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Anita Churchill wide shot courtesy Grace Lillian Lee and Chris Baker Local threads
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Local threads

18 April 2022

It’s one thing to buy locally designed clothes… but what about locally designed fabric? Nina Levy did some digging and discovered a plethora of textile designers working right here in WA.

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Three men and a woman stand on a harbour with blue sky and water behind them Film studio in Perth an epic flop
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Film studio in Perth an epic flop

3 March 2022

The vision splendid of a movie-making palace on the mouth of the Swan River has been shattered with Mark McGowan’s announcement that his government would not deliver on its election promise. Mark Naglazas investigates.

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A series of line drawings suggestive of sign language actions against a pink pixellated background ‘Our Language’ – found in translation
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‘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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One man makes sense of the world
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One man makes sense of the world

1 February 2021

Isabelle Leclezio is fascinated by the creative output of the late Ross Seaton, known as ‘the Walking Man’, a reclusive but prolific artist who worked to make sense of the world.

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The Witch and the Goat Rehearsal for 'The Witch and the Goat'. Two woman stand near the front of the stage, possibly on a small podium. One stands, the other sits. Both are dressed in white. The woman who is standing brandishes a large stick. She wears a furry robe. The woman who is sitting has her hands on her knees. She looks straight at the camera. In the background two masked performers, also dressed in white, look on. Abstract floral projections create a set. Facing fear through fairy tale
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Facing fear through fairy tale

12 January 2021

For thousands of years, storytelling has helped people to cope with the unpredictable nature of human existence. This concept is at the heart of local performance company Existence Theatre, whose Fringe World 2021 work The Witch and the Goat is a timely fairy tale that reminds viewers that change cannot happen if we are driven by fear.

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Images Copyright Susie Blatchford of Pixel Poetry A small boy stands proudly in front of a colourful mural . In amongst the multicoloured patterned circles are the words: Friendship in Forrest Street. An older man stand to one side of the mural. Both the man and the child are smiling proudly. Take a walk on the art side
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Take a walk on the art side

13 November 2020

Take a walk down Forrest Street in Fremantle over the next couple of weeks and you’ll notice something special. The street has been turned into a walking art gallery by local artist and resident Alex Desebrock. Nina Levy chatted to Alex to find out about the Forrest Street Banner Project, and the creative practice behind the work.

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Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio