Espresso Self 2018
August 18, Calendar, September 18, Visual arts

Visual Arts: Espresso Self 2018

31 Aug – 15 Sep @ Spectrum Project Space ·
Presented by School of Arts and Humanities, ECU ·

Espresso Self showcases the nexus between creative practice and research, with work by ECU staff being presented to the wider ECU community and general public. Originally conceived as a platform to encourage ECU academics to exhibit their ‘other’ selves, Espresso Self has evolved into a dynamic expression of what it means to engage with creativity in and beyond the research environment.

This year exhibited in three sections:

School of Arts and Humanities, Visual Arts research;
School of Arts and Humanities, research in process/progress; and
ECU, alternate paradigms of the research journey.

Exhibiting artists:

Lyndall Adams, Clive Barstow, Graeme Burge, Claire Bushby, Trevor Cullen, Alistair Edwards, Stuart Elliott, Roxanne Fozard, Louise Gan, Paul Godfrey, George Karpathakis, Nicola Kay and Stephen Terry, Geoff Lummis, Justine McKnight, Marziya Mohammedali, Julia Morris, Amanda Myer, Denise Pepper, Glen Phillips, Marcella Polain, Greg Pryor, Diane Slade, Susan Starcken, Hollie Turner, Paul Uhlmann, Tania Visosevic, Vanessa Wallace, Gillian Willmer.

Event details:

Espresso Self exhibition is open to the public from Tuesday, 31 August to Friday, 14 September at Spectrum Project Space, Mount Lawley Campus, Edith Cowan University with a sundowner event on closing night to coincide with the ECU Mount Lawley Research Week opening.
Sundowner event:  Thursday, 13 September 6 – 8 pm

More info
W:  www.ecu.edu.au/schools/arts-and-humanities/spectrum-project-space/overview
E:   spectrum@ecu.edu.au

Image courtesy of Paul Uhlmann.

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Stockyards and Saddles
August 18, Calendar, December 18, November 18, October 18, Photography, September 18, Visual arts

Visual Arts: Stockyards and Saddles: A Story of Gibb River Station

21 Jul – 8 Dec @ Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery ·
Presented by Berndt Museum ·

Stockyards and Saddles: A Story of Gibb River Station explores the lives of those living and working on the remote cattle station of Gibb River in the East Kimberley region from the early 1900s until the 1990s.

The importance of photographs as historical memorabilia often goes beyond the people represented in the images to depict a period of time in our country’s history. Given many of the original cattlemen are no longer with us and the old stories of stockyards and saddles now seem such a distant memory, the Berndt Museum celebrates life in cattle country for those few who remain.

More info:
W:  www.lwgallery.uwa.edu.au/events
E:   lwag@uwa.edu.au

Pictured:
Image: Reggie riding a buck-jumper, breaking in the horses. (detail) 3 Reproduction of a colour photo © Colin Russ

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Brent Harrison
August 18, Calendar, September 18, Visual arts

Visual Arts: September exhibitions at Cool Change Contemporary

31 Aug – 22 Sep @ Cool Change Contemporary ·
Presented by Cool Change Contemporary ·

Gallery 1: Algorithmic Chicanery – Lightspeed Spirituality by Jesse Bowling & Samuel Jackson (VIC)
Gallery 2: Dead Weight by Luisa Hansal (VIC)
Gallery 3: You Can’t See Rainbows Looking Down by Brent Harrison (WA)

Opening Night Friday 31 August 6-8pm.
Exhibitions continue 1-22 September. Wednesday-Sunday 11am-6pm

More info:
W: http://www.coolchange.net.au
E:  hello@coolchange.net.au

Pictured:
Brent Harrison, Whoa there cowboy!, 2018, Golden Gaytime, Dimensions vary Documentation by Tim Palman

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Treasured
August 18, Calendar, Featured, Mixed media, October 18, September 18, Visual arts

Visual Arts: Treasured

25 Aug – 6 Oct @ Wanneroo Gallery ·
Presented by City of Wanneroo ·

Come along and be swept away by a new exhibition celebrating the spirit of curiosity and the act of discovery. Stepping away from traditional ideas of treasure, Treasured turns our gaze towards the natural environment, heritage and art to explore ideas of value and significance.

Featuring Christophe Canato, Claire Davenhall, Lee Harrop, Bronwen Holding, Clare McFarlane, Lia McKnight, Britt Mikkelsen, Lewis Nannup, Ron Nyisztor, Leesa Padget, Greg Pryor, Judy Rogers, Amanda Shelsher, Wade Taylor and Declan White; alongside artwork from the City of Wanneroo Art Collection and Cultural Heritage Collections.

TREASURED is part of the Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre’s Find Your Treasure series which incorporates Children’s Book Week across City of Wanneroo libraries, a Pirate’s Lair in the Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre conference room and much more. Open Mon-Sat 10am-4pm. Closed Sundays and Public Holidays.

More info:
W: www.wanneroo.wa.gov.au/wanneroogallery
W: www.wanneroo.wa.gov.au/findyourtreasure
E:  arts@wanneroo.wa.gov.au

Pictured:
Amanda Shelsher, ‘Nurture’, bone china, acquired 2004, City of Wanneroo Art Collection

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@lantis
Audio Theatre, August 18, Calendar, October 18, Performing arts, September 18

Audio Theatre: @lantis: A Science Fiction Radio Play Series

21,22,29,30 August ·
6,7,12,13,19,20,26,27 September ·
3,4 October @ Nexus Theatre, Murdoch University ·
Presented by  Thought Jar Productions ·

Join us at Nexus Theatre for a journey into the not too distant future, as we follow the exploits of a team of researchers living in @lantis, a domed super-structure under the ocean.

Episode One: Fish Out of Water. 21 & 22 August
Episode Two: Data Protection. 29 & 30 August
Episode Three: Timeshare. 6 & 7 September
Episode Four: A Dark World. 12 & 13 September
Episode Five: Year of the Long Tail. 19 & 20 September
Episode Six: Good Night, and Good Lug. 26 & 27 September
Episode Seven: It’s a Wonderful Mind. 3 & 4 October

Written and directed by Stephen B. Platt as part of his PhD research examining Science Fiction in live performance, this radio play contains seven episodes, performed by an exceptionally talented cast.

Tickets are now available for episode one, or act fast and get a season pass of all seven shows for only $35! THAT’S ONLY $5 PER SHOW! But get in quick, because once they’re gone, they’re gone!

Get your tickets here:  www.atlantisradioplay.com/live-shows-1

More info
W: www.facebook.com/events/644058092627308/
E:  info@thoughtjarproductions.com

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Lee Woodward, Liddle Bowles
August 18, Calendar, Featured, September 18, Visual arts

Visual Arts: Tea Ware

11 Aug-28 Sep @ Midland Junction Arts Centre ·
Presented by: Mundaring Arts Centre ·

Official opening Saturday 11 August 11am – 2pm
Exhibition continues 15 August – 28 September
Wednesday – Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturday 25 August & 15 September 11am – 2pm

Tea and the sharing of tea is celebrated by many cultures in very diverse and often ritualistic ways. Tea drinking habits can be found worldwide. After water, it is the most widely consumed drink in the world. In conjunction with ‘Antipodean Encounters: Western Australian Artists and Taiwanese Culture’, Midland Junction Arts Centre is celebrating teaware and the art of ceramics.

Participating artists:

Claire Ng, Melissa Statham, Bernard Kerr, Jenny Kerr, Lee Woodcock, Dee Parker, Emma Vinkovic, Alison Brown, Rie Yamauchi, Megan Evans, Amanda Harris, and Denise Brown.

More info:
W:  www.mundaringartscentre.com.au/exhibitions/tea-ware
E:   info@mundaringartscentre.com.au

Pictured:
Lee Woodcock, Liddle Bowles, 2016, woodfired stoneware, celadon glaze, shino glaze, ash glaze

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Melanie Dare
August 18, Calendar, September 18, Visual arts

Visual Arts: Antipodean Encounters: WA Artists and Taiwanese Culture

11 Aug-28 Sep @ Midland Junction Arts Centre ·
Presented by Mundaring Arts Centre ·

Official opening 11 August 11am – 2pm
Exhibition continues 15 August – 28 September
Open Wednesday – Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturday 25 August & 15 September 11am – 2pm

Curated by Ashley Yihsin Chang

Personal objects have been the catalyst for conversation between 19 local artists and members of the Perth Taiwanese community who have immigrated to Western Australia. The artists have translated and contextualized these dialogues, creating new works to help navigate the increasingly complex issues embedded in the hybrid cultural society in which we live.

Participating artists:
Nalda Searles, Olga Cironis, Janine McAullay Bott, Sarah Toohey, Perdita Philips, Eva Fernandez, Carmela Corvaia, Vanessa Wallace, Elizabeth Marruffo, Mel Dare, Claire Bushby, Louise Monte, Denise Brown, Beverly Iles, Sharon Callow, Elizabeth Devlin, Shona McGregor, Emily Ten Raa, and Candy Chiao-Yun Lee.

More info
W: www.mundaringartscentre.com.au/exhibitions/antipodean-encounters-western-australian-artists-and-taiwanese-culture
E: info@mundaringartscentre.com.au

Pictured: Melanie Dare, ‘Red and Me: Shirley Yoru Tsao’, 2017

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Implied Consent
August 18, Calendar, Performing arts, Theatre

Theatre: Implied Consent

17 – 18 August @ The Actors’ Hub ·
Presented by: The Actors’ Hub ·

DO WE pretend we don’t understand consent to push our own agendas – or are we genuinely confused?

It’s a question explored in Implied Consent at The Actors’ Hub, after more than 50 interviews were conducted with people from a diverse range of backgrounds.

“The show gives a 360-degree perspective on what people believe consent is, giving an often harrowing exploration as to how they imply it,” director Amanda Crewes said.  “Many were nervous to talk about it – Implied Consent presents challenging and diverse perspectives on where the line sits in such a grey area.  We take this unvoiced issue and, through real people’s stories, show how implying consent to the small things can spiral out of control.  This insidious epidemic needs to be taken back to the basics of care, compassion and tolerance.”

Implied Consent is the second in a trilogy of plays from The Actors’ Hub exposing a culture that needs to be redefined, following the subject of coward punches in One Punch Wonder. All use the genre of verbatim theatre, using the exact words of people interviewed.

“The actors aim to give as accurate a representation of the interviewees as possible,” Crewes said.  “It’s always a challenge to present the material in a way that is engaging, especially given the subject matter can get quite heavy at times.  We want to do justice to all sides of the argument, so all the stories need to be told.   But how do you tell the big stories delicately and the small ones richly without distorting the truth in any way?”

Crewes said the idea of using theatre to demand cultural change – and the possibility of Implied Consent starting that change – excited her.  “We have allowed ourselves to be drawn into technologically-induced isolation to a point where we have forgotten how to relate to each other, perhaps even forgotten what it means to be human,” she said.  “Theatre is the best place to explore that because we go to see and understand ourselves to make sense of what is going on around us.”

Implied Consent plays at 7pm August 17 and 18. Tickets are $30, $25 concession – book at http://www.trybooking.com/XGVH.
The Actors’ Hub is at 129 Kensington Street, East Perth.

More info: http://www.trybooking.com/XGVH

Pictured:
Tyler Lindsay-Smith, left, Justin Gray and Quintus Olsthoorn explore unvoiced issues in Implied Consent.

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Unveiling
August 18, Calendar, Performing arts, Theatre

Theatre: Unveiling: Gay Sex for Endtimes

14 – 25 August @ The Blue Room Theatre ·
Presented by: Renegade Productions ·

Behold! The Second Coming.

Presented by the deviant minds at Renegade Productions, Unveiling:Gay Sex for Endtimes examines the search for ecstasy, utopia and rebellion through self-destruction. It is a contemporary and perverse reading of The Book of Revelation – the thread from which we weave annihilation and redemption.

From boot-scooting, to the U.S Navy, a swarm of locusts, and Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz; Unveiling focuses on reaching for higher meaning through an escalating series of sex acts and hallucinogenic experiences.

Unveiling: Gay Sex for Endtimes is a collaboration from Joe Hooligan Lui, Andrew Sutherland, Jacinta Larcombe, and Michelle Aitken based on what they know best: a fatalistic yet earnest search for meaning in these troubled times.
Reach out and touch faith.

More info: https://blueroom.org.au/events/unveiling-gay-sex-for-endtimes/

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Neil Elliott Stapler Dog
August 18, Calendar, Mixed media, September 18, Visual arts

Visual Arts: Don’t Jettison Everything

3 August – 16 September @ Mundaring Arts Centre ·
Presented by: Mundaring Arts Centre ·

Curated by Mikaela Castledine

The current trend towards fixing or reinventing, as a reaction to our throw away culture, acknowledges something that artists have always done, seeing the beauty in unexpected places. ‘Don’t Jettison Everything’ celebrates the ingenuity of Mundaring Arts Centre Members with an exhibition of works created from the discarded, the broken or the abandoned.

Opening night Friday 3 August 7pm
Exhibition continues 4 August – 16 September
Tuesday Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday & Sunday 11am-3pm

More info:
W:  www.mundaringartscentre.com.au/exhibitions/dont-jettison-everything
E:  info@mundaringartscentre.com.au

Pictured:
Neil Elliott, Stapler Dog, Found objects and carved wood

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