Image of car at beachside with things piled on roof
Calendar, Children, Immersive Experience, October 19, September 19

Children: On Our Beach

28 Sep – 12 Oct @ Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, Fremantle · Presented by Spare Parts Puppet Theatre · A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.” John Lennon You are invited with us and Fomo the Dog, on a shoes off, hands on,  never before experienced… Continue reading Children: On Our Beach

Children, News, Performing arts, Reviews, Theatre

Grab your towel for some beachy fun!

Junior Reviews: Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, On Our Beach ⋅ Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, September 25 ⋅ Reviews by Isabel and Eddy Greentree ⋅ Isabel Greentree (age 9) Usually when you go to the theatre you expect to sit down and only watch the show. But not with this unique and amazing performance. Get ready to… Continue reading Grab your towel for some beachy fun!

Image from Western Currents
News, Painting, Reviews, Visual arts

A gothic approach to our coast

Ron Nyisztor (curator), ‘Western Current’ · Fremantle Arts Centre · Review by Jenny Scott · A compact show exploring Western Australia’s coast as the borderline before the immense expanse of the Indian Ocean, “Western Current” features works by eight Australian artists – Robert Cleworth, Di Cubitt, Michael Doherty, Ben Joel, Moira de la Hunty, Gina Moore,… Continue reading A gothic approach to our coast

Children, News, Performing arts, Reviews, Theatre

A surreal beach adventure

Review: Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, On Our Beach ⋅ Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, October 25 ⋅ Review by Rosalind Appleby ⋅ Imagine taking part in Alice in Wonderland as it unfolds around you, except the environment is more akin to Snugglepot and Cuddlepie. Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s new work On Our Beach uses similar fantastical elements… Continue reading A surreal beach adventure

Beach House
Calendar, Music, Performing arts, Perth Festival

Music: Beach House

28 February @ Chevron Gardens · Presented by Beach House · Baltimore dream pop duo Beach House delve into the twisted double edge of glamour with an overwhelming cinematic live show. Exploring the beauty that arises from darkness, the band say they were ‘channelling some kind of heavy truth’ for their seventh record, and transcendent… Continue reading Music: Beach House

Elizabeth Tan
Features, Mixed media, News, Visual arts

Unpacking our libraries: Elizabeth Tan’s network of little lost things

Behind every artist is a rich collection, a “library”, compiled of works by other creators. In Seesaw’s “Unpacking our libraries” series, Claire Coleman talks to West Australian makers from various disciplines about the works and texts that have influenced their creative practice. Among her diverse talents, Elizabeth Tan is a meticulous observer of the overlooked.… Continue reading Unpacking our libraries: Elizabeth Tan’s network of little lost things

Nassim
News, Performing arts, Reviews, Theatre

Oh! What a journey

Perth Festival review: Nassim by Nassim Soleimanpour · Studio Underground, 20 February · Review: Xan Ashbury · “Nassim means breeze – I knew when I named you, I could not hold on to you forever.” There are plenty of touching moments in this unconventional and enlightening performance but it was that portentous line that really stirred… Continue reading Oh! What a journey

Children, Features, News

Spring Gig Guide for Kids

Recently I attended a concert by the WA Symphony Orchestra with several eight year olds and their mothers. We sat in the choir stalls behind the orchestra where we could see the percussionist preparing the crash cymbals and watch the conductor’s face. It was such an exciting experience; the sound was so immediate and enveloping… Continue reading Spring Gig Guide for Kids

4 instrumentalists from a jazz band
Calendar, Jazz, Music, November 19, Performing arts

Music: Jazz Under the Stars

22 November @ The Quarry Amphitheatre, City Beach · Presented by WAYJO · WAYJO’s three big bands bring the diverse styles of American Jazz to life in band-picked selections at the Quarry Amphitheatre on Friday 22 November at 7.30pm. From New York to Chicago, New Orleans to Las Vegas, Detroit, Hollywood and Cuba, WAYJO will take… Continue reading Music: Jazz Under the Stars

Man and woman playing stringed instruments outdoors
Calendar, July 19, Music, Performing arts

Music: End of Semester Fundraiser

23 July @ Campus Perth Rooftop · Presented by A.F. BATT · Founder’s Note: The event is titled The Evening By the Beach in light of all the milestones throughout my time on earth.. Light refreshments in support of Pretzel Perth will be provided. In commemoration of the things I fell in and out of… Continue reading Music: End of Semester Fundraiser