Seng sings praises of home­town

Pinjarra Murray Times - - #SNAPPERTH -

MANDURAH photographer and cre­ative di­rec­tor Jar­rad Seng sees the world through his own unique lens – and his home­town is clearly still a pas­sion project.

A fi­nal­ist for the WA Young Per­son of the Year Award in 2013, Mr Seng has es­tab­lished him­self as one of Aus­tralia’s most pro­lific vis­ual artists.

He has worked on projects as di­verse as in­ter­na­tional tours, tourism cam­paigns, art in­stal­la­tions, short films and char­ity projects at home and abroad.

But while his star has been ris­ing in­ter­na­tion­ally, home is still where the art is for Mr Seng.

As part of our #SnapPerth cam­paign, we asked him what makes our home­town so spe­cial.

Mr Seng grew up in Mandurah, and he cred­ited his re­laxed ap­proach to life and work to his small­town up­bring­ing.

“I loved grow­ing up in Mandurah,” he said. “I think that grow­ing up in a small town sets you on the path to de­vel­op­ing a more care­free, re­laxed at­ti­tude to life.”

Another ini­tia­tive close to Mr Seng’s heart is the MO­SAIC project, which he helped cre­ate with Pro­pel Youth Arts WA.

The project aims to cre­ate a "col­lec­tive mem­ory of West­ern Aus­tralia through the eyes of its peo­ple”. The MO­SAIC ex­hi­bi­tion runs at Car­il­lon City from Oc­to­ber 26 un­til

Novem­ber 27.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie d475306

Photographer Jar­rad Seng.

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