Open day at TRYCAN’s new home

Crafters Wendy Kermode and Julie Gray both of Yanchep with their work on display at the Mary Lindsay Art Centre. Picture: Anita McInnes

ARTISTS and crafters can visit the Mary Lindsay Art Centre today to check out the new centre and see an exhibition put together by TRYCAN members.

The Two Rocks Yanchep Culture and Arts Network (TRYCAN) held an open day yesterday and is holding another open day today until 3pm.

TRYCAN chairwoman Pam Annesley said as well as viewing the exhibition in the refurbished historical Mary Lindsay Homestead visitors would also be able to see the workshops and classes available to the community.

Ms Annesley said the exhibition in the gallery was of members works ranging from paintings, textiles, sculptures, jewellery, drawings and photography.

TRYCAN has workshops for modern calligraphy, acrylic painting, printing, charcoal drawing, polymer clay, creative Zentangle ® drawing, personalise your sand shoes with colour and many more.

Yesterday spinner and potter Liz Stambulich of Yanchep had her spinning wheel set up at the centre.

Crafters Wendy Kermode and Julie Gray both of Yanchep had their work on display as did artist Christine Farrell of Clarkson, who has been a TRYCAN member for about three years.

Ms Annesley said the network had many talented artists as members but also sourced experienced artist and teachers to offer something a little different.

“The workshops are reasonably priced and members of TRYCAN receive a discount,’’ she said.

“At school holiday times TRYCAN usually has a children’s activity. Recently we had 17 children at the Mary Lindsay Art Centre making some lovely “dreamcatchers.

“In the past we have had the popular rock painting, paper making, make a kite, Christmas decorations and many more.

The homestead has been refurbished by the City of Wanneroo.

She said the open days will give TRYCAN an experience they can draw on to organise the grand opening weekend of the art centre  on September 14-16.

City of Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts and her delegates will place a time capsule in the hearth of the gallery on Friday, September 14.

It will be opened again in 50 years.

She said TRYCAN will host activities such as demonstrations, an exhibition in the gallery and members may sell their creations all weekend.

In the future TRYCAN will invite artists to have a residency at the Art Centre where all ages of the community will have the opportunity to participate in classes and workshops and contribute to an exhibition.

The Mary Lindsay Art Centre is on Capricorn Esplanade, Yanchep.