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Events in Western Australia

Events in Western Australia


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Girls School Cinema Season 2021

Redefine movie night at Perth’s grandest cinema experience. Treat yourself to mulled wine at East Perth’s most vibrant bar toast marshmallows over an open fire and get cosy in colourful beanbags as you watch your favourite flicks on the big screen.

  • Dates:May 6 to Oct 31
  • Venue:Girls School

Details

  • Hosted By:ARTRAGE Inc
  • Ticket Price:$17 General Admission
  • Other:Film Events,Outdoor Movies
  • Produced By:Fringe World
  • Event Venue:Girls School

Description

These beautiful heritage halls are also the host to back-to-back double screenings, quiz nights, gallery exhibitions, immersive movie experiences and loads more! Girls School Cinema comes from the team behind for FRINGE WORLD Festival and Rooftop Movies. Girls School Cinema runs from 6 May 2021 to 31 October 2021. Tickets are on sale now!

PICA: Love in Bright Landscapes

Love in Bright Landscapes explores the possibilities of contemporary art in contributing to these ongoing stories of identity, purpose, presence and place in the cities of Perth and Los Angeles.

  • Dates:Jul 27 - Oct 10
  • Venue:PICA Galleries

Details

  • Hosted By:PICA
  • Art Exhibitions:Other Visual Arts
  • Produced By:PICA: Perth Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Event Venue:PICA

Description

Love in Bright Landscapes takes its title from the name of a 1986 album by former, now cult, Perth band The Triffids – a group that has contributed much to the city’s narrative of wide open roads, treeless plains and the relentless heat of a long, dry Perth summer. But this evocation of love – and with it the possibilities and pitfalls of infatuation and romanticisation – in a landscape stretched out beneath an expansive bright sky, might equally apply to an understanding of Los Angeles: a city that itself has long been steeped in lore and myth. As such, this exhibition considers Perth and Los Angeles as comparative case studies, bringing together a selection of artworks made in reference to the characters, qualities and topographies of the two west coast cities. Despite their inherent differences – in industry, scale, population, politics, public perception and self-image – and the distinct independent cultures of each city, Perth and Los Angeles share several commonalties: from indigenous and colonial histories to natural resource booms, sprawling suburbia, car culture, blazing sunsets and seamy underbellies.

Margaret River Region Open Studios

One of WA's most popular visual arts events, Margaret River Region Open Studios, returns in September! Make a holiday of it and plan a colourful journey through this beautiful region.

  • Time(s):Most studios open from 10am to 4pm and some by appointment on certain days. Visit the website for details.
  • Venue:Various
  • Dates:Aug 11 - Sep 26

Details

  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Community,Free,Workshops
  • Art Exhibitions:Craft,Drawing,Painting,Photography,Sculpture,Other Visual Arts
  • Other:Arts & Crafts,Travel
  • Hosted By:Margaret River Open Studios
  • Festivals:All Festivals,Margaret River Open Studios

Description

One of WA’s most popular arts events, Margaret River Region Open Studios, returns in September following the popularity of a Springtime event in 2020.

Open Studios promises to be more vibrant than ever, capturing the colours of spring and wildflower season and providing an opportunity for you to enjoy the Margaret River region in all its glory.

More than 100 artists from Busselton to Augusta will be opening their studio doors to welcome in art lovers and share their passion.

The event, marking its eighth year, features painters, sculptors, illustrators, jewellers, printmakers, glassblowers, ceramicists, potters, photographers, furniture makers, woodworkers, textile artists, metalworkers, mixed media artists and upcyclers who share a love of this beautiful part of the world.

Roadtrip to the region and make a holiday of it, going off the beaten path to visit studios of artists you know and love, and some new talent who might just be the next big thing! Renown artists who regularly participate include Leon Pericles, Rachel Coad, Lauren Wilhelm, Ian Mutch, Rebecca Cool, Mary-Lynne Stratton and Christian Fletcher.

 

Shinju Matsuri- Festival of the Pearl

With September marking the end of Pearl Harvest season brings the opportunity to celebrate part of Broome’s unique culture with the Shinju Matsuri, the Festival of the Pearl.

  • Dates:Aug 21 - Sep 5
  • Time(s):Times to be confirmed
  • Venue:Broome

Details

  • Hosted By:Shinju Matsuri
  • Ticket Price:Free- $295
  • Type:Youth Art / Performance,Community,Workshops
  • Food & Drink:Festival,Restaurant Events
  • Art Exhibitions:Craft,Historical
  • Other:Arts & Crafts,Travel
  • Festivals:All Festivals

Description

A true Broome intuition comes in the form of the Shinju Matsuri that will tempt your senses with an exciting whirlwind of colour, sound, taste and smell as the community shares this beautiful locale with the world and the people who call it home. Every year, to mark the opening of the Shinju Matsuri Festival, the Broome community pays homage to their cultural backgrounds in this colourful Float Parade (free entry) through the town centre. A vibrant evening of performances and entertainment by dance schools, schools, scouts and other community groups in the live lighter Mardi Gras! (free entry). Send your message out to the universe in one of the most symbolic ways possible at The Floating Lantern Matsuri (general $15, VIP $120.) The Chinatown Feast ($75) is a Hawkers Market with a Broome-style twist. Dine out on Masterchef favourites Shinju Matsuri’s Sunset Long Table Dinner ($295). Don’t forget to come and enjoy a sunset drink at the festival bar (free entry.)

Every Brilliant Thing

One of the funniest plays you'll ever see about depression

  • Dates:Aug 25 - Sep 17
  • Venue:Studio Underground

Details

  • Hosted By:Black Swan State Theatre Company
  • Ticket Price:$26 - $59
  • Performing Arts:Comedy,Theatre
  • Produced By:Black Swan State Theatre Company
  • Event Venue:State Theatre Centre of WA,Studio Underground

Description

Performed in-the-round, by the incredible Luke Hewitt, Every Brilliant Thing is an hour of life affirming humour. This multiple award-winning international sensation throws audience members into the story as fathers, lovers, friends and allies following one person's life in the shadow of mental illness. From the broad #4 'The Colour Yellow' to the detailed #9998 'Watching someone watch your favourite film', this joyous and intimate work shows us the miracles in life's minutiae. "One of the funniest plays you'll ever see about depression - and possibly one of the funniest plays you'll ever see, full stop" - The Guardian

Chinatown Feast - Shinju Matsuri

Come and experience the finest Broome cuisine made by a collaboration of talented local Chefs

  • Dates:Sep 1
  • Time(s):6.00pm - 9.00pm
  • Venue:Chinatown Broome

Details

  • Hosted By:Shinju Matsuri
  • Ticket Price:$75
  • Food & Drink:Food Event,Food Market Events

Description

Chinatown Feast is a new event, this Hawkers Market with a Broome-style twist. Held in the heart of Chinatown, it’s a feast for the senses featuring entertainment from local Broome artists and touring performers. Set under stars and lanterns, amid a banquet from all your favourite Broome street eats, musical treats, and visual delights. This enchanting new event is a Broome experience not to be missed.

Joseph Calleja

Presenting one the most exciting contemporary lyrical tenors in opera today, you're invited to experience the golden voice of Joseph Calleja singing on his debut Australian tour.

  • Dates:Sep 1
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Hosted By:Andrew McKinnon in association with West Australian Opera
  • Ticket Price:$89-$169
  • Music:Opera,Classical,Concert Tours
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Description

“His rock-solid yet ever-malleable voice and blazing stage presence could light a thousand lamps.”  – Independent

Joseph Calleja is one of the most exciting lyric tenors in the world today. Blessed with a golden-age voice that routinely inspires comparisons to legendary singers from earlier eras, Calleja is now a superstar in all the greatest opera houses and concert halls. 
 
His extensive discography includes a thrilling Verdi album and a hugely popular tribute to Mario Lanza, whilst his performance of Puccini’s famous Nessun Dorma at The Last Night of the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall was nothing short of electrifying. In this, his eagerly anticipated debut Australian tour, the Maltese born singer described as the young Pavarotti will be joined by two of Australia’s best-loved artists, soprano Amelia Farrugia, who is also of Maltese heritage, and internationally acclaimed pianist Piers Lane, in an unforgettable performance. 

Eco-printing Workshop with Botanicals

Learn how to paint with leaves and flowers on silk

  • Venue:Tatiana's Fashion Studio
  • Dates:Wednesdays & Sundays
  • Time(s):11am - 4pm

Details

  • Hosted By:Tatiana's Fashion Studio
  • Ticket Price:$320 - $350
  • Type:Workshops
  • Other:Arts & Crafts

Description

Are you ready to flirt with botanicals? You've come to the right place! This inspiring workshop will suit all levels from beginners to creatives who are enthusiastic about exploring this intriguing knowledge of printing with plants in an environmentally friendly way. Contact printing with plants on fabrics combines art and science to pose a mystery of creativity. This fun workshop in Subiaco enables you to explore eco-printing with Tatiana to achieve beautiful outcomes. You will get to enjoy a full day of diving into the printing process, with breaks sprinkled in, as we wait for your masterpiece to steam. By the end of the workshop, your bundle will be ready to unwrap, a little gift from nature, waiting to show you its mysteries, like a present under the tree. Celebrate your results with a glass of bubbles and leave Tatiana's studio with a special scarf made from natural silk and printed with botanicals by YOU! Grab your friends, partner, or family member, and have a fun day creating your very own unique art!

Evenings Of Life Drawing

Nude life drawing for all levels of artists in a relaxed environment.

  • Dates:Every Second Wednesday from Sept 9
  • Time(s):6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Venue:The Corner Gallery

Details

  • Hosted By:The Corner Gallery
  • Ticket Price:$22.19
  • Other:Arts & Crafts

Description

$20 entry fee includes all art materials (paper, drawing board, charcoals) and a complimentary wine, beer or soft drink. Plus, they offer theatre-style buttered popcorn, straight from the machine. 

Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm sharp start. Get in early to find a comfy spot or grab yourself a beverage at the bar. 

 

Films for Survival

Join us on Wednesday afternoons for a quick film sesh and yarn in Perth CBD! Watch films featuring inspiring everyday heroes from around the world while enjoying a chilled glass of wine or beer.

  • Dates:Every Wednesday
  • Time(s):4:30-5:30pm and 6:00-7:00pm
  • Venue:INSPIREFLIX Cinema

Details

  • Hosted By:INSPIREFLIX
  • Ticket Price:Donation
  • Type:Community
  • Other:Film Events,Film Festivals

Description

Every week we'll show three short films from a given category and have speakers from related charities, NGOs, community groups, or sometimes government departments speak about their work within that category. Our current categories: Art, Education, Entrepreneurship, Equality, Girls To The Front, Human Rights, Indigenous, Innovation, Leadership, Mental health, Personal Growth, Physical Health, Sport, Travel, Youth

Fire on the Water 3D Film & Exhibition

Visit the Shark Bay Discovery & Visitor Centre to view the Fire on the Water exhibition!

  • Dates:Jan 23 - Dec 31
  • Venue:Shark Bay Discovery & Visitor Centre

Details

  • Hosted By:Shark Bay Discovery & Visitor Centre
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Free
  • Art Exhibitions:Historical,Video

Description

The 15 minute 3D film and accompanying exhibit tells the story of the battle between HMAS Sydney II and HSK Kormoran, tracing the events of this World War II Naval battle 200 kilometres off the coast of Shark Bay. Astonishing deep-sea 3D imagery from the 2015 expeditions to the wreck sites, under taken by WA Museum, Curtin University and DOF Subsea have been used to create an interpretative timeline of the battle and to offer insights into what happened when the ships met off Shark Bay 77 years ago.

Wild West: Animals in the Archives

Take an expedition through the mountains of government records and spot Western Australian wildlife.

  • Time(s):Weekdays 9.30 am - 4.30 pm
  • Venue:National Archives of Australia
  • Dates:Apr 7 - Sep 1

Details

  • Hosted By:National Archives of Australia
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Free
  • Other:Museum events,History

Description

Western Australian animals have been targeted as pests by locals and farmers. Some have been exploited for profit and hunted to near extinction. Native fauna have been celebrated as emblems and studied by scientists. They have been captured in photographs and in cages. The stories in this exhibition are found in records created by government departments, including the CSIRO, Department of Defence and ABC. They show how Western Australians have interacted with the state’s unique wildlife and highlight changing attitudes towards animals and the environment. Which animal was the target of a military campaign? What now beloved animal was dismissed as an annoying rodent? Why is there a whale tooth in the national archival collection? Grab your binoculars, get out your field guide and spot your favourite animals in this expedition to the wild west.

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