Esperance Wildflower Festival
2020 Festival: “Flowers and Feathers”
You can read more about these various events on the Esperance Wildflower Festival website.
2019 Festival: “Bugs and the Bush”
After 28 years of coordinating the Wildflower Festival the Anglican Parish Council decided in October 2018 to enter into a new partnership with Esperance Community Arts and the Esperance Wildflower Society. This new model will help to ensure that the Festival will continue into the future by sharing the coordination role across three core organisations.
The Festival was renamed in 2018 to reflect this change, with ‘Esperance Wildflower Festival’ replacing ‘Anglican Wildflower Festival’ . The 2019 Festival will involve a wide range of local community groups and events in the lead-up to the event and over the five days of the wildflower display (24th – 28th September 2019).
Esperance Community Arts (ECA) assisted with marketing and promotion and with co-ordination of the arts-related components, which have been a significant feature of the Festival over many years. ECA will also assist with funding applications and will take on an auspicing role for the Festival.
The Esperance Wildflower Festival is a well-loved community event that attracts many locals and tourists, and involves close to 100 volunteers in a variety of roles. We look forward to expanding this engagement in 2019 with a range of creative new initiatives building on the long established traditions of the Festival.
This event was held 24 – 28th September 2019, with a number of projects and events occurring in the lead-up to the day.
You can read more about some of the major arts projects were were involved with below. As well as these, Esperance Community Arts was also involved in the following:
- Guest Speaker: Bee Scientist, Kit Prendergast
- Guest Speaker: WA Botanist, Dr Neville Marchant AM
- Design and printing of the new Festival Signage
- Coordination of Festival Exhibitors
- Planning, coordination and marketing of the MegaFLORA Festival Parade