Colourful new life as art centre
Artists have moved into the galleries and studios at Yanchep’s redeveloped Mary Lindsay Homestead.
ARTISTS have relished transforming the blank canvas of the redeveloped Mary Lindsay Homestead into a community art centre.
The Two Rocks Yanchep Culture and Arts Network (TRYCAN) recently moved into the historic Yanchep building after a $3.6 million upgrade.
Chairwoman Pam Annesley said members would use studios in the homestead on Capricorn Esplanade to practise their art.
“They can meet up with like-minded people and participate in classes and exhibitions which will be open to the community,” she said.
“The location and the history of the Mary Lindsay make it an inspiring place.
“It gives members and the wider community a sense of place.”
Ms Annesley said TRYCAN had planned a pro- gram of workshops and courses across several disciplines, including zentangle drawing, charcoal drawing, watercolour painting, calligraphy and polymer clay jewellery-making.
“The TRYCAN writers’ group meets at the centre every two weeks,” she said.
“For children there is a school holiday program – the next workshop is making dreamcatchers.”
Vice-chairwoman Angie Beck said the centre was not yet open to the public, but when members were on site they showed visitors around.
The City of Wanneroo is yet to announce a date for the official opening
The homestead was built after Mary Lindsay bought about 9300ha along the coast in 1926, known as Yanchep Estate.
“TRYCAN members will be creating an art journal depicting the history and using stories told by members of the Cockman family who have lived at the homestead,” Ms Annesley said.
“The history of the Mary Lindsay is fascinating.”
Ms Annesley said TRYCAN members had attended many meetings with the City over the past decade and contributed ideas to redevelopment plans of the building.
Pam Annesley and Angie Beck in the homestead.