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.
Shimmy your heart out! About 20 beautiful babes graced the Darlington Hall for our Bellydance fundraising workshop. Teacher Amanda took along glittering costumes and images of the many styles of Bellydance and Middle Eastern Folk dance, with a pile of sparkling hip scarves to borrow. The champagne and mint tea flowed, while the sweet baklava and Turkish delight treats gave the energy to tackle this challenging art form with a smile! Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves while having a laugh and a good workout. We raised about $400 for the festival, so it was a shimmering success all round!
Soir Noir is back
Keep Friday the 4th November Free. Ticket sales will be announced soon.
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.
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.
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 2022 Open Art Exhibition in June/July
Entries will open for the 2022 Sculpture on the Scarp Exhibition in March
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org