Visual Art – Performances – Markets – Workshops
Darlington Arts Festival – 4 & 5 November 2023
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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!
‘DAFYEP!’ workshops have been added for 12-17 year olds.
Using repurposed recycled materials sculpture artist and Sculpture on the Scarp 2023 participant, Louise Grimshaw will facilitate a crazy botanicals workshop. Louise will take you through techniques, construction and processes to create fantastical flowers, plants and vines to take home or leave as a community sculpture.
Friday 3 November 2023 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
The Junkadelic Brass Band is a band like nothing else in the Southern Hemisphere! – Blending Street rhythms with – New Orleans style jazz – Funk grooves – Latin flavours and hip-hop, the Junkadelic Brass Band is full of surprises – not the least of which is the awesome beats and rhythms from the junk percussion section! Come and learn how to make a junk percussion instrument – and jam with the Junkadelic crew!
Saturday 4 November 2023 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Design and construct fantastic beasts and flowers for your ‘DAFYEP!’ collaborative youth installation. Sculpture construction, stitching, cutting and spray painting techniques will be taught by Louise Grimshaw. Louise is a sculpture artist and a 2023 Sculpture on the Scarp participant.
Louise will take you through repurposing recycled materials and all types of embellishments to create different outcomes to make fantastical flowers and fantasy creatures to take home or leave as a community sculpture.
Saturday 4 November 2023 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Especially for 12-14 year olds
Saturday 4 November 2023 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Especially for 14-17 year olds
JUNIOR ART ART DELIVERIES ARE CLOSED
YOUTH ART ART DELIVERIES DUE ON FRIDAY 28th and MONDAY 1st NOVEMBER. Please read instructions no Youth Art page.
Sculpture on the Scarp Applications are now closed
Open Arts Exhibition Submissions are now closed.
Performing Arts Applications are now closed.
Poster Competition 2023
The Darlington Arts Festival committee are pleased to announce our 2023 poster winner: Jenni Tate Reimer! Thank you to all artists that entered
Originally from the UK, Jenni is a self-taught artist who has lived in the Perth Hills since 2002. Over the last 20 years she has developed a style of painting which places emphasis on bold expressive colour and strong light and shadow. Jenni likes to challenge herself to paint a wide variety of subjects, including landscapes, life drawing and still life. However, she particularly enjoys painting landscapes of the Perth Hills, always trying to find different ways to portray this unique space. Jenni works predominantly in acrylic but likes to ‘mix it up’ with charcoal, pastel and collage.
ARTWORK STATEMENT – ‘ THE HERITAGE TRAIL’
The heritage trail is such an iconic and valued space within the Perth Hills. It has such a connection not only to Darlington and surrounds but is also strongly incorporated into the Darlington arts festival itself. With this in mind, I wanted to paint a fun and colourful portrayal of this beautiful space.
We Need Your Help!
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
Entries will open for the 2023 Open Art Exhibition in June/July
Entries will open for the 2023 Sculpture on the Scarp Exhibition in March/April
Entries will open later in the year – watch this space.
Entries will open later in the year – watch this space
To enquire about a stall at the 2023 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 firstname.lastname@example.org