23rd February 2017
Participate, support and get involved with the Kalgoorlie Boulder Arts Scene!
Kalgoorlie Boulder is more traditionally recognised for being an outback WA city with a focus on mining… but did you know there’s also a strong arts scene?
Whether you want to showcase your art, develop your artistic abilities or prefer being a part of the audience this article will point you in the right direction. Weekends be warned – you’re about to get busy!
Goldfields Arts Centre Gallery Exhibit – Bedazzle
Three WA artists were asked in 2015 to go out and capture images of ghost towns in Western Australia. Unsurprisingly their travels took them through KB and into the Northern Goldfields.
Opening on March 3rd, this collaborative exhibition from Thea Costantino, Rebecca Dagnall, and Tarryn Gill is bound to show you things you recognise from living in regional WA – and offers a new perspective too.
Curator & artist talks on Sunday March 5th – sign up to the GAC Gallery Newsletter to get your invite.35 Cheetham Street T: 08 9021 0999
The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee
Not every event in this series requires you to get your hands dirty… you can also relax and enjoy the arts from the comfort of your chair (or bean bag, that’s explained on the next page)
The Goldfields Repertory Club’s latest production will have you in fits of laughter.
Enjoy the comedic ‘The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee’ from Feb 24th through to March 10th. Book tickets here
p.s: There’s a licensed bar on site.
Photo credit: The Goldfields Repertory Club
Artgold Heart of Gold Festival
The annual Heart of Gold Festival is Kalgoorlie Boulder’s biggest celebration of Arts & Culture in the Goldfields.
The festival runs for a week in May and includes workshops, cultural tours, performances and exhibitions by local artists.
Photo courtesy of Artgold & The Fair Photographer28 Burt Street Kalgoorlie T: 0437 642 009
Arts & Craft Supplies
We’re a bit spoiled in this outback city when it comes to choice of materials.
If you’re looking to begin a project check out Chez’s Crafty Affair in Boulder or Black Crow Studios in Kalgoorlie to get stocked up!
Follow Black Crow Studios for upcoming Resin Art and Photography workshops.
Photo credit: Black Crow Studios68 Piesse Street, Boulder T: 08 9093 2305
Hippocrocaduck Brave Art Nights
The spectacular adults mixed media art classes usually sell out quick so we suggest you sign up to Hippocrocaduck’s email newsletter to be first in line!
Artist and teacher Em Anders has also created, by demand, a kids version – classes begin mid February and the first term’s focus is cartooning.
All the info you need is on Hippocrocaduck’s FB page
Photo credit: Hippocrocaduck
Goldfields Outdoor Cinema
We told you there’d be opportunities for bean bags and this is it.
Relax under the stars on a clear Kalgoorlie Boulder desert evening and watch a popular film with your friends and family.
The outdoor cinema nights are usually themed and coming up is a date night for couples, a ladies night and family orientated screenings.
All the info can be found via Outdoor Cinema Goldfields social media. Tickets can be pre-purchased and are good value for money.
Fossick & Sew Much Yarn! Crafternoon Teas
Got nimble fingers, a hankering to learn and enjoy a cocktail whilst crafting?
There’s SO much coming up with Fossick Handmade’s popular Crafternoon Teas. Now in partnership with craft supplier Sew Much Yarn! the ladies have developed multiple workshops including Cocktails & Crochet, Mummy & Me Crochet and projects like a Messy Bun beanie!
Book now to avoid disappointment!
Photo courtesy of Artgold & The Fair Photographer93 Egan Street T: 0458 388 218
Golden Mile Art Exhibition Group
Located in Boulder, this not for profit community organisation offers a place for local artists to exhibit, improve their skills and meet like minded individuals.
GMAEG host regular exhibitions and art sales as well as the popular Open Art House gatherings.
You can bring along a current project and a gold coin donation to meet fellow art enthusiasts and make new friends every Tuesday from 10am to 1pm.
Leonora Art Prize
What began as a side project to the popular Lenora Golden Gift is now a massive competition all on it’s own.
Artists from all over Australia submit their pieces to be judged and this year the total prize pool is $18,000.
Entries close May 8th.
Follow Leonora Art Prize on Facebook to get information about entering.
Image: Winning 2016 entry ‘Breakaway’ by local artist Deeva Muir
Heartwalk: Art in the heart of the Kalgoorlie CBD
It’s what? A 2 year public art project aimed at encouraging people to linger a little longer in the Kalgoorlie CBD.
It’s when? Local and visiting artists will begin installing artworks on May 1st with a celebratory party and walking tours to be held on May 6th.
How can you get involved? It’s best to join the mailing list via the Heartwalk website. Whether you want to apply as an artist, volunteer during the event or show some support, further details will be released soon!