‘Showcase’ will profile the creativity, skill and talent of artists and arts organisations in Western Australia through media, social media platforms and outdoor screens across the city.

Photo: ‘Jewels of the Crown Land’, cloak, recycled copper. Sarah Elson 2021, Fremantle Arts Centre September 2021, Photo by Eva Fernandez.

Sarah is a visual artist who uses traditional metalsmithing and fine casting techniques to create intricate metal sculptures from flower parts using recycled metals.

Her works highlight the contradictory fragility and resilience of threatened native flora, the colonising behaviour of ‘ownership’ versus ‘custodianship’ and the modern dilemma of ‘belonging’.  

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Grant: Arts U-15k

Photo: 'Jewels of the Crown Land' – Balga crown, Sarah Elson 2021, recycled silver, balga resin and fronds 2. Photo by Eva Fernandez.
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