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There's Something Fishy About Wagait Beach

Journey across the Darwin Harbour – by ferry or car – to beautiful Wagait Beach, and celebrate the art and culture of the Cox Peninsula at the Wagait Arts Festival. Beginning out the back of Wagait Beach Supermarket in 2014, the beloved local festival has blossomed over the years into the multi-arts event it is today.

By Tierney Seccull 

Set to reignite your love of local art, there’s a full program of events on offer across two fun-filled days in response to this year's theme Something Fishy – a pretty relatable theme given the community is perched on the edge of the ocean!

Something Fishy About Wagait BeachFestivities kick off on Friday evening with the official Opening Night event, featuring a special Welcome to Country with Tibby Quall and live music under the stars from Wild Water. The winners of the 2022 Wagait Art Prize are also revealed, and you can make a night of it with a licensed bar at hand to wet your whistle and BBQ grub to fill those bellies.

On Saturday, works submitted to the Art Prize are on display for your perusal. There’s also an arts and craft market – brimming with locally made treats like homemade jams and chutneys – a spoken word event, and more.

Hitch a ride on the ferry, or load up the car for a nice, short road trip, and get hooked on the arts and culture of the Cox Peninsula.

Wagait Arts Festival

Thumbnail, header & inset: Chay Keating, 'Creature', 2021 Wagait Youth Prize

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