9 choir members
August 19, Calendar, Music, Performing arts

Music: Giovanni Consort @ Government House Ballroom

11 August @ Government House Ballroom ·
Presented by The Giovanni Consort ·

For 24 years, The Giovanni Consort has been delighting Perth audiences with beautiful harmonies and imaginative concerts. The Consort has become renowned for its exquisite, high-quality performances of unaccompanied choral music ranging from the medieval period to the present day.

Some of Perth’s best voices join forces to present diverse and engaging musical programs and the Government House Foundation is delighted to present this fine group in a popular and wide ranging program.

More info
W: perthconcerthall.com.au/events/event/giovanni-consort
E:  giovanniconsort@gmail.com

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August 19, Calendar, Festivals, Film

Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival

2 August @ The Backlot Perth ·
9 August @ Camelot Indoor Theatre ·
Presented by Maker and Smith ·

‘Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival’ is an eclectic international selection of 32 short films about makers, materials and ingenious craft adventures – from music videos, animations and documentaries, the moving stories are essentially about our innermost drive to create amazing experiences with our hands. Produced by Crafts Council UK and hosted in Australia by Maker&Smith. The films are shown in two parts as a double bill.

More info
W: www.makerandsmith.com.au
E:  carola@makerandsmith.com.au

Pictured: Still from Amazing Spectacles Sculpted from Scrap, 2018, Rachel Reed.

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Calendar, July 19, Music, Performing arts

Music: Christmas in July

25 July @ Church of the Resurrection, Swanbourne ·
Presented by The Giovanni Consort ·

In the second concert of their 2019 series, The Giovanni Consort will examine the  world of Winter, and how many composers reflect this season in their works. Composers such as Ola Gjeilo, Francis Poulenc and Benjamin Britten successfully portray coldness in their music, especially those that have a Christmas theme.

Joining this list of household names are lesser known composers including Sven David Sandstrom and Þorkell Sigurbjörnsson, who deserve an equal level of recognition for their captivating uses of harmony and melody.

Artistic Director Hugh Lydon will conduct The Giovanni Consort as they perform music that will warm the soul. Joining Hugh to conduct will be Ry Charleson, who will be directing the Consort for the first time. Ry has curated the program, and has carefully selected music that will bring a wintery perspective of Christmas to WA.

The Giovanni Consort will perform these hypnotic works in the iconic surroundings of the Church of the Resurrection in Swanbourne and the adjoining hall, which will be converted into a German style Christmas market for the first half of the concert.

Mulled wine and other delicacies will be served throughout the performance.

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Pictured: Christmas in July, credit David Penco

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August 19, Calendar, Performing arts, Theatre

Theatre: A View from the Park

2 – 11 August @ Carlisle Hotel, Carlisle ·
Presented by Maverick Theatre Productions ·

A simple premise delivers a quintet of short original plays at the Carlisle Hotel this August.

Written and directed by prolific Perth playwright Noel O’Neill, A View from the Park is presented by Maverick Theatre Productions and features five different plays with two or  three actors on a park bench.

Connie and Clyde opens the show with the title characters agreeing to meet after only sharing emails, then discovering they’re not quite who they pretended to be.

It’s followed by The Flat where two people meet in a park before having a liaison in a friend’s flat, leading to consequences neither of them bargained for.

In Serenade in Blue, a music teacher is found in a park by a girl and, as the story unfolds, it’s revealed he has dementia and she is trying to bring him home.

Love And Marriage is the tale of a couple agreeing to meet a woman to straighten out her marriage – but they have troubles of their own.

Rounding out the set is A Ticket To Paradise, where two retired Jewish men meet in a cemetery after working together for 30 years and discover more about each other than during their whole working career.

7.30pm August 2, 3, 9 and 10 with 2.30pm matinees August 3, 4, 10 and 11 The Carlisle Hotel is at 174 Rutland Avenue, Carlisle

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August 19, Calendar, Festivals, July 19

Festivals: The Blue Room Theatre presents Winter Nights

23 Jul – 03 Aug @ The Blue Room Theatre ·
Presented by the Blue Room Theatre ·

This year, Winter Nights, Perth’s newest festival of experimentation and ideas, cements  itself as one to watch! With programs such Ground Up (a platform for artists to develop work in real-time over the festival), to play readings, panels and a range of eclectic, and innovative presentations – Winter Nights boasts a cavalcade of culture, craft, and conversation.

This season is teaming with artistic badassery with Van Badham at the helm, and an inaugural keynote lecture to open the Festival from new Director of the Chamber of Arts and Culture, and former Artistic Director of Perth Festival, Shelagh Magadza. Come for the imaginative presentations, and stay for the insightful forums – Winter Nights is a soiree in to the creative underbelly of Western Australia. Check out the full program at The Blue Room Theatre’s website.

More info
W: https://www.blueroom.org.au/seasons/winter-nights/
E:  ryan@blueroom.org.au

Pictured: The Blue Room Theatre Winter Nights, credit: Ryan Sandilands

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August 19, Calendar, July 19, Visual arts

Visual Arts: (cross)hatched

19 Jul – 1 Aug @ YMCA HQ Gallery, Leederville ·
Presented by room01 collective ·

19 Jul – 1 Aug @ YMCA HQ Gallery, Leederville ·
Presented by room01 collective ·

room01 collective’s debut exhibition, (cross)hatched brings together graduate artists from local institutions as a celebration of their achievements. The exhibition aims to offer a platform for emerging careers outside of an educational setting.

The exhibition organisers are students themselves and believe in the importance of facilitating  young artists entering the industry. Aimee Dodds, Grace Hewitt, Annie Huang, Stirling Kain, Claudia Minutillo, Elizabeth Smith, Molly Werner and Jaimi Wright are the initial members of room01 collective.

(cross)hatched is a volunteer-based curatorial project that will not “curate” submissions, rather it will create space in the gallery for any artwork that is offered by its maker. On display are the graduate projects of artists who completed their final studio unit in 2018. The organisers hope that it will exhibit the breadth and depth of contemporary concerns in emerging artistic practices.

Opening event: Friday July 19th, 6.00pm
Open: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday, July 22nd –August 1st, 2019
YMCA HQ Gallery is at 60a Frame Court Leederville 6007

More info
W: www.facebook.com/events/371219043578641/
E:  room01collective@gmail.com

Pictured: Annie Huang, “Neither To Nor Fro”, 2018

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August 19, Calendar, Lectures and Talks, Visual arts

Lectures & Talks: Women in Art: Then & Now

3 August @ Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) ·
Presented by PICA ·

An intergenerational discussion.

In response to Trying to Find Comfort in an Uncomfortable Chair, leading female art makers and industry voices discuss the history of women’s art and the arrival into the present. Join us for this critical panel exploring where we have come from, where we are, and where we need to go.

PICA invites industry and community alike to engage in this interdisciplinary discussion.  From forgotten artists to triumphs celebrated, seize the opportunity to prompt further discussion during our Q&A as we explore the question, “Have we come far enough?”.

Saturday 3 August, 3.30pm – 4.30pm

More info
W: pica.org.au/show/women-in-art/
E:  info@pica.org.au

Pictured: Women in Art, Credit: Susie Blatchford (Pixel Poetry)

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Calendar, July 19, Lectures and Talks

Artist Floor Talk with Agatha Gothe-Snape

27 July @ Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) ·
Presented by PICA & Agatha Gothe-Snape ·

Trying to Find Comfort in an Uncomfortable Chair is a celebration of hidden stories.

Artist Agatha Gothe-Snape has followed the thread of histories from work in the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art at the University of Western Australia and has gained a unique and vital insight into Australia’s only public collection of women’s art.

Join Agatha Gothe-Snape, with curators Gemma Watson and Charlotte Hickson, as they guide us through the research and development, stories and hidden gems, comfort and discomfort of what it means to share personal experience with personal practice.

Saturday 27 July, 3pm

More info
W: pica.org.au/show/artist-floor-talk-agatha-gothe-snape/
E:  info@pica.org.au

Pictured: Agatha Gothe-Snape, Every Artist Remembered with Elizabeth Pulie, 2009, from the series Every Artist Remembered (Firstdraft), posca pen on arches paper, framed. 183 x 155 x 7cm, CCWA 950 Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, The University of Western Australia. Credit:  Robert Frith. © Courtesy the artist.

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Calendar, July 19, Lectures and Talks

An illustrated lecture with Nicholas Mangan

24 July @ Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) ·
Presented by PICA & Nicholas Mangan ·

Nicholas Mangan’s work challenges us to question the histories embedded in objects, structures, and documents of human culture. How often do we consider the effects of  human activity on the natural environment? Mangan – one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists – calls for us to interrogate these narratives, and asks us to imagine possible futures.

Come down for this illustrated lecture, led by Mangan, through lines of research and anecdotal histories that have informed the development of his revealing project Termite Economies.

More info
W: pica.org.au/show/illustrated-lecture-with-mangan/
E:  info@pica.org.au

Pictured: Image AMS467_035_354 – man sawing section out of termite mound nest.
Courtesy Australian Museum Archives. Credit: Anthony Musgrave

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August 19, Calendar, Classical music, Performing arts

Music: Schumann & Strauss

30 & 31 August @ Perth Concert Hall ·
Presented by West Australian Symphony Orchestra ·

Maestro and soloist trade places.

In an unmissable trading of places WASO Principal Conductor Asher Fisch and  Danish violinist Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider switch roles as Maestro and soloist! One of the world’s finest violinists, Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider is now also a much sought-after conductor, while our very own Maestro, Asher Fisch, is also renowned as a sensitive and stylish pianist. Schumann’s rapturous Piano Concerto is the perfect vehicle for Asher Fisch’s boundless musical passion, and Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider and WASO will positively revel in the swaggering orchestral sound of Strauss’ Don Juan.

MENDELSSOHN Ruy Blas: Overture
SCHUMANN Piano Concerto
STRAUSS. R. Don Juan
STRAUSS. R. Death and Transfiguration

Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, conductor (2019 WASO Featured Artist)
Asher Fisch, piano

More info
W: www.waso.com.au/concerts-tickets/whats-on/concert/Schumann-Strauss
E:  waso@waso.com.au

Pictured: Schumann & Strauss

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