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Events in Avon Valley

Events in Avon Valley Region


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SPRING SALON | York 2021

An exhibition of First Nations art celebrating the arrival of spring, with a display of bright, bold colourful paintings, sculptural objects, stoneware ceramics and weaves from remote communities.

  • Dates:Sep 4 - 27
  • Venue:Gallery 152

Details

  • Hosted By:Artitja Fine Art Gallery
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events
  • Art Exhibitions:Aboriginal,Painting,Craft,Sculpture

Description

Artitja Fine Art Gallery is delighted to be returning to Gallery 152 in York, WA throughout September in celebration of the arrival of spring for this fourth annual exhibition with an exhibition of bright, bold colourful paintings, sculptural objects, stoneware ceramics and weaves from remote community art centres in Arnhem land, Tiwi Islands and desert regions. This selling exhibition includes a fine display of different mediums used by First Nation artists from wood, to fibre, found objects, acrylic paint and ochre pigments.

The York Festival

The Avon Valley's premier cultural event, The York Festival celebrates excellence in arts, culture and entertainment in historic York, Western Australia.

  • Dates:Sep 25 - Oct 10
  • Venue:Various Venues in York

Details

  • Hosted By:Wheatbelt Arts & Events Inc
  • Type:Community
  • Festivals:All Festivals
  • Music:Busking,Jazz,Music Festival
  • Art Exhibitions:Craft,Aboriginal,Other Visual Arts,Historical,Sculpture
  • Other:Artist & Author Talks,Lectures & Talks,History,Arts & Crafts,Science,Literature,Writers Festivals

Description

A festival celebrating excellence in arts, culture and entertainment and our location in the historic town of York, Western Australia. The 2021 York Festival returns with a new York Writer's Festival and the long-awaited return of the York Jazz Festival. Music, literature, comedy, theatre, arts, crafts and history all rolled into an exciting two weeks opening on September 25.

Toodyay Agricultural Show

Head to the 167th annual agricultural show for a full day of entertainment, exhibitions and competitions.

  • Dates:Oct 9
  • Venue:Toodyay Showground
  • Time(s):9.00am

Details

  • Type:Community
  • Other:Agricultural
  • Ticket Price:Adult $10, Children $5, Senior Citizen $5

Description

The Toodyay Agricultural Show offers a forum for local businesses and producers to exhibit, display and participate in different arenas, including cattle, sheep, goats, home produce and more. The Show displays unique exhibits by local artists and crafters and has an extensive entertainment programme.

National Ballooning Championships

Following the postponement of the 2021 National Ballooning Championships, organisers have confirmed the event will now take place 2 to 7 May 2022 at Northam, Western Australia.

  • Dates:2 - 7 May 2022
  • Time(s):Competition flights - sunrise (6.30am – 8.00am) and afternoons (4.00pm – 5.00pm) – weather permitting
  • Venue:Northam, The Avon Valley, Western Australia. The course stretches 30 x 40km across the Avon Valley.

Details

  • Hosted By:Northam Ballooning Events
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Community,Free
  • Sports:National Comp,Spectator Sports

Description

Balloon pilots from across Australia will descend on the town to compete in the National Ballooning Championships and test their skills and secure a spot in the World Championships. The week-long visual spectacle will commence with the Shire of Northam’s Elevate Festival on 30 April. The family-friendly Festival will include a number of ballooning themed activities, food and beverage options, markets, music, entertainment and up-close hot air balloons. The striking Balloon Glow will see balloon baskets sit together on the ground and fire up to inflate and glow in the night to a musical soundtrack (weather permitting) The National Ballooning Championships are organised by Northam Ballooning Events and supported by Tourism WA and The Shire of Northam. The National Ballooning Championships offer a fantastic day out in the Avon Valley. Save the dates and experience the magnificent display of colour and skill. Event details: Dates: National Ballooning Championships: 2 - 7 May 2022; Elevate Festival – 30 April Time: Competition flights - sunrise (6.30am – 8.00am) and afternoons (4.00pm – 5.00pm) – weather permitting. Location: Northam, The Avon Valley, Western Australia. The course stretches 30 x 40km across the Avon Valley. Tickets: The National Ballooning Championships are free to attend. Tickets to Elevate Festival are available via Eventbrite More details: See the website for full details of practice and competition times, events, spectator points and pilot details.

2021 York Botanic Art Prize

CALL FOR ENTRIES EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST NOW OPEN UNTILL 18 JULY 2021. Botanical art in the expanded field.

  • Dates:Exhibition 22 November - 30 January 2022
  • Time(s):10am-3pm daily
  • Venue:Gallery 152

Details

  • Hosted By:Gallery 152
  • Art Exhibitions:Painting,Sculpture,Drawing,Aboriginal,Craft,Photography,Video,Other Visual Arts
  • Other:Arts & Crafts

Description

Expressions of interest are now invited for the 2021 York Botanic Art Prize from artists working across a range of mediums, including, and not limited to, painting, mixed media, works on paper, digital, video, photography, sculpture, and textiles. Western Australia is renowned worldwide for its incredible diversity of plant life, with some of the richest biodiversity on the planet and a large percentage of species being endemic to this land. The York Botanic Art Prize, now in its second year, was conceived to celebrate this abundance of unique flora and highlight the importance of its conservation in the face of increasing threats. Botanical art in Australia has undergone somewhat of a renaissance in the last 10 years; however, unlike other botanical art prizes, we're not looking for scientific illustrations nor necessarily representative work - the only limitation being that work must directly relate to the theme of Western Australian flora and make reference to specific WA species. Artists whose work challenges traditional notions and conventions of botanical art, in a sense 'botanical art in the expanded field', are encouraged to enter. Prize Pool: $12,000 Winning entry announced 21 November Exhibition of finalists from 22 November

Toodyay Farmers Market

Supporting sale of regionally grown produce and value added products, plus education, art, lifestyle and fun!

  • Dates:Every 3rd Sunday of the Month
  • Time(s):9.00am to 1.00pm
  • Venue:Stirling Park

Details

  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Community,Free
  • Other:Markets,Agricultural,Well Being

Description

With a mission to create a space for local and regional people to sell, promote and advertise locally grown, produced and raised goods and share knowledge and educate on topics that will bring value to people’s lives. Come along to encourage and support sustainable living and back to basic principles, that promote human and environmental health.

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