Community Art


Come along again this year and help us paint the Darlington Volunteer Bushfire Brigade water tank. The DVBB have very kindly agreed to allow us to transform the tank from safe and sensible beige to a delight of colours. And we want YOU to help us achieve this.

Bring your little ones down and let them paint-a-petal. Don’t worry if the lines are not perfect, the fun is in the taking part.

The design is based on this year’s Darlington Arts Festival poster created by Allie Cormack. Her beautiful, colourful design was inspired by the desire to conserve natures bounty by the motto reduce, reuse, recycle.

We’re hoping lots of locals and visitors alike will come along and be part of this fun, free event – public art created by the people. Hope to see you there!


Another new initiative at last year’s Festival was the creation of a mural by festival goers over the course of the weekend.

The idea was hatched by locals Virginia Hawdon and Tania Whisson as a way to get people involved in a community art project, and to create a beautiful local artwork on the back of the tennis club hit-up wall.

Last year’s design was based on the 2018 winning poster also by Allie Cormack. That  design was inspired by both the blossoming of Spring and the May Pole Dance that was often performed at the Festival in past years.

Virginia Hawdon and Tania Whisson


The project has the support of the Mundaring Shire, the Darlington Tennis Club, the Darlington Ratepayers and Residents Association, and the Darlington Community Recreation Management Committee.