The City of Bayswater will celebrate all things arts and culture with a two-month-long community festival of workshops, performances and exhibitions.
From 1 October to 30 November, the City’s first Flourish Community Arts Festival will bring together more than 65 events from local community groups and organisations in a packed program of entertainment for all ages.
At the centre of the program is the City’s annual Community Art Awards and Exhibition, running from 5 to 18 November. This year, art enthusiasts are invited to join curator Leo Flavel for special tours of the exhibition.
The City will also host its first RISE-Up Art Market, featuring local makers and artisans selling their creations at The RISE from 10am to 2pm on Saturday 18 November.
The RISE will also be home to Flourish Artist in Residence Frida Aditi, a Maylands local who will host three workshops and share her creations with visitors over the eight weeks.
“The City’s first Flourish Community Arts Festival celebrates the art and artists that make our City a wonderful place to live,” Mayor Filomena Piffaretti said.
“We’re delighted to partner with the diverse arts and culture organisations and groups in our City to highlight the work of the talented creators, artisans and makers in our very own backyard.
“The City is a keen supporter of the arts and I would like to thank all Flourish participants for contributing to the rich program of events.
“Covering art, dance, music, theatre, literature and culture, there is something for everyone to enjoy.”
As part of its Cultural Plan, the City is committed to facilitating a supportive environment where artists, community groups and creative businesses are encouraged to thrive.
The City acknowledges iAct Film & Drama Studios as the community sponsor for the Flourish Community Arts Festival.
To view or download the digital Flourish program, visit bayswater.wa.gov.au/flourish.
Pictured: Mayor Filomena Piffaretti with City of Bayswater 2023 Community Art Awards and Exhibition curator Leo Flavel.