Flair, fun and art in Mandurah this weekend

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Mandurah’s artistic community will be in the spotlight this weekend as artists, creatives, musicians and performers come together for Flair It Up Mandurah.

From this Friday to Sunday, Mandurah’s creative community will be offering a range of free and ticketed hands-on artistic workshops, entertainment and performances for all ages to enjoy.

A range of local and visiting businesses have come on board to offer creative workshops including body art, food art and jewellery making.

Local and visiting musicians and performers will delight audiences with performances including Midsummer Dreaming, Hot Shore Shuffle, and follow the trail of music with the Mandurah Ukulele Festival.

Mayor Rhys Williams said the weekend was a great opportunity for people to immerse themselves in local creativity, or show their creative streak.

“Flair It Up Mandurah is the perfect chance for people to get creative, and enjoy the outstanding artistic community we have here in Mandurah,” he said.

“It’s another packed line up of activities in our city this weekend, and I encourage everyone to head out to see what’s on offer.”

Flair It Up events and activities include:

Friday, April 16

  •  Plein Air Art, Mandjar Square, 9am-3pm – Members of the Mandurah Plein Air Artists group will create live artwork with the beautiful foreshore as the environment and subject, and the audience can get involved too.

Saturday, April 17

  •  Plein Air Art, Mandjar Square, 9am-3pm – Members of the Mandurah Plein Air Artists group will create live artwork with the beautiful foreshore as the environment and subject, and the audience can get involved too.
  • Unicorn Fondant Modelling Workshop, Make Place, 9:30am – 12:30pm - Learn some fondant art skills as you are guided through making a mystical unicorn. Get your tickets now, limits apply.Ticket sales close Thursday, April 15.
  •  Wearable Art Mandurah, Dolphin Quay, 10am - 2:30pm – Memorable Wearable Art garments will be on show, with catwalk shows at 10am, 12noon and 2pm, and photo opportunities in between.
  • Mandurah Ukulele Festival, City Centre, 11am - 4pm - Follow the trail of music, discovering the state’s best ukulele groups performing throughout Mandurah’s City Centre area.
  • Community Mural, Keith Holmes Reserve, 12noon – 4pm - Join in in the Mandurah community mural and add your splash of colour.
  •  Artwork on the Body, Mandjar Square, 12noon – 5pm - Professional body painting artists will bring their work to life on a multi-person canvas.
  • Fondant Cookie Bouquet Workshop, Make Place, 1:15pm – 4:15pm - Create some beautifully delicious cookies, perfect for someone special, or treat yourself. Perfect for Mother’s Day coming up. Tickets available now. Ticket sales close Thursday, April 15. 
  • Body Paint & Sip, Make Place, 7pm - 9pm - Get some friends together and join in this guided body painting workshop. Perfect to do after a wonderful dinner out. Ticket price includes limited wine and refreshments, and need to be booked in advance. This is an 18+ only event.

Sunday, April 18

  •  Plein Air Art, Mandjar Square, 9am-3pm – Members of the Mandurah Plein Air Artists group will create live artwork with the beautiful foreshore as the environment and subject, and the audience can get involved too.
  • Teddy Bear Cake Topper Workshop, Make Place, 9:30am – 12:30pm - Make your own adorable teddy bear cake topper to bring some extra flair to your next baking session. Tickets on sale now. Ticket sales close Thursday, April 15.
  • Wearable Art Mandurah, Dolphin Quay, 10am - 2:30pm – Memorable Wearable Art garments will be on show, with catwalk shows at 10am, 12noon and 2pm, and photo opportunities in between.
  • Mandurah Ukulele Festival, City Centre, 11am - 4pm - Follow the trail of music, discovering the state’s best ukulele groups performing throughout Mandurah’s City Centre area.
  • Community Mural, Keith Holmes Reserve, 12noon – 4pm - Join in in the Mandurah community mural and add your splash of colour.
  • Hot Shore Shuffle - Soukouss Internationale, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, 1pm - 3pm - Get moving with the invigorating sounds of Soukouss Internationale and their high-energy African song and dance with a free performance at MANPAC.
  • Midsummer Dreaming, Eastern Foreshore (north end), 1pm - 2:30pm, and 5pm – 6:30pm - Enjoy live outdoor theatre with a reimagining of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream performed by young local performers. Rated approximately PG, this classic is suitable for everyone.
  • Adornment and Amulet Making Workshop, Keith Holmes Reserve, 1pm – 5pm - Little hands haven't been forgotten with this adornment and amulet making workshop perfect for getting arty.
  • Garden Theme Cupcake Workshop, Make Place, 1:15pm – 4:15pm – Create a garden display good enough to eat, and learn new skills to upgrade your cupcake game. Limited places available,tickets on sale now. Ticket sales close Thursday, April 15.


Also on offer throughout the weekend will be the Peel Open Studios program, or check out Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah (CASM), the gallery at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, and the public art walking trails.

For all the information and links to booking tickets to some of the workshops head to www.mandurah.wa.gov.au/endlessweekends
 

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