Take a tantalising glimpse into what’s in store for you when you visit The SensAtion Gallery by watching our short video and reading about all the talented people behind this unique experience.
What’s it all about?
The SensAtion Gallery is comprised of 20 individual exhibitions by local artists and influencers, designed and created to enable you to experience each one of our senses in isolation.
Each artist has interpreted one of the senses and presented it in a fun and creative way. It’s a highly Instagrammable and interactive event, so you can take lots of pics to share. Check out this video to get a ‘taste’ of what’s in store.
Throughout The SensAtion Gallery, you’ll find images that come alive with the Eye Jack app that one of our friendly volunteers will help you to install on your phone. There’s also a silent disco so you can dance like no one’s watching. And a spot to do some yoga, with Sunday morning classes held at 9am.
The team at MSWA is really excited about SensAtion Gallery, as are our visitors who keep coming back for more! Come and check it out for yourself!
Read on to find out what you’ll discover in each of the exhibitions.
The SensAtion of Sight
Artist Ana Cadence has created a room not unlike that of an Escher image; everything out of balance; on angles that are contrary to normal perception.
You are invited to sit in a seamless art space and experience the strange dimensions of the room.
On one wall, you can write messages that will only be seen with a special light. Patterns and shapes will only be visible and noticeable from certain positions.
Ana Cadence is a Perth-based creative who makes videos on art, fashion and mental health. She has gained 200,000 subscribers on YouTube by doing what she loves, mostly helping the youth cope with mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety, and also sharing her love for making clothes, tapestries and art.
The SensAtion of Sound
This space, created by Fremantle artist Kim Behets, allows you to experience the relaxation that comes with sound therapy – in this case, specially-curated tracks by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra…
You are invited to lie in a hammock, step into a sanctuary of sound and take some time to nourish your body and mind.
Kim Behets is an experienced Fremantle artist having worked for many clients on art murals for venues as well as one-off pieces, book illustration and more.
The SensAtion of smell
In this room, artists Nathan Hall and Jesse Boothey have created a jungle through which is permeated with a blend of beautiful scents created by Melis Perfumery. You are invited to enter and enjoy the sublime aromas of the rainforest, wind and leaves whilst soaking up the serene atmosphere.
Nathan Hall has a burning desire to change the world. Through the mediums of photography, social media, fashion, health and fitness he brings his creativity to life to inspire others to be the best versions of themselves.
Jesse Boothey is a whirlwind of infinite creation. She hopes to help the world with the healing powers of art, through paintings, sketches, photography and fashion.
The SensAtion of taste
MKR finalist Jordan Bruno has made a big impact in the cooking world and how he’s making a splash in our very own SensAtion Gallery kitchen! There are pots and pans, flour and pasta for you to play with… as well as a lot of fantastic photo opportunities!
Jordan Bruno is well known for being a semi-finalist on My Kitchen Rules in 2016. He had a large team in this year’s Step Up for MSWA and has a family connection to MSWA. His art is his food and you’ll be amazed when you see how the kitchen is finished with his keen eye for detail.
The SensAtion of touch
The exhibition is designed to get you in touch with your sense of… well, touch.
Artist Zak Hasleby has designed a wall of holes, (much like Swiss cheese!), that you are invited to put your hand in to see what you feel. Different textures will delight you, as well as arouse your curiosity. We ask you to just see how you feel!
Zak Hasleby is an experienced content creator and enjoys making moments that excite and challenge visitors.
All roads lead to the brain
Artist Jamey-Lee Franz has created a space in which he represents the firing synapses in the brain with electronics and cleverly strung lights.
You are invited to walk into this room and experience the magic and beauty for yourself.
Jamey-Lee Franz is a Perth-based creator who has grown a cult following through sharing excellent fashion, travel and lifestyle content. He enjoys focusing on the detail of compositions in his photography and graphic designs.
MSunderstood draws inspiration from people living with MS and other neurological conditions. Kam reflects how each of the senses is part of a massive puzzle – encouraging the viewer to consider the impact of sensory loss or heightening. The senses are found within the linework, derivative of line drawings in the sand, and on a background representing land and connection to it.
Kambarni (Kam) is descended from the Nimunburr and Yawuru people of the Kimberley and the Ballardong Noongar people of the Perth region in Western Australia. He is an emerging illustrator who reflects the natural world with his intricate designs.
Artist Ashleigh Jade invites you to jump into a big pit of balls! Just for fun! You know you want to…
Ashleigh Jade represents all things…beauty, lifestyle and fashion. This is a first for Ashleigh breaking into the Arts and Culture and it is a great opportunity for her to display her inherent style with a twist here. Ashleigh talks very openly about her journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance and can easily relate to the importance of wellness, looking after yourself and having fun which is reflected in her SensAtion activation!
Sense of Fun
Influencer Tommy X Blake has created an installation room that is just full of neon fun!
Tommy X Blake is from a very diverse background. He is a Tik Tok guru amassing 610,000 fans since November 2018. We are very fortunate to have Tommy back here in Australia, having recently returned from the States. For SensAtion, Tommy goes retro and presents a room full of fun, colour and surprises! Guaranteed to put a smile on your face!