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August 19, Calendar, July 19, Painting, Sculpture, September 19, Visual arts

Visual Arts: Princeon and Hold On!

19 Jul – 8 Sep @ Mundaring Arts Centre ·
Presented by Joan Johnson & Kate Hallen ·

Two new exhibitions on display at Mundaring Arts Centre from 20 July – 8 September explore the landscape of dementia from the perspective of a loved one. The distinctive  solo exhibitions by local artist Joan Johnson and Brisbane based artist Kate Hallen underscore the impact of the condition on both the individual and their families.

These artists tell their unique stories with distinctively different outcomes,  Johnson working with sculpture and Hallen paint; to present a multi-layered and emotive response to a condition which affects many.

Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm
Saturday & Sunday 11am – 3pm

More info
W: www.mundaringartscentre.com.au/
E:  info@mundaringartscentre.com.au

Pictured: Kate Hallen, Going back (detail), 2019, oil and charcoal on canvas, 106.5 x 76.5cm.  Credit: Adam John Waters.

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August 19, August 19, Calendar, Exhibitions, July 19, September 19, Visual arts

Visual Arts: Other Suns: Cult Sci-fi Cinema & Art

26 Jul – 14 Sep @ Fremantle Arts Centre ·
Presented by Fremantle Arts Centre ·

Celebrating the optimism of space travel and a diversity of voices, view works by 20 local, national and international artists who embrace the science fictional imagination. Artists explore the detritus of the future, the ecologies of other spaces, and the polymorphic technologies of tomorrow.

The human imagination unveiled on digital screens, in junkyard sculptures, and at all points in between. From terraformed suburbs to ancient landscapes, the pleasures of the limitless flesh to alternative manifestations of space travel. The universe and dreams, dreams and desires, the surrealism of science fiction and minds unleashed: Other Suns engages with the individual imagination as the key element in the science fiction vision.

Opening: 6:30-9pm. Friday 26 July
Exhibition runs Sat 27 July – Sat 14 September

More info
W: www.fac.org.au/whats-on/post/other-suns-cult-sci-fi-cinema-art/
E:  artscentre@fremantle.wa.gov.au

Pictured: Jacob Pander and Marne Lucas, Incident Energy (film still), 2013, 4-channel infrared video, duration 20 minutes. Courtesy and copyright the artists.

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Calendar, Film, July 19, Lectures and Talks

Other Suns Curator’s Lecture: Jack Sargeant

26 July @ Fremantle Arts Centre ·
Presented by Fremantle Arts Centre ·

In conjunction with Other Suns: Cult Sci-Fi Cinema and Art, Curator and Revelation Perth International Film Festival Program Director Jack Sargeant (UK) will deliver a lecture prior to the official opening of the exhibition.

Sargeant is an internationally regarded curator, film programmer and writer specialising in cult film, underground film and independent film. He is the author of several books including Flesh & Excess: On Underground Film, Against Control and Deathtripping: The Cinema of Trangression. Not to be missed by sci-fi aficionados, his lecture is titled Concrete: an autobiographical account of science fiction obsessions.

The lecture will be from 5-6 pm on Friday 26 July.

More info
W: www.fac.org.au/whats-on/post/suns-curators-lecture-jack-sargeant/
E:  artscentre@fremantle.wa.gov.au

Pictured: Astro Morphs, Astro Morphs Ascension, 2018

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August 19, Calendar, July 19, Visual arts

Visual Arts: Ciao!

11 Jul – 12 Aug @ Chicho Gelato, Northbridge ·
Presented by Alina Tang, Nikki Lundy, Joanna Sulkowski ·
Carly Lynch & Tim Meakins ·

At some point, a trip to Northbridge will end at Chicho. It’s a rite of passage.

What perhaps goes unseen, is the slew of local artists that connect in this gelateria. Beyond being a purveyor of tasty treats, Chicho forms a melting pot for many of Perth’s creatives. This year, Chicho is celebrating these unique artists of Perth through the exhibition Ciao! Five local artists have been invited to respond to the experience, space or flavours that Chicho embodies.

In collaboration with Ciao! Chicho has designed a flavour that responds to the artworks created – only on the menu for the duration of the exhibition!

So, enjoy a scoop of Perth’s local art scene, through works by Alina Tang, Carly Lynch, Nikki Lundy, Joanna Sulkowski & Tim Meakins.

More info
W: www.facebook.com/events/556360144895349/
E:  info@chichogelato.com

Pictured: Chicho Gelato, credit: Danica Zuks

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Calendar, July 19, Music, Performing arts

Music: Christmas in July

25 July @ Church of the Resurrection, Swanbourne ·
Presented by The Giovanni Consort ·

In the second concert of their 2019 series, The Giovanni Consort will examine the  world of Winter, and how many composers reflect this season in their works. Composers such as Ola Gjeilo, Francis Poulenc and Benjamin Britten successfully portray coldness in their music, especially those that have a Christmas theme.

Joining this list of household names are lesser known composers including Sven David Sandstrom and Þorkell Sigurbjörnsson, who deserve an equal level of recognition for their captivating uses of harmony and melody.

Artistic Director Hugh Lydon will conduct The Giovanni Consort as they perform music that will warm the soul. Joining Hugh to conduct will be Ry Charleson, who will be directing the Consort for the first time. Ry has curated the program, and has carefully selected music that will bring a wintery perspective of Christmas to WA.

The Giovanni Consort will perform these hypnotic works in the iconic surroundings of the Church of the Resurrection in Swanbourne and the adjoining hall, which will be converted into a German style Christmas market for the first half of the concert.

Mulled wine and other delicacies will be served throughout the performance.

More info:
www.giovanniconsort.com

Pictured: Christmas in July, credit David Penco

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August 19, Calendar, Festivals, July 19

Festivals: The Blue Room Theatre presents Winter Nights

23 Jul – 03 Aug @ The Blue Room Theatre ·
Presented by the Blue Room Theatre ·

This year, Winter Nights, Perth’s newest festival of experimentation and ideas, cements  itself as one to watch! With programs such Ground Up (a platform for artists to develop work in real-time over the festival), to play readings, panels and a range of eclectic, and innovative presentations – Winter Nights boasts a cavalcade of culture, craft, and conversation.

This season is teaming with artistic badassery with Van Badham at the helm, and an inaugural keynote lecture to open the Festival from new Director of the Chamber of Arts and Culture, and former Artistic Director of Perth Festival, Shelagh Magadza. Come for the imaginative presentations, and stay for the insightful forums – Winter Nights is a soiree in to the creative underbelly of Western Australia. Check out the full program at The Blue Room Theatre’s website.

More info
W: https://www.blueroom.org.au/seasons/winter-nights/
E:  ryan@blueroom.org.au

Pictured: The Blue Room Theatre Winter Nights, credit: Ryan Sandilands

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August 19, Calendar, July 19, Visual arts

Visual Arts: (cross)hatched

19 Jul – 1 Aug @ YMCA HQ Gallery, Leederville ·
Presented by room01 collective ·

19 Jul – 1 Aug @ YMCA HQ Gallery, Leederville ·
Presented by room01 collective ·

room01 collective’s debut exhibition, (cross)hatched brings together graduate artists from local institutions as a celebration of their achievements. The exhibition aims to offer a platform for emerging careers outside of an educational setting.

The exhibition organisers are students themselves and believe in the importance of facilitating  young artists entering the industry. Aimee Dodds, Grace Hewitt, Annie Huang, Stirling Kain, Claudia Minutillo, Elizabeth Smith, Molly Werner and Jaimi Wright are the initial members of room01 collective.

(cross)hatched is a volunteer-based curatorial project that will not “curate” submissions, rather it will create space in the gallery for any artwork that is offered by its maker. On display are the graduate projects of artists who completed their final studio unit in 2018. The organisers hope that it will exhibit the breadth and depth of contemporary concerns in emerging artistic practices.

Opening event: Friday July 19th, 6.00pm
Open: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday, July 22nd –August 1st, 2019
YMCA HQ Gallery is at 60a Frame Court Leederville 6007

More info
W: www.facebook.com/events/371219043578641/
 www.instagram.com/room01collective/
E:  room01collective@gmail.com

Pictured: Annie Huang, “Neither To Nor Fro”, 2018

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Calendar, July 19, Lectures and Talks

Artist Floor Talk with Agatha Gothe-Snape

27 July @ Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) ·
Presented by PICA & Agatha Gothe-Snape ·

Trying to Find Comfort in an Uncomfortable Chair is a celebration of hidden stories.

Artist Agatha Gothe-Snape has followed the thread of histories from work in the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art at the University of Western Australia and has gained a unique and vital insight into Australia’s only public collection of women’s art.

Join Agatha Gothe-Snape, with curators Gemma Watson and Charlotte Hickson, as they guide us through the research and development, stories and hidden gems, comfort and discomfort of what it means to share personal experience with personal practice.

Saturday 27 July, 3pm

More info
W: pica.org.au/show/artist-floor-talk-agatha-gothe-snape/
E:  info@pica.org.au

Pictured: Agatha Gothe-Snape, Every Artist Remembered with Elizabeth Pulie, 2009, from the series Every Artist Remembered (Firstdraft), posca pen on arches paper, framed. 183 x 155 x 7cm, CCWA 950 Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, The University of Western Australia. Credit:  Robert Frith. © Courtesy the artist.

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Calendar, July 19, Lectures and Talks

An illustrated lecture with Nicholas Mangan

24 July @ Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) ·
Presented by PICA & Nicholas Mangan ·

Nicholas Mangan’s work challenges us to question the histories embedded in objects, structures, and documents of human culture. How often do we consider the effects of  human activity on the natural environment? Mangan – one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists – calls for us to interrogate these narratives, and asks us to imagine possible futures.

Come down for this illustrated lecture, led by Mangan, through lines of research and anecdotal histories that have informed the development of his revealing project Termite Economies.

More info
W: pica.org.au/show/illustrated-lecture-with-mangan/
E:  info@pica.org.au

Pictured: Image AMS467_035_354 – man sawing section out of termite mound nest.
Courtesy Australian Museum Archives. Credit: Anthony Musgrave

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Calendar, Jazz, July 19, Music, Performing arts

Music: Hanna Kim Trio & Ben Matthews presented by PJS

17 July @ The Ellington Jazz Club ·
Presented by Perth Jazz Society ·

PJS Presents a double bill performance from pianists Ben Matthews and Hanna Kim.  Both pianists will perform a diverse set of original music. Korean-born Hanna Kim  moved to Perth in 2014, and formed “Hanna Kim Trio”, comprised of Francisco Javier Munoz Melo on drums and Jonathan Chen on bass guitar.

After a decade performing as both a sideman and bandleader with some of Australia’s top-tier musicians, WAAPA graduate pianist Ben Matthews turned his focus to composition in late 2015. He has written and recorded in a range of genres such as jazz, film music, neo-soul and improvised solo piano music. 5 of Ben’s compositions have been nominated as finalists for WAM Song of the Year awards (2011, 2015, 2016, 2018). His latest release, ‘This Too Shall Pass’ (2018) explores concepts of darkness, balance, gesture and storytelling through music.

More info
W: www.ellingtonjazz.com.au/event/hanna-kim-trio-ben-matthews-presented-by-pjs/
E:  secretary@perthjazz.com 

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