Arts Season proves popular with Vic Park community

Published on 06 April 2021

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The Town of Victoria Park Arts Season is proving to be a drawcard for the community, with extra events recently added to an already diverse and exciting program.

This year’s celebration now boasts more than 30 events, including visual art, workshops, walks, talks, music, film, craft and street art.

“As we put the social disconnection of 2020 behind us, we have curated a special program of thought-provoking and inspiring artistic and cultural experiences designed to connect people, places and ideas, showcasing the Town as a dynamic place for everyone,” said Mayor Karen Vernon.

Additional workshops run by Creative Soul Sessions have been included after two paint pouring classes sold out within days of the program being released. Three new ink art workshops on Monday 13 April, and a paint pouring session on Tuesday 14 April are expected to be just as popular.

There are plenty of workshops tapping into the community’s creativity, as well as an array of talented artists, musicians and storytellers in this year’s program.

Mayor Vernon said, “There has never been a better opportunity to immerse ourselves in artistic and cultural events happening on our doorstep.

“I’m keen to chill out at Mindfulness and Music, and I’d love to explore the recently reopened 115-year-old Alexandra Theatre on Albany Highway, while enjoying the work of local composers at The Fantastical Films of George Melies re-scored.”

Perth-based sculptor Abdul-Rahman Abdullah features this year. His exhibition, Everything is True, is on display at John Curtin Gallery, and is the largest ever assembly of his work.

The gallery has a range of events inspired by Everything is True for everyone from kids to art aficionados. Children’s creativity will be piqued with an artist talk and video workshop, and a music performance by Australian Baroque, a woodcarving workshop, and an academic talk will appeal to older fans of Abdullah’s work.

The Vic Park region is renowned for its vibrant street art, and this Arts Season includes an opportunity for young people aged 12 to 24 to learn from one of the best. Perth mural artist Sioux Tempestt will be on hand at Vic Park Centre for the Arts to help design a mural, which participants will have the opportunity to paint on a wall at Hawaiian’s Park Centre in May.

There will also be ‘secret’ street art popping up throughout the Town. Artist Hayley Welsh will unveil her newest mural during Arts Season, and there will be walking tours in Vic Park and East Vic Park revealing some of the Town’s hidden gems.

“Vic Park is already the liveliest place in the metropolitan area. Now there’s even more reason to visit us during Arts Season, proving yet again why the Town is a dynamic place for everyone,” said Mayor Vernon.

Vic Park Arts Season runs until Friday 30 April. Visit Arts Season 2021 for the full program.