1 August 2022, 1:00:00 am

Events will happen at various locations


The Living Reef Festival, taking place in Esperance during August 2022, invites the Esperance community to join Artist Angela Rossen, Musician Thea Rossen, Scientists and Cultural Leaders in the exciting workshops and community events to explore and document the living things of the Esperance Reef.

Throughout these events the people of Esperance will create a collection of paintings, drawings and photographs celebrating the wonder and beauty of the Great Southern Reef.  The survey exhibition of these works will open with a community celebration on 24 August and remain on display at the Cannery Arts Centre until 9 October.


31 July  Museum Village Markets - Meet the Artist Angela Rossen and learn about the festival.

5 August  Percussion Workshop - Create a Reef Soundscape with percussionist Thea Rossen

5 August  Reef Soundscape Performance - Come and hear the soundscape orchestra

14 August Community Bird Walk - Community Coastal Bird Walk with Esperance Bird Observers

17 August Nature Study Painting - Learn how to paint a nature study

20 August Walk on Country - Walk on beach with Wudjari Nyungar Elder Annie Dabb 

20 August Nature Study Painting - Learn how to paint a nature study

21 August Beach Biodiversity Exploration and Discovery Morning - at Twilight Beach

24 August EXHIBITION OPENING - Living Reef Exhibition of artworks by Esperance community

25 August Sharing Ideas - Talking about the Reef - discussion with scientists, Elders and community

This festival is made possible with support from the State Government and Lottery West.