Warrnambool & District Easter Arts Festival

Warrnambool & District Easter Arts Festival

An encompassing community Arts Festival celebrating the traditional Easter theme. 

An encompassing community Arts Festival celebrating the traditional Easter theme. 

Warrnambool & District Easter Arts Festival

The Easter Arts Festival is designed to be an inclusive and celebratory series of arts events including sculpture, painting, literature, music, singing, performance, dance, photographic-art, film and all forms of textile art. Festival events are held at various venues during March and April. 

The 2022 Warrnambool & District Easter Arts Festival has come to an end. 

There were 27 events at 16 different locations which was a monumental effort by everyone involved. This year we saw the inclusion of new organisers and events that helped contribute to a wonderful festival. 

We had our first concert at the Lighthouse Theatre with the Melbourne Staff Band and soloist Alana Conway. This was a night of wonderful musical entertainment and was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended. We saw the introduction of puppetry, cooking classes, our first ever youth event (a colour run) and a ladies’ high tea to name a few. All events were very well received and much appreciated. 

All the art exhibitions were of a very high standard and very well patronised this year. Thank you to all who entered art work. 

The Steering committee is having a short break; then we are back into full swing for next year’s festival. 

We are always on the lookout for creative ideas for new events, so please contact us if you would like to suggest an activity. 

There have been many very encouraging stories come out of the festival with people who attended having been impacted in a positive way in their life. And that is what our festival is all about. 

Finally, to our sponsors in various philanthropic trusts, Warrnambool City Council and their events team, Moyne Shire, Wannon Water, Victorian State Government and the Warrnambool & District Artists Society we say a huge thank you. And to all the Churches who supported us with their input in so many ways, we thank you. 


John Stephen 


The Events below were presented for the 2022 Festival

“The Good Shepherd”

sculpture workshops with Merran

When: Saturday mornings for 6 weeks: 5, 12, 19 & 26 March; 2 & 9 April:  10am – 2pm   Where: St Joseph’s church garage. Enter from Raglan Parade just west of Kepler St.   Cost: $25 for stone. Gold coin donation for each session.   
Registration:  St Joseph’s Church office. Ph: 5562 2231 
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Bring:  chisels and mallets, protective face mask and glasses,
if you have them. Also any pictures and models of sheep.   ​  

Limestone sculpting of a flock of sheep.   Open to adults and children (each child must have an adult helper.)   Sheep will be displayed at various points around Warrnambool and on the front lawn of St Joseph's Church, leading visitors to the Easter Art Exhibition in the Church Gathering Space.   
Delve into the depths of your grandpa's garage and find any tools eg. chisels and mallets. (Some will be provided.) Bring along any pictures and models of sheep. If you have a protective face mask and glasses, please bring them too.   
Learn a new skill. It will be lots of fun.

Easter Art Competition

The theme is "Selections from the 23rd Psalm"

Art exhibition is open for all artists to exhibit work under the following categories: 
acrylic, oil, water colour, Indigenous Artist, printmaking, and other media or technique. 
There will also be encouragement and people's choice prizes. 
The exhibition will be open to the community for viewing and sales.

Easter Art Competition  
26 March to 1 May 2022

Open each Saturday and Sunday between 12pm & 4pm Merri View Gallery, 4 Coramba Court, Warrnambool

 The major prize will be $2,000.
The best of the following seven categories will each receive $200.

 Water colour, Acrylic, Oil, Indigenous Artist, Print making, 
Other media or technique, Encouragement award and People's choice               

Entry fee is $10.
Entries to be delivered to Merri Gallery,  4 Coramba Court, Warrnambool
by the 20th March 2022. 


Two intimate cooking demonstrations 
with Raya of Sunny’s Treats.

Start with a welcome drink, followed by a fun guided demonstration including simple health tips. Learn how to make healthy desserts and easy salads


101 Lava St Warrnambool

Gateway Plaza Easter Art Competition

Primary school children are invited to submit Easter themed artwork for display at Gateway Plaza.

Artwork (no larger than A3 size) to be delivered to Gateway Plaza Centre Management Office by Wednesday 6th April 2022 for display in the centre during school holidays. Artwork to be clearly marked on back with name, age & school

Easter craft

Saturday 9 April 2022  1 - 4 pm

Creating community for young and old with the CWA. 
Children will choose to participate and learn through craft.

$1 per child. Afternoon tea $5.00

CWA Hall, 30 Kepler St, Warrnambool 

CWA (Country Women's Association) is a group of dedicated women, supporting women, children and families right across Victoria. 
New members are welcome.  

Craig Doherty

Organ Recital

Saturday 9th April 3:00pm 
St Joseph’s Church, Kepler St Warrnambool
Donation $5 at door

Exploring art making as a tool for relaxation, refreshment, and reminiscence . 

Art Therapy with Fiona Turland

No experience necessary.1 ½ hr session, all materials supplied. 

Sat 16th April & or Mon 18th April 10.30 – 12.00  
New Life Church Bromfield St… cost $20 per session  
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Exploring art making as a tool for relaxation, refreshment, and reminiscence. 
Using pencils, paint, pastels, and collage, reconnect with  your innate creativity in this relaxing, supportive workshop. Prioritising the creative process, this session aims to help you ‘tell a story’ visually, in a playful and encouraging environment. 
No experience necessary.1 ½ hr session, all materials supplied. 

All Abilities Art Exhibition

Warrnambool Uniting Church 
foyers and hall 
115 Koroit Street, 

Sunday and Monday 17th and 18th April 2022 (Easter weekend) 
Saturday and Sunday 23rd and 24 April 2022 
10am – 4pm each day

  The Easter Art exhibition in the Uniting Church foyers and sanctuary has been a much celebrated annual feature of the Warrnambool Easter Festival.  Exhibits have included many forms of art – painting, quilt making, ceramics, china painting, textile arts, floral art, photography, woodwork and many more.

 In 2021 the theme was “A Favourite Hymn”.  This year, 2022, the exhibition is focused on “All Abilities” with local artists of All Abilities invited to exhibit.  Some artists will also have artworks for sale. 

The exhibition opens on Easter Sunday and will culminate the following Sunday with a “Songs of Praise around the World” service.  The morning tea preceding this service will include traditional cakes and Easter foods from many different countries and cultures. Entry is free.  Please come and enjoy. 

Entry Form

Dance with Joy
All Abilities Dance  

20th April 2:00 pm $10

Baptist Church hall 207 Koroit St Warrnambool

Fully qualified and experienced instructor: Kirrie Arms
Students and their carers welcome 
Please phone 55611066 to register

All Abilities Dance  

A school age dance class catering for every capability .... from never danced before to danced for years and love it. It is an all abilities class. Kirrie Arms is an accomplished and fully qualified dance instructor with an innate sensitivity to the needs and feelings of each young person and she shares with them and encourages them a great joy in expression through dance. The class provides the fine line between freedom and the opportunity for gentle, positive learning. 
Please phone 55611066 to register

Songs of Praise

Uniting Church
115 Koroit Street
Sunday 24 April 2022    

10:00am: MORNING TEA    
With cakes that showcase how Easter is celebrated around the world    

10am Morning Tea:
               Enjoy a scrumptious morning tea/coffee with a selection of traditional Easter cakes and foods that showcase                     how Easter is celebrated around the world.

10.30am:  "Songs of Praise"
             Then join us as we sing the chants, songs and hymns of praise from many countries and cultures including                       Germany, Ghana, Israel, Ireland, Scotland, Netherlands, Caribbean, South Africa, Tonga and Australia.

The Warrnambool & District Easter Arts Festival acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.

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Do you have an event in mind?

Easter Arts Festival is all about our community, we would love to hear from you if you have any ideas or events that you would like to see included in our program like local acts, artists, musicians that would complement our Festival theme, make sure to let us know. You can contact us by calling 
John Stephen : 0439 631 030
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