Shinju Matsuri Festival of the Pearl

Shinju Matsuri Festival of the Pearl Information:
Phone: +61 8 9192 6461

Postal address: PO Box 150 Broome 6725 WA

The Shinju Matsuri Festival of the Pearl is held in Broome, WA in August each year. This annual cultural festival features performing arts and visual arts and craft and celebrates Broome’s cultural diversity.

The festival includes an Art Prize in the categories of:

  • Painting;
  • Works On Paper;
  • Photography;
  • Aboriginal Art;
  • and Sculpture.

The 2010 festival

Dates: Friday 27 August to Sunday 5 August

“Celebrating 40 years of Shinju Matsuri!

From the high spirited and colourful waking of Sammy the Dragon after his yearlong slumber; across ten days of festivity bolstered through events for and put on by the community; to a spectacular fireworks finale; Shinju Matsuri is the premier arts, cultural and community event in Broome, Western Australia.

This year the festival celebrates its 40th anniversary! Shinju Matsuri encourages all cultural groups from the Broome community to participate in the celebrations to develop constructive and harmonious Broome community relationships.

You are invited to design and drive a float, perform on stage, submit a work for the art prize, carry a flag, steer a boat, participate in a workshop, taste pearl meat and honor our patrons.

The traditions and knowledge of the history of the Shinju Matsuri Festival, from those in the community who have contributed so much, will only enhance the festival into future years. The Board of Shinju Matsuri invites those who have participated and assisted in previous festivals, new members of the community and everyone in Broome to enjoy the festivities that present a community working together in a true celebration of all the various cultures and people who call Broome their home.”(description provided by the vendor)


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Last modified: July 13, 2010 8:21 PM