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August 19, Calendar, Performing arts, Theatre

Theatre: The Apparatus

20 – 31 August @ The Blue Room Theatre ·
Presented by Humphrey Bower ·

Absurd comic horror.

Three stories by Franz Kafka explore legal limbo, border paranoia,  and offshore detention and torture. This visceral new work by one of Perth’s leading devisor-performers (WISH, SKIN) and the creative team who brought you HIRO will make you feel the absurdity and horror of what lies on our doorstep.

More info:
blueroom.org.au/events/the-apparatus/

Pictured: Humphrey Bower, credit: Marshall Stay

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August 19, Calendar, September 19, Theatre

Theatre: The Wolves

20 Aug – 7 Sep @ The Blue Room Theatre ·
Presented by Red Ryder Productions ·

Play hard or stay on the bench.

Lace up for the Pulitzer Prize nominated play that’s kicking goals on stages across the globe. Take a look at the lives of The Wolves, a girls’ indoor soccer team somewhere in Middle America. They train hard, laugh harder, and over a season fight battles with each other and themselves. Undefeated, smart, tough; they are both terrified and terrifying as together they step into the arena of adulthood.

Red Ryder – the incredible squad that brought you Grounded – have teamed up for this season with nine of Perth’s dynamite young actors. We’ll see you on the turf.

More info
W: www.blueroom.org.au
E:  info@blueroom.org.au

Pictured: The Wolves, credit: Red Room Design

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August 19, Calendar, December 19, November 19, October 19, September 19, Visual arts

Visual Arts: Cosmopolitan

31 Aug – 7 Dec @ Lawrence Wilson Arts Gallery ·
Presented by Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery ·

The 1930s was a stimulating period in Australian art, defined by the effects of travel and the exchange of ideas, both artistic and political. ‘ Cosmopolitan: Art from the 1930s in the University of Western Australia Art Collection and the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art’ explores this vibrant and tumultuous decade in Australian art.

The exhibition comprises works by Australian artists; émigré and refugee artists recently arrived from Europe, such as Elise Blumann and Desiderius Orban; and itinerant travellers such as Ian Fairweather and Danila Vassilieff who spent time in Melbourne in the 1930s. Also included are six American prints gifted to the university in 1949, which can be viewed in concert with Australian prints of the same period.

Additional artists include Lina Bryans, Grace Crowley, James Gleeson, Nora Heysen, Frank Hinder and Ethel Spowers.

Join us for opening night: Fri 30 August, 6 – 8pm. Free event, RSVP via
lwag1950.eventbrite.com.au/?aff=seesaw

More info
W:  lwag1950.eventbrite.com.au/?aff=seesaw
E:   lwag@uwa.edu.au

Pictured: Ethel Spowers, Harvest, 1932, linocut, 19.3 x 29.1 cm,
The University of Western Australia Art Collection, University Senate Grant, 1982

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August 19, Calendar, December 19, November 19, October 19, September 19, Visual arts

Visual Arts: HERE&NOW19: Material Culture

31 Aug – 7 Dec @ Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery ·
Presented by Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery ·

HERE&NOW19: Material Culture highlights the work of five contemporary Western Australian artists experimenting in innovative ways with textile materials. Curated by multidisciplinary artist Joanna Sulkowski, the exhibition challenges the perception of craft as a repetitive activity of making things by hand and offers a new perspective on the processes and materials-driven practice of a dynamic group of contemporary artists.

Commissioned to create new work for the exhibition, HERE&NOW19 features a range of  work, including wall-hanging textiles, large-scale installation and video by artists Ómra Caoimhe, Teelah George, Susan Roux, Holly Story and Marzena Topka.

Established by LWAG in 2012, the annual HERE&NOW series showcases some of the most exciting work by Western Australian artists. Each year, an emerging curator is appointed to organise the exhibition and offer fresh insight and perspective on contemporary art practice in WA.

Join us for opening night: Fri August 30, 6 – 8pm. Free event, RSVP via:  lwag1950.eventbrite.com.au/?aff=seesaw

More info
W: lwag1950.eventbrite.com.au/?aff=seesaw
E: lwag@uwa.edu.au

 

Pictured:
Teelah George, Blue Biro (detail) 2018-2019, thread, linen and bronze, 220 x 190cm.
Photograph by Thomas Rowe. © Courtesy of the artist.

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August 19, Calendar, September 19, Visual arts

Visual Arts: Patches of Hope and Resistance

29 Aug – 5 Sep @ Spectrum Project Space, ECU Mount Lawley Campus ·
Presented by Spectrum Project Space ·

Patches of Hope and Resistance is a group exhibition curated by Gabby Loo and Steven Finch presented at Edith Cowan University’s Spectrum Project Space. This exhibition explores the personal trajectories towards decoloniality and environmentalism through dialogue that the curators and artists have with their peers. It is about the experience of the personal becoming political, the self in dialogue with others becoming aware of just and caring ways to be. It is about growing the good in oneself in the caring and
kind ecologies of us.

Patches of Hope and Resistance will include works from and with Colin Smith, Gabby Loo, Michelle Bui, Nadia Macaulay, Nazerul Khairy Ben-Dzulkefli, Patrick Bryce, Ruby Doneo,  Stephanie Lai, Steven Finch (國令 Gok1 Lim2), Zheela Vokes and Richard Vokes.

There will be ongoing residencies and works in the space, as well as workshops and discussion groups that focus on individual and community care as foundations for social change.

Opening
Date: Thursday, 29 August
Time: 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Venue: Spectrum Project Space, ECU Mount Lawley Campus, Building 3, Room 3.191

Panel discussion and closing event
Date: Thursday, 5 September
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Venue: Spectrum Project Space, ECU Mount Lawley Campus, Building 3, Room 3.191

More info:
W: www.facebook.com/spectrum.ecu/
E:  spectrum@ecu.edu.au

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August 19, Calendar, Performing arts, September 19, Theatre

Theatre: Perpetual Wake

28 Aug – 7 Sep @ Subiaco Arts Centre ·
Presented by The Last Great Hunt ·

Our second work in The Last Great Hunt’s 2019 Perth season is Perpetual Wake, written by Jeffrey Jay Fowler and Gita Bezard and directed by Gita Bezard.

Fiona West has written a stunning debut novel: Perpetual Wake. When career maker and breaker Paul Creel reviews the manuscript, he finds his life represented inshocking detail. He finally feels understood.

The impressed Creel invites West for a casual ‘wine and chat’ two days before his review is to be published. But when they meet he discovers the book he considered an elegant insight into the human mind, was intended as a hysterical satire! Creel leaves the meeting determined to ensure that West’s book will be buried before  the year is out. But West is a tougher rival than he expects and so a war begins.

From Australia’s hottest theatrical outfit: The Last Great Hunt, comes Perpetual Wake, surreal dark comedy about the depths people sink in order to conceal their shame.

More info
W: www.thelastgreathunt.com/perpetual-wake
E:  admin@thelastgreathunt.com

 

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August 19, Calendar, Film

Film: Australian Revelations – Watch the Sunset

26 August @ The Backlot Perth ·
Presented by Revelation Perth International Film Festival ·

Watch The Sunset tells the story of Danny, an ex-con and his small – and rightly terrified – family, over one brutal afternoon. This is a visceral, tense, nervous thriller that unfolds in one shot, in real time.

While in lesser hands this would seem to be a mere device, in Watch The Sunset the pacing is absolutely essential to the film, and as events rapidly unfold it adds to the tight knot of tension in your stomach. This powerful intensity doesn’t let-up until the final credits have rolled and the film is one of the few that will truly have you on the edge of your seat. Watching the film is an emotionally raw, experience and the cast deliver some incredible intimate performances.

One of the most impressive Australian features of the last five years.

Tickets are $22 (+ booking fee) and include refreshments. Book on website below.

More info:
W: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/australian-revelations-watch-the-sunset-tickets-64916933295
E:  communications@revelationfilmfest.org

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August 19, Calendar, Music, Performing arts

Music: Tura Soup Nights 1

13 August @ The Sewing Room ·
Presented by Tura New Music ·

Tura’s monthly night of new sounds at The Sewing Room.
This Month Featuring:
Hi. Ok, Sorry.
Lana Rothnie
Ben Agüero
Great Statue
Movement: Jacinta Larcombe / Olivia Hendry / Lilly King / Umairah Murtaza.

Tura presents an evening of evolving club beats, off-kilter house, and elusive positions in a conversation between improvised movement and experimental electronic music. This club-night-gone-weird features live sets from local electronic musicians paired with live improvised dance from movement artists. Sounds from Lana Rothnie, Ben Aguero and Hi. Ok, Sorry. Shapes from Olivia Hendry, Lilly King, Jacinta Larcombe and Umairah Murtaza. Multivalent voicings drift up from the basement; motions becoming below; sounds and shapes in odd conversation.

More info
W: http://www.tura.com.au
E:  tristen@tura.com.au

Pictured: HI.Ok.Sorry by Derren Hall

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August 19, Calendar, Music, Performing arts

Music: Lionel Marchetti Residency and National Tour

26 August @ The Sewing Room, Wolf Lane, Perth ·
Presented by TURA New Music ·

French Musique Concrète artist Lionel Marchetti returns to Australia for a series of concerts and residences. Lionel will work with composition students WAAPA in a week long composition residency before working with long time collaborators Decibel New Music Ensemble. Decibel and Lionel will present a series of concerts together, the first being at the Sewing Room on Monday the 26th August. Entitled Partition Concrète, this will be an atmospheric concert of delicate but at times surprising sounds.

The recent release of a recording of these works, on Brisbane Label Room 40, was named ‘a masterpeice’ in Italian music magazine ToneShift, and was listed on Nicola Orlandino’s “Best Artworks of 2018” list.

The Sewing Room is at 317 Murray Street (Basement) Wolf Lane, Perth WA 6000

More info
W: www.tura.com.au/lionel-marchetti-residency-national-tour/
E:  info@tura.com.au

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August 19, Calendar, Film

Film: Rottnest Island Kingdom of the Quokka

10,17,24 & 31 August @ The Backlot Perth ·
Presented by Brain Salad ·

On the far west of the Australian continent, with the limitless Indian Ocean beyond, there is a set of islands whose animals defy all laws of nature. The three islands lie side by side, but each is ruled by a different animal.

For the first time in the world we film the entire life cycle of the mysterious Quokka, the Little Penguin and the Tiger Snake, using the latest filming equipment and techniques. Rottnest Island Kingdom of the Quokka reveals their incredible secrets with an exclusive and intimate look at the inhabitants and those intertwined in their lives on the islands and in the fringing ocean.

Narrated by Logie award winning actor, William McInnes and produced by Four-time Emmy® Award nominee Leighton De Barros and Jodie De Barros, and written and directed by Leighton De Barros and Jonathon Rowdon from WA’s Sea Dog TV International, Rottnest Island Kingdom of the Quokka will instil wonderment, admiration and respect for ournatural environment for audiences both in Australia and across the globe.

More info
W: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/rottnest-island-kingdom-of-the-quokka-tickets-66129096909
E:  suzanne@brainsalad.com.au

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