• A woman wearing a clown nose, dancing with a shadow Finding light in melancholy

    Finding light in melancholy

    30 September 2020

    Claire Trolio reviewed Rachael Woodward’s Valentine at the 2018 Awesome Festival. We are re-posting the review to coincide with the work’s 2020 season.

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    Reading time • 3 minutesTheatre
  • Against a background of bright primary colours and black and white geometrical shapes, two figures stand draped in all manner of colourful garments and objects. Technicolour courage

    Technicolour courage

    20 August 2020

    What can be found in the extravagantly coloured and textured world of xhe (online)? Patrick Gunasekera tuned into Zoom to find out.

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    Reading time • 6 minutesDance
  • Michelle Vine, Affirmation Tub, 2018 A woman lies in a fur lined bath tub. She is wearing headphone. Permission for self-care

    Permission for self-care

    21 July 2020

    PICA’s annual “Hatched: National Graduate Show” takes a turn towards compassion this year, discovers Jaimi Wright.

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    Reading time • 6 minutesVisual Art
  • Let's Make Love, Jen Jamieson Proximity Festival 2017, Photo: PAVLOVA Two women sitting on a blue mattress, having a conversation. Making art in uncertain times

    Making art in uncertain times

    21 May 2020

    Jen Jamieson is an artist whose participatory works are about human connection. In this Q&A with Nina Levy, Jamieson describes the ways in which social distancing has impacted on her artistic practice, her work in youth mental health and her life in general.

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    Reading time • 9 minutesTheatre
  • A work by Annie Huang. The piece is white with detailed black lines that curlicue their way across the canvas. Hatching at home

    Hatching at home

    20 May 2020

    Local emerging artist Annie Huang tells Nina Levy how she’s managing the challenges of being an emerging artist and a post-graduate student in COVID times.

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    Reading time • 9 minutesVisual Art
  • Photo of Chalkroom activity at PICA Navigating the pandemic

    Navigating the pandemic

    19 March 2020

    As arts organisations cancel events around the country, Nina Levy takes a look at the impact of the pandemic on the West Australian arts sector, how the Government can help, and what your arts experiences might look like as social distancing becomes the norm.

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    Reading time • 10 minutesVisual Art
  • Rhythms of life

    Rhythms of life

    3 March 2020

    Jenny Scott finds much to contemplate in the three video works by Tina Havelock Stevens that make up ‘Thunderhead’.

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    Reading time • 4 minutesPerth Festival
  • Photo: Daniel James Grant Daley King standing at a trolley, mixing up a lipstick. Lip-slicking history lecture

    Lip-slicking history lecture

    31 January 2020

    Jonathan W. Marshall learns about the history of lipstick while Daley King whips up a batch in Lipstuck.

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    Reading time • 3 minutesFringe World Festival
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