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Reading time • 7 minutesVisual Art
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Reading time • 6 minutesPerth Festival
Reading time • 6 minutesPerth Festival
Humphrey Bower and Gibson Nolte in Savage Grace. Photo: Daniel Grant Humphrey Bower and Gibson Nolte sit opposite one another on office chairs, in the corner of a room that has a white floor and black walls. Between them sits a bunch of flowers on a coffee table. They are having what looks like an animated discussion. Bower wears a casual suit, Nolte wears a lab coat over jeans and Converse sneakers. A tender reckoning with right and wrong
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A tender reckoning with right and wrong

13 August 2021

While Savage Grace serves a vital role in transmitting queer elders’ stories to the next generation, Patrick Gunasekera says that this incisive work is a gift to audiences from all walks of life.

Reading time • 5 minutesTheatre
Grace Ware, Find a place to sit, 2020. Image courtesy Five images of artist Grace Ware, posing with an inflatable fluorsecent yellow life-jacket type object. She is dressed in black and wears a black face mask. Nurturing passion, hatching fire
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Nurturing passion, hatching fire

13 May 2021

The 24 graduate artists showcased in this year’s “Hatched” exhibition have created a powerful and pensive testimonial to their generation, writes Patrick Gunasekera.

Reading time • 7 minutesVisual Art
A photo of a woman covering her face with her hands, which are covered in Farsi script. Her shoulder length dark hair blows slightly to the viewer's left. Art draws connection in diaspora
Q&A

Art draws connection in diaspora

21 April 2021

What happens when the second generation takes the lead?

Founded by emerging local creatives Elham Eshraghian-Haakansson and Asha Kiani, Second Generation Collective makes space for the stories of migrants who fled to Australia from Iran during the 1979 revolution, and their children who have grown up in Whadjuk Noongar country (Perth).

Reading time • 10 minutesVisual Art
Bold queer comedy with a tender heart
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Bold queer comedy with a tender heart

22 January 2021

Patrick Gunasekera revels in the atmosphere of 3 Broke Gays and believes it’s one of the best stand-up shows you’ll find at this year’s Fringe.

Reading time • 4 minutesFringe World Festival
Reading time • 4 minutesFringe World Festival
A girl in black stands to surrounded by percussion instruments Graduates hope for arts future
Features

Graduates hope for arts future

15 December 2020

Who’d want to be embarking on a career in the performing arts right now?! Patrick Gunasekera takes a look at the challenges facing arts graduates and discovers hope for the future.

Reading time • 9 minutesMulti-arts

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio