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Events in Western Australia

Events in Western Australia


region=western-australia&type=events&from=22-Sep-2021&to=22-Sep-2021


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.

 

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.

Details

  • 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

Description

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.

Tilt

Theatre at its most eclectic, with powerful performances and inventive stagecraft underpinning highly original works that explore the very edges of theatre making.

  • Dates:Sep 15-18 & 22-25
  • Time(s):2pm or 7pm
  • Venue:The Blue Room Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:WAAPA
  • Ticket Price:$30
  • Performing Arts:Theatre
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts

Description

Get ready to be inspired, provoked and entertained as WAAPA's graduating performance makers hit the Blue Room Theatre stage at full tilt, showcasing their creative talents over two weeks in September. Bookings open July 4.

*Content warning: contains adult themes.

Directed by: 3rd Year Performance Making students
Performed by: 3rd Year Performance Making students

Coppélia

West Australian Ballet presents Coppélia at His Majesty's Theatre

  • Dates:Sep 16 - Sep 25
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:His Majesty's Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:West Australian Ballet
  • Ticket Price:$30 to $145
  • Performing Arts:Ballet,Dance
  • Event Venue:His Majesty's Theatre

Description

West Australian Ballet presents a beautiful, life-like doll and two bickering young lovers create comic chaos in this captivating ballet. Coppélia is a co-production with the West Australian Ballet and Queensland Ballet. Coppélia is one of the most frequently performed and well-loved comic ballets around the globe. As George Balanchine put it, "Just as Giselle is ballet's great tragedy, so Coppélia is its great comedy". The duration of the Ballet is two hours and 20 minutes, including intermission and is recommended for an audience of four years of age and over, with tickets ranging from $30 to $145.

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.

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

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