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Bingo Loco takes over Freo.Social this February

Bingo Loco takes over Freo.Social this February

Since launching in Ireland in 2017, Bingo Loco has attracted cult status as ‘the runaway child of traditional bingo’, travelling...
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Perth Festival’s arts programme celebrates diversity and innovation

Perth Festival’s arts programme celebrates diversity and innovation

Every year, Perth Festival celebrates the works of leading local and international artists through a carefully curated selection of art...
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Major Perth Festival gigs at Chevron Lighthouse

Major Perth Festival gigs at Chevron Lighthouse

Perth Festival kicked off on Feb 7, opening the doors to a shiny new venue, Chevron Lighthouse, which has already...
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Parasite makes Oscar history as first foreign language film to win Best Picture

Parasite makes Oscar history as first foreign language film to win Best Picture

Last weekend, Parasite, the hit South Korean thriller on class warfare, took out the coveted Oscar awards of Best Picture...
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NRL Nine’s festival of footy is coming to Perth

NRL Nine’s festival of footy is coming to Perth

It's only two days until the NRL Nine's Festival of Footy hits Perth, bringing footy and live entertainment to town,...
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Where the Hell is Avatar 2?!

Where the Hell is Avatar 2?!

It’s been 10 long years since Avatar burst onto our screens in glorious 3D, shattering James Cameron’s own box office...
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PICA’s Summer Exhibitions offer immersive arts experiences

PICA’s Summer Exhibitions offer immersive arts experiences

PICA’s Summer Exhibitions feature three diverse screen and sound based works created by Australian and international artists leading in these...
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Outdoor cinemas to visit before summer ends

Outdoor cinemas to visit before summer ends

We’ve been blessed with some balmy summer evenings over the last few weeks, which means it’s the perfect time to...
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Director’s top 5 picks for the Alliance Française French Film Festival

Director’s top 5 picks for the Alliance Française French Film Festival

The Alliance Française French Film Festival presents the best of contemporary and classic French cinema with 49 feature films and...
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Ideas to spice up your Valentine’s Day

Ideas to spice up your Valentine’s Day

Looking for something unforgettable to do this Valentine’s Day? Thanks to an incredible variety of offerings from Perth’s best venues...
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Perth Festival launches at City of Lights

Perth Festival launches at City of Lights

Perth Festival’s summer celebration of people and place bursts into life this weekend, kicking off an epic program of music,...
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Top theatre shows to see at Perth Festival

Top theatre shows to see at Perth Festival

It's festival season in Perth at the moment and this year's Perth Festival program offers a range of fantastic theatrical...
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Perth’s best pop-up bars to visit before the Summer sun sets

Perth’s best pop-up bars to visit before the Summer sun sets

As the last few days have shown us, summer still reigns here in Perth and the pop-up party isn’t over...
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Our top party picks for February

Our top party picks for February

With Fringe World, Perth Festival and a host of other major shows going on, summer in Perth is peak party...
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Circus Highlights from Fringe World 2020

Circus Highlights from Fringe World 2020

WA’s Fringe World is the third largest Fringe festival in the world, bringing over 700 shows to hubs across the...
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Perth’s best buns are out for Red Cross Bushfire Appeal

Perth’s best buns are out for Red Cross Bushfire Appeal

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WASO returns with symphonies of love in an evening at Claremont Park

WASO returns with symphonies of love in an evening at Claremont Park

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The Indigenous stars behind Macbeth in Noongar

The Indigenous stars behind Macbeth in Noongar

Yirra Yaakin’s eagerly anticipated alternative production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth is set to kick off on February 5 as part of...
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Beer Gardens to explore across Perth

Beer Gardens to explore across Perth

With Summer in full swing, there's nothing better than a cold beer to stifle the heat! Here's Scoops guide to...
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PICA announces Fringe World Program for 2020

PICA announces Fringe World Program for 2020

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Guides


Emma Horvát & Ómra Caoimhe

Horvat and Caoimhe seeks to push the boundaries of practice within photography.

  • Dates:4 February – 19 April 2020
  • Time(s):Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 5pm
  • Venue:PICA: Perth Institute of Contemporary Art

Details

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

Description

Since 2016 Emma Horvat and Omra Caoimhe have worked with concepts of time, archetypal history and relational experience. Collaboratively and individually, the artists deconstruct and re-contextualise objects and photographic material. A poignant part of Horvat and Caoimhe’s work departs from both artists’ singular dynamic relationships with trauma and care. Together the artist’s conceptualise their individual and collective stories of identity into a social and contemporary dialogue.

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.

Bingo Loco - Mardi Gras Special with Karen from Finance

Fremantle, are you ready for a Mardi Gras Rainbow Bingo Rave?! We are coming to you with a Mardi Gras Special featuring the Queen of numbers, Karen from Finance!

  • Dates:Feb 21
  • Time(s):Doors: 6:30PM / Show: 8:00PM
  • Venue:Freo.Social

Details

  • Hosted By:Legs Eleven & Bingo Loco
  • Venue Address:Parry Street, Fremantle WA 6160
  • Ticket Price:$49
  • Type:Music
  • Audience:LGBTI,Adults
  • Event Venue:Freo.Social
  • Performing Arts:Comedy
  • Music:Popular Music

Description

Fremantle, are you ready for a Mardi Gras Rainbow Bingo Rave?!

We are coming to you with a Mardi Gras Special featuring the Queen of numbers, Karen from Finance!

Costumes highly encouraged / Prizes awarded for best dressed**

You want the madness? We provide it! Bring your very best dancing shoes and get ready for a crazy night......of bingo! But not just any bingo. Bingo Loco!

WHAT IS BINGO LOCO?

We are the runaway child of traditional bingo complete with rave rounds, lip sync battles and dance offs. The conventional Bingo Cartel don't like what we do. We don't care. We are bringing bingo kicking and screaming into a full on party rave! We've got the ball's... the bingo balls to make your roar so loud you'll definitely lose your voice.

Previous prizes include: Trip to Vegas & Coachella, dildos, blow up dolls, Beats Headphones, crates of cans, a bathtub, 90's gameboys, convertible car, bags of rubbish, 8 foot teddy bears and even a boat??

Here's a taste of what we are:
https://facebook.com/bingolocoie/videos/361011684388707/

The Dirty Details:

Freo.Social, Fremantle

Party Doors: 6:30pm

First game: 8:00pm

Inquiries: [email protected]

“Bingo Loco has become nothing short of an entertainment phenomenon in its birth place of Dublin and beyond.” – Lonely Planet.

Bingo Loco is not a performance, it’s an engaging experience with the mentality of a theatre show, while always ensuring every element is completely ridiculous.

In 2020, Bingo Loco is partnering with Make-A-Wish® Australia to help create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Each
year, thousands of Australian children are diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses. Wishes complement medical treatment – working to calm, distract and empower sick kids at the time they need it most. When a wish is realised, a child discovers that despite their situation, anything is possible.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Bingo Loco is an entertainment event run by Legs Eleven Australia Pty Ltd and is separate to cost of playing Bingo, operated by Legs Eleven Australia Pty Ltd on behalf of Make-A-Wish® Australia with authority to Fundraise. There is no obligation from attendees of the event
'Bingo Loco' to play Bingo. The separate cost to play Bingo is $3 for a booklet of 9 tickets. Proceeds from Bingo go to Make-A-Wish®
Australia and the maximum value of all the prizes combined is $1,000.

* Bingo is played with printed tickets bearing numbered squares.
* Each player is offered the cash alternative of the value of the
goods offered as prizes.
* A Caller announces the numbers to the players which are selected at
random from a registered Bingo machine.
* Each player marks off the numbers on their ticket as they are called.
* A player wins if they are able to mark off all the numbers on their
ticket, left-to-right, first.
* During a session any conditions can be viewed at the sales desk.
* A participant who has won a prize will call out 'Bingo Loco' and
hold their booklet in the air. These instructions are laid out clearly
by the host at the start of the game.
* Each ticket claimed to be a winner is inspected by the host and / or
the assistant of the host.
* Spotters will be placed within the audience to ensure each winner is
identified quickly.
* If Bingo is called on a winning number by more than one participant
or, from a number called prior to the last number called and someone
else goes out on the last number called, the prize will be shared
equally and an optional test of skill will be run for a bonus prize.
* A number is not fully called until the number has been repeated, if
a number is called by mistake and repeated, that number will then be
classed as called.
* If a number is lit up on the board and is missed by the Caller, that
number will only be accepted as a valid number if it is called and
repeated by the Caller before the end of that game and providing the
Bingo machine is not faulty.
* Legs Eleven reserves the right to alter progressive jackpots at any time.
* Any disruptions during Bingo are not acceptable and the person or
persons involved may be asked to leave.
* The Session Supervisor / event manager will have the final say on
any disputes arising during a session and disputes will be dealt with
in a separate room.
* The following is prohibited from participating in the Bingo: Family
members of the benefiting charity representatives, Legs Eleven
Australia Pty Ltd or employees of Legs Eleven Australia Pty Ltd;
spotters; callers; event staff; charity representatives.

WA provides free, confidential counselling, support and information services for all people affected by gambling 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call the Problem Gambling Helpline on 1800 858 858. Calls to the Problem Gambling Helpline are free from landlines and won't be listed on your phone bill.

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!

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.

Hella Mega Tour | Green Day | Fall Out Boy | Weezer

Green Day announce massive national tour, bringing Fall Out Boy and Weezers along for the rocky ride down under!

  • Dates:Nov 8
  • Time(s):7-11pm
  • Venue:HBF Park

Details

  • Hosted By:Live Nation Australia & New Zealand
  • Venue Address:310 Pier St, Perth WA 6000
  • Type:Music
  • Music:Concert Tours,Popular Music,Gig Guide
  • Audience:Adults

Description

Iconic Californion trio Green Day are bringing along good mates Fall Out Boy and Weezers to Australia to showcase an unforgettable rock show for the first time ever!

Absolute American rock legends Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezers are coming together for the unmissable Hella Mega Tour presented by Live Nation and Triple M. This will be the first time that all three bands will tour Australia together.

The tour kicks off in Perth on November 8, before hitting Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane. You won't wanna miss these legends perform a seriously electric show!

Presale tickets will be available from Tuesday 11th Feb, 10am and general release from Friday 14th Feb, 10am

More info here: http://bit.ly/HellaMegaTourAU

Scarborough Sunset Markets - Summer Series

Now in its third season, The Scarborough Beach Association (SBA) and KINN & Co are delighted to announce the return of the ever popular Scarborough Sunset Markets.

  • Dates:Every Thursday, Oct 31 - Apr 30
  • Time(s):5-9pm
  • Venue:Scarborough Beach

Details

  • Venue Address:Scarborough Beach
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Summer Markets
  • Audience:Family-Friendly
  • Food & Drink:Food Market Events

Description

Kicking off Thursday October 31 and spanning from the purpose built Scarborough Square down to the crisp white sands of the Amphitheatre, each week the beachfront will once again ignite into a celebration of all that makes this location truly special - mesmerising sunsets, crystal blue ocean, crisp white sands, a foodies’ oasis, thirst quenching bevies, live music, creative artists and curated pop up stores- while encouraging locals, families and visitors to continue rediscovering Scarborough.

Last year’s season saw record crowds of locals and visitors descend on Scarborough each week to spend summer nights on Scarborough Beach with their toes in the sand as they wander through a global market of culinary delights and sensory surprises.

This year promises to be filled with even more mouthwatering food, stunning retail, chilled tunes, arts and engaging entertainment, while we also launch a WAR ON WASTE!

Our WAR ON WASTE aims to;
• reduce waste at the markets;
• introduce reusable containers;
• recycle organic & compostable waste; and
• minimise disposal into landfill

The main sources of waste at the markets are food and plastic plates, cutlery and bottles. Therefore, to ensure we deliver on our vision for a greener market the below strategies are being introduced;

• Patron’s encouraged to BYO plates, cutlery, cups
• Market Eat Kits – we are selling reusable eating kits for patrons including plates and utensils.
• Waste Stations around the markets, at which visitors place waste on a table and our War on Waste Warriors sort through it and dispose of it in the correct bin – reducing contamination and incorrect bin usage.

Bricolage

Art meets science in this ambitious new installation that brings microscopic robots to life in a custom-built incubator.

  • 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:Other Visual Arts

Description

From blood, silk and heart muscle the artists bio-engineer individual cellular units to self-assemble into intriguing living and kinetic sculptural forms.


Introduced by a visual text by acclaimed WA writer Josephine Wilson, this thought-provoking exhibition invites us to consider the human body in a world beyond its control.

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

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.

The Long Kiss Goodbye

For The Long Kiss Goodbye a group of artists transforms familiar materials and symbols into complex meditations on attraction, repulsion, loss and hope.

  • Dates:Feb 7 - May 9
  • Time(s):Tue – Sat, 11am – 5pm; Sun 9, 16 & 23 Feb, 11am – 5pm; Feb 7, 6 - 8pm
  • Venue:Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
  • Festivals:Perth Festival 2020

Details

  • Hosted By:Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
  • Venue Address:35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley WA 6009
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Art Exhibitions
  • Audience:Adults,Wheelchair Access
  • Event Venue:Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
  • Visual Arts:Other Visual Arts

Description

Studio scraps become an epic patchwork of memories, elegant painted forms disguise weighty histories and simple actions become poignant rituals.

Hudson Valley Ruins

Hudson Valley Ruins is a short narrative film produced entirely in the computer game The Sims 3.

  • 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

Using the conventions of the game, in which players simulate the lives of a modern family, Jacky Connolly has created a complete set, narrative and cast of characters. Hudson Valley Ruins tracks the unsettling experiences of two young female characters as they navigate the banal, tense and quietly disturbing world of suburban Upstate New York.

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:Fridays14, 21 & 28 February 2020
  • Time(s):5pm – 8pm
  • Venue:PICA: Perth Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Festivals:Perth Festival 2020

Details

  • Hosted By:PICA, Perth
  • 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.
 

 

Literature & Ideas In Fremantle

A series of thought-provoking, captivating and thoroughly entertaining discussions about anything and everything.

  • Dates:Feb 17 - 20
  • Time(s):Opens 6:00pm
  • Venue:The Literature Centre Inc.
  • Festivals:Perth Festival 2020

Details

  • Hosted By:Perth Festival
  • Venue Address:Cnr Knutsford Street and Hampton Road, Fremantle WA 6160
  • Type:Symposia
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,For teens 13-17,For seniors
  • Ticket Price:FREE

Description

In the lead up to the Literature & Ideas Weekend Perth Festival is bringing a series of thought- provoking, captivating and thoroughly entertaining discussions to Fremantle. Crime thriller lovers can’t miss catching up with Dervla McTiernan or Alan Carter.

Literature & Ideas curator Sisonke Msimang discusses memoir and biography, while Barry Jonsberg chats about turning novels into films.

Visit www.perthfestival.com.au closer to the date for full details.

Hofesh In The Yard

Get up close and personal with the global master of rock-and-roll performance as Hofesh Schechter transforms the State Theatre Centre Courtyard into a spectacle of super charged, high-octane dance.

  • Dates:Feb 18 - 22, and Feb 25 - March 1
  • Time(s):Opens 9:00pm Tue to Sat, and 8:00pm on Sun.
  • Venue:State Theatre Centre Courtyard, 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:$25
  • Ticket price TO:$49
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:Family-Friendly,Adults,Wheelchair Access
  • Event Venue:State Theatre Centre of WA
  • Performing Arts:Dance

Description

Recognised as one of the most exciting artists working in contemporary dance today, Hofesh Schechter is renowned for creating his own genre - part dance, part gig, part theatre and completely original.

Now Perth's own STRUT Dance presents 12 independent artists from across the Asia-Pacific region performing a special version of Schechter's explosive mega hit Uprising and trance-like tHE bAD outside and in the round. Wander through the venue, drink in hand, and take in all the action in a double bill that will have you buzzing. 

Colossus

Witness two torn worlds coming together, in perfect imperfection, as fifty dancers tell a story of the push and pull of humanity, and the patterns of the natural world.

  • Dates:Feb 19 - 23
  • Time(s):Opens 7:30pm Wed - Sat, and 6:30pm on Sunday.
  • Venue:Studio Underground, 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:$39
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:Family-Friendly,Adults,Wheelchair Access
  • Event Venue:State Theatre Centre of WA
  • Performing Arts:Dance

Description

Fifty dancers flood the stage, filling the theatre with a living, breathing, joyous mass of dancing bodies, moving in intricate unison and wild individuality. They coexist in perfect imperfection, illustrating the push and pull of humanity and the exquisite patterning found in the natural world.

Riveting and hypnotic, Colossus is an epic and exhilarating dance work that explores the beauty and ugliness of the collective experience. As complex patterns ripple through the heaving throng, a single movement triggers a chain reaction wheeling the fragile whole from chaos to order as it builds towards a united, dizzying climax.

The Necks

The Necks come to the Perth Festival for their very special longform-improv show - you've never seen anything like this, and neither have they!

  • Dates:Feb 19 & 20
  • Time(s):Doors open at 6:00pm
  • Venue:The Rechabite Hall
  • Festivals:Perth Festival 2020

Details

  • Hosted By:Perth Festival
  • Venue Address:224 William Street, Northbridge WA 6003
  • Ticket Price FROM:$40
  • Ticket price TO:$60
  • Type:Music
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,For teens 13-17,For seniors
  • Music:Gig Guide,Other Music

Description

These masters of longform improvisation take to the stage with no pre-conceived ideas of what they will play - instead they take you on a sonic journey created in the moment and in the room,. With an ever-building mesmerising, and epic sound, The Necks feel more like an orchestra than a trio.

Tao Of Glass

Phelim McDermott is a master storyteller - a theatrical alchemist and spinner of yarns who has summoned this astonishingly original show about making a show.

  • Dates:Feb 19 - 23
  • Time(s):From 7:00pm to 9:20pm
  • 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:$25
  • Ticket price TO:$89
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults,Wheelchair Access
  • Event Venue:State Theatre Centre of WA
  • Performing Arts:Dance,Theatre
  • Music:Other Music

Description

Composer Phillip Glass and performer-director Phelim McDermott have worked together on acclaimed opera productions around the world. Now they have joined forces for their most personal collaboration yet.

Tao of Glass takes ten brand-new pieces by Phillip Glass and pairs them with ten meditations on life, death and Taoist wisdom performed by McDermott with an ensemble of musicians and puppeteers. The result is a warm, fun, and utterly compelling fusion of music, theatre, puppetry and philosophical musing held together by a highly-personal monologue about the nature of creativity, memory and personal identity. 

Part-concert, part-performance, Tao of Glass is a storytelling tapestry, soundtracked by Glass's mesmerising music and bursting with theatricality. 

Lit Crawl Perth

After global success, Lit Crawl comes to Perth for the very first time to get revellers and book lovers alike drunk on words - and alcohol.

  • Dates:Feb 20
  • Time(s):7.00pm
  • Venue:Multiple venues across Mt Lawley
  • Festivals:Perth Festival 2020

Details

  • Hosted By:Litquake Foundation and Perth Festival
  • Venue Address:Beaufort Street, Mt Lawley
  • Ticket Price:FREE
  • Audience:Adults
  • Type:Literature

Description

The Lit Crawl phenomenon is described by The New York Times as ‘a heady cocktail of booze and books’. After appearing in cities across the globe, it heads to Perth in a collaboration with the City of Vincent and Beaufort Street Network. 

The first ever Lit Crawl Perth will capture the city’s unique WA flavour and get readers and writers out on the streets of Mt Lawley.

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