Australia Day Celebration Pinjarra 2023

The 2023 Australia Day Celebration hosted by the Shire of Murray at the Edenvale Heritage Precinct, is back on Thursday, January 23 from 7:30am to 10:00am.

The Shire President will present the Citizenship Ceremony and Citizen of the Year awards from 8:30am to 9:30am.

With live entertainment, free face painting and markets hosted by the Pinjarra Markets, there is bound to be something for everyone! Along with the famous Lions Club breakfast commencing at 7:30am. Adults $7.00 and kids eat free!

Life on Land’s Edge | The Bowerbird Collective in Concert

From the creators of Where Song Began ( Limelight Magazine) & Songs of Disappearance (#2 on the ARIA Charts), this performance will take you on an epic journey alongside migratory birds as they connect continents and cultures. A cinematic concert experience, Life on Land’s Edge draws on art, science, and music from across the ages. Spectacular footage and soundscapes set the scene for two of Australia’s most adventurous musicians. Be immersed in one of nature’s greatest stories.
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“Spectacular… There isn’t enough space to provide adequate praise” – Limelight Magazine
“It moved me to tears… I left feeling I had been sung to by the country” – Audience member
“…a work of art… a transfixing soundscape” – Sounds Like Sydney
Winner: 2022 Independent Arts Foundation Award for Innovation
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About the performers: Simone Slattery (violin/vocals, PhD, Churchill Fellow) and Anthony Albrecht (cello, The Juilliard School) are internationally renowned musicians, specializing on both period and modern instruments, and founded the Bowerbird Collective in 2017 to make art for nature.

The 60-minute performance is followed by a Q&A.
For more information visit www.bowerbirdcollective.org

Concert Program:
Simone Slattery – Invisible Connections (2020)*
Philip Glass – Opening (1981)
Anne Cawrse – Sanctuary (2021)*
Chris Williams – (Codex) on the Flight of Birds (2021)*
Corrina Bonshek – Far Eastern Curlew Lament (2021)*
Corrina Bonshek – Between Sea and Sky (excerpt, 2022)*
Anne Cawrse – Ruddy Turnstone (excerpt, 2021)*
Dai Fujikura – Star Compass (2020)
Gambirra Illume – Wind Birds (2022)*
Vivaldi – Violin Concerto “per Chiareta” in B flat major RV 372a, Andante (c.1720)
Simone Slattery – The Godwit and Curlew (2020)*
* New Commission

Summer Bonsai 2023

Mandurah Bonsai Club Inc would like to invite you to “Summer Bonsai 2023” on 13th – 15th January 2023.

We hope that you may be joining us at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre to view a delightful showing of locally sculptured bonsai trees.

You will see a wide selection of both styles and species of trees including Australian native trees. Members of Mandurah Bonsai Club will be present to help guide you through the display and you may even be talking to the person who sculptured the tree you are viewing.

Workshops will occur during the day in which please feel to ask a question, either in general or specifically about one of your trees. You are welcome to bring your tree along as an aide to assist in answering your questions.

There will be a club sales table and some raffles to tempt you.

We hope to see yourself along with your family.

Proudly Supported by Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

Backstories – Falcon

Backstories is a multi-sited storytelling festival located in the suburbs of Western Australia. Spend a lazy afternoon with friends and family in the comfort of your neighbour’s backyard to listen to two trained storytellers. Pack a picnic, bring something to sit on, and put your mingling hat on – it’s going to be a rippa arvo!

Featuring storytellers Min Sheen Tan and Nisha D’cruz, with music by Nasman Donovan, and facilitated by Ruby Spinning.

Moving Memories

Moving Memories is inspired by the places and reasons we meet, network, gather, socialise and have fun.

About the Event

Moving Memories is inspired by the places and reasons we meet, network, gather, socialise and have fun. Exploring themes of connection, heritage and celebration, the immersive experience will take participants on a journey through time. Be transported back to Mandurah in 1955, when locals and visitors would meet to dance the night away at the Sontoy Ballroom. Reflect and reminisce about the last time you found yourself on a dance floor, and memories shared with family and friends.

The event will feature pop-up, live performance elements, accompanied by a locally produced, live-streamed audio, sharing stories from Mandurah’s local community.

Performance times: Sunday, 16 October from 10am, 12pm & 3pm

Meeting location: Sontoy Ballroom Arcade, 14-20 Mandurah Terrace

Free event – bookings are essential.

Accessibility

Moving Memories is an immersive event that will require some walking, and will take place partially in an outdoor area. All areas included within the tour are wheelchair accessible. Seating may be limited and participation in the event will include standing and walking for an extended time period.

If you have any questions regarding tour accessibility, please contact the Arts & Culture department at artsculture@mandurah.wa.gov.au or (08) 9550 3883.

Moving Memories is presented as part of Mandurah Arts Festival 2022. Immerse yourself in all things arts and culture – 14 – 16 October 2022.

Mandurah Arts Festival

Immerse yourself in our things arts and culture this October!

Taking place over three days and located on Mandurah’s revitalised Eastern Foreshore, the festival brings together a variety of cultural, workshops, entertainment and FREE activities that the whole community will enjoy.

Expect to see music, theatre, dance performances, multicultural celebrations, arts workshops, and visual art exhibitions showcasing Mandurah’s creative talent, across a variety of artforms.

Check out the Mandurah Arts Festival 2022 program of events and workshops here! 

Wearable Art Mandurah In the Fold Exhibition 2022

Wearable Art Mandurah proudly presents intricate and delicate works of paper wearable art at In the Fold: Paper Category Exhibition, coinciding with the Wearable Art Showcase and Mandurah Arts Festival. Get up close and explore the incredible skill and craftsmanship in these six garments, all created from 90% paper materials by local, interstate and international designers from the 2022 Wearable Art Mandurah competition.

Exhibition Dates: 15 October – 18 November
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm (call the venue for weekend opening hours)

Wearable Art Mandurah is proud to be part of the Mandurah Arts Festival 2022 program of events. Visit mandurahartsfestival.com.au

Wearable Art Mandurah Accessible Showcase

The Wearable Art Mandurah showcase returns to dazzle audiences with a new stage performance, incorporating music, theatre and laughter, creating an unforgettable experience!

This year’s much anticipated event, the Showcase presents the finest wearable art from across Australia and overseas through a highly entertaining stage performance at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre. Sunday’s matinee is a family-friendly, inclusive theatrical experience.

The adapted performance is designed for people and families wanting the entertainment of the Wearable Mandurah Showcase in a more casual environment. Accessibility elements include softened technical effects, audio description and a tactile tour for people with low-vision, and an Auslan interpreter.

Adult Ticket : $40

Concession Ticket: $30

Child Ticket: $20

 

 

Wearable Art Mandurah Showcase and Awards Night

The Wearable Art Mandurah showcase returns to dazzle audiences with a new stage performance, incorporating music, theatre and laughter, creating an unforgettable experience!

This year’s much anticipated event, the Showcase presents the finest wearable art from across Australia and overseas through a highly entertaining stage performance at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre. Saturday’s performance is your opportunity to see this theatrical extravaganza in all its glory, including the announcement of the competition winners.

Adult Tickets: $50

Concession Tickets: $35

Children Tickets: $25

Photo by: Stephen Heath Photography