Summary of 2010

7-19 December 2010

‘Christmas Show’ Joondalup Community Arts Association Members’ Exhibition

Paintings, photography, limited edition prints and sculpture on show.
All welcome at the official opening, Wed 8 Dec, 6.30-9pm.

Open: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm, Wed-Sat 6-9pm

30 November – 5 December 2010

Kinross College Show

Student exhibition

Open: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm, Thu 2-5pm, Fri 5-9pm, Sat 12-5pm

16 – 28 November 2010

‘Collaborative’ Susan Hoy, Judy Rogers, Jennifer Sadler Exhibition

Three of the best acts in local visual art are coming together to present a unique collaborative show.
For two weeks only, they’ll show together as one ensemble, shifting roles as they showcase their best work.
Please join us on Fri 19 Nov 6pm for the ‘Sundowners’ opening event. Paintings and sculptures on show.

Open: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm,Thu-Sat 6-9pm

2-14 November 2010

‘Transitions’ Sean Conway Solo Show

Solo exhibition, paintings. “This exhibition continues my favourite theme of IMPERMANENCE – Inspired by my time spent in Kellerberrin and surrounding districts. The ‘show’ features paintings, found objects, photos and various ‘reflections’ on the
forever-changing landscape and life out there that I have witnessed”… – Sean Conway

Open: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm

29 October, 2010

Challenges and Champions JCAA Invitation Art Award Floor Talk

A structured discussion that asks you to personally respond to two questions about the Invitation Art Award:

Which work challenges you the most and why?

Which work draws you in the most and why?

Come armed with your answers!
We will discuss current practices in contemporary art, material use, artist intention, audience interpretation and explore similarity and difference in opinion. Further questions? Email Amanda Alderson, Curator, City of Joondalup on

Open: 10.30am – 11.30am The Great Space, Lakeside Joondalup

19-31 October 2010

‘Fire & Ice’ Barbara Wilk Solo Show

This exhibition is focused on the contrast and yet at times similarity of the forms created by fire and ice. The delicate and fragile designs can be artistically inspiring. The photographs of fireworks are rather unusual showing them as an abstract art form, The winter photographs displaying the snow & ice designs by nature have been taken in various places around Europe.

Open: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm, Wed-Sun 7-9pm

5 – 17 October 2010

‘Spring Show’ JCAA Member’s Exhibition

Paintngs, photography, drawings, sculpture

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

6 October 2010


All welcome.


28 September – 3 October 2010

‘Gourmet Omnivore’ Shannon Peppercorn Solo Exhibition

The “Gourmet Omnivore” refers to Shannon’s eclectic approach to making Art. She loves to work across a wide range of mediums such as painting, ceramics, textiles and sculpture.

Through her artwork, Shannon responds to the world around her, documents her experiences and enjoys being creative.
Come along and buy an affordable piece of artwork, be inspired or just for a chat!
Opening Night: Friday 1st October 2010, 6.30pm- 9pm

Open: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm; Thu 2-6pm, Fri 2-9pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm.

21-22 September 2010

‘Fine Art Auction Preview’ Exhibition

Though the artwork is available for viewing on-line a true appreciation and appraisal of the works will be better achieved by visiting the blend(er) gallery.

On-line from 3 September 2010.
Open: Tue 21 and Wed 22 Sept, 10am-2pm, and Wed 22 September from 5pm.

Wednesday 22 September 2010 at 6.30pm

Fine Art Auction

The auction consists of art works by established and highly sought after Western Australian artists.

All artworks have been donated and have realistic reserve prices which make this an excellent opportunity for all lovers of art and art connaisseurs to purchase magnificent pieces of artwork either for pleasure or investment.
Proceeds of the auction will go towards the art programs of the Joondalup Community Arts Association Inc.
If you are unable to attend the auction postal bids are acceptable.
Conditions of sale and information on 9300 3088,
Entry: $10 which includes refreshments and a chance to win a great door prize the value of $100.

14-19 September 2010

‘The Montessori School Kingsley Year 12 International Baccalaureate Assessment’ Exhibition

The culmination of 2 years preparation, IB students are required to produce innovative, original, academic based studio work for public exhibition.
Exhibitors: May Greenberg, Arana Kenyon, Jordan Lose, Kieran Mullee, Zöe Thomson, Jordan Wheeler

May Greenberg

A realization of how power and threats of war generate cycles in architectural style, made me aware that domestic life, traditional stories and skills adapt slowly to change.
Arana Kenyon

My IB studies into geography and social science heightened my sensitivity to the layer beneath – the geography and culture of family life; and uncovered therein the true inner beauty of the individual.

Jordan Lose

The relationship between geometric coolness and textural warmth bounded from one binary pair of ideas to another in several series that have tacked on to each other, to form a continuum.

Kieran Mullee

The illusion of form in 2D using hash lines and oil paints led me to study art. I began a series of portraits of friends and family on a notion I heard of bowls representing the feminine and tall closed forms, the male.

Zöe Thomson

Generalizations about the Muslim people kindled my interest for the culture and in turn, their art. The realization of their influence on European art, their colours, textures and intricate patterns used underpin my studio work.
Jordan Wheeler

My art is about my life during the last 3 years. I attempted to express how I feel through my art works.
Open: Tue, Wed, Fri 9am-4pm and Sun 10am-1pm

17 August – 12 September 2010

MUSE by Jane Graham
Exhibition of paintings, drawings, sculptures, textiles & jewellery
Show Opening: Wednesday, August 18, 6-9pm
Judy Rogers, blend(er) gallery Coordinator, will open the exhibition.

In this exhibition, Jane Graham hangs photographs of some of her earlier works with later original canvases, plus a collection of art and craft from several African countries, Papua New Guinea and Australia, that motivated and influenced her art work over the last 30 years.

“It is the experience of all artists,” she says, “that some of the images they create seem to just come to them out of nowhere. However, in all probability, whether they’re aware of it or not, such apparently spontaneous work has been influenced by some pre-existing work or style.

“Trying to unravel the effects of other work on my own, to sleuth out the links, has always intrigued me. Working alongside artists and craftsmen in remote villages I was sometimes consciously, sometimes not, influenced by their perceptions, their rendering of the everyday and banal, as well as the magical. The exhibition is designed to reveal these links, which are sometimes obvious, sometimes subtle”.

Open: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm, Wed-Sun 7-9pm

3 – 14 August 2010


futureWA, Radical Positive Futures for Western Australia
Noble & Associates, Accountants & Business Advisors Come down at the following times to view the Exhibition & the live Didgeridoo
Players. They will play in the walkways around the gallery to add to the authentic
aboriginal theme. Fri 6 & Sat 7 Aug, 7-9pm. Fri 13 Aug 12-9pm & Sat 14 Aug 7-9pm. Australian Shaman of the Star gate Artist Name: Yakultji Napangarti | Tribe: Pintupi | Area: Central & Western Desert | Born: 1970 Australian Shaman of the Alien Artist Name: Donny Woolagoodja | Tribe: Worrora | Area: Kimberleys | Born: c. 1947 Australian Shaman of the Matrix Artist Name: Doc. George Tjapaltjarri | Tribe: Gurindji | Area: Central & Western Desert | Born: c. 1935 Australian Shaman of the Caduceus / Australian Shaman of the Reptilian Artist Name: Richard King Jungala | Tribe: Gurindji | Area: Central & Western Desert | Born: c. 1969 Open: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm, Fri-Sat 7-9pm

5 – 18 July 2010

NAIDOC Exhibition

City of Joondalup event

Open: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm

7 July 2010, 6.30pm – 9.00pm

The City of Joondalup invites you to attend
Nyoongar Dreamings Exhibition opening and seminar

Exploring the balance between cultural heritage and modernised society, ‘Nyoongar Dreamings’ surveys nationally recognised contemporary Nyoongar artists.
Guest curator, Julian Goddard, Head of Department of Art, Curtin University of Technology
Celebrate the opening of the ‘Nyoongar Dreamings’ exhibition, followed by a seminar exploring cultural identity and difference, presented by guest curator, Julian Goddard.

29 June – 3 July 2010

Connolly Primary School Show
Student Exhibition Open: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm, Tue 3.15-5.15pm, Thu-Fri 3.15-6.15, Sat 10am-4pm

25 May – 6 June 2010

‘New Beginnings’ JCAA Member’s Exhibition
JCAA Member’s Exhibition. Official opening: Wed 26 May, 7pm. All invited. The exhibition will be opened by George Kirkpatrick JCAA Chairperson We will have a ‘Best of Show’ Prize for the people choice at the Members’ Show opening. The attending guests and artists can vote for an artwork and by voting the lucky person can win a mystery prize from Simone Perele Lingerie, Harbourtown. One more excuse for attending the opening.
Open: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm, Wed-Sun 7-9pm

4-23 May 2010

Collaborative Exhibition, JCAA Members
Paintings, drawings and photographs on show. You are invited to our art show opening: Friday 14, 7-9pm.
Please come and help us celebrate creativity.
Peter Ryan Stacey Rocca Lesley Byfield Lew Willis Anna-Mair Francis Co Co Leman Kurt Steel Alli Pearce Margot Lopez Jen de Vos James Crouch Susanna Hawkes Patrick Lambert Barbara Wilk Open: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm, Wed, Thu-Fri- Sat 7-9pm

6 April – 1 May 2010

‘Artist in Residence’ Solo Exhibition by Ros Blackburn
Local artists Ros Blackburn has had two previous solo exhibitions at the blend(er) gallery, in 2008 and 2009. Her work shows a keen appreciation of pose with a subtle capture of light. Ros has a life-long interest in the Human Form via “Life Drawing” from Model sessions, and sees drawing and painting as a way to achieve the skills needed as an artist, such as technical know-how and as an expression of one’s creativity. Ros also paints people in a variety of situations, as well as birds , horses and other animals. Open: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm, Wed, Fri, Sat 7-9pm

16 March – 3 April 2010

‘art festival’ JCAA Member’s Exhibition
Local artists’ works are on show.Celebrate with us at the show opening: Wed 17 March, 7-9pm. The exhibition will be opened by
Anthony O’Gorman MLA Member for Joondalup. We will have a ‘Best of Show’ Prize for the people choice at the Members’ Show opening. The attending guests and artists can vote for an artwork and by voting the lucky person can win a mystery prize form Jackson’s Art Supply. One more excuse for attending the opening. Open: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm, Wed-Sun 6-9pm. Closed on 2 April.
During Joondalup Festival 27-28 March, 12am-9pm

2-14 March 2010

‘Oil Painting Students’ Show’
Maria Bowers Oil Painting Students Exhibition Open: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm, Wed-Sat 7-9pm

2-28 February 2010

‘Australian Shaman’ Exhibition
The exhibition is a celebration of a unique aboriginal cultural heritage and incorporates authentic, original paintings, display monitors and video of people all over the world, playing the Didgeridoo.

The paintings reflect the unique knowledge of the Australian Shamans with central themes being Tingari – Dreaming cycles & locations
Wandjina’s – Spirit Guardians
Featured artists – George Ward Tjungurrayi, Donny Woolagoodja, Yaklti, Annette Ellis Napangardi, Gordon Barunga.
The purpose of the exhibition is to promote Aboriginal culture and culture in general in Joondalup via a unique audiovisual display.
Open: Tue-Fri 10am-2pm; 4-6 Feb, 11-13 Feb 7-9pm.