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Artist Showcase - Watch renowned artists Kevin Bynder, Sioux Tempestt, Luke O’Donohoe and Mel McVee (aka Melski)  finish painting their unique park bench designs.
This is the BENCHMARK FINALE EVENT so we will be joined by all eight of our Benchmark artists: Anya Brock, Kevin Bynder, Marcia McGuire, Mel McVee (aka Melski), Luke O’Donohoe, Brenton See, Elly Sumner and Sioux Tempestt. Feel free to ask questions about their approach; what inspires them; their art practice; and how art can help you lead a more centred, balanced and thriving life.

Play Games, Relax and Read or Get Creative -Come celebrate the Australian bush, wildlife and the environment with our Bush Fairies. Play games, relax and read or get creative with our nature-inspired recycled arts and crafts activities. Suitable for kids of all ages – including mums and dads.

Circus “Pick Up and Play” Workshops - Join our talented circus trainers who will demonstrate a collection of circus skills. Participants are free to come in at any time and have a go at unicycles, hula hoops, juggling balls, diablo, flower sticks, poi and plate spinning. Suitable for all ages, skill levels, and abilities.

Interactive Storytelling - Get ready to be captivated, enthralled and inspired with storytelling by the fabulous, Clare Stace as “Lizzy Dizzy Lady Bug”.

Stilt-Walking West Australian Wildflowers - Playing peekaboo in and around Central Park’s gardens you will find these stunning and uniquely West Australian wildflower blossoms! Local creative Libby Hammer has created fun and colourful stilt-walking characters that embody the beauty of our natural flora and bring it front and centre in a celebration of what WA is all about. Come and have a chat and a selfie with these gorgeous and engaging blooms!

Plein Air Painting - the talented Perth Plein Air Painters will participate in a Quick Draw Challenge at Central Park. 

Face Painting

Live Music - Grab your colleagues and listen to the beautiful harmonies performed by Chris Gibbs and Champagne Duo in the park over lunch.

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    Event Showings

    Thursday 28 September - 11.30am - 3.30pm Friday 29 September - 11.30am - 3.30pm

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    Free event

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    Central Park Gardens - Corner of Hay & William Sts

    Perth WA 6000