Art at­tack

Broome Advertiser - - Happenings - Carly Laden

The quirky lit­tle brother to the Shinju Mat­suri Fes­ti­val will be mak­ing a re­turn to Broome this week­end, show­cas­ing vis­ual arts, per­form­ing arts, gourmet cre­ations and more.

In its third year run­ning, the Shinju Fringe Fes­ti­val will be run by the newly formed Kim­ber­ley Arts Net­work for the first time and will fea­ture an Artist Open House Trail, held from to­mor­row to Sun­day.

Kim­ber­ley Arts Net­work said the Open House Trail would al­low artists and creators to open the doors of their sheds, stu­dios and gal­leries and in­vite peo­ple to ex­pe­ri­ence what hap­pened be­hind the scenes of the Broome art com­mu­nity.

“It’s a rare op­por­tu­nity for lo­cals and vis­i­tors to meet and buy art di­rectly from the artist, and to ex­pe­ri­ence what Broome’s art world has to of­fer,” KAN said.

“With map and cof­fee in hand, they have three whole days to me­an­der through the streets of Broome, or to grab a ride on an or­gan­ised bus tour.

“They will dis­cover the hid­den trea­sures that are the be­hind-the-scenes life­styles of our quirky, creative, un­usual, eclec­tic and amaz­ingly tal­ented Broome artists.”

Fes­tiv­i­ties be­gan to­day when Pearl Shed Fram­ing and Gallery hosted an ex­hi­bi­tion open­ing of works of lo­cal artist An­gela An­der­son.

Run­ning for the first time to­mor­row, the Kim­ber­ley Arts Net­work Snap­shot Arts Auc­tion will of­fer art­works by more than 30 artists, with pro­ceeds set to fur­ther the de­vel­op­ment of the KAN.

Lo­cal artist So­brane Sim­cock will open her gallery on Satur­day for an evening of acous­tic mu­sic, live per­for­mance and an op­por­tu­nity to draw with the renowned street artist.

The Mud and Salt­wa­ter Film Fes­ti­val and Photo Sto­ries, tak­ing place on Sun­day, will present The 2 in 2, in which 10 teams of four film­mak­ers and 10 pho­tog­ra­phers will have two days to cre­ate a two-minute film or a photo story.

The Kim­ber­ley Arts Net­work said with the fo­cus on a few qual­ity events in this year’s Shinju Fringe Fes­ti­val, it hoped to ex­pand its reper­toire next year.

Pic­tures: Ben Hous­ton

Artist Isla Birnie.

Artist Suzy French.

Pot­ter Ali­son Bakker.

Artist Zoe Phreo.

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