Walking with Totems Exhibition – 5-19 April

Walking with Totems @ JCAA


WHEN Friday 5th of April at 7PM
WHERE blend(er) Gallery, 4 / 48 Central Walk, JOONDALUP 6027
RSVP Email gallery@jcaa.org.au   before Wednesday 3 April 2013
  Exhibition to be opened by Amanda Alderson, Curator of   the City of Joondalup

Curated by Val Shaw, Joondalup Community Arts   Association Inc.


We are all familiar with the “Totem” which is often used to define family groups, belief systems and identities throughout the world in both historical and contemporary context. Eleven WA sculptors have created a thought provoking, walk through experience featuring a diversity of totems aligned to their own personal concepts and materials of choice.

Exhibits include work created in cement, ceramics, steel, wood, recycled material, industrial discards, found objects, textiles, polystyrene and fibre glass in a variety of sizes. The exhibition runs from Friday 5th April until Friday 19th April.

Exhibitors include Lesley Barrett, Nic Compton, William Dennis, Matthew Dwyer, Josephine Franco, Albie Herbert, Sigrid Rance, Nadia Rasheed, Maris Raudzins, Amanda White and Val Shaw. Also, African Totems created by the Shona Tribe of Zimbabwe and two large wooden totems created by the Warwick Carvers Group on loan from the City of Joondalup permanent collection will be on display.

The Blend(er) Gallery is a joint initiative between the City of Joondalup  and the Joondalup Community Arts Association Inc.

For more information please contact Val Shaw at gallery@jcaa.org.au or via telephone on 9300 3088. www.theblender.org.au