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  • Reading time • 7 minutesVisual Art
  • A series of line drawings suggestive of sign language actions against a pink pixellated background ‘Our Language’ – found in translation
    Reviews

    ‘Our Language’ – found in translation

    17 February 2022

    In all their diverse forms, languages are ultimately about the human need for connection, as Belinda Hermawan finds at this Perth Festival exhibition.

    Reading time • 5 minutesPerth Festival
  • An Aboriginal painting of a European ship. The ship is a white silhouette against a brown and white striped background. Visual Arts – sailing on ‘Wardan’
    Features

    Visual Arts – sailing on ‘Wardan’

    11 January 2022

    Perth Festival’s choice of wardan – the ocean – for this year’s festival theme plays out beautifully in its visual arts selection. Ara Jansen plunges in to pull out some highlights.

    Reading time • 10 minutesPerth Festival
  • Promotional image for Your Arts Playground. The words
    Podcasts

    Introducing Your Arts Playground, Seesaw’s new podcast

    30 June 2021

    Not sure where to find out what’s happening in WA’s arts scene? Feel like you’re always hearing about the cool new shows, concerts and exhibitions after they’ve finished? Check out Your Arts Playground, a new monthly podcast from Seesaw’s managing editors, Nina Levy and Rosalind Appleby.

    Reading time • 7 minutesMulti-arts
  • A series of creatures made of pom poms. Each pom has a face and legs Breaking the rules to tantalise the senses
    Reviews

    Breaking the rules to tantalise the senses

    14 June 2021

    Who says artworks should be for the eyes only? In two new exhibitions, DADAA offers a multi-sensory experience that feels fun and refreshing, writes Kim Kirkman.

    Reading time • 8 minutesVisual Art
  • Meg Honey Parry A selfie of a woman with a bright red pixie hair cut. She is doing an arabesque and you can see her extended leg in the background. Also in the background is a painted grey brick wall with a mural of a dancer painted on it. What’s in a selfie?
    The Festival Sessions

    What’s in a selfie?

    20 January 2021

    Who amongst us hasn’t posted a #selfie on social media? The selfie is a ubiquitous part of contemporary pop culture, but are these snapshots preventing us from living in the moment? This is just one of the questions Tamsyn Heynes is asking in her new Fringe World work #selfie.

    Reading time • 7 minutesFringe World Festival
  • Three large men flex their muscles. The image is a negative and the figures are in darkness. They look like they're dancing. and each figure is tinted, one yellow, one blue and one red. Feast of art feeds local appetites
    Features

    Feast of art feeds local appetites

    10 December 2020

    It’s time to dump cultural cringe. This year’s visual arts program at Perth Festival is both bigger than before and almost 100% local. It’s exciting and a chance for everyone to put a little more art into their lives. Ara Jansen reports.

    Reading time • 8 minutesVisual Art
  • Breaking through isolation
    Features

    Breaking through isolation

    5 August 2020

    WA’s lockdown meant physical isolation, but the subsequent plethora of online performances and activities has allowed many to engage in arts experiences that might otherwise be out of reach. Claire Trolio reflects on the doors that have been opened by the pandemic.

    Reading time • 9 minutes

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio