Arts & Culture

Sea To Art Exhibition

The annual Sea to ART Exhibition was first held in 2008 as an initiative of the Shire of Waroona in conjunction with local artists. Hosted by Waroona Visitor Centre, the exhibition is sponsored by Shire of Waroona and Alcoa Australia, and is supported by Shire staff, volunteers and the arts community. Now a major annual event on the Shire of Waroona events' calendar, 2016 marks the exhibition’s ninth year.

Held throughout November, the exhibition is an opportunity for art lovers to view and purchase from a wide range of media and styles including paintings, sculptures, pottery, fine woodwork, glass, mixed media and textiles.

Jan Burne & Vida Hill
Artists Jan Burne & Vida Hill

Elizabeth Dzubiel
Artist Ellizabeth Dzubiel works on a garden sculpture

Sea to ART 2017

Sea to ART is open to residents of the Shire of Waroona, Yarloop and Coolup. Entry forms are available from the Waroona Visitor Centre or the Shire Administration Office on Hesse Street. 

Entry forms are due in by Friday 22nd September 2017.

For further information please contact Tracy Goldsworthy on 9733 1506 or email: visitorcentre@waroona.wa.gov.au

Sea to ART 2015

Despite the rain, the opening night of the eighth annual Sea to ART Exhibition on Friday October 30th was attended by over 100 people who gathered to enjoy fine art and wine at the Waroona Visitor Centre. 

The newly elected Shire President, Noel Dew, officially opened the exhibition and praised the wonderful work of the exhibiting artists and of the yarn bombers who transformed the Visitor Centre’s gardens and South Western Highway into a woolly wonderland. 

The Exhibition and Yarn Bomb Waroona involved over 70 artists, artisans, yarn bombers and volunteers plus groups and businesses and was an inspiring collaboration between the Visitor Centre and the community. 

Art In The Community

The community of Waroona has been involved in many art projects including those sponsored by ALCOA and the Fremantle Art Centre as part of their "Art in the Community" series. All projects have been assured success under the creative direction of talented local artists and with the support of the Shire of Waroona, local businesses and families. Each project makes a statement on Waroona’s community spirit and pride of place.

  • Wave your Flag - Created by Waroona's youth, the flags are displayed periodically in front of the Memorial Hall. The colourful imagery depicts the areas of tourism, history, commerce and agriculture.
  • Heritage Bush Poles - View the unique 'forest' of carved and painted jarrah poles (adjacent to the Visitor Centre) near the northern tourist bay. The concept was so well received that additional funding was secured for poles at Lake Navarino Holiday Park, Hamel, Lake Clifton and Preston Beach.
  • Sofa - In the centre of town you will find Waroona’s 2.4 tonne concrete sofa which was once covered by a 'patchwork quilt'. Over 60 local men and women created pieces portraying something important about their lives in Waroona. Due to deterioration of the fibreglass coating it was necessary to refurbish the sofa in 2008 by stripping back the fibreglass and removing the 'quilt' pieces. The new-look sofa was painted by local artist Lorraine Bawden with scenes showing 'old' Waroona, local flora and fauna, and places of interest.
  • Aluminium Sculptures and Mosaics (Drakesbrook Place) - The concept of this project was to develop a series of aluminium sculptures to tell the story of Waroona's heritage, culture and diversity through education and art. Over 250 school children and 100 community members were involved in the consultation phase of the project. The design was based around a common theme with elements within the design reflecting the children’s interpretation of stories told to them by older members of the community. Local artisan Warren East, as leading artist for the project, co-ordinated a team of local artists to create the sculptures, panels and footpath mosaic. An interesting addition to the project are six engraved aluminium panels representing the six aboriginal seasons and these now adorn the Moorditj Miya Building at Waroona District High School and provide an educational insight for local students.

The Waroona Visitor Centre & Gallery Gift Stock

These are just some examples of the stock we have at the visitor centre. The Waroona Visitor Centre & Gallery host the annual Sea to ART exhibition where local artist diplay and sell artworks. If you are a art buyer or if you are looking for an entry statement piece then come vistit us and look at our stock.

If you looking for a perfect gift item we stock the Muddy Creek premium body care range and soy candles,

homemade jams and preserves from Lena's Kitchen. Another popular line is Pottery by Emmy.

Forrest

Bush

Visitor Centre Stock 1

Visitor Centre Stock 2 Visitor Centre Stock 2