We're inspired by nature...
Southern Forest Arts is an award-winning 'not for profit' cultural organisation based in the small Western Australian town of Northcliffe.
We are inspired by the diverse beauty of the ancient forests that surround us, and the ingenuity and character of the individuals and community that live beneath the canopy.
We explore, celebrate and promote our local identity with imagination and heart through three main activities:
We also host occasional skill development workshops and other art related events.
Northcliffe is "Rising from the Ashes"
Southern Forests are pleased to be working in partnership with a range of local community groups (such as the Northcliffe Visitor Centre, Northcliffe District High School and the Northcliffe Community Development Group) to commission a series of sculptures that will commemorate the 2015 Northcliffe Bush Fire. The proposed work, titled "Rising from the Ashes" will be located in numerous sites around town, including out the front of the Visitor Centre, in the new Nature Place Space at the school and at various points along the Understory Art & Nature Trail.
Bridgetown artist, Kim Perrier, will work with the local community to create the works based on casting the faces and bodies of local residents in charcoal.
Dairy Australia has already committed $2,500 towards the project. We are currently applying for additional funds to a range of other sources.
The project is due to commence in early 2016.