What's on at Port Hedland

Port Hedland

What's On

A bustling community life is synonymous with the town of Port Hedland. Indulge your senses at the hand-crafted markets in the West End, experience the artistic side of the Pilbara through Indigenous, local and international exhibitions at the Courthouse Gallery, explore the workings of one of the world's largest iron ore producers with a tour of BHP Billiton Iron Ore or glimpse a rare natural wonder as our flat-back turtle hatchlings make their way for the first time to the Indian Ocean.

05 June 2017 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Spinifex Hill Studios

Celebrate WA Day

Join FORM and the Spinifex Hill Studio for Celebrate WA Day on Monday 5 June, 11am - 3pm. All community members are invited to the studio to take part in the fun and free activities including a painting workshop with Trace Elements exhibiting artist Elle Campbell, weaving and whittling with Fiona Gavino and Andrew Christie, a free bush BBQ run by the Hedland Hockey Club and refreshing beverages from Hai's Coffee Van.

Bush BBQ: 11am - 2pm
This is not your regular sausage sizzle; ours takes on a unique twist as we pair snags with locally inspired chutneys and local produce. Hosted by the Hedland Hockey Club, our free Bush BBQ will keep your energy levels up for the raft of activities on offer at Spinifex Hill Studio.
Hai's Coffee Van will also be joining us, so stay refreshed with an iced coffee, frappe or other delicious beverage.

Collaborative Artwork
Join textile artist Elle Campbell for her North workshop to explore the cathartic practise of painting cloth. Exploring narration of our environment, identities and our spatial existence upon such rich West Australian land. North workshop will encourage the mix of mediums such as acrylic marker and oil pastel, through contour line and blind contour sessions, to encourage a transient meditative state. The workshop will result in a collaborative, collective community artwork.

Textile Workshop
During this workshop Western Australian fibre artist Fiona Gavino will teach participants some basic skills for weaving with natural materials and
raffia. Through ongoing demonstrations and an open format workshop Gavino will mentor participants through making string, coil baskets, and other basic woven forms. This style workshop also encourages participants to teach each other skills and to collaborate in an
organic and relaxed way, making for a perfect style workshop in this context.

Wood Workshop
Local Western Australian artist and
designer Andrew Christie, also known by his creative moniker A Good Looking Man, returns to Hedland to offer a new style of workshop, teaching participant hand crafting skills. Christie will, in a similar open format workshops throughout the day, teach pariticpants how to make small domestic objects out of recycled and local timbers, such as spoons and knives. This workshop is a perfect format for adults to do with children, supervising them as they acquire new and fine motor skills.