Albany will come alive with an array of different events across the month of July for the Maritime Festival 2022.
From food, culture, creative workshops, art exhibitions and more, there really is something for everyone during this years winter celebrations.
Browse the list below for information on our upcoming events!
Peregrinations of a Citizen Botanist
Saturday, 14 May to Sunday, 24 July
10am - 4pm
An immersive and finely crafted embroidery and audio-visual installation by Susie Vickery takes the form of a cabinet of curiosities.
Charting the journey of the 18th Century French botanist Jacques-Julien Houtou de Labillardière, Susie Vickery presents an alternative history of Labillardière’s journey, with the botanist gradually shedding his European preconceptions as he encounters a rich and ancient land.
This exhibition invites viewers to reflect on our relationships with home and history and to imagine an alternative future for the Australian environment at a time of accelerating climate crisis.
Saturday, 28 May
2pm - 4pm
Come along to the Great Southern Science Council's Photography Workshop to get the scientific edge!
Run by professional photographer Malcolm Heberle, this free photography workshop will help you capture the power of physics and maximise your camera’s capabilities to bring the extraordinary to light. This is a great opportunity to learn, practice, teach and inspire others.
All at Sea Saturday
Saturday, 2 July
The Maritime Festival 2022 will kick off with a fun filled family day down at the waterfront between the Boat Shed and the Albany Entertainment Centre.
There will be fabulous array of activities including the annual Build a Boat Competition and Regatta, water based Come and Try events such as Surf Boating, Dragon Boating, Sailing, Wooden Boat displays to enjoy, a Whaling Boat to explore, cooking demonstrations, food vans and entertainment all day.
Don't miss it!
Menang and Maritime History Exploration Evenings
Monday, 4 July
Wednesday, 6 July
Join Menang Elders and local historians as they explore ancient Menang culture and history and their long standing connection to the maritime environment.
A hearty bowl of seafood chowder and a glass of wine included.
Guest speakers and venues to be confirmed shortly.
Check back for details.
G + B Exhibition
Opening night | Thursday, 7 July
Open daily from Friday, 8 July to Sunday, 24 July
The inaugural G+B exhibition, which stands for green and blue, will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Albany from 7 July 2022 to 24 July 2022.
This multi-media exhibition will see artists draw inspiration from Albany’s Akoya oyster and maritime environment to explore the colours of green and blue.
Songs of the Sea
Saturday, 9 July
Rug up, get your voice primed and join your favourite local talent to sing your heart out and warm your soul.
Make your way to the heart of Albany to join in song with shanty and other performers from across the state.
More details to come.
Maritime Photowalks with Phones
Friday, 15 July
Saturday, 16 July
Phones put photography in our pocket. Phone cameras have made huge advances in quality, freeing us up to be creative, and Maritime PhotoWalks with Phones will fully explore that.
Join The West Australian Newspaper’s specialist travel photographers Stephen Scourfield and William Yeoman to learn techniques, tips and tricks, but, more importantly, they will lead and train your eye and unleash your creativity.
Each PhotoWalks with Phones group will be split in two, to help us focus on the feature of their particular phone’s camera. There will be specific advice for both Apple IOS (iPhone) and Android (Samsung etc) systems. Learn to get the best from exposure and focus controls, portrait and pano, using original and colour modes.
And everyone goes home with a great PhotoWalks With Phones Guide full of tips, there’s more to these phone cameras than you might imagine.
You know your phone can take great photos. Let us help you make great pictures.
To register for either workshop, head to our Eventbrite.
Seven West Travel Club Gala Dinner
Saturday, 16 July
Join Stephen Scourfield for the inaugural Maritime Festival West Travel Club Gala Dinner. You will be treated to an evening of Stephen Scourfield’s travel experiences, coupled with specially written musical accompaniment by Steve Richter.
Your tastebuds will also be entertained – Plantagenet Wines will be showcased, along with local fresh produce under the leadership of our guest chef Costa Simatos.
Maritime Menu Map
The Maritime Menu Map will showcase Albany’s unique produce and providores, leading locals and visitors on a culinary adventure around the City, with each participating hospitality venue hosting a special maritime menu item during the month of July.
Make sure you download your Maritime Menu Map and warm your winter by visiting some of Albany’s wonderful food and wine venues. Maps available in late June for download.
From the Shadows and into the Light
‘From the shadows and into the light’ is a community engagement program inspired by Albany’s coastal setting. Theatre Company Breaksea will deliver lantern and shadow puppetry workshops with three artist-in-residence. A shadow puppet theatre and photo booth will explore stories of the sea and lanterns will create a large scale installation of light creatures at venues throughout the Festival. This project will incorporate 16 school based workshops and 16 community workshops. Check back in May for registration details for the workshops.
Maritime Treasure Trail
A history treasure hunt around Albany for children and families. Can you find the answers to unlock the treasure?
Pick up your Treasure Trail and Passport from the Town Hall from July 2 and follow the trail to find the answer to the clues to claim your prize.
MORE TO COME!
The Maritime Festival is presented by the City of Albany.
With thanks to the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development and the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications through Festivals Australia.