Amidst the hustle and bustle of Perth’s busy streets and towering buildings, some refuge in an open space amongst some greenery never goes astray.
Central Park on the corner of Hay Street and William Street in the CBD is reimagining and evolving the role of our modern workplace and for visitors alike, with their free event, Benchmark.
The two-day soiree spans across Thursday 20 and Friday 21 April from 11:30am until 3:30pm each day, where you can get into some games, relax and read, get creative, listen to live music, or watch as artists slick the park’s seating.
The day’s highlight sees some of Perth’s top artists coming together to bring their work to life, live in action on Central Park’s benches, in what will become a centre for creativity in Perth City.
Benchmark’s artists include Elly Sumner and Brenton See, who will ever so cleverly transform the Central Park benches into stunning works of art. All while an AR twist brings works from Marcia McGuire and Elly Sumner to life in a new fandangle way.
Amongst the artistry will be stilt-walking Western Australian wildflowers, live music, and interactive storytelling with acclaimed author, Glenn Swift with tales of quokkas, dingoes and crocodiles.
Reset your mind with an art therapy session during your day of grinding, or learn about the body at a yoga demonstration. While families can get their hands dirty with nature-inspired recycled arts and crafts activities.
Benchmark is set to be an engaging day where multifaceted creativity and art can be enjoyed and discovered. Head to Perth’s Central Park on Thursday 20 and Friday 21 April between 11:30am and 3:30pm to discover the worker’s city in a new light.
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