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What to SEE: Songs For Freedom

23 February 2022

Lois Olney knows first hand the healing power of music. She is part of the line-up of artists performing at “Songs for Freedom”, a free outdoor concert in Melville.

Reading time • 6 minutesMusic
For the love of dogs
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For the love of dogs

5 March 2020

‘Cheeky Dogs’, Dion Beasley’s exhibition of drawings of loveable, mischievous canines, puts a smile on Jess Boyce’s face.

Reading time • 4 minutesPerth Festival
Exploring alienation in suburbia
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Exploring alienation in suburbia

4 March 2020

Jenny Scott says watching the strange ‘machinima’ film, Hudson Valley Ruins is compelling at times, and unsettling at others.

Reading time • 4 minutesPerth Festival
The meaning of home
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The meaning of home

3 March 2020

Belinda Hermawan looks at two powerful art exhibitions at the John Curtin Gallery that investigate the structure and meanings of home.

Reading time • 6 minutesPerth Festival
Rhythms of life
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Rhythms of life

3 March 2020

Jenny Scott finds much to contemplate in the three video works by Tina Havelock Stevens that make up ‘Thunderhead’.

Reading time • 4 minutesPerth Festival
Powerhouse performance
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Powerhouse performance

3 March 2020

Sandra Bowdler admires the passion, commitment and energy of legendary blues singer Mavis Staples.

Reading time • 4 minutesPerth Festival
Perth’s back in black
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Perth’s back in black

2 March 2020

As Perth Festival parties to an end, David Zampatti joins thousands of AC/DC fans in black T-shirts and bad hair-dos on the Highway to Hell.

Reading time • 6 minutesPerth Festival
Gospel with a little extra
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Gospel with a little extra

1 March 2020

Under the first clear sky for days, Ara Jansen feels moved, roused and blessed by the gospel mix of The Blind Boys of Alabama.

Reading time • 5 minutesPerth Festival
Bold new ‘Fidelio’ soars
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Bold new ‘Fidelio’ soars

29 February 2020

Rosalind Appleby finds the contemporary themes of Alison Croggon’s new libretto sit comfortably in Beethoven’s opera, Fidelio.

Reading time • 6 minutesPerth Festival
Acts of bravery
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Acts of bravery

28 February 2020

Between gasps at the performers’ feats, Isabelle Leclezio finds herself deeply moved by Leviathan’s message.

Reading time • 5 minutesPerth Festival

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio