Warrnambool & District Easter Arts Festival is designed to be an inclusive and celebratory series of arts events including Sculpture, Painting, Literature, Music, Singing, Performance, Dance, PhotograficArt and Film
Festival events are held at various venues throughout March and April.
Well, things are moving along quite nicely in preparation for Warrnambool & District Easter Arts Festival to be held in 2021!
Since our last newsletter we are excited to report that there have been quite a few enquiries from people and organizations interested in hosting new events which we will be announcing in the upcoming weeks. We have also had dates confirmed for some of the events. Please see below. We are really excited with how the 2021 festival is developing and the interest it is generating in our community. With many months still to go and more events still in the pipeline, it’s sure to be the most creative, entertaining and informative Easter Arts Festival yet. Some more great news is that Warrnambool City Council and the Moyne Shire Council have both pledged significant funding for the 2021 festival.
Merri View Gallery
Warrnambool and District Artists Society completion with prizes and exhibition at the Merri View Gallery (dates to be confirmed)
Bindi Cole Chokka
Bindi Cole Chokka . 27th March evening at Merri View art gallery and a workshop on 28th March in the morning at Merri View gallery.
CWA display and children’s workshop at CWA hall (dates to be confirmed)
Hosting a creative pasta making workshop with crazy artistic designs.
More details to come. (dates to be confirmed)
Salvation Army Reflections of Easter concert. Salvation Army hall. (dates to be confirmed)
Lakes and Craters band (dates to be confirmed)
Children’s Easter arts display at Gateway plaza. (dates to be confirmed)
Naringal Baptist Church will be hosting:
Sat. Mar. 27th. Men’s Breakfast and Vintage Tractor display.
Special guest speaker: Tim Costello
Thurs. 8th April. Fri 9th and Sat. 10th April: Craft days at Naringal
Mon 12th April through to Fri. 16th April: Laura's Dance Workshops
Craft demonstrations/workshops will be pyrography, painting, woodwork,
crepe paper flowers, watercolour painting.
Displays will be set up from Thus. 8th to Fri. 16th and will include Nola’s doll collection, Easter artworks, photography (to be confirmed) and cross-stitching
Way of the Cross walk. Friday 4th April at Cannon hill.
Songs of praise at Uniting church 17th April at 10.00 am.
New Life Church
Hymn singalong and afternoon at New Life Church on 31st March
Rosanna Palmer all day creative workshop at New Life Church and a Gospel Rock concert in the evening. Both events are free.
Rosanna and Dave Palmer
will also be leading a local church service on Sunday 11th April. Venue to be confirmed.
Since the Easter Arts Festival is all about community involvement and reaching out, we would love to hear if there are any ideas or events that you would like to see included in our program. If you are aware of any local acts, artists or musicians that would complement our Festival theme, make sure to let us know. You can contact us by calling
John Stephen : 0439 631 030
Ragman & Luke's stories of hope is dramatically told by story teller Philip Liebelt. The event was originally for the Warrnambool & District Easter Arts Festival but because of the social distancing rule's brought about by the covid 19 virus. We decided to make a video and put it online for people to view.
Below are the winners of the painting competition at WADAS, the well known painter David Voigt came first followed by Shirley Lindsay and Judy Rauert. The competition was ably judged by Neil Benfell. If social distancing restrictions lift earlier it may be possible to view that wonderful Easter exhibition until late in June.
1st place David Voigt
2nd place Shirley Lindsay
3rd place Judy Rauert