The Artful Gene Exhibition – Nov 2015

The Artful Gene Project: the evolution of an exhibition
Michael J and Alfred J Bamford

2-14 November 2015
Viewing: Mon-Fri 10am-2pm – Free – all welcome

Carnaby's - Michael J Bamford 2015 - All rights reservedIn 1915, in Georgian England, Alfred John Bamford was creating pictures for an exhibition. One hundred years later, and half a world away in Western Australia, his great-grandson Michael John Bamford is also preparing for an exhibition: The Artful Gene is the ultimate retrospective and progressive project.
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The exhibition will include works by both artists, sketchbooks, and published books to examine the artists’ process and motivations. It will explore the historical context and the role of art in communicating biodiversity values.

The Artful Gene project has a number of Special Activities including:

  • Artist in Residence: Mike Bamford
    Thursday 5 and Friday 13 November Noon-2pm
    Wildlife artist Mike Bamford will be in residence at the Joondalup Art Gallery. Come down and watch him sketch, create pen and ink and watercolour artworks and work on the Lake Joondalup mural. Chat with Mike about his work and that of his great-grandfather, early Letchworth Garden City resident and artist, Alfred Bamford.
  • Lake Joondalup Community Mural
    Help Artful Gene Project artist-in-residence, Mike Bamford recreate the thriving, biodiverse, urban environment around Lake Joondalup in the Artful Gene Mural. All ages can contribute to this fun and creative community project. Creation of the mural will start on the western side of the lake, at the Joondalup Art Gallery. It’s free to participate but you must register here. Places are limited. Sessions are from 10am to noon on 7 and 14 November
  • Guided Walks
    As part of the Artful Gene Project, Mike & Mandy Bamford will lead walks of Lake Joondalup in association with the City of Joondalup. The walks are as follows:

    • ‘Spring in the Park’ Flora Walk
      Thursday 05 November 10 – 11am
      Central Park, Joondalup
      Book through the City of Joondalup. For further information call 9400 4397.
    • Lake Joondalup ‘Creatures of the Dark’ Nightstalk
      Friday 06 November 7pm
      Neil Hawkins Park, Joondalup
      Book through the City of Joondalup. For further information call 9400 4397.

On 19 November, The Artful Gene Project moves down the road to the Wanneroo Gallery. Please refer to City of Wanneroo website for more information.
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