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Chevron Festival Gardens

Elizabeth Quay Enter via The Esplanade, corner of William Street, Perth WA 6000

(08) 6488 5555

A celebration of art, architecture and entertainment, the all new Chevron Festival Gardens is an exciting venture for Perth. And it’s just the beginning … 

A dynamic line-up of artists from Australia and around the world will light up The Mainstage with jazz, world music, rock, pop, folk and gospel, while the garden setting provides a place to sit back and relax as you enjoy international food made from locally sourced produce. 

Meet Festival artists, catch up with friends, or dance the night away – this is the Festival’s new home and yours to enjoy.


THE GARDEN (FREE ENTRY)
Wed–Sun 4.30pm–late
Mon & Tue 6.30pm–late

THE MAINSTAGE
Limited seating for all events unless otherwise indicated on individual event page. Entry is by general admission.

CHEVRON FESTIVAL GARDENS, ELIZABETH QUAY
Enter via The Esplanade, corner of William Street.

GETTING THERE
We recommend you take the train or bus and alight at Elizabeth Quay Station.
Parking available at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.


Conditions of entry are subject to capacity and licensing restrictions.
18+ ID required. Children 10+ permitted with parent or legal guardian.
Entry is at venue management’s discretion.

 

 

The grandstand at Chevron Festival Gardens features a beautifully lush selection of images of the landscape and wildflowers of Western Australia, the place we call home. Every night, images from the below artists will light up the Garden and provide a visual backdrop as you enjoy our new heart of the Festival at Elizabeth Quay.

© From the book Australia's West by Richard Woldendorp, AM.

Artist Statement
Western Australia is the largest state in Australia and is also the most sparsely populated. One cannot help but be impressed, not only by the vastness of the state, but also by the natural landscapes that make it such a unique and fascinating area. Through these pictures I hope to give an impression of the variety of this landscape and its seasonal changes, as well as to show something of man’s encroachments upon it. All the photographs featured are ‘as found’, not manipulated by computer or any other means. For me, to do otherwise would be to insult the natural beauty of the Western Australian landscape which truly needs no such enhancement.
Richard Woldendorp

About the photographer
Richard Woldendorp was born in Utrecht, Holland, in 1927. He has lived in Australia since 1951. He was named Australian Photographer of the Year for his landscape photography and now specialises in photographing the Australian landscape from the air which has led to extensive travels throughout the country. His photographs have been exhibited in Australia and overseas. He was made a State Living Treasure for his contribution to the Arts and in 2012, Richard was appointed to the Order of Australia for services to the arts as an Australian landscape photographer.

© From the book Wildflower Country: Discovering Biodiversity in Australia's Southwest by Stanley Breeden and Kaisa Breeden (Fremantle Press, 2010)

Artist Statement
We strive to make our pictures as true to human perception as possible, so that they are so clear, so moulded and defined that you feel you can reach out and touch the flowers. You feel they are no longer two-dimensional, that there are no barriers between us and the experience of what we saw. Our quest is to take the ultimate pictures of the ultimate wildflowers. However, this is not simply a quest for the best and brightest. Above all we wish to evoke an experience and to draw the reader more deeply into the natural world.

About the photographers
Stan and Kaisa Breeden between them have more than 70 years experience in nature photography and are at the forefront of digital close-up nature photography. Stan is one of Australia’s pioneering nature photographers and writers. He is the author of some 20 natural history books and has been published in the world’s leading natural history magazines. Stan has been the recipient of two Emmy Awards for his work as a documentary-maker with National Geographic in both Australia and India. After retiring from film photography, he embraced the digital realm with gusto. Kaisa grew up in the Blue Mountains near Sydney in a family of artists, designers, writers and marionette puppeteers. A writer and third-generation artist, Kaisa has devoted the last ten years to digital photography. She developed new techniques involving focus stacking combined with HDR and macro panorama photography.

 

Parking

Parking available at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

CPP Convention and Exhibition Centre
Entry: 21 Mounts Bay Road and Mitchell Freeway 
1426 bays, 23 ACROD and 84 motorcycle bays
Open 24 hours

Transport

Transperth InfoLine: 13 62 13 

Transperth Website: http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au