‘It’s big enough for Kmart so it’s big enough for me’: Famous Sharron shares her take on Geraldton

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Famous Sharron in Geraldton.
Camera IconFamous Sharron in Geraldton.

Famous Sharron, the self-proclaimed face of WA who is “very famous for nothing at all” has released a video promoting Geraldton as a “town that doesn’t know what winter is”.

Sharron, a flamboyant comedian, entertainer and online personality, was welcomed by locals who showed her Geraldton is “more than just a fuel stop”.

“Geraldton is like a mammogram, you’ve been told to go but you just haven’t got around to it yet,” Sharron opens the video saying.

“It’s big enough for Kmart so it’s big enough for me.

“Oh look, high rises. It really is a city!”

In the cheeky nearly seven-minute video, released across Facebook and Instagram as part of Fremantle-based Art on the Move’s WA cultural tourism series, Sharron showcases popular Geraldton landmarks and businesses including Yamatji Art, the Horizon sculpture on the Beresford foreshore — colloquially referred to as “the big ball” — the Geraldton Art Gallery, and the Tin Heads collection.

“Geraldton is known for its wildflowers and this tree which likes to dab,” she says, referring to the Greenough leaning tree.

Famous Sharron.
Camera IconFamous Sharron. Credit: Supplied

Art on the Move will take Sharron to two more regional WA towns as part of her tour, with her next video to feature Collie and Katanning.

Art on the Move community engagement and learning co-ordinator Mary Wolfla said Famous Sharron was the perfect personality to designate as the face of WA.

“She’s relatable, fun, recognisable, and a regular visitor to the regions,” she said.

“Wherever Sharron goes, it’s fabulous — and it’s this perspective that unveils what makes a place sparkle.

“It is our hope that Famous Sharron can show off some our State’s gems, inspiring West Australians to holiday in their own backyard.”

Ms Wolfla said because of the organisation’s long history touring exhibitions to the Geraldton Regional Art Gallery and its strong relationship with local artists, it felt Geraldton was the perfect location to film the first tourism video.

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