• Wundowie Iron Festival

    Information below

     

     

    Date:

    Saturday 12th of October 2019

     

    Venues:

    Wundowie Community Hall and Wundowie Oval

     

    Wundowie was the birthplace of WA’s iron ore industry and this unique event celebrates the heritage of the area. On Saturday 12th of October 2019, Wundowie Oval comes to life with iron sculptures, paintings and photography, as well as kids activities, stalls and much more!

     

    Nestled amongst dense bushland, Wundowie is approximately 65km east of Perth via the Great Eastern Highway. Conversely, it is 30km west of Northam, the regional centre. Visiting this year’s Wundowie Iron Festival is the perfect scenic drive for any day tripper.

     

    The original concept for Wundowie was formed in 1942 following an investigation into the feasibility of establishing an iron and steel industry in WA. The industrial history of Wundowie was born on April 15, 1948, when the completed Wundowie Charcoal Iron and Steel mill was opened. The mill was closed in 1981 after 33 years of operation and Bradken now operate out of the foundry facilities, keeping the link to Wundowie’s commercial heritage alive.

     

    The core feature of this year’s celebrations is the Iron Beast Competition. The Iron Beast is an individual or team effort to build a device, predominantly from iron and steel, propelled by the down force of a 20kg weight. A prize of $ TBA will be awarded for the longest distance traveled in 30 seconds.

     

    Art Entry forms and T&C

  • Exhibitions

     

    Painting, Sculpture, Photography and Metal Work

     

    Location:

    All works will be displayed in The Wundowie Community Hall from 10am – 3pm Saturday 12th of October 2019

    Prizes will be presented at 11am Saturday 10th of October 2019 on the Oval.

    Junior Art Exhibition

     

    Location:

    All works will be displayed in The Wundowie Community Hall from 10am – 3pm Saturday 20th of October 2018

     

    Work is for sale

    Direct inquiries to attendant or “official”.

    We require a 15% non returnable deposit.

    All payments to be made to Wundowie Progress Association.

    A RED dot indicates that a piece has been sold.

    Payed for Purchases can be picked up from Wundowie Hall after 4pm on Saturday 12th of October 2019 or on Monday 14th October 2011 from 1pm to 5pm

     

    Prizes will be presented Saturday 12th of October on the Wundowie Sports Oval.

     

    For more information please contact:

    e-mail wundowiepa@gmail.com 

     

    “It’s about our Iron Heritage”