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Calendar, Children, February 2020, January 2020, Performing arts, Theatre

Children: The Little Prince

13 Jan 13 – 1 Feb @ Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, Fremantle ·
Presented by Spare Parts Puppet Theatre ·#

Immerse yourself in the imagination of a child during the January school holidays with Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s acclaimed production of The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

Saint-Exupéry’s exquisite tale tells the story of a curious prince who leaves his tiny planet for an adventure that reveals the essential things in life can only be discovered with the heart. For more than 70 years this timeless story has awakened the imagination of readers of all ages.

Duration: 45 mins
Perfect for 5+ but suitable for everyone!
Shows at 10am and 1pm daily. No performances Sundays or public holidays.

More info
W: www.sppt.asn.au/
E:  boxoffice@sppt.asn.au

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Calendar, December 19, February 2020, January 2020, March 2020, Visual arts

Visual Arts: That Seventies Feeling…the Late Modern

7 Dec – 9 Mar @ Art Gallery of WA ·
Presented by Art Gallery of WA ·

AGWA 40 – Celebrating the anniversary of AGWA’s 1979 Brutalist building.

That Seventies Feeling…the Late Modern showcases some of the Gallery’s best works from the decade that saw the opening of AGWA’s much longed-for new Gallery. This show demonstrates a hidden richness and complexity to how we think of the seventies, while also reflecting the building’s own place in the story of modernism, as a regional example of a late Brutalism that itself foregrounds materiality and the experience of place, light and landscape.

Full of surprises and rarely seen works, That Seventies Feeling…the Late Modern examines a transformative decade for Western Australia, the Gallery and the world at large.

Featuring artists Miriam Stannage, Virginia Cuppaidge, Mike Parr and Brian Blanchflower, hip new visions by Robert Rooney, Stephen Shore and Jenny Watson, and late work by modernists Howard Hodgkin, Fred Williams and Albert Tucker you’ll be transported back to the decade that shaped modern Australia.

More info
W: artgallery.wa.gov.au/whats-on/exhibitions/seventies-feelingthe-late-modern
E:  admin@artgallery.wa.gov.au

Pictured: David Aspden Brazil Series No 5 1971 synthetic polymer paint on canvas 165 x 445 cm  State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia Purchased 1977 © David Aspden 1971

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Calendar, December 19, Featured, February 2020, January 2020, November 19, October 19, September 19, Visual arts

Visual Arts: enigmas of the outback

29 Sep – 9 Feb @ Holmes à Court Gallery at Vasse Felix ·
Presented by the Artists ·

This exhibition is about the Australian outback as an enigmatic, mysterious, spirited and haunted terrain. The selection of photographic, paint and sculptural works reflect upon how the outback triggers the imagination in unsettling ways. It is at once darkly evocative and psychologically compelling; a journey through responses to the spirituality and mythology of the Australian landscape.

Artists: Brook Andrew, Jane Burton, Rebecca Dagnall, Eva Fernandez, David Downs Jarinyanu, Nigel Hewitt, Janet Laurence, Roslynd Piggott, Polexini Papapetrou, Brad Rimmer, Jacqui Stockdale, Monique Tippet, Paul Uhlmann, Paddy Fordham Wainburranga, Toni Wilkinson.

 

More info
W: http://www.holmesacourtgallery.com.au/article/enigmas-of-the-outback-29-september-2019-9-february-2020-vasse-felix
E: Laetitia.Wilson@heytesbury.com.au

Pictured: Brad Rimmer, Crows nest #11 Booralaming, 2017, archival inkjet photograph, Courtesy of Art Collective WA

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Calendar, Dance, February 2020, Music, Performing arts, Perth Festival

Perth Festival: Buŋgul

8 & 9 February @ Perth Concert Hall ·
Presented by Perth Festival and Skinnyfish Music ·

Buŋgul
Gurrumul’s Mother’s Buŋgul
Gurrumul’s Grandmother’s Buŋgul
Gurrumul’s Manikay

‘Yolngu don’t have books or computers. They carry it here (in the heart) in their song, their dance, their paintings.’ Don Wininba Ganambarr

A buŋgul is a ceremony, a meeting place of dance, song and ritual. Created on country in North East Arnhem Land with the Yunupiŋu family, Buŋgul is a ceremonial celebration of one of the transcendent albums of our time. You’re invited to experience the traditional songs, dances and paintings that inspired Gurrumul’s final album, Djarrimirri (Child of the Rainbow), in a live performance by Yolŋu dancers, songmen and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra directed by Senior Yolngu Don Wininba Ganambarr and Nigel Jamieson.

This project was initiated by the Yunupiŋu family and Skinnyfish Music. Produced by Perth Festival and Skinnyfish Music.

More info
W: www.perthfestival.com.au/event/bunggul
E:  festival@perthfestival.com.au

Pictured: Baru painting by Priscilla Barrapami Yunupiŋu

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Calendar, Circus, February 2020, March 2020, Performing arts, Perth Festival

Perth Festival: Leviathan by Circa

26 Feb – 1 Mar @ Regal Theatre ·
Presented by Perth Festival  ·

Circa’s internationally-renowned ensemble joins with a local cast of circus performers, dancers and young people for a world premiere circus event.

The art of circus is taken in an exciting new direction as 36 performers hang from a grid suspended in the air and propel themselves across the stage, tumbling, balancing and soaring together. The dramatic power and extreme skill of Circa’s trademark acrobatics thrillingly expose the tension between the mass and the individual in an epic theatrical event that is both deeply moving and physically stunning.

In these complex times, Leviathan offers hope by celebrating what can be achieved when we  work together. This action-packed show connects the local with the global and the emerging with the visionary for powerful new circus production that genuinely pushes boundaries.

Presented in collaboration with Circa, Co3 Australia, Circus Maxima and CircusWA.

More info:
W: www.perthfestival.com.au/event/leviathan
E:  festival@perthfestival.com.au

Pictured: Circa, credit: Damien Bredberg

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