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Events in Western Australia

Events in Western Australia


region=western-australia&type=events&from=19-Aug-2021&to=19-Aug-2021


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.

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.

 

2021 Variety Bash

The best of WA's off road tracks, magnificent scenery, local cuisine and plenty of fun; all in support of WA kids in need.

  • Dates:Aug 13 - 21
  • Time(s):12AM-11:59PM

Details

  • Hosted By:VarietyWa
  • Ticket Price:Car Entry Fee - $220 Individual Entry Fee - $1,500
  • Type:For Charity / Fundraising
  • Other:Travel
  • Sports:Motorcar

Description

The iconic Variety WA Bash is back, and headed to the Pilbarra in 2021! Dubbed a "Carnival on Wheels", The Variety Bash is a once-in-a-lifetime road trip for a cause, taking colourfully themed 25+ year-old cars (and their colourfully themed drivers) off-road for 8 days of fun - all whilst raising money for Variety - the Children's Charity WA. Throughout the Bash, you'll get the incredible opportunity to discover remote and regional parts of WA, stopping off at schools and communities to interact directly with the kids you've helped along the way. You'll even get to see the direct impact of your fundraising efforts, with a range of educational, health and mobility equipment provided to local schools and organisations en route to help kids in need. The Bash is an incredible experience you don't want to miss, and 2021 is going to be bigger and better than ever! Knock one off your bucket list and get on board for this once-in-a-lifetime experience! Find out more and register today: https://www.variety.org.au/bash/wa/

Journey in Swing

Join us for big band classics, vocal classics, and modern interpretations of some of the world’s most famous songs all in one entertaining performance.

  • Dates:Aug 19
  • Time(s):7:30pm
  • Venue:The Edith, Spiegeltent

Details

  • Hosted By:WAAPA
  • Ticket Price:$13 - $20
  • Music:Jazz
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Event Venue:The Edith Spiegeltent

Description

The WAAPA Big band is an 18-piece group that embraces the best music that big band has to offer. Music Director: Jeremy Greig Performed by: WAAPA Big Band Bookings open: 20th Jul - Friends 27th Jul - Public

Balancing Act

Our story is not one story, but many stories to share.

  • Dates:Feb 10 - Dec 27
  • Time(s):10am-5pm
  • Venue:Art Gallery of Western Australia

Details

  • Hosted By:Art Gallery of Western Australia
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Free,Aboriginal Art & Events
  • Art Exhibitions:Aboriginal,Drawing,Painting,Sculpture,Craft,Photography,Video,Historical
  • Event Venue:Art Gallery of WA

Description

This exhibition attempts to showcase works of art that reflect the depth of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and culture, with other aspects of the Aboriginal condition. As a result, radical observations about the ups and downs of life will, at times, weave in and out of stories about Country. Equally, across the show, visitors will encounter passages of serenity, corridors of tradition, and trails that speak to the upheavals experienced by generations of Indigenous people. Balancing Act features the work of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists living and working across the State and Australia. Works of art by local Noongar artists such as Revel Cooper (dec.), Sandra Hill, Dianne Jones and Shane Pickett (dec.) sit loud-and-proud among those by Richard Bell, Karla Dickens, Julie Dowling and Brian Robinson to name a few of the many stellar artists in the show. Image - Richard Bell One more hour of daylight 2017-2019. Synthetic polymer paint on linen, three parts: 240 x 540 cm (overall). State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia. Purchased through the Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation: TomorrowFund, 2019. © Richard Bell, courtesy Milani Gallery, Brisbane.

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

Details

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

Description

45 min non-combat boxing.

45 minutes workshop. 

All ability and body type welcomed.

Gear Provided. Ages 15-24. 

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