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Taste of Crab Fest with Ben O'Donoghue

 

March 16 ‑ 17

A Note from the Artist

This year's Crab Fest artwork is inspired by the sense of excitement and fun we all had as children leading up to the summer holidays.

My painting revolves around our beautiful Mandjar Bay. There is a real community connection to it, our city thrives around the bay and it really is the heart of Mandurah. Our waterways are such an asset to our city. Boating, swimming and crabbing are all part of the fun had by tourists and locals alike.  

Our annual Crab Fest is a great time to visit and sample some delicious crab dishes, awesome music and entertainment, and there is a good chance the dolphins will even take the opportunity to show off for you. 

The most exciting thing about producing a new artwork for the festival is that we will be auctioning it and all proceeds will be donated locally. I have raised almost $18,000 over the years for charities and community groups through the Crab Fest artworks. The money raised this year will go directly to Mandurah Primary School for uniforms, stationery, excursions and school activities that some families may not be able to fund themselves. It has been an awesome experience to donate locally and to see first hand how it helps local kids.

Another exciting part of Crab Fest is being able to set up a popup gallery on the foreshore. Being able to showcase my locally produced artworks and meet the festival goers is an awesome experience. Come and say hi! I would love to see you there!

The Channel 7 Mandurah Crab Fest is one of WA’s most loved festivals - don’t miss it!
Image of Emma Blyth with 2019 Artwork

Get your bid in!

The Channel 7 Mandurah Crab Fest artwork could be yours! The original painting is up for auction with all proceeds donated to Mandurah Primary School. BID NOW

20 Years of Crab Fest

A gallery of Crab Fest artwork over the years







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