REAF LAUNCH - 11/09/2019

On Friday at the REAP lawns and Saturday afternoon and evening at the Vic Hotel – now

Gananlili Centre we saw the launch of the Red Earth Arts Festival at the Red Earth Arts


It was wonderful to see the community out in droves for both these events.

The Red Earth Arts Festival is the City of Karratha’s signature arts festival and one of the

largest regional arts festival in Australia.

Over the years the festival has become a highlight of the City’s annual events calendar but

this year is particularly special because it’s our 10 th year.

Marking this milestone is an opportunity to reflect on the evolution of the arts and culture

landscape over the past decade.

The quantity and variety of arts and cultural experiences has significantly increased during

the past 10 years and Council is proud of our contribution to provide more opportunities for

our community to embrace the arts, through our ongoing commitment to events such as this


This year’s Red Earth Arts Festival launch took place at the precinct for the second year,

with events taking place at the Ganilili Centre in Roebourne, community halls in Dampier and

Point Samson, the Wickham Community Hub and picture gardens, Port Walcott Yacht Club

and Cossack.

Since opening, the Red Earth Arts Precinct has become a hub for contemporary arts and

continues to attract high calibre musicians and performing and visual artists, which is great

for anyone with an appetite for music, dance, theatre and film.

Thanks to our principal partner Rio Tinto for their ongoing support of the Red Earth Arts

Festival and this year’s sponsors, the WA Government through Tourism WA, Pilbara Ports

Authority and Kennards Hire.

I encourage you to view the program at and embrace another fun, family-

friendly festival.