Huff by Cliff Cardinal
Calendar, Featured, March 18, Performing arts, Theatre

Theatre: Huff

Thursday 22- 24 March @ Subiaco Arts Centre ·
Presented by Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company, written and performed by Cliff Cardinal and directed by Karin Randoja  ·

Nominated for Quebec’s 2016 Critic’s Awards, HUFF is the wrenching, yet darkly comic tale of Wind and his brothers, caught in torrent of solvent abuse and struggling to cope with the death of their mother. Wind’s fantastic dream world bleeds into his haunting reality, as he’s preyed on by the Trickster through the hallways at school, the abandoned motel he loves more than home, and his fragile psyche. With his signature biting humour and raw, vivid imagery, Cardinal expertly portrays over dozen characters in his captivating solo performance.

Winner of the 2015 RBC Tarragon emerging Playwright Prize; Winner of 2012 Buddies in Bad Times Vanguard Award for Risk & Innovation.

“Cardinal writes graphically yet with economy and haunting realism. the characters he creates he inhabits skillfully, moving from one to another with fluid clarity and lithe delineation.” Stage whispers

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Pictured top: A scene from Huff, taken at the 2017 Sydney Festival (photo by Jamie Williams/Sydney Festival).

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Visual arts: Sensual Nature

Opening 28 March, 6:30pm, Running 29 Mar — 20 May 2018 @ Fremantle Arts centre ·
Presented by Fremantle Arts Centre ·

Tane Andrews, Untitled, 2016, white marble and sterling silver, 23 x 10 x 8 cm. Photography by Anna Pogossova.Sensual Nature is a sensory immersion into work derived from natural forms. The exhibition includes sculptural, tactile and seductive work inspired by nature, bringing to the fore organic forms that lurk beneath the conscious mind, wrapped in suppressed desires and fears.

Sensual Nature brings together twelve artists whose work simultaneously seduces and refuses through materialism, drawing on our need for nature while nonetheless always aestheticising it.

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Pictured: Tane Andrews, Untitled, 2016, white marble and sterling silver, 23 x 10 x 8 cm. Photography by Anna Pogossova.

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Visual arts: Diversity KPOP Dance Workshop

Saturday 31 March @ King St Arts Centre ·
Presented by: PICA ·

PICA loves South Korea’s electrifying renewal of pop culture so we have teamed up with Diversity to bring you a fun and intuitive KPOP dance workshop to develop (or show off) your own style.

Get together with your friends to learn a routine and flaunt your moves to an upbeat tune. Please note this workshop is held at King St Arts Centre, 357 Murray St, Perth WA.

For more information and bookings, you can book your tickets online or contact / 9228 6300.

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We Will Rock You
April 18, Calendar, Featured, March 18, Musical theatre, Performing arts

Musical Theatre: We Will Rock You

23 March – 7 April @ His Majesty’s Theatre ·
Presented by Platinum Entertainment WA ·

Since 2002, over 16 million theatregoers in 28 countries have been thrilled by this awe-inspiring production, based on the songs of Queen with a book by Ben Elton (The Young Ones, Blackadder, Popcorn).

WE WILL ROCK YOU reflects the scale and spectacle that marked Queen’s live performances, with more than 24 hit songs including We Are The Champions, Radio Gaga, Somebody to Love, Bohemian Rhapsody, Under Pressure, Killer Queen and I Want to Break Free.

Starring Normie Rowe, Chris Murphy, Courtney Murphy, Dean Misdale (AKA Feminem as Killer Queen) with a cast of amazing local musicians, singers and dancers. WE WILL ROCK YOU brings a global show to the Perth stage, set to rock His Majesty’s Theatre in March & April 2018.

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Calendar, Literature, March 18, Prose

Literature: Young adult book launch – Survival by Rachel Watts

Launch: 14 March, 6.30pm @ Crow Books, 900 Albany Highway, East Victoria Park ·
Book signings: 31 March, 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM @ Meeting Room 6, Swancon ·
Presented by Rachel Watts ·

Survival by Rachel WattsIgnorance is cheap. And then it costs you everything.

Perth author Rachel Watts’ latest release delivers a devastating vision of a post-climate change world in which governments have collapsed and corporations rule with an iron fist. In this world two young women from different backgrounds find themselves unexpectedly aligned in their pursuit for the truth.

The world has suffered economic collapse and multiple environmental crises. In a flooded city, Ava Murasaki is searching for her activist sister Sophia. Meanwhile, Valerie Newlin lives in the secure complex of the Scylla Corporation, the world’s only remaining multinational. There, she finds evidence of something horrifying in the Corporation medical research data. Set in a searingly real near-future, Survival is a story of what people will face for those they love.

Survival is accompanied by four of Watts’ previously published dystopian and post-apocalyptic stories.


Rachel Watts is an award-winning journalist and a writer of literary and speculative fiction. She holds a Master’s Degree in Media and Communication and teaches creative writing to adults and teenagers.

Her short stories and non-fiction have been published by Westerly, Island, Kill Your Darlings, Tincture and more. Rachel Watts lives in Perth, Western Australia.


Swancon is WA’s annual speculative fiction convention celebrating SF in books, TV and pop-culture. It is the longest continuously running science fiction convention in Australia. Join us for five days of panel discussions, games, workshops and presentations. Swancon will be held at Pan Pacific Hotel, Perth, during Easter, Thursday 29th March to Monday 2nd April 2018.

The guests of honour will be: Ryan J Griffen, Emily K Smith, Wolfgang Bylsma, Foz Meadows, and Barb de la Hunty. Visit the webpage at for more information and to buy your membership online.

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Pictured:  Survival by Rachel Watts.  Designed by Amanda Rainey.


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The Index
April 18, Calendar, Dance, March 18, Music, Performing arts, Visual arts

Dance/music/visual arts: The Index

March 10 – April 15 @ Bunbury Regional Art Galleries ·
Presented by Annette Carmichael Projects ·

Combining elements of dance, music, photography and sculpture, The Index sees Annette Carmichael team up with some of the south coast’s finest creative minds.

Award winning photographer Nic Duncan has taken a series of photographs of Annette in a variety of environments, with spaces of regeneration and industry delineated by Kevin Draper’s distinctive black and white sculptures.

Works by textile artist Janine McCrum and James Gentle’s haunting musical soundscape complement the images.

Annette will be performing live at the opening on Friday and on various days throughout the exhibition, which runs from March 10-April 15.

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Photo: Nic Duncan

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Drive smoke
Calendar, March 18, Performing arts, Theatre

Theatre: Drive & Smoke

March 22, 23 and 24, 7pm @ Studio 411, Murdoch University ·
Presented by Hand in Hand Theatre Company ·

Opening Hand in Hand Theatre’s 2018 Season and performed as a double-bill, ‘DRIVE’ (Written and Directed by Clare Talbot) and ‘SMOKE’, (written and directed by Jordan Holloway), invites audiences to experience love, life and trauma as they tangle their way into the lives of these characters.

Promising to be both punchy and provocative, join us as we present these two original works for three nights only!

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Banner design: Deirdre Khoo

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WAAPA in the park
Calendar, March 18, Music, Performing arts

WAAPA in the Park 2018

24 March @ Ron Stone Park, Mount Lawley ·
Presented by City of Stirling and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts ·

Get ready for an exhilarating performance as the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts’ stars of tomorrow take centre stage. Bring your family and friends, a picnic rug and hamper and enjoy a truly magical evening under the stars.

Be wowed by the phenomenal Phat Funk Band and WAAPA’s most accomplished Jazz and Contemporary musicians as they rock, bop and strut their way through an awesome collection of old and new funk, soul, pop and jazz classics.
WAAPA Production and Arts Management students also get a chance to shine by undertaking the stage management, lighting, sound and front-of-house management.

Arrive early to secure your spot and enjoy a picnic.

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Photo: Stephen Heath Photography

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Visual art: Knowing Country: The Power of Aboriginal Women in Art
Calendar, March 18, Visual arts

Visual art: Knowing Country: The Power of Aboriginal Women in Art

18-25 March 2018 @ Earlywork, 330 South Tce, South Fremantle ·
Presented by Artitja Fine Art ·

Opening on International Women’s Day this exhibition honours Aboriginal women artists from regional and remote art communities around Australia

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Pictured: Vicki Cullinan 152x122cm Stars in Night Sky

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Wilarra, Mulyatingki Marney & Maywokka May Chapman, 2017. Photo: courtesy of Martumili Artists.
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Visual arts: Pujiman + Learn Me exhibition

17 February – 28 April @ Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery ·
Presented by FORM ·

Pujiman is a collaboration featuring artworks from the senior pujiman (desert born) and young emerging artists of Martumili Artists and Spinifex Hill Artists. The senior pujiman artists are the last desert born people of their generation, and in this exhibition they have shared their knowledge, stories and techniques with the younger artists to ensure the continuation of the oldest living culture on earth.

Learn Me is the debut solo exhibition of Pilbara-based artist Ruth Leigh, who has captured the artists she has worked with during her four years in the region. It is rare to have an exhibition which showcases the artists of another exhibition, and even rarer to have both shows running concurrently in one gallery.

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Pictured: Wilarra, Mulyatingki Marney & Maywokka May Chapman, 2017. Photo: courtesy of Martumili Artists.

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