Thursday, 17 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
 

 


Jali 

OLIVER TWIST
Jali: noun: a historian, storyteller, praise singer, poet, or musician.
 
Oliver Twist: a charismatic comedian and performer refusing to be defined by his turbulent past.
 
In this one-person show that is as delicately told as it is captivating, Oliver uses his exceptional storytelling abilities to reflect on his time as a refugee and to unpack what his life looks like now.
 
After fleeing the Rwandan civil war at the age of four, Oliver spent his childhood in Malawi, first in a refugee camp, and later in the city where his mother and father started a small convenience store. After acceptance into the Australian government’s refugee intake, the family arrived in Ipswich in 2014 to begin a new life.
 
Using personal anecdotes, drama and humour as a powerful antidote to trauma JALI is a vibrant and emotional journey that patiently proves there is light at the end of the tunnel.
 
This performance is subject to a strict lockout, latecomers will not be admitted.
 
Presented by Perth Festival and City of Karratha. Perth Festival’s Touring WA program is made possible through the support of Minderoo Foundation.
 
     
 

Venue: Red Earth Arts Precinct  
When: Thursday 17 March 2022
Times: 6:30pm
Duration: 60 minutes
Ages: 15+ 
Cost: Adults $20 | Child $17 | Concession $17 | FOTT $20 | Family $60 | Group 10+ $17 ea 

Warnings: Parental guidance recommended, contains haze and smoke effects and references to violence.
 

 



Opening Night

Kick off your four days of arts and culture at Opening Night. 
 
MC Dean Misdale will host the official proceedings including Welcome to Country by Ngarluma Elder Jennifer Smith.
 
Juluwarlu and members of our community will display their creations from a series of workshops with spectacle puppetry artist Karen Hethey, inspired by the creation stories from Yindjibarndi culture.  You will then be thrilled by spectacular jazz sounds from the Libby Hammer Quintet.
 
Our festival hub The HeART will have a boutique selection of drinks to keep you cool, with snacks available and tasty food trucks will be onsite to satisfy your hunger.
 
     
 
Venue: Red Earth Arts Precinct Amphitheatre 
When: Thursday 17 March 2022
Times: 6:00pm 
Duration: 180 minutes
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE
 


Ngurra Nyujunggamu - When the World Went Soft 

JULUWARLU GROUP ABORIGINAL CORPORATION
 
Juluwarlu Group Aboriginal Corporation is currently creating a spectacular, large-scale outdoor performance that tells important creation stories from Yindjibarndi culture.  
 
As part of this broader project, community workshops have been held with local schools by Juluwarlu and spectacle puppetry artist Karen Hethey over the last few months. The outcomes of these puppet making, storytelling and performance workshops will be showcased as part of the Opening Night for REAF 2022.
 
This is an exciting prelude to Juluwarlu’s spectacular visual storytelling performance that will take place in a future City of Karratha event by members of the Yindjibarndi community from Roebourne. These creation stories will teach us important life lessons including the story of the Marrga, the powerful Creation Spirit, and lessons about looking after each other, about greed, and the consequences of breaking cultural laws.  These beautifully presented stories will be essential viewing for anyone who spends time in the Pilbara as the creation spirits have shaped and live in the waterways, the hills, rocks, plants, and the animals you see on Yindjibarndi Country today,  so keep your eye out for further announcements.  
 
Ngurra Nyujunggamu is being produced by Juluwarlu with support from the City of Karratha and Principal Partner Rio Tinto. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Festivals Australia program and has received support from the Australia Council for the Arts and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

 

Venue: Red Earth Arts Precinct Amphitheatre  
When: Thursday 17 March 2022
Times: 6:30pm
Duration: 
Ages: All ages 
Cost: FREE

Warnings: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander audiences are warned that there may be some elements that are culturally sensitive (including the depiction of creation spirits) which might not normally be used in certain public contexts. Some storytelling elements may scare very young children. Parental guidance is advised.
 



Life's a Drag

DEAN MISDALE
 
What do a global pandemic, tinder date from hell and a primary school cleaner have in common with a Drag Queen? Well, you're about to find out as Award Winning Star of Priscilla The Musical and Drag Sensation Dean Misdale takes you on a reality shaking behind the scenes look of what it really takes to be a QUEEN and survive life's twist and turns amongst the glamour filled world of DRAG…oh and a pandemic! 
 
"authenticity, humour, and humility" ★★★★½ Fringefeed, 2021
 
Dean is a multi-award winning artist having won Entertainer of the Year at the 2019 Proud Awards and most recently winning the weekly award for Best Cabaret Show at Fringe World 2021. Dean also starred alongside Australia Idol Winner Casey Donovan in the 2020 production of We Will Rock You The Musical at Crown Theatre and most recently Priscilla The Musical.
 
Venue: Red Earth Arts Precinct The Shelf  
When: Thursday 17 March 2022
Times: 9:00pm
Duration: 60 minutes
Ages: 15+ 
Cost: Adults $20 | Child $15 | Concession $17 | FOTT $17 | Family $70 | Groups 10+ $17 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
 


Circus Feast Workshop for Kids

THEATRE KIMBERLEY'S GEORGIA & WILL  
 

Hey! There’s a FREE Kids Circus Class coming to you! Come down to Dampier Community Hall for some acrobatic fuelled fun this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss. Theatre Kimberley Broome’s own Internationally-touring performers are travelling to the Pilbara with an after-school class just for ages 7-12. Acrobatics, hand balancing, hula hoops, games, and all things circus, this class is perfect for any beginner, and can be advanced enough to upskill those who want to work on something special. 

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

 

VenueDampier Community Hall  
When: Monday 14 March 2022 - Friday 18 March 2022 (one workshop per day)  
Times: 3:30pm  
Duration: 60 minutes
Capacity: 30 people

Ages: 7-12 years
Cost: FREE
 



Circus Feast Workshop for Teens

THEATRE KIMBERLEY'S GEORGIA & WILL  
 

Hey! There’s a FREE Teen Circus Class coming to you! Whether you’re a gymnast, dancer, footy player, drama kid, or just keen to give it a go- this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss. Theatre Kimberley Broome’s own Internationally-touring performers are coming to Dampier Community Hall with an after-school class just for ages 13-17. Acrobatics, hand balancing, hula hoops, performance, and all things circus, this class is perfect for any beginner, and can be advanced enough to upskill those who want to work on something special. Get on it!

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

 

VenueDampier Community Hall  
When: Monday 14 March 2022 | Wednesday 16 March 2022 | Friday 18 March 2022
Times: 5:00pm 
Duration: 60 minutes
Capacity: 30 people

Ages: 13-17 years
Cost: FREE
 



Circus Feast Workshop for Adults

THEATRE KIMBERLEY'S GEORGIA & WILL  
 

We’re talking acrobatics, handstands, juggling, hula hoops, and all things circus. Focused on flexibility, strength, and a having a proper good time, come down to the Dampier Community Hall for Adult Circus Classes! These workshops are perfect for those who don’t often get out and stretch their body, and advanced enough for those who want to chuck the splits on the Evolution dance floor (without busting a hammy).

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

 

VenueDampier Community Hall  
When: Tuesday 15 March 2022 | Thursday 17 March 2022  
Times: 5:00pm 
Duration: 60 minutes
Capacity: 30 people

Ages: 18+ 
Cost: FREE
 



Star Down Under

IF FOUNDATION

Schools are invited to join IF Foundation Peer Actorvists as they deliver theatrical presentations which directly address social issues which are honest, real, and relevant to students.  Developed BY teens and tweens FOR teens and tweens, each performance includes IN-CHARACTER facilitated discussions in which students speak directly to the characters to ask questions to understand the characters’ situation, gain knowledge, offer their own ideas and solution, and be advised of resources available within the City of Karratha.
 
This project is a collaboration with IF Foundation, STAR Theatre for Social Change NYC, and Headspace Pilbara. Sessions are available for up to 30 participants and are appropriate for students in Year 5 through 12. Sessions can be catered to the age and needs of your students. Available topics include Bullying, Mental Health, Crushes, Consent, School Pressures, and LGBTQIA+. Excursion booking requests will be on a first come first serve basis. 
 
This project is a collaboration with IF Foundation, STAR Theatre for Social Change NYC and Headspace Pilbara.
 

Venue: Red Earth Arts Precinct  
When: Thursday 17 & Friday 18 March 2022
Times: 9:30am | 11:30am | 12:30pm
Duration: 75 minutes
Ages: School ages
Cost: FREE