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November 2016

Yurlmun: Mokare Mia Boodja Exhibition

November 2, 2016 - April 4, 2017
Western Australian Museum Albany, Residency Road
Albany, WA 6330 Australia

Yurlmun: Mokare Mia Boodja, which means ‘Returning to Mokare’s Home Country’ features 14 rare, significant objects that originated from the Menang Noongar people, the traditional inhabitants of the Albany area. These objects have been carefully stored within the British Museum’s collections since the 1830s. For the first time, they return together to Menang Country for community engagement, response and the sharing of cultural knowledge. The objects include stone axes, spears, spearthrowers, knives and a postcard. Several of these were collected…

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February 2017

Lotterywest Festival Films in the Great Southern

February 7 - March 15
Orana Cinema Albany, 451 Albany Hwy
Albany, WA 6330 Australia

About From Brooklyn to Bratislava, Tokyo to Tuscany, and snowy mountaintops to the wide open sea, our program of 12 new films from around the world represents the very best of the past year in international cinema. At Orana Cinema you’ll see vivid re-imaginings of the world in Neruda and Julieta, the amusements of family in Little Men and After the Storm, soul-stirring creations in Paterson, Monsieur Chocolat, The Rehearsal and The Dancer and absorbing characters in Like Crazy and…

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PIAF 2017 Great Southern

February 10 @ 8:00 am - March 5 @ 5:00 pm
Albany Entertainment Centre, 2 Toll Place
Albany, WA 6330 Australia

Three weeks of artistic activity within the South Coast. Tickets are available from the Albany Entertainment Centre and Paperbark Merchants. Online Bookings: www.perthfestival.com.au

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Trophy

February 18 - March 12
Albany Town Hall, 217 York Street
Albany, WA 6330 Australia

About And the winner is … Trophies have symbolised victory since ancient times. In the hands of 18 contemporary artists from the Great Southern, the idea of the trophy evokes some fascinating responses and re-inventions. Across a range of media, the talented MIX Artists once again present an intriguing and thought provoking exhibition. Artist Talks Sat 18 Feb, 2.30pm Albany Town Hall Sat 18 Feb–Sun 12 Mar, 10am–4pm

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Encounters – A Discussion About the Yurlmun: Mokare Mia Boodja Exhibiton

February 24 - February 25
Albany Town Hall, 217 York Street
Albany, WA 6330 Australia

A two-part event, Encounters focusses on the Yurlmun: Mokare Mia Boodja exhibition of traditional objects and artworks from Albany in the 1830s. On Friday 24 February Noongar Elders, renowned authors, historians and anthropologists discuss the significance of these artefacts and their return to the area. On Saturday 25 February, join Aboriginal Elders and representatives from the National Trust on a guided tour of Old Farm, Strawberry Hill. Cultural Tour Sat 25 Feb, 10.30am Albany Town Hall Fri 24 Feb, 7.30pm…

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Perth Writers Festival in the Great Southern

February 24 - February 28

In 2017 Perth Writers Festival in the Great Southern brings a selection of leading international and Australian authors to Albany to celebrate literature in all its forms. Join visiting authors Amy Stewart, William McInnes, Kate Summerscale, Ian McGuire and Jessie Burton as they talk about their latest works and their unique writing journeys. Local authors and thinkers will also be sharing their unique insights and perspectives in a series of discussions. Get ready for a program packed full of readings, performance and…

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Albany Farmers Markets

February 25 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Albany Farmers Market, Collie Street
Albany, WA 6330 Australia

Come along and meet the farmers and producers of the Great Southern. Straight from the farm to market; freshest fruits, vegetables, farmed meat, dairy, cheese, fish,seafood and much more.

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Boatshed Markets

February 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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The Boatshed, Princess Royal Drive
Albany, Western Australia 6330 Australia

The Albany Boatshed Markets are on every Sunday (rain, hail or shine) from 10am – 1pm at the Boatshed on Princess Royal Drive, Albany. The Markets feature local growers and producers of fresh and gourmet foods, and Great Southern wines.  In addition to the wonderful seasonal produce grown here in the Great Southern, talented local artisans showcase their beautiful and distinctive products.

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March 2017
$10 - $15

Racewars 2017

March 3 - March 6

Motul Racewars 2017 in Amazing Albany promised to redefine Runway Racing in Australia. Currently the largest event of its type in the Southern Hemisphere RW17 will see 250+ of Australia's fastest street cars compete over 3 action packed days for the crown of the nation’s fastest true street cars. Competitors and spectators alike will be able to enjoy nonstop racing over 1/8 mile, ¼ mile, ½ mile and then finally 1000m passes across the weekend. Racewars isn’t just about the…

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Museum of Water – Amy Sharrocks

March 4 - March 5

‘It is life, death and all the washing up in between. Which is what you want from a museum – the whole of human life. Bottled.’ THE GUARDIAN (UK) About What water will you keep? A vial of tears, drips from a roof and a plastic bottle of billabong water – every drop tells a story. Choose your water, find something to put it in and tell us why you brought it. PIAF Artist-in-Residence Amy Sharrocks invites you to consider…

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