Disrupted Festival of Ideas
Calendar, Exhibitions, Festivals, July 18, Lectures and Talks, Performing arts, Visual arts

Disrupted Festival of Ideas 2018

28 – 29 July 2018 @ the State Library of Western Australia ·
Presented by: The State Library of Western Australia ·

As we become more embedded in the 21st century, technology has begun to move faster than we can keep up with. Technological advancements created for the military and space exploration are now accessible to everyone and infiltrate our daily lives.

How do we navigate this ever-changing world? Have we forgotten ethics or are we now better human beings?
How does technology impact the way we communicate, form relationships or develop as a society?

The 2018 Disrupted Festival of Ideas considers technology in its different forms, from the simple to the complex, gathering experts from around the country to discuss the state of the world through panels, conversations and keynotes.

More info: https://disrupted.slwa.wa.gov.au/

Photo by Jessica Wyld

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Cloud nine
Calendar, Featured, July 18, Theatre

Theatre: Cloud Nine

19-28 July @ The State Theatre Centre of WA ·
Presented by: WA Youth Theatre Company ·

What is your version of being on CLOUD NINE and how difficult is it to get to in this day and age? This enduring masterwork by Caryl Churchill resonates today with its exploration of gender, race and colonisation. CLOUD NINE comedically depicts the heavy burden of colonisation for both the colonised and the colonisers, in a carnivalesque pastiche of stereotypes and clichés about the British Empire. Act One, set in colonial Africa, parodies conventional theatre comedies and satirizes Victorian society and colonialism. Act Two is set 100 years later in 1979 London, portraying a version of the same characters only twenty-five years later, exploring some loosened conventions and equally charged tensions.

More info:
W: http://www.waytco.com
E:  info@waytco.com

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Calendar, July 18, Visual arts

Competition: 2018 Emerge: Youth Art Awards

Competition runs until 29 July ·
Presented by Nedlands Youth Advisory Council ·

Are you ready to let your artistic talent emerge?

Entries for the City of Nedlands 2018 Emerge: Youth Art Awards are now open with a $2,000 prize pool up for grabs.

Now in their sixth year, the awards are coordinated by the Nedlands Youth Advisory Council and open to people aged 12 to 25 for two-dimensional art works using print, photography, painting, drawing or other methods.

The Open Award can be entered by anyone across WA while the Resident’s Award is for people living within the City of Nedlands.

A People’s Choice Award is also given at a free exhibition showcasing competition entries.

City of Nedlands Mayor Max Hipkins described the Emerge: Youth Art Awards as a true celebration of community diversity through the arts after the 2017 competition received a record 169 entries.

“I was impressed by the enthusiasm shown for Emerge last year, reflected in how many entries we received,” he said.

“It highlights the wonderful amount of creativity out there in the community and the can-do attitude and eagerness of our youth.

“Art can take many shapes and forms and to translate that into something on a canvas or paper or in a photograph takes a certain flair.”

Mayor Hipkins said the Emerge: Youth Art Awards were an opportunity for young people to showcase their work in a major exhibition in the metropolitan area.

“The wonderful thing about the competition is that we have an Open Award, which is a real opportunity for young people in areas right across the State to get involved and express their creativity and artistic flair,” he said.

“There could be all sorts of hidden talents out there across the City of Nedlands or in pockets of regional WA.

“With cash prizes on offer, there’s a real incentive for young people to get out their paintbrushes, cameras and pencils to show what they can do.”

Entries close 29 July – for more details on how to enter, visit http://www.nedlands.wa.gov.au/emerge-youth-art-awards.

The awards exhibition will be held at John Leckie Pavilion on 18 August.

More info: www.nedlands.wa.gov.au/emerge-youth-art-awards

Pictured: Past winner: Adam Chin, ‘Japan past present future’… entries are now open for 2018.

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Jim Hughes
Calendar, Dance, July 18, Music, Performing arts, story telling

Performance: Close-up – by Seamus Jim Hughes and Guests

21 July @ PSAS, 22 Pakenham Street Fremantle ·
Presented by Seamus Jim Hughes, PSAS ·

Duration: 35 minutes
Times: 6pm, 7pm, 8pm and 9pm

Close-up is an attempt to bring both the audience and the performer together in an intimate shared experience of performance, music, story telling and dance.

In this new iteration of space and time Performance artist Seamus Jim Hughes and guests lead the audience on a spatial promenade through PSAS.

Limited capacity available, only 21 people at each showing!
Tickets: $21 (includes home made soup and bread)
Booking via pre-sales or on the door.

More info
W: www.psas.com.au/pages/program/close-up/
E: admin@psas.com.au


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Calendar, July 18, Music, Performing arts

Music: Tangents

22 July, 6pm @ Rosemount Hotel 459 Fitzgerald Street North Perth ·
Presented by TURA ·

Tura and Cool Perth Nights present Sydney-based experimental, electronic, free improvisors, Tangents, for the launch of New Bodies at Rosemount Hotel on Sunday July 22, as part of their national tour. Tangents will bring their full live show for the first time to Perth. New Bodies continues Tangents’ rummage through countless varieties of electronics, rock, dub, noise, and free improv jazz that defines the group’s acclaimed aesthetic. Expect plucked cello giving way to a minimalist breakbeat tableau resting over rhythmic prepared piano; a staid electronic groove that is gradually absorbed into washes of frenzied improv; staccato synths that are woven into tumbling avant-rock; and shimmering free drums phased over static loops of piano, guitar and cello.

After an eventful year of touring throughout their native Australia, including runs with labelmates MONO and like-minded pioneers Tortoise, and featuring alongside the work of artist David Hockney at the National Gallery of Victoria, post-everything, quintet Tangents return with another album, and another stylistic detour.

To quote FACT Magazine, “The quintet are so comfortable working with jazz, folk music, post-rock and electronic music that it comfortably hangs in a space between them all.” On New Bodies, that description rings more intuitive and authentic than ever.

More info:
W: www.tura.com.au/tura-program/new-bodies-by-tangents/
E: info@tura.com.au

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Greater Together
Calendar, July 18, Performing arts, Theatre

Party: Greater Together

21 July @ PICA Building ·
Presented by PICA ·

Banquet: from 6:30pm (PICA donors only)
Party: from 9pm (all welcome)


PICA is throwing a curated party for everyone – the enthusiasts already up close and admirers standing at a distance, long-time donors and those curious about what we do. For one night only Greater Together will transform the PICA building with a collision of art, party culture and shared experiences.

Join us your way – become a donor and feast at the pre-party banquet from 6.30pm with special guests APHIDS or come from 9.00pm for an access-all-areas experience featuring Melbourne’s extreme theatrics duo The Huxleys, local WOMPP DJ’s and the sought after female hip-hop and nu-soul vocalists of Hyclass and Jamilla, karaoke, prizes, raffles and live performances bringing you closer together late into the night.

Greater Together is PICA’s first annual fundraiser party. A moment to come together with friends and celebrate the part we all play in making PICA Perth’s home of contemporary art.

If you would like to find out about more ways to support PICA or attend the 6.30pm banquet please contact Jo Malone on philanthropy@pica.org.au

More info
W: http://pica.org.au/show/greater-together-2/
E: philanthropy@pica.org.au

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Calendar, July 18

Theatre: Howl

27 – 28 July @ PICA Galleries ·
Presented by Aphids ·


Do those who object to contemporary art prefer community parades?

Howl is a celebration of 15 significant moments in art history. A ritual procession starring a sculpture of Captain Cook, thousands of sunflower seeds and a killer whale named Tilikum. A requiem that is unquestionably queer, arguably dangerous and probably obscene. Performed by four women. Scored by Mozart himself.

Created by Willoh S. Weiland, Lara Thoms and Lz Dunn, Howl commemorates controversy – from the furore aroused over a feminist self-portrait and the outrage at a rainbow being burnt repeatedly in a public square, to the indignation of artists arrested on suspicion of bio-terrorism. Howl energetically probes the reactions art can invoke, and the perspective that history permits.

Recommended Age: 15+
WARNING: Nudity and Adult Themes
Duration: 60 minutes

More info
W: http://pica.org.au/show/howl/
E: info@pica.org.au

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ballet dancer looking at herself in mirror
Calendar, Film, July 18, Visual arts

Film: 2018 Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival Opening Night Event Perth

19 July @ Cinema Paradiso ·
Presented by Luna Palace Cinemas ·

Join us at Cinema Paradiso on July 19th at 6pm for an elderflower cocktail on arrival, with canapes thanks to Miss Maud and live entertainment from DJ Harvey Rae before the Perth premiere of Darling at 6:45pm, the critically acclaimed film that is centered on the downfall of the successful ballerina Darling and her struggle to accept her new fate.

More info: https://scandinavianfilmfestival.com

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snowy landscape
Calendar, Installation, July 18, Visual arts

This Is How We Walk on the Moon

14 – 29 July @ Artsource Old Customs House, 8 Phillimore Street, Fremantle WA ·
Presented by Amy Perejuan-Capone ·

Opening: Saturday 14th July, 5-8pm.
Exhibition continues: 15th – 29th July, Thurs-Sun 11am-5pm.
Free Workshops & Group Chat: Sundays 15th, 22nd & 29th July, 1-4pm. (RSVP recommended to amy@wilhelmwilhelm.com)

An exhibition of snowy installations by Amy Perejuan-Capone inspired by hope and intrepid curiosity in the High Arctic. A vault of seeds, a zeppelin headed north, a rocket to Mars. All in the irrationally misplaced weather, even the most unlikely experiments have a basis in hope.
Blizzards are forecast, but the shelter is warm. Come join us in the dome for a mug of hot chocolate (BYO mug!), freshly baked Norwegian seed-bread, and some dome-made dried fruit.

This is how we walk on the Moon explores earnest human endeavour and hope amid uncertainty, inspired by my recent time in Svalbard and Greenland in the High Arctic. Drawing upon the heroic spirit of cooperation that defines the polar regions, sweetly absurd gestures will suggest that collective hard work, communication, curiosity, and bravery are essential for resilience and adaptation.

-Ongoing durational performance, blizzard, and quality chats.
-Daily seed-bread baking and fruit preservation at 11am. Come learn how to make Norwegian ‘knekkebrød’!
-Workshop & Group Chat, Sundays 1-4pm. July 15th, 22nd & 29th .
Part barn-raising, part artist-talk, together we will build our own geodesic dome (great for greenhouses and chicken coops!). Afterwards we will chill and drink tea in the dome while Amy discusses the Arctic inspirations (and climate-anxieties) behind the exhibition. Suitable for ages 14+. Registration recommended, but walk-ins welcome subject to capacity. To register: RSVP to amy@wilhelmwilhelm.com

More info
W: www.amypcapone.com
E: amy@wilhelmwilhelm.com

Pictured: SVALSAT, Svalbard. Photo by Amy Perejuan-Capone 2018

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boy in bed
Calendar, Comics, July 18, June 18, Visual arts

Visual arts: Comics West

29 June – 6 July @ Spectrum Project Space ·
Presented by Perth Comics Art Festival (PCAF) ·

Opening Friday, 29 June, 1:10pm – 2:10pm
Runs daily 30 June to 6 July 10am – 5pm

Edith Cowan University’s (ECU) Spectrum Project Space proudly presents Comics West celebrating the last thirty years of comic making in Western Australia, including comics pages, illustrations, digital comics and augmented reality.

Making comics is a hidden activity, occurring in home studios as a side job for many of its makers. Comics artists spend many long hours perfecting their skillsets as makers of comics, be it writing, drawing with pencils and inks, painting with acrylics, gouache and watercolours, digital tablets and programs that end up in printed or online. There can be a considerable difference between the original work and what is seen as the end product.

This exhibition will feature 24 artists who employ a diverse range of tools and materials that go into making comics. Comics West organizer, Bruce Mutard says “from Shaun Tan’s versatility with traditional materials, Mel Tregonning’s facility with the graphite pencil, to Stuart Campbell’ scrolling digital comics and augmented reality (which viewers will be able to download the required apps to view), or Hien Pham’s choose-your-own-adventure queer love stories, you will see that comics are more than what Robert Crumb once described as ‘just lines on paper, folks’.”

Comics West has been created to showcase the comics that have been made and are being made throughout Western Australia. All the artists were either born in WA, resided here for some time, have moved here or have moved on. They all have a connection to WA.

“My hope is that viewers will see that there is a thriving hub of comics making in this state and that it’s not all just costumed superheroes” said Mr Mutard.

Comics West will be open to the public from Friday, 29 June to Friday, 6 July at Spectrum Project Space, Mount Lawley Campus, Edith Cowan University.

Exhibiting artists: Shaun Tan, Justin Randall, Emily Smith, Ben Templesmith, Ashley Wood, Bruce Mutard, Carol Wood & Susan Butcher, Gary Chaloner, Stuart Campbell, Aly Faye, Campbell Whyte, Andrei Buters, Alyce Sarich, Hien Pham, Leonie Brialey, Andrew Richardson, Shane Tholen, Aśka, Skye Odgen, Mel Tregonning, Stuart Medley, Nathan Viney and ECU Illustration students.

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

Pictured: Small Things (excerpt), Mel Tregonning.

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