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The Local’s Guide to Perth & WA

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!

What's on at WA Museum

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Ascot Racing Carnival

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Eat & Drink in Perth

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Latest from Yirra Yaakin

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What’s on at WAAPA

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Exhibitions at PICA

See what’s showing at the city’s focal point for contemporary art.

Coming Up


Guides


SunSmart 2019 Bloom Festival

There are so many fantastic things to see and do across the width and breadth of the Great Southern of Western Australia and the SunSmart 2019 Bloom Festival in spring is the perfect place to start.

  • Dates:Sept 21 - Oct 20
  • Venue:Various Locations
  • Festivals:All Festivals

Details

  • Hosted By:Great Southern Treasures
  • Venue Address:Various Locations
  • Type:Festivals,Flowers,Garden,History
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly

Description

During September and October, the SunSmart 2019 Bloom Festival showcases an interesting and varied array of events through most of the 19 towns in South West.

Great Southern Treasures showcases the smaller places that thrive on the commitment and inspiration of the communities that choose to live, work and play there. Experience this celebration of country life, whether you are exploring the area for the first time or as a local enjoying your own backyard and the incredible flora of the region.

Join us in Spring and let us share our patch of paradise with you, a truly Great Southern experience and we know you’ll have a blooming good time.

 

Tilt

The Performance Making Students dazzle with their extraordinary skills and impressive acting. Tilt joins in to showcase some of the most creative self-devised works of the WAAPA students.

  • Dates:Sep 11 - 21
  • Venue:The Blue Room Theatre

Details

  • Venue Address:53 James St, Northbridge WA 6000
  • Ticket Price:$27 general, $ 23 concession/ friends
  • Ticket Price FROM:$23
  • Ticket price TO:$27
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:Family-Friendly
  • Performing Arts:Theatre

Description

Devised and performed by: 3rd Year Performance Making students
Under the guidance of: Frances Barbe

Expect talent and daring in this program of self- devised pieces created and performed by WAAPA's graduating Performance Making students at the popular Blue Room Theatre. Powerful performances and impressive stagecraft underpin works that explore the very edges of theatre making, creating an evening of other-worldly theatre that will inspire, provoke and entertain.

Tickets are available from The Blue Room website or 9227 7005.

Performance dates
11th Sep 7:00pm,  12th Sep 7:00pm,  13th Sep 7:00pm,  14th Sep 2:00pm,  14th Sep 7:00pm,  18th Sep 7:00pm,  19th Sep 7:00pm,  20th Sep 7:00pm,  21st Sep 2:00pm,  21st Sep 7:00pm,

Ticketing information
$25 (+ $2.00 booking fee) - Full
$21 (+ $2.00 booking fee) - Concession/Friends

Bookings open
19th Jul - Friends
19th Jul - Public

Madrigal Mystery Tour

Join Concordia Vocalis – the UWA Conservatorium's premier vocal ensemble – as they perform masterpieces from the Renaissance madrigal repertoire.

  • Dates:Sep 19
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Callaway Auditorium

Details

  • Hosted By:UWA Conservatorium of Music
  • Venue Address:Callaway Auditorium, UWA, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley WA 6009
  • Ticket Price:$10
  • Type:Music,University
  • Audience:Adults,For teens 13-17,Wheelchair Access
  • Produced By:UWA: University of Western Australia
  • Event Venue:UWA
  • Music:Choral

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.
 

Storyline

Storyline Art Exhibition Artworks by Michael Miller acknowledging the longevity of Aboriginal life on this land. Australia's own Garden of Eden. Opening night Sept 19th. 6.30 - 8 pm

  • Dates:Sept 19 - 25
  • Time(s):11am - 4pm Daily ..Closed from 1.30 pm Friday 20th.
  • Venue:Kidogo Arthouse

Details

  • Hosted By:Kidogo Arthouse
  • Venue Address:Bathers Beach Fremantle
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events,Art Exhibitions
  • Audience:Adults
  • Visual Arts:Painting

Description

“I invite you to journey through time and reflect on the mystical story of Aboriginal life, prior to colonisation, on this great land. A story that spans many tens of thousands of years. Storyline is a collection of my art that reflects the respect that I, and many others have, for the original custodians of this amazing land. It’s about the story I was never taught at school as a young boy growing up in WA. It’s about the wonderful connection to land, culture, spirit and community that is the trademark of the worlds oldest living culture.”

Join with me and imagine a time long ago in Australia’s own Garden of Eden.

 

Royal Over-Seas League Showcase

This concert presents the astonishing talent of WAAFA's winners of music prizes.

  • Dates:Sep 25
  • Time(s):7:30 pm
  • Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium

Details

  • Ticket Price:$24
  • Venue Address:1.110, 2 Bradford St, Mount Lawley WA 6050
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Type:Music
  • Audience:Family-Friendly
  • Event Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium

Description

Music Director: Stewart Smith

Performed by: Winners of the 2019 ROSL Music Prizes.

The Royal Over-Seas League assists WAAPA's most talented music students to achieve their dreams on stage in Australia and internationally. This concert showcases the winners of the ROSL prizes in Chamber Music, the Music of Bach, Improvisation, Art Song, Early Keyboard and Composition. WAAPA is proud to partner with the Royal Over-Seas League in recognising and supporting the stars of tomorrow.

Performance dates
25th Sep 7:30pm

Ticketing information
$24 - Full
$24 - Concession/Friends

Bookings open
23rd Jul - Friends
30th Jul - Public.

Privé Fashion Platform | Ascot Racecourse 2019

This year Privé launches the 2019 Ascot Racing Carnival in fashionable style. Get your exclusive preview of another unforgettable season of racing, fashion and entertainment!

  • Dates:Sep 25
  • Time(s):6:45pm to 11:00pm
  • Venue:Ascot Racecourse
  • Festivals:Ascot Racing Carnival

Details

  • Hosted By:Perth Racing
  • Venue Address:Lee-Steere House 70 Grandstand Road Ascot, WA 6104
  • Ticket Price FROM:Members $75
  • Ticket price TO:Non-Members $65
  • Type:Fashion,Festivals,Sports
  • Audience:Adults
  • Produced By:Perth Racing
  • Sports:Horse Racing

Description

Tickets include:

  • Cocktail on arrival
  • Premium beverages and canapés
  • 2019 Ascot Season Launch presentation
  • Privé Fashion Platform Runway Show
  • 'Shop the Runway' Pop-Up
  • Live DJ entertainment

Featuring
Empire Rose | Garth Cook | Megan Salmon | Only One Ashley | Jonté Designs | Tania Claire Australia | byHelo Jewels | Little Dove | Racewear looks from Cue, Review and Zara thanks to Garden City Perth | Styled by Juvelle Behrendorff

Gather the group and book your tickets for the ultimate night out!

On Our Beach

A new modern puppetry work that uses interactivity to tell a story that explores ideas of identity, belonging and what constitutes the experience of ‘Australian-ness’ and our connection to others.

  • Dates:Sep 28, Oct 1 - 5 & Oct 7 - 12
  • Time(s):10am & 1pm | 6.30pm on Oct 4 & 11
  • Venue:Spare Parts Puppet Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:Spare Parts Puppet Theatre
  • Venue Address:1 Short St, Fremantle WA 6160
  • Ticket Price FROM:$23
  • Ticket price TO:$25
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:Family-Friendly,For toddlers 0-3,For kids 4-12
  • Performing Arts:Puppetry
  • Produced By:Spare Parts Puppet Theatre

Description

Who is the ‘in crowd’, what makes us strangers and how can this relationship change? These are just some of the questions that will be raised as we are taken to the beach, the perfect setting to explore these concepts, a place where we strip down the layers of our identity, physically and metaphorically.

On our Beach is a tender, moving work that will take you on an emotional journey below the surface of Australian identity.

“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.” – John Lennon

Use promo code SCOOP19 for $20 tickets to On Our Beach!

Dr Michael Mosley - Wonders Of The Human Body

Following his hugely successful 2017 tour, British physician and science journalist, DR MICHAEL MOSLEY, is returning to Australia for a brand-new national tour in September.

  • Dates:Sep 28
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Venue Address:5 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
  • Ticket Price FROM:$81
  • Ticket price TO:$97
  • Type:Health,Talks & Lectures
  • Audience:Adults,Wheelchair Access
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Description

Mosley is the star of multiple BBC, ABC TV, and SBS TV shows including Trust Me I’m A Doctor, Dr Michael Mosley’s Reset, Inside the Human Body, and Food – Delicious Science. He is also a pioneer of the 5:2 Diet, and author of international best-selling books, The Clever Guts Diet, The Fast 800, The Fast Diet, Fast Exercise, and The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet.

Dr Michael Mosley loves nothing more than to bust myths, dig deeper and challenge conventional health and nutrition advice. Known for subjecting his own body to all things crazy in the name of science Wonders of the Human Body will be a trip through all facets of what makes us tick, how to keep yourself in good shape whatever your age and an eye-opening discovery as to how to live in the modern world. With lots of fabulous footage from Michael’s adventures, the live show also includes a Q&A where fans will be able to submit questions for Michael to answer on the night.

Said Dr Michael Mosley: “I love coming to Australia and I'm looking forward to meeting lots of new people as well as catching up with some familiar faces from my last tour.”

SPRINGarts | UWA Cultural Precinct

SPRINGarts is the Cultural Precinct's spring school holiday program of children and adult workshops, performances and activities taking place across the University of Western Australia campus.

  • Dates:Oct 1 - 13
  • Venue:UWA Cultural Precinct

Details

  • Hosted By:UWA Cultural Precinct
  • Venue Address:35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009
  • Type:Art Exhibitions,Classical Music,Performing Arts,University
  • Audience:Adults,For toddlers 0-3,For kids 4-12
  • Produced By:UWA: University of Western Australia
  • Event Venue:UWA Cultural Precinct

Description

Presented by the Cultural Precinct and Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, the programs offers a wide variety of activities for young people to have fun, engage their imaginations and develop new skills in problem-solving and creative thinking.

Strings Attached Guitar Festival

Set in Margaret River – well known for its wine and fine arts – Strings Attached: The West Australian Guitar Festival is launching 11-13 October 2019.

  • Dates:Oct 11 - 13
  • Venue:Margaret River Region
  • Festivals:All Festivals

Details

  • Type:Festivals
  • Audience:Adults

Description

This one-of-a-kind event will attract guitar makers, distributors, players and enthusiasts from around the country to Margaret River to celebrate and learn about guitars, bass guitars, ukuleles, banjos, mandolins and other stringed instruments.

Just out this week, the program boasts 60+ performances, 40+ masterclasses, presentations and panel discussions from over 60 artists and more than 20 exhibitors from around the country.

Recent artist announcements include; Australian icon  John Butler, Larry Mitchell (USA), a Grammy award-winning producer, engineer & performer hot off the main stage at NAMM, the world’s largest guitar convention, George Bechlivanoglou (Greece), world-class classical guitarist and founder of Moov Guitars, blues & roots stalwart Ash Grunwald with his new album, Kav Temperley, songwriter and frontman of four times platinum, multi ARIA Award band Eskimo Joe, powerhouse rocker Abbe May, Grammy Award winner Lucky Oceans, Kimberley singer-songwriter Stephen Pigram, ARIA award winner Glenn Sarangapany (Birds Of Tokyo), world fusion phenomenon Kate Pass Kohesia Ensemble, 2018 nominees for WAM best bassist & jazz act plus many more.


The Exhibitors line-up includes: Ormsby (largest producer of electric guitars in Australia) | Donmo (SA) | Australian Tonewoods | Francis Jerome (VIC) | Peterman (NSW) | Simon Rovis-Hermann | Small Island Amps | Deloraine Lutherie | Dog Box Guitars | Ric's Vintage Guitars | Flux Electrick | The Rock Inn | Guitar Repairs South West, who will also be offering a free instrument inspection to all pass holders at the festival, PLUS many more!


What sets this state-first event apart is the opportunity it will provide visitors to immerse themselves in the world of strings via workshops, keynote presentations, masterclasses, panel discussions, listening sessions, demos and Q&A’s with artists & luthiers, including the recently announced event featuring John Butler In Conversation With Lucky Oceans”, chatting gear, music, touring and more.


The Main Exhibition, set at the Festival Hub - the adequately named new culture & entertainment venue Margaret River HEART (Hub of Entertainment, Arts & Regional Touring) – will host guitar makers from around the country showcasing and demonstrating their work, plus retailers, gear manufacturers & distributors. Additional exhibitions exploring the many faces and impacts of guitars will be on show at other venues throughout the town and wider region for festival-goers to enjoy.


First & Second Release Festival Passes have SOLD OUT. Final Release Passes ON SALE NOW through Eventbrite. Tickets to single events go on sale August 30.

 

Liam Gallagher | Fremantle 2nd Show

2ND SHOW ANNOUNCED - Voted by Q Magazine readers as the “greatest front man of all time”, living legend Liam Gallagher will return in December to celebrates the release of his second solo record.

  • Dates:Dec 18
  • Time(s):Opens 6.00pm
  • Venue:Fremantle Arts Centre

Details

  • Venue Address:1 Finnerty St, Fremantle WA 6160
  • Ticket Price:$109.90
  • Type:Music
  • Audience:Adults
  • Music:Concert Tours,Gig Guide

Description

Shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Auckland will give Australasian audiences a chance to revel in tracks from Gallagher’s untouchable back catalogue as well as taking in newer cuts from his more recent output.

We all know the Oasis story by now: Manc lads discover the magic formula, pump out several anthems for a generation, release some of the highest selling (and most loved) albums of all time, define British guitar music, burn out in a blaze of glory...

Now, as we hurtle towards 2020, it’s a sheer delight to hear the unmistakable voice of Liam Gallagher producing music just as timeless as he did at the peak of Britpop’s heyday.

Backstreet Boys

Backstreet’s back, alright! Get your group together, because the biggest selling boy band of all time are heading back to Australia in 2020 for a national arena tour.

  • Dates:May 30 2020
  • Venue:RAC Arena

Details

  • Hosted By:Live Nation
  • Venue Address:700 Wellington St, Perth WA 6000
  • Type:Music
  • Audience:Adults
  • Event Venue:RAC Arena
  • Music:Concert Tours,Popular Music

Description

AJ McLean, Brian Littrell, Nick Carter, Howie Dorough and Kevin Richardson have been enthralling fans for more than 25 years and are expanding their massive world tour to Australia

Featuring their signature, flawless choreography, costume changes, a pyramid-shaped stage of light, trap doors and giant video screens, Australian fans will experience their harmony-laden vocal prowess and arsenal of mega-watt hits such as; >‘I Want It That Way’, ‘Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)’ and ‘As Long As You Love Me’, plus songs from their tenth studio album, ‘DNA”.

Buster - It's All About Play

Over the school term the City of Fremantle will be presenting the Buster the Fun Bus program at the WA Maritime Museum!

  • Dates:Apr 30 - Sep 27
  • Time(s):9.30am to 11.30am
  • Venue:WA Maritime Museum

Details

  • Hosted By:WA Maritime Museum
  • Venue Address:Victoria Quay, Peter Hughes Dr, Fremantle WA 6160
  • Ticket Price FROM:Free
  • Type:Free
  • Audience:Family-Friendly,For kids 4-12
  • Produced By:WA Museum
  • Event Venue:WA Maritime Museum

Description

Designed for inquistive minds aged 0 to 5, this free, multi-sensory, and hands-on program offers creative and fun opportunities for families to learn and play together.

You can find the Buster the Fun Bus team in the Australia II Gallery every Friday from 9.30am - 11.30am.

Entry is free for participants and their guardians.

This special program runs during the school term:

Term Two: Tuesday 30 April to Friday 5 July
Term Three: Tuesday 23 July to Friday 27 September

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!

Our Land, Our Place

Opening in NAIDOC week this group exhibition highlights the importance of country through imagery and storytelling.

  • Dates:July 8 - Sep 27
  • Time(s):10.30am - 5pm
  • Venue:Council House

Details

  • Hosted By:Artitja Fine Art
  • Venue Address:Ground Floor, Council House, 27 St George's Tce, Perth, WA
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events,Art Exhibitions
  • Audience:Adults
  • Visual Arts:Aboriginal,Painting,Photography

Description

A visual exploration of complex stories around the geography of the land and narratives associated with different times, this exhibition has been sourced by Artitja Fine Art Gallery from some of the most remote and established art centres throughout Western Australia.

With over 40 artists from regions as distant as Kalumburu and Balgo in the Kimberley,
to the Pilbara and Tjukurlu in the western desert and Kalka on the WA/SA/NT border,
the exhibition gives an insight into the cultural importance of place and story.

The exhibition will also incorporate the WA launch of the Indigenous Jewellery Project,
Australia’s first and only National Indigenous Contemporary Jewellery project.
Opening in NAIDOC week this group exhibition highlights the importance of country through imagery and storytelling. A visual exploration of complex stories around the geography of the land and narratives associated with different times, this exhibition has been sourced by Artitja Fine Art Gallery from some of the most remote and established art centres throughout Western Australia.

With over 40 artists from regions as distant as Kalumburu and Balgo in the Kimberley,
to the Pilbara and Tjukurlu in the western desert and Kalka on the WA/SA/NT border,
the exhibition gives an insight into the cultural importance of place and story.

The exhibition will also incorporate the WA launch of the Indigenous Jewellery Project,
Australia’s first and only National Indigenous Contemporary Jewellery project.

Opening in NAIDOC week this group exhibition highlights the importance of country through imagery and storytelling. A visual exploration of complex stories around the geography of the land and narratives associated with different times, this exhibition has been sourced by Artitja Fine Art Gallery from some of the most remote and established art centres throughout Western Australia.

With over 40 artists from regions as distant as Kalumburu and Balgo in the Kimberley,
to the Pilbara and Tjukurlu in the western desert and Kalka on the WA/SA/NT border,
the exhibition gives an insight into the cultural importance of place and story.

The exhibition will also incorporate the WA launch of the Indigenous Jewellery Project,
Australia’s first and only National Indigenous Contemporary Jewellery project.

Opening in NAIDOC week this group exhibition highlights the importance of country through imagery and storytelling. A visual exploration of complex stories around the geography of the land and narratives associated with different times, this exhibition has been sourced by Artitja Fine Art Gallery from some of the most remote and established art centres throughout Western Australia.

With over 40 artists from regions as distant as Kalumburu and Balgo in the Kimberley,
to the Pilbara and Tjukurlu in the western desert and Kalka on the WA/SA/NT border,
the exhibition gives an insight into the cultural importance of place and story.

The exhibition will also incorporate the WA launch of the Indigenous Jewellery Project,
Australia’s first and only National Indigenous Contemporary Jewellery project.

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

Saturdays At The Peninsula Dining Room

If you're after the best view of the track then the Peninsula Dining Room is the perfect place for you to enjoy a day of great racing with friends and family.

  • Dates:July 15 - Sep 28
  • Venue:Belmont Racecourse

Details

  • Hosted By:Perth Racing
  • Venue Address:70 Grandstand Road, Ascot WA 6104
  • Ticket Price FROM:$60
  • Ticket price TO:$75
  • Type:Food & drink,Sports
  • Audience:Adults
  • Sports:Horse Racing
  • Food & Drink:Other,Restaurant Events

Description

Indulge in a four-course buffet luncheon with fantastic view of the winning post from our intimate dining restaurant located on the Members floor. Why not top it off with a beverage package that lasts the duration of the race day?

Inclusions

Four-course buffet luncheon
Reserved table in the Peninsula Dining Room for the day
Access to the Members floor
Racebook per person
Private betting facilities and amenities

Cost

Members $60pp
Non-Members $75pp

Termite-Economies (Phase One)

Termite Economies (Phase One) brings to attention research conducted by the CSIRO into termite behaviour.

  • Dates:Jul 27 - Oct 6
  • Venue:Perth Institute of Contemporary Art

Details

  • Hosted By:PICA
  • Venue Address:1 James Street, Northbridge WA 6003
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Art Exhibitions,Free
  • Event Venue:PICA
  • Visual Arts:Other Visual Arts
  • Produced By:PICA: Perth Institute of Contemporary Art

Description

Experiments were undertaken by the government agency in the hope that the behaviour of these insects would assist with the identification of gold deposits and lead to increased efficiency in gold exploration.

Nicholas Mangan takes this research as the outline for a sculptural installation that includes archival documentation and field footage produced by the artist to imagine the possible outcomes leading from this human imposition.

Curated by Charlotte Hickson

Trying To Find Comfort In An Uncomfortable Chair

Trying to Find Comfort in An Uncomfortable Chair offers an opportunity to engage with Australia’s only public collection of women’s art in a new and exciting context!

  • Dates:Jul 27 - Oct 6
  • Venue:Perth Institute of Contemporary Art

Details

  • Hosted By:PICA
  • Venue Address:1 James Street, Northbridge WA 6003
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Art Exhibitions,Free
  • Event Venue:PICA
  • Visual Arts:Drawing,Painting,Photography
  • Produced By:PICA: Perth Institute of Contemporary Art

Description

Invited to consider the founding history of this collection, Agathe Gothe-Snape identifies moments in which personal histories become enmeshed with professional practice, presenting clusters of works and objects that together form narratives that bear the weight and vision of this pioneering collection.

With works from the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art at The University of Western Australia by; Janet Dawson, Helen Eager, Rosalie Gascoigne, Agatha Gothe-Snape, Elizabeth Newman, Ann Newmarch, Michelle Nikou, Miriam Stannage.

Curated by Gemma Weston, Curator, Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art with Charlotte Hickson, Curator, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts. 

Tuesday Curatorial: Term Three 2019

Immerse yourself in the fascinating history and stories of the Great Southern each week, as expert speakers bring the region to life.

  • Dates:July 30 - Sep 24
  • Time(s):10:30am – 11:30am
  • Venue:Museum of the Great Southern

Details

  • Hosted By:Museum of the Great Southern
  • Venue Address:Residency Rd, Albany WA 6330
  • Type:History,Museum events
  • Audience:Adults,For seniors
  • Produced By:WA Museum
  • Event Venue:Museum of the Great Southern

Description

All sessions commence at 10.30am in the Old Co-op Building.

Entry is $2 per session or $20 season ticket to attend all Term Three sessions. Bookings are not required.

Morning tea is provided.


Term Three 2019 Calendar

For the Term of His Natural Life - Convict times in Albany
Tuesday 30 July
Albany is unique in WA with two periods of convict settlement - 1826-1831, & 1850-1868. We look at how each affected and developed the settlement, and the special problems that they posed to administrators and free settlers.

Presented by Malcolm Traill, Programs Officer, Museum of the Great Southern.


Two Decades in an Hour - 1800-1820 at King George’s Sound
Tuesday 6 August
In pre-European settlement in Albany, the area had many visitors by explorers, both English and French. Their interactions with the Menang community and their early opinions of this land and coast were always eye-opening.

Presented by Malcolm Traill, Programs Officer, Museum of the Great Southern.


Flying the Yellow Jack - Quarantine in Western Australia
Tuesday 13 August
Quarantine was a big issue in early European settlement when medicine often could not detect or treat epidemics that could spread like wildfire. A seaport like Albany was susceptible to disease outbreaks with every ship’s arrival

Presented by Malcolm Traill, Programs Officer, Museum of the Great Southern.


It’s Not Easy Being Brown - Frogs of Western Australia
NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK
Tuesday 20 August
WA is home to vast numbers of frog species, most of which have developed camouflage to combat predators and survive in tough environments. Paul Doughty looks deeply into this mysterious amphibious world.

Presented by Paul Doughty, Curator of Herpetology, WA Museum


Curatorials on the Road - Gnowangerup and districts
OFFSITE IN GNOWANGERUP
Tuesday 27 August
In conjunction with ABC Great Southern, we again journey into the region. This time to the historic region of Gnowangerup, where indigenous culture runs parallel to European farm development over the years.

Presented by Malcolm Traill, Programs Officer, Museum of the Great Southern.


Traversing the Land - The story of surveying in Albany
Tuesday 3 September
Surveying often simply conveys lines on maps, but the early surveyors who mapped the countryside and laid out the townsites were pioneers, and we still use much of their work in today’s mapping of the region.

Presented by Malcolm Traill with Andrew Lefort, Surveyor, Harley Dykstra.


Medicine and Arts Intertwined - Tales of the Albany Cottage Hospital
OFFSITE AT VANCOUVER ARTS CENTRE
Tuesday 10 September
Held onsite at the Vancouver Arts Centre, this talk looks at the history of this significant building - first as the main hospital for Albany, and latterly as a community centre for arts and crafts.

Presented by Malcolm Traill with Crispin Travers, Researcher


Fact and Fiction - Examining historical murders of the Great Southern
Tuesday 17 September
All communities have murder stories and Albany is no exception. Kirsten Beidatsch examines half a dozen significant murders in the early years of Albany and picks out common themes of racial hatred, greed and lawlessness.

Presented by Kirsten Beidatsch, Researcher and UWA student.


2019 Southern Art + Craft Trail
Tuesday 24 September
No talk, but instead a chance to enjoy the talents of local artists and craftspeople who exhibit their works at the Museum of the Great Southern. Browse through their displays and chat to them about their techniques and inspirations.

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

Stories And Structures - New Connections

This exhibition brings together a story-telling and image making tradition, developed over 60,000 years or more, with scientific imaging created by high-tech instruments.

  • Dates:Aug 9 - Oct 13
  • Time(s):9:30am – 3:00pm
  • Venue:Museum of Geraldton

Details

  • Hosted By:Museum of Geraldton
  • Venue Address:2 Museum Place, Batavia Coast Marina, Geraldton, Western Australia, 6530
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events,Art Exhibitions,Free,Museum events
  • Audience:Adults
  • Produced By:WA Museum
  • Event Venue:Museum of Geraldton
  • Visual Arts:Aboriginal,Painting

Description

Stories and Structures - New Connections, presented by Microscopy Australia, explores the rich connections between Aboriginal art and the microscopic structures hidden in the natural world, revealing unexpected and intriguing similarities.

This exhibition brings together a story-telling and image making tradition, developed over 60,000 years or more, with scientific imaging created by high-tech instruments.

The artists who have participated in this exhibition come from around Australia and have brought their own styles, traditions and insights to produce new works relating to selected microscopic images. The works reveal the deep and intimate relationship between Culture and Country in a wholly new way, with previously unseen cross-cultural perspectives on how we all know and understand our world.

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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