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Fremantle Arts Centre presents

Exhibition Opening: John Prince Siddon All Mixed Up

  • Wed 5th Feb 2020, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 1 Finnerty St, Fremantle WA 6160

All Mixed Up is a major solo exhibition featuring newly commissioned paintings, sculpture and installation from John Prince Siddon.


A Walmajarri man based in Fitzroy Crossing in the West Kimberley, Prince spent his early years working on cattle stations until losing a leg in a riding accident. His art combines diverse influences drawn from television, the traditional Kimberley craft of boab nut carving, desert iconography and the epic characters of the Narrangkarni (Dreamtime).


Surreal and kaleidoscopic at first glance, these works offer an incisive commentary on the political and social issues of today, and on Western Australia’s dark and mostly undocumented history.


All Mixed Up is curated by Emilia Galatis and presented in association with Perth Festival in collaboration with Mangkaja Arts.


OPENING WED 5 FEB@6:30PM@FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE@FREE ENTRY@DJ@BAR OPEN@FOOD AVAILABLE


Image: John Prince Siddon, Australia Mix it All Up, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 240 x 120cm. Image courtesy of the artist.


+ ALSO OPENING:


JANANGOO


Butcher Cherel Janangoo was a key elder of the Gooniyandi language group in the Kimberley and was instrumental in the retention of men’s law ceremony at Muludja Community.


Janangoo features a selection of Butcher’s paintings from the early 2000s, which he made to preserve and transmit this significant body of cultural knowledge to the younger generation. These works have never been shown outside of Fitzroy Crossing.


BRICOLAGE


Art meets science in an ambitious new installation from WA’s Nathan Thompson, Guy Ben-Ary and Sebastian Diecke that brings microscopic ‘biobots’ to life inside a custom-built incubator.


From blood, silk and heart muscle the artists bio-engineer individual cellular units, which self-assemble into living, kinetic sculptural forms large enough to see with the naked eye. This thought-provoking exhibition invites us to consider the human body in a world beyond its control.


Bricolage is accompanied by a visual text by acclaimed WA writer Josephine Wilson exploring the concept of ‘bricolage’ and the relationship between art and science.


For more information visit on any of these exhibitions visit

https://www.fac.org.au/whats-on/exhibitions/