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  • A person wearing sequined silver dress and black ruffled coat stands behind a microphone A final bow for living legend
    Q&A

    A final bow for living legend

    17 June 2021

    Cabaret icon Carlotta will give her farewell performance at the Perth International Cabaret Festival, after six decades on the stage. She chats with Rosalind Appleby about a life spent following her heart.

    Reading time • 5 minutesCabaret
  • Seated in a lounge room are a man playing guitar and a woman leaning forward and singing Come and sit at our campfire
    Q&A

    Come and sit at our campfire

    9 June 2021

    Noongar songs will be performed in a space where Noongar people were once forbidden to tread, when Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse perform at the inaugural Perth International Cabaret Festival.

    Reading time • 6 minutesCabaret
  • A woman of Asian descent wears a satin black and floral dress The actress who died a thousand deaths
    Q&A

    The actress who died a thousand deaths

    3 June 2021

    It takes one to know one. Fiona Choi explains why she wanted to turn the glamorous and tragic story of Asian Hollywood star Anna May Wong into a cabaret show.

    Reading time • 7 minutesCabaret
  • A stage is filled with a large choir and musicians dressed in black. Arrayed behind them are the metal tubes of a pipe organ Ninety and still on song
    Q&A

    Ninety and still on song

    14 May 2021

    Australians aren’t known for celebrating arts history particularly well, but let’s defy cultural amnesia with a trip down memory lane with the University of Western Australia Choral Society as they prepare to celebrate their 90th birthday.

    Reading time • 10 minutesMusic
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    Q&A

    Take a ride outside your comfort zone

    13 May 2021

    Artist Sioux Tempestt is taking art of the traditional white walled gallery and into the pub in her new exhibition ‘INNOMINATE’.

    Reading time • 7 minutesVisual Art
  • Shanti Gelmi, Absent Presence, 2020, Photographed by Eva Fernandez A detail from Shanti Gelmi's 'Absent/Presence'. Two large rock like shapes sit on a hot pink background. They are black, and debased with a pink pattern comprised of chains of zig-zags, that appear to be knitted together. Out of the shadows
    Q&A

    Out of the shadows

    4 May 2021

    For many years Perth-born artist Shanti Gelmi chose to deny the significance of her Indian heritage, a defensive response to the racism she encountered as a child. Recognising that her cultural heritage shaped her nonetheless, she now wonders what other unquestioned or unseen influences leave their stamp on us.

    Reading time • 7 minutesVisual Art
  • A close up shot of Hannah Foley that focuses on her mouth, which is slightly open as though she is breathing in. Her nose and eyes are out of the frame, highlighting the focus on the mouth. The art of breathing
    Q&A

    The art of breathing

    28 April 2021

    Drawing on her training in music and dance, artist Hannah Foley has created a performance work that turns breathing into an artform. Ahead of the work’s appearance in PICA’s annual “Hatched: National Graduate Show”, Nina Levy spoke to Foley to find out more.

    Reading time • 10 minutesVisual Art
  • Four people dressed in white tones hold stringed instruments, in front of a stone wall A program for Perth
    Q&A

    A program for Perth

    28 April 2021

    It’s been more than a year since the Australian String Quartet have performed in Perth and they are celebrating with three exciting concerts, including the world premiere of a work by Perth composer Lachlan Skipworth. Rosalind Appleby finds out more, including how to win free tickets!

    Reading time • 9 minutesMusic
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