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What's on in Perth: The Hoopla Sessions. Pictured is a group of people standing amongst inflatable sculptures, decorated in brightly coloured stripes What to SEE: July gig guide
What to SEE

What to SEE: July gig guide

22 June 2022

Got the rainy day blues? Our July gig guide is packed with shows and exhibitions that will warm your heart.

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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’
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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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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.

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Merrick Belyea, Brigadoon, oil on board, 5 panels. Each panel 122.5 x 91.5cm, image courtesy of artist.  Three abstract works, painted in rich earthy tones. A well-deserved win for Belyea
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A well-deserved win for Belyea

1 December 2021

In an impressive field, it’s the confidence of experience that distinguishes Merrick Belyea’s work, writes Craig McKeough.

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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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Mary-Lou Divilli,_Bilbijy, 2019, photographic print. Image courtesy of the artist and Waringarri Aboriginal Arts  copy 2 A portrait photograph of a First Nations man. His face is lit by a projection of a traditional painting, perhaps of a boomerang, depicted in yellow, white and red ochre dots. Unearthing the state’s storytellers
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Unearthing the state’s storytellers

28 May 2021

As the name suggests ‘The Alternative Archive’ is an exhibition that breathes life into the concept of archives, discovers Jaimi Wright.

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But nothing is as it seems
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But nothing is as it seems

1 March 2021

The startlingly realistic sculptures and installations by Abdul-Rahman Abdullah in ‘Everything Is True’ issue a challenge to apply our own versions of the truth to them, Craig McKeough writes.

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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
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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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Photo: Anthony Tran Cream of the crop 2020
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Cream of the crop 2020

9 December 2020

It feels more important than ever to celebrate the arts in 2020. And so, in spite of the challenges faced by the arts community this year, we are thrilled to bring you Seesaw’s annual ‘Cream of the Crop’ round-up, in which we ask our writers to reflect on the year that was and the year to come.

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Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio