Sand Sculptures at Streeter’s Jetty from 29 June – 3 July 2018
Free workshop for primary school children this Saturday 30 June at 8am
Sand Sculpture workshop for adults this Sunday booked out
Streeter’s Jetty is home to the latest sand sculpting sensation as the Chinatown Revitalisation Project kicks off the school holidays.
Sand Sculpture WA artists Tim and Shani have brought their incredible sculpting talents to Broome and are turning a pile of pindan into works of art at Streeter’s Jetty this weekend.
The design of the main sculptures has remained a secret since work began on Thursday 28 June, but it can be revealed that the sculptures will represent an historical element of Chinatown. The community is invited to head to Streeter’s Jetty to watch the surprise sculptures being carved and evolve before their very eyes!
For those tempted to create their own sand sculpture, Tim and Shani will host two workshops across the weekend. Primary school aged children can turn up anytime between 8am and 10.30am this Saturday 30 June to give it a go during an open workshop.
The workshop for adults had a great uptake of early registrations and its popularity has resulted in it booking out! There is now a waiting list to join, so those who are still interested can sign up to the waitlist to attend the one-hour workshop starting at 9am this Sunday 1 July using the following event link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/sand-sculpture-workshop-tickets-46968774870
For more information on the Sand Sculptures event, check out the Chinatown Broome Facebook page.
About the Chinatown Revitalisation Project
In June 2016, the State Government announced the investment of $10M to undertake detailed feasibility studies and to deliver transformational projects, reinforcing Chinatown as the cultural, historical and commercial centre of Broome.
The $12.7 million Chinatown Revitalisation project is being delivered in partnership by the State Government and the Shire of Broome, with $10 million funding from Royalties for Regions, $2 million from the Shire, and $700,000 from Tourism WA.
The project includes 10 sub-projects all designed to reinforce Chinatown’s position as the ‘Heart and Soul’ of Broome – the historic, cultural and hospitality centre of our town.
These sub-projects include feasibility studies for larger, potentially transformational projects, as well as design and construction of significant street and landscape upgrades to Carnarvon Street and Dampier Terrace to make the precinct more attractive and encourage activity.