Heathcote Cultural Precinct (HCP) is introducing a Sunday Session series to activate the space in a new way, with the precinct open late on the last Sunday of every month for three months starting this September.
Visitors will be able to visit the HCP Art Gallery and see the latest exhibition, listen to live music from acoustic artists, check out a range of pop-up stalls and food trucks, participate in a yoga session or just enjoy the idyllic location.
City of Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said hosting events in such a beautiful, iconic space adds vibrancy and a sense of community to the local area.
“We are very excited to introduce another offering at HCP and extend its hours for the upcoming Sunday Sessions to allow more time for the community to enjoy the wonderful things found at the Precinct.
“Check out the latest Exhibition ‘Sea Sings, Black Sands and Winged Realm’, tempt your tastebuds with a variety of local food options while enjoying live R&B, Hip Hop/Soul music by Elise Lynelle and Solomon Pitt and river views,
“BYO refreshments to enjoy with a group of friends or bring the kids along to enjoy a picnic by the pirate ship playground while you kick back and relax,
“For those that enjoy living a healthy lifestyle, stretch your body and find your 30 in a free yoga class by Mandala Tree Yoga from 4.30pm to 5.15pm before sampling the delicious food from local artisans - what more could you want for your Sunday afternoon watching the sun go down!”
Blue Water Grill Steakhouse will be offering a special food menu for the series and other confirmed vendors at the September session include; Marcelitas Empanadas, Gluten Free Sweet Dream Foods, Kamals Quarter catering, Broods Pastries, Oishii Modern Japanese Food, Modern Homewares - Lark & Owl, Crafty Hearts, Earty Candy, Delish Ice, Bouchee Amour, Frosted Creations by Bel.
Integrated diversity and unifying place essence is a key focus of the 2016 Heathcote Cultural Precinct Place Vision and Place Plan Project – which came from a series of community consultation in 2015 with 55% local residents in the City and 45% non-local residents.
The Place Plan identifies unique qualities of the Heathcote Cultural Precinct and describes the vision that has emerged for the precinct, summarises insights generated through the stakeholder engagement activities under six strategic themes, identifies a number of place making strategies, and sets out a framework for place planning.
Dates for the Heathcote Sunday Sessions:
Sunday, 29 September, 27 October and 24 November from 3.00pm to 8.30pm at Heathcote Cultural Precinct, 58 Duncraig Road Applecross.
Current Exhibition: 'Sea sings, black sands and winged realm' details
Enter another space that looks familiar and yet is of another time. Jo Darvall WA, Martin King VIC and Bethwyn Porter WA question what can be achieved in printmaking in their Exhibition.
Utilising print and digital media, the three artists create an immersive installation in response to the environment and historic site of Heathcote.
Interrupting the building's history as a hospital, a new world will be ignited featuring animated winged birds circling above, trees and branches protruding into the space, sounds of the sea and childhood memories.
The public are invited to embark on a journey to find a mythical river, perhaps the river which inspired the release of stories from the sea. Signifying the rapid creative development of the site over the past 12 months, the large-scale monotypes produced by Darvall and Porter are the first prints created at Swan River Print Studios. Works previously exhibited in Beijing will also be displayed.
For more information, visit www.heathcotewa.com/whats-on or contact 1300 635 845 | 9364 0666.