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Calendar, December 19, November 19, Visual arts

Visual Arts: Don’t Stare at the Sun/ for Too Long

29 Nov – 19 Dec @ PS Art Space, Fremantle ·
Presented by Amy Perejuan-Capone ·

New work by Amy Perejuan-Capone in collaboration with her dad Greg Perejuan. This major project explores communication and bravery as elemental to resilience. In collaboration with her dad, an amateur aviator since he was 16, Amy has built a 1:1 scale facsimile of his ultralight aircraft. The grand gesture is an examination of complicated personal histories, the aircraft symbolising critical points of disruption and connection as well as an overarching and inherited drive for adventure that forms a basis for hope.

Opening: Friday 29 Nov, 6.30pm – 8:30pm
Exhibition: 30 Nov-19 Dec 2019
Gallery Open: Tue-Sat 10am-4pm
Closing Event/extended gallery hours: Thur 19 Dec, 5pm-8pm

More info
W: www.psas.com.au/pages/program/dont_stare_at_the_sun_for_too_long/
E:  amy@wilhelmwilhelm.com

Pictured: Legacy (film still), 2019

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Calendar, Choral, December 19, Music, Performing arts

Music: Bach’s Christmas Oratorio

13 December @ Perth Concert Hall ·
Presented by St George’s Concert Series ·

The cream of WA musicianship, conducted by Artistic Director Joseph Nolan, performs a Christmas favourite. Exquisite soloists sing with the Orchestra of St George and the highly acclaimed St George’s Cathedral Consort, to raise your Christmas spirit with the spine-tingling music of Bach.

More info
W: www.perthconcerthall.com.au/events/event/bachs-christmas-oratorio
E:  boxoffice@perthconcerthall.com.au

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Calendar, December 19, November 19, Visual arts

Visual Arts: ArtsHum 2019

28 Nov – 5 Dec @ Edith Cowan University, Mount Lawley Campus ·
Presented by School of Arts and Humanities ·

ECU Mount Lawley’s annual graduate exhibition, ArtsHum 2019, will open Thursday, 28 November, showcasing the finest of graduating student work from the School of Arts and Humanities.

ArtsHum 2019 is an exploration of the various creative disciplines on offer at ECU, with simultaneous exhibitions from students, commending their skill and vision while on the cusp of entering their respective industries. Highlights of the event include a live fashion show in the Edith Spiegeltent, visual arts in the Painting Studios, photography in the Spectrum Project Space, film and video screenings from undergraduate and postgraduate WA Screen Academy students, and the Alumni Walk of Fame featuring past successful School of Arts and Humanities graduates.

Exhibition runs Friday, 29 November to Thursday, 5 December between 9.00am and 4.00pm, excluding the weekend.

Fashion’s Graduate Show, Twelve, will open Friday, 13 December at 7.00pm and is a ticketed event at $20 via Sticky Tickets.

More info
W: www.ecu.edu.au/artshum-exhibition
E:  p.monger@ecu.edu.au


Pictured:  ArtsHum 2019, Credit: Stephen Heath





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Calendar, December 19, Music, Performing arts

Music: Lotterywest Christmas Symphony

14 December @ Langley Park ·
Presented by West Australian Symphony Orchestra ·

Following the success of last year’s inaugural Christmas Symphony which drew a crowd of 30,000, WASO is delighted to return for an even bigger and better event in 2019!

Led by conductor Guy Noble and soprano Emma Pettemerides, Christmas Symphony will feature a  complete program of Christmas classics from ballet, opera and the big screen. Families can sing-along to Jingle Bells and Joy to the World while also enjoying classical favourites including Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess: Summertime and Tchaikovsky’s ever-popular 1812 Overture, featuring a spectacular fireworks-filled finale.

This magical evening will feature more than 150 performers on stage including West Australian Symphony Orchestra, WASO Chorus and special guests including the one and only, Santa!

More info
W: www.waso.com.au/concerts-tickets/whats-on/concert/christmas-symphony
E: waso@waso.com.au

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Calendar, December 19, November 19, Performing arts, Theatre

Theatre: The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s production of A Christmas Carol

22 Nov – 7 Dec @ Stirling Theatre, Innaloo ·
Presented by Stirling Theatre ·

A dramatic massacre is about to occur at Stirling Theatre – but it’s not quite what you think. The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s production of A Christmas Carol is a comedy about the horrors of stage stuff-ups, bloopers and blunders. Everything that could go wrong,does go wrong, as the evening unfolds with missed cues, forgotten lines and collapsing scenery.

Written by David McGillvray and Walter Zerlin Jnr, it comes from a series of plays about the fictional  Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society trying to put on a production. Each show is filtered through the society’s unique blend of misplaced enthusiasm, ego, inappropriate casting and extremely bad acting.

The first of the series debuted at the 1976 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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Pictured: The Christmas dinner scene goes awry when actors Peter Neaves, left, Nikki Di Camillo and  Fran Gordon find the stage manager only put out one chair for them.

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Calendar, December 19, Exhibitions, January 2020, November 19

Exhibition: Civic Visions | Council House 1954 – 1963

7 Nov – 17 Jan @ Council House, Perth ·
Presented by City of Perth ·

After decades of discussions, a national architecture competition attracted more than 60 entries to design a new Town Hall for the city of Perth. This result was Council House, now acknowledged as a heritage jewel which brought Perth into the Modernist age as the international spotlight shone on the city. This free exhibition reveals the story of  the competition, the controversy, and shows unique views inside the building using historic documents, films, and the latest 3D scanning.

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, excluding public holidays, till 17 January 2020.
Special opening on 15 November 2019 till 8pm as the Christmas Lights Trail opens.
Also participating in Open House Perth 2019, November 16 and 17 2019.

More info
W: visitperth.com.au
E:  artcollection@cityofperth.wa.gov.au

Pictured:Civic Visions from the City of Perth Cultural Collections.

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Calendar, December 19, Performing arts, Theatre

Theatre: Lemon

3 – 7 December @ The Blue Room Theatre ·
Presented by Theatre Arts ·

Theatre Arts at Curtin’s Hayman Theatre presents Lemon, written by Gita Bezard and directed by Adam Mitchell.

It’s hard not to be cynical when the world is on fire. This new play weaves together characters struggling with the destruction of the planet, the pessimists, the fighters and those who see the world through lemon tinted glasses.

Annie is interviewing for apocalypse friends. Storm believes that love will come if you just ask loud enough. Daniel is going to save the world as soon as he gets his blog started, you just wait and see. “Lemon” is an ecological comedy about finding the joy in hopelessness.

More info
W: https://blueroom.org.au/events/lemon/
E:  haymantheatre@curtin.edu.au

Pictured: Lemon

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Calendar, December 19, Music, Performing arts

Music: AMERICA – 50th Annniversary Tour

8 December @ Perth Concert Hall ·
Presented by Bluesfest Touring ·

AMERICA return to Australia to kick start the summer. Celebrating their 50th Anniversary, the iconic Classic Rock and Grammy Award winning duo, Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell will perform some of their best known classic hits from the ’70s and 80s including ‘Ventura Highway’, ‘Horse with No Name’,  ‘I Need You’, ‘Don’t Cross the River’, ‘Tin Man’, ‘Sister Golden Hair’, and ‘You Can Do Magic’.

Lead singers, songwriters and guitarists Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell, continue to transcend  borders with their uplifting music and positive message. Embracing a rainbow on divergent cultures,  AMERICA’s audience continues to grow, comprising a loyal legion of first, second and third generation  fans, all bearing testament to the group’s enduring appeal.

More info
W: www.perthconcerthall.com.au/events/event/america
E:  boxoffice@perthconcerthall.com.au

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Calendar, December 19, November 19, Performing arts, Theatre

Theatre: Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks

22 Nov – 7 Dec @ Melville Theatre, Palmyra ·
Presented by Melville Theatre ·

Swing dance, tango, foxtrot and cha cha combine to serve up lessons in tolerance and acceptance in Melville Theatre’s end-of-year show. Written by Richard Alfieri and directed by Geoffrey Leeder, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks is a comedy about an ageing yet formidable retiree who hires an acerbic dance instructor to teach her. The antagonism between the Florida woman, the widow of a Southern Baptist minister, and her gay dance instructor soon gives way to profound compatibility. During the sixth and final lesson, she reveals a closely guarded secret and he shares his greatest gifts – loyalty and compassion.

Since its first performance in 2001, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks has been translated into 14 languages with productions in 24 countries. The play has established itself as an international hit and is one of the most produced shows the world.

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Pictured: Formidable retiree Lily Harrison (Suzannah Churchman, left) takes dance lessons from the acerbic Michael Minetti (Manuao TeAotonga).

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Calendar, December 19, November 19, Visual arts

Visual Arts: Out on a Limb Exhibition

13 Nov – 8 Dec @ The Zigzag Gallery, Kalamunda ·
Presented by: Lynne Mitchell, Denise Gillies & Rose van Son ·

Out on a Limb: a new joint exhibition by artists Lynne Mitchell and Denise Gillies with poet Rose van Son, where art interprets poetry and poetry interprets art. This exhibition brings together a collection of new mixed media artworks with a printmaking bias, produced by Lynne and Denise both collaboratively and individually. Each artwork is accompanied by a Haiku based poem composed by Rose van Son.

The Out on a Limb exhibition will be opened on 16 November by poet, publisher and photographer, Coral Carter, at Zigzag Gallery, Kalamunda. The exhibition also runs every day until Sunday 8 December

More info
W: www.zzcc.com.au
E:  zzcc@kalamunda.wa.gov.au

Pictured: Autumn Glow by Lynne Mitchell & Denise Gillies

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