Tom Roberts' Shearing the rams
Feb
13
to Jul 28

Tom Roberts' Shearing the rams

 AGWA is home for the next few months to one of Australia’s iconic colonial-era paintings. Tom Roberts’ Shearing the rams on loan from the National Gallery of Victoria until late July, in return for the loan of one of AGWA’s much-loved paintings, Droving into the light, which features in the NGV exhibition Hans and Nora Heysen: Two Generations of Australian Art.

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Water
May
9
to May 26

Water

  • State Theatre of Western Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A world premiere that is epic in nature and explores our right for self-determination. It begins in WA’s not-too-distant future, where we meet with a once powerful politician about to celebrate his birthday at the family’s island home – a retreat from the world that has clearly seen better days.

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The Torrents
Jun
15
to Jun 30

The Torrents

  • State Theatre of Western Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

It’s the 1890s in the Goldfelds. J.G. Milford has hopped off the train in the small town of Koolgalla to take on a job at the local paper. She’s smart, she’s savvy, she’s incredibly qualified, but nobody knew the J stood for Jenny!

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Medea
Aug
8
to Aug 25

Medea

  • State Theatre of Western Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Locked in their bedroom, two brothers play games to pass the time, as siblings do. Off-stage, their parents are having a very famous showdown. A radical update on a classic Greek myth that puts one of history’s most notorious family breakdowns under the spotlight.

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Black Is The New White
Sep
11
to Sep 22

Black Is The New White

  • State Theatre of Western Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

At the centre of this razor sharp romantic comedy is Charlotte Gibson, a lawyer with a brilliant career ahead of her. As her father Ray says, she could be the next female 
Indigenous Waleed Aly. But she has other ideas. First of all, it’s Christmas. Secondly, she’s in love.

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Fully Sikh
Oct
10
to Oct 27

Fully Sikh

  • State Theatre of Western Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The first Australian Sikh story to hit our stage by the charismatic sensation from Australia’s Got Talent – Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa. Before she went viral, Sukhjit was a brown, hairy Sikh girl growing up in the suburbs of Perth. Fully Sikh is her story.

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Ten Quid
Apr
26
to May 11

Ten Quid

 A story of loss, hope, friendship and leaving the past behind add up to Ten Quid, Stirling Theatre’s latest show.

Written by John Grimshaw and directed by Jane Sherwood, it follows the journey of a young man returning to Manchester 40 years after his family originally emigrated to Australia.

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FIRE TECH April School Holiday Workshops
Apr
15
to Apr 24

FIRE TECH April School Holiday Workshops

  • State Library of Western Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Tired of wasting your money on school holiday programs your kids don’t even want to go to? We can help!

Fire Tech offer innovative and interactive workshops for curious young kids through to savvy teens. We help shift kids from being passive consumers of technology, to developers and producers of digital tech with real-life application. Fire Tech is Perth’s leading provider of creative and technical workshops covering areas such as coding, building and flying drones, mastering Minecraft, web design, vlogging, animation, digital music production, and digital photography using the latest Canon DSLR cameras.

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Beast
Apr
2
to Apr 6

Beast

Love and fear – the two major themes that shape us while growing up – form the heart of Beast, the latest offering from The Actors’ Hub.

Directed by Ellis Pearson, the story follows the trials and tribulations of people in a rural village as they face the danger of “the beast”.

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Splashfest
Mar
10
2:00 PM14:00

Splashfest

Keep your cool and beat the heat on March 10 as the annual Splashfest takes over Swanbourne Reserve, presented by the City of Nedlands and Nedlands Youth Advisory Council.

From 2pm-5pm, it’s an afternoon of free fun in the sun with water, water everywhere across a variety of slides, rides, games, stalls and more.

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The Merchant of Venice
Mar
7
to Mar 16

The Merchant of Venice

  • New Fortune Theatre, The University of WA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice is sure to resonate with modern audiences, in light of today’s far-right extremist groups and recent anti-Semitic attacks. 

Presented by the Graduate Dramatic Society at UWA’s New Fortune Theatre, this version is set in 1938 and directed by Lucy Eyre.

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Ladies in Black
Mar
1
to Mar 16

Ladies in Black

  • Morris Place Innaloo, WA, 6018 Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Playlovers present Ladies in Black, a new Australian Musical book by Carolyn Burns and music and lyrics by Tim Finn. 

Set in Sydney in the 1959, school leaver Lisa joins the sales staff in fashionable department store, Goodes. Over a summer that changes her life, she befriends the colourful characters of the women's clothing department.

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What makes a Mountain
Feb
22
to Mar 22

What makes a Mountain

  • 267 William Street Northbridge, WA, 6003 Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

What makes a Mountain features the work of gallery attendants, management staff and studio artists: Natalie Blom, Danyon Burge, Jennifer Catalano, Chris De Sira, Kelsey Diamond, Jessica Gray, Molly Chen He, Gabby Loo, Lennon Novotna, Donna Sadler, Laura Sikes, and Danica Zuks.

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Summer Concerts in the Park – Adam Hall & The Velvet Playboys
Feb
3
5:30 PM17:30

Summer Concerts in the Park – Adam Hall & The Velvet Playboys

The annual Summer Concerts in the Park are back for 2019, ready to celebrate good times every Sunday in February from 5.30pm-7pm.

Presented by the City of Nedlands, the concert series is now in its 22nd year with its popular free outdoor gigs and family-friendly atmosphere for the community.

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4x4x4
Jan
19
to Feb 17

4x4x4

A team of actors is testing its mettle four nights a week over the next month by performing a different show each night.

In 4x4x4, the same team from The Actors’ Hub will perform four separate 60-minute shows during Fringe World – four nights, four shows, across four weeks.

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Djuki Mala
Jan
18
to Feb 18

Djuki Mala

  • The West Australian Spiegeltent at The Woodside Pleasure Garden (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

If you missed FRINGE WORLD award winning Indigenous dance sensation Djuki Mala last time, make them top of your must-see list! Be first in line to catch the encore performance of the infectious, high energy dance group that fuses traditional dance and pop culture.

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Chance to get arty and crafty
Jan
14
to Jan 25

Chance to get arty and crafty

If you're looking for something to do this January, places are still available for fun school holiday classes at the Tresillian Arts Centre.

Whether it’s origami, sculpture, mosaics, succulents, printmaking, fine art, embroidery, sewing or learning more about artists, talented tutors are on hand to deliver classes for ages five up to 17.

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Our Sandman
Jan
8
to Jan 19

Our Sandman

  • Cool Change Contemporary (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our Sandman is an intimate, immersive and multi-sensorial sound work about our dreams and the presence of the Sandman in both our dream-driven and dream-deprived lives.
Audiences are invited to relax into their sleeping selves, close their eyes and listen to the stories of vivid dreamers and avid sleepers amongst new electronic music pieces presented in a nest of mattresses and softness. 

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