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Guides


Perth Festival 2020

Perth Festival curates and presents an annual arts festival of the highest international quality.

  • Dates:Feb 7 - Mar 1
  • Venue:Multiple Venues
  • Festivals:All Festivals

Details

  • Hosted By:Perth Festival
  • Venue Address:M418, 3 Crawley Avenue, Crawley Perth, Western Australia
  • Type:Festivals
  • Audience:LGBTI,Adults,Family-Friendly,For kids 4-12,For teens 13-17,For seniors

Description

The Festival aspires to create new work and stimulate discourse about Western Australia and our place in a complex and political world. The Festival’s ambition is to lift audience expectations and opportunities for Western Australian arts practice, contributing to a vibrant and resilient culture. Founded in 1953 by The University of Western Australia, the Perth International Arts Festival is the longest running international arts festival in Australia and Western Australia’s premier cultural event. The Festival has developed a worldwide reputation for excellence in its international program, the presentation of new works and the highest quality artistic experiences for the people of Western Australia.

MÁM

Following overwhelming success of Swan Lake (Lock na hEala), Teac Damsa returns to the Perth Festival with a rapturous new production - MÁM.

  • Dates:Feb 26 - 29
  • Time(s):Opens 7:30pm
  • Venue:Heath Ledger Theatre, State Theatre Centre of WA
  • Festivals:Perth Festival 2020

Details

  • Hosted By:Perth Festival
  • Venue Address:174 - 176 William Street, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price FROM:$39
  • Ticket price TO:$89
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:Family-Friendly,Adults
  • Event Venue:State Theatre Centre of WA
  • Performing Arts:Theatre

Description

Around a single red-haired little girl, 12 dancers summon a whirlwind of myth and magic, moved by the collaborative music making of virtuoso Irish traditional concertina player Cormac Begley and European classical contemporary collective s t a r g a z e.

MÁM is international dance-theatre at it's finest, playfully and provocatively taking you on an otherworldly journey grounded in the untamed Earth of West Kerry in Ireland.

Watch in awe as tradition and innovation collide in '90 minutes of tirualised ecstasy' (The Irish Times).

Beethoven's Fidelio

Beethoven's only opera blazes with heroism.

  • Dates:Feb 28 & Mar 1
  • Time(s):28 Feb 7.00pm | 1 Mar 2.00pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • Festivals:Perth Festival 2020

Details

  • Hosted By:West Australian Symphony Orchestra and Perth Festival commission presented in association with West Australian Opera
  • Venue Address:Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price FROM:$30
  • Ticket price TO:$175
  • Type:Classical Music,Music
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,For teens 13-17,For seniors
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • Music:Classical
  • Produced By:WASO: WA Symphony Orchestra

Description

Chained in a secret dungeon, an innocent man awaits certain death. But in Beethoven’s ode to love, risk and triumph, there is one prison guard who holds the key to his fate. Fidelio is the uplifting tale of Leonore, a heroic woman who creates a daring plan to free her husband from wrongful imprisonment, and the tyranny that put him there.

Under the direction of Asher Fisch, Beethoven’s score blazes with soul-stirring emotion in this concert production of a work rarely performed in Perth. German soprano Christiane Libor delivers a mighty, no-holds-barred performance as Leonore, leading one of the finest casts ever assembled in Australia.

Celebrating the 250th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth, Fidelio is presented as a hallmark work of the 2020 Perth Festival. Featuring the full force of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, the West Australian Opera Chorus and WASO Chorus with narrator Eryn Jean Norvill, this once in a generation retelling of one of the most inspiring stories ever set to music is completely unmissable.

Opera in concert sung in German with English subtitles

Porongurup Festival

A day of live music, superb local wines, numerous food stalls and entertainment for the whole family set against the stunning backdrop of the Porongurup Ranges.

  • Dates:Mar 1
  • Time(s):11am-5pm
  • Venue:Karridale
  • Festivals:Taste Great Southern

Details

  • Hosted By:IGA Taste Great Southern
  • Venue Address:153 Woodlands Road, Porongurup
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly
  • Produced By:Taste Great Southern
  • Ticket Price FROM:$15
  • Ticket price TO:$62

Description

There will be cooking demonstrations and the annual Grape Stomp (which is always hotly contested). Kids activities include a bouncy castle, train rides and face painting.

Accompanied children under 18 years enter for free. Wine, food and other drinks are available for purchase. Cash is recommended as EFTPOS may be unavailable at some stalls and ATM facilities are not guaranteed.

No pets allowed (guide dogs excepted).

Ticket includes entry and access to local wineries, food stalls, live music and entertainment including cooking demonstrations and the annual Grape Stomp.

For more information on the event, please contact Porongurup Festival on 08 9853 1136 or [email protected]

Absolute Beethoven - Morning

Beethoven’s powerful overtures set the scene for his most thrilling symphony.

  • Dates:March 5
  • Time(s):11am
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:West Australian Symphony Orchestra
  • Venue Address:5 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
  • Type:Classical Music,Music
  • Produced By:WASO: WA Symphony Orchestra
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • Music:Classical,Orchestral
  • SCOOP ADMIN ONLY:WASO Morning Symphony Series

Description

Beethoven’s powerful overtures set the scene for his most thrilling symphony. More than 200 years since its premiere, the driving momentum of Beethoven's seventh pulses with red-blooded vitality. In the hands of conductor Ludovic Morlot, it will lift you up from your seat as it climaxes with a finale of wild abandon and unrestrained joy.

Tim Minchin Back Tour

TIM MINCHIN RETURNS WITH ‘BACK’ IN 2020! Internationally renowned, award-winning musician, comedian, actor, writer and composer, Tim Minchin is coming back…back-to-back, with BACK in 2020.

  • Dates:March 6 2020
  • Time(s):Doors - 7:30pm, Start - 8:00pm, Finish - TBA
  • Venue:Crown Theatre

Details

  • Venue Address:Crown Perth, Great Eastern Highway, Burswood, WA 6100, Australia
  • Type:Music
  • Audience:Adults,Wheelchair Access
  • Event Venue:Crown Theatre Perth
  • Music:Other Music

Description

After selling out his national tour in record breaking time and receiving rave audience reviews across the country earlier this year, internationally renowned, award-winning musician, comedian, actor, writer and composer, TIM MINCHIN is coming back…back-to-back, with BACK in 2020.

BACK was Tim’s first Australian tour since returning to the country after almost a decade of living overseas and was seen by almost 69,000 Australians after a seven year absence from the stage. The long-awaited tour also saw him pick up a prestigious Helpmann Award for Best Australian Contemporary Concert.

BACK is billed as “Old Songs, New Songs, F*** You Songs”, hinting at a set list of material from all corners of Minchin’s eclectic – and often iconoclastic – repertoire. Minchin has been celebrated globally for writing the music and lyrics for “Matilda the Musical”, which has gone on to become one of the most acclaimed musicals of the last 20 years, winning a record 7 Olivier Awards, 13 Helpmann Awards and 5 Tony Awards. It continues to run in the West End and has already played in over 50 cities worldwide. He also wrote music and lyrics for the musical adaption of “Groundhog Day”, which after an acclaimed limited run at The Old Vic in London in 2016, debuted on Broadway in April 2017 and won the Olivier Award for Best Musical in 2017.

Since his return to stage Tim starred in the ABC 2018 comedy series “Squinters" and appeared as Friar Tuck in the Hollywood release of "Robin Hood". He also starred in UPRIGHT, the eight-part drama series which he co-wrote with The Chaser’s Chris Taylor, actor-writers Leon Ford and Kate Mulvaney, and co-produced with Lingo Pictures for Foxtel and Sky UK

Absolute Beethoven

Beethoven's thrilling seventh and the ecstatic energy of Absolute Jest.

  • Dates:March 6 & 7
  • Time(s):7:30pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:West Australian Symphony Orchestra
  • Venue Address:5 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
  • Type:Classical Music,Music
  • Produced By:WASO: WA Symphony Orchestra
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • Music:Classical,Orchestral
  • SCOOP ADMIN ONLY:WASO Master Series

Description

Of all Beethoven’s symphonies, his seventh is the most thrilling. More than 200 years since its premiere, its driving momentum pulses with red-blooded vitality. In the hands of conductor Ludovic Morlot, Beethoven’s seventh will lift you up from your seat as it climaxes with a finale of wild abandon and unrestrained joy.

Beethoven’s powerful overture sets the scene for Absolute Jest, John Adams’ witty and playful take on the ecstatic energy of Beethoven’s music, performed here with the Australian String Quartet.

Old Blood

Come see electric live band Old Blood smash out a killer blues set at Fremantle Arts Centre!

  • Dates:Mar 8
  • Time(s):2.00pm to 8.00pm
  • Venue:Fremantle Arts Centre

Details

  • Hosted By:Fremantle Arts Centre
  • Venue Address:Fremantle Arts Centre, 1 Finnerty St, Fremantle, WA
  • Ticket Price:FREE
  • Type:Music
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly
  • Produced By:Fremantle Arts Centre
  • Event Venue:Fremantle Arts Centre
  • Music:Free,Gig Guide,Rhythm & Blues

Description

Celebrated as one of the best live acts WA has to offer, Old Blood features Tyler Ray Michie on drums, Shaun Liddell Jennings on bass and guitarists Edo Ekic and Jules Peet. Their modern blues stylings are strung tightly together by the captivating stage presence of vocalist Tony Papa-Adams.

Sunday Music is FAC’s free weekly live music program. Enjoy the best local and touring bands every weekend in the beautiful setting of FAC’s Front Garden. Bring a rug and picnic to this family friendly event, or enjoy wood fired pizzas and drinks from our bar. Some chairs provided.

Ben Folds with WASO

The piano pop maverick returns with all his hits!

  • Dates:Mar 16 & 17
  • Time(s):7:30pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:West Australian Symphony Orchestra
  • Venue Address:5 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
  • Type:Classical Music,Music
  • Produced By:WASO: WA Symphony Orchestra
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall
  • Music:Classical,Orchestral,Popular Music,Gig Guide
  • SCOOP ADMIN ONLY:WASO Special event
  • Audience:Adults

Description

One of the major music influencers of his generation, piano pop sensation Ben Folds delivers a cavalcade of hits, like 'Landed', 'Capable of Anything', and 'Luckiest' fifteen years after his first ever orchestral concert right here in Perth.

The multi-platinum-selling artist has since released numerous collaboration records, and created music for film, TV and a Billboard chart-topping piano concerto. Folds, who currently serves as the first ever Artistic Advisor to the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, just recently released his first book, a memoir entitled 'A Dream About Lightning Bugs', described as a collection of interrelated essays and anecdotes about art, life, and music. He’s also currently touring Australia on a book promotion tour.

But there is no better way to experience one of the modern world’s most distinctive singer-songwriters than with the full power of WASO!

Taste Great Southern

A festival that celebrates award winning wine, delicious fresh produce and amazing flavours of the Great Southern.

  • Dates:Mar 26 - Apr 5
  • Venue:Great Southern Region
  • Festivals:Taste Great Southern,All Festivals

Details

  • Hosted By:CMS Events
  • Venue Address:Great Southern Region
  • Type:Festivals,Food & drink,Travel,Winery Events
  • Audience:Adults
  • Produced By:Taste Great Southern
  • Food & Drink:Beer,Celebrity Chef,Cider,Festival,Food Event,Food Market Events,Restaurant Events,Wine

Description

11 days, 30+ culinary experiences, 20+ chefs

A festival that celebrates award winning wine, delicious fresh produce and amazing flavours of the Great Southern. Located along the pristine southern coastline and expanding into the farming hinterland it includes major centres Albany, Denmark, Mt Barker, Kojonup and Katanning.

With 20+ chefs including local stars, Perth talent and the inaugural MasterChef winner Julie Goodwin and fan favourite Derek Lau across 30+ not-to-be-missed culinary experiences, this festival will be home to a music festival, a wine and food festival, long lunches, degustations, premium pairings, community markets and free events.

Great Southern produce is fresh, seasonal and exceptional. Foods like oysters and seafood, chicken, beef and lamb, heirloom vegetables and cheeses all excel on the south coast. You can indulge in all the delicious fresh produce and amazing flavours at many of the events.

The award-winning wine, winemakers and breweries of the Great Southern will also feature across the program. You can expect to sip, taste and savour wine varietals such as Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Riesling, alongside craft beer made locally in the Great Southern.

Feast on the amazing culinary creations from the very talented local stars as they team up with Perth talent and our Australian Guest Chef while they host a range of smaller intimate gatherings to larger events.

Choose from several self-drive adventure packages and include the beautiful natural attractions such as Walpole’s Tree Top Walk and The Gap as well as manmade attractions. With Easter the following weekend, why not stay longer in the Great Southern!

Indulge. Feast. Savour. Adventure

Taste Great Southern is the heart of Western Australian food & wine!

The Little Lord Street Band | Lyric Lane

Country act The Little Lord Street Band join Steve Hensby Band to showcase debut single!

  • Dates:Mar 27
  • Time(s):Doors open at 7:00pm
  • Venue:Lyric Lane

Details

  • Hosted By:Lyric Lane
  • Venue Address:177 Guildford Road 6051 Maylands, WA, Australia
  • Ticket Price FROM:$5
  • Ticket price TO:$10
  • Audience:Adults
  • Music:Country & Folk,Gig Guide

Description

The Little Lord Street Band release their new single ‘Fighting for Air’ on Friday, March 20. Launching the single alongside good friends the Steve Hensby Band at a double-header launch taking place at Lyric Lane on Friday, March 27, ‘Fighting for Air’ and tour come ahead of the band’s debut album, due for release in August.

Touring regional Western Australia is a bonding experience for The Little Lord Street Band and helps them reconnect with friends and favourite places. Tash Shanks describes their relationship with touring:
 
“Going on tour in W.A is like 'visiting family for a Sunday roast', you get to play catch up with all these awesome venues, publicans, audiences, locals and ya 'road family' along the way. You get to see the great outdoors - our beautiful backyard here in W.A whilst making music with your best pals and experiencing the road together, creating stories and memories”.
 
The single comes out March 20 ahead of the 11 date ‘Fighting For Air’ Single Tour, kicking off with the band’s launch on March 27. The band will visit the South West, Great Southern, Gascoyne and Mid-West regions of WA before heading back home

Bunny | Pica

Exploring the relational politics in spectatorship.

  • Dates:31 March 1, 3 & 4 April
  • Time(s):7:30pm
  • Venue:PICA: Perth Institute of Contemporary Art

Details

  • Hosted By:PICA
  • Venue Address:51 James St, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price:$25
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:LGBTI,Adults
  • Produced By:PICA: Perth Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Event Venue:PICA
  • Performing Arts:Dance,Theatre

Description

In order to unravel shared lines of connection, to suspend tension and to unleash collective desires, Kok and George look to macrame´, sailors’ knots, Chinese knots and rope bondage to weave together an interactive experience of collectivity. “Bunny” is a nickname given to the person being tied in rope bondage. In this work, we ask ourselves this question: What if everyone (in the theatre) is a Bunny?

 

Ocean Alley Australian Tour

Ocean Alley are stoked to reveal their first national tour of Australia since 2018

  • Dates:May 1st, 2020
  • Time(s):6:00pm
  • Venue:Fremantle Arts Centre

Details

  • Hosted By:Fremantle Arts Centre
  • Venue Address:Fremantle Arts Centre, 1 Finnerty St, Fremantle WA 6160
  • Ticket Price:$79.00
  • Type:Music
  • Audience:Adults
  • Produced By:Fremantle Arts Centre
  • Event Venue:Fremantle Arts Centre
  • Music:Concert Tours,Gig Guide,Popular Music

Description

The six-piece will kick off the tour at Fremantle Art Centre in Perth on Friday 1 May, making their way through Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane and wrapping up in Sydney. Perth’s wacky Psychedelic Porn Crumpets join the national run as main supports, bringing their sprawling and grungy psych-round sound to the stage, accompanied by fellow Perth outfit, indie-pop darlings Dulcie who have mesmerised listeners since bursting onto the scene in 2018.

Ord Valley Muster

A festival of music, art and culture in the Kimberley.

  • Dates:May 15 - 24
  • Venue:Kununurra
  • Festivals:All Festivals,Ord Valley Muster

Details

  • Hosted By:Ord Valley Muster
  • Venue Address:Jim Hughes Amphitheatre, Kununurra WA 6743
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events,Festivals,Food & drink,Music,Performing Arts,Sports,Travel
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly
  • Event Venue:Ord Valley Muster Festival Hub

Description

Through a diverse calendar packed with exciting events & experiences (rodeo, dining under the stars, music, yoga boats, comedy and more) to the the local characters & flavour that make Kununurra and the East Kimberley one of the most iconic destinations in the world, the Muster is a truly enthralling, enchanting and magical experience for all.

From humble beginnings in 2001, the Argyle Diamonds Ord Valley Muster came to life quietly as a simple one night affair – a pleasant dinner in the outback for local businesses. Since then it has grown at lightning speed to be firmly established as a pre-eminent event in the national festival calendar,being a 3 time Hall of Fame Inductee (2017-2011-2008) at the WA Tourism Awards as well as being officially recognised as the Best Regional Event in Australia at the 2015 Australian Event Awards to name but a few notches of the Muster’s belt.

There are a range of amazing Land or Air Travel Packages available to help get you here starting at $405*pp (t&c’s apply), so you have no excuse to tick this one off your travel, foodie, adventure or 4×4 bucket lists…

The Muster’s major draw-card, the ‘Aviair Helispirit Kimberley Moon Experience’ continues, deservedly so, to receive international attention and acclaim. Staged at Celebrity Tree Park, the ‘Aviair Helispirit Kimberley Moon Experience’ is attended by celebrities, politicians and business leaders alike. Attracting over 5000 patrons, including 625 guests enjoying a 5 star concert and dining experience within the Kimberley Fine Diamonds Dinner, this truly is a unique and unforgettable experience – a place where city and country folk meet, mingle and dance under the stars.

For The Love 2020

Write this Summer's story as For The Love brings some massive names to Perth including Hayden James, Gorgon City and Safia.

  • Dates:Feb 29
  • Time(s):1:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Venue:McCallum Park

Details

  • Hosted By:For The Love, Nana Judy, Soda, LIfe Without Andy & Untitled.
  • Venue Address:Garland St, Victoria Park WA 6100
  • Type:Festivals,Music
  • Audience:Adults,For teens 13-17
  • Music:Music Festival,Popular Music

Description

Join Hayden James, Gorgon City, Safia, Mansionair and more as you party under Perth's stunning late summer sunset. Taking place in Victoria Park's McCallum Park, you'll be treated to some of the best views of Perth City, while also being super close to public transport. 

Hayden James is Australia's biggest up-and-coming electronic dance music artist, producing such hits as "Something About You", "Just Friends' and "Numb" - he knows how to get a party started. Other artists performing at For The Love include Gorgon City, Sadia, Mansionair, Touch Sensitive, Set Mo, Eves Karydas, Owl Eyes and London Topaz!

John Prince Siddon: All Mixed Up

John Prince Siddon draws on contemporary politics, social issues and personal experiences to present a kaleidoscopic vision of Australia.

  • Dates:Feb 5 - Mar 22
  • Time(s):Mon – Sun, 10am–5pm; Feb 5, 6.30-9pm
  • Venue:Fremantle Arts Centre
  • Festivals:Perth Festival 2020

Details

  • Hosted By:Fremantle Arts Centre
  • Venue Address:1 Finnerty St, Fremantle WA 6160
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Art Exhibitions
  • Audience:Adults,Wheelchair Access
  • Produced By:Fremantle Arts Centre
  • Event Venue:Fremantle Arts Centre
  • Visual Arts:Painting

Description

A Walmajarri man living and working from Fitzroy Crossing in the West Kimberley, he combines diverse influences drawn from television and the traditional Kimberley craft of boab nut carving, desert iconography and the epic characters of the Narrangkarni (Dreamtime) to create uncanny technicolour vignettes.

All Mixed Up is complimented by a selection of paintings made in the 1990s by Butcher Cherel Janangoo, a key elder of the Gooniyandi language group instrumental in the retention of men’s law ceremony at Muludja Community. This vibrant pairing offers a glimpse of the rich variety of cultures clustered around Fitzroy Crossing’s Mangkaja Art Centre. Curated by Emilia Galatis in collaboration with Lynley Nargoordah.

Ian Strange: Suburban Interventions 2008 – 2020

Ian Strange is a Western Australian-born artist who has forged an international career with a series of site specific and community based projects.

  • Dates:Feb 6 - Apr 24
  • Time(s):Mon - Fri, 11am-5pm; Sat & Sun, 12-4pm; Feb 6, 6.30-8.30pm
  • Venue:John Curtin Gallery
  • Festivals:Perth Festival 2020

Details

  • Hosted By:John Curtin Gallery
  • Venue Address:Kent Street, Bentley WA 6102
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Art Exhibitions
  • Audience:Adults,Wheelchair Access
  • Event Venue:John Curtin Gallery
  • Visual Arts:Photography,Video

Description

His ambitious transformations of full scale homes manifest the anxieties in suburban life, presenting images eerily devoid of the human presence that their existence depends on. Suburban Interventions is the first large scale survey of the artist’s photography and films, offering an in depth opportunity to unpack more than a decade of artistic practice.

Mia Kurrum Maun (Far From Home)

Acclaimed artist Sandra Hill examines the spectre of Aboriginal cultural annihilation

  • Dates:Feb 6 - Apr 24
  • Time(s):Mon – Fri, 11am – 5pm; Sat & Sun, 12 – 4pm; Feb 6, 6.30-8.30pm
  • Venue:John Curtin Gallery
  • Festivals:Perth Festival 2020

Details

  • Hosted By:John Curtin Gallery
  • Venue Address:Kent Street, Bentley WA 6102
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Art Exhibitions
  • Audience:Adults,Wheelchair Access
  • Event Venue:John Curtin Gallery
  • Visual Arts:Aboriginal,Painting

Description

Much of this exhibition reveals Hill's own lived experience as a Noongar woman of the Stolen Generations and the profound impact that government policies and widespread racial discrimination have had upon generations of Aboriginal women. For the first time Hill’s work uncovering these experiences has been brought together to present a compelling portrait of Australia's recent shared history.

Ballet At The Quarry - Light And Shadow

Summer favourite Ballet at the Quarry is back with a series of three short contemporary dance works to experience under the stars.

  • Dates:Feb 7-8, 11-15, 18-22, & 26-29
  • Time(s):Opens 8:00pm
  • Venue:Quarry Amphitheatre
  • Festivals:Perth Festival 2020

Details

  • Hosted By:Perth Festival
  • Venue Address:1 Waldron Drive, City Beach WA 6015
  • Ticket Price FROM:$48
  • Ticket price TO:$85
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,For seniors,Wheelchair Access
  • Performing Arts:Ballet

Description

Dracula choreographer Krzysztof Pastor returns with In Light and Shadow, a neo-classical work set to the music of Bach. Light and shadow interplay as uber-contemporary lines juxtapose with Bach’s rich music. Witness a breathtaking duet accompanied by the Aria before the Corps de Ballet create a magnificent kaleidoscope of patterns to the joyous Orchestral Suite no. 3 in D major.

Graeme Murphy presents a tantalising excerpt from his powerful work Air and Other Invisible Forces. With costume design by Australian Akira Isogawa, you'll be taken on an emotional journey of innovative and hauntingly beautiful dance sequences with allusions to Asia and the West.

The program also features an original new work from Dutch choreographer Wubkje Kuindersma. Listed in the Top 25 to Watch in 2019 in Dance Magazine’s annual list of up-and-coming artists who represent the future of dance, Kuindersma’s new creation forms part of an exciting co-production with Dutch National Ballet

Agwa Live

Join us in celebration of the last month of Summer!

  • Dates:Feb, 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, 2020
  • Time(s):5-9pm
  • Venue:The Art Gallery of Western Australia

Details

  • Hosted By:The Art Gallery of Western Australia
  • Venue Address:Perth Cultural Centre Roe St, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price:FREE
  • Type:Art Exhibitions,Music
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,For teens 13-17,For seniors,Wheelchair Access
  • Event Venue:Art Gallery of WA
  • Music:Country & Folk,Free,Popular Music,Rhythm & Blues
  • Food & Drink:Beer,Wine

Description

AGWA has partnered with Otherside Brewing Co. to bring art, music, culture and brews together in a series of free Friday Night events.

Across the four Friday nights in February, enjoy live music from local WA Musician and pop-up bar where you can buy beers from Otherside Brewing Co. and wines from Juniper Estate whilst enjoying AGWA's extensive collection on display.

Cheeky Dogs

Tennant Creek artist Dion Beasley has turned his love of dogs into artwork, with his Cheeky Dogs drawings, t-shirts and children’s book illustrations loved in Australia and around the world

  • Dates:Feb 7 - Apr 18
  • Time(s):Tue – Sat, 10am – 4pm
  • Venue:DADAA
  • Festivals:Perth Festival 2020

Details

  • Hosted By:DADAA
  • Venue Address:92 Adelaide St, Fremantle WA 6160
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Art Exhibitions
  • Audience:Adults,Wheelchair Access
  • Event Venue:DADAA
  • Visual Arts:Drawing,Other Visual Arts

Description

This selection of original works at DADAA, which vividly brings to life Beasley’s fascination with cheeky dogs and his unconventional journey into the world of contemporary art, is sure to capture the imagination of art (and dog) lovers of all ages.

Thunderhead

Tina Havelock Stevens offers a series of video works accompanied by improvised sound scores – sometimes recorded, sometimes performed live

  • Dates:Feb 8 - Apr 19
  • Time(s):Tues-Sun, 10am-5pm; Feb 8, 6.30-8.30pm
  • Venue:PICA
  • Festivals:Perth Festival 2020

Details

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

Description

Her unique practice has been influenced by her background in documentary film-making and as a drummer in the post-punk music scene. Visceral and immersive, her installations act as a channel for emotions and histories that dwell in built and natural landscapes. Her video and performance work, Thunderhead channels the energy of the meteorological phenomenon of a supercell.

Awavena

Take a Virtual Reality journey to the Brazilian Amazon and into another way of knowing

  • Dates:Feb 8 - Mar 2
  • Time(s):Wed-Mon, 10am-5pm
  • Venue:Art Gallery of WA
  • Festivals:Perth Festival 2020

Details

  • Hosted By:Art Gallery of WA
  • Venue Address:Perth Cultural Centre Roe St, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Art Exhibitions
  • Audience:Adults,Wheelchair Access
  • Event Venue:Art Gallery of WA
  • Visual Arts:Other Visual Arts

Description

<p> A mixed-reality work created by legendary artist/director Lynette Wallworth and the Amazonian Yawanawa people, Awavena tells a stunning tale of metamorphosis. This collaboration combines technology and transcendent experience to share a vision and the story of a people coming back from the brink of extinction. Awavena is an unmissable immersive experience and a gift from the Yawanawa at a time of peril. </p>

Chalkroom

Step inside an immersive world and take a journey through an enormous structure made of words, drawings and stories.

  • Dates:Feb 8 - Apr 19
  • Time(s):Tues - Sun, 10am-5pm; Feb 8, 6.30-8.30pm
  • Venue:PICA
  • Festivals:Perth Festival 2020

Details

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

Description

<p> Once you enter this interactive installation you are free to roam and fly. Words sail through the air as emails. They fall into dust. They form and reform. Created by pioneering artist and musician Laurie Anderson and Taiwanese new media artist Hsin-Chien Huang, Chalkroom is a Virtual Reality work unlike any other. Instead of the brightly-lit gaming world of most VR, everything is hand drawn, dusty and dark, creating a shadowy, atmospheric world to explore.</p>

PICA After Dark

PICA After Dark returns for 3 Fridays this February!

  • Dates:Feb 14, 21 & 28
  • Time(s):5pm – 8pm
  • Venue:PICA: Perth Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Festivals:Perth Festival 2020

Details

  • Hosted By:PICA
  • Venue Address:51 James St, Perth WA 6000
  • Type:Art Exhibitions
  • Audience:Adults
  • Produced By:PICA: Perth Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Event Venue:PICA
  • Visual Arts:Other Visual Arts

Description

Start off your weekend right with PICA After Dark! We’ll be keeping our doors open late to give you a one time after dark arts experience. Make the most of your Friday, grab a drink and join us in the galleries or performance space for a relaxed late-night cultural experience.

WHAT’S ON?

Galleries open late
Drink offers with our neighbours from PICA Bar
Art activities
Chalkroom | Free
Created by pioneering artist and musician Laurie Anderson and Taiwanese new media artist Hsin-Chien Huang, Chalkroom is a virtual reality experience unlike any other.
 

 

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