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

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.

Reading time • 8 minutesVisual Art
Reading time • 10 minutesMulti-arts
Tanya Lee speaking at Night School. Photo: Tasha Faye Redefining the meaning of success

Redefining the meaning of success

20 October 2020

What do you say to recent fine arts graduates when the outlook for the arts and for humanities education appears to be so bleak? Artist Tanya Lee found the words at the closing event for PICA’s ‘Hatched 2020 National Graduate Show’.

Reading time • 10 minutesVisual Art
Against a background of bright primary colours and black and white geometrical shapes, two figures stand draped in all manner of colourful garments and objects. Technicolour courage

Technicolour courage

20 August 2020

What can be found in the extravagantly coloured and textured world of xhe (online)? Patrick Gunasekera tuned into Zoom to find out.

Reading time • 6 minutesDance
Michelle Vine, Affirmation Tub, 2018 A woman lies in a fur lined bath tub. She is wearing headphone. Permission for self-care

Permission for self-care

21 July 2020

PICA’s annual “Hatched: National Graduate Show” takes a turn towards compassion this year, discovers Jaimi Wright.

Reading time • 6 minutesVisual Art
Let's Make Love, Jen Jamieson Proximity Festival 2017, Photo: PAVLOVA Two women sitting on a blue mattress, having a conversation. Making art in uncertain times

Making art in uncertain times

21 May 2020

Jen Jamieson is an artist whose participatory works are about human connection. In this Q&A with Nina Levy, Jamieson describes the ways in which social distancing has impacted on her artistic practice, her work in youth mental health and her life in general.

Reading time • 9 minutesTheatre
A work by Annie Huang. The piece is white with detailed black lines that curlicue their way across the canvas. Hatching at home

Hatching at home

20 May 2020

Local emerging artist Annie Huang tells Nina Levy how she’s managing the challenges of being an emerging artist and a post-graduate student in COVID times.

Reading time • 9 minutesVisual Art
Photo of Chalkroom activity at PICA Navigating the pandemic

Navigating the pandemic

19 March 2020

As arts organisations cancel events around the country, Nina Levy takes a look at the impact of the pandemic on the West Australian arts sector, how the Government can help, and what your arts experiences might look like as social distancing becomes the norm.

Reading time • 10 minutesVisual Art
Rhythms of life

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
Photo: Daniel James Grant Daley King standing at a trolley, mixing up a lipstick. Lip-slicking history lecture

Lip-slicking history lecture

31 January 2020

Jonathan W. Marshall learns about the history of lipstick while Daley King whips up a batch in Lipstuck.

Reading time • 3 minutesFringe World Festival

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio


Cleaver Street Studio