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Maniya Amin Dehghan, Harry Hamzat, Satchen Lucido and Happyness Yasini. Presented by Perth Festival and co-produced by Performing Lines WA and Encounter. Four young people of colour stand on stage. At the front one young woman points hopefully at something out of shot. The set is the deck of a boat. Cream of the crop 2021
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Cream of the crop 2021

15 December 2021

Which shows were Seesaw Mag’s favourites this year? We ask our writers to reflect on the year that was… and the year that will be.

Reading time • 10 minutesMulti-arts
Cornucopia of craft surprises and delights
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Cornucopia of craft surprises and delights

5 October 2021

Ambitious and diverse, Fremantle Arts Centre’s instalment of ‘IOTA21: Curiosity and Rituals of the Everyday’ is a seamless continuation of the celebration of contemporary craft that began at John Curtin Gallery, discovers Craig McKeough.

Reading time • 7 minutesVisual Art
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Your Arts Playground: October

28 September 2021

Wondering what to SEE in WA in month? From circus to opera, craft to literary fiction, the October episode of Seesaw’s podcast, Your Arts Playground, has you covered!

Reading time • 5 minutesMulti-arts
Yee I-Lann, (Malaysia), Pangkis, 2021, single channel video, duration 9 minute 30 second loop, Image courtesy of artist. A group of seven men are dancing, their heads linked together by a tangle of wires. Celebration of craft is a stunner
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Celebration of craft is a stunner

22 September 2021

The first of the Indian Ocean Craft Triennial’s centrepiece exhibitions weaves together the disparate cultures of the Indian Ocean rim in ways that Craig McKeough finds profound.

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L-R: Maxxi Minaxi May, Deconstructing beauty, 2003, plastic dolls, paint, foamcore and wood, 105 x 21 x 5.7 cm, Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, The University of Western Australia. Copyright and courtesy of the artist. Glenys Hodgeman         
Death is never out of style, 2000                              
cotton embroidery on paper burial shroud, 194 x 157 cm
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Lilla Lowe, Apples and apple blossoms, 1896, oil on cedar panel, 90 x 26.5 cm, Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, The University of Western Australia.  Three artworks appear alongside one another. On the far left is a shelving unit - each shelf contains plastic doll body parts, sorted by type. In the middle is A piece of white fabric with various human organs embroidered in red thread, as well as the words Le mort est jamais se demode. On the right is an oil painting of apples and blossoms on cedar wood. Getting to the heart of matter
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Getting to the heart of matter

17 September 2021

There’s a matter that deserves your attention at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, says Jaimi Wright.

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Your Arts Playground podcast: September

26 August 2021

It’s festivals galore this month, with the Awesome Festival, the Indian Ocean Craft Triennial and the Merredin Festival coming up! Hear all about those and more on Your Arts Playground.

Reading time • 3 minutesMulti-arts
Paula Hart's award winning work 'Jacaranda'. 'Jacaranda' is a façade of industrial scale lace, made from bobbin lace wire that has been woven into man-made industrial mesh fencing. The universal language of craft
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The universal language of craft

18 August 2021

Ahead of the opening of the inaugural Indian Ocean Craft Triennial, Jaimi Wright caught up with craft advocates Paula Hart and Carola Akindele-Obe to talk about why its time for craft to receive the recognition it deserves.

Reading time • 9 minutesVisual Art

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Cleaver Street Studio

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