Fresh start

Under new management

In recognition of its experience and capability, the Town of Port Hedland recently awarded the Junction the tender to manage the Courthouse Gallery+Studio in Port Hedland. This has placed the organisation in a strong position to advocate and connect with regional communities through creative workspaces, learning opportunities and networking, contributing to the growth of a robust and diverse creative and cultural sector in the Pilbara.

The Gallery

The Courthouse Gallery is located in the central hall of the facility, featuring floor to ceiling exhibition space. Previously the original Hedland Courthouse, the space showcases works from emerging regional Western Australian artists. View the full program below.

The Studio

The Courthouse Studio is a dedicated artist and maker space, tech lab and photography studio, with facilities supporting the development of creative enterprise. The Stockroom and Store are the facility’s retail platforms for artwork and locally produced wares.

express yourself

engage, grow and empower

The Courthouse Gallery+Studio program of activities have been designed for the Pilbara community to navigate their creative knowledge and skill development through our Creative Enterprise and Artistic Excellence program, as well, provide an avenue for the community to improve their membership and engagement.

HAVE YOUR SAY

west end precinct activation project

At the end of last year, a group of Hedland arts and culture organisations commenced a place activation project for the precinct between McKay Street and The Esplanade to:
+ Develop a common language when referring to the precinct, what is on offer, and the kind of place it is. This language is adopted by stakeholder and the wider community.
+ Encourage longer visitation both day and night throughout the precinct through a mix of uses, events and programming.
+ Improve reputation, image and perceptions of place encouraging return visitation and new audiences.
+ Build sense of community within the precinct and attracting new businesses and individuals.
A place vision and activation strategy has been developed, to use as a plan of action and reinvigorate the precinct area.
The activation strategy includes updating branding, signage and wayfinding, identifying and sharing more community events and activities, upgrading the visual feel of the area and growing the community connectedness. The project is lead by a town team of energised and invested community organisations, precinct businesses, and government agencies who ensure the project vision is on track.
In the coming weeks and months, you will start to see the colouring of the precinct, and opportunities to be involved in providing feedback or championing activities.
So much art