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There will not be a Zig Zag Festival in 2017

The next Zig Zag Festival will be held in 2018

on Sunday 28 October 2018

New Year's Eve Bush Dance

In Stirk Park Sunday 31 December 2017
Click here for details

Zig Zag Community Arts has announced that there will not be a Zig Zag Festival during October 2017.  The not-for-profit community group running the Festival has been operating for over 32 years and this year will only be the third time that the Festival has had to be cancelled in all that time. 

The group is seeking additional committee members and volunteers who will commit to helping plan and organise future arts events for the benefit of the Kalamunda community.  Chairperson, Albert Hazebroek, explained: "Our numbers have fallen too low to mount the Festival this year, but we are working on gathering more members so that we can come back stronger in 2018".

The group continues to be active and committed to developing Community Arts in the City of Kalamunda.

The Arts are an essential public good that creates a ripple effect of benefits felt throughout our community.  Art provides the unique expression of what it means to be human, and that is fundamental to our nature, and it affects us all.  Community Arts expresses this through all the possibilities of participation in roles, as artists, arts workers, practitioners, teachers, students, critics, supporters, and consumers.  

Zig Zag Community Arts still has the support of the City of Kalamunda and will still be working with the Arts community and City residents to continue "to construct a community connected by  creativity". 

There will be a number of events, workshops, and a series of community consultations held this year by Zig Zag Community Arts.  These activities will all contribute to the mounting of a larger and more ambitious Zig Zag Festival in 2018. 
See below for more details.

At the end of the year we have our popular New Year's Eve BshDance in Stirk Park. Family event, 6pm till 9pm see details here

In October there was a big Youth Concert in stirk park, Details here

If you want to ask questions, to volunteer, or provide ideas, please call Celia 9291-3092.

About Zig Zag Community Arts Inc.

Zig Zag Community Arts
(Zig Zag Arts) is a volunteer group with the mission to develop the community in the City of Kalamunda (and nearby) through the arts.

We are a not-for-profit group run by volunteers to promote the arts and community action in the hills and foothills communities within the City of Kalamunda. We are an incorporated group, (registered as deductable gift recipient for GST).
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The organising committee consists entirely of volunteers.  They are community members with a broad range of skills including community development, project management, music, teaching and youth work.  Throughout the year project teams coordinate art and music workshops that involve both professionals and gifted amateurs.

The Aim of Zig Zag Arts is to involve the community in the appreciation of, and participation in community arts.

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Read about What's Happening in 2017, Who are our fabulous local partners  and find out more:
about the last  Zig Zag Festival | about Zig Zag Arts Music | about Stalls at the Festival | About Sposorship

What's Happening in 2017

Although we are not holding the Zig Zag Festival in 2017, we are continuing to engage with the community in a number of ways this year.

Dance in the community brings the music to the people and gets them actively involved.  Zig Zag Arts runs several Bush Dances during the year, where families get together and become part of the art.  The first bush dance this year was the Christmas in July Bush Dance in the Kalamunda Agricultural Hall on Saturday 15 July.  Music was provided by the Black Chooks and the Pioneers. Starting at 6pm and ending by 9pm, it was a wonderful evening of dance and celebration on the last weekend of the School holidays, so the whole family came along.  There will be another Bush Dance in Stirk Park on New Year's Eve.

Art Practice workshops for Women have been very successful in bringing the experience of practising artists to share some creative activities and to discuss transforming a hobby into a small business venture.  We hope to start these again in Early September 2017.

A series of Community Consultations and Organisational Focus Workshops will be held between September and November 2017.  An on-line survey is available on Survey Monkey via this link The Survey will also be available as a paper questionaire from City of Kalamunda Offices and public libraries.  The Workshops will be facilitated by a qualified artistic consultant with the aim of updating the Zig Zag Community Arts Inc. Strategic Plan, and as a secondary goal, to align the strategy with the broader community's values and aspirations. 

The first community meeting will be held on Friday 13 October from 6pm to 8pm in the Kalamunda Club.  Many  participants will be invited to this event, including local artists, other not for profit groups, City representatives and local businesses.
Please email us to express your interest in participating in any of these activities.

Arts in the Community programs will feature a Family fun day in the park in November 2017.  The day will include free craft activities for children, plus music and some food vans.  Local Primary Schools will be invited to participate.

Music workshops throughout the year enable people to play musical instruments together and perform in a community group - the Black Chooks.

Youth concert in Stirk Park themed as a tribute on the 50th anniversary of David Bowie's creation:  Ziggy Zag-Dust.  The free concert featured performances by Kalamunda Senior High School Band, Kalamunda Youth Swing Band and the Junkadelic Band. The concert was held on the evening of Friday October 27th. More details on its own page.

As the year progresses we hope to offer more programs, performances and workshops.

Call for Volunteers
Zig Zag Arts is seeking volunteers to participate in events, to help us to plan, and to help us to organise.
Register your interest at

Zig Zag Community Arts Inc.   
ABN 31-717-398-345 (Registered for GST)

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Many Thanks to our 2016 Festival Sponsors

Doing their bit to support the local community
(the ones in blue boxes have links to their respective website)
Zig Zag  Major Sponsors
LotteryWest Supported  Sponsored by Bendigo Bank  Kalamunda Rotary
      The Shire of Kalamunda Act Belong Commit Mentally Health Logo Healthway Logo

Local and In-kind Sponsors
Centro Kalamunda Logo       IGA Crabbes Kalamunda Logo   Rathmann Engineering  
Arlington Tree Services Darlington & KalamundaCollodel's Ice Creamery Hooked on Hessian Name
  Earnshaws Real Estate    Sophie Visser Music Logo   Kalamunda Men's Shed Logo
  Kalamunda After School Arts   Hills Folk Club

Complete Wellness Physiotherapy Logo     Elevated Grounds Coffee House Logo   Zig Zag Graphics Kalamunda 
Kalamunda Chiropractic Clinic Logo   Mobile Masters   Inspire Art

   Dragancaor Creative - Photographers  Castledine & Castledine Graphic Designers

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