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August 19, Calendar, Festivals, Film, July 19

Film: Go North with the Scandinavian Film Festival

17 Jul – 7 Aug @ Cinema Paradiso & Luna SX ·
Presented by Palace Cinemas ·

Nordic Noir, stunning dramas and quirky comedies are just the tip of  the iceberg with the Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival, presented by Palace.

The popular festival returns to Perth this winter presenting 21 films from our friends in the north – Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden at Palace Cinemas’ Cinema Paradiso (Northbridge) and Luna Palace Cinemas’ Luna on SX (Fremantle). Always competing and diverse, the Scandinavian Film Festival presents a strong and diverse programme of films not to be missed.

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Pine trees, birds in flight and leopard figure all in black etched against blue/pink sunset sky
August 19, Calendar, July 19, Visual arts

Visual Arts: Hearsay

8 Jul – 31 Aug @ Wanneroo Gallery, Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre ·
Presented by City of Wanneroo ·

Hearsay shares fireside tales; from the ghostly Alkimos wreck, big cat sightings and UFOs, to daredevil feats of the Birdman Rally and the adventures of Moondyne Joe. Set to the backdrop of the shipwreck coast and the Gnangara pines, and drawn from  the rich history of the Wanneroo region, this exhibition blurs the line between fact and fiction.

More info
W: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/hearsay-exhibition-tickets-61918216051
E:  arts@wanneroo.wa.gov.au

Pictured: Hearsay

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August 19, Calendar, Music, Performing arts

Music: Quartet for the End of Time

18 August @ Dr Robert Braham Auditorium, Trinity College ·
Presented by Chimera Ensemble ·

Messiaen’s iconic Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Quartet for the End of Time) performed by some of Perth’s best chamber musicians – Geoffrey Bourgault du Coudray, Semra Lee-Smith, Melinda Forsythe, and Tommaso Pollio. The musicians will be joined by baritone Robert Hofmann to perform a new chamber work, composed by Perth composer Emma Jayakumar.

Ticket prices: Adults $30; Concession $25; Student $15. (Door Sales) Light refreshments included. Discount for pre-purchased tickets is automatically applied.

As ‘The Quartet for the End of Time”  has been included in the ATAR recommended chamber music list,  the concert is recommended to ATAR music students.

Dr Robert Braham Auditorium is in the Brother O’Doherty Cultural Centre, Trinity College, Trinity Ave, East Perth

We are proud to be supported by Trinity College.

More info
W: www.trybooking.com/BAYDE
E:  chimeraensemble@gmail.com

From left: Geoffrey Bourgault du Coudray, Melinda Forsythe, Semra Lee-Smith, Tommaso Pollio, Robert Hofmann, composer Emma Jayakumar.
Credit: Nik Babic Photography

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August 19, Calendar, Dance, Performing arts

Dance: International Youth Ballet Gala

14 August @ Crown Theatre, Perth ·
Presented by Youth Ballet WA ·

A one-night fundraising event, showcasing seven of the finest semi-professional male youth dancers from world-class ballet schools in Europe and the United Kingdom including: Vaganova Ballet Academy Russia, Palucca University of Dance Dresden, The English National Ballet London and more!

The aim of the I.Y.B.G is to raise much needed funds to support Youth Ballet WA’s scholarship fund, which provides financial support for young WA dancers who demonstrate potential for future careers in the world of dance.

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August 19, Calendar, Dance, July 19, Performing arts

Dance: Bangarra: 30 years of sixty five thousand

31 Jul – 3 Aug @ State Theatre Centre of WA ·
Presented by Bangarra Dance Theatre ·

Bangarra Dance Theatre celebrates its landmark 30th anniversary season this year with Bangarra: 30 years of sixty five thousand; a stunning display of contemporary dance embarking on the company’s largest national tour from June to October.

Bangarra: 30 years of sixty five thousand is a three-part program, combining a re-staging of Frances Rings’ monumental Unaipon (Clan, 2004), Stamping Ground by acclaimed Czech choreographer Jiří Kylián, and a powerful collection of dance stories – to make fire – from the company’s 30-year history curated by Bangarra Artistic Director Stephen Page and Head of Design, Jacob Nash.

These works will be performed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from across Australia,  who come together as a creative clan to harness a shared spirit and deliver a program representative of the world’s stage and the company’s best work.

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August 19, Calendar, Music, Performing arts, Rock

Music: The Diments – An Original Rock Opera

1 – 3 August @ The Astor Theatre, Mount Lawley ·
Presented by Platinum Entertainment ·

The Diments is a big original rock score, and a musical plot with a dark twist.  The brainchild of Perth artist Keshet, an international veteran musician and sound engineer, and his writing partner Lefelman, The Diments Rock Opera is a dark tragedy about falling from grace into the realms of insanity, and one man’s quest for redemption.

More info:
W: www.platinumperth.com/whatson/the-diments-2019
E:  publicist@platinumperth.com.au

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August 19, Calendar, Children, Performing arts, Theatre

Theatre: Children: Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts

13 – 16 August @ The State Theatre Centre of Western Australia ·
Presented by Shake & Stir ·

Think you know the stories of The Three Little Pigs, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Goldilocks and Jack and the Beanstalk? Think again! Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts bursts off the page in a spectacular live show, taking the world’s best-­loved fairy tales and rearranging them with some surprising and hilarious twists.

Seriously funny and frighteningly silly, Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts is the perfect family entertainment especially for children 5 to 25, that’s sure to delight and disgust in equal measure.

Making their 3rd visit to Perth the multi Helpmann Award winning team at shake & stir have adapted the works of Roald Dahl to fit a 55 mins format which will have the kids and adults squirming with delight!

Tuesday 13 August at 10am, 1pm & 6pm
Wednesday 14 August  at 10am, 1pm & 6:30pm
Thursday 15 August at 10am & 6:30pm
Friday 16 August at 10am, 4:30pm & 6:30pm

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August 19, Calendar, Music, Performing arts

Music: Love Him Madly: The Doors Reimagined

2 August @ His Majesty’s Theatre ·
Presented by Perth Symphony Orchestra ·

“Is everybody in? The ceremony is about to begin…”
The Doors: one of the highest selling rock bands of all time. Jim Morrison: An American Poet. Controversial counterculture giants, together they changed music forever.

Taking their name from Aldous Huxley’s mescaline-infused book The Doors of Perception, from 1967 they released eight albums in five years to become as important and influential as greats of the era such as The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Janis Joplin and The Rolling Stones.

Perth Symphony Orchestra invites you to a very special concert set to capture the very essence of Morrison and The Doors at the height of their powers, in full psychedelic glory via the trippiest orchestral show you will ever see. Witness as strings, woodwind, horns, percussion – an entire orchestra – set His Majesty’s Theatre on fire, for one night only on Friday, August 2.

More info
W: www.perthsymphony.com/pso_event/love-him-madly-the-doors-reimagined/
E:  info@perthsymphony.com

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August 19, Calendar, July 19, June 19, September 19, Visual arts

Visual Arts: Concrete E X P A N D E D

2 Jun – 22 Sep @ Vasse Felix Winery ·
Presented by Janet Holmes à Court Gallery ·

This exhibition considers the affects of colour, design, pattern and shape through works of geometric abstraction. It takes part in a conversation about an ongoing artistic concern with Minimalist and Concrete Art in the new millennium. It playfully suggests an expansion of the genre of Concrete Art that had a local explosion on the streets of Fremantle in the early 2000’s. In Concrete E X P A N D E D large-scale, hard edged, minimal, abstract and pure colour paintings are joined by, three-dimensional wall-works, actual concrete sculpture, light sculptures and ephemeral light works. Together these works coalesce and converse in philosophical questions of form, aesthetic experience and existence.

Artists: Rebecca Baumann, Consuelo Cavaniglia, Jannene Eaton, Robert Hunter, Brian McKay, Trevor Richards, Douglas Sheerer, Helen Smith, Trevor Vickers, Josh Webb.

More info
W: www.holmesacourtgallery.com.au
E:  Laetitia.wilson@heytesbury.com.au

Trevor Richards, Through and Under, 2018,
acrylic polymer paint on canvas

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August 19, Calendar, July 19, June 19, September 19, Visual arts

Visual Arts: AGWA Design – Family resemblance

15 Jun – 9 Sep @ Art Gallery of WA ·
Presented by Art Gallery of WA ·

A collection display featuring a range of (largely) ceramic works that showcase the way some of thenation’s and world’s best makers create sequences and clusters of objects. These works explore the idea that hand-making is so often about incremental and subtle shifts in focus and form, as a style and an artistic approach comes into being over time, and from form to form to form. In this mode, we might observe that singular entities in a maker’s output resemble “family groupings”.

The works selected to open this out are incredibly subtle and reserved and can be experienced as a series of the most delicate gestures and expressions of a material poetics that create, even quietly demand, a contemplative space around them. Other material looks at the ways seriality creates the conditions for meditative experience, while others still, are composed of various kinds of parts that speak to formal relationships within individual works whilst foregrounding their inventive (and often oddball) conversations with the larger world of modern and contemporary ceramic practice.

The display includes recent and older acquisitions by makers such as Ron Nagle, Gwyn Hanssen Pigott, Lucie Rie, Hans Coper, Margaret West and Sandra Black amongst many others.

More info
W: www.artgallery.wa.gov.au/whats-on/exhibitions/agwa-design-family-resemblance
E:  admin@artgallery.wa.gov.au

Ricky Swallow Fig. 2 2009 (detail). Jelutong (Dyera costulata), 82 x 38 x 25 cm. State Art Collection,
Art Gallery of Western Australia. Purchased through the Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation:
TomorrowFund, 2010.

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