Stretch Arts Festival
Date: 01/05/2015 - 10/05/2015
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Categories: Arts & Culture
This year's Festival Weekend on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 May, offers a huge range of projects, events, performances, workshops, high quality arts and cultural experiences and learning opportunities. Join the delightful Owen Hinton as he hosts Festival Square, proudly presented by Act-Belong-Commit, where you can soak up the atmosphere, grab some delicious food, participate in a coffee appreciation session, attend a free workshop, join in the dance battle or listen to live music.
Sit back and relax to the eclectic sounds of Fox Cat Rabbit, Charlie Moon Meader, Darling, Mr Sims Quintet, Knot Work, Talia Hart and many more. Come and join the party with us!
• Mandurah Portrait + Landscape Prize Exhibition • Art Markets • Roving Circus and Stilt Walkers • Fresh & Healthy Food • Pop-Up Artisan Studio • Boardwalk Farmers Markets • REmida WA Workshops • Face Painting • Art Workshops • Comedy • Hot Shore Shuffle • Wearable Art Designer Corner • Andy Bull
In 2015, the Stretch Arts Festival is proud to host the inaugural Drift Installation Art Award, an exciting new event that will feature installation and sculptural works responding to the concept 'Belonging to Nature'. Works will explore environmental, philosophical and spiritual perspectives relating to our intrinsic connections to nature and linking the exhibition to the festival's overall theme of 'SPIRIT, LAND, PEOPLE'.
A bigger and better Big Draw is planned, to be held over the two days of the festival weekend. The Big Draw is the world's largest drawing event with many enjoyable drawing activities which connect people of all ages with galleries, outdoor spaces, artists, designers, illustrators - and each other. These events are for those who love to draw as well as those who think they cant! Look for the giant orange pencils and participate in FREE activities like children's body art, en plein air painting for adults, 'selfie' portraits, drawing in the air with ribbons and much more! Drawing like you have never seen it before. Come along and be a part of this worldwide project!
Check out the 2015 Stretch Arts Festival program for full details of all activities.