Locals invited to kick off arts summit at free community arts event

Friday, 6 October 2017

Mandjar Square will be transformed into a hive of activity this Thursday evening for Kaya - Party in the Square, a free community arts event.

Kaya - Party in the Square is the launch event for the 2017 WA Regional Arts Summit. The Summit, presented by the City of Mandurah, Country Arts WA and the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, will bring together WA’s regional arts sector.

The community is invited to participate in the free family-friendly activities and entertainment on Thursday evening from 6.30pm until 9.00pm that will kick off the four day conference.

A multi-sensory artwork called HydroDome will be launched at the event. The launch will provide a preview of the immersive 360 degree HydroDome experience that will be a focal point at the 2018
Stretch Arts Festival.

Other event highlights include music, food trucks, dancing, Pulse WA somersaulting and tumbling through the precinct, outdoor screening of short films celebrating the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre’s last 20 years, and regional arts performances from across the state.

Mayor Marina Vergone encouraged the community to come along to Kaya - Party in the Square and immerse themselves in the free arts activities and entertainment.

“Kaya - Party in the Square is a great way for the local community to share in the arts focus that will bring together Western Australian’s regional arts sector,” she said.

“The Summit is a great example of the City’s investment and partnerships in art and culture, which all form an important part in reinforcing Mandurah’s place as a tourist destination and as an exemplar of innovative arts and culture practices and initiatives.”

Kaya - Party in the Square is proudly presented by Country Arts WA, City of Mandurah and the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre and supported by Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, and Lotterywest.

For more information about the Summit, visit www.countryartswa.asn.au/summit.

The local community can still share their sounds of Mandurah’s aquatic lifestyle for the exciting HydroDome artwork. It could be sounds like laughing, splashing, trickling, wind, birds, waves, surfing sounds, reminiscing, fishing, playing, catching crabs, bird watching or anything related to Mandurah’s waterways.

For more information or to send your sound snippets, contact stretch@mandurah.wa.gov.au or call the City on 9550 3279.