Black Swan Prize
Calendar, November 18, October 18, Visual arts

Visual Arts: Black Swan Prize for Portraiture 2018

27 Oct – 26 Nov @ Art Gallery of WA ·
Presented by Art Gallery of WA & Artrinsic Inc. ·

The Black Swan Prize for Portraiture is celebrating its twelfth anniversary in 2018 and its third year at the Art Gallery of WA.

40 finalists from across Australia have been chosen from over 500 artists who entered this year’s prestigious prize, the second largest total since ARTrinsic Inc conceived the event 12 years ago.

Amongst this year’s finalists 25% were Western Australian artists, 38% were from VIC, 28% from NSW, with the remaining 9% from SA and TAS.
Many of the finalists’ works involve subjects that play a significant part in their lives or they have chosen to look within and present a self-portrait. A number of previous finalists have made this year’s list, including Benjamin Aitken, Mark Tweedie and Josh Cocking.

Pre-Selection Panellists Ted Snell, Margaret Moore, Penny Bovell, Anna Richardson and Dunja Rmandic, said the works revealed a real sense of intimacy with their subjects and told powerful stories, whilst the self-portraits offered authentic perspectives and a chance to connect with artists in a personal way.

The finalists’ artworks will be on display at the AGWA, in the Centenary Galleries from 27 October to 26 November 2018. The Awards will be announced on 2 November at the 2018 Awards Night.

Established in 2007 by ARTrinsic Inc, the Black Swan Prize for Portraiture is the third richest prize in Australia after the Archibald and Moran competitions. This year’s selected finalists are in the running for $70,000 worth of prizes – including the main $50,000 Lester Group Prize, $10,000 Toni Fini Foundation Artist Prize, the $7,500 Baldock Family People’s Choice Award and two Highly Commended $500 gift vouchers from Oxlades Art Supplies.

The Lester Group Prize, Tony Fini Foundation Artist Prize, and two Highly Commended Prizes will be announced on 2 November 2018. The Baldock Family People’s Choice Prize will be announced on 28 November 2018.
Thirty youth finalists were also announced as part of the Black Swan Prize for Portraiture. These works along with the Salon des Refusés works will be on public display from 29 October – 23 November 2018 in Towers 1 and 2 of Brookfield Place. Winners of the Youth prizes will be announced on 7 November 2018.

More info:
W:  www.artgallery.wa.gov.au/exhibitions/black-swan-prize-2018.asp
E:   admin@artgallery.wa.gov.au

Pictured:
Winner of the 2017 BSPP Tony Fini Foundation Artist Prize Marie Mansfield Mertim 2017 oil on board 41.5 x 31.5 cm Photographed by the artist

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Emma Buswelll @ Cool Change
Calendar, November 18, October 18, Visual arts

Visual Arts: October/November Exhibitions at Cool Change

26 Oct – 17 Nov @ Cool Change Contemporary ·
Presented by Cool Change Contemporary ·

Presented by Moana Project Space in Gallery 1, Project Space & Hallway, ‘Light as a Feather…’ is an exploration of the continuing cultural influence of the teen witch. The exhibition features the work of Soda_Jerk, Oliver Hull & Celeste Njoo, Lyndon Blue, Jack Caddy, Emma Buswell, Grace Connors, Sabina Maselli, and Eliza Gauger.

In Gallery 2, local artist Carla Adams presents ‘Heft’, an exhibition reflecting on her own identity as “a very fat woman” and how the public sees the fat female body. ‘Maybe it’s the weather’ is a group exhibition in Gallery 3 by Brontë Jones, Natasha Lall and Sophie Durand. The exhibition examines the processes and effects of interpersonal relationships, longing, and the overwhelming desire for love and intimacy.

Opening of Friday 26 October
Wednesday to Sunday 11am to 6pm

More info:
W: coolchange.net.au/exhibitions/
E:  hello@coolchange.net.au

Pictured:
Emma Buswell. ‘WITCH KIT: DIY Devices to assist young teen witches (I Asked the Cosmos for Advice and it Told me to Concentrate and Ask Again)’ (detail), 2017, Textiles, yarn, fake gemstones, found objects, and acrylic.

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Woman with snake like tendrils of hair
Calendar, November 18, October 18, Performing arts, Theatre

Medusa

The Blue Room Theatre, 16 Oct – 3 Nov ·
Presented by Renegade Productions, Bow and Dagger and The Blue Room Theatre ·

I am the Gorgon

I am Medusa.
I am she who turns men to stone.
I am she who was beheaded.
She who has gone unheeded, unheard, unwept
I am the ignored, the unseen, the forgotten.

Each night our sisterhood of priestesses will summon the Goddess Medusa to life. A thundering ritual of dancing will take place in the sweaty nightclub to awaken Medusa, our protector and fighter.

We will swarm amongst you in our temple, clambering onto our podiums to be seen and heard through the throbbing beat. You can partake in the ritual, or bear respectful witness to our power. The choice is yours.

Sacrifice your inhibitions and join us.

Presented by Renegade Productions x Bow & Dagger

Producer: Natalie Di Risio
Writer: Finn O’Branagàin
Director/Sound Designer: Joe Hooligan Lui
Performers: Jacinta Larcombe, Sandy McKendrick
Designer: Clare Testoni

Recommended for ages 18+
Meet The Artists Q&A on 24 October
Image: Rachael Barrett

More info: https://blueroom.org.au/events/medusa/

 

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Trust
Calendar, October 18, Visual arts

Visual Arts: TRUST – an exhibition of paintings and jewellery by Eitan Friedman

25 – 31 October @ Kidogo Arthouse ·
Presented by Eitan Friedman ·

Eitan Friedman creates art including jewellery with metal as the medium. This is his 10th solo exhibition. Recent art studies in Florence and Portugal have taken him in a new direction.

Opening event is from 6pm on 25 October and the exhibition runs 10.30 am to 5pm daily until 31 October.

Kidogo Arthouse is in Mews Road, Fremantle

More info:
W: facebook.com/eitan.friedman.37
E:  moef@aapt.net.au

Pictured:
‘Vila do Paco Torres Novas ‘ 2017 . Watercolour.

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Fast Art Talks
Calendar, Lectures and Talks, October 18

Lectures & Talks: Fast Art Talks

18 October @ King Street Arts Centre ·
Presented by Community Arts Network ·

CAN (Community Arts Network) presents
Fast Art Talks
Short / Sharp / Creative / Community / Art / Projects /
$10 // FREE for CAN members
Ticket includes drinks and nibbles.

Join us for a relaxed sundowner as we unpack three creative projects celebrating diverse voices in our communities. Find out about the process and practice driving these projects and the role of the creative producer to platform these voices.

King Street Arts Centre is at 357-365 Murray Street, Perth. Fast Art Talks is from 5pm-7pm.

Presenters: Caroline Wood, Director for Centre for Stories, on ‘Bright Lights, No City’ project. Ashley Yihsin Chang, Turner Galleries, on ‘Guanyin in the South West: A Portrait of Taiwan in Perth’ project and Jessica Wraight, CAN on ‘Clay Boodjar Exhibition’.

More info: www.canwa.com.au/offering/fast-art-talks-2/

Pictured: Fast Art Talks

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It's a long time since this moment
Calendar, November 18, October 18, Visual arts

Visual Arts: It is a long time since this moment

13 Oct – 2 Nov @ Old Customs House, Fremantle ·
Presented by Moana Project Space ·

‘It is a long time since this moment’ is a speculative imagining of how we might understand our relationships and ways of being in the world against a backdrop of rapidly shifting ecosystems, capital and labour. These changes can no longer necessarily be called ‘progress’. As our environment deteriorates, so too does humanity’s constructed notions of the body, the self, and the human as distinct from our ecologies, our technologies, and other creatures. The artists featured examine how interrelated systems of bodies—human and nonhuman—may interact and inform one another. In this way, they reimagine our relationship to the past, present, and future of the world.

Featuring the work of Matt Aitken & Mei Swan Lim (WA), Archie Barry (VIC), Marisa Georgiou (QLD), Hannah Hallam-Eames & Samuel Jackson (NZ), and Nadege Philippe-Janon (TAS), ‘It is a long time since this moment’ explores our anxieties around the survival of life on Earth and our future possibilities of connections with other beings, objects, and environments.

‘It is a long time since this moment’ is curated by Moana Project Space’s Jess Boyce, Grace Connors, Miranda Johnson, and Matthew Siddall. Proudly presented as part of Unhallowed Arts Festival, with support from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Artsource, and SymbioticA.

Wednesday – Sunday 11am-6pm
Official opening Thursday 18 November 7pm

More info
W: www.moana-ari.com
E:  info@moana-ari.com

Pictured: Hannah Hallam-Eames & Samuel Jackson, Algae #2, Slime and Shine (detail), 2018, The Honeymoon Suite (VIC). Photograph by André Piguet

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Calendar, October 18, Opera, Performing arts

Opera: WAAPA presents Massenet’s Cinderella

15-20 October @ Geoff Gibbs Theatre, ECU, 2 Bradford St Mt Lawley ·
WAAPA Classical Voice students and Faith Court Orchestra ·

Massenet’s sumptuous Cinderella story comes to WAAPA in a witty and darkly charming new production by director Thomas de Mallet Burgess. Led by Alexander Briger, one of Australia’s preeminent conductors and founder of the Australia World Orchestra, Cendrillon is an opera that will charm all hearts.

More info: www.waapa.ecu.edu.au/performances-and-events/

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Marley Wynn
Calendar, Music, October 18, Performing arts

Music: Sunday Music: Marley Wynn

28 October @ Fremantle Arts Centre ·
Presented by Fremantle Arts Centre ·

Marley Wynn (WA) is the musical alter ego of WA musical identity Adrian Hoffman, front man of Perth alt-rockers The Morning Night. Marley Wynn sees Hoffman take a giant leap forward musically, adding a glam rock flavour to his trademark chiming guitars and yearning vocals, backed by a stellar band.

Sunday Music is FAC’s free weekly live music program. Enjoy the best local and touring bands every weekend in the beautiful setting of FAC’s Front Garden. Bring a rug and picnic to this family friendly event, or enjoy wood fired pizzas and drinks from our bar. Some chairs provided.

More info:
W:  www.fac.org.au/whats-on/post/sunday-music-marley-wynn/
E:   artscentre@fremantle.wa.gov.au

Pictured: Marley Wynn

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Sally & George
Calendar, Music, October 18, Performing arts

Music: Sunday Music: Sally & George

14 October @ Fremantle Art Centre ·
Presented by Fremantle Arts Centre ·

All the way from Nashville, Sally & George (USA) bring their unique brand of Americana. Combining bluegrass pedigree with a freeform style, expect stripped back instrumentation and hypnotic vocals from this captivating duo.

Sunday Music is FAC’s free weekly live music program. Enjoy the best local and touring bands every weekend in the beautiful setting of FAC’s Front Garden. Bring a rug and picnic to this family friendly event, or enjoy wood fired pizzas and drinks from our bar. Some chairs provided.

More info
W: www.fac.org.au/whats-on/post/sunday-music-sally-george/
E:   artscentre@fremantle.wa.gov.au

Pictured: Sally & George

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Demon Days
Calendar, Music, October 18, Performing arts

Music: Sunday Music: Demon Days & Your Girl Pho

7 October @ Fremantle Arts Centre ·
Presented by Fremantle Arts Centre ·

It’s a neo-soul double act! Local festival favourites Demon Days (WA) and Your Girl Pho (WA) join forces to open the Sunday Music season with two unique and energetic genre-melding sets.

Sunday Music is FAC’s free weekly live music program. Enjoy the best local and touring bands every weekend in the beautiful setting of FAC’s Front Garden. Bring a rug and picnic to this family friendly event, or enjoy wood fired pizzas and drinks from our bar. Some chairs provided.

More info
W: www.fac.org.au/whats-on/post/sunday-music-demon-days-girl-pho/
E:  artscentre@fremantle.wa.gov.au

Pictured: Demon Days

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