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Events in Western Australia


City of Rockingham 2021 Art Awards Exhibition

The annual City of Rockingham Art Awards recognise artistic achievement in a range of categories. This year, 79 local and WA emerging and professional artists respond to the theme, Connection.

  • Dates:May 1 - 16
  • Time(s):9am - 4pm Daily
  • Venue:Rockingham Arts Centre & Gary Holland Community Centre


  • Hosted By:City of Rockingham
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Community,Free
  • Art Exhibitions:Historical,Sculpture,Painting,Drawing


The exhibition is open from Saturday 1 May to Sunday 16 May 2021, 9am - 4pm daily at the Gary Holland Community Centre and Rockingham Arts Centre. Entry is free.

Expect a diverse display of different styles and mediums, across multiple Awards categories.

To hear insights about the exhibited artworks, join the Twilight Tour, presented by Curator, Jude van der Merwe and one of the judges.

The Twilight Tour will take place on Wednesday 5 May from 5.30pm - 7pm, starting at the Rockingham Arts Centre. Registrations are essential for the tour as places are limited. Contact the City on 9528 0333 or email [email protected] to register your place.

All visitors to the exhibition are invited to submit their vote for the People's Choice Award to go in the running to win the $250 Voter's Prize. For more information on the City of Rockingham 2021 Art Awards and to plan your visit, please see rockingham.wa.gov.au/artawards

Image Credits:

A Treasure of Memories by Shorena Laue
Solo Diver Point Peron by Luke Walsh
A Father’s Presence by Jacinta Posik

Moro Spanish Film Festival 2021

A sensational selection of new and recent Spanish language films featuring some of Spain and Latin America’s leading stars along with exciting new acting talent.

  • Dates:Apr 28 - May 18
  • Time(s):Various
  • Venue:Various Locations


  • Hosted By:Palace Cinemas
  • Festivals:All Festivals
  • Other:Film Events,Film Festivals
  • Event Venue:Luna Leederville,Luna On SX


The Moro Spanish Film Festival presented by Palace returns to Palace Cinemas Raine Square, Luna Leederville and Luna On SX from 28 April - 16 May which a curated selection of films we missed last year as well as some brand-new titles, offering film lovers a cinematic journey across Spain and Latin America.

Revealed Exhibition 2021: New & Emerging WA Aboriginal Artists

Presenting the best new and emerging Aboriginal artists from remote, regional and metro WA, the 2021 Revealed Exhibition features painting, textiles, photography, print, video, carving and sculpture.

  • Dates:Mar 26 - May 23
  • Time(s):10am - 5pm
  • Venue:Fremantle Arts Centre


  • Hosted By:Fremantle Arts Centre
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Free,Aboriginal Art & Events
  • Art Exhibitions:Aboriginal,Drawing,Painting,Photography,Sculpture,Video,Other Visual Arts
  • Event Venue:Fremantle Arts Centre


Hosting over 100 talented emerging Aboriginal artists, the galleries will brim with contemporary work, fresh from the studios of WA’s Aboriginal Art Centres and independent artists. Not to be missed, the exhibition will open with a very special performance by the Red Sand Beat Band, who are travelling here from the Ngaanyatjarra Lands. Their laidback reggae desert beats and lyrics tell stories of their homelands, daily life and keeping culture strong. Revealed is an annual exhibition which provides an important platform for emerging WA Aboriginal artists to connect with new audiences. Come along and be immersed in Aboriginal culture and art and support the next generation of artists. All artworks in the exhibition are for sale. Visit https://www.fac.org.au/whats-on/post/revealed-wa-aboriginal-art-market-2021-online-event/ to view the full list of exhibiting artists.

Sound Spectrum 2021.1

Composition and Music Technology's mini-festival of new sounds showcases students and staff in two nights of original music.

  • Dates:May 10 & 14
  • Time(s):7:30pm
  • Venue:ECU's Spectrum Project Space


  • Music:Classical,Other Music,Electronic
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Type:Youth Art / Performance
  • Hosted By:WAAPA
  • Ticket Price:$23 - $30


Hear experimental acoustic and electronic music performances, installations, audio visual works, DJ artists and world premieres from the West Australian Laptop Orchestra, ECUatorial, Listener Ensemble, Shock Of The New and more. Music Director: Lindsay Vickery Performed by: Composition and Music Technology students and staff

Monday, 10 May

Listener Ensemble, Acousmatics Installations, Josten Myburgh

Friday, 14 May


Divided Space Exhibition

Divided Space is an exhibition of paintings by Perth based artist Jane Coffey.

  • Dates:May 8 - 23
  • Time(s):10am - 3pm Daily
  • Venue:Future Shelter


  • Hosted By:Future Shelter
  • Type:Free
  • Art Exhibitions:Painting


The exhibition explores the layers of contemporary and historical boundaries that shape our built and natural environments. Jane is the co-founder of Future Shelter, a local business that designs and manufactures homewares and gifts inspired by the environment of Western Australia.

Eight Inch Blunt

The Corner Gallery presents this exhibition celebrating the universal dance of skateboarding.

  • Dates:Apr 16
  • Time(s):Opens 6.30pm
  • Venue:The Corner Gallery


  • Hosted By:The Corner Gallery
  • Ticket Price:Free from 6.30pm to 8.00pm, $15 after
  • Art Exhibitions:Other Visual Arts
  • Other:Arts & Crafts


EIGHT INCH BLUNT is a group exhibition and installation which explores the universal dance of skateboarding and the culture surrounding it. We are very excited to be receiving artworks from around the world for this exhibition.

10% of all art sales will be donated to Spinifex Skateboards

Opening hours for EIGHT INCH BLUNT:

SUN 9th May | 10am - 4pm
MON 10th May | 10am - 5pm
TUES 11th May | 10am - 5pm
WED 12th May | 10am - 5pm
THU 13th May | 10am - 5pm

WED 19th May | 10am - 5pm
THU 20th May | 10am - 5pm
FRI 21st May | 10am - 5pm


I and You by Lauren Gunderson

I and You is an ode to youth, life, love and the strange beauty of human connectedness. It burns with humanity amid a poetical call to arms for living your best life.

  • Dates:May 8 - 29
  • Venue:Burt Hall


  • Hosted By:Theatre 180
  • Ticket Price:From $45.42
  • Performing Arts:Theatre


From America’s most produced and popular living playwright, Lauren Gunderson, comes the WA premiere of the award-winning I and You. Caroline (Sophia Forrest) hasn’t been at school for months – sick at home, she’s trapped in her bedroom with only Facebook, Twitter and Insta for company. When classmate Anthony (Darius Williams) arrives unexpectedly, spouting Walt Whitman’s 'Leaves of Grass' and brandishing an unfinished English Lit project he urgently needs her help with, she is less than impressed and rejects this intrusion into her damaged life. As they come together and reveal themselves through Whitman’s electric poetry and over waffle fries, they discover a connection far deeper than either of them could ever have imagined. Directed by Kate Cherry.

Linked Beyond

The Collage Art Group is a dedicated and unified mix of experienced artists.

  • Dates:May 9 - Jun 6
  • Time(s):10am - 3pm
  • Venue:Gallery152


  • Hosted By:Gallery152
  • Type:Free
  • Art Exhibitions:Painting,Sculpture,Craft,Other Visual Arts
  • Ticket Price:Free


Artists: Rosie Manning, Julie Calabrese, Marilyn Davis-Moore, Sharon Eves, Marilyn Barrington, Leah Van Lieshout, Anne Marie Pelusey-Zentner, Carol Rowling, Kale Miller, Jill Parrnell, Heather-Noonan. Whilst our work practices are somewhat 'eclectic', we produce art that unites us as exhibiting artists both through our group experience and through the thematic approaches to our exhibitions. Our group members are skilled in painting, photography, textiles, mixed media, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics and jewellery. Each exhibition held has showcased a different blend of both 2D and 3D artworks. This exhibition reveals each artist's response to the theme 'Linked Beyond'. Ideas that inform this body of work include - 'going beyond the boundary of the city into country', 'the feelings evoked by the delightful town of York and its people', 'acknowledging the rich, expansive Indigenous and European history' and 'the feeling of more space - the distance between'.

Term 2 Programs at CircusWA

Our Term 2 Program is underway, with classes for all ages and skill levels available with some exciting and fun new additions!

  • Dates:Apr 19 - Jun 6 & Jun 14 - Jul 3
  • Time(s):From 9am - 9pm
  • Venue:The Freo Big Top


  • Hosted By:CircusWA
  • Type:Community,For Kids,Youth Art / Performance,Workshops
  • Performing Arts:Circus,Dance,Comedy
  • Art Exhibitions:Youth
  • Sports:Other Sports & Fitness
  • Other:Well Being,Health


Acro Dance Every Monday with Samantha Smith: Explore how acrobatic forms and skills can be transformed into a high intensity movement form. Dive, leap, jump, transition all of your acrobatic knowledge into this new skills class with Samantha Smith, who is a highly acclaimed Acrobat and Acro Dance trainer. *Requires prior acro/gymnastics and/or dance experience. Contortion Acro Fun On Wednesdays with Sarah Healy: Learn how to flex and contort your body with control, strength and stamina, while also having lots of fun! This is a great introduction for young, bendy kids who want to build up their strength and confidence while achieving extreme flexibility. Acro Conditioning Wednesday evenings with Sarah Healy: This is the perfect class to build the strength and skills needed for further acrobatic training. In this class, you will participate in a mixture of floor based exercises which will build your strength and stamina. This is class is great for those looking to go into an acrobatic program as well as anyone looking for a full body conditioning class. Head to our website to book your spot now!

The Children by Lucy Kirkwood

A star cast examines with humour, hope and courage, what it means to take responsibility for your past and do something big for the future.

  • Dates:May 8 - 29
  • Venue:Burt Hall


  • Hosted By:Theatre 180
  • Ticket Price:From $45.42
  • Performing Arts:Theatre


How will we act, now, when the world seems to be ending? Three of Western Australia’s most cherished and revered actors join forces in a provocative new drama set to make its WA premiere at Burt Hall 8-29 May. Jenny Davis, Vivienne Garret and Andrew Lewis bring this powerful play to life to reflect on the big questions of responsibility and the impact of human activity on the planet. In an idyllic cottage on the British coast, two retired nuclear scientists, Hazel (Jenny Davis) and Robin (Andrew Lewis), are enjoying the quiet life. Apart from the electricity rationing, daily radiation warnings and coastal erosion, everything with them is fine. Around them however, the world is in chaos, with the fallout of a nuclear power plant meltdown threatening their very existence. When old friend and colleague Rose (Vivienne Garrett) arrives unexpectedly, their future and past lives collide as they debate the present and the challenges they face. Directed by Stuart Halusz.

Between The Sheets - Artists Books

Challenging notions of the traditional book. Makers include printmakers, photographers, wordsmiths, painters, sculptors, textile and digital artists, with both traditional and contemporary approaches to creating books of art and art-of-books. Presented by Gallery East.

  • Dates:Apr 30 - May 22
  • Time(s):Mon - Fri 11am-4.30pm; Sat 12-3pm
  • Venue:Gallery Central


  • Hosted By:Gallery Central
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Free
  • Art Exhibitions:Drawing,Painting,Sculpture,Other Visual Arts
  • Event Venue:Gallery Central


Gallery East presents an exhibition of 65 works by 56 Australian and International artists challenging the notions of the traditional book. 37 participants are from Western Australia including recently graduated artists from Edith Cowan University. Artists' books have a universal appeal: an engagement with everyone who has held a book in his or her hand. Books as art objects become more than containers of information, but works of art in themselves. Now seen as a distinct art form, artists’ books have a growing appeal to artists, collectors, curators and the viewing public.

Earth Matters: Rethink the Future | Scitech Exhibition

Explore the changes happening on Earth and learn how we can innovate solutions for a more sustainable future, in Scitech's new exhibition: Earth Matters.

  • Dates:Aug 17 - Aug 16, 2021
  • Time(s):Weekdays 9:30am-4pm | Weekends 10am-4pm
  • Venue:Scitech Discovery Centre


  • Hosted By:Scitech
  • Ticket Price:Adult: $19 | Child: $12 (under 4's are free) | Mini Group: $52
  • Other:Museum events,Science,Technology
  • Type:For Kids


Scitech’s new exhibition, Earth Matters: Rethink the Future, is a multisensory experience exploring the changes in our natural environment. Come on a journey as you learn how to innovate solutions for a more sustainable future.

Explore the relationship between humans and habitat, dive deep into the science behind biodiversity, climate and carbon emissions and discover how the smallest of actions can have a big impact on the world around us.

See the inner workings of a tree, learn about endangered species and step into a banksia woodland to discover what effect your actions have on the fragile ecosystem. Use pedal power to explore electricity generation, storage and transfer and unearth ways to give nature a helping hand, starting with your own backyard.

Come and rethink the future with us! http://scitech.org.au/earth-matters/

Online bookings essential. Plan ahead to avoid disappointment.

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


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


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!

Ellenbrook Arts

A free program hosted by the Edmund Rice Centre WA, for youth aged 8 - 18 years older to come and discover their art potential.

  • Dates:Every Monday
  • Time(s):6-8pm
  • Venue:Ellenbrook Community Library


  • Hosted By:Edmund Rice Centre
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Community,For Kids,Free,Workshops
  • Other:Arts & Crafts


Starts 8th of Feb, on every Monday after that at Ellenbrook Community Library from 4 - 6 PM. Ends Dec 6th

Expressions Of India

This exhibition explores a selection of paintings from the Berndt Museum of Anthropology's Ronald M. and Catherine H. Berndt Collection.

  • Dates:Jul 11, 2020 - Jun 12, 2021
  • Venue:Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery


  • Hosted By:Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
  • Produced By:UWA: University of Western Australia
  • Event Venue:Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery,UWA,UWA Cultural Precinct
  • Art Exhibitions:Historical,Painting


The artworks featured cut across religion, royalty and everyday life in India from various contexts and social perspectives. By sharing these works with the public, we hope to celebrate our connections to the Indo-Pacific region.

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


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


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.

Glasshouse Dining at Brookfield Place

Following last year’s sell-out success, Perth’s most exclusive Glasshouse Dining experience will return to Brookfield Place with a brand-new autumnal design theme.

  • Dates:Apr 20 to Jun 26
  • Time(s):Tuesday to Saturday 6:00pm to 8:15pm and 8:30pm to 10:45pm
  • Venue:Brookfield Place


  • Hosted By:Brookfield Place
  • Ticket Price:$95pp
  • Food & Drink:Degustation,Restaurant Events


Enjoy delectable meals with menus from award-winning restaurants Print Hall and The Heritage Wine Bar in one of six specially designed and created glasshouses designed to seat up to four people per pod – amidst the Perth skyscrapers from Tuesday 20 April to Saturday 19 June 2021. With limited spaces available, be sure to book now: Print Hall $99 per person | 3 course share style menu celebrating WA produce Seating times: Tuesday to Saturday 6:00pm to 8:00pm 8:15pm to 10:15pm The Heritage Wine Bar $95 per person | 4 course set Chef's Menu Seating times: Tuesday to Saturday 6:00pm to 8:15pm 8:30pm to 10:45pm

Immediacy Exhibition

An exhibition by printmaker Dr Pat Thomas.

  • Dates:Apr 30 - May 23
  • Time(s):10am - 4pm
  • Venue:ArtGeo Cultural Complex


  • Hosted By:ArtGeo Cultural Complex
  • Art Exhibitions:Other Visual Arts


This exhibition reflects on how the slow, involved, considered process of traditional printmaking contrasts with the immediacy of digital media, by combining and rupturing these processes. Immediacy refers to the immediacy of access to huge amounts of information in electronic media by emphasising the repetition of images and text in mainstream news media. The works combine written text, digital images, and traditional print media.

Otto and Annie

"Otto and Annie" is a new, exciting and provocative collection by WA fine artist James Wilson and featuring performance work, manipulated prints, photography, cyanotypes and video.

  • Dates:From Mar 26
  • Time(s):By Appointment Only
  • Venue:Mudita Gallery


  • Hosted By:Mudita Gallery
  • Art Exhibitions:Photography,Other Visual Arts


This collection compares the period between the two world wars with that of today and finds that, other than the technology, there are remarkable similarities ... and consequences. Read more about the collection here (copy and paste): https://bit.ly/30dX9cj The artist can be available to discuss the works in person. The venue is very well served by public transport and easily walkable within the city center. Group bookings of up to 20 are welcomed Please call first regarding disabled access.

Pulse Perspectives

WA's talented young artists are celebrated in this yearly showcase, gauging the pulse of young people who will influence, empower and shape the world we live in.

  • Dates:May 5 - Aug 30
  • Time(s):10am-5pm
  • Venue:Art Gallery of WA


  • Hosted By:Art Gallery of WA
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Free,Community,Youth Art / Performance
  • Art Exhibitions:Drawing,Painting,Sculpture,Youth,Craft,Photography,Video,Other Visual Arts
  • Event Venue:Art Gallery of WA


The selected works provide a window into young people’s private, social and artistic concerns. It is in turns an inspiring, rewarding and insightful look at the world through the minds of our most talented young artists. This year’s exhibition features 30 works by 2020 Year 12 Visual Arts graduates from 21 schools across Western Australia. The chosen works span a variety of subject matter and media, ranging from painting and drawing to sculpture, digital moving image and textiles. Human impact on the environment, identity and family are prominent themes and issues explored in this year's Pulse Perspectives exhibition. Have your say, vote for your favourite work in the Act-Belong-Commit People’s Choice Award. Voting is open from 10am, Wednesday 5 May until 5pm, Sunday 15 August with the winner announced on Wednesday 18 August 2021. Image credit - Michelle Edward St Mary's Anglican Girls' School Louis in suburbia I, II and III 2020 oil on canvas three parts: two at 29.5 x 29.5 cm; 60 x 90.3 cm

Relics: Bricks of the New World

An immersive exhibition by Lego Masters Series 2 Winners, Jackson Harvey & Alex Towler

  • Dates:Feb 26 - May 30
  • Time(s):9.00am - 3.00pm
  • Venue:The Goods Shed


  • Hosted By:Scribblers Festival
  • Type:Free,For Kids
  • Art Exhibitions:Other Visual Arts
  • Ticket Price:Free


The year is 2530. Humans have long since left planet Earth. After mistreating the natural environment for centuries, they were forced to see a new home beyond the stars. What remains is little more than an abandoned pile of decaying infrastructure, appliances, and a scattered population of LEGO minifigs. Built for the young and young-at-heart, using found objects, LEGO, mixed media and multiple layers of storytelling; RELICS; Bricks of the New World is a timely exploration of adaptation, sustainability, diversity and the connections we make with one another. Free to the public, no booking required.

Straight Outta Wilurarra

Straight Outta Wilurarra makes a bold statement on the culture, style and unique voices of Western Desert people.

  • Dates:Mar 26 - May 23
  • Venue:Fremantle Arts Centre


  • Hosted By:Fremantle Arts Centre
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events,Free
  • Art Exhibitions:Aboriginal,Historical,Photography
  • Event Venue:Fremantle Arts Centre


Spanning music, fashion, design, writing and photography, Wilurarra Creative is an arts hub in the remote community of Mirlirrtjarra (Warburton) on the Ngaanyatjarra Lands, 900km north-west of Kalgoorlie. For the past 16 years Wilurarra Creative has supported Ngaanyatjarra young adults to explore and express personal and collective identity, capturing the songs, stories, styles, language, artwork and living creativity of contemporary Ngaanyatjarra culture. Running alongside the 2021 Revealed Exhibition, the Wilurarra Creative hub will be recreated in one of FAC’s galleries with a photographic studio, selfie booth, hair salon and art works. Wilurarra Creative will also launch the second edition of Alanya magazine. Ngaanyatjarra slang for ‘looking good’ Alanya sets new trends in design, photography, fashion and story-telling straight outta the Ngaanyatjarra lands.

Ten Pound Pom - The Illustrated picture book

The illustrated picture book Ten Pound Pom (Black Dog Books, 2017), by Carole Wilkinson and Liz Anelli, shares the real life tale of Carole Wilkinson's journey of migration from England to Australia.

  • Dates:Mar 16 - Jun 6
  • Time(s):Starts 9am
  • Venue:State Library Western Australia


  • Hosted By:State Library Western Australia
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Free
  • Art Exhibitions:Drawing,Other Visual Arts
  • Event Venue:State Library of WA


In the 1950s and 1960s, thousands of British migrants were welcomed to Australia as part of assisted passage migration schemes. This exhibition explores this story, showing how Liz Anelli crafted the illustrations through layering of sketches, collage, ephemera and digital techniques. Especially curated for children and families, this exhibition is supported by a self-guided trail. Free exhibition, no tickets required.

The Young Boxing Woman Project: Subiaco

Confidence building boxing classes and workshops for young women aged 15-24.

  • Dates:Every Monday & Thursday
  • Time(s):5 - 6:30pm
  • Venue:203 Bagot Road


  • Hosted By:The Young Boxing Woman Project
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Free,Workshops
  • Sports:Other Sports & Fitness


45 min non-combat boxing.

45 minutes workshop. 

All ability and body type welcomed.

Gear Provided. Ages 15-24. 

UDIA WA Professional Development Program; Specialising in Property Development & Project Management

This in-house six day program is specifically designed for the Western Australian context and introduces participants to the various areas of knowledge required to operate effectively in our local residential development industry.

  • Dates:Apr 12, 19 & May 3, 10, 17 & 24
  • Time(s):8:30am - 4:00pm
  • Venue:Lavan Training Facilities


  • Other:Business & Politics,Homes and Design,Lectures & Talks
  • Hosted By:UDIA
  • Type:Workshops


Learn to define and manage projects, while becoming familiar with terminology from the broad range of disciplines and concepts involved in property development. Gain a practical understanding of the tools needed to navigate through complex development processes and the different roles within a project team Led by experienced presenters from the WA property development industry, the course provides practical lessons on how to manage the project life-cycle and understand the principles of commercial awareness, time, quality and cost. Delegates can complete just the modules that best apply to them, or complete the full 6 day course.

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