For Jo Darvall’s exhibition ‘Like Water’, recent works depict the beautiful waterways that define her adopted state of Western Australia, reflecting her interest in artist Kathleen O’Connor whose practice showed a strong connection to water, after returning to Fremantle from Paris after WWII.
For ‘Like Water’, Jo Darvall explores WA’s water history at a time when globally we are seeking sustainable solutions to provide fresh drinking water for future generations. This exhibition at Mundaring Arts Centre celebrates Darvall’s study of WA waterways, drawing inspiration from the style and palette of renowned artist Kathleen O’Connor (1876-1968) and her father C.Y. O’Connor (1843-1902), the visionary engineer responsible for the construction of the Mundaring Weir and the Golden Pipeline from Mundaring to Kalgoorlie.
In conjunction with ‘Like Water’ at the Mundaring Arts Centre, and the 2018 National Trust Heritage Festival, artworks by Darvall will be exhibited at the Mundaring Weir No 1 Pump Station (Mundaring Weir Rd, Mundaring). The artist will also host a long table lunch on 22 April at the Mundaring Weir Hotel (11am - 4:30pm) featuring local historians, artists and poets.
Open from Friday 6 April - Sunday 27 May
Where : Mundaring Arts Centre, 7190 Great Eastern Highway (corner Nichol Street) WA