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Mark Smith and Charmaine Green

“Archives aren’t just in the libraries you know. They’re everwhere.”

For Wajarri-Badimaya-Maori man Mark Smith, art making with his mother, Wajarri-Badimaya woman Dr Charmaine Green, means more than the picture at the end.

In this video, Smith interrogates Western modes of archival knowledge and highlights the importance of stories and information held by families and communities, and their transfer to subsequent generations.

Smith and Green’s artwork Unravelling Archives 1 is currently touring Western Australia in the exhibition The Alternative Archive.

Crafting Mental Health Series

The Crafting Mental Health series is an ART ON THE MOVE project that highlights the impact of craft and making on the mental health of Western Australian regional communities.

Crafting Mental Health | Josh Gellatley

Crafting Mental Health | Susie Vickery

WARNING: In this video the artist interviewed talks about their experiences of self-harm. For 24-hour telephone crisis support call Lifeline on 13 11 14. For more information visit www.lifeline.org.au.

Artist Josh Gellatley shares his experiences with mental health, and how creative expression has shaped his recovery.

Artist Susie Vickery shares her insights on the power of embroidery and stitching for mental health.

ART ON THE MOVE have worked with Susie on a number of projects, most recently touring her exhibition ‘Peregrinations of a Citizen Botanist’ exhibition from 2021-2023.

Where is Famous Sharron? Goldfields-Esperance!

Famous Sharron is the Freighting Ideas Audience Ambassador. Her role is to connect audiences to contemporary art and champion art in WA.

Where in WA is Famous Sharron?

Shaz has been touring all the Hollywood locations (Geraldton, Collie, Katanning…) to promote regional cultural tourism
through a series of short videos, Where in WA is Famous Sharron?

Where is Famous Sharron? Collie!

Where is Famous Sharron? Geraldton!

Where is Famous Sharron? Katanning!

How to Art with Famous Sharron

From caring for art, to discovering its relationship with cheese, explore art hows and whys with Shaz below!

How to Art: Showing it Off

How to Art: Caring for Art

How to Art: Art at Home

Why Should I Art

Why Art is Like Cheese

How Do I Art?