Scribblers Festival Family Weekend

Scribblers Festival Family Weekend

*** We’re sorry, due to the outbreak of COVID-19 & The Australian Government’s advice that events of 100+ people should not go ahead, we’re sad to announce that we’ve had to cancel Scribblers Festival this year. ***

A FREE festival celebrating literature & arts for young people, including inspiring talks by authors & illustrators from around the world, hands-on creative activities for all ages, Book Dr Prescriptions, a venue devoted to YA lit (The YA Collective), a Mother’s Day Market on Sunday featuring local bakeries, free flower jars for Mum, and custom calligraphy. Did we mention food trucks, great coffee, and magic that stays with you all year long?



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Exhibitions  Plasticology


*** We’re sorry, for your health and safety during the outbreak of COVID-19, as of close of business Friday, 20 March 2020, The Goods Shed and Coffee Pod are closed. We hope this exhibition will resume when we reopen in the future ***

Eight million tonnes of plastic enters our ocean every year. There is 500 times more microplastic in the sea than there are stars in our galaxy, and by 2050 it is estimated that there will be more plastic than fish. With only nine percent of the world’s plastic recycled, artists are developing ways to rethink the plastic problem.  Plasticology, opening on Thursday, 12 March 2020, features creative approaches to the recycling of plastics by artists Leeroy New (Philippines), Yufang Chi (Taiwan/Australia), Eko Nugroho (Indonesia), and Angela Yuen (Hong Kong).

One of Indonesia’s most respected contemporary artists, Eko Nugroho’s work has been exhibited and collected all over the world. He makes art for and of the people, based in the street and on his own experiences, using humour and irony to respond to social and environmental concerns. He works across many mediums, including drawing, painting, sculpture, video, performance, and street art and often adapts ideas from science fiction, comic books and other forms of popular culture merged with traditional Indonesian artforms. Look out for Nugroho’s bold graphics and hybrid-aliens or part-man part-machine figures, with faces concealed by masks, helmets, or machine parts, seeming never to reveal their true selves. Who will you see looking back at you?

When hit exhibition Mulyana: A Man, A Monster and the Sea transformed The Goods Shed into a colourful underwater wonderland last year, more than 30,000 people visited the Claremont cultural hub. Now, FORM is continuing to explore themes around the ocean in an artistic exchange with Western Australia’s regional neighbours.

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