City of Karratha

The Vast Project returns to Karratha

16 Apr 2018

The Vast Project will return to the City of Karratha next month to present a suite of works created by more than 30 Australian musicians and visual artists in Cossack last year.

The collaboration of artistic mediums and processes include a concert, film screening, gallery show and immersive workshops that highlight the unique and diverse elements of the Pilbara region.

City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said The Vast Project would shine a spotlight on Cossack and the wider region, highlighting the area as a creative hub for established and aspiring artists.

“This the first time The Vast Project will be presented and we are thrilled to welcome many of the artists involved back to the City of Karratha for this incredibly special event,” Cr Long said.

“This project is a collaboration of artistic mediums inspired by the Pilbara, from sculpture through to film and song-writing and I have no doubt that we can expect great things from this work and the creative opportunities it will bring our region,” he said.

The Vast Project will be held at the Red Earth Arts Precinct on Thursday 17 May, 2018. Tickets are now available for purchase via the Red Earth Arts Precinct Facebook page.

Artists confirmed to attend include Jae Laffer (of The Panics), Sally Seltmann, Kay Temperley (of Eskimo Joe), The Healys, Ro and Glenn Richards (of Augie March). Further names will be released in the coming weeks.

The Vast Project is proudly supported by the City of Karratha and the State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

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  • In September, 2017, more than 30 local and nationally-acclaimed artists converged on Cossack for a week of recording and collaboration
  • The body of work created will now be presented to the public for the first time on Thursday 17 May, 2018 at the Red Earth Arts Precinct
  • The Vast Project is the brainchild of local Dampier musician and Qynn Beardman and West-Australian songwriter and musician, Jae Laffer
  • All proceeds from this performance will go toward The Vast Trust to support the endeavours and exploration of artists in the West Pilbara.