If you are new to Darlington, what is it all about?
The festival is a weekend filled with music and art, artisan stalls, food trucks, kids workshops and more! It runs 10am to 5pm Saturday and 10 am to 4pm Sunday (with the wine tent going all day and into the evening on both days)
Darlington Arts Festival 2021
And so it begins. Preparation for the 2021 Darlington Arts Festival is underway!
Following the AGM in March, the coordinators are busy building the playbook for 2021. Leading up to the festival in November there will be a few fabulous fundraising events including the ever popular Walk up an Appetite.
This year the 2021 festival will be back the the more familiar format; filling the oval with artisan stalls, workshops, entertainment, children’s activities and more.
Poster Competition 2021
One of the first highlights of the DAF calendar is the Poster Competition. We love seeing your ideas and we never ceased to be amazed at the talent that shines through in all of the entries.
The winning design will appear in publicity collateral, on posters around the Shire of Mundaring and may even makes its way on to some tee-shirts and other marketing materials.
Walk Up An Appetite!
Back by popular demand! The Darlington Arts Festival progressive dinner fundraiser Walk Up An Appetite is on Saturday, 26 June.
Put on your walking shoes and be part of one of DAF’s most sought-after fundraisers. This year we have six new venues around the village centre.
Tickets: $99 per head includes a night of fab food and drinks, moonlight walking and heaps of fun!
The last time we held this event, tickets sold out in seconds! So, in the interest of fairness, this year we are trying a different ticketing system – this is how it works:
Make up a group of four people. To register your interest, ONE member from each group emails us at email@example.com with the names of your group members. You will receive email confirmation that your group is in the draw. Registrations close 6pm Saturday, 5 June. Once registrations close, we will randomly draw 11 groups (44 guests in total) and we’ll email to let you know whether you have been successful or not. Please only register your name with one group.
Wait! There’s more!! For those who miss out, there will be one more chance to be part of this event. After the random draw, we will immediately open a silent auction for an extra group of four tickets via the same email address. Bidding will be open for three days, with tickets going to the highest bidder. Remember, all proceeds go to staging this year’s Festival.
DAF Events Team 😊
We are updating entry forms, terms and conditions and pages for;
- Sculpture on the Scarp (coming soon)
- Performing Arts (coming soon)
- Open Art (late June)
- Stalls (late June – early July)
- Workshops (Mid-year)
The festival runs on love and goodwill. All advertised positions are unpaid volunteer positions.
We are always looking for volunteers to offer a few hours of help through the year and on the weekend of the festival. We are especially interested in attracting new committee members that are willing to give some blood, sweat and tears for the reward of a slice of pizza, a special Committee member tee-shirt and a camaraderie that will heal a worn out soul.
We are looking for someone to manage the website. This could be one person taking care of all elements, or it could be split between the front end interface (pages, text, images, forms) and the back-end email, security and overall site management.
If you are tech savvy, and interested in running (or learning how to run) a website please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org. The site is currently a WordPress site but could be changed if another platform was preferred.
Sculpture on the Scarp – Installation Manager
Looking back at 2020
in 2020 we held an an Art Introspective. During these Covid-times some thoughtful reflection seemed right. We felt it was important to support our local and longstanding artists by inviting them to exhibit some of their work. There were no prizes last year, just great art, available for purchase or to just enjoy seeing. Your favorites were there, Gus Skene, Vince Austin, Ric Burkitt, Amanda Smith, Noreen Burrow, Jo Meredith, Alastair Taylor, Una Bell, Neil Elliot and so many more!
The Early Years
We also had on display some works by some of the early festival greats – including Robert Juniper in our Early Years Exhibition in the Lesser Hall.
Have-a-Go – Junior to young adult workshops are back on
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 email@example.com
Share your memories
Do you have some fond memories and maybe even some photographs of past festivals that you would like to share on our new website? Please drop us a line.