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 Warrnambool and District Easter Arts Festival Inc. is
designed to be an inclusive and celebratory series of events with the theme
“Reflections of Easter”. We are thrilled
and excited to present a diverse, educational and informative series of events
Once again, we are partnering with the Warrnambool and District Artists Society for an art competition and exhibition in many different techniques. First prize is $2500.00 and there are 8 further prizes of $250.00 each.
We are having our first concert at St. Brigid’s in Crossley this year featuring a “Family Concert”. There are 5 different local acts for your enjoyment and the evening will commence with dinner for you to enjoy.
The festival has a very diverse range of events including workshops, concerts, puppetry, youth events, community singing and talks all for your encouragement and enjoyment.
We are extremely grateful for the support of the Moyne Shire, Warrnambool City Council (especially their events team), local churches, community groups and organizations as well as several philanthropic trusts. Without all this support, the festival could not operate.
As you reflect on our theme “Reflections of Easter” may the 2023 Easter Arts Festival celebration, in its many forms, bring you to a new understanding and appreciation of Easter.
Blessings,John StephenFestival Director.
A CELEBRATION OF KEN STOTT’S CHORAL MUSIC
CANTORI, THE HAMILTON SINGERS, THE MERRI SINGERS,
THE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA AND GUEST SOLOISTS
Hamilton Sunday 26 March Warrnambool Sunday 2 April
Hamilton Sunday 26 March 3:00PM Admission $15
Hamilton Venue to be announced
Warrnambool Sunday 2 April 3:00PM Admission $15
Christ Church, Henna St Warrnambool
Music, games and prizes with special speaker basketballer Nathan Freind.
ROCK - UP FROM 6:30
16 TYLDEN ST
2 DAY PAINTING WORKSHOP - Fri. 31st March 7pm to
9pm. Sat 1st
April full day beginning 9.30am
What we'll cover
- the basics (unless everyone has that in the bag)
- how to draw well
- mix colours the right way
-different background styles
- how to give your painting life.
Cost - $100- per person ($50- on booking, remainder to be paid by Friday 31st)
Phone Lorraine to book - 0427519159 - limited places available
Church service - 10.30am
Grace will be up front painting an art piece during the service. Arrive early to view the display of Grace's artworks.
Free coffee available.
1.30pm - Powerpoint presentation and talk by Grace about her prophetic art ministry.
BYO lunch if you are attending both events. Drinks provided
Saturday 1st April
Naringal baptist church
3836 Cobden Warrnambool Rd, Naringal
All men welcome to enjoy a hearty hot breakfast, quality barista coffee and challenging conversations.
Nathan is the Youth Pastor at Kardinia Church across 3 locations; Geelong, Warrnambool and Ballarat. He is involved with Youth Alive and is a former semi-professional basketballer. He is passionate about leadership development, especially in young people.
SUNDAY 2ND APRIL 10AM TO 12NOON UNITING CHURCH
115 KOROIT ST WARRNAMBOOL
The folded paper cranes exhibition will also be available for viewing on April 4th to 6th and on Sundays from 10am to 12noon. Enter from carpark at rear of church. A free event.
SATURDAY 1ST APRIL 3PM ST. JOHN’S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH MANIFOLD ST WARRNAMBOOL Craig Doherty will perform a selection of tunes on the pipe organ in St. John’s Presbyterian Church. Donation is $5 at the door.
5TH APRIL 2PM NEW LIFE
CHRISTIAN CHURCH 41 BROMFIELD ST WARRNAMBOOL
An opportunity to join with others in singing the popular old hymns accompanied by the Salvation Army Band.
A delicious afternoon tea will be provided.
APRIL 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.
Sat 8 April
SATURDAY 8TH APRIL 11AM TO 1.30PM LAKE PERTOBE
A free event featuring the musicians of Camperdown’s Lakes & Craters Band who will join with members of the Warrnambool City Band to entertain all who attend. Patrons are advised to bring their own lunch and chairs.
APRIL FROM 6.30AM AT CANNON HILL
A combined churches’ Easter Sunrise Service celebrating Jesus’ resurrection
and the dawning of a new day.
Elkington from ELK PUPPETS returns to the festival
for two days of action-packed fun.
Children aged 5 to 12 years will learn how to perform with puppets, watch enthralling puppet shows and make their own special puppet.
Cost is only $10 per child. Families are welcome to attend.
TUESDAY 11TH & WED 12TH APRIL 1.30PM TO 3.30PM
WARRNAMBOOL BAPTIST CHURCH 207 KOROIT ST WARRNAMBOOL
St Patrick's Parish Primary is hosting a free Puppet Show
This is an excellent opportunity for kids and families to to and have some fun
St Patrick's Primary School, 9/11 William St, Port Fairy
No registration required
Show duration: 40 minutes
Naringal Baptist Church: 3836 Cobden-Warrnambool Road, Naringal 3277
Turnpirr Aboriginal Art with Bronwyn
Story telling through symbols
Mon. 17 April
Pyrography with Shannon
Hands on creative wood burning basics
Wed. 19 April
at 6pm. Dinner is available from 6.30pm
(Adults $20, Children under 12 $10).
Hot potatoes with all the fillings. Sweets will be served at interval. Please bring your own drinks, cups and nibbles. Concert begins at 7.30pm (Entry is $10. Children under 12 are free). Acts include Trevor Emeny, Fijian Choir, The Lim Family, Demby McKenzie and Matthew Lim.
RSVP by 12th April to 0439 631 030
Sun 16 April
April 16 10:30am
Warrnambool Uniting Church
115 Koriot St, Warrnambool
Join with others to sing uplifting and inspirational songs of faith Free event
Enter from rear carpark door.
Sat 22 April
Joe Ewing and Don Stewart
7.30pm, Saturday 22nd April
Hammond Centre, Anglican Church, 230 Koroit St, Warrnambool.
Admission: $10 at the door
All profits in support of The Community Refugee Integration and Settlement Program (CRISP) A ministry of
Star of the Sea Catholic Parish, Warrnambool.
the singer with the velvet voice
sunday 23 april
Seventh-day Adventist Church
101 LAVA ST WARRNAMBOOL
A free concert featuring the velvet voice of Gavin Chatelier paying tribute to the Gospel songs recorded by Elvis Presley.
I AM LIVING MY DREAM! “Music is the greatest communication in the world. Even if people don't understand the language that you're singing in, they still know good music when they hear it.” A quote from Lou Rawls, I believe, one of the legendary singers of all time, who sums up the way I feel about singing, performing and making music. READ MORE
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
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