Yagan Square in Perth City is a central meeting hub of green spaces for relaxation and play, and host to a market hall of eateries, with engaging public art – bringing the iconic Horseshoe Bridge, which connects the CBD and Northbridge, to life.
The space offers even more potential than initially thought and turns out it’s the perfect spot for a market, the Indigenous-Made Christmas Market to be exact.
On Saturday 3 December, Yagan Square will enliven with some of the very best Western Australian First Nations artisans and businesses.
From 3pm until 9pm, the Indigenous-Made market sees a spectacular range of arts, gifts, crafts and delicious food – all out on display for your browsing needs.
As well as the inanimate goods, there’ll be plenty of entertainment for the whole community to enjoy, with a hint of Christmas cheer. Expect to get into some Noongar face painting, dance performances, workshops, headband making, rock painting, storybook corner reading, and an Indigenous Santa Clause.
Not to mention, there’s also great view of Perth City from atop the natural forest canopy and play area inspired by geological rock formations of Western Australia.
According to Development WA, “There is a strong Aboriginal narrative that runs through the square which incorporates stories from the Whadjuk people – the traditional owners of the land – exploring themes of place, people, animals, birds and landscape; all of which shape and create a strong sense of place. These stories have influenced various elements of Yagan Square, creating a unique space that is reflective of both culture and history.”
The list of makers for the Indigenous-Made Christmas Market is yet to be released, but keep an eye out for further information regarding the market here. Get into some browsing, get into some food, but most importantly get into the culture at this engaging and educational community event.
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