Reading time • 7 minutesVisual Art
A series of line drawings suggestive of sign language actions against a pink pixellated background ‘Our Language’ – found in translation

‘Our Language’ – found in translation

17 February 2022

In all their diverse forms, languages are ultimately about the human need for connection, as Belinda Hermawan finds at this Perth Festival exhibition.

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An Aboriginal painting of a European ship. The ship is a white silhouette against a brown and white striped background. Visual Arts – sailing on ‘Wardan’

Visual Arts – sailing on ‘Wardan’

11 January 2022

Perth Festival’s choice of wardan – the ocean – for this year’s festival theme plays out beautifully in its visual arts selection. Ara Jansen plunges in to pull out some highlights.

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Promotional image for Your Arts Playground. The words

Introducing Your Arts Playground, Seesaw’s new podcast

30 June 2021

Not sure where to find out what’s happening in WA’s arts scene? Feel like you’re always hearing about the cool new shows, concerts and exhibitions after they’ve finished? Check out Your Arts Playground, a new monthly podcast from Seesaw’s managing editors, Nina Levy and Rosalind Appleby.

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A series of creatures made of pom poms. Each pom has a face and legs Breaking the rules to tantalise the senses

Breaking the rules to tantalise the senses

14 June 2021

Who says artworks should be for the eyes only? In two new exhibitions, DADAA offers a multi-sensory experience that feels fun and refreshing, writes Kim Kirkman.

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Meg Honey Parry A selfie of a woman with a bright red pixie hair cut. She is doing an arabesque and you can see her extended leg in the background. Also in the background is a painted grey brick wall with a mural of a dancer painted on it. What’s in a selfie?
The Festival Sessions

What’s in a selfie?

20 January 2021

Who amongst us hasn’t posted a #selfie on social media? The selfie is a ubiquitous part of contemporary pop culture, but are these snapshots preventing us from living in the moment? This is just one of the questions Tamsyn Heynes is asking in her new Fringe World work #selfie.

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Three large men flex their muscles. The image is a negative and the figures are in darkness. They look like they're dancing. and each figure is tinted, one yellow, one blue and one red. Feast of art feeds local appetites

Feast of art feeds local appetites

10 December 2020

It’s time to dump cultural cringe. This year’s visual arts program at Perth Festival is both bigger than before and almost 100% local. It’s exciting and a chance for everyone to put a little more art into their lives. Ara Jansen reports.

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Breaking through isolation

Breaking through isolation

5 August 2020

WA’s lockdown meant physical isolation, but the subsequent plethora of online performances and activities has allowed many to engage in arts experiences that might otherwise be out of reach. Claire Trolio reflects on the doors that have been opened by the pandemic.

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Four brightly coloured metal sculptures alongside a footpath, peeping from between the grasses Little creatures by the sea

Little creatures by the sea

13 March 2020

Mandy White is the first DADAA artist to participate in Sculpture by the Sea. Rosalind Appleby talks to the award winning artist about the stories behind her supernatural bush creatures.

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Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa and Pavan Kumar Hari. image credit Daniel J Grant.jpg Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa and Pavan Kumar Hari. image credit Daniel J Grant.jpg Cream of the crop 2019

Cream of the crop 2019

13 December 2019

Which shows were Seesaw writers’ favourites this year? What were the highlights and lowlights for the arts in WA? And which artists will our contributors be looking out for in 2020? As 2019 draws to a close, Seesaw writers reflect on the year that was and the year that will be.

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Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio