Summary of 2008

9 – 21 Dec 2008

‘Christmas Sale’ JCAA Members’ Show

The Joondalup Community Arts Association Members’ Show. More the 40 local artists created this show. Paintings, drawings, prints, textiles and sculptures make this exhibition a feast for the eye and a good opportunity to buy presents. Please take this great opportunity to come along and show your support, and to see what our community art gallery is all about. Come and celebrate the Festive Season with the Joondalup Community Arts AssociationOpen: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm, Fri 6-10pm, Wed-Sun 7-9pm.

2 – 7 Dec 2008

Way Beyond the Black Stump Anna-Mair Francis Solo Exhibition
Western Australian landscape photographs by Anna-Mair Francis. A photographic Journey through the Kimberley. This exhibition of fine art Landscape Photography reflecting the unique colours and textures of Western Australia’s Kimberley region. An area recently discovered by Hollywood as their location of the new movie ‘Australia’. It is wild, hostile and remote but incredible beautiful, God’s own country.
The exhibition will be opened by Mr Troy Pickard, Mayor, City of Joondalup, Dec 5th at 7.30pm, in conjunction with the Joondalup Summer Market.
Private viewing by appointment: or call 0401 840 516 Open: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm, Fri 6-10pm, Wed-Sun 7-9pm

25 – 30 Nov 2008

‘New Horizon’ Al Stumper Solo Exhibition

Landscape photographs by Al StumpersOpen: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm, Wed 2-9pm, Thu-Fri 4-9pm, Sat-Sun 2-9pm

18 – 23 Nov 2008

‘Toys Exhibition’ by Judy Rogers and Sheila Ayling

New works by Judy Rogers and Sheila Ayling

‘If life doesn’t offer a game worth playing, then invent a new one.’
Anthony J. D’Angelo, The College Blue Book

With the aid of imagination and objects fashioned as toys the artists created a very unique world of play. The visitors are challenged to master this whimsical environment and have lots of fun doing it. This show demands the viewer to keenly revisit their childhood toys or acquire new ones and continue to make up new games.
It’s also an interesting reminder of life before video games and batteries; apparently you don’t always need to have an on switch to have fun.

The artists, Judy Rogers and Sheila Ayling, invite all ‘children’ – grown-up or otherwise – to come for a play at the blend(er) gallery, Joondalup.
Open: Tue-Sun 10am-2pm, Wed-Sun 6-9pm

4 – 16 Nov 2008

‘Once upon a Face’ DADAA Exhibition

The exhibition is the result of artistic workshops held by Focus Dadaa with students from the Swan Region. Dadaa provides community arts and recreational programs for people with Mental Health and Disabilities. These weekly workshops are aimed at providing enhanced self-confidence and self-esteem, opportunities to develop artistic skills, improved physical and cognitive function, and opportunities to engage in the broader artistic community. The arts team has worked with students to develop a body of work reflecting the colours of the Swan Region. The resulting paintings created during 2007/08 will be presented at the blend(er) gallery, Joondalup.Open: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm

28 – 30 Oct 2008

‘We Ain’t Squere’

The Joondalup Community Arts Association invites all seniors to join our artist community and participate in a hands-on art activity at the blend(er) gallery and workshop during BankWest Seniors Week.

We are working on a painted wall mural and everybody is warmly welcome to join in from the beginning or visit the gallery during the work and have a look and see how the mural is progressing. No art experience is necessary.

We will have our first session on Tuesday 28 October, from 10am to 12noon and we will meet on Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 between 10am and 12 noon to complete the artwork.

The mural will be installed at the Joondalup Library and can be viewed from the 31 of October to the 14 November.

This will be a great opportunity to engage in a creative activity outside the square, and show to the public and ourselves what a great scope of talent and creative spirit we can offer to our community.

The event was made possible with the help of BankWest, COTA (WA), Lotterywest, Department for Communities, City of Joondalup and Joondalup Community Arts Association.

For more information call the blend(er) gallery on 9300 3088 or visit Tuesday 28, 29 and 30 October, from 10am to 12noon

22 Oct – 2 Nov 2008

‘…Like I saw in your dreams’ Mutsuko Okayama Solo Exhibition

An exhibition of post-processed digital photographs and illustrations about girls. Girls are energetic, illogical and beautiful. They often do not make sense. Mu’s first exhibition is about girls. She translates women’s chaotic nature as a result of the universe’s uncertainties. Soft light, organic shapes and strong colours manifest the dreamy, surreal yet powerful life force. Her subjects are all living in Perth. Mu defines the characteristics of each girl as an observation of different realities that make up a parallel universe that causes its uncertainties
Open: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm, Fri-Sun 6-9pm

Friday, 24 October 2008, 9.30am

Tour of the City of Joondalup 2008 INVITATION ART AWARD

The City of Joondalup extends an invitation to members of the Joondalup Community Arts Association to take part in a tour of the 2008 Invitation Art Award. This prestigious exhibition will be held at Lakeside Joondalup Shopping City from 16 October – 1 November 2008. The exhibition contains artworks by 37 well-known Western Australian contemporary artists who have been selected to enter the award. The award is acquisitive and offers a prize of $10,000 to the winning artist. Artworks in a variety of media, such as photography, works on paper, painting, sculpture and multi-media will be represented.A tour of the exhibition, led by City of Joondalup Curator, Robert Cleworth, will give members an opportunity to examine and discuss the work of some of Western Australia’s most important practicing artists. With numbers limited to 15, it is recommended that members register their interest as soon as possible. Morning tea will be held at the blend(er) gallery following the tour. Additional information is available on the City of Joondalup Website: Friday October 24. Meet at the blend(er) gallery before proceeding to Lakeside Joondalup Shopping City

To register, contact: Rob Cleworth Curator, City of Joondalup Ph: 08 9400 4951, Or Judy Rogers Gallery Coordinator blend(er) gallery & workshop, Ph: 08 9300 3088, Email:

7-19 October 2008

Moods of Springs JCAA Members’ Show

By calling in on the Joondalup Community Arts Association Members’ Exhibition the visitor can see artworks depicting the moods of the changing seasons. The artists’ sense of humor and energy shine through the works. Please take this great opportunity to come along and show your support, and to see what our community art gallery is all about.
Open: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm, Wed-Sun 7-9pm

8 October 2008, 6pm


Information: 9300 3088

30 Sep – 5 Oct 2008

“…thou answerest them only with spring…” Diane Hunter Solo Exhibition

Acrylic and oil paintings on canvas, an explorative body of work, regarding to personal themes of love, intimacy, renewal and hope. A spectrum of style from surreal to abstract, the paintings explore the artists personal response to poetry by e.e. cummings and Ted Hughes, alongside the poetry and music of childhood Margaret River friend Mirada Aitken, and other local artistsOpen: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm, Wed-Sun 6.30-9pm

23 – 28 September 2008

‘Perth, WA, from Dawn till Dusk’ Rob Olver’s Photographic Exhibition and Book Launch

Rob Olver has been a landscape photographer for over 20 years and has published two previous books on Western Australia. Along with an informative text Rob presents Perth in a fresh and original way… from Dawn till Dusk…Open: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm, Wed-Sun 7-9pm

16 – 21 September 2008

‘Montessori School Year 12’ Exhibition

The Montessori School, Kingsley Year12 Students 2008 Art Exhibition.Open: Tue-Sun 10am-2pm

3 – 14 September 2008

‘People and Their World’ Jane Graham’s Solo Exhibition and Book Launch

Paintings and sketches by Jane Graham on show. This exhibition will launch her book ‘Cobalt Blue; a Lifetime of Art’. Cobalt Blue is an important addition to the art world’s library, being the first time that a comprehensive cross-section of the work if Jane Graham has been published.
Open: Tue-Sat 10am-2pm, Fri-Sun 7-9pm

13 – 30 August 2008

‘Sea-Escape’ Exhibition

Seascapes and all art related to our coast and living by the sea. The exhibition is a fresh and original collection of Western Australian artists’ work. Paintings, photographs and sculptural works on show at the blend(er) gallery in the centre of Joondalup. This exhibition will satisfy the desire of art lovers and collectors alike to get closer to the nature and landscape of Western Australia. Artists: Ros Blackburn, Susie Logue, Gail Leidich, Maria Bowers, Lew Willis, Sean Conway, Lesley Byfield, Renate Wright, Coralie Gilchrist, Karen McConnell, Norma Brewer, Audrey Travell, Geoffrey Kay, Sue Williams, Anna-Mair Francis, Derek Fowler, Brian Sanger, Al Stumpers, Eva Boogaard, Jean Hattingh, Linda Malinowski, Pamela WilliamsonOpen: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm, Wed-Sat 7-9pm

29 July – 9 August 2008

‘Finding Affinity’ Sean Conway’s Solo Exhibition

Sean Conway’s 7th Solo ExhibitionOpen: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm, Thu-Sat 7pm-late

22 – 25 July 2008

MACMAHON Mitchell Freeway Local Artists’ Exhibition

MCMAHON is purchasing artworks (paintings) from local artists to hang in their site office at Moore Drive. This exhibition gives an opportunity for the public to see the purchased works and gives great exposure to local talent. Some of the works not chosen can also be viewed and these are on sale.Open: Tue-Sun 10am-2pm, Fri 7-9pm

15 – 20 July 2008

‘All About Colour’ Exhibition

This exhibition is all about the love of colour and the joy it has brought both teacher and students over this last term. The students themselves have grown immensely, some started the course believing that they had no talent, but just look where they’ve brought themselves [never say can’t] All works are on canvas and acrylic paints have been used.Open: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm, Thu-Sat 7-9pm

8 – 13 July 2008

Art exhibition celebrating NAIDOC Week

A special exhibition celebrating NAIDOC Week. A selection of interesting, beautiful and challenging artworks representing such artists as Julie Dowling, Queenie McKenzie, Norma McDonald, Mary Pantjiti McLean, Ben Pushman, and others, have been chosen from the City of Joondalup, Edith Cowan University and Central TAFE Art Collections.
Open: 10am-2pm

11 July 2008

Floor talk NAIDOC Week Art Exhibition

Chad Creighton, who is Nyullnyull and Bardi, and is Curatorial Intern at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, will present a floor talk. This will be a wonderful opportunity for exploring the work and learning more about the artists in the exhibition.
10am to 12noon on Friday the 11th July

24 June – 5 July 2008

‘Kaleidoscope’ Joondalup Community Arts Association Members’ Show

Like the picture through the Kaleidoscope new worlds create themselves before the visitor’s eye. By calling in on this exhibition you can have glimpse of the local coastline, urban areas and the life and feelings of the people who live up here. So please take this great opportunity to come along and show your support, and to see what our community art gallery is all about.Open: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm, Wed-Sat 7-9pm

17-22 June 2008

‘Mixed & Match Bag with Colour’ Exhibition

Norma Brewer Solo Exhibition. Painting and mixed medium works on show. “Through the years I have experienced a change in my art. Taking me into a ‘Mixed & Match Bag with Colour’, from real to surreal, whether it be abstract, printmaking, etching, painting, screen-printing or textiles.
Living by the sea draws your eyes to the different colour in sand dunes and the crustaceans of nature, I become quite imaginative and creative and versatile in all mediums in line, colour, shape and texture.” Open: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm, Wed-Sun 6.30-9pm

3-15 June 2008

‘Still Living’ Exhibition

The exhibition ‘Still Living’ is a showcase of 6 students and their creative experience over a year, an exploration of art and the places it can take you. DADAA (Disability in the Arts, Disadvantage in the Arts Australia) Midland offers opportunities for the Clarkson/Joondalup residents to attend Focus Art Studios, funded by HACC (Home and Community Care) and in partnership with Clarkson/Joondalup Community Mental Health Services. Focus workshops provide support to assist people to participate in community art, recreation, leisure and social activities within the Clarkson/Joondalup region. The exhibition will feature works by student artists: Susan Marsden, Joanne Sharpe, Valerie Jones, Dean Clark, David Jennings, Catherine Campbell and supported by Rayma Reany.
All the artists exhibiting have expressed excitement that is unimaginable, the students’ work was very challenging but the outcomes were very rewarding. Open: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm

30 April – 31 May 2008

‘Out of the Closet’ Exhibition

24 local artists brought their work ‘out of the closet’ to show for the public. Some works have never been seen while some have been exhibited before. The collaborating artists are all members of the Joondalup Community Arts Association.
The works are a diverse mix of subjects (landscapes, still lives, portraits, nudes, representational and abstract topics) and mediums (paintings, prints, photography, digital works, textiles and glass).
The overriding feel of the show is balanced and happy. The visiting public can bask in the fresh colours of the seascapes and landscapes, and the brilliance of the glass panels. To visit this exhibition is a worthwhile autumn activity for all ages and people with different tastes in art.
Collaborating artists: Marisa Tindall, Maria Bowers, Lew Willis, Gail Leidich, Susan Hoy, Suzanne Logue, Renate Wright, Geoffrey Kay, Anne Muller, David Mitchel, Douwe Hoeksema, Dee Lane, Derek Fowler, Jennifer Sadler, Sheila Ayling, Jackie Hoeksema, Brian Sanger, Sean Conway, Lesley Byfield, Coralie Ghichrist, Linda Malinowski, Roslyn Blackburn, Marilyn Watson, Anna-Mair Francis
Open: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm, Wed-Sat 7-9pm

15-2 April 2008

‘Collective Perspective’ Exhibition

Collective Perspective is an exhibition of paintings, photographs by local artists. The artists come from a variety of different backgrounds and the exhibition promises an interesting array of artwork.
Jackie Hoeksema, an abstract artist holds abstract art workshops at the blend[er] gallery in Joondalup also at her home in Roleystone and Heathcote TAFE where she is a resident artist. Her studio is open every Sunday from 10-4pm along with other artists in residence.
Douwe Hoeksema, a keen photographer recently won an award at the Kelmscott Show for his work and has a photograph in the Roleystone Calender for which he won 2nd prize.
Carol Priest, has been painting for many years and expresses a wide range of painting styles.
Vanessa Rieka, has been painting abstract for several years and draws her love of art from her Father and Grandmother. Open: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm, Wed-Sun 6-9pm

1-13 April 2008

‘INTENSITY’ Joondalup Community Arts Association Members’ Exhibition

44 local artists created this exhibition using artworks depicting, and inspired by, our region, the suburb, coast and the surrounding environment.
“Sun, colour, light, heat, the smell of Aeroguard, open pupils = SUMMER”
So please take this great opportunity to come along and show your support, and to see what our community art gallery is all about.
Open: Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun 7-9pm, Friday 6-9pm
During Joondalup Festival 12-13 April, Sat-Sun 12noon-9pm

25-30 March 2008

‘Hidden Talents’ Exhibition

Art teacher, Alison Cunningham and her students from Carramar Community Centre are exhibiting their paintings. Ann Cook, Maureen Randle, Paul Blunsdon, Barbara Corr, Margaret Peacock, Dorothy Rankin, Kerin Henderson, and Teacher Alison Cunningham. The Exhibition promises to be an exciting mix of painting media and styles which will showcase the ‘Hidden Talents’ of our own local artists The paintings will cover many tastes from the more traditional Land and Seascapes (many of them from local areas) to more modern styles, some of which have an almost ‘Dali’ like Surrealist feel to them.Open: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm, Wed-Sun 6-9pm

18-23 March 2008

‘New Works’ Exhibition

Abstract paintings by Sean Conway

Open: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm, Thu-Sat 7-9pm

4-16 March 2008

‘Emotions & Senses’ Exhibition

Solo exhibition by Merv Britten. Humour and other emotions in real and imaginary scenes, in oil and acrylics. Landscapes that will make you laugh or smile, yet they are not cartoons. Many will stir your imagination. These 33 delightful paintings, were held back by Merv because he loved them too much. Now has come the time to put them up for reluctant sale. Merv is an award winning artist with many years of painting experience.Open: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm, Wed-Fri 7-9pm, Sat-Sun 1-9pm

26 Feb-2 March 2008

‘Love 2 Live, Live 2 Love’ Exhibition

The exhibition is a reflection on love in today’s world, 3D works and paintings. Two Danes Suzanne Eis Benzon, living in Denmark, and Michael Nielsen, living in Western Australia for 9 years, have created this exhibition together.Open: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm, Wed, Thu, Sun 7-9pm; Fri, Sat 6-9pm

19-24 Feb 2008

‘Maria Bowers Oil Painting Class Exhibition

Maria’s talented students are showing their recent work. Her popular classes are featured in the blend(er) workshop program.Open: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm, Wed-Sun 7-9pm

5-17 Feb 2008

‘Textural and Colour Exploration’ Exhibition

Artists Joyce Hewton (mixed media – acrylics) Micky Choo (mixed media – acrylics) Guest Artist: Bocky Tandiono (photography) This exhibition is the first collaboration between the three artists. Acrylics on canvas end photographic prints. Jovce Hewton:
Creative expression has always been a big part of Joyce’s life. Born in Singapore, she studied a year of architecture before pursuing an education in mass communication. Being exposed to the world of mass communication meant being able to dabble in the creative aspects of photojournalism, television journalism, advertising and other subjects. Joyce has worked as an art director of television commercials, as well as account manager and creative copywriter of an advertising firm. When she move to Perth five years ago, Joyce was able to develop her creative skills in another dimension. Using mostly acrylic paints and mediums, Joyce loves creating art that draws attention with its colours and texture. Unlike her previous occupations, Joyce works for no one and enjoys the “no holds barred” freedom that painting gives her. Joyce treats her art-making as an emotional outlet, and hence evey piece of her work is meaningful to her. Joyce is also the owner of an online mixed media art and craft supplies store that promotes artistic expression amongst crafters. Joyce lives with her husband, two children, a dog and two birds.
Micky Tandiono-Choo:
Micky is a passionate painting aficionado, having started painting from an early age. With a background in architecture, she brings along with her years of expertise in form, space and order. Her past career as an expatriate architect in Jakarta saw her working as the right-hand person of the late, high-profile San Diego architect, Randy Darlymple. As Project Manager of several resort developments and multi-million dollar residences in Indonesia, she has designed everything from hotels to the nitty-gritty bits like iron-wrought balustrade, mouldings, cornices, etc. Since returning to Perth, Micky has devoted herself to her family, preferring to work on an ad-hoc basis from home and honing her skills in the art and crafts area. Micky is a regular contributor to the Joondalup Council’s annual art exhibitions, and has sold her paintings in the process. Open: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm, Wed 4-6pm, Thu 6-9pm, Fri 5-9pm, Sat 5-8pm

22 Jan – 3 Feb 2008

Ros Blackburn’s Solo Exhibition

This exhibition is a collection of Ros Blackburn’s sensual oil and acrylic paintings of the human figure. Her nudes depict voluptuous forms with great sensitivity and humanity. Open: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm, Wed-Sun 7-9pm

15 – 20 Jan 2008

‘Visions of Western Australia’

Acrylic paintings by Lee ThompsonThis is local artist Lee Thompson’s first solo exhibition. It is a collection of acrylic paintings which capture the rich colours of our state’s natural landscapes and coastline. Viewers are invited to embark on a scenic journey of Western Australia and recall visiting many of its wonderful destinations.Open: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm, Wed-Sun 7-9pm