2 men in period dress
Calendar, October 19, Performing arts, Theatre

Theatre: The Importance of Being Earnest

8 – 12 October @ Hayman Theatre ·
Presented by Hayman Theatre Company & Theatre Arts at Curtin ·

Spend an evening in the company of Oscar Wilde’s witty social satire with plot twists, mistaken identities and double entendres galore. Grab a cucumber sandwich and discover for yourself the vital importance of being Earnest!

More info
W: https://haymantheatre.curtin.edu.au/productions/the-importance-of-being-earnest/
E:  haymantheatre@curtin.edu.au

Pictured: The Importance of Being Earnest, credit Leigh Brennan

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Man from rear
Calendar, October 19, Visual arts

Visual Arts: Where Things Commence

1 – 6 October @ Spectrum Project Space, Edith Cowan University, Mount Lawley ·
Presented by Gale Thackeray ·

Where things commence, Triggering ideas through the archive is a new exhibition by contemporary painter and current PhD candidate, Gale Thackeray. The archive is defined by Derrida as a place where things commence. Within her painting practice, the archive has emerged as not only a valid mode of artistic production but an unexpected methodology in the sense that the very acts of gathering and archiving can have a dynamic and direct influence in the creation of an artwork. The construction and development of the archive function as the trigger of ideas and therefore the place where things commence.

This methodology delivers a possible critical pathway in understanding the oeuvre of the painters known as the New Leipzig School who emerged out of the former German Democratic Republic after the fall of the Berlin Wall and who are the focus of Gale’s doctoral research.

Opening: Friday 4 October at 6pm by Dr Paul Uhlmann
Artists in Conversation, Gale Thakeray & Laura Mitchell, Sunday 6th October, 11am. Facilitated by Dr Lyndall Adams.

More info
W: www.facebook.com/events/425996781348523/
E:  spectrum@ecu.edu.au

Pictured: Hybrid No. 3, Gale Thackeray, 2019, oil on linen, 200 x 160 cm. Photograph courtesy of the artist.

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Calendar, October 19, Visual arts

Visual Arts: Retro Stasia epidemic of nostalgia frenzy of progress

1 – 6 October @ Spectrum Project Space, Edith Cowan University, Mount Lawley ·
Presented by Laura Mitchell ·

Retro Stasia presents an interim view into Mitchell’s practice-led PhD research in the field of expanded painting as a contemporary method to critique and comprehend post-internet consumerism; its impact on place, space and collective memory. For this exhibition Mitchell develops a series of paintings focusing on the notion of mashup as method – a creation using material from two or more disparate sources. The term mashup is also used to describe Mitchell’s current praxis, which is located within the white cube of the gallery, the street, and between digital and tactile media.

Opening: Friday 4 October at 6pm by Dr Paul Uhlmann

Artists in Conversation, Laura Mitchell & Gale Thackeray, Sunday 6 October 11am. Facilitated by Dr Lyndall Adams

More info
W: www.facebook.com/events/898444677204091/
E:  spectrum@ecu.edu.au

Pictured: Deli-Glitch, Solid Life-Liquid Life, Laura Mitchell, 2019, graphite on rice paper, aerosol on rendered wall, digital collage. Photograph courtesy of the artist.

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Abstract in shades of terracotta
Calendar, November 19, October 19, September 19, Visual arts

Visual Arts: Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award

19 Sep – 10 Nov @ Fremantle Arts Centre ·
Presented by Fremantle Arts Centre ·

Now in its 44th year, the Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award returns with a spectacular new showcase of prints and artists’ books from a selection of established, emerging and cross-disciplinary artists from across the country. In 2019, Australia’s premier printmaking prize continues to present works which celebrate traditional printmaking alongside those which look towards the future of the medium.

Join us at the exhibition opening, Thursday 19 September from 6.30pm to 9pm for the announcement of the 2019 winners and to view all of the finalists’ works.

More info
W: www.fac.org.au
E:  artscentre@fremantle.wa.gov.au

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Macbeth behind a cauldron, with banquet in the foreground
Calendar, Food and Drink, Music, Opera, Performing arts, September 19

Macbeth’s Medieval Banquet at Brookfield Place

23 & 24 September @ Brookfield Place ·
Presented by Brookfield Properties and West Australian Opera ·

Brookfield Properties and the West Australian Opera will be teaming up once again to curate another dynamic and unique dining experience – ‘Macbeth’s Medieval Banquet at Brookfield Place’.

Taking creative inspiration from Shakespeare’s gripping classic, and the West Australian Opera’s upcoming season of Macbeth, those passionate about food, music, wine, art and entertainment are invited to enjoy a progressive culinary experience through the award winning-venues of Brookfield Place.

More info
W: bfplperth.com/events/macbeth2019s-medieval-banquet-at-brookfield-place
E:  administration@waopera.asn.au

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Jazz Band in stage in quadrangle
Calendar, Jazz, Music, November 19, Performing arts

Music: Perth International Jazz Festival 2019

8-10 November @ Various Venues in Perth & Northbridge ·
Presented by Perth International Jazz Festival ·

Get jazzy with the coolest concerts from some of the world’s hottest musical talent at the Perth International Jazz Festival (PIJF) happening for one weekend only from 8 to 10 November.

Featuring free and ticketed concerts, intimate artist talks and workshops, experience new delights and reacquaint yourself with old favourites spanning big band, solo performers, instrumentalists, vocalists, contemporary and avant-garde.

The State Theatre Centre will be the Festival hub incorporating the Courtyard and Heath Ledger Theatre in ways you’ve haven’t experienced before – and all in walking distance to venues The Bird, The Ellington Jazz Club and Downstairs at the Maj, which will also be utilised across the three days.

The free-to-attend parts of the program are also bigger than ever – get set for jazzy sounds spilling out from the Perth Cultural Centre’s Wetlands Stage, The Rechabite and Birdwood Square.

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Pictured: Perth Jazz Festival credit: Corey James

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Abstract of shapes in bright colours
Calendar, December 19, February 2020, January 2020, March 2020, Visual arts

Visual Arts: That Seventies Feeling…the Late Modern

7 Dec – 9 Mar @ Art Gallery of WA ·
Presented by Art Gallery of WA ·

AGWA 40 – Celebrating the anniversary of AGWA’s 1979 Brutalist building.

That Seventies Feeling…the Late Modern showcases some of the Gallery’s best works from the decade that saw the opening of AGWA’s much longed-for new Gallery. This show demonstrates a hidden richness and complexity to how we think of the seventies, while also reflecting the building’s own place in the story of modernism, as a regional example of a late Brutalism that itself foregrounds materiality and the experience of place, light and landscape.

Full of surprises and rarely seen works, That Seventies Feeling…the Late Modern examines a transformative decade for Western Australia, the Gallery and the world at large.

Featuring artists Miriam Stannage, Virginia Cuppaidge, Mike Parr and Brian Blanchflower, hip new visions by Robert Rooney, Stephen Shore and Jenny Watson, and late work by modernists Howard Hodgkin, Fred Williams and Albert Tucker you’ll be transported back to the decade that shaped modern Australia.

More info
W: artgallery.wa.gov.au/whats-on/exhibitions/seventies-feelingthe-late-modern
E:  admin@artgallery.wa.gov.au

Pictured: David Aspden Brazil Series No 5 1971 synthetic polymer paint on canvas 165 x 445 cm  State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia Purchased 1977 © David Aspden 1971

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Calendar, Literature, October 19

Literature: Lit Live: Seeking Love

2 October @ Centre for Stories, Northbridge ·
Presented by Sarah McNeill ·

Seeking Love: first loves, last loves and familial love in stories and song with actors and singers Caitlin Beresford-Ord and Greg McNeill.

Lit Live is produced and presented by Sarah McNeill.

The Centre for Stories is at 100 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge.

More info
W: www.litlive.com.au
E:  litlive@bigpond.com

Pictured:  Seeking Love in short stories and songs

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Calendar, Musical theatre, November 19, October 19, Performing arts, September 19

Musical Theatre: Book of Mormon

3 Sep – 17 Nov @ Crown Theatre, Perth ·
Presented by Important Musicals & John Frost ·

The Book of Mormon, Broadway’s smash hit musical written by Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Robert Lopez commenced their Perth season of performances at the Crown Theatre, Perth on 3 September 2019 and will run until 17 November.

Since making its world premiere in March 2011 at New York’s Eugene O’Neill Theatre, where it won nine TonyR Awards, including Best Musical, The Book of Mormon has been performed on three continents and won over thirty international awards. The musical has smashed long-standing box office records in New York, London, Melbourne, Sydney and cities across the U.S.

The Book of Mormon is produced in Australia by Anne Garefino, Scott Rudin, Important Musicals and John Frost.

Contains explicit language.

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Calendar, Music, October 19, Performing arts

Music: Tura Soup Night 3

8 October @ The Sewing Room ·
Presented by Tura New Music ·

Tura’s third servings of sound at The Sewing Room: GreyWing – [ text ]

Arguments, babble, comments, dialogue, expressions: its only talk. Words have often driven music and this concert brings together recent local and international examples of “text in music”.

More info
W: www.tura.com.au/tura-program/tura-soup-nights-2019/tura-soup-night-3-october-8/
E:  info@tura.com.au

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