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Excitement builds over the first Roebourne Christmas Art Sale in Karratha this Saturday

Dec 5, 2019

Karratha residents will enjoy an unprecedented Christmas shopping opportunity this Saturday 7 December 2019 when the first ever Roebourne Art Christmas Sale takes place in the town’s CBD.

Starting from 10am and finishing at 4pm, the sale at The Quarter at 24 Sharpe Avenue will see hundreds of high-quality, regionally-made goods for sale including:

  • Art on canvasses;
  • Textiles;
  • Jewellery;
  • Apparel; and
  • Glassware.
  • It is the first time Roebourne’s art groups have collaborated for such as sale, and the diversity of style and goods on offer will stand out, says Pilbara Development Commission CEO Terry Hill.

    “More than 100 artists based in Roebourne are contributing works toward the sale and they have been really busy preparing for it,” Mr Hill said.

    “Four art groups, all located in and around Roebourne, will contribute works including:

  • Wangaba Roebourne Art Group;
  • Cheeditha Art Group;
  • Juluwarlu Art; and
  • Yinjaa-Barni Art.
  • “It’s a great opportunity to buy something that is unique to this region – plus you know that in buying each piece, you are supporting a sector that preserves and promotes ethical trading in Aboriginal art and provides self-employment opportunities for Roebourne-based artists.”

    City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said Council was committed to supporting arts and culture across the City of Karratha.

    “Council recognises the many ways that arts and cultural experiences bring people together and enrich communities,” Cr Long said.

    “The Pilbara is renowned for being an artistic hub, and events like this Christmas art sale showcase the creative talent of Roebourne artists and our community’s strong appetite for the arts.

    “This is a great opportunity for residents to nurture local artists by purchasing an original artwork.”

    Karratha business Dunnart Picture Framers are offering a 10 percent discount for the first 200 customers to frame canvasses bought at the art sale, on provision of proof of purchase at the sale.

    The Roebourne Christmas Art Sale 2019 includes participating art centres Wangaba Roebourne Art Group, Cheeditha Art Group, Juluwarlu Art and Yinjaa-Barni Art.

    The art sale is supported by Woodside Energy, City of Karratha and the Pilbara Development Commission.

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