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Perth and regional WA is full of awesome arts and events, fun bars, amazing food & drink, unique travel experiences, pristine landscapes and plenty of opportunities to engage with Aboriginal culture, but we tend to keep it well hidden. This site is maintained in partnership with thousands of local operators as a guide to what’s on, places to go and things to do. It includes more than 6,000 ideas, making it the only comprehensive guide to WA. Enjoy!

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Lavazza Italian Film Festival 2019 | Palace Cinemas Paradiso

The 20th Lavazza Italian Film Festival brings films celebrating cinema d’italia in all its glory – from the funny and outrageous to lavish romance, poetic drama and revealing documentaries.

  • Dates:Oct 2 - 23
  • Venue:Palace Cinemas Paradiso

Details

  • Hosted By:Palace Cinemas
  • Venue Address:164 James St, Northbridge WA 6003
  • Ticket Price FROM:$16.50
  • Ticket price TO:$20
  • Type:Film
  • Film:Film Festivals
  • Audience:Adults

Description

Palace presents the Lavazza Italian Film Festival, see the best new Italian films and digitally restored classics screening nationally this September to October. With lots of Australian Premieres, the Lavazza Italian Film Festival is the  destination for the best contemporary Italian cinema – on the big screen! The program includes special events, Q&As, panel discussions, special guests, parties and so much more. Viva il cinema!

The Opening Night selection, THE CHAMPION, is a beautifully balanced blend of the spectacular and intimate, delivering a moral lesson that is both identifiable and strikingly moving the film is set in the glossy world of professional, millionaire footballers.

Two Special Presentations within the festival include THE VICE OF HOPE; a powerful, award-winning film about a woman striving to escape a live of vice and criminality and LORO; the director's cut of one of the most talked-about opening night films in the festival's 20 year history.

The festival is excited to host the world premiere for PROMISED featuring WAAPA graduates Daniel Berini and Antoinette Iesue alongside Tina Arena and Paul Mercurio. Directed by Nick Condi, this is a romantic drama that is certain to hit home.

The Closing Night selection is the Australian premiere of Ron Howard's highly anticipated biopic PAVAROTTI; an access-all-areas documentary that looks back at the life, relationships and the remarkable performing career of the world's most famous tenor.

The festival also features new Italian cinema, comedies, films on art and a retrospective showcase of three of our favourite films from the festival's 20 year history.

Find out more at www.italianfilmfestival.com.au.

Cider & Blossom Festival

Carmel Cider's annual Cider & Blossom Festival. Spend a day in the orchard and enjoy award winning ciders.

  • Dates:Oct 12 & 13; 19 & 20
  • Time(s):10am to 5pm
  • Venue:Carmel Cider Co

Details

  • Hosted By:Carmel Cider co
  • Venue Address:680 Canning Road CARMEL WA 6076
  • Ticket Price:$5 per person payable at the Gate
  • Type:Festivals,Flowers,Food & drink,Winery Events
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,For seniors,Wheelchair Access
  • Music:Country & Folk,Other Music,Soul & Gospel
  • Food & Drink:Cider,Food Event,Food Market Events,Spirits,Wine

Description

Carmel Cider opens their orchard to the public to enjoy the beauty of the 'white blossom'.

Enjoy the day in the orchard or in the packing shed drinking and sampling Carmel Cider's award winning ciders and apple juice.  The weekends will be full of festivities with opportunities to take amazing photos, enjoy a picnic and follow 'Carmel's Neverland' Trail - an activity for the family. 

Live Music from 1pm - 4pm, food trucks, giftware stalls, fresh produce, local wine and Carmel Cider's pop-up bar should keep all entertained for hours on end. 

A Blossum Long Table Lunch in the Orchard might tempt you - more details refer to https://bit.ly/2mFVxHP

General Admission is $5 per person, $15 for a family of 4 (Children 5 and under are FREE)

Oktoberfest at Elmar's in the Valley

Oktoberfest at Elmar's in the Valley

  • Dates:Oct 12, 13 & 19
  • Time(s):11am to 5pm
  • Venue:Elmar's in the Valley
  • Festivals:All Festivals

Details

  • Hosted By:Elmar's in the Valley
  • Venue Address:8731 West Swan Road, Henley Brook WA 6055
  • Ticket Price:$11.76 - $150
  • Ticket Price FROM:$11.76
  • Ticket price TO:$150
  • Type:Festivals,Food & drink
  • Audience:Adults
  • Music:Music Festival
  • Food & Drink:Beer,Cider,Festival,Food Event,Wine

Description

Enjoy a day filled with live music, steins and lots of fun! Elmar’s Oktoberfest is the perfect opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy Germany’s biggest festival in the Swan Valley’s largest BIERGARTEN. Dress up in your finest Lederhosen and Dirndl for plenty of amusement and games, including stein holding, Bratwurst eating, tug-o-war, plus some more exciting good old-fashioned games! The beer will be flowing and BBQ sizzling, with delicious German goodies.

 

Sat 12th & 19th Oct - 18+

Sun 13th Oct - FAMILY Fun Day!

Ice Land: A Hip h’Opera

Fractured like shards, Cole, Carly and Joy must fight the demons of their past to reclaim their future, but it's not easy to leave behind the crystal meth plains of Ice Land.

  • Dates:Oct 15 – 26
  • Time(s):Evening shows 7.30pm; Sat matinee 2pm
  • Venue:Subiaco Arts Centre

Details

  • Hosted By:Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company
  • Venue Address:180 Hamersley Road, Subiaco WA 6008
  • Ticket Price:$30
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events,Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults,Wheelchair Access
  • Performing Arts:Theatre
  • Music:Other Music
  • Produced By:Yirra Yaakin
  • Event Venue:Subiaco Arts Centre

Description

With the flow of jazz, the soul of blues, the energy of electro and the power of funk, Ice Land: A Hip h’Opera uses the language of hip hop to tackle a tough issue currently affecting our society – the plague of methamphetamine use.

Meth has torn apart many areas of our community without prejudice towards gender, age, race, class, income status or religion. Yirra Yaakin has gathered powerful testimonials from users, carers, family members and many others to piece together a full-length contemporary theatre performance using hip hop as the key musical and philosophical drive. Join us as we explore the journey of Ice addiction in all its states, including happiness, invincibility and clarity, through to despair, fear, psychosis and, ultimately, the breakdown of our communities – their ruin.

Alongside a team that boasts some of Western Australia’s best artists, including Australian hip hop kings Downsyde, WA hip hop queen Layla, multi-disciplinary performer, musician and singer Moana Mayatrix of MOANA, and solo hip hop maestro TROOTH, we explore a very timely subject and ultimately ask the question: if meth use continues to escalate within our communities, what is going to happen to our society as a whole?

This production contains coarse language, drug references and adult themes. It is recommended for patrons aged 16+.

Tiny Revolutions

PICA and pvi collective announce an epic think and do tank of tiny proportions.

  • Dates:Oct 15 - Nov 2
  • Venue:PICA Education Space
  • Time(s):Oct 15 - 26 10am – 12pm & 2 – 4pm; Oct 30 - 31 1pm; Nov 1 6pm; Nov 2 1pm

Details

  • Hosted By:pvi collective
  • Venue Address:51 James St, Northbridge WA 6003
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Performing Arts,Talks & Lectures
  • Audience:Adults,For teens 13-17
  • Produced By:PICA: Perth Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Event Venue:PICA

Description

tiny revolutions is a public residency based project that responds to the current global feeling of helplessness by offering a creative response to some of the world’s major challenges.

Members of the public are invited to submit a large issue that causes them concern, and then select a playful tactic with which to respond to the challenge.

The Millennium Project has identified 15 global challenges for humanity, and we have a variety of different ways to respond and bring attention to each one.

The general public can then take part in a THINK tank session to brainstorm ways to respond to the challenges, or sign up to join an elite tactical art response unit to DO some of the actions the think tank generates.

Tackling big challenges starts with tiny revolutions.

Founded in 1998 and based here in Perth, pvi collective is a tactical media art group who create agitational participatory artworks intent on the creative disruption of everyday life. They aim to make their audiences into activists.

Unfolding Acts

An exhibition that marks the 20th anniversary of the Charter of Mutual Friendship between the cities of Perth and Taipei.

  • Dates:Oct 18 - Dec 22
  • Time(s):Tues – Sun 10am – 5pm; Oct 18 6.30pm-8.30pm
  • Venue:PICA: Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

Details

  • Hosted By:PICA: Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
  • Venue Address:51 James St, Northbridge WA 6003
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Art Exhibitions
  • Audience:Wheelchair Access,Adults
  • Produced By:PICA: Perth Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Event Venue:PICA
  • Visual Arts:Other Visual Arts

Description

An exhibition curated by PICA Curator, Charlotte Hickson and guest curator, Ashley Yihsin Chang that marks the 20th anniversary of the Charter of Mutual Friendship between the cities of Perth and Taipei, Unfolding Acts: New Art from Taipei and Perth brings together artists whose practices examine the social, cultural and historical fabric of these two cities, while exploring shared experiences of colonisation, hidden economic systems and enduring natural landscapes.

PICA’s 30th anniversary program revisits key moments in its three-decade-long history as a multidisciplinary contemporary arts space. Unfolding Acts is being presented in 2019 in acknowledgement of a PICA exhibition from 2001 titled Very Fun Park: Contemporary Art from Taiwan.

Untitled (Uura)

Presenting Perth based Martu artist Curtis Taylor's first solo exhibition which brings together multiple streams of his practice including sculpture, installation and film.

  • Dates:Oct 18 - Dec 22
  • Time(s):Tues – Sun 10am – 5pm; Oct 18 6.30pm-8.30pm
  • Venue:PICA: Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

Details

  • Hosted By:PICA: Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
  • Venue Address:51 James St, Northbridge WA 6003
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Art Exhibitions
  • Audience:Wheelchair Access,Adults
  • Produced By:PICA: Perth Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Event Venue:PICA
  • Visual Arts:Other Visual Arts,Sculpture

Description

Untitled (Uura) presents work made over a two-year period of exploration as he worked with new materials and processes of making, finding new forms through which to tell stories and record language. This period of practice marks a departure from his first medium of film and presents a series of carved sculptures and site-specific installations and paintings. Untitled (Uura) explores the artists self and how language, knowledge and persistent memories dwell within and re-surface across generations.

Producing stories in Martu Wangka dialect for his community and younger generations is fundamental to Taylor’s practice. He has a collective approach to filmmaking often working with collaborators and finding opportunities for younger generations and community members to build skills and discover their own practices and methods of storytelling. His films have been shown at The National 2019: New Australian Art at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney alongside collaborator Ishmael Marika, and The Sydney Film Festival 2019 with film making partner Nathan Mewett.

Curtis Taylor asserts narratives of cultural and personal identity, creating immersive spaces occupied by language and ritual that explore the edges of life and death.

Mov'in Bed

The biggest outdoor bed cinema is coming to Perth!

  • Dates:Oct 18 - Dec 8
  • Time(s):Screening time vary
  • Venue:Ozone Reserve

Details

  • Type:Film
  • Audience:Adults
  • Film:Outdoor Films
  • Venue Address:1 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth WA 6004

Description

Instead of just the usual picnic rug and bean bag sitcho, Mov’in bed cinema brings in a whopping 150 queen size beds with LED-lit bedside tables, some comfy pillows and you even get a blankie in case it gets chilly.

Mov'in Bed - The Story
Mov’in bed Season 1 was launched in 2016 and sold out in about two weeks. Mov’in bed won Concrete playground best new event award in December 2016 (People’s choice) and was titled one of the 5 best Cinema experience in the world.

Season 2 (March/April 2017 at the Crescent – Parramatta), 3 &4 (October/December 2017  & November 2018 to March 2019 at The Entertainment Quarter Moore Park – Sydney) were such great successes that on people’s demand the Bed Cinema is back in 2019 for a new season and for the first time Mov’in Bed will be travelling all around Australia. Exciting !

Passion for good Movies.
At Mov’In Bed, we love very much “le 7eme art” so we are mixing multi-award International Movies with the latest Blockbusters, the unmissable movies of the year, fantastic Disney classics, exciting Japanese Animations and Horror movie Nights. Movies are screened in original languages with english subtitles… It’s a outdoor movie Festival !
In bed delivery - Food, Wine and Cinema !
The outdoor bed cinema is also bringing the gourmet goods with pop-up restaurants delivering your favourite food straight to your bed. Of course, you can also enjoy some good wine and beers, as well as some popcorn and candies !
The beds can fit up to three people each, but if you’d prefer something more conventional, it’s BYO picnic rug and you can sit on the grass in the designated picnic area.

“It’s fun, it’s romantic, it’s comfortable and it’s unique. In 2019, Mov’in bed is coming back with the biggest outdoor bed cinema in the world,”

The Mov’in Bed Team.

Nevermind

Early music has rarely sounded as chic or brilliant!

  • Dates:Oct 19
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:Musica Viva
  • Venue Address:5 St Georges Terrace Perth
  • Type:Classical Music
  • Audience:Wheelchair Access,Adults
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • Music:Orchestral,String Quartet

Description

The four musicians of French ensemble Nevermind – combining flute, violin, viola da gamba and harpsichord – met and founded their group while they were students in Paris. A breath of fresh air in today’s classical music scene, they are rewriting the rule-book on period-instrument concerts with a thoroughly engaging mix of virtuoso expertise and unpretentious charm. Delighting audiences across Europe in prestigious festivals and concert series and making their Australian debut with Musica Viva, Nevermind is disarmingly relaxed and unpretentious and thoroughly dedicated to the universal appeal of good music. 

Oktoberfest | Ascot Racecourse 2019

Ascot Racecourse is excited to announce their first Oktoberfest in 2019! Come enjoy all things German while trying your luck with the races.

  • Dates:Oct 19
  • Time(s):9:00am to 6:00pm
  • Venue:Ascot Racecourse
  • Festivals:Ascot Racing Carnival

Details

  • Hosted By:Perth Racing
  • Venue Address:Ascot Racecourse, Lee-Steere House 70 Grandstand Road Ascot, WA 6104
  • Ticket Price:Children (17 & under) - Free
  • Ticket Price FROM:Concession / Group $11
  • Ticket price TO:Adult $16
  • Type:Food & drink,Sports
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly
  • Produced By:Perth Racing
  • Sports:Horse Racing

Description

Come and enjoy this brand-new event on the Ascot Racing Carnival calendar, we will be hosting Perth's largest Beer Hall with plenty of German food, lagers, complimentary steins, beverages and entertainment, you and your mates are set to have a great day out. 

It's serious spielzeit at Ascot Racecourse.

Goon & Nugz Festival

Chilled from the cask and hot off the grill, that’s the way you’ll find the wine and chicken nuggets at Goon & Nugz Festival.

  • Dates:Oct 19
  • Time(s):5pm – 12am
  • Venue:Perth Mess Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:Perth Mess Hall
  • Venue Address:9 Francis Street, Northbridge, Western Australia
  • Ticket Price FROM:$16.20
  • Ticket price TO:$21.76
  • Type:Festivals,Food & drink
  • Audience:Adults
  • Food & Drink:Food Event,Food Market Events

Description

"I came up with the festival as a joke back in 2017, but people went nuts for the concept sop I've decided to put it on for real with the help of the good folks at Perth Mess Hall" says festival creator Ronan Freeburn.

The Goon and Nugz Festival is no joke, however, with eight of Perth's best food trucks dishing out the nuggets along with a crazy amount of dipping sauces. There will also be a range of special chicken nugget inspired dishes on the menu.

A pop up goon bar will be serving your favourite guilty pleasures. Vegetarian and non-chicken nugget menu options available along with a selection of craft beer and non-alcoholic beverages. 

DJ's NDORSE and Pierce Ericson will be dropping bangers all night - not nuggets, and there's so much more to do like ping pong, games, and even a nugget eating competition.

Unfolding Acts Open Day

Get behind the scenes of the exhibitions with our program of accessible activities and talks

  • Dates:Oct 19
  • Time(s):11am-4pm
  • Venue:PICA: Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

Details

  • Hosted By:PICA: Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
  • Venue Address:51 James St, Northbridge WA 6003
  • Ticket Price:Free, but booking essential
  • Type:Art Exhibitions,Talks & Lectures
  • Audience:Wheelchair Access,Adults
  • Produced By:PICA: Perth Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Event Venue:PICA
  • Visual Arts:Other Visual Arts

Description

Meet the Artists: Morning Tea | 11am – 12pm
A morning tea is a great way to start a weekend, but the best way is to join one at PICA with some incredible exhibition artists. Help us welcome artists and celebrate the opening weekend with tea and cake kindly catered by La Veen.

Welcome to Balardong: Storytelling | 12pm – 2pm

A storytelling session with Audrey Narkle Nettle and Tracey Kickett sharing their experiences growing up in and around Western Australia’s oldest inland town, from childhood anecdotes and memories of family to everyday acts of resilience in the York township and on the reserve.

Artist Floor Talks | 2pm – 4pm

Art through the voice of the Artist! At the end of the day PICA delivers a comprehensive lineup of exhibition artists ready to share deep insights to their work. These incredible artists include Chou Yu Cheng*, Jao Chai-En*, Pilar Mata Dupont, and local artist Sharyn Egan.

*Bilingual Mandarin Chinese and English Format

 

Kings Park Wellness Walk

Join in the national conversation around mental health by participating in a 4km walk through Kings Park.

  • Dates:Oct 20
  • Time(s):10.30am - 12.30pm
  • Venue:Kings Park and Botanic Garden

Details

  • Hosted By:Mental Health Foundation Australia
  • Venue Address:Fraser Ave, Perth WA 6005
  • Ticket Price FROM:$10
  • Ticket price TO:$50
  • Type:Charity / Fundraising,Health,Sports,Well Being
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly
  • Event Venue:Kings Park
  • Sports:Walking

Description

When people come together as one friendships bloom, connections form, and change begins. This year, Mental Health Foundation Australia presents the Wellness Walk for Mental Health as part of National Mental Health Month 2019.

This is the perfect opportunity to meet good people in a good environment and move together for a great cause.

The walk takes place on Sunday the 20th of October from 10:30am – 12:30pm, at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, where great company is guaranteed.

About Mental Health Foundation Australia

Founded in 1930, the Mental Health Foundation Australia is one of the oldest mental health associations in the country. Working towards a better understanding of the importance of mental wellbeing, the Foundation seeks to educate the community about treatments available for mental illness, to initiate mental health research and to remove stigmas associated with mental illnesses. 

Funds raised through the Kings Park Wellness Walk will go towards supporting these aims. 

The Color Run 2019

Western Australians of all ages and abilities will soak up good vibes as they tackle the ultimate color-sprayed 5km fun run this October.

  • Dates:Oct 20
  • Time(s):7am to 1pm
  • Venue:Claremont Showground

Details

  • Hosted By:Claremont Showground
  • Venue Address:Claremont Showground, 1 Graylands Road, WA 6010
  • Type:Charity / Fundraising,Music,Sports,Well Being
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly
  • Event Venue:Claremont Showground
  • Music:DJs,Popular Music
  • Ticket Price FROM:$45
  • Ticket price TO:$75

Description

Flying through the Showground, Color Runners will be immersed in a pigment wonderland when they are doused head-to-toe in clouds of color at dedicated Color Zones at each kilometre. The ‘Happiest 5k on the Planet™’ will also feature the Bubble Zone, a pink and purple color-clash at the 7-Eleven Super Zone, and a dream-land Foam Zone by Vöost.

DJ Tally will ensure the fun doesn’t stop after the run, as they host the ultimate post-race party with giant color throws creating rainbow skies, disco beats and peace signs aplenty at the fun-filled Finish Festival.

The Color Run Australia encourages participants to raise funds and awareness for official Charity Partner, the Starlight Children’s Foundation, who are committed to bringing fun, joy and laughter to sick kids and their families all over Australia.

With no winners or official finish times, The Color Run is perfect for everyone, from beginners to seasoned athletes!

UnWined Subiaco

Enjoy the best of Western Australia’s fine wine, craft beer, cider and spirits in a festival to celebrate our unique and boutique beverages.

  • Dates:Oct 26 & 27
  • Time(s):11.30am - 5.30pm
  • Venue:Market Square Park

Details

  • Hosted By:Food & Wine Events WA
  • Venue Address:300 Roberts Road, Subiaco WA 6003
  • Ticket Price:TBA
  • Type:Festivals,Food & drink
  • Audience:Adults
  • Food & Drink:Festival,Wine

Description

With 70+ companies from regions across our extraordinary state, you have the chance to talk to winemakers and producers and taste our beautiful states produce you may not normally have access to.

You can try from over 45 wineries and 300 wines, buy wine by the glass to enjoy on the picnic blankets or order your favourites to take home for later.

Throughout the day you can listen to live indi music, sit in on a wine and food pairing session or wine appreciation seminar and buy some local produce and delicious tapas from Perth’s best foodies.

Or for something special you can upgrade and indulgence yourself in the Club Lounge! Its an exciting and exclusive lounge retreat with wine and food included.

Parallel Resonance

Enjoy a joyful journey of music for marimba, vibraphone, guitar and percussion, influenced by the energetic rhythms and harmonies of flamenco, tango and jazz.

  • Dates:Oct 31
  • Time(s):7pm
  • Venue:Fremantle Arts Centre

Details

  • Hosted By:UWA Conservatorium of Music
  • Venue Address:Fremantle Arts Centre, 1 Finnerty St, Fremantle WA 6160
  • Ticket Price:$24 Adults; $15 Concession & Students
  • Type:Free,Music,University
  • Audience:Adults,For teens 13-17,Wheelchair Access
  • Produced By:UWA: University of Western Australia,Fremantle Arts Centre
  • Music:Jazz,Rhythm & Blues

Description

A jam-packed program of stimulating performances and events in 2019 showcases the immense talent of UWA’s young emerging artists and their mentors, the celebrated alumni, and nationally and internationally recognised guest artists.

From masterclasses and workshops to intimate chamber performances and large- scale collaborations, there’s something for everyone to enjoy, so come along to be inspired and entertained.

Fringe World Festival 2020

FRINGE WORLD is the most popular annual festival in Perth and annually hundreds of thousands of people enjoy the incredible array of entertainment on offer.

  • Dates:Jan 17 - Feb 16 2020
  • Time(s):See Program
  • Venue:Multiple Venues
  • Festivals:Fringe Festival

Details

  • Hosted By:Fringe World
  • Ticket Price:Ticket Prices Vary
  • Type:Festivals
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly

Description

There’s something for everyone at FRINGE WORLD; from comedy, music and musicals, circus and much more, plus ticket prices are great value so you can enjoy multiple shows in one night out!

The 2020 Festival will be held from 17 January to 16 February at more than 150 venues all over Perth and regional WA.

The most popular way to enjoy the Festival is at one of the central hubs such as The Woodside Pleasure Garden or Girls School. The spaces are free to enter and have a magical atmosphere featuring food trucks, outdoor bars and free entertainment.

Gladys Knight

The Empress of soul returns to Australia and New Zealand in February 2020.

  • Dates:Feb 4, 2020
  • Time(s):6-10 PM
  • Venue:Crown Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:Frontier Touring & Arena Touring
  • Ticket Price:$119.90 - $229.90
  • Type:Music
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,For teens 13-17
  • Event Venue:Crown Theatre Perth
  • Music:Popular Music,Rhythm & Blues,Soul & Gospel

Description

Frontier Touring and Arena Touring are ecstatic to announce the return of the Empress of Soul, Gladys Knight, to Australia & New Zealand in February 2020. The seven-time Grammy Award winner boasts over 50 years of experience on stage and in songwriting, film and television, spanning pop, gospel and RnB, and continues to deliver show-stopping performances around the globe.

The soul star along with her nine-piece band will begin in Perth on Tuesday 4 February at the Crown Theatre, followed by performances in Sydney at the Star Event Centre on Thursday 6 February, Melbourne’s Hamer Hall on Saturday 8 February and at the QPAC Concert Hall in Brisbane on Tuesday 11 February. She will then venture across the pond to perform at the Civic Theatre in Auckland on Thursday 13 February and Christchurch’s Town Hall on Saturday 15 February. These will be Ms Knight’s first Australia and New Zealand shows in over 20 years!

FRONTIER MEMBERS PRE-SALE
Runs 24 hours from — Wed 16 Oct (2pm AEDT)
or ends earlier if pre-sale allocation exhausted
Sign up — frontiertouring.com/signup

GENERAL PUBLIC ON-SALE
Begins — Fri 18 Oct (2pm AEDT)

'2040' with Damon Gameau

Award-winning director Damon Gameau (That Sugar Film) will be speaking about the making of his documentary 2040 in the Judith Cottier Theatre at Perth College in Mt Lawley on Tuesday 22 October.

  • Time(s):345pm and 615pm
  • Dates:October 22
  • Venue:Judith Cottier Theatre at Perth College

Details

  • Hosted By:Perth College
  • Ticket Price FROM:$5.00
  • Audience:Family-Friendly,Adults
  • Venue Address:31 Lawley Crescent, Mount Lawley, WA, 6050
  • Type:Film,Talks & Lectures

Description

Award-winning director Damon Gameau (That Sugar Film) will be speaking about the making of his documentary 2040 in the Judith Cottier Theatre at Perth College in Mt Lawley on Tuesday 22 October.

 

Structured as a visual letter to his young daughter, his latest film looks at what the future could be in 2040 if the best solutions already available to improve the planet were embraced today.  The documentary will be shown as part of the event.

 

Two sessions are available to book and the event is suitable for all ages:

  • 345pm - Afternoon session (Damon speaks after the screening of 2040)
  • 615pm - Evening session (Damon speaks prior to a screening of 2040)

Tickets from $5 to cover a light supper/afternoon tea. To book visit:  https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=529675 or https://www.perthcollege.wa.edu.au/whats-on/events/

 

 

The Artist and Her Work

Lady Sheila Cruthers took an immediate shine to women’s self-portraiture when she began collecting art in the mid-1970s.

  • Dates:May 25 - Dec 7
  • Venue:Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Details

  • Hosted By:UWA
  • Produced By:UWA: University of Western Australia
  • Type:Art Exhibitions
  • Audience:Adults,Wheelchair Access
  • Event Venue:Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
  • Visual Arts:Other Visual Arts

Description

This interest expanded into a collection strategy she referred to as ‘the artist and her work’ – Lady Cruthers would collect an artist’s work in addition to a self-portrait, with the two works often hung side by side in the family home. Now housed at the University of Western Australia, the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art holds over 100 self-portraits, many collected as a result of this strategy.

The Artist and Her Work utilises this unusual juxtaposition to showcase the breadth and depth of women’s art practice, replicating the dense and vibrant hanging style of the collection’s original domestic context.

Pairs of works will be exchanged throughout the exhibition period to create a dynamic collection showcase that will reward repeated viewing.

Planet Shark: Predator Or Prey

Leave the outside world behind as you immerse yourself in the incredible underwater world of sharks!

  • Dates:Jul 6 - Nov 10
  • Time(s):9.30am - 5pm
  • Venue:WA Maritime Museum

Details

  • Hosted By:WA Maritime Museum
  • Venue Address:Victoria Quay Road, Fremantle, Western Australia, 6160, Australia
  • Ticket Price FROM:$10
  • Ticket price TO:$20
  • Type:Museum events
  • Audience:Family-Friendly,For kids 4-12,For teens 13-17
  • Produced By:WA Museum
  • Event Venue:WA Maritime Museum

Description

Our latest exhibition will take you on a journey through millions of years of evolution, leaving you with a whole new level of respect for the ocean’s oldest and most effective predator.

Produced on a size and scale never seen in Australia before, Planet Shark includes awe-inspiring models of real sharks, an extraordinary collection of shark teeth and jaws, and extremely old and rare fossils—some up to 370 million years old.

This exhibition also includes a walk through gallery where you will be mesmerised by stunning HD projections of underwater shark footage.

Whether sharks fill you with fear or fascination, Planet Shark: Predator or Prey will have you captivated from start to finish. Don’t miss out on this unique experience for young and old alike!

Out Of The Boxes And Into The Desert

Out of the Boxes and into the Desert explores the Berndt Museum of Anthropology's collection of paintings from the Central Desert.

  • Dates:Jul 13 - Dec 7
  • Venue:Berndt Museum

Details

  • Hosted By:Berndt Museum
  • Venue Address:35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley WA 6009
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events,Art Exhibitions
  • Audience:Adults
  • Produced By:UWA: University of Western Australia
  • Event Venue:UWA Cultural Precinct
  • Visual Arts:Aboriginal

Description

Following on from a recent storage collection project, the Berndt Museum seeks to provide access to works of art that have been inaccessible for decades. These works include stories of ancestral beings that travelled across country, through wormholes and into the stars.

Curated by Vanessa Russ

Free Lunchtime Concerts | UWA Conservatorium

Be transported from the everyday by our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the best musical talent from within the UWA Conservatorium of Music and around the world.

  • Dates:Fridays, Aug 2 - Oct 25
  • Time(s):1-1.45pm
  • Venue:Callaway Auditorium

Details

  • Hosted By:UWA Conservatorium of Music
  • Venue Address:Callaway Auditorium, UWA, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley WA 6009
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Free,Music,University
  • Audience:Adults,For teens 13-17,Wheelchair Access
  • Produced By:UWA: University of Western Australia
  • Event Venue:UWA
  • Music:Choral,Opera,Orchestral,String Quartet

Description

Semester Two Program

2 Aug - Lina Andonovska, Ashley Smith and Gladys Chua

9 Aug - Christmas Comes Early!

16 Aug - UWA Guitar Studio

23 Aug - Irwin Street Collective and UWA Voice Students: Handel's German Arias

30 Aug - The Winthrop Singers

6 Sep - UWA Composition

13 Sep - UWA Winds

20 Sep - UWA Brass

27 Sep - Irwin Street Collective: Beethoven Sonata Project

11 Oct - UWA Voice

18 Oct - Music Students Society (MSS) takeover: Furniture Movers

25 Oct - End of year celebration

The Antarctica Vr Experience At Geraldton

Few are fortunate enough to travel to Antarctica. Even fewer experience what it is like to live there. That's all about to change.

  • Dates:Aug 30 - Oct 20
  • Time(s):Session time vary
  • Venue:Museum of Geraldton

Details

  • Hosted By:Museum of Geraldton
  • Venue Address:2 Museum Pl, Geraldton WA 6530
  • Ticket Price FROM:$10
  • Ticket price TO:$15
  • Type:Museum events,Science,Technology
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly
  • Produced By:WA Museum
  • Event Venue:Museum of Geraldton

Description

After sell-out seasons at WA Maritime Museum and National Museum of Australia, The Antarctica Experience is coming to Geraldton!

This is your chance to experience a day in the life of Antarctic scientists as they research this mysterious continent.

You will see first-hand the work that goes into understanding climate change, managing ecosystems, researching sustainability and conserving wildlife.

Along the way you will:

  • Explore Antarctica from a helicopter cockpit
  • Visit the resident penguin colony
  • Meet the researchers at Davis Station
  • See the spectacular Southern Lights
  • With 360-degree camera control and stunning 4K footage, this is Antarctica as you’ve never seen it before.

Tickets are on sale now! Discounts available for education and family groups.

Cosmopolitan

Art from the 1930s in the University of Western Australia Art Collection and the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art.

  • Dates:Aug 31 - Dec 7
  • Venue:Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Details

  • Hosted By:UWA
  • Venue Address:35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, 6009
  • Produced By:UWA: University of Western Australia
  • Type:Art Exhibitions
  • Audience:Adults,For seniors,Wheelchair Access
  • Event Venue:Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
  • Visual Arts:Historical

Description

The 1930s was a stimulating period in Australian art, defined by the effects of travel and the exchange of ideas, both artistic and political. The exhibition includes works by Lina Bryans, Grace Crowley, Ian Fairweather, James Gleeson, Nora Heysen, Frank Hinder, Ethel Spowers and Danila Vassilieff.

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