Story

Travelling around Australia to capture real people in conversation, The Chin Wagon rolls into Karratha this March to record your stories. The Chin Wagon is a custom-built mobile recording studio which will be pulling up at various locations throughout the festival. Jump in and have a yarn with facilitator & comedian Andrea Gibbs (ABC & Barefaced Stories).

Your recorded conversation will go on to live amongst a rapidly growing collection of diverse voices from across the country, building an audio picture of Australian lives today. It might even make it into an audioscape of Pilbara Ponderings, which will be presented at the Red Earth Arts Precinct.

VENUE: Various
WHEN: FRI 12 - MON 15 March | Various Times
TICKETS: This is a free event!
AGE GROUP: Suitable for all ages
BOOKING: No booking required


Join expert Ngarluma and Yinjibarndi storyteller Clinton Walker on this 2 hour sunrise treat. Set to live music, this festival-only collaboration will give you a magical art experience, with stories you won’t find anywhere else in the world.

Taking place on the Yaburrara Trail you will discover petroglyphs (rock art) created by the Yaburrara (Northern Ngarluma) people. The ridge behind Karratha is rich with petroglyphs, dating back over 6,000 years and each one has its own story to tell. Concluding with a refreshing breakfast, this is without doubt the best way to start your day.

Medium fitness level required. (The Yaburrara Trail is a grade 4 walk)

LOCATION: Yaburrara Heritage Trail
WHEN: SAT 13, SUN 14, FRI 19 & SAT 20 March | 6 - 8am
TICKETS: $90 Child | $110 Concession | $130 Full
AGE GROUP: 10+ (Suggested)
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Born in Newcastle, NSW, and raised in Singapore, Victoria, and WA (including Karratha), and having travelled the world working as a barman, actor, street seller, petty criminal, labourer, exterminator, factory worker, gardener, clerk, travel agent, teacher and drug trial guinea pig, David Whish-Wilson definitely has a story to tell.

Author of seven novels and three creative non-fiction books, David is best known for his gripping and evocative historical narratives Old Scores, Line of Sight and Zero at the Bone, that dive into the seedy underbelly that haunts Perth’s past. This Author Talk is your chance to come and hear David ruminate on what makes his literary mind tick, and how this influences and drives his storytelling. Come and enjoy a drink while David takes you on an exploration into his writing process.

VENUE: The HeART 
WHEN: THURS 18 March | 7pm
TICKETS: This is a free event!
AGE GROUP: Suitable for all ages
BOOKING: No bookings required