Esperance Community Arts discuss local opportunities

Volunteer driven: Jeane Aitchison with a copy of the program for the 2018 Seniors Week events in Esperance. Photo: Thuriyya Ibrahim.

Volunteer driven: Jeane Aitchison with a copy of the program for the 2018 Seniors Week events in Esperance. Photo: Thuriyya Ibrahim.

November presents many arts-related opportunities, including those arising from the 'Dirt Music' production with filming in Esperance starting on November 7.

The Act-Belong-Commit Warang Kaddatji Theatre Project is now underway and will continue over the next few months. This project, led by Lynette Narkel, Trevor Jamieson and Melodie Reynolds-Diarra, is for anyone interested in learning about theatre and film production.

There are still opportunities to catch up with the visiting actors at the Nulsen in November event on Saturday Nov 3rd and at special presentation on Saturday evening when Lynette, Trevor and Melodie will discuss experiences and highlights from their stage and film careers, with specific reference to the power of storytelling for supporting social change.

Contact Esperance Community Arts for more information.

Thuriyya Ibrahim has contributed an overview of the Seniors Week activities starting Nov 8th and Kimberley Jenkins has provided a summary of events coming up at the Cannery Arts Centre over the next month, including the opening of Esperance Senior High School’s Exhibition of Creative Works tonight.


A number of local organisations are partnering to acknowledge Seniors Week this year by running a program of events under the banner of  'Celebrating our Heritage'.

This emphasis on heritage it is not only about the past, but also about exploring and sharing stories with the people in our community who have developed and continue to guide and shape the values we hold.

Seniors Week 2018 starts with Morning Melodies at the Civic Centre on the 8th November. Fenwick Theatre has a $5 Movie Day on Tues the 13th from 10am showing  ‘A Star is Born’ and there is an open day at the Senior Citizens Centre on Wed the 14th with a special performance from the Super Troupers from 2pm.

Library staff will provide help with technology from 12.30pm as part of the Be-Connected Program (you can buy tickets to the Shire of Esperance Seniors Dinner at the same time).

If you are interested in local maps, the Esperance Bay Historical Society has local surveyor Graham Gath ‘talking maps’ Thurs the 15th from 10am at the Esperance Museum. Esperance Community Arts is also hosting a Heritage Craft Exhibition from 11-3pm on Sat the 17th, an opportunity to speak with some local craftspeople and find out more about their work.

If you are keen to learn more about Technology, then the final event, starting at 12-2pm on Thursday the 22nd at the Esperance Public Library, about Travelling & Technology, is sure to inspire you.

A light lunch is included but you must book. Brochures listing all events are available at the Esperance Senior Citizens Centre or at Esperance Community Arts Space.


The Cannery is planning two exciting local art projects to round out the year.  The Centre’s main fundraiser, the biennial 9x5 Exhibition & Auction, is an event the Cannery has been hosting for over 25 years.  

Inspired by the Heidleberg art movement, in which artists painted cigar boxes measuring 9x5 inches, this event sees artists donate art works of the same dimensions.  

These works are then exhibited in the main gallery and will eventually be sold to the highest bidder.  

The Cannery is calling for completed boards to be returned now.  The 9x5 Exhibition & Auction will open on November 18, and will tie in with Fashion & Tunes, an open mic and market event to be held on the same day.

Artists & creatives are also invited to exhibit their works in Flotsam & Jetsam – an exhibition of works either made from, or inspired by, flotsam and jetsam found along our beaches.  

Running from the December 14 to the February 3, this eco-inspired exhibition will run over the peak summer season and will feature music events and workshops.  

There’s also a $250 people’s choice prize, sponsored by our Shire, which will be announced February 3.  

On another note – head to the Cannery tonight for the opening of the Esperance Senior High School’s Exhibition of Creative Works. This exhibition runs from November 2 to 8.

For more information contact Esperance Community Arts on 9072 1158, message us on Facebook, email us - or visit us at 67 Dempster street from 10am -2pm Tuesday - Friday.