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  • Images Copyright Susie Blatchford of Pixel Poetry A small boy stands proudly in front of a colourful mural . In amongst the multicoloured patterned circles are the words: Friendship in Forrest Street. An older man stand to one side of the mural. Both the man and the child are smiling proudly. Take a walk on the art side
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    Take a walk on the art side

    13 November 2020

    Take a walk down Forrest Street in Fremantle over the next couple of weeks and you’ll notice something special. The street has been turned into a walking art gallery by local artist and resident Alex Desebrock. Nina Levy chatted to Alex to find out about the Forrest Street Banner Project, and the creative practice behind the work.

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    Reading time • 10 minutesVisual Art
  • a lady in sequined top and black wig purses her red lips at camera Bernie comes up from underground
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    Bernie comes up from underground

    13 November 2020

    International cabaret artist Bernie Dieter has been bunkered down in Melbourne but is emerging with an extra-debauched variety show which opens soon at Crown Perth. David Zampatti chats with Dieter as she sits out quarantine.

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  • Freo artist wins NAIDOC prize
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    Freo artist wins NAIDOC prize

    12 November 2020

    National NAIDOC week kicked off Sunday 8 November so we’re re-sharing Michelle White’s interview with Tyrown Waigana, who designed this year’s NAIDOC Week poster.

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    Reading time • 9 minutesVisual Art
  • A woman of Asian origin stands holding a string bass, spotlit with a dark backdrop COVID brings jazz festival closer to home
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    COVID brings jazz festival closer to home

    2 November 2020

    Expect a bumper line up of home-grown talent at the Perth International Jazz Festival this weekend, including some local internationals! Rosalind Appleby talks with headline act Linda May Han Oh.

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    Reading time • 7 minutesMusic
  • Yola Bakker crouches in a bush setting. She wears a lime green, black and white dress in what looks like an Aboriginal design and holds a scarf out, in ochres, black and white, also featuring an Aboriginal design. Practising poetry and dance in the Pilbara
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    Practising poetry and dance in the Pilbara

    16 September 2020

    How many artists do you know who work in the mining sector? We tend to think of the arts and mining as mutually exclusive but regional West Australian performer and writer Yola Bakker is proving that it is possible to work across both sectors.

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    Reading time • 7 minutesDance
  • Let’s get loud
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    Let’s get loud

    20 August 2020

    WA’s first electric string quartet is turning up the volume for classical music. Rosalind Appleby talks to the members of Inneka string quartet.

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    Reading time • 5 minutesMusic
  • Big Band Birthday
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    Big Band Birthday

    13 August 2020

    “You will be taken to another world of orchestral jazz sounds that you may have never heard before… elements of jazz, funk, psychedelic rock, film music and classic big band sounds.” Mace Francis promises a big party to celebrate his orchestra’s anniversary this month. Rosalind Appleby reports.

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  • A young woman in a purple robe is dancing in a green field. An electronic antidote
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    An electronic antidote

    12 August 2020

    In keeping with the times, local sound artist and electronic music producer Elsewhere/Rebecca (aka Rebecca Riggs-Bennett) has launched a debut album that’s designed specifically for home listening.

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    Reading time • 9 minutesMusic
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