A free week-long festival to celebrate young Perth artists kicks off this weekend. Presented by Propel Youth Arts, the Youth Week WA KickstART Festival will feature an extensive range of workshops, performances and exhibitions. These include a sketchbook exhibition, photography, comedy and exploratory music workshops, and poetry slams.

Source: Propel Youth Arts WA

On Saturday 14 April, 10 hours of live music performances by WA acts will be held in the Perth Cultural Centre in Northbridge, along with food trucks, and free workshops and exhibitions. There will also be over fifty market stalls showcasing products from local artists and designers.

This year’s theme is Illuminate – Djoondal Djoomba, which relates to space and time. The Djoondal Djoomba reference comes from the ‘Carers of Everything’ Noongar Dreamtime story. This theme symbolises the bright futures of WA’s youth.

The KickstART Festival is now in its eighth year. It’s supported by the State Government of Western Australia, Lotterywest and the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority.

Dates: Friday 13 April – Sunday 22 April

Location: Various locations in Northbridge, Elizabeth Quay, Perth and Curtin University.