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Events in Western Australia

Events in Western Australia


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


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


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


  • 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


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.


Human Cannon

In the village of Estaroban during the Spanish Civil War, Agustina prepares to bury her dead baby.

  • Dates:Sep 9 - 11,13 - 15
  • Time(s):7.30pm; Sep 11 2.00pm
  • Venue:Enright Studio


  • Ticket Price:$23-30
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Event Venue:Enright Studio
  • Hosted By:WAAPA
  • Performing Arts:Theatre


As the violence around her escalates, Agustina takes the war into her own hands, and ends by herself becoming the most effective weapon in the armoury of revolution. *Content warning: contains violence, nudity, adult themes. Written by: Edward Bond Directed by: Lawrie Cullen-Tait Performed by: 2nd Year Acting Students


Winner of multiple awards including 8 Oscars, 7 BAFTAs and 13 Tonys, Cabaret is one of the all-time greats of musical theatre.

  • Dates:Sep 10- 16
  • Time(s):2pm (matinee) or 7:30pm
  • Venue:WAAPA


  • Hosted By:WAAPA
  • Ticket Price:$43-$50
  • Type:Youth Art / Performance
  • Performing Arts:Cabaret
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Event Venue:Roundhouse Theatre


Welcome to the Kit Kat Klub, a seedy nightclub in 1930s Berlin, where the flamboyant Master of Ceremonies commands the action and singer Sally Bowles performs against a backdrop of rising Nazism and her own complicated love life. Book by: Joe Masteroff Music by: John Kander Lyrics by: Fred Ebb Director: Tamara Cook Music Director: David King Choreographer: Natalie Allen Performed by: 3rd Year Music Theatre and Music students

The Pirates of Penzance

Presented by the Classical Voice students, join us for a rollicking evening of toe-tapping operetta delight.

  • Dates:Sep 10 - 11, 13 - 16
  • Time(s):7:30pm
  • Venue:Geoff Gibbs Theatre


  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Type:Youth Art / Performance
  • Hosted By:WAAPA
  • Ticket Price:$43 - $50
  • Music:Opera,Classical
  • Event Venue:Geoff Gibbs Theatre


Confounding conundrums and perplexing paradoxes, this is the very model of the modern major musical! Gilbert and Sullivan’s most loved musical treasure is a rapturous tale of time-vexed lovers and pirates both of the land and sea.

Director: Brendan Hanson

Music Director: Burhan Güner

Performed by: Classical Voice students with the WAAPA Symphony Orchestra

Bookings open: 20th Jul - Friends 27th Jul - Public

Margaret River Region Open Studios 2021

The Margaret River Region Open Studios returns 11 to 26 September 2021, a 16-day event offering a trail of discovery for all art lovers. With over 100 artists, this is the largest event of it’s kind.

  • Dates:Sep 11- 26
  • Venue:Margaret River Open Studios Inc.


  • Hosted By:Margaret River Region Open Studios
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Community,Free
  • Festivals:Margaret River Open Studios
  • Art Exhibitions:Painting,Sculpture,Drawing,Craft,Other Visual Arts


Artists and artisans open the doors to their art studios and workshops, delivering a unique experience for art lovers to meet the creator of the artwork, peruse original artworks and of course purchase artwork. Work may include painting, drawings, sculpture, hand blown glass, print making, handmade furniture, as well as jewellery, ceramics, textiles and other mediums. Geographically grouped venues across Busselton, Margaret River, Augusta, Vasse, Yallingup, Quindalup, Dunsborough, Cowaramup will be shown on maps so visitors can design their own art trails. Entry is FREE to all Art Lovers.

Ravensthorpe Wildflower Show

The Ravensthorpe Wildflower Show celebrates and showcases the abundance of floral diversity in the region. A tribute to the rugged and natural beauty of the region, the show continues to inspire amateurs and enthusiasts alike with its depth, breadth and quality of flowers on display.

  • Dates:Sep 13 - 25
  • Venue:Ravensthorpe Town Hall


  • Hosted By:Ravensthorpe Wildflower Show
  • Type:Community
  • Festivals:All Festivals
  • Other:Flowers & Gardens


The Ravensthorpe Wildflower Show brings nature to town in a way that enables tourists, enthusiasts, botanists and locals to enjoy the extraordinary biodiversity in a world class display. Each year, dedicated, qualified and licensed pickers head out to their allotted destinations to gather flowers and deliver them to the herbarium in town. The specimens are then sorted, classified and placed on display. On average approximately 700 different species are featured at the show.

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

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.

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. 

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