity, fun and music. Start the morning with a hot breakfast hosted by the team at Yarrie Meats, before jumping into our drop-in craft workshop where you can make your own hanging mobile. Kids can personalise their cardboard shapes with textas, crayons, stickers and stamps and create their own collection of shapes for a truly unique artwork. Families can enjoy the summer morning and join in on garden games, face painting or explore the Hedland Art Awards exhibition and get a head start on their Christmas shopping.
30 West End Markets, March 2017, Bewley Shaylor
FELT CRAFT WORKSHOP Facilitated by Kitiya Palaskas Saturday 18 November 2 – 5pm Courthouse Gallery $50 — Non-members $40 — Members Learn about felt collage techniques, and how this can be incorporated with typography to create unique pieces of art. As a participant you will develop a concept design and then learn how to transfer it into templates, and then felt elements. To create your pieces you will learn appliqué, cutting, collaging and placement techniques. Suitable for 12 years and over.
31 Image courtesy of Kitiya Palaskas
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CREATIVE STYLING MASTERCLASS Sunday 19 November 10am – 3pm Courthouse Gallery $50 — Non-members $40 — Members Kitiya Palaskas, designer and stylist extraodinaire will host a creative styling masterclass, sharing her years of experience, knowledge, skills and advice to help you showcase your products and brand in the best light (literally). Her masterclass will include: •
Using textures, colours, silhouettes, patterns and lighting to create eye-catching imagery;
Incorporating handmade elements into pictures;
Creating unique lighting effects using lighting sources your already have, or can purchase cheaply;
Tips on the various (non-Photoshop) photoediting apps you can use for social media content;
General styling lessons for products, look books, social media, blogs and other selfpromotion; and
Using technology and tools at your disposal to create stylish, professional images. Image courtesy of Kitiya Palaskas
COPYRIGHT 101 for artists Tuesday 21 November 6:30 â€“ 8pm Courthouse Gallery FREE
Creating art means creating copyright. Copyright is an important asset of creators that gives them legal rights and opportunities to generate income irrespective of the ownership of their physical creation, and irrespective even whether that creation still exists. Join ArtsLaw CEO Robyn Ayres as she walks you through owning and using your copyright, knowing your moral rights as well as creating copyright with other people. This session uses practical examples, case studies from artistsâ€™ experiences and hypothetical scenarios to help make copyright accessible and, dare we say, fun for creatives. This session is relevant to all creatives and artists across all art forms. 33
WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS 34 Beryl Ponce, Bushflowers, 35.5 x 51cm, Acrylic on canvas, 2017. Photograph by Bewley Shaylor, 2017.
SPINIFEX HILL STUDIOS Christmas Art Sale Friday 24 November | 5 – 8pm Saturday 25 November | 10am – 4pm Sunday 26 November | 10am – 2pm Left your Christmas shopping to the last minute? Let the team at Spinifex Hill Studios help you select the perfect piece of artwork for your loved ones at their annual Christmas art sale. Choose from a range of artists and prices, and don’t forget to take home a piece for yourself.
ART AFTER DARK Pop-up Christmas Bazaar Thursday 7 December | 5:30 – 8pm Courthouse Gallery | FREE Do you last minute Christmas dash at the Courthouse Gallery’s Pop-Up Christmas Bazaar, where your favourite makers and crafters from the West End Markets will be selling their wares. Don’t settle for a basic gift; get them something unique to the Pilbara and support your local artisans. You can also browse the gallery retail space for a finishing touch to your gift. 35
2016 Hedland Art Awards winner, William Nyapuru Gardiner. Photograph by Bewley Shaylor, 2016.
BECOME A MEMBER As a member of FORM, you are supporting creative talent in Western Australia. You are part of a community that believes in the power of art and culture to transform lives and livelihoods, a community that likes to innovate and make things happen. Some of the benefits of FORM Membership are: •
You will receive VIP invitations to project and exhibition openings at FORM Gallery, The Goods Shed and the Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery.
You will be offered discounted and first release tickets to forums, artists talks, and other special programs and workshops.
You will be the first to hear about ‘in-the-works’ programming and new initiatives through our regular e-newsletters.
You will recieve a 15% discount at the Courthouse Gallery and Visitor Centre, and be invited to Member-only discount events.
You will receive access to all of our publications online and a complimentary copy of a publication of your choice.
You will become a part of the FORM family and together, we can build a state of creativity.
$50 Concession | $75 Individual | $220 Practitioner
The Hedland Art Awards is a highlight of the Pilbaraâ€™s arts calendar, showcasing artworks from diverse artists from across regional Western Australia. With a prize pool of over $100,000 cash, Hedland Art Awards are the richest regional art prize in Australia. FORM would like to thank BHP for their ongoing support without which we would not be in the Pilbara. The partnership makes our engagement possible through their support of the Courthouse Gallery, The West End Markets, Spinifex Hill Studios and the Port Hedland Visitor Centre. We would also like to acknowledge the support of the Town of Port Hedland who work with us through the Courthouse Gallery and the Port Hedland Visitor Centre.
For all bookings and enquiries please contact: email@example.com 9173 1064