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Project seeks art curator

Sophia ConstantineNorth West Telegraph

East Pilbara art curators are being called upon to register for one of Australia’s most remote art projects.

The Art at the Heart project is a four-year artist-in-residence program for contemporary installation artists in Newman, and the project is seeking an experienced curator.

Shire of East Pilbara chief executive Allen Cooper said Art at the Heart brought art and culture in different media to the community.

“Art at the Heart has exposed the community across the shire to a diversity of art forms, ultimately to give appreciation of the area and how it can be represented,” he said.

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“The fourth year of the program is aimed at bringing the previous three years’ themes of landscape, aquatic environment and light together in one exhibition.”

The curator will be responsible for liaising with previous artists who have participated in the Art at the Heart project, and will present an exhibition of his or their own works in September that provides an appropriate finale for the project, as it enters its last year. In September, Olaniyi Rasheed Akindiya, who won the 2016 Shire of East Pilbara Art at the Heart residency, opened his exhibition, which featured 18 pieces of art, including his installation piece Work in Progress.

The previous artists have been invited to add to the works they have previously produced at the exhibition, which will be hosted at the East Pilbara Art Centre in September.

Those interested in becoming a curator for the project can contact the Shire of East Pilbara’s co-ordinator of Arts and Cultural Development at cacd@eastpilbara.wa.gov.au.

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