The relationship between the power of nature and the energy of ritual traditions is explored in these intensely personal artworks by Aboriginal artists living in remote Australia. Their vivid canvases evoke rain making rituals, ancestral narratives, the connection to stars and moon and how they feature in traditional land management practices.
The Type Club’s February Meetup
Join The Type Club’s first gathering of the year to talk lettering and typography, ideas and techniques.
A MAN, A MONSTER, & THE SEA
The Goods Shed becomes an underwater wonder-world with this reef-themed installation knitted and crocheted by Indonesian installation artist Mulyana, whom FORM brings to Perth for his first Western Australian residency.
Thursday, 4 July, 2019
FORM MEMBER PREVIEW
Bugai Whyoulter is an internationally acclaimed pujiman (desert-born) artist, from Kunawarritji (Well 33). In association with Martumili Artists, FORM presents Bugai, a solo exhibition of significant recent and historical works showing why Bugai’s artwork continues to resonate across cultures, generations and borders.
Creative Places | A Speaker Series On Curating Opportunity in Communities
Tim Jones and Jason Roberts are two people who have walked the walk in place-making. Tim coined the term ‘creative place-making’ and is in demand all over the world for his experience with using the arts to transform cities and communities. Jason is the founder of the Oak Cliff Transit Authority, Dallas, and the original Better Block Project, an organisation which takes blighted blocks with vacant properties and transforms them with temporary pop-up businesses, bike lanes, seating and landscaping.
Painting Power | Ritual, Art & Land
The relationship between the power of nature and the energy of ritual traditions is explored in these potent artworks by Aboriginal artists living in remote Australia. Their vivid canvases evoke rain making rituals, ancestral narratives, the connection to stars and moon and how they feature in traditional land management practices. Exhibition opening Friday, 5th May, 6-8pm at The Goods Shed.
Creative Learning For Schools | Bespoke workshops for students of all ages.
Is your child inquisitive, imaginative, persistent, disciplined and collaborative? These ‘good habits of mind’ are what FORM aims to encourage as part of our Creative Learning program: bespoke workshops for students of all
ages. In particular we look at the role of arts and culture in connecting people, community cohesiveness and giving people a sense of place and identity. We’re offering opportunities to explore the artworks of our exhibitons in ways which relate to the curriculum. Workshops are free but must be booked in advance. Please contact Lamis Sabra on firstname.lastname@example.org for bookings, times and dates.
Earth Matters | Aboriginal artwork from the Kimberley and Arnhem Land
This exhibition explores the enigmatic qualities and materiality of white earth pigments in Aboriginal artwork from the Kimberley (WA), Arnhem Land (NT) and Tiwi Islands (NT) in paintings, and three dimensional works.
As a medium that is tied to tradition, white ochre or gapan also provides opportunity for abstraction, minimalism and experimentation. Artworks explore the interaction and connection between art, earth, culture and identity, as well as metaphysical and ancestral elements.
Stuart Frost | An Environmental Artist Residency
Sculptor and environmental artist Stuart Frost explores culture, myth and history in playful, ephemeral land art interventions. During a month long residency with FORM in Western Australia the British artist will turn his skill for crafting natural and forgotten objects into beautiful, paradoxical artworks, challenging perceptions and responding to our great southern continent in fresh, distinctive ways.
FORM is proud to present the eponymous, debut solo exhibition from Gloria. Born in Jigalong in 1975, Gloria is a Martu woman working out of Spinifex Hill Studios in South Hedland. Gloria is an acrylic painter within a powerful matriarchal tradition that emerged in the Western Desert in the early 2000s. Her loose brushwork and pastel palettes have drawn critical attention for their highly affecting presence, and these artworks announce Gloria as a truly exciting contemporary abstract artist.
Internationally acclaimed creative education expert Paul Collard returns to Perth for a month-long residency this March, working closely with Perth’s young people, and sharing his knowledge with their parents, carers and educators. Hear Collard speak in a special address at the Scribblers Program Launch on Thursday, 1st March at The Goods Shed.