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.
Plans are well underway for the 2024 Festival. 17 events have been planned with some dates and venues still to be confirmed.
A special Festival Launch event will be held on Friday 15 March. Please note that the Art Exhibition at WDAS in Coramba Court will be open from Saturday 9 March and on Sunday 10 March its official opening takes place at 2pm where prizewinners will be announced. A Blokes’ Brekky is planned for Saturday 23 March at Naringal Baptist Church. Guest speaker is Brett Davis from Christian Surfers. A Hymn Singalong will take place on Wednesday 27 March at the Salvation Army complex on Mortlake Road. The annual Way of the Cross Walk will again be held on Good Friday as will the Dawn Service on Easter Sunday. A new event is scheduled for Easter Saturday (30 March) at Lake Pertobe. This will incorporate a Festival Family Fun Day from 10am to 4pm. Activities include a Children’s activity area, a refreshment tent for adults and children, songs from local musicians and performances from the Warrnambool City Band and the Lakes & Craters band from Camperdown. There is a special Children’s Event planned for the Baptist Church on Wednesday 3 April. A Ladies” High Tea will be held at Hammond Place on Saturday 6 April. Entertainer Sean W Smith will be featured in two sessions on Friday 5 April (venues to be confirmed). He will participate in the morning service at Gateway Church of Christ on Sunday 7 April. Naringal craft activities take place on 9, 10 and 11 April. The Warrnambool Uniting Church hosts Songs of Peace on the morning of Sunday 14 April.
Most Festival activities are free or low cost. Return to this website later in the year for updated information.
09-03-24 to 07-04-24
March 9th to April 7th 2024
Opening Hours Friday - Sunday 12 noon to 4pm
4 Coramba Crt Warrnambool
Entries now open for 2024 competition & exhibition
Download your Entry Form here
Entry Fee is $10
Entries to be delivered to
Merri View Gallery on 24th FEB 2024 1pm to 4pm
Major Prize Best in show .....$2,500
Best Oil, Acrylic, Watercolour, Pastel
Sculpture, Other Medium...$250.
Highly Commended $250 Peoples, Choice $25
Exhibit that best fits theme $100
Sunday 17 March 2pm - 3pm
Christ Church Warrnambool
Gold coin Donation to aid Christ Chruch restoration project
Local vocal group, Model Voices, with piano accompaniment
will sing familiar songs including solos, duets, trios and more
Demby McKenzie| James Philpot | Sue walder | Zoe Borthwick | Andrew Philpot
St Bridgets, 212 Koroit-Port Fairy Rd, Crossley
Saturday 23rd March
time 8:30am to 10am
Naringal Baptist Church
3836 Cobden Warrnambool Rd, Naringal
“Great food, coffee,
mates and talks”
All men are welcome to come and enjoy a hearty hot breakfast.
The Blokes Brekkys are about bringing men together over good food and coffee, creating a space to connect, challenge and encourage each other. Our guest speakers share their stories, wisdom and insights and create an atmosphere for men of all ages to think and talk about the ‘things that matter’.
As a teenager in the 1970s,
Brett Davis couldn’t imagine anyone being both a surfer and a Christian.
“I didn’t think it was
possible for those two identities to exist – the Christians I knew were far
from being surfers, and the surfers far from being Christians,” Brett says.
And his identity was
already set. He was a surfer. But when he was 16, Brett met a Christian surfer
at high school. This had a profound impact on Brett, as his friend shared his
life with him.
surrendered his surfing to Jesus. The decision to surrender surfing was just
between Brett and God; he didn’t mention it to anyone. Yet two weeks later,
Brett’s surfing friend, who had brought him to church, told Brett about a
“crazy idea” he had. He wanted to start a Christian Surfers fellowship group.
In 1977, a group of
18-year-olds began Christian Surfers.
In 1999 Brett was asked to
officially form an international mission movement. He took his wife, three
children and “two large orange suitcases” and travelled the world, setting up Christian
The movement now has over
500 groups in 35 nations and over 1500 volunteer leaders.
Led by Rev. Philip Liebelt, Biblical Storyteller and Author of
“The Innkeeper of Jericho and Other Eye-Witnesses from the Beginning”
and “Making Connections: Jesus’ Stories and Ours”
Cost $20 includes a copy of “The Innkeeper of Jericho”.
Warrnambool Uniting Church, Koroit St. Warrnambool
Sat. March 23rd. 10am-1pm
The Salvo Bigband is a twenty piece jazz band presenting music ranging from classic jazz standards, contemporary big band charts and original compositions and arrangements from band members.
Wednesday 27th March
The Salvatioon Army
58-60 Mortlake Rd
Music provided by
The Salvation Army Brass Band
Afternoon Tea Provided
Sunday 31 March from 7.00am at Cannon Hill
A combined churches’ Easter Sunrise Service celebrating Jesus’ resurrection
and the dawning of a new day.
With guest speaker
Churchs of Christ Vic/Tas
SATURDAY 6th APRIL 2024 2.00 pm
Christ Church, Henna street WARRNAMBOOL
RSVP BY 4TH APRIL: Contact Ann: 0431 479 354
Demonstration - All welcome
6th April 2024 Start 2:00pm
Devonshire tea available
For more information contact Gail 0438684366
PorT Fairy uniting Church 44 James st
FRIDAY 29 March 11am from Cannon Hill to Lake Pertobe
An interdenominational event to commemorate
the events of Good Friday.
All are welcome to join in the procession.
Sunday 7th April,
9.30-am-1.00pm Tuesday 9th, Wednesday 10th, Thursday 11th
9.30am–3.30pm Free tea and coffee available
Bookings essential for all
workshops. Numbers limited,
priority to bookings made before April 2nd 2024
For Bookings and Enquiries: phone Lorraine 0427 519 159
The Warrnambool & District Easter Arts Festival is all
about our community. We would love to hear from you if you have any ideas for
events that you would like to see included in our program like 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
The events below are under construction
please check back again soon