City of Karratha

Red Earth Arts Precinct open day success

04 May 2018

Thousands of residents turned out for a first glimpse inside the new Red Earth Arts Precinct when it opened to the public on Saturday.

The Red Earth Arts Precinct Community Open Day provided free entertainment, activities and facility tours followed by a special Twilight Tunes event on the amphitheatre.

Owned and operated by the City of Karratha, the $55million facility will now provide a permanent home for arts and culture in the region, further cementing the Pilbara as a creative hub in Western Australia.

City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said the Red Earth Arts Precinct was an incredible building and community feedback on the facility had been extremely positive.

“The Red Earth Arts Precinct Community Open Day was our first opportunity to showcase the precinct and its capabilities to residents and having so many people through the doors on day one just highlights how important this facility is for our community,” Cr Long said.

“The Red Earth Arts Precinct will be a game-changer for the City of Karratha and we are wasting no time in making sure it is fully utilised. An extensive line up of events and screenings are programmed throughout May and this schedule will continue to grow,” he said.

Events scheduled over the next month include The Vast Project, Moonrise Cinema screenings, Beats in the Heat, all new Sundowner Sessions and a live theatre performance of The Lighthouse Girl this evening.

More information on programming can be found at www.redearthartsprecinct.com.au and by following the Red Earth Arts Precinct on Facebook.

The Red Earth Arts Precinct project is supported by the Australian Government’s National Stronger Regions Fund, the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program administered by the Pilbara Development Commission, the Woodside-operated North West Shelf Project, Rio Tinto, Lotterywest and the City of Karratha.

Twilight Tunes events are proudly supported by Rio Tinto, Pilbara Ports Authority and the City of Karratha.