The Alternative Archive Project

Black fish made from wire and canvas boats in the background
The Alternative Archive | Peel is a part of an exciting, state-wide series of interconnected group exhibitions, as part of the Connect to the Creative Grid project, through the Regional Arts Partnership Program (RAPP), supported by the State Government and Country Arts WA.

CASM has partnered with the Mandurah Community Museum to present the Alternative Archive and all activities and learning programs associated with the exhibition.

Artists and artist groups were invited to create a contemporary visual archive or archival process of an aspect of the Peel, drawn from personal relationships with the people, places and stories around them. 

This project provided the opportunity for artists to interrogate and engage with local archives in numerous ways 1) visually retelling existing stories; 2) engage with the archival process in the creation of a new archive that responded to the personal or collective impact of people, events or stories within the community; or 3) visually highlight an aspect of the community that was unrecorded – either fact or fiction.

Featured artists include: Katrina Barber, Helen Coleman, Alana Grant, Philomena Hali, Lyn Nixon, Stella Onderwater, Mary Ann Rath, Carmel Sayer, Deidre Robb, Julianne Ryan, James Walker and Jo Wood.

Collaborating artists Katrina Barber and Julianne Ryan participated in a small residency at the Museum and have installed their site specific artworks in the jail of the Mandurah Community Museum.

Official Opening | Sun, 17 Feb @ 2pm at CASM


Cultural Day I Sun, 24 Feb @ 11am at the Mandurah Community Museum 


Artist Talk | Sun, 3 Mar @ 2pm at CASM

CASM opening hours: Wed – Sun, 10am – 4pm

Museum opening hours: Tuesday to Friday 10am - 4pm // Saturday & Sunday 11am - 3pm

Image: Artwork by participating artist, Philomena Hali

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