The York Festival closes this weekend leaving York with 6 stunning Wara Art straw sculptures depicting endangered Australian species. Already thousands of admirers have fallen in love with these gorgeous creatures over the last two weekends.
The Numbat, Western Ground Parrot, Western Swamp Tortoise, Murray Cod, Rakali and Bilby now form the Wara Art Trail, and you can view these incredible sculptures at Peace Park, the old convent school carpark, Railway St, cnr of Monger & South St, Faversham House and York Olive Oil. (Faversham House & York Olive Oil are fully accessible during normal hours of operation.)
The closing weekend of the festival includes something for everyone!
- From Hooves to Highways Exhibition – exploring when cars first appeared on our roads and begun vying for space with horses, trams, pedestrians and cyclists.
- 3D Chalk Pavement Painting – Anton Pulvirenti from Zest International has been creating magic
- Open Garden Art Trail – 10 private gardens open for public viewing
- Maker’s Markets – gorgeous handmade products, support small businesses!
- The Art & Craft Awards 2019 – The Awards hold an important place in the Western Australian Art & Craft scene and now attract around 300 entries each year
- Spirit Chasers exhibition at Gallery 152– Located in a beautifully restored heritage building, Gallery 152 presents exhibitions featuring the work of Australian contemporary artists.
- The York Escape Maze – Upbeat Events and students from York District High School have been collaborating on this mash up of Maze/Escape Room/Ninja Warrior.
- Archery in the Park – Your chance to practice the ancient art of using a bow to shoot arrows!
- Footy Fun with Perth Football Club – at Avon Park this Saturday where you can learn a new skill or improve on an existing one
- Business Tips from the Richest Man in the Colony – a walking tour with a business perspective to analyse why Monger was so successful after his arrival in York in 1829
- Walking Tour of Horrors – This walking tour details murders, accidents, suicides, and all manner of ghastly deaths in York from the 1830s to modern times, mostly in the places where they occurred.
- Free Community Concert– bring a picnic or enjoy the food vans, kick back and chill out.
festival culminates with the Free Community Concert in Peace Park
featuring WA artists Kat Wilson, The Terror Adaptors, The Skelton
Collective, Natasha Eldridge and MC Chris Gibbs.
See you soon!