Cultural Plan

  • Overview

    The City of Bayswater Cultural Plan provides a framework to guide the planning and provision of arts and culture projects, programs, services and facilities in the City of Bayswater, and clarify the City's role. The Plan relates to the three main elements of cultural arts: visual arts, literature and performing arts.

    The Plan will guide the future direction and highlight priorities for grant funding, partnerships and investment of cultural development within the City, aligned with other City plans and key strategies.

    If you would like to know more, click on the link below:

    City of Bayswater Cultural Plan

  • News

    WA-first Cultural Infrastructure Framework released

    The State Government has released the first ever Cultural Infrastructure Framework for WA, outlining a roadmap for holistic cultural infrastructure planning and investment for all stakeholders – including local governments.

    The WA Cultural Infrastructure Framework 2030+ details the principles for how cultural infrastructure can drive participation in arts, culture and creative activities for all Western Australians, and showcase the State to the world.

    The Framework also includes a mapping tool that displays the State’s existing cultural infrastructure. To view all currently mapped facilities in the City of Bayswater (and WA), click on the link below:

    WA Cultural infrastructure Map

  • Upcoming Events

    Djilba (Spring) - A Moment in Time: Dance and Live Drawing Workshops

    Join acclaimed WA dancer and choreographer, Floeur Alder, and artist Virginia Ward for dance and live drawing workshops.

    These free community dance workshops are held in conjunction with the performances of Djilba(Spring) - A Moment in Time on 27, 28 February and 1 March 2021 at Eric Singleton Wetlands and Bird Park (see separate events below).

    Please note: the dance workshop is suitable for ages 10 and above with basic dance experience.

    Come to one or all three workshops - click on the link below each one to get your tickets.

    10am - Workshop 1: Floorbarre
    Floorbarre: a combination of yoga and classical ballet on the floor, to increase strength, flexibility, and rotation.
    *Socks and comfortable clothing required
    Duration : 90 mins

    11.30am - Tea break

    11.45am Workshop 2: Contemporary
    Contemporary and creative technique class: a basic technique and a creative task from the performance.

    1.15pm- Lunch

    2.15pm - Workshop 3: Live drawing
    Live drawing class with Virginia Ward with Floeur as the live model; rehearsing solo movement from the performance work.

    3.45 - FINISH


    COVID-19: Please practice good hygiene and physical distancing at the event. If you have travelled outside WA in the 14 days prior to this event, please follow WA Government guidelines.  If you are feeling unwell, please stay at home.

    Djilba: Spring - A Moment in Time: Dance Performance

    A solo contemporary dance work by acclaimed WA dancer and choreographer, Floeur Alder.

    Proudly supported by the City of Bayswater and Environment House, join us for a new performative artwork by choreographer/dancer Floeur Alder in collaboration with artists Virginia Ward and Korin Gath in the relaxing atmosphere of the Eric Singleton Wetlands and Bird Sanctuary in Bayswater.

    The work represents the evolution of their creative journey through the Rainbow coast during the time of Djilba/Emergence. 

    There will be three performance of this work, on the following dates:

    • Saturday 27 February
    • Sunday 28 February 2021
    • Monday 1 March 2021

    Audience is welcome from 5pm. The support act will commence at 6.15pm, with the main performance at 6.30pm.

    Bring a picnic and sit in the ambience of the wetlands. You can also peruse the EnviroHouse Eco Shop and take a walk through the bird sanctuary.

    There will be a limited number of chairs, rugs and water provided. Feel free to bring your own rugs and cushions.

    Tickets for all performances are available through Eventbrite.


    COVID-19: Please practice good hygiene and physical distancing at the event. If you have travelled outside WA in the 14 days prior to this event, please follow WA Government guidelines.  If you are feeling unwell, please stay at home.

  • Our Milestones So Far

    Basket Weaving Workshops - 10 November 2020

    To celebrate NAIDOC Week, the City hosted Noongar basket weaving workshops, run by Noongar woman, Pearl Chaloupka. Workshops for the community were held at the City's libraries run and separate workshops were also held at the City's two community centres for older adults.

    West Australian Ballet Open Day - 5 December 2020

    The City partnered with the West Australian Ballet to provide residents with the opportunity to try free ballet classes.

    Catering to residents aged 16 and over, the Open House facilitated sessions on ballet basics, beginners' ballet and ballet conditioning, led by esteemed teaching artists at the West Australian Ballet Centre.

    Spirit of Happiness - 18 December 2020

    In partnership with Somedae Pictures, the City hosted two free community screenings of ‘Spirit of Happiness’, a 12- minute film ‘…that captures the life of Coral, a young indigenous girl, through memory of family and simpler times. A visual and spiritual journey of her life through celebrations of Christmas.’

    The movie is based on the life of (Coral) Suzanne Dickerson, a child of the stolen generation.

    Suzanne attended the event at the Civic Centre with her son, Seth Armstrong, the writer of the film. Suzanne is an advocate for Relationships Australia and talked about her troubled childhood and how she still finds happiness after everything she has been through. The two sessions began with ‘Making Beautiful Indigenous Make-Up tutorials’, followed by screenings of the film. 

    West Australian Ballet Open Friday - 15 January 2021

    The only event of its kind in WA, the West Australian Ballet and the City invited community members to witness the athleticism and supreme conditioning of the dancers as they took their morning classes in the intimate setting of the West Australian Ballet Centre. 

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