Arts Season uncovers Vic Park’s hidden gems

Published on 19 February 2020

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In its fifth year, the Town of Victoria Park’s Arts Season has been carefully curated to offer a diverse celebration of creativity throughout March.

This year’s program features events, exhibitions, performances, workshops, tours, films and murals. It was designed to appeal to everyone within the Vic Park community, from art aficionados to those still discovering and developing their creative tastes.

Town of Victoria Park Mayor Karen Vernon said the 2020 Arts Season promises to open people’s minds to new experiences.

“This Arts Season offers so many different elements to previous years. Best of all, it’s predominantly presented by local community groups and artists, and most of the events are free,” Mayor Vernon said.

“We are thrilled to discover and work with so much creativity and talent, while also keeping the local focus that Vic Park prides itself on.”

Community group Vic Park Collective is hosting Park Flicks, a series of four thought-provoking documentaries, and the inaugural Vic Park Projection Festival. Featuring some of Perth’s premier projection artists, the festival repurposes the Albany Highway strip’s nooks and crannies into a live canvas.

“The Collective is delighted to be part of this year's Arts Season and to show off some of the urban art on and around Albany Highway,” said David Lindner, Chair of the Vic Park Collective.

“We're excited to see so many local groups and artists involved; what amazing talent we have in our hood.”

Local artists Jae Criddle and FRANK are creating murals in Carlisle and East Victoria Park respectively, with more hidden gems uncovered as part of street art walking tours in Victoria Park and East Victoria Park.

Mayor Vernon said it was very important for everyone to feel welcome and included at Arts Season.

“We have events for people of all ages, cultures, and abilities. These include the Mindfulness and Music performance, Guerrilla Grannies street art workshop for seniors, and East Victoria Park Primary School’s Twilight Multicultural Arts Fair,” she said.

Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror, promises a spectacular conclusion to this year’s program, with an original musical score performed live by Viola Dana to the silent film classic at Burswood Telethon Community Cinema.

“I encourage everyone to join us at Arts Season, and find time to enjoy an artistic diversion from everyday life,” Mayor Vernon said.

The Arts Season program is available online at victoriapark.wa.gov.au/arts2020