Find your way around events in Streaky Bay

VISIBLE artist Henry Jock Walker who will undertake TRASHTALK Posca Party workshops and an installation. Photo: Henry Jock Walker
VISIBLE artist Henry Jock Walker who will undertake TRASHTALK Posca Party workshops and an installation. Photo: Henry Jock Walker

VISIBLE will deliver an exciting program of events between December 2018 and January 2019 in Streaky Bay. 

The newly formed VISIBLE committee are a passionate group of community people who want to proactively market and promote an annual calendar of new and traditional community events and activities in the Streaky Bay region.

The VISIBLE program aims to enable the communities of Streaky Bay to create sustainable events, experiences and opportunities which inspire, activate and connect people to place and generate the regional economy. 

Creative producer, Jayne Holland said, “The group want to work with community groups, businesses and individuals to support the development of new events while embracing the great traditional events that our region offers.”

“We want to showcase our culture, our people and our environment in new and exciting ways so that we can have unforgettable experiences in this great place that we live in or visit.”

Artwork by Streaky Bay artist Lauren Karp. Photo: Lauren Karp

Artwork by Streaky Bay artist Lauren Karp. Photo: Lauren Karp

The committee works closely with the District Council of Streaky Bay and Streaky Bay Tourism to form ideas which are realised through event tourism.

The experiences that visitors and locals can have are wide-ranging and the majority of activities are free.

VISIBLE is made possible with funding from the: Australian Governments; Department for the Communication and the Arts Festival Australia Funding; Building Better Regions Fund; The Australia Council for the Arts and; Regional Arts Australia funding through Country Arts SA; District Council of Streaky Bay and Streaky Bay Tourism. 

Events are supported by the Streaky Bay Area School, Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies-University of Tasmania, Wilderness Society of South Australia, Streaky Bay Marine Products, McEvoy Transport, Sandstorm Events, Elliotts Bakery & Café and illuminart.

Artwork by visiting FINNISH artist Sanna Sillgren. Photo: Sanna Sillgren

Artwork by visiting FINNISH artist Sanna Sillgren. Photo: Sanna Sillgren

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Calendar of events

POP-UP MARINE DISCOVERY DISPLAY

Skulls, shark eggs and sea creatures are just some of the treasures you’ll uncover when you visit the Pop-Up Marine Discovery Display in Streaky Bay this summer.

Details: Streaky Bay Visitor Centre, December 1-February 1. Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm and Saturday from 9.30am-12.30pm. FREE

PRIMAL: EPHEMERAL ECO ART RESIDENCY

An initiative of the VISIBLE team and Streaky Bay Tourism, bringing together artists, thinkers and community to stimulate dialogue around the environmental issues of our time. Nineteen artists from Finland, Australia and regional SA will collaborate to create conversations, engagement and education through an art lens with workshops, ‘soapbox’ engagement sessions and outdoor ephemeral installations.

Details: December 1-7. Times vary. Art Installations on public display until January 25. FREE.

GEOLOCATION JOURNEYS ON! RESIDENCY

Developed as a multidisciplinary educational outreach project across digital portals the collaboration of art, science and education will invoke community activism through an arts and science field trip, three community engagement forums and an eco-art interactive ephemeral installation.

Details: December 1-8. Times vary. FREE.

TRASHTALK: EPHEMERAL ECO ART PROJECT

Join next level and energetic CCD artists Henry Jock Walker, Tristan Kerr and Elliston artist Daniel ‘Moth’ Ross for a series of free art workshops.

Details: Campbells Landing. December 1-8. Times vary. FREE. 

STREAKY BAY MARKETS

Enjoy the massive Streaky Bay Craft and Produce Markets and support talented West Coast makers. With more than 40 stalls from artisans and winemakers, to home cooks and small businesses, there is something for everyone at this Christmas Market.

Details: Institute Hall. December 2 from 10am-2pm.

SEA BREEZE EXHIBITION

Artworks on display and for sale by highly regarded far west artist Simon Smith.

Details: Elliotts Bakery & Café. December 3-January 25 from 7am-5.30pm. Closed on Sundays. FREE.

MARGINTOMARGIN: WOMEN LIVING ON THE EDGES OF THE WORLD

This international research project and artistic collaboration between various global artist communities shows how art can empower women living in marginal conditions in Finland, Russia and Australia. Forty-six women converged on Fowlers Bay in October 2016 for a seven-day cultural exchange which created many of the traditional weaving, felting and painting artworks.

Details: Streaky Bay Supper Room Studio Gallery. December 14-January 22. Times vary. FREE.

MARGINTOMARGIN: PIECE OF HEAVEN

Piece of Heaven is a textile installation where each piece is created in different parts of the world: In Streaky Bay SA, in Windhoek Namibia, in Rovaniemi Finland and in Murmansk Russia.

SANTA BY THE SEA

Engage with the Christmas and festive spirits in Streaky Bay at the annual SANTA BY THE SEA Christmas parade, Christmas tree and shopfront lights competition.

Details: December 16 from 3-5pm. Register at Streaky Bay Visitor Centre.

VISIBLE artist Pam Diment at work. Photo: Jayne Holland

VISIBLE artist Pam Diment at work. Photo: Jayne Holland

NEW YEAR’S EVE CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL

Streaky Bay comes alive on New Year’s Eve with entertainment for the entire family. Listen to great music from 6-10pm as the kids play on the bouncy castles. The fireworks will go off at approximately 9.30pm and then again at midnight.

Details: Streaky Bay foreshore. December 31 from 6pm. FREE.

PERLUBIE BEACH SPORTS

Held since 1914 Perlubie Beach Sports draws in locals and visitors alike for the ‘must experience’ program of events.

Details: Perlubie Beach. January 1. Gate fee up to $5.

INGRAINED: SAND SCULPTURE FUN

Young people and those who are young at heart can partake in a free summer sand sculpture experience led by master sculptor Peter Redmond. 

Details: Corner Linklater Street and Eyre Avenue. January 2-8. Register now.

PORT TO PORT: COMMUNITY ART PROJECTION

Discover the unique histories of the community through vibrant digital artworks projected onto the historic old Council Chamber.

Details: Campbells Landing. January 8 from 8.30-9.30pm. FREE.

STREAKY BAY HO HO HO DOWN CABARET

Dance the night away at a live country and western cabaret to bring in the New Year with popular Australian musician Pete Byfield.

Details: Institute Hall. January 5 from 9pm. Tickets are $25 at Streaky Bay Visitor Centre.

AUSTRALIA DAY

Following a big free breakfast, the previous Citizen of the Year will raise the flag for the flag raising ceremony. Awards will be presented at 9.30am.

Details: Streaky Bay foreshore lawns. January 26 from 8-11am. FREE.