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Walyalup Artist in Residence Sharon Calgaret

Meet and see local Nyoongar Artist, Sharon Calgaret in action at the Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre. Sharon creates beautiful artwork on canvas, pots and anything else she can get her hands on, using a mix of traditional and contemporary painting techniques. Sharon is the Artist in Residence at the Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre on February 12, 20 and March 3, 10, 26, 27.

Sunday Music | Papaya Tree

NSW youngsters Papaya Tree have created a sound that’s an eclectic mix of reggae, rock, funk and jazz. Sunday Music is FAC’s free weekly live music program. Enjoy the best local and touring bands every weekend in the beautiful setting of FAC’s Front Garden. Bring a rug and picnic to this family friendly event, or enjoy wood fired pizzas and drinks from our bar. Some chairs provided.

Young Writers Development Program

If you’re a keen writer aged 8-14 this program will stretch and challenge your imagination as well as giving you tips on perfecting your style, editing your work and improving the flow of your story. Our program offers support, motivation and guidance from award winning author, Deb Fitzpatrick, as well as your fellow writers within the group. The aim is for each writer to submit a 700-word piece for publication by the end of the program.

Nyoongar Nature Painting

Capture the vibrancy of nature in the palm of your hand in a stunning painting class at the Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre. The Nyoongar Nature Painting class is facilitated by Nyoonger Bibbulman Artist Esther (Kickett) McDowell and runs for 4 weeks through March. Materials supplied. Please bring any found objects that inspire you. The 4 week course is from 12-2pm on the following dates: Thursday 7 MarchThursday 14 MarchThursday 21 MarchThursday 28 March

Ian Moss

Respected as one of Australia’s iconic musicians, Ian Moss delivers an unforgettable sound. While primarily recognised as an axeman of tenacity and sweet melodic sensibility, Ian’s distinctive vocal is the essential signature of his soulful, bluesy muse – as it has been since his first tentative foray into music during the early 1970s. Born and raised in Alice Springs, Ian started playing guitar in local teenage bands but moved to Adelaide after failing one of his high school years, planning to repeat in the big city. Fate intervened when he answered an advertisement for a guitarist in a shop window…

Dont Judge A Book By Its Cover Living Library

Borrow a human library book each week in March at the Walyalup Aboriginal Cultural Centre and hear some of the most fascinating, heart wrenching, challenging, personal stories with a focus on Aboriginal issues and culture. Take the opportunity to ask any questions you may have and prepare to come away forever changed. Topics range from Aboriginal justice, health, military involvement, family, language, the arts, history and so much more... 

Sunday Music | Archer

Mysterious Australian troubadour Archer (VIC) harks back to a bygone era. His bush ballads and curious road tales are delivered with rakish charm and dirt under the fingernails. Archer will be joined by a one-off WA folk supergroup. Sunday Music is FAC’s free weekly live music program. Enjoy the best local and touring bands every weekend in the beautiful setting of FAC’s Front Garden. Bring a rug and picnic to this family friendly event, or enjoy wood fired pizzas and drinks from our bar. Some chairs provided.

Sunday Music | Grevious Bodily Calm

Instrumental jazz experimentalists Grievous Bodily Calm (WA) are a group of skilled musicians from various backgrounds who have come together to create melodic, improvised music with hip-hop and electro influenced beats. Sunday Music is FAC’s free weekly live music program. Enjoy the best local and touring bands every weekend in the beautiful setting of FAC’s Front Garden. Bring a rug and picnic to this family friendly event, or enjoy wood fired pizzas and drinks from our bar. Some chairs provided.

Defying Gravity Under the Stars

WAAPA’s beloved percussion ensemble returns to FAC for another magical night of music under the stars. Percussion virtuosi Callum Moncrieff (VIC) and Pavan Kumar Hari (WA) lead the skilled group in a repertoire covering ancient and modern percussion masterworks. Peter Sculthorpe’s How the Stars were Made fills the air with energy and rhythm, Hari’s own A Little Touch of India reveals a dazzling world of sound and action, and Astor Piazzolla’s Tango Suite brings the magic of Latin American dance to life. Join us for an unforgettable evening of rapturous, energetic percussion.

Sunday Music | Riley Pearce + Grace Armstrong

Perth alt-folk star Riley Pearce’s chilled coastal vibes and reflective songwriting have garnered him a huge legion of fans worldwide. Riley and his band are joined by songwriter extraordinaire Grace Armstrong (WA) in duo mode. Sunday Music is FAC’s free weekly live music program.Enjoy the best local and touring bands every weekend in the beautiful setting of FAC’s Front Garden. Bring a rug and picnic to this family friendly event, or enjoy wood fired pizzas and drinks from our bar. Some chairs provided.

Make Your Own Woven Wall Hanging with Sunday Weaves

Create a beautiful woven wall hanging for your home on a simple handloom.  Learn about the weaving process and various simple techniques. Define your colour palette, incorporating natural and recycled fibres into your design. This class is suitable for those with no experience weaving, to those with an intermediate level understanding who want to expand their knowledge. Each participant will take home their own wooden handloom.  All tools, materials and morning tea will be provided. Dates and times:Sunday 27th of January, 10am - 2:30pm Saturday 6th of April, 10am - 2:30pm About Phoebe: Phoebe Phillips was introduced to weaving by her mother who led…

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Fat Freddy's Drop

Widely wowed as one of the best live experiences in the world, perennial soul shakers NZ’s Fat Freddy's Drop are making a long awaited return to Australia in March 2019. The band’s first Headline Australian Tour since 2016 comes hot on the heels of the release of new single Trickle Down an electronic-driven reaction to global economic theory, a voice of hope for those still “waitin for the rain to fall”. The single shot to #1 on the NZ Top 20- Hot Singles Chart and is a tantalising taste of a new album in the making from the band that’s…

Revealed: WA Aboriginal Art Market

The Revealed WA Aboriginal Art Market has quickly become one of the must-attend events on the Perth art calendar. This is the only day of the year that Perth art lovers can buy original, affordable works by Aboriginal artists from all over the state in one place. The one-day market features stalls from regional Aboriginal art centes and independent Aboriginal artists, with many traveling huge distances from remote parts of WA to take part. Works start from as little as $50 and all profits from sales return to the artists and art centres. There will be a great range of…

Amy Shark

After taking over the airways, charts and our hearts for almost all of 2018, Australia’s reigning queen of pop Amy Shark will captivate WA fans when she takes to FAC’s South Lawn stage on Sat 4 May. Hear tracks from her debut, award-winning album Love Monster, which took out four ARIA awards last year including Album of the Year, Best Female Artist, Best Pop Release and Best Producer. Amy Shark will be supported by special guests Slowly Slowly and Erthlings.

Make Your Own Ceramic Mugs with Sarana Haeata

Learn to hand build and glaze your very own ceramic mugs with artist Sarana Haeata across two-weekend sessions. In the first session, students will learn a slab technique to create the unique shape of their mugs. By the end of this session each student will have at least four cups ready for firing. In the second session, Sarana will guide the group through glazing techniques that will best achieve each participant’s individual design. Collect your mugs from Stackwood the following week ready for you to sip your morning coffee out of. This skill is easily transferable to your home space so you can keep…

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Aboriginart Indigenous Fine Art Gallery

Aboriginart specialises in ethically sourced indigenous paintings from the Central & Western Desert regions. These amazing contemporary pieces have been created by some of the most collectable artists in Australia today whose work has been extensively exhibited and collected both privately and publicly all over the world including many in the National Gallery in Canberra. These internationally revered artists include Kathleen Petyarre, Judy Watson Napangardi, Kudditji Kngwarreye, Mitjili Napurrula, Gloria Petyarre, and the late greats Minnie Pwerle, Dorothy Napangardi, Makinti Napanangka and Ningura Napurrula. We have a stunning range of diverse designs and sizes suitable for any domestic or corporate…

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