The Broome Fringe Festival celebrates the grassroots creative community of the Broome area. 2 – 11 June 2023
Kimberley Arts Network is looking forward to launching the Broome Fringe Festival on 2 June at the Mangrove Resort Hotel with the Mud & Saltwater Film Festival. This will kick off 10 days of art, music and performance, all created by the amazing locals of the Broome area.
The Fringe Festival kicks off the busy dry season when the easterly winds and clear blue skies signify the arrival of Barrgana season in the Yawuru calendar.
Broome comes alive in the dry season and the Fringe Festival hosts a diverse range of exhibitions, performances, an open studio Art Trail and other activities that invite you to get involved with our vibrant creative community.
The Broome Fringe Festival celebrates the grassroots community of the Broome area and kicks off the busy dry season when the easterly winds and clear blue skies signify the arrival of Barrgana season in the Yawuru calendar. Broome comes alive in the dry season and the Fringe Festival hosts a diverse range of exhibitions, performances, and other activities that invite you to get involved with our vibrant creative community.
The Festival will kick off on Friday 2 June at the Mangrove hotel. Everyone is welcome to join us for some music and a surprise and the festival runs through to Sunday 11 June. On the same night as the launch, you can get tickets for the fantastic Mud & Saltwater short Film Festival and enjoy some of the best local films under the stars. This year’s fringe festival program includes some favourite events such as the Open Studio Art Trail along with a few new events that showcase the huge range of arts, crafts and culture that are thriving here in the Shire of Broome.
Visual arts are celebrated on the Art Trail, where you can meet local artists and discover fantastic work from Indigenous communities such as Bidyadanga. Following the success of last year’s outdoor painting adventures, artist Amelia Jajko will be hosting another ‘en plein air painting workshop’, this time at Gantheaume Point, capturing the twilight in this iconic location. The Redbill Studio Gallery is hosting Rudebill – a Life Drawing event with a difference. Get ready to get sketchy with saucy models, costumes, music and a glass of bubbles in hand. And the Motherlode exhibition will be an immerse experience at the KAN Shed, exploring the adventures of motherhood.
New to the program this year is the Spoken Word event at Goolarri. The team from Corrugated Lines is getting the gang back together and presenting a night of prose, poetry, rap and rhetoric that celebrates writing and the spoken word. Tickets are available through Humanitix. The is also an Open Mic component for those who get inspired on the night. Also at Goolarri is the Bidyadanga Music Night with the Family Shoveller Band, Emu Rock, Leanna Shoveller, John Bennett and Seaside Drifters. Bidyadanga is well known for producing some of stellar musicians in the region. Skutta will bring stylish Indigenous fashion to the Town Beach Jetty which becomes a fantastic runway on 4th June with designs from across the region.
The Wanggajarli burugun sessions at Yawuru’s Liyan Ngan Nyirrwa Centre will also be on through the week and share the important story of the repatriation of ancestral remains from Europe.