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Armadale Arts Bush Trail
12 May at 10.00 am - 2.00 pm
An event every day that begins at 10.00 am, repeating until 15 May 2021
After a successful debut in 2019 the Armadale Arts Bush Trail brings the local community together through nature, art and culture. This year the Trail will be held in the area surrounding the Settlers Common Environmental Centre and consists of various ephemeral artworks utilising the natural materials of the area. These have been created by artists and school groups, placed within the natural environment for you to discover and enjoy!
The team includes nationally renowned lead artist Elaine Clocherty and local artists Trudi and Helena Pollard, Julie Fearns-Pheasant and Elise Marshall. We also welcome Kandice Hansen as the cultural consultant. We have also been delighted to have participation from Armadale Senior High School, John Wollaston Anglican Community School, Kelmscott Senior High School, Neerigen Brook Primary School and Pioneer Village School.
Join us for some extra surprises on the weekends – particularly for those that come early as we have prepared to make this event a memorable arts and nature-based experience. Special treats such as coffee, donuts and massage will be available on certain days for our first attendees on the weekend days.
On Saturday 8 May we’ll have a special opening ceremony performed by local Noongar elders Vivienne and Mort Hansen at 10am and then a closing ceremony on Sunday 16 May at 1.30pm.
If you haven’t already planned something special for your mum on Mother’s Day (Sunday 9 May) then pack up a picnic rug and basket and bring her down for a beautiful day amongst nature. There is a BBQ, some picnic tables and plenty of picnicking space to enjoy! Additionally the first mum’s to arrive will be treated with a special gift. Those that come in the afternoon will be able to enjoy the sweet sounds of Simpson and Perry! Ian Simpson and Wayne Perry play a variety of acoustic music, though both known as bluegrass musicians, when they perform as a duo it’s a mixed bag from bluegrass, country to everyone’s favourite songs. It’s rare to see these two musicians play together and its guaranteed there’ll be lots of toe tapping banjo and guitar and a fun time all round!
While you are there, consider putting your own hand to an artwork as you are invited to also contribute to a major work created by Elaine Clocherty or create your own masterpiece in the community space.