Triangles in shades of blue and grey
August 19, Calendar, July 19, June 19, September 19, Visual arts

Visual Arts: Concrete E X P A N D E D

2 Jun – 22 Sep @ Vasse Felix Winery ·
Presented by Janet Holmes à Court Gallery ·

This exhibition considers the affects of colour, design, pattern and shape through works of geometric abstraction. It takes part in a conversation about an ongoing artistic concern with Minimalist and Concrete Art in the new millennium. It playfully suggests an expansion of the genre of Concrete Art that had a local explosion on the streets of Fremantle in the early 2000’s. In Concrete E X P A N D E D large-scale, hard edged, minimal, abstract and pure colour paintings are joined by, three-dimensional wall-works, actual concrete sculpture, light sculptures and ephemeral light works. Together these works coalesce and converse in philosophical questions of form, aesthetic experience and existence.

Artists: Rebecca Baumann, Consuelo Cavaniglia, Jannene Eaton, Robert Hunter, Brian McKay, Trevor Richards, Douglas Sheerer, Helen Smith, Trevor Vickers, Josh Webb.

More info
W: www.holmesacourtgallery.com.au
E:  Laetitia.wilson@heytesbury.com.au

Pictured:
Trevor Richards, Through and Under, 2018,
acrylic polymer paint on canvas

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Object in beige resembling cushion
August 19, Calendar, July 19, June 19, September 19, Visual arts

Visual Arts: AGWA Design – Family resemblance

15 Jun – 9 Sep @ Art Gallery of WA ·
Presented by Art Gallery of WA ·

A collection display featuring a range of (largely) ceramic works that showcase the way some of thenation’s and world’s best makers create sequences and clusters of objects. These works explore the idea that hand-making is so often about incremental and subtle shifts in focus and form, as a style and an artistic approach comes into being over time, and from form to form to form. In this mode, we might observe that singular entities in a maker’s output resemble “family groupings”.

The works selected to open this out are incredibly subtle and reserved and can be experienced as a series of the most delicate gestures and expressions of a material poetics that create, even quietly demand, a contemplative space around them. Other material looks at the ways seriality creates the conditions for meditative experience, while others still, are composed of various kinds of parts that speak to formal relationships within individual works whilst foregrounding their inventive (and often oddball) conversations with the larger world of modern and contemporary ceramic practice.

The display includes recent and older acquisitions by makers such as Ron Nagle, Gwyn Hanssen Pigott, Lucie Rie, Hans Coper, Margaret West and Sandra Black amongst many others.

More info
W: www.artgallery.wa.gov.au/whats-on/exhibitions/agwa-design-family-resemblance
E:  admin@artgallery.wa.gov.au

Pictured:
Ricky Swallow Fig. 2 2009 (detail). Jelutong (Dyera costulata), 82 x 38 x 25 cm. State Art Collection,
Art Gallery of Western Australia. Purchased through the Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation:
TomorrowFund, 2010.

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A plant appearing to grow out of soil on a chair with soil and stones on the floor
August 19, Calendar, July 19, October 19, September 19

Visual Arts: The Botanical: Beauty and Peril

6 Jul – 7 Oct @ Art Gallery of WA ·
Presented by Art Gallery of WA and Janet Holmes à Court Collection ·

This major exhibition explores the abundant beauty of the botanical world and the threats that assail it.

The Botanical: Beauty and Peril draws from the renowned collection of Janet Holmes à Court and the AGWA Collection to present a vivid, involving and sometimes disturbing journey through the diverse representation by Australian artists of the glorious kingdom of plants.

From wildflower rooms to bush fire photography, the show both celebrates the natural beauty of landscapes and plants, and raises bracing issues about environmental destruction and the land rights of Australia’s First Peoples. By turns immersive, stimulating, moving and inspiring, the exhibition is designed to stimulate conversations about our botanical world and how we live in it, and live with it.

A number of events will run in conjunction with this exhibition, including a climate change panel discussion, symposium, guided tours, collector talk, curator tours, workshops and much more. Visit the website to plan your visit.

Part of the What On Earth project at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery (opens May), Midland Junction Arts Centre (Aug), Mundaring Arts Centre (Sep) and Kings Park Festival (Sep).

More info
W: www.artgallery.wa.gov.au/whats-on/exhibitions/botanical-beauty-and-peril
E:  admin@artgallery.wa.gov.au

Pictured:
Eva Fernandez Anigozanthos flavidus 2011. Archival inkjet print on Ilford Galerie Pearl paper (laminated), 100 x 150 cm, edition AP/6. © the artist. Janet Holmes à Court Collection.

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From Broadway to La Scala
Calendar, Music, Performing arts, September 19

Music: From Broadway to La Scala

14 September @ Perth Concert Hall ·
Presented by Andrew McKinnon & Phil Bathos ·

Following two sold-out tours, From Broadway to La Scala returns with a bigger and even more exciting line up. Soaring with the exuberance of the great stage musicals and enriched with the passion of grand opera, From Broadway to La Scala has become one of the most popular orchestral concerts on the entertainment calendar.

From Broadway To La Scala will be performed by six of Australia’s most acclaimed contemporary singers including the magnificent award winning lyric coloratura soprano Emma Matthews, greatly loved tenor David Hobson, acclaimed bass-baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes, West End/Broadway star Caroline O’Connor and the brilliant young Australian tenor Alexander Lewis, who has been impressing audiences as Count Danilo in The Merry Widow for Opera Australia, The West Australian Opera and the State Opera of South Australia.

They will be joined by emerging artist Genevieve Kingsford, who made her debut as Fiona in Brigadoon and was nominated for best Leading Actress in a Musical at the Greenroom Awards.

More info
W: www.perthconcerthall.com.au/events/event/from-broadway-to-la-scala-2019
E:  boxoffice@perthconcerthall.com.au

 

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Vespers at St Mary's Cathedral
Calendar, Choral, Music, Performing arts, September 19

Music: WASO Chorus Sings: Vespers

22 September @ St Mary’s Cathedral ·
Presented by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra ·

Sergei Rachmaninov had a deep and very personal connection  to the sacred music of his homeland, which he expressed most profoundly in his reflective set of choral vespers. Separated into two parts, the evening Vespers and the morning Matins, this sublime work is drenched in rich harmonies that will resonate in the magnificent acoustics St Mary’s Cathedral.

22 September at 2pm

More info
W: www.waso.com.au/concerts-tickets/whats-on/concert/waso-chorus-sings-vespers
E:  waso@waso.com.au

Pictured: WASO Chorus Sings: Vespers

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WASO Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back
Calendar, Film, Music, Performing arts, September 19

Music: Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back – In Concert

6 & 7 September @ Riverside Theatre,
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre ·
Presented by West Australian Symphony Orchestra ·

‘No. I am your father.’
Experience the complete Star Wars film on the giant screen with John Williams’ epic score played live by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.

As Imperial Forces launch an all-out attack on the Rebel Alliance, Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) flee to Cloud City where they are captured by Darth Vader. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) journeys to the mysterious, marshy planet of Dagobah, where the wise Jedi Master Yoda teaches the young hero the ways of the Force. Little does Luke know that all his Jedi training will be called upon so soon. A stunning revelation – and a seeming life-or-death duel with Darth Vader – await.

Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts in association with 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm, and Warner/Chappell Music. © 2018 & TM LUCASFILM LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Friday 6 September at 7.30pm
Saturday 7 September at 1.30pm & 7.30pm

More info
W: www.waso.com.au/concerts-tickets/whats-on/concert/star-wars-the-empire-strikes-back
E:  waso@waso.com.au

Pictured: Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back – In Concert

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Emerson String Quartet
Calendar, Classical music, Music, Performing arts, September 19

Music: Emerson String Quartet

12 September @ Perth Concert Hall ·
Presented by Musica Viva Australia ·

Perhaps the most celebrated string quartet ever to emerge from the USA, the Emerson String Quartet is making its first Australian tour in over 19 years. Founded in 1976 and with only one personnel change in all that time, the ensemble has stacked up more than 30 recordings and countless awards. With such a pedigree, it is no surprise that the Emersons play with masterly warmth and ease: a spontaneous confidence and joy.

Naturally enough, a master string quartet has chosen to play a program of great masterpieces. Mozart, was writing with his audience very much in mind, and his quartet is full of attention-grabbing highlights and dreamy slow movements, while the vitality of folk music shapes the quartet of Dvořák. Ending the program is Shostakovich’s Fifth Quartet, which did not appear until after the death of Stalin, when its icy, wintry darkness could at last be safely brought into the light.

More info
W: www.perthconcerthall.com.au/events/event/emerson-string-quartet
E:  boxoffice@perthconcerthall.com.au

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Black is the New White
Calendar, Performing arts, September 19, Theatre

Theatre: Black is the New White

11 – 22 September @ The State Theatre Centre of WA ·
Black Swan presents A Sydney Theatre Company Production ·

Black is The New White by Nakkiah Lui

Prepare to be enthralled by a razor sharp romantic comedy that blends Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner with Meet the Fockers. At the centre is Charlotte Gibson, a lawyer with a brilliant career ahead of her. As her father Ray says, she could be the next female Indigenous Waleed Aly.

But she has other ideas. First of all, it’s Christmas. Second of all, she’s in love. The thing is, her fiancé, Francis Smith, is not what her family expected – he’s unemployed, he’s an experimental composer … and he’s white! Inviting him and his conservative parents to Christmas is a bold move that has all sorts of unintended consequences.

Adult themes, nudity
Suitability: 16+

Book via www.bsstc.com.au 

More info:
www.bsstc.com.au/plays/black-is-the-new-white
www.facebook.com/BlackSwanStateTheatreCompany
twitter.com/blackswanstc
instagram.com/blackswanstc/
vimeo.com/blackswanstc

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