The Masterpieces Art Competition and Exhibition

The Masterpieces Art Competition and Exhibition is an annual event at Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah in which local artists aged between 12 and 25 years of age are presented with an opportunity to have their artwork exhibited in a professional gallery.

Be delighted, challenged and intrigued by the annual Masterpieces Art Competition and Exhibition celebrating the creativity and insight of Mandurah’s emerging youth artists. Look out for practical art workshops leading into the exhibition specifically designed for young creatives.

Exhibition Opening: Friday 28 April, 6pm
Join us for the opening launch event with catering and live music and choose your own award winners prior to the judges announcing theirs!
Free event

Visit Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah Facebook Page for updates.

CASM Gallery open: Wed-Sun, 10am – 4pm


Artwork by GEODE MCDONNEL ‘The Seagrove Festival’


Peel Open Studios is an annual event that welcomes thousands of visitors from across Western Australia, as local visual artists and art collectives open the doors to their private studio spaces. Visitors are able to immerse themselves in a vibrant atmosphere, as they explore the creative process during this unique opportunity to see works of art in progress and learn about the artist.

Peel Open Studios 2023 will take place from 15 – 23 April 2023.

Peel Open Studios is a free event.

Download the event guide here or visit for more info.

Peel Open Studios: Origins ’23 exhibition
In partnership with Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

Featuring an eclectic collection of artworks, Origins ’23 provides a small taste of the diverse mediums and creative talent of artists participating in the Peel Open Studios 2023 event.

  • Where: ALCOA Mandurah Gallery, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
  • Exhibition dates: 31 March – 28 April
  • Opening night: 31 March, from 6 – 7 pm

The Groove Merchants: Tessie Overmyer Plays Thad Jones

Tessie Overmyer (NSW) features alongside WAYJO’s Wednesday Night Orchestra playing music of late great big band composer and band leader Thad Jones to celebrate the 100th anniversary of his birth.

Tessie Overmyer is a rising star in the Sydney jazz scene. A fiery young saxophonist with a maturity of playing well beyond her years. In 2020 and 2021, Tessie was selected to play lead alto in the Australian National Youth Jazz Orchestra and plays lead alto with the Sydney Conservatorium Jazz Orchestra.

Thad’s music combines the swingin’ foot tappin’ sensibility of the Count Basie band with the style and harmonic sophistication of Duke Ellington.

Book your tickets for a night of underground big band excitement in the Fishtrap Theatre!


On Friday 31st March, the Mandurah Comedy Club presents British-born, Aussie-bred Tattoo-artist turned comedian Jon Pinder.

This month’s show is the last Friday of the month due to the Good Friday closure on 7th April. Come along and see one of the funniest comics, supported by Nicole Shi (China), David Tuffley (Australia) and John Pinno (direct from Liverpool, UK). Throw in a special guest surprise MC and for only $30 you have the best value night out in the Peel region.

Book your tickets here.

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.
“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

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

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