The growing success of the Dunsborough Arts Festival has led to a new look Festival booklet that includes the Festival programme and the Sculpture by the Bay competition catalogue.
Five thousand copies, available for a gold coin donation, have been printed for the Festival this long weekend.
Spokeswoman Vicky Small said the Festival programme had become so big that it needed to be expanded into an easy to read booklet.
“The new professional programme has a simple layout, with colour coded sections. We envisage it becoming a collector’s item. The Festival was pleased to be able to give the work to a local Busselton firm, Precision Print, and they’ve done a great job with it,” Ms Small said.
“Programmes will be available at the Sales and Information tent on the foreshore, where there will be a donation box. They will also be available at the Christian Fletcher Gallery where small sculpture entries will be exhibited. We encourage people to recycle where possible if supplies run short.”
Ms Small said the Judges Small Sculpture Prize awards would be announced at the Christian Fletcher Gallery tonight following the official opening of the Arts Festival at 6pm. The Christian Fletcher People’s Choice Award for Small Sculptures will be announced at the Gallery at 1.30pm on Monday.
Judging of larger sculptures takes place on tomorrow morning, with awards and presentations at 10.30am at the foreshore. The JMW People’s Choice Award for larger sculptures will be announced at 2pm on Monday at the foreshore. A $50 JMW voucher will also be announced for a member of the public who has cast a vote.
Another major feature of the Festival is the Welcome to Country by Josh Whiteland at sunset on Sunday.
“There is always a deep and powerful feeling as the sun sets and the digeridoo is played. Everyone is mesmerised,” Ms Small said.