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  • An aerial photo of a crowd of thousands under lights in a park surrounded by high rise buildings Park opera still on song after 30 years
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    Park opera still on song after 30 years

    27 February 2021

    The exceptional talents of some of our great opera stars turned Opera in the Park’s 30th anniversary gala into a transcendent experience, Rosalind Appleby discovered.

    Reading time • 5 minutesPerth Festival
  • Jade O'Sullivan & Olive, 'Kaartijin'; 'Land Bridge', framed acrylic on canvas, 950 mm x 950 mm each. Image courtesy of Mayma Awaida. A close up of a detail of Jade O'Sullivan & Olive's 'Kaartijin'. In the background is 'Land Bridge' by the same artists. Both pictures are acrylic paint on canvas, brightly, even garishly coloured. The foregrounded image is an abstract picture of a First Nations woman. Her body is adorned with colourful discs with geometric patterns on them. Next to her is the face of another person, with a face painted in multiple colours. Local artists enjoy the spotlight
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    Local artists enjoy the spotlight

    25 February 2021

    Thanks to the pandemic, a broader range of local artists have been given the opportunity to present work at Perth Festival this year, resulting in two interesting and challenging exhibitions, writes Craig McKeough.

    Reading time • 6 minutesPerth Festival
  • Shaping the future from the past
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    Shaping the future from the past

    25 February 2021

    Performed by moonlight on the banks of the Derbarl Yerrigan, WA Youth Theatre Company’s BESIDE is an unforgettable immersive theatre experience about the past and the future, Claire Trolio writes.

    Reading time • 5 minutesPerth Festival
  • Maxxi Minaxi May, The light crystals, detail, 2021, FSC wood and plastic rulers, glue, 33 x 11 x 198cm. Photography by Rebecca Mansell An image coloured transparent measuring tools, such as protractors, set squares and rulers, set in a frame made of wooden rulers. Light is passing through the plastic items to cast coloured shadows. The nuts and bolts of showing art
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    The nuts and bolts of showing art

    24 February 2021

    Installing an exhibition is an artform in itself, Jaimi Wright finds out at the Perth Festival show, ‘A Forest of Hooks and Nails’.

    Reading time • 5 minutesPerth Festival
  • Perspectives from the waves
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    Perspectives from the waves

    24 February 2021

    Cassie Lynch takes a refreshing dip in the marine-themed exhibition, ‘Reflection / Submersion’, showing at the Holmes à Court Gallery as part of Perth Festival.

    Reading time • 6 minutesPerth Festival
  • Unadulterated adoration
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    Unadulterated adoration

    22 February 2021

    Can Tim Minchin ever put a foot wrong? For Apart Together, David Zampatti joined a rapturous home crowd cheering on the return of their Golden Boy.

    Reading time • 5 minutesPerth Festival
  • Dear Mum …
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    Dear Mum …

    22 February 2021

    Claire Coleman is moved by the retelling of the honest and extraordinarily emotional stories of real mothers and offspring in Mama Stitch.

    Reading time • 6 minutesPerth Festival
  • Reading time • 6 minutesPerth Festival
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