City of Karratha

City all ears for Vast Project

04 Sep 2017

Cossack will be transformed into a multi-genre artistic hub this month as the first Vast Project collaboration gets underway.

Funded by the City of Karratha, The Vast Project will bring together over 25 local and nationally acclaimed artists to work on an album, film and variety of visual arts.

City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said the Vast Project would showcase Cossack and the Pilbara region as one of Western Australia’s most unique creative hubs and provide significant opportunities for local involvement.

 “We are very excited to support this incredible, multi-faceted music and arts commission. Having such a diverse and high profile group of artists exploring our city and using Cossack as a creative muse is a fantastic boon for arts and culture in the region,” Cr Long said.

“Vast Project producers Qynn Beardman and Jae Laffer have extensive experience in the creative industry and their vision for this project is very exciting,” he added.

“A number of local artists are already involved in the Vast Project and hosting these residencies at Cossack allows for some very special community opportunities, including workshops, school sessions, mentoring and art based projects.”

More information on how community members can be involved in the project will be released in coming weeks. For more detail visit

Cossack will be closed to the public from 9-14 September and while this Vast Project session takes place. VAST Project is proudly supported by the City of Karratha.