The Botanical: Beauty and Peril
Jul
6
to Oct 7

The Botanical: Beauty and Peril

  • Perth Cultural Centre Perth, WA, 6000 Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This major exhibition explores the abundant beauty of the botanical world and the threats that assail it. The Botanical: Beauty and Peril draws from the renowned collection of Janet Holmes à Court and the AGWA Collection to present a vivid, involving and sometimes disturbing journey through the diverse representation by Australian artists of the glorious kingdom of plants.

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Trying to Find Comfort in an Uncomfortable Chair
Jul
27
to Oct 6

Trying to Find Comfort in an Uncomfortable Chair

  • Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Trying to Find Comfort in an Uncomfortable Chair is the outcome of that research, an exhibition that features a selection of artworks from the collection, chairs belonging to the artworks’ creators and Gothe-Snape’s own response to key motifs she has identified from her research.

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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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Stories From The Future Workshops with CAN and Diversity Australia
Oct
24
to Oct 25

Stories From The Future Workshops with CAN and Diversity Australia

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

CAN and Diversity Arts Australia have extended the EOI period for the upcoming Stories From The Future workshops. This workshop series will invite culturally diverse creatives and arts workers to imagine a timeline towards an equitable culturally diverse arts future in Australia.

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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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The Lion Never Sleeps
Jul
24
to Jul 26

The Lion Never Sleeps

The Lion Never Sleeps is a walking performance through the streets of Northbridge. Equipped with a listening device and headphones, three performers and an audience of 20 navigate, meander and move through spaces and places where the queer community gathered, danced, made community and fought during the AIDS crisis in the 1980s.

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St George's Art 2019
Jul
20
to Jul 28

St George's Art 2019

WA's premier annual exhibition of works by senior high students delivers a fascinating insight into the lives and minds of an emerging generation. Many go on to display their work in the prestigious Pulse Perspectives (formerly Year 12 Perspectives) at the Art Gallery of WA.

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The Other Side
Jul
13
to Jul 27

The Other Side

  • Victoria Park Centre for the Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Photography, music and theatre come together this July to highlight stories rarely seen, shedding light on a destructive and demoralising way of life.

Presented by Life on Hold Productions at the Victoria Park Centre for the Arts, The Other Side takes audiences through a photographic exhibition, matched with carefully selected music, before culminating in a play about Kate.

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Making Tracks: Perth
Jul
6
to Aug 17

Making Tracks: Perth

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

Express Media, in partnership with Propel Youth Arts WA, is delighted to present Making Tracks: Perth, a travelling pop-up workshop series and zine publication aimed at developing the work of young writers in Australia. Over four workshops every fortnight, 10 young writers will meet with an Express Media writer and editor to hone their writing skills and workshop a piece for publication.

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Grease
Jul
4
to Jul 7

Grease

  • Don Russell Performing Arts Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Take a trip back in time to Rydell High and get ready for some summer loving and greased lightning this July. The Art in Motion Theatre Company is presenting the ever-popular musical Grease at the Don Russell Performing Arts Centre, directed by Lys Tickner.

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100 Reasons for War
Jun
27
to Jun 29

100 Reasons for War

A chaotic, mind-opening work that leads to numerous questions about the state of humanity – and our individual role in it – is the latest offering from The Actors’ Hub. Written by award-winning playwright Tom Holloway and directed by Ella Hetherington, 100 Reasons for War was originally commissioned to mark the 100th anniversary of Australia’s involvement in World War I.

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Floor Thirteen
Jun
25
to Jul 13

Floor Thirteen

How real are our memories? Have you ever been certain about something? So sure that you’d swear on your life it happened the way you remembered it? Except you were wrong? One woman is stuck in an elevator, profoundly alone but haunted by memories clamouring for attention. She has plenty of time to reflect on her life…or to start questioning what’s real.

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The Performers Craft - 2 Day Workshop with Annie Stainer
Jun
21
to Jun 28

The Performers Craft - 2 Day Workshop with Annie Stainer

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to work with International performer and teacher Annie Stainer as she presents her much anticipated Physical Theatre course ‘The Performers Craft’. Perfect for physical theatre and circus performers, actors, dancers, singers and musicians as well as those wishing to enhance and expand their creative palette. Workshop will include: Creative Movement, Physical Theatre, Mime, Feldenkrais, Improvisation and Dance.

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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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Fox - Adapted from the book by Magaret Wild and Ron Brooks
Jun
6
to Jun 20

Fox - Adapted from the book by Magaret Wild and Ron Brooks

  • Spare Parts Puppet Theatre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

After a terrible bushfire an injured Magpie and Dog form an unexpected friendship, sharing a deep bond, until into their midst a Fox arrives. This thrilling fusion of puppetry and dance will take you on a journey through scorched scrubland and ochre deserts where friendships will be tested and the true meaning of loyalty and companionship will be discovered.

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Miss Westralia
May
21
to Jun 8

Miss Westralia

When a Geraldton girl is crowned the unlikely winner of the first Miss Australia competition, she becomes a celebrity overnight. Discover Australia’s pageant past accompanied by some of Perth’s most exciting vocal talent. This musical comedy will have your toes tapping just inches from the action, as we uncover this untold piece of local history.

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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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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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