Once a year in Kalgoorlie Boulder, the Artgold committee create a jam-packed itinerary of arts & culture events, suprisingly of the 50 plus events, the majority are locally produced workshops, tours and exhibitions!
Who are Artgold? Comprised of a small committee with huge public support, this not for profit organisation is committed to supporting local artisans and creating for the people of the Goldfields, increased exposure to world class productions. We Love KB have a close relationship with this organisation and recognises the increase in economic activity when art is supported in our community.
You can view a copy of the entire Heart of Gold Festival program itinerary via their website and for now we’re going to share with you our top festival picks…
Cocktails and Crochet
Tuesday May 23, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, $40 includes cocktails and canapes
The popular ‘Yarn Bar’ is back at Fossick Handmade. Bring along a crochet, knitting or embroidery project to get stuck into (as well as two gold themed cocktails and nom nom canapes) Stock up at Sew Much Yarn! whilst in-store. Bookings essential via Eventbrite
@Kalgoorlie Town Hall
Wednesday May 24, 6pm – 6:50pm, $FREE
An interactive production based on the popular children’s book, Kookoo Kookaburra written by Queensland teacher Greg Driese. Visiting Kalgoorlie Boulder with support from Country Arts WA, this family friendly puppet show is free to attend. Please RSVP yourself a seat via this link.
Bush Blossom Gallery Open Day
@Bush Blossom Gallery
Thursday May 25, 10am – 4pm, $FREE
Retail therapy with a stunning visual twist. Bush Blossom Gallery is not just a display for local Aboriginal and contemporary artworks but is a hub for local artists to drop in, it’s a tourist information site regarding the history of Aboriginal artists in the Goldfields and under the guidance of curator Monika Dvorak, acts as a trusted agent on behalf of local artists.
The shop is bursting at the seams with painted artworks, prints, collectibles and accessories.
Science After Dark
@Black Crow Studios, 11 Boulder Road, Thursday May 25, 7pm
Who’s up for some lighthearted Science debate and activities? Reminiscent of Scitech, this hands-on workshop slash fun outing is sure to be fun. We’re going out of sheer curiosity which we think makes for a good scientist!
We’re also looking forward to seeing the collab mural on the wall of Black Crow Studio. Recently “thrown up” by local artists and visiting Heartwalk artist Elliott O’Donnell aka AskewOne.
Karlkurla Dreaming Trail
@Karlkurla Bushland Park, Friday May 25, 9am – 11:30am, $35 per adult
Karlkurla Bushland Park often features on the Heart of Gold Festival itinerary and this time the experience is set to inspire the bush tucker lover in you.
Grab your ticket from the Kalgoorlie Boulder Visitor Centre and join us as we discover locally available bush food, medicine and enjoy some billy tea and damper in the amazing surrounds of our biggest public park.
@14 Burt Street,Boulder, Sunday May 21 – Saturday May 27th, $FREE
A stunning collaborative approach from 14 local Kalgoorlie Boulder artists to create a pop-up exhibition worthy of a full time shop we thinks! Some of the featured artists have also played a role in Heartwalk and we’re stupidly proud of everyone who worked together to create this unique display.
Photography talent, live painting, woodturning, small gifts and big pics are all available for sale.
Yirra Yaakin: Boodjar Kaatijin
@Museum of the Goldfields, Saturday May, 10am & 12noon, $FREE
We’re about to embark on a wild adventure through dance and storytelling with the visiting production company, Yirra Yaakin. To be performed at the Museum of the Goldfields at both 10am and 12noon you will need to RSVP for yourself and your kids via the Museum’s website.
Click to watch the Yirra Yaakin promotional video below.
The Heart of Gold Chef’s Special
Trust us, if you’ve seen what is on the menu for this year’s Chef’s Special you’ll understand us when we say, “Food is Art”.
Kalgoorlie Boulder food venues are also encouraging support for our local arts & culture organisations and individuals by putting a bit of flair on their menus during the Heart of Gold Festival.
The entire list of participating venues are available inside the program here.
Follow along as we sample a big fat German hot dog from Zach Harry’s and salivate over the Salmon Tacos from Sai’s Copperbowl amongst other culinary delights and firm crowd favourites. The image above is of the Just A Little Cafe Raspberry Pancakes…pink perfection!
Heart of Gold Photo Competition
Hey, whilst you’re out and about enjoying the many events this week, be sure to share your pics for a chance to win $150 worth of vouchers to any Kalgoorlie Boulder business! Simply share and hashtag #HeartofGoldMoments on any platform, tag @artgold on your posts or email images to firstname.lastname@example.org to enter.
Please let us know in the comments below if you have already attended an event on the Heart of Gold Festival itinerary or what you are looking forward to before the week is out! #welovekb