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 A Noongar man stands in a swathe of fiery red light. He holds a spear and appears to be calling or shouting. A spray of sand suggests he has just stamped his foot. ‘Noongar Wonderland’ – more than adventures
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‘Noongar Wonderland’ – more than adventures

4 March 2022

As the name promises, Perth Festival’s closing event is filled with wonder, but it’s also filled with valuable Noongar lessons about how to live and love, says Barbara Hostalek.

Reading time • 6 minutesMulti-arts
An image from Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company's performance of Panawathi Girl, pictured is multiple actors posed at the ending of a scene. Panawathi girl emerges from turbulent time
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Panawathi girl emerges from turbulent time

11 February 2022

Perth Festival’s Panawathi Girl is a polished production that uses music to tell an important story and ignite the heart, writes Barbara Hostalek

Reading time • 5 minutesPerth Festival
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Bruce Lee rips his shirt off as he sizes up his opponent More than nunchuks and kicks
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More than nunchuks and kicks

2 March 2021

Barbara Hostalek describes the momentous occasion of witnessing the world premiere of Fist of Fury, entirely dubbed into Noongar language.

Reading time • 5 minutesPerth Festival
Reading time • 5 minutesPerth Festival
Jan Gunjaka Griffiths, History Beneath the Beauty, 2020, natural pigments on canvas, 70 x 80 cm A painting of a bush setting is framed by ghostly grey leaves against a black backdrop above and muted multicoloured leaves on a great backdrop below. Hit the road with Yoowalkoorl
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Hit the road with Yoowalkoorl

13 January 2021

You can take a road trip to some of Western Australia’s most remote locations, without leaving Noongar boodjar, at Midland Junction Arts Centre and AACHWA’s “Yoowalkoorl – Come On, Come Here” exhibition. Barbara Hostalek explains.

Reading time • 6 minutesFringe World Festival

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio