Arts and Culture

The Shire of Dandaragan prioritises the strengthening of community spirit and resilient, connected communities.  We recognise the value of creative and cultural arts and support its' continued growth in our communities.

Arts and Culture Plan

In 2019/20, the Shire worked on developing and implementing its first Arts and Culture Plan - Vibrant Communities

The aim of the Vibrant Communities Arts and Culture Plan is to build on the existing artistic networks and talents within the Shire.

Vibrant Communities Arts and Culture Plan is the first of its kind in the Shire of Dandaragan and is a key informing document that aims to provide a clear integrated approach to arts and cultural events, activities and public art within our Shire. The document reflects the values and individuality of our towns, proactively attracting the type of arts and cultural activities that allow the Shire to develop its own cultural statements.

In alignment with the Shire’s Strategic Community Plan, Vibrant Communities supports inclusive events that celebrate community and cultural spirit that brings community together. In addition, Vibrant Communities illustrates the capacity of arts, creativity and culture to enrich the vitality of the region, enhance its appeal to residents and visitors, increasing tourism and liveability within our Shire.

Vibrant Communities Arts and Culture Plan was informed by the community through a range of consultation opportunities including community workshops, in-person discussions, and surveys, and was developed in consultation with the arts, culture and heritage sectors, and in collaboration with a group of cultural leaders within the Shire’s community. Community consultation played a pivotal role in the project and ensured that the Vibrant Communities Arts and Culture Plan is grounded in local input.

The Plan was formally endorsed by Council at the 27 August 2020 Council meeting.

For a full copy of the Plan please click on the link:

Vibrant Communities Arts and Culture Plan

We look forward to working with our arts communities around the Shire on creative projects to express the special nature of who we are and where we live.

Current Opportunities for Arts Practitioners

The Shire of Dandaragan is calling for expressions of interest from experienced and emerging professional sculptors and public artists for two projects in the Dandaragan townsite:

Dandaragan Townsite STEM Sculpture

Dandaragan Art Mural

 

Expressions of interest must be emailed to council@dandaragan.wa.gov.au or mailed to:

Manager Customer and Community Services
PO Box 676, Jurien Bay WA 6516.

For any enquiries, please call the Shire of Dandaragan on 9652 0800.

Art Groups

Jurien Bay
ICAN - Inspirational Community Arts Network

inspirationcan@hotmail.com

PO Box 792
JURIEN BAY WA 6516
Cervantes
Cervantes Cultural Committee

cervanteswa@yahoo.com.au

PO Box 184
CERVANTES WA 6511
Badgingarra
Badgingarra Community Association

carara4@bigpond.com

PO Box 7
BADGINGARRA   WA   6521

Artists, Galleries and Studios

Jurien Bay
Sea Spray Art by Kiera
Glow in the dark | Ocean Art | Mixed media 
Jurien Central
Shop 3, 12 Murray Street,
Jurien Bay
0407 153 784
@Sea Spray Art by Kiera
Taylor Made Art Gallery
Murals | Art | Classes
34 Bashford Street,
Jurien Bay
0409 654 659
@Taylor Made Art Gallery
Tiges Morton
Beach Art | Surfboard Art | Original Tee Designs

Tiges Surf Shop
Jurien Bay Shopping Centre
Shop 12, 3 Bashford Street
Jurien Bay

0438 986 479
@Tiges Surf Shop

Hill River

Anne Murray
Art | Nature

Amble Inn
2150 Cadda Road
Hill River

0429 652 401
ambleinn1@gmail.com

Dandaragan

Angela Kruger
Painting | Printmaking | Mixed media

Dandaragan Community Resource Centre
Dandaragan Rd
Dandaragan

0427 508943
krugslaptop@westnet.com.au

Art Trails

Badgingarra is a wonderfully creative community and is home to the Badgingarra Art Trail.  The walk / cycle / art trail starts opposite the Badgingarra Community Centre on the corner of North West Road and Brand Highway - park in the golf course carpark.  The trail is 4.2 km long and you can ride your bicycle or walk along the trail stopping along the way to see art sculptures created by artist Natalie Tonkin and the local community.  The sculptures are a combination of metal and timber and are designed by hand to represent the Badgingarra community in all its' diversity.  The trail ends at the Vern Westbrook Walk which also includes quirky little sculptures made from scrap and created by local children.

Cervantes is home to many individual art pieces on both public, and hidden away on private, land.  Features include the Don Quixote Wind Vane and The Dhufish on Cervantes Road, El Cordoba Matador on Cordoba Way, and the Heron on a Pole beachside on Corunna Road.  Enjoy the surrealist Pinnacles mural at Catalonia Park - a collaboration between artist Euan McDougall and local students - while sipping coffee at the Seashells Cafe, or R Smith's historical mural beside the general store in Cadiz Street.  There are so many more art works to find in Cervantes so head to our local visitor centres in Cervantes or Jurien Bay for more information.