Visual Art – Performances – Markets – Workshops

Darlington Arts Festival 2022

Activities – Music – Rides – Food Trucks

The Darlington Arts Festival, held on the first weekend of November every year, is a weekend filled with music, performers, art, artisan stalls, food trucks, kids workshops, rides, visual arts, outdoor sculpture and more! The hall, workshops and markets are open from 10am to 5pm Saturday and 10 am to 4pm Sunday. The wine tent and performances run all day and late into the evening on both the 5th and 6th of November 2022.

2022 Highlights

Soir Noir is back

Keep Friday the 4th November Free. This popular event is now Full.

2022 Merchandise

You can now buy Moira Court’s poster design merchandise from Red Bubble. Please follow this link to view all the possibilities: https://www.redbubble.com/people/DAFest/shop

Poster Competition 2022

We are proud to announce the winner of our 2022 Darlington Arts Festival poster competition, hills artist Moira Court with her Carnaby black cockatoo collage.

We had an overwhelming response this year and were delighted with all submissions from 7 years of age and up. We had 22 artists enter with 43 poster options to choose from, which made for an extremely hard decision. Congratulations Moira and to all the other entrants.

Moira Court is an artist, illustrator and published children’s author. She works mainly with printmaking and is inspired by conservation, folklore, flora and fauna of the Perth hills and beyond.

Moira writes that her poster depicts the joyous sight of a flock of the iconic, endangered, Carnaby’s Black Cockatoos often seen flying and squawking over the hills during the non nesting season. The medium of collage is used recycling old lino, wood and screen prints.

Sculpture on the Scarp 2022

Sculpture on the Scarp applications are now open! You have until the 19th June 2022 to get your proposal in.

Curator Announcement

We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Sioux Tempestt as 2022 curator of Sculpture on the Scarp. Please read more about Sioux on our Sculpture on the Scarp Tab.

Congratulations Sioux!

We Need Your Help!

Help us to keep this festival going

The festival relies on on Grants, Sponsorship and Donations, plus a lot of hard work from committee members and volunteers.

If you would like to have your name or company featured on our website, promotional posts and sponsors board, click here.

Or take advantage of ATO tax breaks for donations by going to GiveNow

Open Art Exhibition

Entries will open for the 2022 Open Art Exhibition in June/July

Sculpture on the Scarp

Entries will open for the 2022 Sculpture on the Scarp Exhibition in March

Youth Art

Entries will open later in the year – watch this space.

Junior Art (JAX) Exhibition

Entries will open later in the year – watch this space

Market Stalls

Stalls at the 2022 Darlington Arts Festival.

To enquire about a stall at the 2022 Darlington Arts Festival Please contact Ron Stuurstraat

Ron will provide application forms once he has established the suitability of each stall enquiry.

How to Find Us

We are in the heart of Darlington Village on Pine Terrace, on the railway reserve between the oval and Glen road and at St Cuthbert’s Church on Darlington Road.

Why not take the bus this year?  Click here for the Bus Timetable It will drop you off and pick you back up just a few metres from the event.  Transperth buses run all day from Midland Station, bus Stand 7.  And from Glen Forrest back toward Midland.

Walk, drive or take the bus – this is where you will find us!

The Wall – Paint-a- Brick

It looks so good!  Over the course of a weekend, a plain brick wall was transformed into a work of art, by YOU the festival visitors. We have a time lapse video of the event.

A big thank you to our Sponsors  and Donors.  We rely on your generosity to make this festival happen.    Thank you too, to all of the volunteers that are coming to help us this year. 

And of course thank you to our Committee members for the many hours of work that each and everyone of you put in. We could not do it without you!  I know that you will agree that being on the committee is rewarding.

Join the committee

If you are interested in joining our committee, please drop us a line on committee@darlingtonartsfestival.com

Sponsorships & Donations

The Darlington Arts Festival is a not for profit organisation, run entirely by volunteers. It has been at the heart of the Darlington and Hills community for more than 50 years.

We believe that Perth has some of the most talented artists going around, creating fantastic work across all mediums. Each year we love having the opportunity to share this work with the community over this special weekend, but we rely on your help!   The support of donors, sponsors and partners allows us to put the Arts Festival on, and we are grateful for your support.

There are many different ways we can recognise your contribution, and would love to have a chat about how this can work for your business.   The easiest way to get in touch is to contact our sponsorship coordinator, Amy Pepper amy@darlingtonartsfestival.com

“A warm thank you to our valued Sponsors & Donors without your generous support the festival would not exist”.

We also extend  sincere thanks on behalf of the many artists of all ages, performers, fund raising community groups, visitors and craft specialists who present their talents to the public each year.

Darlington has a proud tradition of nurturing artists, honouring our senior artists as well as supporting a sense of community. Our passionate committee of volunteers is dedicated to furthering this objective by encouraging people, especially the youth of our community, as well as new and up and coming artists, to participate and take up the opportunity to develop their talent and fulfil their dreams.

Our annual Festival attracts 10 -15,000 people every year and is one of the longest running FREE arts festivals in Western Australia. As well as the amazing art on display, there are performers, artisan markets, entertainment, music, food, wine and fun!

We look to you, our wonderful and generous supporters, the people who have made the last 50+ years possible, to help continue and broaden this special Hills tradition for the next 50 years!

There are opportunities for being a SPONSOR or a DONOR that attract a variety of benefits and opportunities.

Sponsorship or Donation – what is the difference?

Sponsorships are not tax deductible – see the ATO rules and definitions here.  However sponsors may choose to leverage the festival for naming rights or advertising and as such receive a benefit for their sponsorship.

The Darlington Arts Festival is registered as a not for profit entity.  Therefore, as a donor, where there is no reciprocal benefit, your donation may qualify for a tax deduction.  Please click here to view the ATO rules .

Click here for information on how you can support the Festival as a Sponsor or Donor and I hope you will enjoy being an important contributor to this wonderful community arts event. 


Performing Arts – 2022


This year we are back in full force with many acts on the main stage over the weekend of the 5th & 6th November 2022. As always, the program will feature some fabulous acts from local schools and colleges as well as talented local professionals. There will be something for everyone from belly dancing to big band music to face painting for the kids.

Performing Arts 2022

Applications for 2022 are now closed!


If you have any questions please contact performingarts@darlingtonartsfestival.com