A rotating exhibition at the Museum of the Great Southern is displaying works of art from established Great Southern artists, showcasing stark nature landscapes and recycled works. Each week MIX Unplugged will exhibit works from different artists from the art collective. Albany artist Barbara Madden said the lack of theme for this year’s exhibition is a change to allow a different variety of artworks to be displayed. “Usually MIX has an annual exhibition on a theme and everybody works to the same theme and usually just exhibits one work,” she said. “But this time we thought we’d take these four rooms over a long period and allow people to have a room to themselves for a couple of weeks to show what they’re doing currently. “That’s why we’ve called it MIX Unplugged, because we’re no longer hooked into a specific theme.” Madden manipulates her photos through Photoshop to demonstrate and exaggerate the starkness of a landscape that is getting drier and hotter. “I wanted to show some of the images of the burnt trees after bushfires in the Stirlings and in the Great Western Woodlands towards Esperance,” Madden said. “It was a chance to experiment.” Lake Grace artist Kerrie Argent uses recycled materials to create metallic eye-catching art that she says has no theme but is just to display the process of recycling materials to create art. “Predominantly my work is recycled,” she said. “It’s not about anything, it’s just the fact that I actually enjoy the process. “When you’re recycling it’s a long process, I have to handle it about nine times before I actually start putting it onto the boards.” The exhibition runs until February 18 at the Museum of the Great Southern, Albany.