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Bruce Denny. Photo: Duncan Wright Bruce Denny stands in a shaft of light, one hand raised as though trying to block the glare. In the background is a corrugated fence. A rich and hearty recipe for success
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A rich and hearty recipe for success

30 April 2021

Telling a cracking good story, the debut season of Zac James’s Kangaroo Stew has all the right ingredients, says Michelle White.

Reading time • 4 minutesTheatre
YEDI / SONGS from Patrick William Carter, 2021, installation at PICA. Image by Cole Baxter An image from a video installation by Patrick William Carter, with three panels. All three panels show an abstract pattern painted in green on a pink background. The middle panel shows a First Nations man playing a guitar. Dancing his drawings to life
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Dancing his drawings to life

4 March 2021

Disciplines collide in ‘YEDI / SONGS from Patrick William Carter’ to create a joyful retrospective of the artist’s work, reports Michelle White.

Reading time • 3 minutesPerth Festival
Yabini Kickett, Burdiya-ka (Bosses) (Caroline Kickett and Helen Picket), 2021 Two portraits of First Nations Women, both photographed in bush settings. The woman on the left looks straight to the camera. She wears a light turquoise t-shirt. The woman on the right wears a pink t-shirt and looks out to the right, away from the camera. Both women look calm. Stories of survival
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Stories of survival

2 March 2021

Curated by Glenn Iseger-Pilkington ‘nyinalanginy / the gathering’ is a thoughtful and provocative exhibition of works by First Nations people of the Indo-Pacific region, writes Michelle White.

Reading time • 5 minutesPerth Festival
Tales from the riverbank
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Tales from the riverbank

21 February 2021

Michelle White, a river kid raised in Mandoon (Guildford), says Witness Stand has much to tell us about the Noongar culture of the Derbarl Yerrigan, and she finally discovers why the Devil’s Elbow was out of bounds.

Reading time • 5 minutesPerth Festival
Reading time • 3 minutesFringe World Festival
Freo artist wins NAIDOC prize
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Freo artist wins NAIDOC prize

12 November 2020

National NAIDOC week kicked off Sunday 8 November so we’re re-sharing Michelle White’s interview with Tyrown Waigana, who designed this year’s NAIDOC Week poster.

Reading time • 9 minutesVisual Art
A still from Ian Michael's play Noongar writer grapples with trauma
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Noongar writer grapples with trauma

29 September 2020

As part of “Come to Where I Am – Australia”, Noongar actor, director, producer and writer Ian Michael has penned a short play that takes a personal look at racial injustice. Michelle White found out more.

Reading time • 9 minutesTheatre
Freo artist wins NAIDOC prize
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Freo artist wins NAIDOC prize

14 July 2020

NAIDOC week may have been postponed but its prestigious national poster competition is right on schedule, and the winner is Fremantle artist Tyrown Waigana.

Reading time • 9 minutesVisual Art

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio