Sunday, 20 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
 

 


Where Dance and Creativity Collide

PRESENTED BY WEST AUSTRALIAN BALLET AND THE KARRATHA YOUTH DANCE COLLECTIVE
 
In a dual showing, see two of West Australian Ballet’s world-class dancers perform alongside some of Karratha’s best young dancers at the Red Earth Arts Festival.
 
Celebrating their 70th year, see the dancers of your State Ballet Company in a beautiful duo from West Australian Ballet's acclaimed repertoire.  Plus, local talent will be on show as the Youth Dance Collective work in collaboration with West Australian Ballet’s Teaching Artists, to premiere a brand new work at the Festival!
 
If you know a young dancer that would love to take part in the creative Youth Dance Collective projects, follow West Australian Ballet on Facebook or Instagram.
  

Venue: Red Earth Arts Precinct Theatre 
When: Sunday 20 March 2022
Times: 11:00am 
Duration: 30 minutes
Ages: All ages
Cost: $10
 


 


Closing Night

Head along to the HeART hub and shake it with members of Soukouss Internationale for an authentic, fun and energetic introduction to Congolese soukouss dance. ‘Soukouss’, by the way, means ‘shake it’. It’s a bootyful thing. Natyalaya School of Dance then invite you to experience the magical world of the traditional Indian dance Bharatnatyam. Soukousse Internationale will then return to the stage to showcases the utter infectiousness of high-energy African song and dance. 

REAF2022 Closing Night is sponsored by Fortescue Metals Group.  
 
 

Venue: Red Earth Arts Precinct Amphitheatre  
When: Sunday 20 March 2022
Times: 6:00pm
Duration: 180 minutes
Ages: All ages 
Cost: FREE
 



Aesthetic Dance - Bharatnatyam

NATYALAYA SCHOOL OF DANCE

Join Natyalaya School of Dance to experience a magical world of the traditional Indian dance. Natyalaya envisions to preserve and promote the traditional Indian Art and Culture through introducing the aesthetic dance form Bharatnatyam. 

This project is sponsored by Fortescue Metals Group


 

Venue: Red Earth Arts Precinct Amphitheatre 
When: Sunday 20 March 2022
Times: 6:05pm
Duration: 20 minutes
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE
 


 


Soukouss Internationale

SOUKOUSS INTERNATIONALE
 
‘Lit’ is a word that is often used to describe the live music-and-dance experience that is Soukouss Internationale. 
 
It’s a simple term, but one that strangely evokes something of the multi-layered adventure of this nine-piece outfit that has captured audiences all over WA and compelled them to dance like they never have before. 
 
This multicultural collective of performers showcases the utter infectiousness of high-energy African song and dance. With members hailing from Mozambique, Cuba, Reunion Island, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Zambia, UK, Sierra Leone and Australia, it’s always an authentic, colourful and energetic show celebrating the iconic Congolese musical style known as ‘soukouss’. The guitar solos and percussive rhythms conspire to lift you to the air, while the seductive basslines make sure that your feet are kept dancing on the ground. The vocals and dancing, meanwhile, are pure joy. 
 
‘Soukouss’, by the way, means ‘shake it’. It’s a bootyful thing.
 
Lit-erally. 

This project is sponsored by Fortescue Metals Group

 
 
Venue: Red Earth Arts Precinct Amphitheatre 
When: Sunday 20 March 2022
Times: 8:00pm 
Duration: 60 minutes
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE 
 


Off Chops

YUCK CIRCUS 
 
Multi-award winning YUCK Circus are bringing Karratha a big night out. Expect a wild time reminiscent of the dance floor cardio you never knew you needed, and the 3am stagger home you couldn't avoid. Come along for a riot of comedy, high-flying acrobatics, and trashy dancing. 
Off Chops will take you back to the best (worst) night of your life. Inspired by favourite memories of the nights you can barely remember. Flashes of colour, laughter and stupid ideas. Where am I? Who is she kissing? Why is my spew pink? 
Drink plenty of water, it’s gonna get sweaty.
‘After watching YUCK Circus I was ready to draw on a moustache, climb a street pole and do a flip while sculling a beer.' ★★★★★ Weekend Notes
'Flight of the Conchords meets Cirque du Soleil' ★★★★★ The Stage UK
 
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Festivals Australia program
 

Venue: Red Earth Arts Precinct Studio Rooms 
When: Sunday 20 March 2022
Times: 8:20pm
Duration: 50 minutes
Ages: 18+ years
Cost: Adults $35 | Concession $25 | FOTT $30 | Groups 10+ $30 ea

Warnings: Mild nudity, coarse language, alcohol and smoking references
 

 



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
 


Chalk the Walk

BLB CREATIVE

You’re invited to join the artists of REAF by adding your very own splash of colour to the centre of the city! Enjoy the sights and sounds of the festival then mosey on over to the luscious grass area at the Quarter. Take your pick from an entire rainbow full of chalky goodness then connect and collaborate with your community. Will you hop, skip and jump? Or lend a smile through a kind message? The footpath is your canvas and the world is your oyster.
 

Venue: The Quarter Lawn 
When: Sunday 20 March 2022
Times: 8:00am
Duration: 120 minutes
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE 
 


 


Indian Dance Workshop

NATYALAYA SCHOOL OF DANCE
 
Indian Dance Workshop
 
This workshop is sponsored by Fortescue Metals Group

 
Venue: Red Earth Arts Precinct Studio Room 
When: Sunday 20 March 2022
Times: 9:00am
Duration: 50 minutes

Ages: All ages
Cost: $5
 

 



You Want to be a Writer?

KARRATHA WRITERS' GROUP
 
Get rid of those worries and nerves about writing.  Banish the thought, ‘I don’t know how to write’. You can, in fact, anyone can; and it does not have to be in English!
 
In this workshop you are asked to bring with you an idea for a story, poem, or other piece of creative writing. Our session will start with members of the Karratha Writers’ Group giving you the basics of turning your idea into written word. You will then have three hours to start the draft of your own unique piece of work before coming back together with a writer who will give feedback and, most of all, encouragement.
 
With your permission and after you have had the opportunity to polish your work, it can be exhibited on a City of Karratha’s Website.
 

Venue: Red Earth Arts Precinct READ Room 
When: Sunday 20 March 2022
Times: 11:00am
Duration: 360 minutes
Ages: 16+ years 
Cost: FREE
 

 


 


Dance Workshop

SOUKOUSS INTERNATIONALE 
 
Join the members of Soukouss Internationale for an authentic, fun and energetic introduction to Congolese soukouss dance. Facilitators Quentin Thony (La Reunion), Cynthia Chumba (Kenya) and Florence Nyambura (Kenya) will lead participants through a simple and fun choreography suitable for all the family.  ‘Soukouss’, by the way, means ‘shake it’. It’s a bootyful thing. 
 
This workshop is sponsored by Fortescue Metals Group

 

Venue: Red Earth Arts Precinct Amphitheatre 
When: Sunday 20 March 2022
Times: 6:45pm 
Duration: 60 minutes
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE