Arts & Culture
Mandurah is now one of the fastest growing regional cities in Australia, and while its relaxed mood is still the same, its cultural landscape has blossomed.
Annual festivals including Channel Seven Mandurah Crab Fest (March) attract people throughout the year. In May each year, Mandurah’s arts and cultural festival – Stretch – brings a feast of colour and activity to the city. It includes free exhibitions, performances and workshops in open-air venues across the city.
Mandurah’s public art trail leads you along the cappuccino strip from the marina to the museum. Along the trail, the new INQB8 centre for contemporary art showcases work from emerging artists while city and regional galleries feature home-grown painting, photography, sculpture and woodcraft.
Mandurah’s rich cultural heritage is expressed in the use of Noongar art and language as well as a collection of the Noongar people’s history that preserves their stories for future generations.
The award-winning Mandurah Performing Arts Centre on Mandjar Bay attracts national and international performers to its leading edge spaces and has a diverse, year-round calendar.
Humming with interesting activities throughout the year, the Mandurah Library and Falcon eLibrary and Community Centre offers art classes, visiting authors and literary events; and their Indigenous and European settlement histories are fascinating.