Arts and Events in the Gascoyne

Regional Arts WA acknowledges the Aboriginal people of the Gascoyne as the traditional custodians. We are thankful to be on this country and acknowledge the Elders past, present and emerging. We respect and celebrate the continuing contribution of Aboriginal Australians to culture and the arts.

The Gascoyne covers around 138,000 square kilometres of WA’s north west and covers more than 600km of Indian Ocean coastline – including the famous Ningaloo Reef. Stretching 500km inland, the tropical region is home to roughly 10,000 people, with more than half living in the regional hub of Carnarvon.


Gascoyne in May

When one festival just isn’t enough, there’s always Gascoyne in May! Showcasing the incredible diversity of arts in the region, this collection of festivals across the beautiful coral coast and inland all the way to Burringarrah will give you the festival fix you’re looking for.

Ningalens Festival

An annual community celebration of film, music, comedy and the arts on the Ningaloo coast that is highlighted by the Ningalens Film Competition. Head over to Exmouth to experience art that celebrates the beauty of WA’s natural environment.

Everything about Gascoyne

Regional Freecall


Regional Arts WA receives core funding from the State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Lotterywest.

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet and work. We cherish First Nation’s people and respect their spiritual connection to their land and cultural heritage and belief systems. We value these ancient systems and understand that they are thriving, evolving and will empower and enhance all Australians.