Saturday, 19 March 2022

 


BLOOM - EMERGING BEAUTY

VARIOUS YOUNG ARTISTS
 
A fresh exploration of youthful growth and contemplative creativity featuring emerging artists  Sage Casey, Indee Iris, Simona Krstic, Ryan Naga and Sofi Twaddle.  This showcase encompasses blossoming vitality in many expressive forms, including graphite on paper, ceramics, graphic design and painting. An exciting collection of highly resolved bodies of work, Bloom gifts the viewer an insight into the imaginative processes of young people during the very complex world and times in which we live. In their commitment to artistic development, each artwork encapsulates youthful investigation into a range of subjects from the ubiquitous, the significant and the self, resulting in tangible records of resilience and sustained growth.
 
Viewers can expect a feast for their eyes whilst we witness these young artists Bloom.
 

 

Venue: Red Earth Arts Precinct Foyer 
When: Wednesday 16 March 2022 (Opening) | Thursday 17 March 2022 - Saturday 8 May 2022
Times: 6:00pm (Opening) 
Duration: 90 minutes (Opening) 
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE
 



Bringing the Written Word to Life

FLY BROWN IMPROV & KARRATHA WRITERS' GROUP

Looking for something entertaining and perhaps hilarious? This session will expose the best of the art of Improv Performance by members of Karratha’s Fly Blown Troupe. While Karratha Writer’s Group members read excerpts from their own work or others, the Fly Blown Troupe will act out what is being said.
 
Performers will not know anything more than the audience before they are challenged to keep up and convert the spoken word into actions in time and space.
The consequences could be anything!
 
Venue: Red Earth Arts Precinct Amphitheatre 
When: Thursday 17 March 2022
Times: 6:00pm
Duration: 30 minutes
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE
 


Silent Storytime 

KARRATHA LIBRARY

A unique opportunity for children (and adults) to participate in this fun and free interactive session! Silent StoryTime (and songs) will ignite your senses and spark imagination, curiosity and creativity! Children will have the opportunity to rove the library, curl up in a comfy beanbag or complete mindful crafts, all whilst listening to stories and songs using headsets. Listen along with others or escape into your imagination. With multiple channels available, there will be something for everyone to enjoy!
 

Venue: Karratha Library  
When: Saturday 19 March 2022
Times: 9:00am
Duration: 120 minutes
Ages: All ages. Recommended for 4-10 years
Cost: FREE

 



Crazy Hat Day 

LIBBY HAMMER
 
Crazy Hat Day is an award-winning, interactive and educational music concert for kids featuring the original music of West Australian jazz singer Libby Hammer. Libby gives a delightful and entertaining introduction to the world of music through songs written especially for Aussie kids. While exploring the sounds of funk, pop, blues, country and jazz with Libby’s fantastic band, there are plenty of opportunities for kids to contribute by sharing their experiences and feelings, to sing and dance along. Bring your best singing voice, your dancing shoes and a crazy hat, and come help Libby and the band celebrate music, creativity, imagination and life! Crazy Hat Day was awarded the Fringe World Festival 2017 WA Children’s Event Award. 

Venue: Red Earth Arts Precinct Theatre 
When: Saturday 19 March 2022
Times: 11:00am
Duration: 60 minutes
Ages: Recommended 3+ years
Cost: $17 

 


 

 



Jazz Workshop

LIBBY HAMMER

The Libby Hammer Quintet will lead a relaxed and friendly Q&A-style workshop to answer participants' questions about jazz music. Kicking off with a short performance from the band, participants will be treated to explanations of the role of each instrument (Libby’s band contains a singer, saxophone, piano, double bass and drums) and how they relate to each other on the bandstand as well as important jazz concepts like swing and improvisation. Participants are invited to bring their instruments (piano and drums will be provided) and the afternoon will finish off with a jam session. Everyone is welcome - from the curious music lover who just wants to listen - to the advanced improviser who is raring to show off their chops! Come and delve into the workings of the jazz art form with the Libby Hammer Quintet.

 

Venue: Red Earth Arts Precinct Theatre 
When: Saturday 19 March 2022
Times: 3:00pm
Duration: 60 minutes
Ages: 12+ years
Cost: $15
 

 



Stories to Stages

BLACK SWAN STATE THEATRE COMPANY OF WA 

Over the course of 2019 the one-act play Lesson in the Art of Butterfly was written by award-winning and acclaimed WA playwright Hellie Turner. In 2020 when thrown into Covid lockdown Black Swan State Theatre Company produced the work for screen and performed the work online as part of a series of one-act plays called Unsung Heroes.
 
Join Hellie Turner for an intimate reading and Q&A about the story that made headline news around Australia, of a courageous doctor risking all to shine a light on the right to choose to die with dignity.

A ‘reading’ is a simple, raw and direct way to experience a script; whether an aspiring writer, director or actor looking for creative motivation or an audience member seeking the simple pleasure of excellent storytelling, the Lesson in the Art of Butterfly, together with Hellie’s remarkable creative insights, will leave you moved and inspired.
 
HELLIE TURNER
 
Hellie is a prolific, veteran playwright/director with numerous awards and production credits to her name. She has written for all sectors of theatre. As resident playwright for kompany M, professional WA theatre ensemble 2005-2010, her work attracted a number of tours. She teaches the craft of playwriting and works as a dramaturg / script assessor. Hellie mentors new and emerging playwrights, having worked with new writers from Yirra Yaakin Theatre (WA) for the past decade.
 
Her produced plays include BENCH 2003, BILLY WINDLOCK 2006 [Maj Monologue winner], SARDINES 2006, The GUN 2007, LUV STRUK 2008, JEEPERS CREEPERS 2008, BONE DRY 2009 [Premiers Book Award nomination], ROADTRAIN 2010, ANYTOWN 2011 [Premiers Book Award nomination & PAWA nomination], MAD FRED - the musical 2014, The DREAMING HILL 2015 [AWGIE nomination], PROJECT XAN 2016 [PAWA nomination], SELF PORTRAIT MASTURBATING 2017, The LIGHTHOUSE GIRL 2017, LESSON in the ART OF BUTTERFLY 2020 (Unsung Heroes - digital).
 
Hellie won the WA Premiers Book Award [for script] in 2003 for BENCH, and in 2006 for SARDINES. She was also a 2010 Richard Burton Award winner for her script The TIME of TEXAS WALL … now adapted into a novel.

 

Venue: Red Earth Arts Precinct READ Room 
When: Saturday 19 March 2022
Times: 4:00pm
Duration: 60 minutes
Ages: All ages  
Cost: FREE
 

 



Baddies on Broadway

CREATIVE COLLECTIVE 
 
Join the Creative Collective as they bring a slice of big city piano bar life to Karratha.  Come soak in the atmosphere for a night out as local artists done their laciest get ups and sing their souls off.  
 
Baddies on Broadway is an 18+ musical cabaret extravaganza exploring the strong, powerful, slightly naughty, and misunderstood characters from the Broadway Cannon. No ingenues here! Featuring an abundance of local vocal and musical talent, this decadent musical delight will give audiences a taste of the decadent, ‘darker’ side of Broadway. Featuring songs from characters such as Velma Kelly of Chicago, Lola of Damn Yankees and Sally Bowles of Cabaret. Encouraging audiences to dress up, enjoy a tipple and be tickled by the tunes. This classy cabaret is a little naughty and a lot of fun, an experience rare to Karratha and not to be missed.
 

Venue: Red Earth Arts Precinct Theatre 
When: Saturday 19 March 2022
Times: 6:00pm
Duration: 60 minutes
Ages: 18+  
Cost: Adults $20 | Concession $15 | FOTT $15 | Groups 10+ $15 ea 
 

 


 


Circus Feast

WA CIRCUS STARS 
 
Roll up, roll up! This vibrant circus spectacular wil be a feast for all of the senses. You'll see local talent on show with FX Performance's acro team kicking things off. Theatre Kimberley's Circus Feast Artists in Residence Georgia Deguara and Will Tredennick will reveal the talent (all ages) they've discovered during their week in Dampier.  Natural Wings will present Candy Girls on stage and get aerial with Solo Flight. Hands Some Feet will talk the tight rope and the team from Head Over Heels will present roving acts. Then with great silliness, Will Tredinnick returns with his off-beat style of home-pickled physical comedy. Come for the laughs (and then also stay for the laughs). 
 
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Festivals Australia program
 

Venue: Red Earth Arts Precinct Amphitheatre 
When: Saturday 19 March 2022
Times: 6:00pm 
Duration: 180 minutes
Ages: All ages 
Cost: FREE
 


 


Pickled Sink

WILL TREDINNICK
 

Take heart knowing that there's someone willing to be weird so you don't have to.

From the guy that brought you that show you might have seen a couple of years ago, comes a new show that no-one has seen yet!

With great silliness, Will Tredinnick returns with his off-beat style of home-pickled physical comedy. Come for the laughs (and then also stay for the laughs) brought on by this multi award-winning mind.

Leave your troubles at the door and dunk your toes into this unorthodox solution of absurdity.

 
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Festivals Australia program
 

Venue: Red Earth Arts Precinct Amphitheatre 
When: Saturday 19 March 2022 
Times: 8:00pm
Duration: 50 minutes
Ages: 12+ 
Cost: FREE
 


 


Acid Pony

TIJUANA CARTEL
 
Gold Coast-based electronic-dance outfit Tijuana Cartel real works from their exuberant new record ‘Acid Pony’, produced by band members Carey O’Sullivan and Paul George. Acid Pony is seven tracks of mind-altering guitar-driven indie music that explores a myriad of concepts and genre elements, while spotlighting the components that have come to define Tijuana Cartel’s sound. Opening track ‘Sufi’ introduces the listener to five minutes of instrumental virtuosity, with reverberated riffs permeating the track’s spectral atmosphere. This leads into the second track ‘Minimal Stuffing’, which continues with a similar aesthetic, allowing intricate acoustic guitars and sweeping electronics to create a sense of vividness. To support the release, Tijuana Cartel will be embarking on a monumental album tour, appearing in multiple capital cities and regional Australian towns. This continues on from previous persistent touring schedules, performing internationally, numerous sold-out headline tours and appearances at prominent festivals. Singles off ‘Acid Pony’ have been widely embraced by the likes of Australian radio stations triple j, triple j Unearthed, Double J, 3RRR, 2SER, Radio Adelaide, 4ZZZ, and RTR FM. They’ve also received support from tastemaker blogs Clash Magazine (UK), Indie Shuffle (ZAF), This Song Is Sick (USA), Pilerats, Acid Stag, The Music, Forte Mag, AAA Backstage and Something You Said.
 
Venue: Red Earth Arts Precinct Amphitheatre 
When: Saturday 19 March 2022
Times: 9:15pm (gates open 5:30pm) 
Duration: 90 minutes
Ages: 15+ 
Cost: Adults $30 | Child $17 | Concession $17 | FOTT $25 | Family $80 | Group 10+ $25 ea 
 

 


Youth Artist In Residence

RYAN NAGA
 
We're proud to introduce Perth-based Malaysian Chinese visual artist Ryan Naga as our Youth Artist in Residence. Ryan is trained in Western art, Chinese calligraphy and Chinese traditional brush painting.  He works primarily in graphite on paper. Ryan will work in a pop-up art studio at Karratha City Shopping Centre during his two weeks in Karratha. His studio will be open to public in the afternoon and he invites you in to find out more about his work. He's also planning to present daily urban sketching workshops.  Ryan's work will feature in the REAF exhibition Bloom - Emerging Beauty. 
 

 
Venue: Karratha City Shopping Centre  
When: Monday 7 March 2022 - Sunday 20 March 2022
Times: 10:00am - 5:00pm | Studio opens 2:00pm - 5:00pm 
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE
 


Youth Artist In Residence

KARRAK GREGORY
 
Wickham will host Youth Artist in Residence Karrak Gregory from Bunbury who is into acting, film and music production. During his residency he aims to digitally produce a set of songs which he will then perform as DJ at The HeART. He is keen to talk to other young musicians while here, so make sure you check in to his studio during opening hours. 
 

 
Venue: Wickham Community Hub  
When: Monday 7 March 2022 - Sunday 20 March 2022 (closed Sunday's) 
Times: 10:30am - 5:30pm
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE