Photo: Court McAllister
 A Noongar man stands in a swathe of fiery red light. He holds a spear and appears to be calling or shouting. A spray of sand suggests he has just stamped his foot. ‘Noongar Wonderland’ – more than adventures

‘Noongar Wonderland’ – more than adventures

4 March 2022

As the name promises, Perth Festival’s closing event is filled with wonder, but it’s also filled with valuable Noongar lessons about how to live and love, says Barbara Hostalek.

Reading time • 6 minutesMulti-arts
Reading time • 4 minutesDance
A woman sings on stage dressed in a shimmering green and silver long dress and headdress. She is surrounded by a large group of performers, many of them dressed in animal and bird costumes Ancient tale carries language revival

Ancient tale carries language revival

4 October 2021

A creation story and a powerful First Nations cast provide the perfect vehicle to bring the Noongar tongue to a new audience, as Rosalind Appleby and junior reviewers Emma and Liliane Wadley discover.

Reading time • 10 minutesMusic
Galup. Photo: Daniel Grant Retelling stories to rekindle the fire

Retelling stories to rekindle the fire

23 February 2021

Journeying through time and space, Galup, by Ian Wilkes and Poppy van Oorde-Grainger, takes audiences on a walking tour that reclaims Noongar history, writes Kobi Morrison.

Reading time • 5 minutesPerth Festival
Reading time • 4 minutesVisual Art

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio