Armadale Arts Festival, 11 - 27 May 2018
The Armadale Arts Festival is a creative program of live music, urban art, dance, literature and arts and crafts, all showcasing the incredible talent coming from this region.
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The Pop-Up-Shop is a gallery and shop for artists from the Armadale Society of Artists. All the works on display are original artworks across a variety of styles and mediums and each day it will be possible to see different artists at work.
This will be the second year that the City of Armadale is offering Tactile Tours to facilitate enjoyment of the artworks through dialogue and touch. These tours have been created to introduce participants with a disability to this year's Minnawarra Art Awards.
ARC Armadale presents a three-part skills workshop series for people who like to feed their creativity and their souls. Learn how to create ‘Object d’Arts’ for your home, whilst developing personal well-being and creative self-worth. Drawing on the teachings of Carl Jung, Carolyn Myss, Louise Hay, and Clarissa Pinkola Estes, participants restore, paint, and lacquer a beautiful wooden chair in their Archetype’s design, celebrating their journey. Led by artist and educator Julie Fearns Pheasant, these intimate workshops combine an exciting exploration of both art and life.
2018 FESTIVAL ARTIST
A musician since the 70s, Cathie Travers is now one of the most highly regarded accordionists in the nation. She has performed across a wide range of genres, from rock bands as a singer-guitarist and keyboard player, to a classical pianist, avant-garde keyboardist, and exponent of digital technologies in music.
Cathie’s talent has seen her featured as a composer, performer, and musical director for numerous theatre and dance works as well as ensemble and orchestral performances around Australia, Asia, USA, Canada, and the UK. Cathie is regularly inspired by a social or environmental situation and continues to write original instrumental titles.
Her passion for sharing her gift through education, an innate sense of music, and a love of creativity makes her the perfect choice as Festival Artist for this year’s Armadale Arts Festival.