Youth Artist In Residence

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


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

Paint & Sip

Grab a friend and meet some new ones with a glass of bubbles and paintbrush in hand. Pilbara Paint + Sip presents a entertaining evening at the friendliest venue in town, Lo’s Cafe. Enjoy a drink upon arrival and paint your very own picturesque Pilbara landscape. An option to pre-order unique Asian Fusion delights from the exclusive workshop menu. No more doubting yourself, purchase your ticket and let that creative ability you never knew you had flow.

Venue: Lo's Fusion Cafe
When: Friday 18 March 2022
Times: 6:00pm
Duration: 120 minutes
Ages: 18+ 
Cost: Adults $90


Chalk the Walk


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 - 10:00am
Duration: 120 minutes
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE