Cannery Arts Centre set to host multimedia exhibit

Upcoming drama: Annette Carmichael performing in The Index. Photo: Nic Duncan.
Upcoming drama: Annette Carmichael performing in The Index. Photo: Nic Duncan.

Esperance Arts Out There Column

The Cannery Arts Centre is hosting an exciting multimedia exhibition in February and March, incorporating three live performances by contemporary dancer and choreographer Annette Carmichael.

The Index: a study on harmony and disruption, is a multifaceted project that has been in developed in Albany over the last 5 years.

The artists describe it as ‘a response to escalating fear and terror in the world’, an attempt ‘to create an index of moments caught in performance, photographs and life that contribute to a sense of balance amidst an atmosphere of precariousness’.  

Director and performer Annette Carmichael, Photographer Nic Duncan, sculptor Kevin Draper, textile artist Janine McCrum and sound designer James Gentle have collaborated to create a series of artworks that will be presented together as an installation in the Cannery gallery space from Sun 24th February until Saturday 23rd March.

Carmichael’s performances will take place at the Opening event on Saturday 23 February and again at 6.30pm on Friday 22nd March (30 mins) and at 3pm on Saturday 23 March (30 mins). 

She will also be facilitating a two-hour workshop on Saturday 23 March as part of the Cannery’s Artlab series where participants will learn how to increase the power of their physical presence during performance, valuable for anyone interested in music, dance or theatre.

Book your place now on the Cannery’s website or phone 9071 3599 for more information.

The Cannery Arts Centre’s upcoming Art Lab program also has spaces available in workshops on preparation of fermented and raw food, pastel & paint, oil & charcoal, skate deck art (youth) and green thumbs for kids.  

There are so many arts-based groups in Esperance so there are always a range of projects underway to get involved in.

The Super Troupers Seniors Theatre Group are already busy rehearsing for their next production coming up in May.

The group is open to people over 55 and can be contacted through the Senior Citizen’s Centre on 9071 5121.

The Esperance Theatre Guild has also begun work on its next play, ‘According to Rumour’, opening on March 29th and running until April 13th at the Bijou Theatre.

Find out more about the Guild and the Theatre on the website ( or phone 0497 032 814.

Visit the Esperance Arts and Culture Trail website ( ) if you would like to know more about the wide variety of arts and cultural activities available in Esperance.

The Trail can also be found on Facebook.

For more information on upcoming events you can also contact Esperance Community Arts on 9072 1158, message us on Facebook, email us - or visit us at 67 Dempster street from 10am -2pm Tuesday – Friday.

You can also visit our website or find us on Instagram.

Jane Mulcock