Art and Industry
Boosting community and mental health with explosive sculpture.
Episode 14 of Artspiration places us out near Paraburdoo, where sculptor Alex Mickle tells us how he partnered with Rio Tinto and DADAA (represented here by Executive Director David Doyle) to create incredible work with miners on site. A few explosions and some welding later – and the amazing result was a monument to the history happening right now in the tale of Australia’s relationship with mining.
Alex Mickle receives the Regional Arts Legacy Grant from Regional Arts WA and has created a number of inspiring works with communities across WA. Read more about his latest, Wardandi Boodja.
Artspiration is an initiative of The Creative Grid project through the Regional Arts Partnership Program supported by the Departments of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, and Regional Arts WA.