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The Seesaw Lounge

The Seesaw Lounge: Winter 2020

A virtual foyer for conversations with artists, arts leaders and friends.

The Seesaw Lounge hosts WA artists and arts leaders in conversation with Seesaw editors, presented live via Zoom. BYO beverage and join us for a chat with movers and shakers from WA’s vibrant arts community… all in the comfort of your own home. Hosted by Seesaw editors Rosalind Appleby and Nina Levy, all conversations will include an audience Q&A.

Seesaw thanks Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, West Australian Ballet and West Australian Opera for supporting the inaugural series of the Seesaw Lounge.

Aurélien Scannella. Photo: Frances Andrijich

Behind the scenes at the ballet:
A conversation with Aurélien Scannella, Artistic Director of West Australian Ballet

Host: Nina Levy
Wednesday 24 June, 2020, 6pm

As West Australian Ballet invites audiences back into the studio for the first time since the COVID restrictions were announced, this conversation with WAB Artistic Director Aurélien Scannella will give you a fascinating insight into the artistic machinations of the company.

Topics will range from bringing work to the stage amidst pandemic restrictions, to the process of spotting and developing talented dancers… and everything in between.

Presented via Zoom, this event is FREE to Friends of Seesaw. Head to the Friends Login page to book your spot.

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Lee Kinsella

The Cruthers Collection goes virtual:
A conversation with curator Lee Kinsella

Host: Nina Levy
Wednesday 1 July, 2020, 6pm

Did you know that Australia’s largest public collection of women’s art, The Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, lives in Perth, at The University of Western Australia?

Now the Cruthers Collection is about to expand its presence into the virtual realm. The Collection’s curator, Lee Kinsella, will join Seesaw editor Nina Levy to share her specialist knowledge of and insights into the collection, and describe how UWA is offering opportunities for the public to engage with this significant and unique art collection.

Presented via Zoom, this event is FREE to Friends of Seesaw. Head to the Friends Login page to book your spot.

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Chris van Tuinen




The Telephone:
A conversation with Chris van Tuinen, music director of West Australian Opera

Host: Rosalind Appleby
Friday 17 July, 6pm

Unusual times call for unusual opera. West Australian Opera’s new production of Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Telephone is opera as you’ve never seen it before, unfolding over Zoom.

Join Chris van Tuinen for pre/post show drinks as we get to the heart of what makes an opera. You can check out WAO’s COVID interpretation of The Telephone on YouTube before you arrive or wait until the talk is over and then dive in.

Presented via Zoom, this event is FREE to Friends of Seesaw. Head to the Friends Login page to book your spot.

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Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio