Natural surrounds inspire latest exhibition at Wireless Hill Museum

1 September 2021

The City of Melville is pleased to invite the community to view the latest exhibition at Wireless Hill Museum.

The City of Melville is pleased to invite the community to view the latest exhibition at Wireless Hill Museum, which has been inspired by the beautiful natural surrounds of the area.

Magnification: Thousands of Years, Biomimicry and The State of Change features work from artist in residence Nidia Hansen, who has used organic materials to create stunning artworks.

City of Melville Mayor the Hon. George Gear JP said with spring beginning, the exhibition was inspired by the constant state of transition and unique biodiversity found within Yagan Mia Wireless Hill.

“This exhibition recognises Yagan Mia Wireless Hill as a place with a rich communications history, which includes being a site where the Noongar Beeliar Aboriginal people used it as a lookout and a place to send smoke signals many thousands of years before it’s time in the 20th century as a wireless station,” said Mayor Gear.

“Ms Hansen has created stunning artworks, including drawings and large suspended canvas paintings, and I encourage the public to visit the exhibition.

“There is also a public program of events that will take place while the exhibition is on, which includes a photography workshop, nature walks and a talk and workshop with the artist.

“Ms Hansen will be working in residence from 10.00am to 12noon every Friday and 12noon to 4.00pm every Sunday so people can see her in action.”

Mayor Gear said Magnification was the second exhibition since upgrades were completed at the museum earlier this year, including new wooden decking and an extended verandah, which will be used as a stage for performances.

“The upgrades have resulted in a stunning entrance to the museum and enhanced the accessibility of the site creating another great reason to visit Yagan Mia Wireless Hill,” said Mayor Gear.

Magnification: Thousands of Years, Biomimicry and The State of Change opens to the public on Sunday, 5 September until Sunday, 10 October and is a part of the IOTA21 – Indian Ocean Craft Triennial.

For information about the exhibition and the public program, visit the Wireless Hill Museum webpage.

As the COVID-19 situation can change quickly, stay up to date with the State Government’s latest advice and direction, by visiting www.wa.gov.au/COVID19 and for information about the City of Melville facilities and services, visit www.melvillecity.com.au/covid

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