Arts and Events in the Great Southern
Regional Arts WA acknowledges the Aboriginal people of the Great Southern as the traditional custodians. We are thankful to be on this country and acknowledge the Elders past, present and emerging. We respect and celebrate the continuing contribution of Aboriginal Australians to culture and the arts.
Centred around the historic port of Albany, the Great Southern Region is popular for its mild weather and unique festivals. The roughly 54,000 residents also enjoy a huge diversity of landscapes, from pristine white beaches to tall timer forests to scrublands filled with native wildflowers.
Drawing in international talent, this uniquely intimate, annual festival is held every year on the WA Day long weekend to share stories through song, story, laughter and every other expression of voice.
A celebration of very part of Albany’s arts & culture, the Vancouver Street Festival is a whirlwind of history, heritage, dance, song, parade and public art just waiting to be explored by anyone with a whiff of curiosity in their hearts.
Arts and Events from the Great Southern
Regional Arts WA receives core funding from the State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Lotterywest.
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet and work. We cherish First Nation’s people and respect their spiritual connection to their land and cultural heritage and belief systems. We value these ancient systems and understand that they are thriving, evolving and will empower and enhance all Australians.