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Performance | Theatre

City of Perth Winter Arts Season 2012 PROUDLY SPONSORED BY

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Welcome to the biggest City of Perth Winter Arts Season ever, with over 150 events from more than 60 participating arts organisations, businesses and independent artists. This year’s programme combines world class home grown talent with some exciting international flavours. Our eighth Winter Arts Season promises cutting-edge concepts and world-class artists who will impress Perth audiences across all genres of theatre, film, comedy, opera, literature, dance, visual arts, poetry and cabaret. Why not turn your Friday into a fabulous night out with late night shopping, a pre-show meal at one of the city’s cosy restaurants or a drink at one of the many fine small bars. The Winter Supper Club at the Perth Town Hall undercroft is a new event for 2012, offering the opportunity to sample a range of traditional European dishes and to meet some of the talented performers taking to the stages of Perth during this winter season. I encourage everyone to come into the city, to be entertained and inspired by the artists and performers that will make this year’s Winter Arts Season one to remember and enjoy.

The Right Honourable, the Lord Mayor Ms Lisa Scaffidi

Over the years, the City of Perth Winter Arts program of events and the audiences have grown in numbers and diversity. This winter, you will be treated to more than 150 events from more than 60 arts organisations, businesses and independent artists. As Minister for Culture and the Arts, I’m pleased that this year’s program once again includes contributions from our State collecting institutions and State performing arts companies. The Art Gallery of WA will be hosting an exhibition of photographs by Jeff Wall and Picasso to Warhol: Fourteen Modern Masters from New York’s Museum of Modern Art; the WA Museum will be home to a Dinosaur Petting Zoo; and the State Library of WA will be showing free films to celebrate the National Year of Reading. Black Swan State Theatre Company will bring to the stage Tim Winton’s Signs of Life; WA Opera will present Lucia di Lammermoor; WASO will perform twelve concerts as part of the festival; and the world premiere play Madame Ballet  will  celebrate  the  60  year anniversary of the WA Ballet and its founder.

03 Introduction 04 Theatre 11 Dance 14 Cabaret 18 Comedy 20 Music 39 Visual Arts 50 Film 53 Literature 56 Youth & Family 61 Wine & Dine 66 Calendar 69 Map 70 Sponsors

INTRODUCTION

Contents

The City of Perth Winter Arts Season has been developed and promoted by the City of Perth with participating arts organisations. Cover art by Cam Campbell featuring art by Stormie Mills in Howard Lane, Perth

1 June – 31 August showmeperth.com.au

I encourage you to enjoy all these wonderful cultural experiences this winter.

John Day Minister For Culture And The Arts

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Performance | Theatre

I (Honestly) Love You

Les Affreux

Hello my name is

The Blue Room Theatre and Damon Lockwood

The Blue Room Theatre and The Spectre Theatre Company

The Blue Room Theatre and Nicola Gunn in association with Theatre Works

A heartfelt experience for all those who have been in love, and for all those who ever wanted to be…

“Are you there? It doesn’t matter. I already know you are. I know you are listening to this. Do you think you got out? Do you think this is where it stops? I can see you. I can see you right... now.”

Hello my name is wants to get to know you in a nonthreatening, conversational type way. It’s warm like a spring day and unexpectedly fun like a game of table tennis. It is set in a community centre, which is just a room we’ll call a community centre. We hope you can join us.

This new work by award-winning playwright Damon Lockwood is a story of love gained, love lost, and love thrown around a bit. I (Honestly) Love You sees age old enemies togetherness and honesty tangle desperately as two people who can only tell the truth at all times fall deeply, madly and passionately in love. The team that brought you Horse Head and Short Four Play explores the deepest of all human emotions in a fast-paced satire packed with wit, insight and humour. Written and directed by Damon Lockwood Featuring George Gayler, Jimmy James Eaton, Talei Howell-Price and Damon Lockwood Set and costume design by Cherie Hewson Lighting design by Mike Nanning Until 2 June 8:30pm Tuesday – Saturday Box office and bar open 7:30pm Meet the Artists Wednesday 23 May Auslan interpreted Saturday 26 May

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What if, in the end, your mistakes are all that make you? What if people know things about you, things that even the ones you love don’t know? Alex, a journalist returning from the Arab Spring, is about to learn that your mistakes are never dead and buried. Enter the mysterious and dark world of Les Affreux (The Frightful Ones) in this young company’s debut production. Once they have you, there is nothing you can do… Written and directed by Wade K. Savage Featuring Rina Freiberg, Ethan Tomas and Caris Eves Lighting design by Stephen Warren Designed by Alana Starcevich 22 May – 9 June 7pm Tuesday – Saturday Box office and bar open 6pm Meet the Artists Wednesday 30 May

Melbourne-based creator Nicola Gunn, a UK Stage Award nominee (Best Solo Performer, 2011 Edinburgh Fringe), makes emotionally and visually evocative work with subversive humour about the complexities and mysteries of everyday life. “Delivered brilliantly… her performance gleefully jumps the line between genius and madness... A real delight for the discerning, and so good that you might walk out.” - THREEWEEKS, Edinburgh Conceived, directed & performed by Nicola Gunn Co-created by Carlee Mellow Dramaturgy by David Woods Sound design by Luke Paulding Lighting design by Gwen Holmberg-Gilchrist 12 – 30 June 8:30pm Tuesday – Saturday Box office and bar open 7:30pm Meet the Artists Wednesday 20 June Auslan interpreted Saturday 23 June


Performance | Theatre

Black As Michael Jackson… & Other Identity Monologues

Yirra Yarns

The Blue Room Theatre and Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company

The Blue Room Theatre and Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company

“I’m not racist but…” If us blackfellas had a dollar for every time we heard that…. We’d be rich unna?!?!?!

Over five nights The Blue Room Theatre will host Aboriginal poetry, improvisation, comedy and storytelling from some of Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company’s finest performers in celebration of NAIDOC Week.

This series of monologues is the first collaboration between emerging writer Michelle White and Deadly Award-winning co-writer/performer Karla Hart, drawing from the pair’s own real life experiences. A raw, emotional and at times irreverent look at race, identity and what it’s like to actually want to be proud of identifying as Aboriginal. 19 June – 7 July 7pm Tuesday – Saturday Box office and bar open 6pm Meet the Artists Wednesday 27 June

3 – 7 July 8:30pm Tuesday – Saturday Box office and bar open 7:30pm

All tickets $25 / $20 conc. (Yirra Yarns $20/ $15 conc.) Previews and Groups 8+ $15 Book for Black as Michael Jackson… and Yirra Yarns in one transaction and pay only $30!* *Phone and box office only, not available online. blueroom.org.au | 08 9227 7005

Venue The Blue Room Theatre 53 James Street Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge

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Performance | Theatre

In Tender Hands by Peter Bibby | Janus Entertainment

Peter Bibby’s new play taps into his long association with Broome; its isolation, brutal and engrossing history, and its pantheon of intriguing ‘colourful’ characters. Magda Kazan rocks international Broome when she goes pearling in her own sweet way. Her fate embodies the dynamic of a fearless woman’s role in the future Australia of supposed multi-culture. We are post-WWII and the Japanese are back. Pearling is reborn and the melting pot is bubbling — life or death underwater, romance above it. The young generation just do it their way in the tin shack paradise where Broome tides, the real giant tides, are the tides of change.

Madame Ballet by John Aitken | Janus Entertainment

A scandalous liaison gives birth to one of Perth’s enduring cultural institutions. John Aitken’s new play Madame Ballet chronicles a personal and artistic partnership that was both tempestuous and fragile, but is ultimately a celebration of the creative spirit in isolation. The play charts the remarkable journey of Madame Kira Bousloff, former Prima Ballerina of the Ballets Russes, and her partner, prolific composer James Penberthy, as they struggle against small town prejudice to create the West Australian Ballet Company. They dance on stages ranging from His Majesty’s Theatre in Perth to moon-patterned beaches in Broome as they merge the magical ballet of old Europe into a new world of blazing light, outrageous colours and great rolling ocean swells. Featuring Alinta Carroll as Kira Bousloff. 2012 marks the 60 year Diamond anniversary of the founding of the West Australian Ballet. More Diamond Anniversary events pg 14 & 30 6 – 16 June 7:30pm Monday – Saturday Preview 2pm 6 June Matinees 11am Thursday & 2pm Saturday

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Peter’s writing career began in the 60s with poetry and theatre. He won the Tom Collins poetry Prize twice and the Donald Stuart and Lyndall Hadow Short Story prizes. He has been published in magazines and anthologies and broadcast in a range of media. Peter was dramaturg for Jimmy Chi’s Bran Nue Dae and was nominated for an Emmy Award, US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 2006, for an episode of Seconds From Disaster, the Bali Bombing. 8 – 18 August 7:30pm Monday – Saturday Preview 2pm 8 August Matinees 11am Thursday, 2pm Saturday

All tickets $56 / $49 conc. | $29.50 student | $20 student rush Family (2 adults + 2 children or students) $147 Groups 10+ $49 / $42 conc. + 1 ticket free bocsticketing.com.au | 08 9484 1133 booking fees apply

Venue Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of WA 174 - 176 William Street Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge


A Melbourne Theatre Company production presented by Duet

Songs for Nobodies, the newest by renowned Australian playwright Joanna Murray-Smith, was written especially to showcase the extraordinary talents of Australian singer and actress Bernadette Robinson. In this critically acclaimed one-woman show, directed by Simon Phillips, Robinson plays five ordinary women and five iconic singers; Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Billie Holiday, Edith Piaf, and Maria Callas. Each ‘nobody’ recounts an intimate tale of how her life was transformed by an encounter with one of the icons. With phenomenal control of tone and accent, Robinson seamlessly brings to life each nobody and each legendary singer. Her voice shifts from the smokey blues of Billie Holiday to the thrilling soprano of Callas, via Garland, Cline and Piaf, with consummate ease.

The Importance of Being Theatrical Museum of Performing Arts, His Majesty’s Theatre

Centre stage in this exhibition of treasures is a gift from the late producer Diana Bliss - a spectacular gown, with an equally spectacular cape, worn by Gordon Chater when he played Oscar Wilde’s greatest creation, Lady Bracknell. Surrounding this showstopper are costume designs by the esteemed artist Harald Vike, hand written letters from Nobel Prize winner Patrick White, and the Museum of Performing Arts (MOPA) own exclusive collection of Beatles photographs on the set of the film Help! MOPA houses more than 40,000 catalogued items of theatre memorabilia collected by historian Ivan King. Glamorous costumes, photographs, press clippings, scripts, scores and other historic pieces are publicly exhibited at the Museum, DownStairs at the Maj, with a new exhibition every three months. The oldest item in the Museum collection dates back to 1854 – a beautiful silk programme from a Perth performance of amateur theatricals.

Performance | Theatre

Songs for Nobodies

22 June – 1 July 7:30pm Tuesday - Saturday 6pm Sunday 24 June & 7:30pm Sunday 1 July Matinees 3pm Saturday, 2pm Sunday 24 & Wednesday 27 June Tickets Tuesday – Thursday: A Reserve $89 / $71 conc. / Groups 8+ $69 | B Reserve $83 Friday – Saturday: A Reserve $95 / $75 conc. / Groups 8+ $71 | B Reserve $89 Matinees & Sunday: A Reserve $79 / $71 conc. / Groups 8+ $69 bocsticketing.com.au | 08 9484 1133

booking fees apply

Venue Heath Ledger Theatre State Theatre Centre of WA 174 - 176 William Street Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge

11 June – 31 August 10am – 4pm Monday – Friday Entry by gold coin donation or item of memorabilia Venue DownStairs at the Maj 825 Hay Street Perth 08 9265 0900 www.mopa.com.au

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Performance | Theatre

It’s Dark Outside

The School for Wives

by Tim Watts and Arielle Gray | A Perth Theatre Company Commission

by Molière | Perth Theatre Trust, State Theatre Centre and Bell Shakespeare

The creators of the international multi-award winning production The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer have created another heartfelt adventure. Using puppetry, mask, animation and live performance they deliver a grand, epic western about death, redemption and dementia.

A fresh take on Molière’s classic comedy directed by Lee Lewis and translated by Justin Fleming.

As the sun sets, an old man and his noble tent go wandering into the wild. He is losing his mind. Swept up in a surreal world, he is on the run. Meanwhile, a mysterious tracker has caught the scent and is hell bent on hunting him down. While he can try and run away from the life he once knew, he can’t hide from everything. 29 June – 14 July 8pm Monday – Saturday Matinees 4pm 7 & 14 July Tickets $36 / $33 conc. Preview and Groups 10+ | $25 student Opening night: $46 / $43 conc. bocsticketing.com.au | 08 9484 1133 booking fees apply

Venue Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of WA 174 - 176 William Street Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge

Falling in love is never easy. Take our hero for instance. Now here’s a guy who wants desperately to get married but is afraid that a smart woman will cheat on him. His ingenious solution? Enlist the help of a local convent to raise a girl so stupidly innocent she won’t know the first thing about cheating - let alone the last. In his mind she will be ever-faithful. The perfect wife. But is she? Molière is the master of French classical farce and The School For Wives is one of his most hilarious works.Following on from her success with Twelfth Night, Lee Lewis directs this fresh new translation from Justin Fleming of Molière’s comedic train-wreck of a love story that tangles innocence with arrogance – and the other way around. 11 - 14 July 7.30pm Wednesday – Saturday Matinee (Audio Described) 2:15pm 14 July Captioned 7:30pm 13 July Tickets A Reserve $65 / $60 conc. | B Reserve $60 / $55 conc. | $25 student bocsticketing.com.au | 08 9484 1133 School and Group discounts available on 9321 6831 or groups@bocsticketing.com.au

booking fees apply

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Venue State Theatre Centre of WA 174 - 176 William Street Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge


Performance | Theatre

Signs of Life

The Mousetrap

by Tim Winton Black Swan State Theatre Company and Sydney Theatre Co

Michael Coppel, Louise Withers, Linda Bewick in association with Adrian Barnes and by arrangement with Mousetrap Productions Ltd London

Alone in her farmhouse on the riverbank one night, Georgie Jutland hears noises out on the highway – car doors, voices, weeping. She’s recently widowed and a little spooked. It’s not just her – the entire world feels wrong, as if the land beneath her feet is dying. It hasn’t rained for years. The river has dried up and the olive grove is beginning to wither around her. After the longest wait, a figure slowly emerges from the darkness. A man, an Aborigine, seeks help. He says he needs petrol. His sister is out in the car, screaming. They’ve been sleeping in it for days. Can Georgie help? Should she trust them? And what do you do when guests settle in and show no inclination to move on? Bitter and funny, this is a story about people with uncertain futures navigating with only shreds of the past to guide them. Continuing the story of Tim Winton’s award-winning novel Dirt Music, Signs of Life reflects on the ways in which people with radically different histories form awkward, spiky alliances in order to survive. 31 July – 18 August 7:30pm Tuesday – Saturday Previews 21 & 30 July, 7:30pm Matinees 11am 2 August; 2:15pm 4, 11 & 18 August; 5pm 12 August Tickets $69.50 / $54.50 conc. | Groups 8+ $53.50 (1 ticket free with every 10) Previews $52.50 | $29.50 student | $24.50 student rush | Family (2 adults + 2 children or students) $158 bocsticketing.com.au | 08 9484 1133 booking fees apply

Venue State Theatre Centre of WA 174 - 176 William Street Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge

Agatha Christie’s

At Monkswell Manor, the news on the radio reports that a murder that has taken place in London. Mollie and Giles Ralston, the young owners of the once regal estate, recently converted into a guesthouse, hardly notice the news. They are far too busy preparing for the arrival of their first guests and concerned that the heavy snowfalls may prevent the guests from reaching their destination. As the guests arrive safely and the Manor becomes snowed in, a policeman arrives on skis suspecting one of the seven occupants may be the killer. After a second murder occurs in the Manor, Sergeant Trotter is convinced. Suspects include the young married couple, a spinster with a curious background, an architect who seems better equipped to be a chef, a retired army major, and an unexpected visitor who claims his car has run into a snowdrift. During his interrogation, Sergeant Trotter uncovers the many mysterious secrets of everyone present as he tries to solve the murder in true Christie style. 14 – 26 August 8pm Tuesday – Saturday Matinees 3pm Sunday, 1pm Thursday 16 & Wednesday 22 August 2pm Saturday 18 & 25 August Tickets $40 - $120 bocsticketing.com.au | 08 9484 1133

booking fees apply

Venue His Majesty’s Theatre 825 Hay Street Perth

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Performance | Theatre

ACTORS STUDIO

Actors Boot Camp

WA Youth Theatre Company

WA Youth Theatre Company

This series of 3-hour training sessions is aimed at tertiary acting students and emerging performers, led by a mix of tutors covering a range of subjects; Shakespeare, Impro, Stage Fighting, Character, the monologue and more even object theatre!

If you think you’re tough and disciplined enough for Acting School try five days of WAYTCo’s Boot Camp for Actors. Professional tutors will challenge, work and inspire you to new levels.

13 June – 15 August Wednesdays 6-9pm Cost $50/session or all nine sessions for $350 Book 4 and get the 5th free (subject to availability (WAYTCo members 50% off if booked by 8 June – membership only $25) 08 9226 2144 waytco.com

This week-long intensive workshop will give young actors (15 – 25) the experience of the pressures and joys of acting school. The format will be similar to major tertiary courses - skill classes in the mornings and creative project work in the afternoon. Professional theatre artists and teachers Phil Thomson, Caitlin Beresford-Ord and Garreth Bradshaw will take you on a journey full of sweat, emotion and personal discovery, helping you to find a strong voice, flexible body and a multitude of characters. This is a fantastic primer for anyone considering an actor’s life. 9 – 13 July 9:30am – 5:30pm Monday – Friday Cost $440 (WAYTCo members 50% off if booked by 15 June – membership only $25) 08 9226 2144 waytco.com Venue King Street Arts Centre 357-365 King Street Perth

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Performance | DANCE

Fragile Directed and choreographed by Cadi McCarthy Buzz dance Theatre

Life can be pretty tough… unable to keep up with schoolwork, being bullied, parents fighting all the time, siblings picking on you. Thumb wrestling with an imaginary friend is way more fun! A young girl escapes into a world of her imagination with nothing but games and a whole pile of adventure. Incorporating puppetry and animation, Fragile shows how to cope with feelings and relationships to find a positive way to move forward. 16 – 26 June Tuesday – Thursday 11am & 1pm Friday 11am & 6:30pm Saturday 6:30pm Tickets $25 / $18 conc. | $10 under 12yrs | Family $60 trybooking.com/TRD | 08 9226 2322 School bookings available on admin@buzzdance.com.au | 08 9226 2322 Venue Dolphin Theatre, University of WA 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley

Breaking Out Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

WAAPA’s 3rd Year Dance students reveal a little bit about themselves, their hopes, dreams, fears and fantasies through these highly original and fresh choreographic works. Breaking Out is a selection of new work devised by the graduating dance students with their peers and involving equally imaginative use of music, mostly original scores written, performed and recorded by WAAPA’s Composition & Music Technology students. Dare to be entertained. 21 – 25 August 7:30pm Tuesday – Friday, 2pm Saturday Tickets $24 / $19 conc. on sale from 24 July WAAPA Box Office 9:30am-3:30pm Monday-Friday: 08 9370 6895 Foyer of Building 1/2 Bradford St, Mount Lawley Door sales cash only. Venue Dolphin Theatre, University of WA 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley

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Performance | DANCE

MoveMe dance festival

28 August – 2 September

Over six days the city will pulse with dance the likes of which Perth has never seen before! The inaugural MoveMe dance festival celebrates an exciting time for dance in Western Australia. STRUT joins Ausdance WA to present the festival, offering a feast of performances, forums, showings and workshops as well as the prestigious Australian Dance Awards in Perth for the very first time. www.moveme.org.au

Faun and Harakiri Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui / Didier Théron STRUT dance

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Faun on a double bill with Didier Théron’s Harakiri will connect provocative choreography from across the world. In 2012 STRUT celebrates the 150th year since Debussyâs birth and 100 years since Nijinskyâs The Afternoon of a Faun, with Cherkaouiâs alternative look at the eponymous creature. For the Australian premiere Faun, Cherkaoui examines the animalistic nature of human movement and the power of mythology. Harakiri was premiered in Australia by STRUT in 2009 and has been remounted to be performed by six of WA’s most celebrated dancers. Didier Theron is a renowned maker of cutting-edge provocative dance works. His piece Harakiri is a highly physical and emotional work centring on the Japanese notion of self-sacrifice. 29 & 30 August, 7:30pm Tickets $40 / $35 conc bocsticketing.com.au 08 9484 1133

booking fees apply

Venue State Theatre Centre of WA 174 - 176 William Street Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge

Cheap Lecture & The Cow Piece Jonathan Burrows / Matteo Fargion STRUT dance

Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion return to Perth to open the inaugural MoveMe dance festival with this exclusive Australian premiere. Following their sold out performances in 2009 of three duets Both Sitting Duet, The Quiet Dance and Speaking Dance, excitement is growing for their onenight only performance. Cheap Lecture (2009) is a philosophical and humorous performance set to music - a rant about empty hands, audience, time, repetition and dancing, drawing us ever-outwards into a series of unforeseen images and digressions. The Cow Piece (2009) follows, testing to the very limit the rules we have just been hearing. Using objects, text, movement and sound, The Cow Piece is a chaotic meditation upon dance, music and mortality. “There are few performers who can hold an audience captive like this double act: the timing of every note, shrug, laugh and gesture is awesome. Five stars.” - Judith Mackrell, The Guardian, London “Occasionally feeling gloomy during some performance or other, I’ve wished that a fedup theater goblin would whisk away the show I’m watching and deposit Burrows and Fargion in its place.” - Deborah Jowitt, New York 28 August, 7:30pm

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tickets $28 / $24 conc pica.org.au 08 9228 6300

Venue Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts 51 James St Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge


tiny little tragedies

Ausdance WA

Alice Lee Holland | STRUT dance

The signature event of the festival will be the esteemed Australian Dance Awards.

STRUT presents the world premiere of this WA contemporary dance work; bittersweet reminders of our humanity, fragility and failings, created by Alice Lee Holland.

Celebrate this year’s achievements in Australian dance with the presentation of 12 awards in an evening that showcases outstanding performances by some of Australia’s leading dance artists and companies. 1 September, 7:30pm Tickets $48 Ausdance Members / $60 Non members $22 School groups (limited tickets available) bocsticketing.com.au | 08 9484 1133 booking fees apply

A Choreographers Handbook Jonathan Burrows STRUT dance

To close the 6 day MoveMe dance festival, an open panel discussion with Jonathan Burrows will take place with Chrissie Parrott and Sue Peacock. As part of 2012 UNWRAP Season, STRUT seeks to enhance critical debate by unravelling the art of risk taking, questioning and revelation with artist talks, workshops and forums.

A tiny little tragedy is the living memory of a particular event that resides permanently in the body. The events that inspire these memories are intimate, quiet instances, involving just one or two people (tiny) where something happens in a single moment that can never be undone (tragic). When triggered, these memories overwhelm the body, bringing the past to the present like a physical déjà vu.

Performance | DANCE

Australian Dance Awards

An enviable cast of contemporary dancers is led by the physically poetic and critically acclaimed Paul White. The result is devastatingly beautiful choreography and movement that is achingly magnetic. 29 August – 1 September 6pm Wednesday & Saturday 8pm Thursday & Friday Tickets $28 / $24 conc bocsticketing.com.au 08 9484 1133 booking fees apply

This free panel discussion welcomes the public, dance lovers and dance makers to come together and engage with the creation of contemporary dance. The esteemed panel members will share with the audience their personal processes of inquiry, inviting a deeper insight into their work. 2 September, 11am FREE entry

Venue State Theatre Centre of WA 174 - 176 William Street Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge

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Performance | Dance & cABARET

COMING SOON…

Pinocchio West Australian Ballet with WASO

15 – 29 September Venue His Majesty’s Theatre 825 Hay Street Perth

Spot Light @ The Kings ft. Casey Edwards & Izaak Lim

Open Mic Night with Tim Howe on Piano Paul Peacock’s Underground Cabaret

Paul Peacock’s Underground Cabaret

Spot Light @ The Kings showcases the talents of two performers: Casey Edwards is well known in Perth for her performance of Fantine in Les Miserable at the Regal Theatre; and Izaak Lim is regular performer in Perth’s professional theatre and cabaret world. 16 June

Bring your sheet music or backing track to your favourite Musical Theatre song and sing in front of our friendly and supportive crowd. You may get to sing with some local Underground Cabaret stars. Open Mic nights are always a huge hit so be sure to book early. 7 July

All shows 8pm Doors open 6pm Meals available Tickets $10 trybooking.com

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Venue The Kings Perth Hotel 525 Hay Street Perth 0439 935 536


Performance | CABARET

CABARET SOIREE: OPENING DOORS Perth Theatre Trust and DownStairs at the Maj

Perth’s own Lucy Durack, star of the smash hit musical Wicked and soon to charm as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde - The Musical, returns in a new show by award-winning contemporary composer and lyricist Matthew Robinson, hot on the heels of his latest turn in NYC. Step on in for an unmissable performance as this dynamic pair perform the very best of Robinson’s catalogue and share a secret or two along the way. Music & lyrics by Matthew Robinson Featuring Lucy Durack & Matthew Robinson with a 3-piece band 20 – 23 June 7.30pm Wednesday – Friday 6:30pm & 9pm Saturday

CABARET SOIREE: GUY/DOLL Perth Theatre Trust and DownStairs at the Maj

Buckle up for another blaze of breathtaking reinvention. The latest offering from the team behind the sold-out hits Tomfoolery, Parodies Lost and You’ve Got That Thing bends gender and upends convention. Taking classic songs from musical theatre and popular culture, there’s just one rule: all songs must be performed by a member of the opposite sex! Devised by Izaak Lim, Nick MacLaine and Andrew Williams. Musical direction by Jangoo Chapkhana Featuring David Bowyer, Corinne Cowling, Julia Jenkins & Will O’Mahony 27 – 30 June 7.30pm Wednesday – Friday 6:30pm Saturday

CABARET SOIREE: WELL SWUNG Perth Theatre Trust and DownStairs at the Maj

“My career is failing so I have to do a swing show.” Direct from the sell-out success of his critically acclaimed smash hit show, The Fabulous Frances Faye in Australia, cabaret wild child Nick Christo drags his brand new mother-of-a-show kicking and screaming into town. Join him for rare cuts of juicy jazz standards and sticks of bubblegum pop, all sliced and diced to perfection by a razor sharp wit, in a bawdy night of toe-tapping numbers like That’s Life, Cry Me a River and more. Devised by Nick Christo. Directed by Neil Gooding. Featuring Nick Christo & Chrystal de Grussa Musical direction by Johannes Luebbers 4 – 7 July 7.30pm Wednesday – Friday 6:30pm Saturday

All tickets $45 / $40 conc $35 Brainbox Addict bocsticketing.com.au 08 9484 1133 booking fees apply

Venue DownStairs at the Maj 825 Hay Street Perth

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Performance | CABARET

CABARET SOIREE: TWO WEEKS IN PARIS Perth Theatre Trust and DownStairs at the Maj

CABARET SOIREE: KITCHMAS IN JULY! A Stocking Thriller Perth Theatre Trust and DownStairs at the Maj

Take a musical journey through the streets of the world’s most romantic city as Analisa Bell reminds us why we love Paris. Step into the boulangeries et fromageries, climb les escaliers to the Sacré Coeur, dansez le Can Can at the Moulin Rouge, stand at the apex of the Eiffel Tower and sound the bells of Notre Dame. Experience la vie en rose with her silky smooth renditions of Edith Piaf, Josephine Baker, Jacques Brel, Charles Aznavour, Maurice Chevalier and more. Ooh la la. Devised by Analisa Bell Featuring Analisa Bell & her Can Can dancers with Piano & Accordion Musical direction by Mia Brine 11 – 14 July 7.30pm Wednesday – Friday 6:30pm Saturday

Internationally accomplished performers Rhoda Lopez and Chloe King will tickle your tinsel, jingle your bells and bewitch your baubles as they repackage Christmas in July and bring their own brand of mischievous sparkle to a soundtrack of much loved and tongue-in-cheek Yuletide classics. All they want for Kitchmas... is you! Devised by and featuring Chloe King & Rhoda Lopez Directed by Craig Williams Live cartooning by Nate Doherty Musical direction by Mia Brine 18 – 21 July 7.30pm Wednesday – Friday 6:30pm Saturday

All tickets $45 / $40 conc | $35 Brainbox Addict bocsticketing.com.au | 08 9484 1133 booking fees apply

Venue DownStairs at the Maj 825 Hay Street Perth

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Barefaced

Sugar Blue Burlesque

Black Market Cabaret brings you entertainment from the dark corners of town. This a show that brings you a variety of burlesque and cabaret performers from Sugar Blue and the greater performing arts community. Come down to The Bakery to see the best Cabaret, Circus and Burlesque Entertainment in Perth. Hosted by the very funny and charismatic MC Swingin’ Sammy Poopenmeyer, Black Market Cabaret will feature performers from Sugar Blue Burlesque & special guests. Based in Perth, Western Australia, Sugar Blue Burlesque is both a performance troupe and burlesque academy. Reminiscent of the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, Sugar Blue Burlesque presents a unique blend of classic burlesque and elaborate vintage costumes, with authentic vintage dances, circus, comedy, music and crowd pleasing theatricality!

Barefaced Stories is Perth’s one-of-a-kind storytelling night - honest, upfront and refreshingly entertaining yarns from some of our city’s best solo raconteurs, be they lawyers, comedians, mums or pro-wrestlers.

Performance | COMEDY

Black Market Cabaret

Barefaced Stories

Nominated for FRINGE WORLD’s Best Program award, Barefaced Stories brings together people from all walks of life, armed only with the truth and a microphone. Some stories are laugh-out-loud funny, some are heartbreaking... others are downright perverse! Featuring a fresh line-up and theme every show, no two Barefaced nights are ever the same. Enjoy the cosy surrounds of The Bird and settle in for this unique night of entertainment. Find us at barefaced.com.au, befriend Brutally Frank on Facebook, or check out our podcast on iTunes for more info. 26 June, 24 July & 28 August, 8pm Doors open 7pm.

20 June, 7:30pm

Tickets $10 on the door (free after 10pm)

tickets Presale $23 / $21 conc $25 / $23 conc @ door nowbaking.com.au

Venue The Bird 181 William Street Northbridge

Venue The Bakery 233 James Street Northbridge

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Performance | COMEDY

The Comedy Shack See Australia’s finest comedians as they stop by Perth between world tours (Melbourne Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Comedy Festival), mixing it with some of the best live comedy performers from overseas, interstate and WA, plus a few open mic spots for new talent.

The Laugh Resort Comedy Club Laugh Resort Inc.

Our new home at Rosie O’Grady’s Arena Lounge is the perfect place to warm up your laughing gear this winter. Settle in with a pint and see a stellar line-up every Wednesday of home grown talent and visiting guest comedians. Dave Callan, Claire Hooper, Rove, and “Hughsey” are just some of the stars who started out at The Laugh Resort. You never know who’ll be next! Help celebrate our 21st year of making funny with Perth’s best comedians before they become mega-stars.

Chuckles Comedy Gong Night

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5 June, 3 July, 7 August (1st Tuesday of every month) 7:30pm. Doors open 6:30pm. Meals available.

Tickets $18 / $15 conc. @ door.

6 June – 29 August Every Wednesday night 8:30pm. Doors open 8pm.

Venue Rosie O’Grady’s Northbridge Cnr James & Milligan Streets Northbridge Infoline: 0421 821 320

Tickets $12 / $10 conc. @ door

Chuckles Comedy

25 June, 30 July, 27 August (last Monday of every month)

There is no other comedy night like it in Perth. On the last Monday of every month up to 20 comedians will throw down one liners, audience heckles and more to try and remain on stage past the 5 minute mark. YOU DECIDE what’s funny with three randomly selected audience judges for each round during the night.

Tickets $10 @ door or trybooking.com/ BBEi

Venue The Burger Shack 418 Murray St Perth 0402 847 739

Venue Elephant & Wheelbarrow 53-55 Lake Street, Northbridge 0424 571 388


Performance | COMEDY

An Englishman, An Irishman and A Scotsman EIS & The Comedy Lounge

An Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman will return in 2012 for one night only with three international stand-ups for an unforgettable night of world class comedy, exclusive to Perth. This live comedy extravaganza features only the very best hand-picked comedians from those rain lashed North Sea islands which by some quirk of history, or their awful weather, never fail to produce some of the world’s most hilarious comics. Renae Sayers

Prepare to laugh ‘til you cry as Brit turned Melbournian Jeff Green hosts Gavin Webster (England), Ian Coppinger (Ireland) and Vladimir McTavish (Scotland). Famed in their own countries, this year’s trio is guaranteed to have you in stiches, laughing and dancing in the aisles. Bring your British or Irish relatives along and give them a night to remember with some grown up laughs, straight off the plane from the Home countries. 14 July, 8pm Tickets Premium Reserve $84.90 / $79.90 conc. A Reserve $69.90 / $64.90 conc. premier.ticketek.com.au Venue Riverside Theatre Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre 21 Mounts Bay Road Perth

Malcolm Dix

Scitech Comedy Debate Scitech

Scitech invites you to an evening of witty banter, scintillating science and lively disputes for National Science Week. See stand-up comedians, media personalities and science communicators battle it out to win the ultimate debate. Amongst the line-up will be comedians Andrea Gibbs and Malcolm Dix, and science boffins Renae Sayers and Emma Donnelly. 14 August, 7:30pm Tickets scitech.org.au | 08 9215 0700 Venue ABC Studios 30 Fielder Street, East Perth Emma Donnelly

Jeff Green

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Performance | MUSIC

Experience some of the world’s finest musicians over 2 weeks at The Ellington, Perth’s intimate, New York style jazz club and one of Australia’s best.

Barney McAll (NYC)

Bob Hurst (NYC)

Josh Kyle (UK)

Sean Coffin (Sydney)

The Ellington Winter Jazz Fest

The Ellington Winter Jazz Fest

The Ellington Winter Jazz Fest

The Ellington Winter Jazz Fest

Pianist, keyboardist, composer, arranger and Grammy nominee Barney McAll grew up in Melbourne and has worked with Australian artists such as Vince Jones, Kate Ceberano and Renee Geyer, touring Australia and Europe. He moved to New York in 1997 after being invited to join The Gary Bartz quartet and continues to tour internationally. He has also played with Kurt Rosenwinkel; Dewey Redman; Maceo Parker; Doug Devries; Kenny Garrett; Vernel Fornier; Badal Roy; Stefon Harris; Jimmy Cobb; Eddie Henderson; Gary Costello; Ben Monder; Mark Turner; Peter Apfelbaum; Bernie Worrell; Alan Browne; Billy Harper; Jim Black; Steve Turre; and Roy Ayers.

Robert Hurst is a highly respected and well recognized composer, bassist, educator, recording artist, and business man. His cultivation into a membership of talented musicians from around the world was fostered by lengthy tours and award winning recordings featuring: Charles Lloyd; Wynton Marsalis; Branford Marsalis; Dave Brubeck; Harry Connick Jr; Terrence Blanchard; Tony Williams; Nicholas Payton; Sting; Carl Allen; the legendary Pharaoh Sanders; Chris Botti; and Diana Krall. Over the years, Professor Hurst has won four Emmy Awards, five Grammys, performed on several RIAA-Gold recordings, and has received Top Ten and Five Star recognition around the Globe. He has also enjoyed directing, arranging, and composing for NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno for nearly a decade. In this show he will be performing in a trio format with saxophonist Jamie Oehlers.

Relocating to the UK in 2009, Josh was quickly identified as one to watch, described as “standing out in a town full of singers” by London’s premier jazz publication. Gaining support from UK heavyweight Claire Martin OBE (BBC Radio 3 presenter and jazz vocalist) Josh was quickly working with the best in town.

Sean Coffin has been a stalwart in the Sydney jazz and music scene for over twenty years, performing mostly with his original groups the Coffin Brothers (20 years); Medicinal Purpose; SCQUINT; Eff Sharp and The Theory of Nostrils; and the Sean Coffin Trio. Also an influential teacher, Sean’s ten years living and studying in Boston and New York with George Garzone, Joe Viola and Bob Mintzer set the considerable foundation for his dynamically powerful improvising and compositional style which will be on display in Perth for the first time.

30 & 31 May, 8pm Doors open 7pm

Josh Kyle – Vocals | Tom O’Hallaran – Piano Chris Tarr – Drums | Sean Coffin - Sax

Tickets Table seating $25 | Standing $15

2 June, 8pm Doors open 6pm

“(McAll’s) ability to craft memorable themes is matched by a feel for the atmospheric... Now established on the intensely competitive New York jazz scene, he plays here with some of the city’s leading musicians... demonstrating throughout that he is a talented composer as well as gifted keyboardist” – Rolling Stone Magazine

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27 May, 6pm Doors open 5pm

A chance meeting with bassist/ producer Geoff Gascoyne (Jamie Cullum) saw the beginning of a musical partnership that would see Josh release his debut album Possibilities as a part of the London International Jazz Festival in 2011 to rave reviews. It was also album of the week on Jazz FM UK and Josh is excited be releasing it in Australia with a national tour including The Ellington. “Josh Kyle’s unfailingly beautiful tone, crystal clear articulation and super fine phrasing announces a singer with a real jazz sensibility” – Jazzwise, UK

Tickets Table seating $25 Standing $10

3 June, 6pm Doors open 5pm Tickets Table seating $15 | Standing $10


The Ellington Winter Jazz Fest

Samuel Yirga’s musical life so far has been full of obstacles: social restrictions, family regulations, hurdles thrown up by life. Yet in the face of it all, the young and gifted pianist who grew up in the capital of Ethiopia and the centre of the heady mix of music known as Ethiojazz, has at last had his time to shine.

The Collaboratory with DaNiel Susnjar (USA), mumblefunk & Kynan Tan Perth Jazz Society and The Ellington Winter Jazz Fest

Bringing contemporary and classical jazz, celebrated pop songs from the golden era of Ethiopian music, traditional Ethiopian rhythms and deeply-felt classical piano undertones, this young man from Addis has opened up a whole new door on a musical genre and region which has already grabbed the interest of many around the world.

Featuring Simon Jeans on guitar and Danny Susnjar on drums, (.....mumblefunk) is a long running collaboration born from a mutual love of spontaneity, interaction and improvisation. Collaborating for this performance is Kynan Tan, one of Australia’s hot new talents working in the worlds of sound art, electronic and electroacoustic music. This meeting of minds will be sure to result in something unpredictable! Normally in the US, this is also a rare chance to see Susnjar performing in Perth.

4 & 5 June, 8pm Doors open 7pm

6 June, 8pm Doors open 7pm

Tickets Table seating $25 Standing $15

Tickets Table seating $15 | Standing $10

Venue The Ellington Jazz Club 191 Beaufort Street Perth ellingtonjazz.com.au 08 9228 1088

Tim Freedman’s Fireside Chat

Nadia Ackerman (NYC) The Ellington Jazz Club

Performance | MUSIC

Samuel Yirga Quartet (Ethiopia)

The Ellington Jazz Club

Following this year’s Winter Jazz Fest, Tim Freedman’s Fireside Chat will be an evening of grand pianos, sweet melodies and a few pointed opinions. Already renowned as a raconteur between songs, this year Tim will link the tunes together with some extended yarns such as “How I learned to stop worrying and hate Triple J” “ and “Why did Caroline Overington called my father a Jewish accountant”. Tim Freedman is a singer/songwriter from Sydney, best known as the lead singer of The Whitlams, an ARIA Group of the Year with a string of gold & multi-platinum albums. His songs of charming well-crafted cynicism can sound as if Randy Newman had joined Crowded House. His first themed solo tour in 2005 coincided with the launch of the DVD “The Whitlams Years 1992 - 2004” and told the story of the band’s early days. His second, which culminated in six-night run at the Vanguard in Sydney in 2009, grouped his songs from across the albums according to which girlfriend they were written about. 14 – 16 June 6pm & 9pm Tickets Table seating $42 | Standing $37 ellingtonjazz.com.au 08 9228 1088

Join Nadia and her New York City Band on her journey from Allambie Heights to New York (which she now calls home). The Ocean Master, Nadia’s sophomore album on Spectra Records, is named after her late father’s Fish n Chip shop on Narrabeen Beach. To mark the 20th anniversary of his passing, Nadia is returning home to tour the record and scatter her father’s ashes. This journey around Australia will be filmed for a documentary release later this year. This Australian-born, New York-based singer/songwriter doesn’t just write songs, she channels them. Born to Africaans parents, Nadia’s mother was a lead soprano opera singer in Cape Town, while her late father Peter had an extraordinary ear for harmony and could play any instrument he turned his hand to. It was he who first recognized and nurtured Nadia’s talent when she began singing from her crib at the age of three, serenading her parents with ‘Don’t cry for me Argentina’ and ‘The Mull of Kintyre’ with perfect pitch. 27 June, 8pm Doors open 7pm Tickets Table seating $20 | Standing $15 ellingtonjazz.com.au 08 9228 1088

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Performance | MUSIC

Troy Roberts (Miami)

Nerissa Campbell (NYC)

George Garzone (NYC)

The Ellington Jazz Club

The Ellington Jazz Club

The Ellington Jazz Club

Currently based in the USA, saxophonist and composer Troy Roberts graduated from WAAPA with a Bachelor of Music at the young age of 19, going on to receive numerous awards and scholarships including The Bob Wylie Jazz Scholarship, The James Morrison Jazz Scholarship, 4 consecutive DownBeat Jazz Soloist Awards, and two consecutive WAMis.

Join Nerissa Campbell as she returns home to release her third album on Crooked Mouth Music, Blue Shadows – a neo-noir jazz soundscape of heartbreak and hope born in the gloom of a New York City winter’s night.

Saxophonist George Garzone is a legendary tenorman, member of the Grammy-winning Joe Lovano Nonet, and has appeared on over 20 recordings as a leader. He has toured Europe with Jamaaladeen Tacuma and performed with Danilo Perez, Jack DeJohnette, Rachel Z, and John Patitucci among others.

He’s toured Europe extensively with Australia’s James Morrison and in the US with his own group, and shared stage with John Clayton; Jeff Hamilton; Ingrid Jensen; Slide Hampton; Gary Bartz; Sammy Figueroa; Melton Mustafa; Robby Ameen; Lew Soloff; Bobby Sparks; and Lauryn Hill. Troy’s new record, Nu-Jive (2011), follows his third release as a leader, The XenDen Suite - an 8-part suite for jazz quartet and string quartet. He received his first Grammy nomination medal for his performance on Sammy Figueroa’s The Magician, also nominated for Best Latin Jazz Album of the year. Troy’s quartet sets its focus on capturing the raw energy of the moment over two sets comprised of original compositions, re-arranged jazz standards and some 20th century neo-classical repertoire. 19 July, 8pm Doors open 7pm Tickets Table seating $15 | Standing $10

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Steeped in the Blues and garnished with the grit of Rock (picked up in part from her collaborations with Brooklyn post-metal band A Storm of Light), the whiskey warmth of Campbell’s jazz background blends into a collection of songs celebrating the underworld of emotions – the sadness and desperation, the loneliness and yearning of a world where joy is elusive and the hard luck of broken dreams and unfulfilled love falls to the majority. Here is a songwriter and singer not afraid to explore what lies beneath the presence of happiness and in doing so discovers that there is a glorious redemption hidden there. 27 & 28 July, 8pm Doors open 6pm

His list of musical collaborations is a who’s who of jazz including Michael Brecker; Joshua Redman; Kenny Garrett; Kenny Barron; Chick Corea; Brian Blade; Al Foster; Roy Haynes; Elvin Jones; Dave Holland; Christian McBride and Gary Peacock; as well as performances with Aerosmith, Aretha Franklin, Engelberg Humperdink, Tom Jones, Gladys Knight, Liberace, New Kids on The Block, Elvis Presley and The Temptations. In 1995 Garzone recorded a tribute to Stan Getz on NYC called Alone. Four’s and Two’s followed a year later with compatriot Joe Lovano which earned him four stars in Downbeat magazine, and Fringe in New York was released in summer 2000. 18 August, 8pm | Doors open 6pm 19 August, 6pm | Doors open 5pm Tickets Table seating $25 Standing $15

Venue The Ellington Jazz Club 191 Beaufort Street Perth ellingtonjazz.com.au 08 9228 1088


WAMi

The pinnacle of the WAMi Festival week features 56 local acts across eight stages including the Perth Cultural Centre Wetlands Stage; Northbridge Piazza; Ya Ya’s; The Court Hotel; The Mustang Bar; Universal Bar; Brass Monkey; and The Bird. This huge celebration of WA music is free, giving Perth the chance to see some of their favourite local bands performing around Northbridge. As in past years, the WAMi Craft Awards will be presented at the various venues throughout the day and RTRfm will be broadcasting live from Northbridge Piazza. 2 June, noon – 6pm Free

2012 WAMi Music Business Conference

The WiRE Mag WAMi Festival Showcase

WAMi

WAMi

The 2012 WAMi Music Business Conference will feature a strong program of essential knowledge, networking and pitching opportunities. Local, interstate and international speakers including Pat Pattison (Berklee College Music); Adam Lewis (Planetary Group); Michael Szumowski (Alberts); Mark Dodds (Intertia); John Mullen (Dew Process); Marianna Annas (ABC Music Publishing); and Millie Millgate (Sounds Australia) will cover topics such as digital marketing, publishing, licensing, touring and management.

In a WAMi Festival first, four of Perth’s top emerging acts collectively launch three singles and one album together under the one roof at the official festival venue, The Bakery.

With a wealth of industry visitors in Perth during the WAMi Festival, WAM will again host Industry Speed Dating for workshop participants, which offers one-on-one meetings with speakers, lawyers and industry guests. Full details at wam.asn.au/conference

Perth’s premier exponents of quality pop songwriting, Split Seconds, return home to officially launch the track Top Floor on their national single tour, and hot off their recent widespread airplay for Plastic Guns and Ready When I Say Go, Emperors hit Perth as part of their national Stay Frosty album tour. WAMi Award winning six-piece Ruby Boots will be releasing their latest single Wise Up from last year’s EP At Last and a music clip to go with it, while Perth’s young four-piece Warning Birds, generating significant buzz, will celebrate the launch of their debut single Sally - Winner of the 2011 WAMi Rock Song of the Year.

1 June 8:15am – 5pm

1 June, 8pm Doors open 7:30pm

Tickets WAM Members $45 presale* / $65 @ door Non members $55 presale* / $75 @ door

Tickets $15 presale* / $20 @ door

Performance | MUSIC

Northbridge Saturday Spectacular Supported by the City of Perth

Venue Northbridge Precinct (2 outdoor and 6 indoor stages)

WAMi Awards Ceremony WAMi

The West Australian Music Industry’s night of nights honours the achievements of the WA music scene from the past year, with artists and industry alike vying for the iconic WAMington cake prizes. Nominated by the local music industry, 10 Public-Voted and 21 Industry Voted Awards, including the coveted Golden WAMi, will be announced, with the ceremony featuring performances by home grown, internationally renowned artists Eskimo Joe, John Butler and Mama Kin. The legendary Dom Mariani will team up with Perth’s newest 60s-inspired beat combo, Hurricane Fighter Plane, for a special one-off performance that will ignite the 2012 WAMis. 2 June, 7pm

Tickets $50 @ door

WAMi Festival Closing Party WAMi & RTRFM

Immediately following the Awards Ceremony, the Closing Party will feature some of the best and up and coming WA bands with a stellar line up of San Cisco,The Chemist, Voltaire Twins, Sonpsilo Circus and Cut & Paste Soundsystem sure to have the crowd on the dance floor for a high energy finish to the week-long celebration of West Australian music. 2 June, 10pm Tickets $15 presale* / $20 @ door

All tickets nowbaking.com.au *booking fees apply Full details wam.asn.au/program

Venue The Bakery ARTRAGE Complex 233 James Street Northbridge

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Performance | MUSIC

Sampology The Bakery and JumpClimb

Sampology is no ordinary turntable technician. His legendary “Super Visual” AVDJ series has earned him an undeniable reputation as Australia’s leading Audio Visual DJ, playing a number of the world’s greatest music, film and arts festivals including Big Day Out; SXSW; Big Chill Festival; Berlin Music Festival; Falls Festival; Edinburgh Fringe; Sydney Festival; Tropfest; and Adelaide Fringe Festival. In 2011, Chris Lilley (Angry Boys, Summer Heights High) hand-picked Sampology to produce a remix for S.Mouse on the Angry Boys Soundtrack release, and Sampology was the go-to-guy for Australian act The Wiggles’ remix on their 20th anniversary tribute album. Following his debut EP in 2011 and recent single Hell On Wheels, featuring Kween G, Sampology has been in the studio working on his debut album to coincide with his 2012 Super Visual blockbuster tour of Australia midyear before heading to the UK, Europe and USA. 9 June, 8pm

Tickets $18 - $23 presale (inc bf) $20 @ door

DEF FX The Bakery and Metropolis Touring

Due to overwhelming demand, Metropolis Touring is proud to add Hobart, Adelaide and Perth to the ramped-up national DEF FX Reunion Tour, including shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Lead by the ever-vivacious lead vocalist Fiona Horne and original bass player Martyn Basha, the band is set to rock audiences when they take the stage for their first shows in 15 years. 11 June, 7pm

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Tickets $33 presale (inc bf) $35 @ door

The Black Seeds The Bakery and Village Sound

These New Zealand reggae-soul heavyweights will perform eight shows across Australia in June, including Perth, as part of their 2012 Australian Dust And Dirt Release Tour. Renowned globally for their epic live shows, and on the back of their performance at the 2011 Splendour In the Grass Festival, the tour will see the band unleashing tracks from the new album on Australian audiences for the first time. 14 June, 8pm

Tickets $36 presale (inc bf) $40 @ door


TIJUANA CARTEL

Hype Williams

The Bakery

The Bakery and Life is Noise

Tijuana Cartel spent the front end of 2011 riding high on the wings of their breakthrough single White Dove, and it’s follow up Letting It Go. The collective then set off on an audacious 32-date national road odyssey for three months promoting their epic third album M1, including 11 shows in 11 days through Western Australia. The album and tour celebrated the band’s journey from home town Gold Coast start-up to a national touring band, turning full house crowds on to their deep, organic grooves.

Hype Williams are, by the book, a London/Berlin-based electronic duo consisting of Inga Copeland and Dean Blunt. However, her name isn’t actually Inga, he might not really be called Dean, and they might not even be a two-piece. Interviews are rare and cryptic, and press coverage is limited. Elusive and mysterious, yes - but a conscious effort by the band to draw listeners’ attention to the art, not the hype.

15 June, 8pm Tickets $38 presale (inc bf) $40 @ door

Taking their name from a notorious hip-hop music video creator, Hype Williams create music engrained with early dubstep and grime, peppered with elements of pop and R&B. They avoid conforming to formulaic genres, focussing on fluidity and ‘free wandering’ in their sound.

Ladyhawke

The Bakery and Niche Productions

The Bakery and Handsome Tours

On the eve of releasing their fifth and biggest album yet, The Bamboos announce a national tour in support of Medicine Man. This is the first time The Bamboos have hit the road nationally since 2010 - and with an album this big under their belt, this tour is sure to see them reach a whole heap of new fans.

Ladyhawke makes a very welcome return to venues across Australia in July to perform musical gems like My Delirium, Paris Is Burning and Back Of The Van from her ARIA Award winning self-titled debut album and showcase tunes from her forthcoming album, Anxiety, unleashed on May 25.

The current single I Got Burned featuring Tim Rogers debuted at #19 on the ARIA Singles chart. On the road the band will heavily feature the new LP as well as dipping in to past faves from 4, Step It Up, Rawville and The Side Stepper.

Following the success of the first smouldering tune, Black, White & Blue, the follow up single Sunday Drive coincides with the announcement of the Ladyhawke’s first tour of Australia since 2009. Tickets to Ladyhawke’s sold-out intimate shows last November were snapped up in minutes, so book now to rediscover the familiar and ridiculously addictive 80’s electropop sounds of Ladyhawke’s hugely successful debut album and be blown away.

Special guests will appear on stage with The Bamboos in each city, with details to be revealed closer to the date. 6 July, 8pm Tickets $36 presale (inc bf) $40 @ door

Performance | MUSIC

The Bamboos

24 July, 8pm Tickets $43 presale (inc bf) $45 @ door

Support acts: kučka, The Underground Sound Solution System, Travis Doom, Clunk, Rok Riley. 16 June, 8pm Tickets $29 presale (inc bf) $35 @ door

All tickets nowbaking.com.au Venue The Bakery 233 James Street Northbridge

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Performance | MUSIC

TCHAIKOVSKY’S FIFTH West Australian Symphony Orchestra

VERBITSKY’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY GALA

Ravel’s Piano Concerto West Australian Symphony Orchestra

West Australian Symphony Orchestra

Swiss-born conductor Baldur Brönnimann will lead the orchestra through Tchaikovsky’s famous Fifth Symphony, exploring the agonies and ecstasies of fate. DUKAS The Sorcerer’s Apprentice ROSS EDWARDS Full Moon Dances – Saxophone Concerto TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No.5 Baldur Brönnimann, conductor Amy Dickson, saxophone (pictured) 15 & 16 June, 7.30pm Tickets from $30

WASO celebrates 25 wonderful years working with Conductor Laureate Vladimir Verbitsky in an allRussian program replicating his first concert with the Orchestra. BORODIN Prince Igor: Overture TCHAIKOVSKY Eugene Onegin, Act III: Prince Gremin Aria LIADOV Eight Russian Folk Songs BORODIN Prince Igor, Act II: Alas, I now can find no rest MUSSORGSKY Boris Godunov, Act I: Vaarlam’s Song MUSSORGSKY arr. RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Night on Bare Mountain SHOSTAKOVICH The Gadfly – Suite (Excerpts) TCHAIKOVSKY None but the Lonely Heart Op.6 No.6 MUSSORGSKY Song of the Flea TCHAIKOVSKY Overture 1812 Vladimir Verbitsky, conductor Daniel Sumegi, bass-baritone 23 June, 7:30pm 24 June, 3pm Tickets from $30

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Celebrated pianist Cédric Tiberghien returns to WASO to perform Ravel’s sparkling jazz-inspired concerto. ELGAR Froissart RAVEL Piano Concerto in G LIADOV The Enchanted Lake MENDELSSOHN Symphony No.4 Italian Tadaaki Otaka, conductor Cédric Tiberghien, piano Tadaaki Otaka appears courtesy of Mitsui & Co (Australia) Ltd and Mitsui E&P Australia Pty Ltd

6 & 7 July, 7.30pm Tickets from $30


Performance | MUSIC

Mozart’s Masterpiece

Brahm’s German Requiem

West Australian Symphony Orchestra Stott + Hoare Chamber Series

West Australian Symphony Orchestra Chevron Australia Masters Series

WASO’s woodwind players will shine in Mozart’s Gran Partita, which featured in the film Amadeus and stands at the pinnacle of classical chamber music.

Experience exquisite orchestral and choral music brought together by world-renowned Australian Conductor Simone Young.

TELEMANN 6 Canonic Sonatas TWV 40 No.120: Duo No.3 for bassoon and double bass MOZART Serenade No.10 K.361 Gran Partita

BRAHMS Ein deutsches Requiem [A German Requiem] WOLFGANG RIHM Das Lesen der Schrift [The Reading of the Script]

Jane Kircher-Lindner, bassoon Andrew Rootes, double bass Friday 27 July, 2pm Tickets $35 Venue St Mary’s Cathedral 17 Victoria Square, Perth

Simone Young, conductor Emma Matthews, soprano WASO Chorus Simone Young appears courtesy of Lepley Properties

3 & 4 August, 7:30pm Tickets from $45

Tasmin Little Plays Bruch West Australian Symphony Orchestra

Classic Brit Award-winner Tasmin Little joins WASO to perform Bruch’s treasured violin concerto. The concert ends with Brahms’ mighty Fourth Symphony full of drama and passion. BRITTEN Peter Grimes: Passacaglia BRUCH Violin Concerto No.1 BRAHMS Symphony No.4 PLUS BONUS TRACK Paul Daniel, conductor Tasmin Little, violin Paul Daniel appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts

10 & 11 August, 7:30pm Tickets from $30

All tickets waso.com.au | 08 9326 0000 bocsticketing.com.au | 9484 1133 booking fees apply

Venue Perth Concert Hall 5 St Georges Terrace, Perth

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Performance | MUSIC

Mozart & Mahler

Arabian Nights

West Australian Symphony Orchestra Chevron Australia Masters Series

West Australian Symphony Orchestra

WASO’s Concertmaster Giulio Plotino and Principal Viola Giovanni Pasini will take centre stage in Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, followed by the astounding Fifth Symphony of Gustav Mahler. MOZART Sinfonia Concertante K.364 MAHLER Symphony No.5 Paul Daniel, conductor Giulio Plotino, violin Giovanni Pasini, viola Paul Daniel appears courtesy of Wesfarmers Arts

World-renowned pianist Stephen Hough performs in this exciting concert full of exotic melodies and fascinating stories. BEETHOVEN Fidelio: Overture SAINT-SAENS Piano Concerto No.5 RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade Robert Spano, conductor Stephen Hough, piano Stephen Hough appears courtesy of John Holland 31 August & 1 September, 7:30pm

24 & 25 August, 7:30pm

All tickets from $30 waso.com.au | 08 9326 0000 bocsticketing.com.au 08 9484 1133

Venue Perth Concert Hall 5 St Georges Terrace Perth

booking fees apply

State of the Art Celebrate WA

A new major music festival, State of the Art, will be introduced under the Celebrate WA banner for the first time in 2012. Designed to showcase a broad range of WA musical talent, the event will be staged at the Perth Concert Hall over the WA Day long weekend. State of the Art is programmed to appeal to a diverse range of ages and musical preferences. Headline acts include Eskimo Joe, Jebediah, Hoodoo Gurus, The Kryptronics, Drapht and Bitter Belief.

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3 June 12 noon – 11pm Tickets Headline performances $25 / $20 under 18 General Admission $15 / $10 under 18 bocsticketing.com.au | 08 9484 1133

booking fees apply

Venue Perth Concert Hall Precinct St Georges Terrace, Perth


The Government House Foundation of WA

This regular concert series provides a platform for local, national and international performers. Under the artistic direction of Mark Coughlan, the series has become a much loved fixture on Perth’s music calendar. In its seventh year, the series again includes five Sunday afternoon Music on the Terrace Concerts (three in the Winter Arts Season) of exceptional music quality that will continue to delight audiences while showcasing some outstanding performers.

RISING STARS Music on the Terrace is once again proud to showcase some of the best young musical talent in Western Australia. This year we help celebrate the 50th anniversary of Churchlands Senior High School’s excellent music program by presenting their classy vocal ensembles The Chamber Maids and The Chamber Chaps. The concert will also feature a number of talented young solo performers including some contestants from the 2012 Australian Young Performer of the Year award. Rising Stars is always an event that inspires and uplifts, confirming that there is considerable musical talent being nurtured in our community. 10 June, 4 – 6pm

PIERS LANE: THE CHOPIN WALTZES The 2012 Zenith Music Piano Recital

Piers Lane is a favourite with audiences around the world and especially in his native Australia. London-based for many years, Piers has a flourishing international career which has taken him to more than forty countries. Highlights of the past few years have included: a sold-out performance with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Alexander Verdernikov at London’s Royal Festival Hall; concerto performances at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall; a three-recital series entitled Metamorphoses; performances for the London Pianoforte series at Wigmore Hall; and the opening of the Recital Centre in Melbourne.  Piers has long been associated with the music of Chopin and will play his entire collection of Waltzes, followed by some of Debussy’s most impressionistic masterpieces, finishing with Liszt’s brilliantly entertaining work inspired by his travels to Venice and Naples. 1 July, 4 – 6pm

Performance | MUSIC

Music on the Terrace

WALTZING WITH BRAHMS St George’s Cathedral Consort  Featuring the Liebeslieder Waltzes for choir and piano duet

In recent years the St George’s Cathedral Consort has developed into one of the finest vocal ensembles in Australia. Under the expert guidance of director Joseph Nolan, the consort has presented a series of critically-acclaimed performances in St George’s Cathedral as well as appearing for the Perth International Arts Festival. We are very excited to welcome them to Government House Ballroom for the first time with a program featuring the Love Song Waltzes of Brahms with their lilting Viennese rhythms and beautiful melodies.  Directed by Joseph Nolan with pianists Emily Green-Armytage and Mark Coughlan 12 August, 4 – 6pm Tickets $42 bocsticketing.com.au | 08 9484 1133

booking fees apply

Door sales available subject to availability Venue Government House Ballroom St Georges Terrace, Perth

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Performance | MUSIC

James Penberthy – A Retrospective Janus Entertainment

A prolific Australian composer, James Penberthy AM (1917-1999) was extraordinarily influential in the cultural life of Perth: he co-founded with Kira Bousloff the WA Ballet and founded the WA Opera. To coincide with the world premiere of John Aitken’s play Madame Ballet, Jangoo Chapkhana has drawn together some of WA’s most experienced musicians to re-examine the chamber work of this contentious and remarkable artist.

Musicals in Concert – Lucy Durack & Friends Australian Performing Arts Network

Australian String Quartet With guest artist Brett Dean, Viola

Perth’s darling of the stage and screen and one of the nation’s best musical theatre performers, Lucy Durack, has fast become one of Australia’s rising young leading ladies and is now coming home to Perth to star in Musicals in Concert.

Beethoven’s Op 18 quartets were his debut for this combination and, although composed under the lingering shadow of Haydn and Mozart, quickly established his credentials as a major musical force. The miraculous profundity of the slow movement in Op 18 No 3 is a harbinger of his later genius.

With a list of major roles to her credit, including Glinda the Good Witch in the original Australian cast of Wicked, this is a unique and wonderful opportunity to see Lucy up close and personal before she embarks on her new role as Elle Woods in the Australian production of Legally Blonde, the Musical.

In contrast, Johannes Brahms heeded the immortal words of Dylan Thomas not “to go gentle into that good night...” with his Op 111 String Quintet. Despite being composed well into the composer’s middle age, its energy and dynamism make it seem like a product of a glorious Indian summer.

Lucy and her band will entertain you with hits from all your favourite musicals, supported with over 200 performing arts students – Perth’s future stars – from The Australian Performing Arts Network.

Contemporary Australian composer Brett Dean used the same instrumental combination as Brahms in a very twenty-first century take in his Epitaphs for Viola & String Quartet to create engrossing musical portraits in memory of departed friends.

10 June, 2pm & 6pm Tickets from $39 bocsticketing.com.au | 08 9484 1133 booking fees apply

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Legacy

Beethoven, String Quartet in D Op 18 No 3 Brett Dean, Epitaphs for Viola and String Quartet Brahms, String Quintet in G, Op 111 with Brett Dean, viola.

Part proceeds to Telethon

11 June, 7pm

Venue Perth Concert Hall 5 St Georges Terrace, Perth

Tickets bocsticketing.com.au 08 9484 1133 booking fees apply

Venue Perth Concert Hall 5 St Georges Terrace, Perth

Although his output is principally associated with the theatre through his ballets and operas, Penberthy’s chamber music legacy comprises a rare and attractive collection of works written for a range of genres. Conceived using a neo-tonal harmonic vocabulary and clearly influenced by the neo-classicists, works such as the Earth Mother Fantasy for Piano, String Quartets and other gems are full of colour with a melodic charm that offers the listener a unique perspective to the more intimate side of the composer’s style. Described by Neville Cohn as “a musical Midas, turning everything he touched into musical gold”, Jangoo Chapkhana is widely regarded as one of Australia’s most polished all-round musicians. 18 June, 7:30pm Tickets $65 / $58 conc Groups 10+ $58 / $52 conc. + 1 ticket free bockstickeitng.com.au 08 9484 1133 booking fees apply

Venue Perth Town Hall Cnr Hay & Barrack Street  Perth


Performance | MUSIC

Morning Melodies Opera Concert West Australian Opera and His Majesty’s Theatre

Brighten up your winter and enjoy beautiful music performed by the rising stars of West Australian Opera. This concert will feature a delightful array of opera, musical theatre and operetta including favourite scenes from The Marriage of Figaro, The Barber of Seville, Carmen, Die Fledermaus, Les Misérables and The Phantom of the Opera. Starring 2012 Young Artists Sarah Guilmartin, Lucy Mervik, Harriet O’Shannessy, Caitlin Cassidy and David Costello, accompanied by Caroline Badnall on piano, this is a unique opportunity to see our home grown talent in concert as they prepare to debut on the world’s opera stages.

20 June, 10:30am Tickets $26, includes morning tea bocsticketing.com.au | 08 9484 1133 booking fees apply

Lucia di Lammermoor West Australian Opera

John Copley’s beautifully and traditionally crafted production creates the perfect period atmosphere for this tragic love story. A high point of Romantic opera, based on Sir Walter Scott’s novel Bride of Lammermoor, this bel canto work by Donizetti is a magnificent example of the seamless fusion of poetry and music, forged into melodic expression which speaks so directly to the heart and memory. The famous “mad scene” has been the highlight of this opera and claimed the attention of prima donnas for over 150 years, notably including Dame Joan Sutherland who performed on this set. The story of two feuding families is romantic and tragic. Lucia is in love with Edgardo, her brother Enrico’s enemy. She is tricked into believing Edgardo is unfaithful and she loses her mind and murders the husband she is forced to marry. Edgardo, heartbroken, kills himself.

Starring Emma Matthews as Lucia, Garrett Sorenson as her lover Edgardo and James Clayton as her brother Enrico. Conducted by Brad Cohen and featuring the West Australian Opera Chorus and West Australian Symphony Orchestra. Also starring Andrew Foote, Daniel Sumegi, Sarah-Janet Brittenden and David Woodward. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. 14, 17, 19 & 21 July, 7:30pm Tickets Premium $154.50 A Reserve $139.50 / $134.50 conc B Reserve $93.50 / $83.50 conc C Reserve $42.50 / $37.50 conc. bocsticketing.com.au | 08 9484 1133 booking fees apply

Venue His Majesty’s Theatre 825 Hay Street Perth 08 9265 0900

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Performance | MUSIC

LA#13: Antarctic Convergence Tura New Music, Liquid Architecture National Sound Art Festival and the Western Australian Museum

Takács Quartet

Amarcord

Musica Viva

Musica Viva

Founded in Budapest and steeped in the Hungarian tradition, the Takács Quartet is arguably the best string quartet in the world. Now based in the United States, it perfectly straddles the old and new worlds. Years of playing and touring together have made the group a rock-solid team that thinks and plays as one, yet their individual personalities make each performance feel totally spontaneous. You’ll hear years of wisdom ooze from every note, guiding your ears through compelling repertoire from Janácˇek, Britten, Debussy and Ravel. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness one of the world’s most remarkable string quartets.

If you could fuse together the Backstreet Boys and an East German Lutheran boys’ choir, you’d probably end up with something like Amarcord. This internationally acclaimed a cappella group owes much of its success, and its rich, engrossing sound, to Bach. They first met as choirboys at his old stomping ground in Leipzig and you can hear the influence manifest in a beautifully romantic sound that’s unique to the city: warm, deep and layered. Hear resounding and powerful interpretations of Renaissance madrigals, works by the great composers from the 18th and 19th Centuries, and new versions of folk songs from around the world.

19 June, 7:30pm Tickets A Reserve $86.60 / $76.60 conc B Reserve $62.60 / $55.60 conc C Reserve $44.60 / $39.60 conc. Under 30s $36.60 bocsticketing.com.au | 08 9484 1133

Venue Perth Concert Hall 5 St Georges Terrace, Perth

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17 July, 7:30pm Tickets A Reserve $79.60 / $70.60 conc B Reserve $57.60 / $50.60 conc C Reserve $40.60 / $36.60 conc. Under 30s $36.60 bocsticketing.com.au | 08 9484 1133

The stunning Hackett Hall Gallery at the WA Museum will be transformed into a sonic dream world taking audiences on a journey south to Antarctica. Antarctic Convergence is a specially curated program by Lawrence English and Philip Samartzis that draws on a range of Australian and international artists who have undertaken fieldwork in various locations throughout Antarctica. This project has been conceived by the curators as a way of investigating the philosophical, social and environmental ramifications of the growing human presence in Antarctica through the activities of a diverse set of artists who have produced works from first hand encounters of the continent.. The live component of the festival will include performances over two nights that will provide a comprehensive overview of four distinct Antarctic environments, presented in multi-channel surround sound, supported by multi-screen projections.. Monday 25 Doug Quin and Robin Fox Tuesday 26 June Philip Samartzis and Lawrence English, Werner Dafeldecker, Scott Morrison Tickets $20 / $15 conc /$10 students 08 9228 3711

Venue Hackett Hall Gallery Western Australian Museum Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge


Tura New Music

Club Zho is a regular platform for the presentation of new and emerging voices in the world of music and sound art. Trilby Temperley and Samantha Ray have been working together for four years, winning a West Australian Music Industry ‘Song of The Year’ award in 2009. Their most recent venture together is a live improvisation project based on Arabic and Madrigal vocal themes. Through the unique combination of Theremin and processed vocals, a stunning soundscape is created. Laura-Jane Lowther has forged a reputation as an artist with a diverse and eclectic musical output ranging from the delicate glitch pop of her band Kučka, to writing for WASO’s Education Chamber Orchestra (EChO). At Club Zho 101, Laura unveils a new work for choir and electronics that centres on extended vocal techniques.

10 July, 8pm Tickets $15 / $10 conc nowbaking.com.au | 08 9228 3711

Performance | MUSIC

Club Zho 101

Venue The Bakery 233 James Street, Northbridge

For people with a sound appetite.

The Reef by Richard Tognetti, Iain Grandage, Jon Frank and Mick Sowry the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Tura New Music

18 July, 7:30pm Music and surfing combine in this new multimedia concert, featuring specially created footage from Western Australia’s rugged surf coast projected behind a live performance by the Australian Chamber Orchestra and special guests. The ACO’s Artistic Director and Lead Violinist, Richard Tognetti, has gathered a stellar line-up to present a program of classical and contemporary music set to original film showcasing surfing legends (including Derek Hynd), ocean footage and the sheer wonder of the Australian landscape. Indigenous musicians Mark Atkins (didgeridoo) and Steve Pigram (vocals) feature alongside Tognetti, the ACO and members of ACO2 performing new music by Iain Grandage and songs by Steve Pigram, plus Bach, Crumb, Shostakovich and more. Inspired by the Ningaloo Coast, the performance features imagery by renowned surf cinematographer Jon Frank and director Mick Sowry. This is the Perth concert of a tour that starts in Darwin, travels through the Kimberley, Pilbara, Gascoyne and Mid-West and ends at the Sydney Opera House.

Tickets A Reserve $89.00 / $76.00 conc and Groups 10+ B Reserve $69.00 / $59.00 conc and Groups 10+ C Reserve $49.00 / $42.00 conc and Groups 10+ Under 30s $45.00 bocsticketing.com.au | 08 9484 1133* booking fees apply

aco.com.au | 1800 444 444 Venue Perth Concert Hall 5 St Georges Terrace, Perth

Photo © Jon Frank

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Performance | MUSIC

Beethoven 9, Ode to Joy Australian Chamber Orchestra

The ACO’s internationally-acclaimed Beethoven symphony series reaches its climax with the mighty Symphony No.9, Ode to Joy, featuring one of the finest British choirs and an exceptional line-up of soloists. Critics called the ACO’s recent Beethoven concert in London “the finest concert of the summer” and spoke of “thrilling playing”, “vibrant drive” and “total involvement”, concluding, “this compact chamber orchestra matches anything Europe can offer in energy, precision and interpretative rigour.” Building to the symphony, a trio of serene yet intense works swell to Beethoven’s depiction of a sea voyage. MESSIAEN Prayer of Christ ascending towards his Father, from L’Ascension    BRAHMS Geistliches Lied                BEETHOVEN Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage        BEETHOVEN Symphony No.9   

ARTBAR: Tim Finn Art Gallery of WA

Now in its fourth season, ARTBAR is set to bring another exciting line-up of after-dark entertainment to keep you warm this winter, starting with an exclusive WA performance by Tim Finn. Opening in July to coincide with the Picasso to Warhol: Fourteen Modern Masters exhibition, ARTBAR is where music, food, drink, people and art come together. Acclaimed singer/songwriter Tim Finn is showing no signs of slowing. A founding member of iconic NZ band Split Enz and one time member of the chart topping Crowded House, Finn recently released a new studio album The View Is Worth The Climb and remains a headliner at music festivals nationally. With songs such as Poor Boy, I Hope I Never, Weather With You, Fraction Too Much Friction and Persuasion to his name, it’s evident Tim Finn is a much loved and accomplished artist. 5 July, 6.30pm Tickets $57, includes entry into Picasso to Warhol: Fourteen Modern Masters ticketek.com.au | 13 2849

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booking fees apply

Venue Art Gallery of WA Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge

Richard Tognetti, Artistic Director and Lead Violin; Choir of Clare College, Cambridge (Graham Ross, Director); Lucy Crowe, Soprano; Fiona Campbell, Mezzo Soprano; Allan Clayton, Tenor; Matthew Brook, Bass 15 August, 7:30pm Tickets A Reserve $119.00 | B Reserve $89.00 C Reserve $49.00 | Under 30s $45.00 Concessions available; prices subject to change. bocsticketing.com.au | 08 9484 1133

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aco.com.au | 1800 444 444 Venue Perth Concert Hall 5 St Georges Terrace, Perth


UWA School of Music and UWA Cultural Precinct

In celebration of the exhibition Beyond Likeness: contemporary portraits, on show at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, join Western Australia’s own guitar specialist John Casey and his guitar ensemble in an intimate conversation that explores the aural portraits created by composers. Don’t miss out on this intimate and fascinating journey. 6 July, 6pm

Tickets $35 / $30 Friends of UWA School of Music and Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery bocsticketing.com.au | 08 9484 1133 booking fees apply

Venue Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery The University of Western Australia 35 Stirling Highway, cnr Fairway, Crawley

Verbitsky Conducts WAYO Western Australian Youth Orchestra

Christopher van Tuinen conducts Fremantle Chamber Orchestra

FCO’s strings will warm your heart with this inspired selection of rarely heard works: Handel’s upbeat Concerto Grosso Op6 no1 opens the concert followed by Mendelssohn’s superb and rather classic Swiss Symphony.  Vivaldi’s Sinfonia Alla Rustica will energize all for the second half, followed by Dvorak’s romantic Lento from his string quintet Op1 No1 as well as Rachmaninoff’s lush Romance to finish with Corelli’s Concerto Grosso Op6 No4 featuring FCO members as solists.

Performance | MUSIC

Baroque to Romanticism

Portraits in Guitar

15 July, 3pm Tickets $35 / $30 conc / $15 under 18 bocsticketing.com.au | 08 9484 1133 booking fees apply

Sergei Rachmaninov composed Symphonic Dances, the final work of his career, at an estate near Huntington, New York, overlooking Long Island Sound. As he composed he poured his yearning for his Russian homeland and life’s musical wisdom into creating a wonderful kaleidoscope of instrumental colours, lush melodies and energetic rhythms.

14 July, 7:30pm Tickets $25 / $15 conc 08 9328 9859 Venue Perth Concert Hall 5 St Georges Terrace, Perth

Door sales subject to availability. Venue Perth Town Hall Cnr Hay & Barrack Street Perth

A 100-piece WA Youth Orchestra is excited to welcome back Russian maestro Vladimir Verbitsky to guide the orchestra through the journey of Symphonic Dances as part of WAYO’s International Conductor season. They will also be joined by Ukranian-born Perth soloist Anna Sleptsova performing Liszt’s shimmering Piano Concerto No.1. Liszt, Piano Concerto No.1 Rachmaninov, Symphonic Dances Vladimir Verbitsky, conductor Anna Sleptsova, piano

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Performance | MUSIC

The Piano Perth Jazz Society

The Perth Jazz Society presents three of the world’s best across three intimate nights…

Tom O’Halloran

David Braid

Alister Spence Trio

Multi award-winning jazz pianist David Braid is among a new generation of Canadian artists making their mark on the international stage. Combining the harmonic intricacies of European classical music and the spontaneity of American jazz, Braid’s original work always engages audiences with a quiet, thoughtful, lyrical voice which does not conform neatly to any one category; instead this artist spans entire genres. Formed in Sydney more than ten years ago, the Alister Spence Trio brings together three of the most engaging, innovative and experienced musicians in Australia with a rapidly growing reputation overseas. In their first gig in Perth for some years, the trio will bring new music from their soon to be released 5th album as well as from recent recordings fit and Mercury. Expect sparks to fly.

Judge’s winner of 2012 Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia Perth Theatre Trust and Perth Concert Hall

Experience an evening of superb music by one of the world’s most exciting and gifted pianists’ performing repertoire from the great masters. The winner of the 2012 Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia will be announced at the Sydney Opera House on Saturday 21 July and Perth audiences have the unique opportunity to hear the latest sensation in the music world only days later. The Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia is one of the world’s most prestigious competitions for up-and-coming young pianists aged between 17 and 30 years. First presented in 1977 and held every four years, globally it attracts more applicants than any other piano competition.

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Tom O’Halloran conducts the occasional orchestra, composes classical music, plays wild old analogue synthesizers and even breaks out the rock guitar in between leading an original jazz outfit. A seasoned international performer, Tom’s latest album We Happy Few won the 2009 ABC Limelight Magazine award for best jazz achievement. 22 July - David Braid 28 July - Alister Spence Trio 4 August - Tom O’Halloran Trio All shows 8pm Doors open 7pm Tickets $40 / $25 PJS members and Brainbox Addicts bocsticketing.com.au | 08 9484 1133

booking fees apply

Venue Downstairs at the Maj 825 Hay Street Perth

Thirty six pianists have now been selected from auditions around the world. Follow the action as all stages of the competition will be broadcast live on ABC Classic FM from Wednesday 4 to Saturday 21 July 2012. Full program details are available in Limelight magazine and ABC Classic FM’s website: abc.net.au/classic “Gales of applause elicited encores in which Konstantin Shamray, multiple award-winner of the 2008 Sydney International Piano Competition, hands moved up and down the keyboard as casually as if dusting the furniture.” - Neville Cohn, The West Australian 2010 30 July, 7:30pm Tickets $45 / $40 conc / $25 student bocsticketing.com.au | 08 9484 1133

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Venue Perth Concert Hall 5 St Georges Terrace, Perth


Performance | MUSIC

WAAPA Lunchtime Concerts State Library of WA and WA Academy of Performing Arts

The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts music students present a series of lunchtime concerts in the comfort of the State Library Theatre. These free performances offer something for all music fans from pop and RnB to classical piano recitals. 10, 17, 24 & 31 August Free Venue State Library of WA, Ground Floor Perth Cultural Centre, 25 Francis St Perth

The Four Seasons St George’s Cathedral

Sir Francis Burt Memorial Recital St George’s Cathedral

Joseph Nolan directs the renowned St George’s Cathedral Consort with celebrated violinist Paul Wright and orchestra The Musicians’ Table in a concert featuring some of the finest and best-loved works of the Baroque era. This will be the first occasion for an Australian audience to experience a performance of the incredible piece Pachelbel Vespers. The original music has been provided by musicologist Kah Ming from Oxbridge in England. Pachelbel Vespers (Australian Premiere) Vivaldi The Four Seasons Bach Magnificat 17 August, 7:30pm Doors open 6:30pm

St George’s Cathedral welcomes international concert organist John Scott for an evening of sublime organ music performed on the Cathedral’s recently refurbished West Organ. Director of Music at St Paul’s Cathedral in London from 1990-2004, Dr Scott is currently Organist & Director of Music at the prestigious St Thomas Church, Fifth Ave, New York City. 30 August, 7:30pm Doors open 6:45pm Tickets $35 / $25 conc | Under 18s free ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100 booking fees apply

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Venue St George’s Cathedral 38 St Georges Terrace Perth

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Performance | MUSIC

JAMES MORRISON IN CONCERT SUPPORTED BY THE Australian Army Band Perth ARMY MUSEUM OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA FOUNDATION

James Morrison is, by anybody’s standard, a virtuoso in the true sense of the word. As well as the trumpet, he also plays trombone, euphonium, flugelhorn, tuba, saxophones, double bass and piano. James Morrison’s career has been diverse and perhaps not typical of most jazz musicians. He recorded Jazz Meets the Symphony with The London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Lalo Schifrin; performed concerts at the Royal Albert Hall with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden for Princess Anne; and Royal Command Performances on two occasions for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and for US Presidents Bush and Clinton at Parliament House in Australia. In 1997, James was recognised for his service to the arts and awarded The Order of Australia. The Australian Army Band Perth follows the proud traditions of Army Bands in Western Australia. Today it has evolved into a 40 piece ensemble that performs everything from Jazz to Tchaikovsky, Lloyd Webber to Rock. It prides itself on performing concerts that appeal to all age groups and tastes. 18 August, 7:30pm Tickets $93.50 / $75 conc bocsticketing.com.au 08 9484 1133

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booking fees apply

Venue Perth Concert Hall 5 St Georges Terrace Perth

Sarah McKenzie & Mike Stewart with WAYJO WA Youth Jazz Orchestra

Australiana: Celebrating Australian Choral Compositions Voyces

WA Youth Jazz Orchestra welcomes multi awardwinning jazz pianist and vocalist Sarah McKenzie and acclaimed saxophonist Mike Stewart. WAYJO alumnus McKenzie continues to wow the jazz world, being hailed as a “once-in-a-generation talent and music marvel” by the legendary James Morrison. Mike Stewart is a respected instrumentalist, bandleader and member of Adelaide’s renowned Sax Pack. This remarkable duo will team with WAYJO’s talented emerging players to offer a night of inspiring jazz. 24 August, 7:30pm Tickets $39 / $34 conc and Friends of WAYJO bocsticketing.com.au | 08 9484 1133 booking fees apply

Venue Heath Ledger Theatre State Theatre Centre of WA 174 - 176 William Street Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge

Voyces, a 20-piece ensemble of young adult choristers, was formed with the aim of performing a challenging, quality mix of contemporary and traditional choral music. Voyces celebrates Australia’s talented composers and explores cultural identity with a concert of contemporary Australian choral compositions, many focusing on our flora and fauna and dramatically beautiful landscape, and the diversity of our people. Featured compositions include Iain Grandage’s ‘Wheatbelt’, a distinctly West Australian work which uses egg shaker, guiro, wind chimes and improvised cicada, bird and wind noises to create the evocative setting of the Wheatbelt. Other featured composers include Joseph Twist and Dan Walker. 26 August, 3pm Tickets $15 / $10 conc voyces.com.au | 0420 764 830 | trybooking.com Venue Perth Town Hall Cnr Hay & Barrack Street Perth


Art Gallery of Western Australia

Picasso to Warhol: Fourteen Modern Masters

VISUAL ARTS

JEFF WALL Photographs

Art Gallery of Western Australia

Jeff Wall is recognised throughout the world as one of the most innovative and influential artists today. JEFF WALL Photographs, his first Australian survey, brings together 26 mostly large-scale photographs to present an overview of his extraordinary achievements and features major works from three decades of artistic and photographic innovation. Large and luminous, Wall’s photographs have rewritten nearly every convention of photography and played a decisive role in establishing photography as the major contemporary art form it is today. 26 May – 10 September 10am – 5pm Wednesday – Monday closed Tuesdays Artist Talk 27 May, 2pm Free

This first exhibition in a series of six exciting shows from The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York features a rich selection of works by the world’s most important and inspiring modern artists: Pablo Picasso; Henri Matisse; Piet Mondrian; Constantin Brancusi; Fernand Léger; Marcel Duchamp; Giorgio de Chirico; Joan Miró; Alexander Calder; Jackson Pollock; Louise Bourgeois; Romare Bearden; Jasper Johns; and Andy Warhol. Together, this group transformed the art and culture of the twentieth century. Only in Perth. 16 June – 3 December 10am – 8pm Wednesday 10am – 5pm Thursday – Monday closed Tuesdays

Andy Warhol Self-Portrait 1966. Silkscreen ink on synthetic polymer paint on nine canvases. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Philip Johnson. © 2012 Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Tickets Various prices. ticketek.com.au | 132 849

AGWA Nights

booking fees apply

Art Gallery of Western Australia

Every Friday night during Picasso to Warhol, visit the exhibition and stay for a drink at the Gallery’s pop-up Manhattan inspired bar and take in some tunes from some of WA’s best jazz musicians including Blowfish, Graham Wood Trio and Jamie Oehlers Trio. Treat yourself to this unique cultural experience guaranteed to inspire. 5:30pm – 10pm Fridays from 22 June Jeff Wall A sudden gust of wind (after Hokusai) 1993. Transparency in light box, unique state. Tate, London. Purchased with the assistance from the Patrons of New Art through the Tate Gallery Foundation and from the National Art Collections Fund 1995. © Jeff Wall

Tickets $19, includes exhibition entry, Literary Links tour of Picasso to Warhol 6pm and live entertainment from 7:30pm Ticketek.com.au | 132 849 Venue Art Gallery of Western Australia Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge 08 9492 6600 | artgallery.wa.gov.au | momaseries.com.au

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VISUAL ARTS

Your Collection 1800 - today Art Gallery of Western Australia

Creative Journeys – A Celebration of Diversity for WA Day 2012 Celebrate WA and Hawaiian

Your Collection is the leading public art collection in the State, with many areas of acknowledged excellence, including Western Australian and Modern British art. The many highlights of the inspiring art in the Your Collection displays are presented across all ground floor galleries in both the Centenary Galleries and the main Gallery building, chronologically arranged from the 1800s to today. Art, craft and design, Indigenous and non-Indigenous works are displayed together, presented in four parts: 1800-1920 Here and There located in the Centenary Galleries includes works by Hans Heysen, Frederick McCubbin and Auguste Rodin; 1920-1960 Many Modernisms includes works by Stanley Spencer, Sidney Nolan and Kathleen O’Connor; 1960-1980 Anything Goes features work by Jenny Watson, Barbara Hepworth, Kaapa Tjampitjinpa and Alec Mingelmanganu; 1980–today Expanding Fields brings us up to date with major works by Rover Thomas, Ken Unsworth, Sally Gabori and Max Pam. Ongoing 10am – 5pm Wednesday – Monday closed Tuesdays Free

Creative Journeys includes original works representing a blend of the modern and ancient, including pieces from Nomad Two Worlds’ collaborative projects in addition to original works from artists across the state including Clifton Bieundurry; Peter Farmer; Jilalga Murray Ranui; Lance Chadd; and Richard Walley. The collaboration between indigenous artists and Nomad Two Worlds is the brainchild of celebrated international photographer Russell James. Originally from WA, Russell has spent the last decade reconciling the vast gulf that exists between indigenous and non indigenous Australians. His form of reconciliation is through artistic collaboration between indigenous and non indigenous artists. The collection will include artists in residence from 1 to 3 June and pieces will continue to be displayed over the WA Day weekend. 1 – 4 June

Venue Art Gallery of Western Australia Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge 08 9492 6600 artgallery.wa.gov.au

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As part of WA Day celebrations, a unique collection of WA indigenous art will be presented at Carillon City, curated by Nomad Two Worlds.

ABOVE: Sally Gabori Thundi 2010 State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia. Purchased through the TomorrowFund and The Leah Jane Cohen Bequest, Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, 2011. © Sally Gabori, 2010

Free Venue Carillon City, between Hay and Murray Street malls


Spatial Drawing Venn Gallery

Venn Gallery

Kate McMillan’s first solo exhibition at Venn Gallery showcases a significant body of work from this established Western Australian artist.

Patrick Doherty Tales of Hierarchy Venn Gallery

Western Australian artist Patrick Doherty presents a solo exhibition featuring a new series of paintings, drawings and prints. Doherty is known for his freestyle figurative illustrations portraying fantastic sequences and containing rich, colourful imagery. These epic, imaginative landscapes echo ancient mythologies, often referencing spiritual, bodily and religious iconography to captivate and confront viewers. In Tales of Hierarchy Doherty further explores these methods and focuses on both current and historical power structures as well as the relevant forces at play within these, including the distribution and creation of wealth, capitalism and politics. Doherty illuminates these concepts by exposing a mythical world where an array of characters partake in a sphere of constant struggle, where some players are left wielding power and others defeated. These new works exist as contemporary morality tales that search for understanding and provoke viewers to consider how these stories encourage reflection about Australian society today.

Paradise Falls is the culmination of time McMillan spent in Switzerland in 2011 and includes work from diverse mediums including painting, drawing, photography, film and installation. The works cover a range of landscapes including the Black Forest in Germany, Wadjemup (Rottnest Island) and the winter landscapes of Switzerland. With a focus on island sites and places that exist in isolation, the works attempt to draw parallels between physical landscapes and the psychological landscapes of the artist’s own memories and broader cultural histories. Paradise Falls highlights a shift in McMillan’s practice, evidenced by a dark and moody palette and the combination of figurative and abstract works that set up an interplay between landscape, memory, forgetting and history.

Three emerging Western Australian artists Benjamin Forster, Tom Freeman and Clare Peake - investigate contemporary approaches to drawing. Drawing underpins diverse and complex approaches to art making for each of these multidisciplinary artists whose practices also comprise of sculpture, video and installation. Spatial Drawing will see each artist explore drawing further through the creation of physical formations and sculptural works that discuss notions of how we engage with space.

VISUAL ARTS

Kate McMillan Paradise Falls

Benjamin Forster will explore boundaries in space, form, measurement and time, taking into consideration the physical, conceptual and historical space of the gallery. Artist Tom Freeman will continue to study English cathedrals that focus on his interest in familial nostalgia and connection to place; whilst Clare Peake’s work will examine materials and ideas in flux, particularly focusing on icebergs and their shifting nature to create a series of drawings and glass sculptures. 27 July – 31 August

15 June – 25 July

10am – 5pm Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 7pm Friday Free Venue Venn Gallery 16 Queen Street, Perth

Until 8 June

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VISUAL ARTS

Patricia Casey – Scented Gardens for the Blind Perth Centre for Photography

An exhibition of black and white photographic prints on cotton, with embroidered metallic thread detail and handmade lace, these works are firmly embedded in the tradition of photography, forming a partnership with high end digital imaging and old world crafts.  28 June - 29 July

Apache CLIP Award 2012  Perth Centre for Photography

The Apache Contemporary Landscapes In Photography Awards is an international prize recognising contemporary landscapes in photo-based media. The selection criterion focuses on images that are original and stimulating whilst challenging traditional notions of landscape photography.

Jo-Anne Duggan – Wondrous Possessions  Perth Centre for Photography

This year, the CLIP Awards will feature the work of finalists: Alex Malcovic; Chris Round; Christoph Canato; David-Ashley Kerr; David Jo Bradley; Denny Stocks; Justin Spiers; Katrin Koenning; Lizzie Hollins; Luke Marshall; Michael Miller; Mike Reed; Nick Derickx; Nicole Welch; Sarah Landro; Sarah Reark; and Svetlana Bailey. Judges for this year’s awards are Margaret Moore, Emiliano Roia and, Tony Nathan.

This is an exhibition of exquisite images of the historic palazzi constructed by the Gonzaga family in Mantua, Italy; the Palazzo Ducale, Palazzo Te and Palazzo San Sebastiano, as well as the state archives, Archivio di Stato di Mantova. This work depicts the monumental salons of these once private palazzi as well as the secret spaces that sequester and archive the wondrous possessions that speak both of the profoundly rich histories and remarkable inhabitants, as well as the ever shifting and re-shaping of history and historic architecture. 

24 May - 24 June

28 June - 29 July

Perth Centre for Photography

24 May - 24 June

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Perth Centre for Photography

The IRIS Award is an annual international prize recognising new and outstanding photographic portraiture. The criteria for selection is that images are unique, original and engaging whilst maintaining excellence in photography. Visit the website for more information on how to enter.

David-Ashley Kerr – Rückenfigur Rückenfigur builds upon Kerrs’ current and ongoing research interest into the archetype, cultural identity, and its relationship to physical environment. These works explore the relationship between the lone cultural identity and their environment.

Iris Award 2012 + Iris Award Book Launch

2 August - 2 September

Top left: image © Daniel Stephen Miller Above: image © Jo-Anne Duggan Top Right: image © Patricia Casey

Venue Perth Centre for Photography 100 Aberdeen Street Northbridge

12 – 5pm Thursday & Friday 12 – 4pm Saturday & Sunday Free


UWA Cultural Precinct

All great portraits do more than represent the physical; they reveal the subject’s inner life and reality of their experience. Beyond Likeness: contemporary portraits examines the process of revelatory portraiture through the work of local, national and international contemporary artists. These artists all strive to know more about their sitters and to represent that knowledge to an audience by employing the technologies available to them, whether paint, photography or film. The exhibition showcases a range of portraits across several media – from a video portrait of surfer Layne Beachley by Sydney based artist Patrina Hicks, to Shepard Fairey’s campaign poster of Barack Obama and Frances Andrijich’s photograph of a young Heath Ledger - highlighting the richness and variety of Australian and international portraiture. 25 May – 28 July 11am – 5pm Tuesday – Saturday Free Left: Frances Andrijich, Heath Ledger – Jacksue Gallery Perth, 1999 (detail),1999, archival metallic c-type print, image 60 x 60 cm. Courtesy of Kate Ledger © Frances Andrijich . Top Left: Stan Hopewell, Christ (detail), 2003, 60cm x 90cm Top Right: Julie Dowling, Self portrait: Djeran (detail), 2006, oil on canvas, 62 x 91cm. Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art at The University of Western Australia. Courtesy of Julie Dowling.

The Eye of the Beholder Supper UWA Cultural Precinct

How do we unravel the exquisite mystery of the face? Join Dr Linda Jeffery from the UWA School of Psychology’s Facelab for a delicious opportunity to explore the art and craft of contemporary portraiture over supper in Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery. Dr Jeffery will share her insights and research on how our brain sees what it sees amid the vibrant exhibition Beyond Likeness: contemporary portraits, which looks further than physical resemblance to

Julie Dowling: Family and Friends

VISUAL ARTS

Beyond Likeness: contemporary portraits

UWA Cultural Precinct

Julie Dowling’s early interest in portraiture was triggered by her family’s quest to reclaim their history and reconnect with those family members who had been separated or lost to each other as members of the Stolen Generation. While Dowling’s formal art training honed her technique, that same burning desire to communicate the complicated and often heart-wrenching histories of her extended family network continues as the central motivating force in her work. “I felt the need to document what racism did to my family back then, and still do... Racism isn’t political by the way; it’s about rights and fair treatment. And as someone who is treated with racism almost daily, I paint from my community first and hopefully talk about the human condition... as a lesson in how to be civil and moral.” - Julie Dowling, March 2012 25 May – 28 July 11am – 5pm Tuesday – Saturday Free

explore how contemporary portraits represent each subject and their achievements to both reveal and inform. Join us for an exclusive look, lively conversation and delectable three-course feast with crisp wines and wonderful company. Very limited places, so book early. 11 July, 7pm Tickets $139 extension@uwa.edu.au 08 6488 2433

Venue Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery University of WA 35 Stirling Highway, cnr Fairway, Crawley lwagallery.uwa.edu.au

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VISUAL ARTS

Jimmy Pike’s Artlines: You call it desert, we used to live there UWA Cultural Precinct

Jimmy Pike was a great storyteller. Touched with a lively sense of humour, his art depicts the dynamism of life in the desert: waterholes, the landscape, animals and plants, as well as Ngarrangkarni or Dreamtime stories, people, and modern technology. Jimmy Pike’s Artlines , on display for the first time, is a selection of vibrant felt-tip pen drawings that bring to life the artist’s country in the Great Sandy Desert of Western Australia. The works on paper, made between 1990 and 2000, draw on the knowledge and skills Pike learnt as boy growing up in the hunting-gathering tradition of his family in the desert. His intimate knowledge of his country is translated through the varying styles and themes surveyed in this collection of drawings. While Jimmy Pike is best known for his acrylic paintings on canvas, and the internationally recognised textile designs through the Desert Designs label, this exhibition showcases his experimental approach to colour, texture and drawing.

The Biological Portrait

HERE&NOW12

UWA Cultural Precinct

UWA Cultural Precinct

Oron Catts, Director of SymbioticA, will present a lecture on biological portraits during which attendees will find petri dishes into which a personal flora of bacteria will be collected from each interested participant and cultured for a week in the laboratory. Viewing of this biological self-portrait will be conducted one week later at SymbioticA’s lab room.  

This inaugural annual exhibition of early-career, contemporary Western Australian artists surveys the activities of artist-run initiatives (ARIs) and places craft-based practices and DIY endeavours within the scope of the Gallery, presenting an experimental and interconnected system of art making unique to this time and this place – Western Australia, 2012.

SymbioticA is an artistic laboratory dedicated to the research, learning, critique and hands-on engagement with the life sciences. Located on UWA’s Crawley campus, SymbioticA, The Centre of Excellence in Biological Arts, is a jointly funded initiative between The University of Western Australia and the Western Australian Department of Culture and the Arts.

Three inner-city ARIs - Galleria, The Museum of Natural Mystery and OK Gallery – serve as satellite venues for HERE&NOW12, co-presenting a program that compliments and expands on the new works displayed in the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery. Activities include a community printing resource and accompanying workshops, one-night-only ‘mystery’ exhibition events, and a four-day research symposium that aims to foster intergenerational relationships within the Western Australian arts community.

5 July, 3:30pm Free Limited places. RSVP to admin@symbiotica.uwa.edu.au by 5pm Monday 2 July 08 6488 3707

As a collection, Jimmy Pike’s Artlines gives us a rare glimpse of the visual character of the changing seasons and magic of desert life, projected through the energy and flourishing creativity of one of Australia’s important Aboriginal artists. 26 June - 15 December 11am – 5pm Tuesday – Saturday

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Free

HERE&NOW12 aims to present a comprehensive picture of what it means to be a young arts practitioner today. It provides an overview of the gallery experiences currently available to audiences, ranging from the clean lines and natural light of a traditional institution to the carefully constructed false wall that turns a suburban backyard shed into a ‘white cube’ exhibition space. 10 August - 6 October 11am – 5pm Tuesday – Saturday Free

Top Left: Jimmy Pike, Mangkajakura (A jila [waterhole] named after the owl that made it), (detail) 1990 – 2000, artline on paper, 38 x 28cm © The estate of the artist Above: Proto-Animate20, Andre Brodyk, 2011

Venue Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery The University of Western Australia 35 Stirling Highway, cnr Fairway, Crawley lwagallery.uwa.edu.au | 08 6488 3707


This Wall Talks Foodchain

Light Locker Art Space Foodchain

The City of Perth’s youth projects arm Foodchain, together with The William Street Collective, delivers an exciting addition to the city’s flourishing urban art scene. In Northbridge’s Lock Lane, on the State Library Car Park wall behind The Rechabites’ Hall, Kyle Hughes-Odgers, aka Creepy, created This Wall Talks - painting, erasing and re-painting sections of the wall to create a mural with both static and animated narrative elements. Inspired by Northbridge's patterns, textures and colours, the artwork depicts slumbering figures immersed within a fragmented dream state, rendered in the artists' inimitable patternistic style. Segments of the mural have been translated into 3D animated lenticular prints and installed in light boxes at key points along the wall. A short film created during the installation process is viewable online at foodchainperth.com/thiswalltalks. 1 June – 31 August

Embedded within the 99m long mural in Grand Lane is Foodchain’s Light Locker Art Space, a collection of light box ‘cabinets’ showcasing 2D and 3D artworks. Since launching in June 2011, this ever-changing public exhibition space has supported and commissioned new works from 21 young artists. Without thematic parameters, artists create new and contemporary works that employ a variety of approaches and mediums including textiles, ceramics, sculpture and photography. Located within Grand Lane off Murray Street Mall and visible from Barrack Street, the Light Locker Art Space can be accessed 24/7 but is best viewed at sundown when the lights turn on. 1 June – 31 August Free Venue Grand Lane, between Wellington Street and Murray Street Mall foodchainperth.com/lightlockers

Wearable Narratives, Contemporary Jewellery and Objects  Central Institute of Technology

The Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of WA presents a biennial members exhibition of contemporary jewellery and objects that explore an adventurous use of diverse materials and techniques such as precious metals, gems, enamel, textiles and found objects. Each artist presents a series that tells a story or expands an idea. A series of artist talks and demonstrations will compliment the show.

VISUAL ARTS

Image: Jill Parnell Photo: Mei See Liang-Jackson

Image: Claire Townsend

On and Off the Bench Central Institute of Technology

Showing off the talent of Central’s Jewellery Design lecturers, jewellery, objects, visual diaries, sketches and models show the working process, inspirations and superb craftsmanship of a dynamic team. 9 – 23 June 1 – 4pm Thursday & Friday 2 – 4:30pm Saturday Venue Gallery Central Central Institute of Technology 12 Aberdeen Street Northbridge gallerycentral.com.au

9 - 30 June 10am – 4:30pm Monday – Friday 2 – 4:30pm Saturday Venue Gallery Central Central Institute of Technology 12 Aberdeen Street Northbridge gallerycentral.com.au

Free Venue State Library Car Park wall Lock Lane, Northbridge

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VISUAL ARTS

Image: Jean Yaritji Lane

The uncanny edge – a component of touch this earth lightly

OUT THERE LADIES

Central Institute of Technology

Indigenous painters Joyce McLean, Edith Wingulya Lyons and Jean Yaritji Lane are from the Ngaanyatjarra Lands in remote WA. Born in the 1930s and 40s, these ladies have strong connections to country, culture and tradition. Their vibrant paintings are straight from the heart and imbued with knowledge of place and Jurkurpa.

Visiting artist Bridget Nicholson invites people to let her to wrap their feet in clay while they tell their story and reflect on their emotional relationship to the land. By providing your feet and stories you become part of a collection of people from across the country and a series of installations. Wrapping: 29 June – 18 July Installation: 20, 21 & 23 July 2-5pm Monday – Saturday or by appointment: O459 212 118 Venue Gallery Central's Artist in Residence 149 Beaufort Street Perth

Central Institute of Technology and Papulankutja Artists

9 – 27 July 10am – 4:30pm Monday – Friday 2 – 4:30pm Saturday

2012 Graduating Fundraiser Auction Central Institute of Technology

Every year, Central’s Visual Arts and Jewellery students stage an auction of donated artworks to raise money for their Graduation Show. Established and emerging West Australian artists generously provide mini masterpieces for lucky bidders to acquire at remarkable prices. It’s a chance to start or enrich your collection.  Viewing: 1 & 2 August, 10am-6pm 2 August, Hammer down 6pm

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Image: Sam Fatovich

metamorphosis 2012 Central Institute of Technology

This art and design exhibition was developed by Central to acknowledge the excellence and originality of senior secondary school students undertaking art and design studies. Art and design practice plays an important role in shaping our understanding of ourselves as individuals and of the world in which we live. 11 – 25 August 10am – 4:30pm Monday – Friday 12 – 4pm Saturday

Venue Gallery Central Central Institute of Technology 12 Aberdeen Street Northbridge gallerycentral.com.au Free


VISUAL ARTS

Artbank Perth Tours Artbank

Throughout winter you are invited to step into the deluxe surrounds of the Hyatt Regency Perth to explore highlights of the Artbank collection on a guided tour of the Perth showroom.

Objects. Food. Rooms. Thomas Rentmeister

The Moorditj Yarning Art Exhibition 2012

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

Relationships Australia

Objects. Food. Rooms. is a major exhibition of new and site specific works by Thomas Rentmeister, a leading German artist who has been producing distinctive sculptural and installation works over the last 25 years.

This annual exhibition, now in its fourth year, shows a collection of Aboriginal artwork which has grown out of weekly workshops coordinated by Moorditj Yarning, a Relationships Australia program for the Aboriginal community.

Rentmeister’s works play with the traditions of minimalism but have their own particular twist. He piles, models, builds, paints and casts with materials as diverse as sugar, Nutella, hotel laundry, tissue boxes, nappy rash cream and old refrigerators.

People of all ages – from grandparents to young children learning to hold a paint brush – have been coming together to create art and to connect and strengthen culture and family relationships. Yarning embraces many forms of self-expression, whether in colour on a canvas or people sharing their stories.

Rentmeister transforms the everyday into the sublime, showing us the beauty of materials we normally ignore. 23 June – 12 August 11am – 6pm Tuesday – Sunday Free Venue PICA, Perth Cultural Centre Northbridge pica.org.au

28 June – 2 July 10am – 4pm

Come and discover Artbank, Australia’s largest, most inspiring and affordable contemporary art rental program. Developed over more than 30 years, the Artbank collection includes artwork by some of the most recognisable and distinguished names in Australian art, together with work by the finest emerging artists in the country. Established in 1980 by the Australian Government as an arts support program, Artbank makes the collection available for rent and reinvests its revenue back into new acquisitions. Offering an extraordinary range of works including painting, photography, sculpture, Indigenous art and video works, the collection has something to suit everyone and every location. Come and experience a sample of the large selection of artworks on display at Artbank Perth on Level 1 of the Hyatt at these regular Friday tours.

Free

29 June, 20 July & 31 August Friday lunchtime tours 12 – 1pm

Venue Perth Town Hall Cnr Hay & Barrack Street Perth

Venue Artbank Perth showroom Level 1, Hyatt Regency Perth, 99 Adelaide Terrace Perth Free Bookings essential: Belinda Cobby 0417 923 403 Above: Joanna Lamb, Deco House Interior (Figure 19), 2007

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VISUAL ARTS

Beastman, 2012

Living Walls FORM

Living Walls showcases the work of a diverse selection of established and emerging local and national street and mural artists, illustrators and designers, whose work is much sought after for public commissions, commercial product and private collections. Living Walls encourages audiences to think differently about the potential for street, graffiti and mural art to transform the texture and appeal of urban landscapes, and to reach into private and commercial spaces. Living Walls aims to connect artists, businesses and local councils to stimulate collaboration and enhance the city’s vitality while generating new income streams for artists through limited edition commercial product. Featuring the work of a group of innovative young artists, Living Walls will also extend beyond the art gallery into the city through a series of commissions and paste-ups. 28 June - 25 August 9am – 5pm Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm Saturday Free Venue FORM Gallery 357 Murray Street, Perth

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TOHOKU - Through the Eyes of Japanese Photographers Consulate-General of Japan in Perth

This travelling exhibition presented by the Japan Foundation consists of works by nine photographers and one group of photographers, which together portray the past, present and future of the people and culture of the Tohoku Region in northern Japan. Photographs ranging from those taken in the 1940s to recent years will be on display, aiming to give people throughout the world a feel for the enduring fascination of Tohoku. Japanese culture traces its roots to the Jomon period of the tenth to third centuries BC, the essence of which remains vibrant in Tohoku today. This exhibition is not a report on the extent of the disaster or on the progress of reconstruction following the Great East Japan Earthquake which struck the region in March 2011, but an effort to introduce to the world the land of the Tohoku region, its people and lifestyles. 9 – 27 July 9am – 5pm Monday – Friday 11am – 3pm Saturday Free Venue Council House Ground Floor Foyer 27 St Georges Terrace Perth

The Outsiders Narda McMahon and STCWA

The Outsiders is Narda McMahon’s next chapter in her exploration of the curious. This is a collection of new works on paper and sculpture, depicting a group of women whom are anything but typical. “No there was another world, a universe filled with special people who didn’t want to be part of this dreary conformist life that I was told I had to join.” John Waters “We often take for granted the notion that some people are insiders, while others are outsiders. But such a notion is a social contrivance that is a legacy of a primordial and tribal mentality” - Jamake Highwater Opening night 20 July, 6pm 16 July – 4 August 11am – 4pm Saturdays Weekdays by appointment Free Venue State Theatre Centre of WA 174 - 176 William Street Northbridge


VISUAL ARTS

St George’s Art 2012: 10th Annual Exhibition St George's Cathedral

2012 Creative Connections Art & Poetry Exhibition

Winter Arts Pop Up Galleries City of Perth

Creative Connections and WA Poets Inc

St George’s Art has become a premier annual event in art education in Western Australia, attracting schools from all sectors. Participation provides an outstanding opportunity for schools to present work by students in Years 10, 11 and 12 in the unique setting of the Cathedral. Each year, visitors flock to view the exhibition as the standard of art on display continues to reach new heights, with many of the students going on to exhibit in the Year 12 Perspectives Exhibition at the Art Gallery of WA. St George’s Cathedral has a long history of outreach via the arts, particularly the visual arts and music, including St George’s Art since 2003. The exhibition is provided at no cost to schools or students; this event is brought about through the generosity of private donation and sponsorship and by the St George’s Cathedral Foundation for the Arts. 21 July – 2 August 10am – 4pm Monday – Saturday Noon – 4pm Sunday Entry by gold coin donation Venue St George’s Cathedral 38 St Georges Terrace Perth

An eclectic collection of art produced by artists with disabilities, together with works from WA Poets Inc, aims to demonstrate the diverse abilities and personalities of people with disabilities and to enable them, the community and community groups to connect. Colour and shape erupt on canvases ranging from apparent unstructured raw brush strokes drawn directly from the subconscious to deliberate compositions in an explosion of emotion and desire reflecting an eagerness from the often non-verbal artists to communicate. Married to each artwork is poetry by poets who have distilled the essence of each artwork into words, which lend another voice to the artist.  All artwork and accompanying poetry is available for purchase; 90% of proceeds go direct to the artist. From 4 August, 10am – 3pm Free

They will appear and then they will disappear. Temporary art spaces, although fleeting, will meld some unlikely locations with some of Perth’s most distinctive visual artistry. As part of this year’s Winter Arts Season, visual arts hubs will be “popping up” in city retail spaces, allowing shoppers, commuters and visitors to sample the works of Perth galleries when and where they least expect it. The pop-up galleries appearing throughout August will feature works from several Perth galleries including: Wasteland; Turner Galleries; Kurb Gallery; OK Gallery; and Perth Centre for Photography. Stay informed by following Show Me Perth on facebook or twitter. 3 – 29 August Free Venue Check showmeperth.com.au for locations and opening times.

Venue City Farm 1 City Farm Place, East Perth

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FILM

Umbrella Screenings Cultural Centre Screen

Rain, hail or shine, the Cultural Centre Screen offers artful and insightful programming from Australia and beyond. Situated in the James Street Amphitheatre, this large scale urban screen offers an array of arts, science, and community programming every day of the year to illuminate and inspire. The Umbrella Screenings is a unique selection of charming animation, thought provoking short drama and documentary, and short talks and lectures full of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately the world. Tuesday Talks If the idea of having new perspectives on our planet gets you out of bed each day with a spring in your step, then join the curious each Tuesday to hear from the world’s most inspired thinkers.

BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR 2012 World Expeditions

Hot on the heels of the largest and one of the most prestigious mountain festivals in the world, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour has hit the road with stops planned in 17 cities around Australia. This year’s Australian tour will showcase 2½ hours of breathtaking films that will transport you from the heart of the African Congo, through deep powder and an emotional rollercoaster with some inspiring snow lovers, to the heights of Mt Everest on a world record breaking Summit to Sea expedition with some very unassuming heroes. Join World Expeditions when the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings the spirit of outdoor adventure to Perth. Be warned, screenings often sell out so book early! View the trailer at banffaustralia.com.au 30 May - 2 June, 7pm Tickets $30 bocsticketing.com.au | 08 9484 1133 booking fees apply

Venue State Theatre Centre of WA 174 - 176 William Street Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge

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Tuesdays 12 noon, 1pm & 6pm World of Animation A selection of innovative graphic design, style and ideas from animators around the globe. Wednesdays 12 noon, 1pm & 6pm International Drama & Docos Short drama and documentary films from the international independent underground. Thursdays 12 noon, 1pm & 6pm Free Venue Cultural Centre Screen Perth Cultural Centre James Street, Northbridge


FILM

The Met in HD – Wagner’s Complete Ring Cycle Cinema Paradiso

Captured live in high definition, the greatest opera company in the world plays on Australian screens concurrently with the New York season. Opening with a behind the scenes documentary, this series is made possible by a generous grant from the Neubauer Family Foundation, is distributed in Australia by Sharmill Films, and supported in WA by the West Australian Opera. Wagner’s Dream

Das Rheingold

Die Walküre

A new documentary by Susan Fromke

(The Rhine Gold)

(The Valkyrie)

The stakes could not be higher as visionary director Robert Lepage, some of the world’s greatest operatic artists, and the Metropolitan Opera tackle Wagner’s Ring Cycle. An intimate look at the enormous theatrical and musical challenges of staging opera’s most monumental work, this film chronicles the quest to fulfill Wagner’s dream of a perfect Ring.

In the Ring cycle’s first opera, the gods of Valhalla clash with underworld dwarves and brawny giants. The evil Alberich steals gold from the Rhine and uses it to forge a ring of unimaginable power. Wotan, the king of the gods, uses magic to steal the Ring, but Alberich places a curse that guarantees misery for whoever wears it. Wotan’s unwillingness to part with the ring leads him to break a contract with the giants, setting in motion a chain of events that will end in his own destruction.

The mysterious hero Siegmund finds shelter in the arms of a lonely woman named Sieglinde. Their forbidden love leads Wotan’s daughter, the warrior maiden Brünnhilde, to defy morality and intervene. Brünnhilde’s transgression forces her father to choose between his love for his favorite daughter and his duty to his wife, the formidable goddess Fricka. Overcome with grief, Wotan takes away Brünnhilde’s godlike powers and puts her to sleep on a mountaintop, surrounded by a ring of magic fire that can only be crossed by the bravest of heroes.

2 & 3 June, 1pm

30 June & 1 July, 1pm

14 & 15 July, 1pm

Seigfried

Götterdämmerung  (Twilight of the Gods)

The young hero Siegfried grows up in the wilderness, raised by Alberich’s conniving brother Mime. He puts together the broken pieces of the sword Nothung, uses it to slay the fearsome dragon Fafner, and takes the Ring for himself. To fulfill his destiny, he must overcome one more opponent - Wotan, now disguised as the Wanderer, who knows the world of the gods is coming to an end and cross through the magic fire to awaken his true love, Brünnhilde.

Siegfried and Brünnhilde’s love is torn apart by the curse of the Ring. A trio of scheming humans separates the two in a desperate attempt to steal the Ring for themselves. Their villainous plan fails, but they succeed in murdering Siegfried. Heartbroken, Brünnhilde takes the Ring and leaps into the hero’s funeral pyre, causing a global cataclysm and the twilight of the gods. 4 & 5 August, 1pm

28 & 29 July, 1pm

All Tickets $27 / $23 conc | $15 under 18s lunapalace.com.au

Venue Cinema Paradiso 164 James Street Northbridge 08 9227 1771

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FILM

Estrella Damm 2012 Spanish Film Festival Cinema Paradiso

Embrace the cinematic experience of immersing yourself in Spanish and Latin American lives, loves and passions from the Spanish speaking world. Full programme announced 4 June. 19 – 26 July Tickets lunapalace.com.au Venue Cinema Paradiso 164 James Street Northbridge 08 9227 1771

Movies based on a Book State Library of Western Australia

Celebrate the National Year of Reading with this series of free films. Picnic at Hanging Rock dir. Peter Weir (1975, PG)

In the summer of 1900 three girls ascend a mysterious rock in the middle of the Australian bush and disappear. Their Victorian girls’ school gradually becomes contaminated and destroyed from within. Based on the book by Joan Lindsay. Starring Helen Morse, Jacki Weaver and Anne-Louise Lambert. 21 June, 5:45pm The Man from Snowy River dir. George Miller (1982, PG)

Loosely based on Banjo Paterson’s poem about the recapture of a runaway colt, this “kangaroo western” was enormously popular. Starring Kirk Douglas, Jack Thompson, Tom Burlinson and Sigrid Thornton.

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19 July, 5:45pm

Cosi dir. Mark Joffe (1996, M)

Lewis takes a job in an asylum working with patients interested in the dramatic arts and works with them to organise a grand staging of Mozart’s opera ‘Cosi Fan Tutte’. Starring Ben Mendelsohn, Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths and Barry Otto. 16 August, 5:45pm Free Venue State Library of WA Theatre, Ground Floor, 25 Francis Street Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge slwa.wa.gov.au | 08 9427 3111


The University Club of Western Australia, UWA Publishing, UWA School of Music and UWA Cultural Precinct

LITERATURE

Soiree Dinner: Portrait of a Luthier

Celebrate the start of the UWA Cultural Precinct’s Winter Arts with author Stephen Scourfield and the UWA School of Music as they recount in words and music Stephen’s novella The Luthier.

The Shore

Oscar Shorts 1UP Microcinema

1UP Microcinema is taking you to the Oscars with a program that contains every one of the Oscar nominated Live Action (narrative) short films from 2012, including Pentecost (Ireland); Raju (Germany); Time Freak (USA); Tuba Atlantic (Norway); and winning film, The Shore (Ireland).

An award-winning author of fiction and non-fiction, Stephen Scourfield won the Western Australian Premier’s Book Award for fiction in 2007, is currently the Travel Editor of The West Australian, and was judged Australia’s Best Travel Writer in the National Travel Industry Awards in 2009 and 2011. He is also a recipient of a United Nations Media Award. The Luthier is from Stephen’s most recent book, Unaccountable Hours, in which Australian instrument maker Alton Freeman devotes his life to crafting a violin that will reproduce the perfect sound of Bach’s Partitas and Sonatas as played by his idol, musician Monica Erica Grenbaum. Enjoy an enchanting evening of fine food, music and contemporary literature in the stunning surrounds of the University Club Restaurant. Price includes a three-course menu with selected wines to match.

6 – 10 June, 7:45pm

4 July, 7pm

Tickets $15 insertcoins.com.au

Tickets Members $89/Guests $99 08 6488 8770

Venue 1UP Microcinema 312b William Street Northbridge

Venue The University Club Restaurant University of WA, Hackett Drive Crawley

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LITERATURE

Phonics, Sonics and Electronics

Poets Aloud

The 2012 WA Poetry Festival

The 2012 WA Poetry Festival

Many poets use sound as an integral part of their meaning, rather than the sound being merely an inevitable side-effect of vocalising their literary meaning. This event will celebrate artists who use voice, music, noise and found sound as part of the way they present poetry to the world.

Before European settlement, Perth’s CBD was covered in wetlands. Now in the heart of the city, a former water feature has been transformed into wetlands with a stage for outdoor performance – a uniquely natural setting for readings from some of Australia’s most talented poets. Come down, take a seat, enjoy the surroundings and even sign up for open mic.

Featured artists will include ACR, Chris Arnold, Marcus John, Mar Bucknell, Bozo, Helchild, Jarred Robb and Catastrophe (Ray Grenfell and Mar Bucknell). Steve Smart

The 2012 WA Poetry Festival

Free

17 August, 9:30pm Tickets $5 / $3 conc wapoets.net.au

WA Poets Inc

17 & 20 August, 12:30 - 2pm

Venue PICA Bar Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts 51 James Street Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge

Venue Wetlands Stage Perth Cultural Centre Northbridge

Poetry Workshop Series The 2012 WA Poetry Festival

The eighth annual WA Poetry Festival features four days of workshops, readings, talks, slams and poetry contests that bring together different poetic expressions, languages and traditions. Local, national, and international poets are offered professional development opportunities to challenge their craft through networking and workshops, while a diverse range of events offer poetry enthusiasts a scene to explore. Full program available at wapoets.net.au

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Festival Launch The 2012 WA Poetry Festival

Meet this year’s lineup of poets, enjoy some food and wine and listen as a selection of our guest poets present some of their finest work. 17 August, 7pm Free Venue PICA Bar Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts 51 James Street Perth Cultural Centre Northbridge

Hosted by guest poets, learn everything from finding inspiration to how to get your poetry published and market yourself to other readers. Learn from some of the best including visiting Australian poet Steve Smart and Irish songwriter Andy White; incorporate multilingual poetry with Tineke Van Der Eeken; and build confidence in your delivery with local performance poet Kate Wilson. 18 – 20 August, various times Cost (per workshop) WA Poets Inc Members $15 / $10 conc Non-members $20 / $15 conc wapoets.net.au Venue Kaos Room, The Blue Room Theatre 53 James St, Perth Cultural Centre Northbridge


Festival Kick-up

Poetry Slam

The 2012 WA Poetry Festival sponsored by Tantamount Greetings Cards

The 2012 WA Poetry Festival

The 2012 WA Poetry Festival

Witness the announcement of the Creatrix Poetry Prize, Haiku Prize and Song Lyric Contest and enjoy some of Perth’s best poets and musicians while you sit back with a drink as the winners perform their prize-winning entries.

Yell, howl, whisper or even rap your poem at this literary competition where the audience – you – could be the judge! Contestants get a microphone and two minutes on stage to impress the judges with poetry, hiphop, lyrics, monologues, or whatever other tricks our wordsmiths have up their sleeves. Attracting a diverse range of performers every year, The WA Poets Inc Poetry Slam will immerse you in a wide variety of poetic styles and performances that are sure to impress!

From ‘There Was a Lover and His Lass’ and ‘The Black Hare’ to ‘There Was an Old Man from Nantucket’ via ‘Dadadadadadadadadadadadadadadadadada’, Stevie Smith, A. A. Milne, Edward Gorey, Spike Milligan, Pam Ayres and Perth’s own Andrew Burke; there is a rich but often neglected tradition of comic poetry. This event will feature some of Perth’s best comedians doing poetry and some of Perth’s best poets doing comedy.  Mar Bucknell promises to deliver a cover of the great poem by the Irish-born star of Triple J’s Graveyard Shift, Dave Callan, who began his comedy career in Perth: ‘Phil Collins / FUCK OFF!’ Other performers will include Helchild; Barry the Bloody Boring Bush Poet from the Back and Beyond of Boyup Brook; The Scrutineer of Splodge; Byron Bard; and Paula Gallagher. 18 August, 7pm

Tickets $5 / $3 conc wapoets.net.au

18 August, 9:30pm Tickets $5 / $3 conc wapoets.net.au

Multilingual Poetry The 2012 WA Poetry Festival

Belgian-born writer Tineke Van der Eecken (Winner, 2011 Karen W Treanor Poetry Award and 2011 Festival Award at the Ubud Readers and Writers Festival Poetry Slam), joined by Kevin Gillam on cello, will present poetry by Jacques Brel and other multilingual poets. Among the line-up, Afeif Ismail will bring his beautiful Arabic poetry, while other local poets will charm you with language and introduce you to rich and diverse cultures of the world. There will be open mic for anyone inspired on the night to join in this language festivity. 20 August, 7pm

LITERATURE

An Evening of Comic Poetry

19 August, 9:30pm Tickets wapoets.net.au

Young Poets The 2012 WA Poetry Festival

Featuring performance poet Kate Wilson and Jazz singer Jake Dennis with other supporting poets, this night is all about the young emerging generation of poets in Western Australia. Sign up for open mic yourself - but get down early, spots will go fast! 20 August, 9:30pm Tickets $5 / $3 conc wapoets.net.au

Tickets wapoets.net.au Barry the Bloody Boring Bush Poet

Tineke Van der Eecken

Venue PICA Bar Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts 51 James Street Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge

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YOUTH & FAMILY

Explore-a-saurus Scitech

Dinosaurs are invading Scitech! Get up-close-and-personal with amazing prehistoric dinosaurs as you learn how they lived, how fast they ran, even test the strength of a T-Rex jaw. Try out your paleontological skills uncovering fossils and bones; compare the types of plants dinosaurs ate; examine insects under microscopes; recreate the sounds of different dinosaurs and see how they digested food. 31 May - 21 October 9am – 4pm Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm Saturday & Sunday, school holidays & public holidays Tickets $14 / $9 children scitech.org.au

National Science Week – Molecular Origami Scitech

Put your paper-puzzling skills to the test with this dazzling community project that will see thousands of individual origami pieces joined together to build a giant molecule. Come down and add your piece to the puzzle while you learn about polymer science and its uses in daily life and meet talented scientists who dedicate their time to improving our world. For more info about this and other National Science Week events (August 11-19) visit sciencewa.net.au 11-12 & 16-19 August Free Venue Cultural Precinct, Perth
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St George’s Cathedral

St George’s Cathedral warms up Perth’s winter with a candle-lit service & winter fair. The service is sung by the renowned Cathedral Consort, which has performed in Perth Concert Hall and live on ABC radio and television. The winter fair follows on the Cathedral’s landscaped, sumptuously lit forecourt overlooking St Georges Terrace, with hot food, mulled wine, vocal and instrumental music, street performers, fire-eaters, and more.

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NAIDOC Perth Opening Ceremony

NAIDOC Perth (Inc.)

NAIDOC Perth (Inc.)

National NAIDOC Week (National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee) runs annually in the first full week in July - a cultural festival consisting of various events celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures and achievements. The festival stems from the Aborignal activism of the 1920s, with the first NAIDOC Committee convened in 1957.

NAIDOC Week celebrations open in Perth with a Welcome to Country by Whadjuck Noongar Elders. This is a family event with music and traditional dance, rides and activities for the children, Elders Marquee, community stalls and food to enjoy.

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In aid of Yipirinya School, an indigenous Northern Territory school, in partnership with Christ Church Grammar School, Perth. 24 June, 5pm

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Winterfest 2012

Free Venue St George’s Cathedral 38 St Georges Terrace, Perth 08 9325 5766

1 July, 12 noon – 5pm Free Venue Wellington Square cnr Wellington and Bennett Street East Perth naidoc.org.au | naidocperth.org

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Dinosaur Petting Zoo Western Australian Museum – Perth

“It’s a petting zoo but not as you know it…” Erth’s widely acclaimed Dinosaur Petting Zoo is bigger and better and heading to the WA Museum for the July school holidays. Meet Erth’s awesome prehistoric creatures from cute baby dinos to teethgnashing giants! Recent additions to Erth’s dinosaurs are new to WA audiences and include the awesome carnivorous theropod known as Australovenator, the most complete meat-eating dinosaur skeleton yet found in Australia; Minmi is a small ankylosaurian dinosaur that lived during the early Cretaceous Period; and beware the mighty Titanosaur, who belongs to a diverse group of sauropod dinosaurs - some of the heaviest creatures to walk the earth.

Mirror - an exhibition by Jeannie Baker State Library of Western Australia

The travelling exhibition Mirror features original collages from the children’s book of the same name by well-known Australian author/illustrator Jeannie Baker.

Opportunities to pet, feed and interact with dinosaurs are all part of the show in this imaginative experience where children can watch wide-eyed from a safe distance or dare to get right up close.

The collages follow the lives of two boys; one in urban Australia and one in the ‘Valley of Roses’ in Southern Morocco. The scenes are brought to life in incredible detail by ingenious and painstaking use of fabric, card and natural materials, illustrating how, despite great geographical and cultural separation, the boys lives mirror one another.

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Raised children’s platforms will ensure little ones will be able to get up close to have a look as you’re invited to connect with vibrantly expressed themes of family, community and home. Mirror is an exhibition that kids, parents and grandparents will enjoy. 5 July – 8 September During Library hours Venue State Library of Western Australia Ground Floor, 25 Francis Street Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge slwa.wa.gov.au

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Erth’s animated dinosaur puppets come to life and are (mostly) friendly in this fun, educational and unique performance event that will delight children of all ages. Dinosaur Petting Zoo represents the most recent Australian dinosaur discoveries with a focus on the science behind how we understand these amazing creatures.

7 – 22 July (excluding Monday) 10am, 12 noon, 2pm Tickets $12.50 children (3 – 15 yrs) | $15 adults / $12.50 conc $48 Family (2 adults, 2 children) Group discounts available for groups 20+ on 08 9431 8351 museum.wa.gov.au/erth-dinosaurs | Door sales available. 08 9427 2877 Venue Western Australian Museum - Perth Perth Cultural Centre, James Street Northbridge


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The Big Top Olympics

Kids Cushion Concerts

Play Me a Picture

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West Australian Symphony Orchestra

West Australian Symphony Orchestra Ernst & Young

Counting down to that other little known event, the London Olympics; the City of Perth presents one of the most extreme sporting spectacles and hilarious circus displays – all mashed together in one big top bonanza.

Toot, whistle, plonk, boom, shake, rattle and roll! WASO’s Education Chamber Orchestra (EChO) is a high-energy 15 piece ensemble featuring one of each instrument of the orchestra. We invite all our young friends to join us and have a go on the instruments after the show. Enjoy 50 minutes of musical celebration as we dance, sing and have lots of fun.

In a fast paced performance packed with energy, audiences will be introduced to an array of Olympic sports in a comic race against the clock. See well known favourites such as the 100m sprint, high dive and badminton, as well as the little known egg and spoon race, superlight straw javelin and the threelegged race. These athletes will provide the best school holiday entertainment as they attempt to bring home the gold! 9 – 21 July 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm daily Free Tickets Pre-bookings not available. Limited capacity. Tickets available to collect from 9am at Forrest Place on the day of the performance.

The West Australian Symphony Orchestra plays some of the most colourful orchestral music while an empty canvas is transformed into something magical right before your eyes in this fun filled family concert. Warwick Potter, conductor Phil Doncon, artist (pictured)

Recommended for ages 2 – 7.

Recommended for ages 6 – 13.

Kids’ Cushion Concerts are supported by Commonwealth Bank and Healthway

This concert will be webcast live on freezone.iinet.net.au, or take your family to the Northbridge Piazza and enjoy it on the big screen.

11 & 12, 20 & 21 July 9:45am & 11:15am Tickets $12 waso.com.au | 08 9326 0000 bocsticketing.com.au | 08 9484 1133 booking fees apply

Venue Perth Concert Hall 5 St Georges Terrace, Perth

22 July, 3pm Tickets $20 waso.com.au | 08 9326 0000 bocsticketing.com.au | 08 9484 1133 booking fees apply

Venue Perth Concert Hall 5 St Georges Terrace, Perth

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Made on the Left Made on the Left Side of Australia

In anticipation of another chilly west coast winter, Made on the Left teams up with the State Theatre Centre to infuse some colour into the grey days ahead with a red hot inner city market.

Made on the Left showcases the best independently made art, design and fashion created right here on the left side of Australia. Our winter market will be packed full of handmade goodness from extraordinarily talented local designers. Come visit our new home and stroll through one of Perth’s most beautiful shiny new buildings to find something inspired and original to warm your head, your home or your heart.
 madeontheleft.com 29 July, 10am – 4pm | Free | State Theatre Centre of WA

The Gruffalo’s Child Tall Stories’ magical musical adaptation presented by CDP

After sold out Perth performances in 2010-11, the team behind The Gruffalo returns with the charming sequel, based on the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, published by Macmillan Children’s Books. The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should ever set foot in the deep dark wood… One wild and windy night the Gruffalo’s child ignores her father’s warning and tiptoes out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist… does he? The Gruffalo’s Child brings together physical theatre, music and puppetry to deliver songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 4 and up, and their adults… “Smiles all round... can’t fail to please“– Courier Mail “Free and funny… winningly played” – Sydney Morning Herald “Every bit as funny, charming and innovative as The Gruffalo... everything good children’s theatre should be.” – The List, UK 21 – 26 August Tuesday 12 noon | Wednesday/Thursday/Saturday 10am & 12 noon Friday 10am | Saturday 3pm | Sunday 12 noon & 2pm Tickets $25 | group/education specials available bocsticketing.com.au | 08 9484 1133 booking fees apply

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Fast Eddys Cafe

See the Perth Town Hall undercroft transformed into a colourful European-style food market and Supper Club. A perfect start to a night out, make it your preshow stop to warm up with hearty dishes like paella, bratwurst, tagines, soups and traditional stews from some of Perth’s favourite street food vendors.

Gelato Amico

Adding to the atmosphere under the gothic arches, sample some of the talent on offer during Winter Arts Season 2012 with live music and themed performances while you dine. 29 June, 27 July, 31 August (last Friday of each month) 5 - 8pm

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Free Venue Perth Town Hall undercroft Cnr Hay & Barrack Street Perth showmeperth.com.au

Quick Bites  Cut out and present these offers to claim your mouth-watering winter deals

Pancakes at Carillon

PICA Bar & Café

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Fast Eddys Cafe 454 Murray St Perth

FREE bottle of Hardy's 'Quills' Chardonnay or Shiraz Cabernet (value $21) with any two main meals. Present your Winter Arts ticket on the event day to redeem this offer. Open 24/7.

Andaluz Bar & Tapas

The George

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Gelato Amico 110 William St (cnr Murray St) Perth

Happy Hours: Buy one large coffee and get a “Gelato Burger” FREE. 12 noon-2pm and 5-7pm daily.

Pajeco Perth Cultural Centre (opp Art Gallery of WA)

Frisk Small Bar

FREE coffee or bottled mineral water with every pasta purchased. Pasta dishes from $7.50. Open Monday - Friday: 7am-7pm, Saturday & Sunday: 9am-6pm.

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Late Night Lounge

Kick on for a late night tipple and casual conversation at our official Winter Arts lounge bars, open late throughout the three-month Season.

Pancakes at Carillon Shop 66/67 Carillon Arcade, Upper Hay St level (opp ABC Shop)

Diners receive 25% off total food bill to a maximum value of $25. Valid Monday - Friday only.   Open Saturday - Thursday: 9am-4:30pm, Friday 9am-9pm.

PICA Bar & Café 51 James St, Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge

Offer 1: Purchase a steak sandwich or grilled chicken burger and a glass of wine/pint of beer for $18. Valid Monday – Friday, 11:30am – 3:30pm. Offer 2: Order one tapas item and get another of the same value FREE - OR - order two tapas items and receive a FREE glass of wine or beer. Valid Friday & Saturday 4:30 – 7:30pm.

Shimizu Japanese Café Shop G4A, City Central,166, Murray St Mall, Perth (Woolworths entrance)

Offer 1: Enjoy two sets of Grilled Salmon Bento for the price of one ($15.90) Limit to first 30 customers per day. Offer 2: Receive a complimentary bowl of miso soup with any sushi purchase above $5. Open daily 9:30am-6pm, Friday 9:30am-9pm.

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21 Howard St Perth

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Venture down Howard Street (with the outdoor chandelier) to find this intimate, tucked away space. Pick from an extensive international wine list or sip on a classic cocktail. The kitchen is open until 11pm to satisfy your late-night cravings.

Get comfortable in slick surroundings for a night of sophistication. Choose from an extensive range of local, premium and international wines, beer and specialty cocktails.

A refurbished flour mill from 1906, VENN’s contemporary space features glass, polished concrete floors and industrial lighting. Choose from a thoughtfully-curated wine, beer, cider and spirit list while relaxing on the ground level, gallery or sky deck.

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This late-night establishment is the place to go for live music and a menu of smooth specialty cocktails to sip while you relax in a cosy booth.

Take a seat on our pre-loved furniture and soak up the relaxed atmosphere as you peruse a menu of quality local coffee, fine wine, boutique beer and cider, premium spirits and smooth cocktails. Sunday Warming Special: $8 Layered Liqueur Coffee with 5 Senses and Bannister Downs milk.

 Present these offers at the following Winter Arts Wine & Dine venues for fabulous specials all through the weeks…


1907 Restaurant & Cocktail Bar

Andaluz

The Aviary

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21 Howard St Perth

1/140 William St Perth

Level 33 St Martin’s Tower 44 St Georges Tce Perth

FREE wine tasting matched with canapés, 6pm Mondays in June.

Enjoy a choice of two courses and glass of wine at The Bird Cage for $45pp.

Limited places.

Valid for bookings between 5:30 & 7:30pm, Monday – Saturday. 08 9226 0259

Cocktail Bar: Enjoy a selection of $10 cocktails (usually $16) Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 5pm-midnight Friday 4pm-1am | Saturday 6pm-1am.

Bookings essential: 08 9481 0092

Restaurant: Receive 25% off your entire bill.

25% off the total bill up to the value of $45 per table of two (not valid Saturday dinner and public holidays). Max. 3 offers per table. Not valid with any other offer and subject to availability.

Open for lunch Tuesday – Friday from 12pm and dinner Tuesday – Saturday from 6pm.

Bookings essential: 08 9220 8333

CNR Café

Etro Bistro

The George

Corner James & Lake St Northbridge

49 King St Perth

216 St Georges Tce Perth

Offer 1: Pay just $20 for 10 coffees redeemable June - August.

Dinner: When two or more people dine, receive a complimentary bottle of wine or two desserts. Present your Winter Arts ticket to redeem this offer.

Choice of main (selected menu) and glass of house wine or Little Creatures Bright Ale $30pp.

Open for dinner Tuesday - Saturday 5:30-9:30pm Also open for breakfast & lunch 7 days.

Book on 6161 6662.

For $45pp, enjoy a two course menu of main and dessert with tea or coffee for bookings between 5:30pm and 6:30pm daily.

Offer 2: 25% off 6 Course Raw & Living Degustation Dinner Parties 15 June, 13 July & 10 August. Limited places.

Globe Wine Bar & Restaurant

Monday – Thursday, 5:30 – 7.30pm.

Parmelia Hilton, Mill St Perth

Book on 9215 2421.

Book on 08 9228 8861.

Book on 08 9481 1148

Il Padrino Café Pizzeria Restaurant

Tony Roma’s

VENN Café + Bar

Ya-Ya’s

919 Hay St Perth

16 Queen St Perth

147 James St Northbridge

Offer 1: Buy one pizza or pasta and get one FREE.

Receive a free entree to share with every two main meals purchased for bookings up 'til 6pm.

Offer 1: Purchase any bottle of red or white wine and receive a complimentary antipasto plate.

Offer 2: 10% off Grilled Calamari and Scaloppine Al Vino.

Not valid public holidays. Offer excludes TR Sampler plate.

Offer 2: 20% off the total bill for orders up to $150.

Get a pre-dinner/show Winter Warmer Cocktail for just $10. Choices include mulled wine, a bourbonbased and a rum-based cocktail. Valid Wednesday – Friday, 5-8pm.

Valid Tuesday – Thursday, 11.30am – 3pm and 5-7pm.

Open 7 days, 5.30pm til late. Book on 08 9481 8152.

Open Wednesday – Saturday, 5pm – midnight

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ACCOMMODATION Make a weekend of it. There's no need to hurry home with these great winter getaway specials. Quote ‘Winter Arts Season’ when you book…

Duxton Hotel

Goodearth Hotel

Parmelia Hilton Perth

1 St Georges Tce Perth

195 Adelaide Tce Perth

Mill Street Perth

Deluxe City View room incl. buffet breakfast for up to two people in the Grill Restaurant and one valet parking from $259 per night. Available Friday/Saturday/Sunday, subject to availability.

Exclusive to Winter Arts, stay in a Superior Studio Apartment with full buffet breakfast for two plus a bottle of sparkling wine and chocolates on arrival, just $200 per night.

Winter weekend accommodation rates start from $217 per night including buffet breakfast for two.

reservations@perth.duxton.com.au 1800 681 118

Available 1 June - 15 August (excluding 14-21 June & 1-8 July), subject to availability. stay@goodearthhotel.com.au 08 9492 7777

Valid Friday & Saturday, subject to availability. www.perth.hilton.com

Perth Ambassador Hotel 196 Adelaide Tce Perth

Exclusive to Winter Arts, stay in an Executive Suite with full buffet breakfast for two plus a bottle of sparkling wine and chocolates on arrival, just $240 per night. Available 1 June - 15 August (excluding 14-21 June & 1-8 July), subject to availability. reserve@ambassadorhotel.com.au 08 9325 1455

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27 Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) 28 Perth Town Hall 29 Perth Convention Exhibition Centre 30 Rosie O’Grady’s Northbridge 31 Scitech 32 St George’s Cathedral 33 St Mary’s Cathedral 34 State Library of WA 35 State Theatre Centre of WA 36 University of WA (UWA) 37 Venn Gallery 38 WA Museum

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Season Partners

SPONSORS

Presenting Partner

Participating Organisations Duet Entertainment 1Up Microcinema

Australian String Quartet

Army Museum of WA Foundation

The Bakery

Western Power, Dept. of Culture & the Arts

Artbank

Hyatt Regency Perth

Barefaced

CDP Theatre Producers Ellington Jazz Club Celebrate WA

State of the Art: CWA; BHP Billiton; Lotterywest; Hawaiian; IT That Works; Channel 7; The West Australian; Austereo; Perth Concert Hall; BOCS Ticketing

The Bird

Perth Concert Hall, WAAPA Jazz Dept., The Perth International Jazz Festival, Paul Tunzi acoustic keyboard services

Foodchain City of Perth

Art Gallery of WA

Principal Partner - Wesfarmers Arts; 303LOWE; Channel Nine; The Sunday Times; Audi. Picasso to Warhol Partners/Sponsors: Eventscorp; Ernst & Young; Singapore Airlines; Novotel; Channel Nine; The Sunday Times; ABC 720 ARTBAR: Principal Partner - Audi

Ausdance WA

Dept. of Culture & the Arts - Lotterywest Australian Dance Awards - MoveMe; City of Perth; Healthway - BE ACTIVE; Harlequin; Bloch; IBSA; AON; Future Now; The Good Store; Success Printing; Classical Dance Studio; Kindy Dance Time; The Dance Collective; Perth Theatre Trust; AEG Ogden

Chuckles Comedy Black Swan State Theatre Company

Rio Tinto; Australia Council for the Arts; Dept. of Culture & the Arts; Dept. of Regional Land & Development; Lotterywest; Healthway - Act, Belong, Commit; DORIC; Worley Parsons; Jackson McDonald; Wesfarmers Arts; ANZ; Chevron; Hollywood Private Hospital; Joondalup Health Campus; Dessein; Water Corporation; Red Tiki; City of Perth; Centurion; Crown Relocations; John Holland; KPMG; TGS; Skywest; Thrifty; Hawaiian; Catalyse; Mix 94.5; The West Australian; Kytec; Amelia Park Wines; Mash Brewery; Creating Events with Style; McCusker Charitable Foundation; Copyright Agency Cultural Fund

Bootleg Comedy

FORM Cinema Paradiso Fremantle Chamber Orchestra Fremantle Herald & Perth Voice, Town of Fremantle

Comedy Lounge

Gallery Central Comedy Shack The Burger Shack

The Blue Room Theatre Australian Chamber Orchestra

Beethoven 9: National Tour & Founding Partner – IBM, New South Wales Government through ArtsNSW, Australia Council for the Arts THE REEF – (see Tura New Music)

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Australian Performing Arts Network

Australia Council for the Arts; Dept. of Culture & the Arts and Lotterywest; Civic Partner – City of Perth; Non-Drowsy Design; Coopers; Jane Brook Estate Wines; Scott Print. Hello my name is has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding advisory body, the Besen Family Foundation, Maximised by Chunky Move, Dancehouse, La Mama Theatre and TheatreWorks.

Buzz Dance Theatre

Dept. of Culture & the Arts, Be Active; Community Newspaper Group; Red Meets Blue; Cove Health Club

Consulate-General of Japan in Perth

The Government House Foundation of Western Australia

City of Perth, The Japan Foundation

Creative Connections

State of the Art: BHP Billiton; Lotterywest; Hawaiian; IT That Works; Channel 7; The West Australian; Mix 94.5; Perth Concert Hall; BOCS Ticketing

Cultural Centre Screen MRA

His Majesty’s Theatre

Cabaret Soiree – DownStairs at the Maj: Australia Post; Perth Theatre Trust; His Majesty’s Theatre Foundation; Little Creatures Brewing; Stella Bella; The West Australian. Museum of Performing Arts. Morning Melodies - His Majesty's Theatre Foundation; The West Australian


Underground Cabaret Janus Entertainment Madame Ballet: City of Perth

Laugh Resort Inc. Rosie O’Grady’s Northbridge

Perth Theatre Company

Dept, of Culture & the Arts – Lotterywest; City of Perth; Scott Print; Squire Sanders; Muse Bureau; The Sunday Times

Relationships Australia

Venn

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

Voyces

Western Australian Museum Perth

UWA Cultural Precinct

The West Australian Music Industry Association Inc.

Coup Creative

City of Perth; The Globe Advertising and Design

Made on the Left Side of Australia

Scitech

St George’s Cathedral

St George’s Cathedral Foundation for the Arts, Voyager Estate, City of Perth

Musica Viva

Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts; NSW Government through Trade & Investment Arts NSW; ABC Classic FM; Wesfarmers Arts; Foxtel; Huntington Estate Wines; Pan Pacific Perth

State Library of Western Australia

University Club of Western Australia UWA Extension UWA Publishing UWA School of Music SymbioticA, The Centre of Excellence in Biological Arts: a jointly funded initiative between The University of Western Australia and the Dept. of Culture and the Arts

Mirror: Australian Government through the Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR)

WA Poets Inc NAIDOC Perth (Inc)

Chevron Texaco; Office of Aboriginal Health; Office Nursing and Midwifery; Woodside; Newmont Mining; Dept. of Culture & the Arts; City of Perth; ICC (FaHCSIA)

State Theatre Centre of WA

City of Perth; Lotterywest; Perth Poetry Club; Crow Books; Tantamount Greeting Cards; The Bodhi Tree; Fremantle Press; Sunline Press; Mulla Mulla Press

The School for Wives: Perth Theatre Trust; Bell Shakespeare; Wesfarmers Arts; Miles from Nowhere Winemakers; Arts NSW; Australia Council for the Arts; Playing Australia

WA Youth Jazz Orchestra Perth Centre for Photography Dept. of Culture & the Arts; Madfish Fine Wines; National Electrical and Communications Association; Apache Mining; Fitzgeralds Photo Imaging; European Foods; Little Creatures Brewing; Platform Communications

SPONSORS

Kings Perth Hotel

STRUT Dance

Australia Council for the Arts, Dept. of Culture & the Arts, Ausdance, MoveMe MoveMe Dance Festival: City of Perth Tiny Little Tragedies: Moet

Sugar Blue Burlesque

North West Shelf Australia LNG; Ashurst; Ferrier Hodgson; Australia Council for the Arts; Dept. of Culture & the Arts; Healthway - Act-Belong-Commit; ABC Jazz

West Australian Symphony Orchestra

Wesfarmers Arts; Chevron Australia; Ernst & Young; Stott & Hoare; Mitsui & Co (Australia Ltd) and Mutsui E&P Australia Pty Ltd

World Expeditions

Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company WA Youth Orchestra

Woodside, Dept. of Culture & the Arts, Macquarie Bank Foundation, Perth Concert Hall, Jon Green Photographer

Perth Concert Hall

2012 WAMi Festival: Civic Partner – City of Perth; Dept. of Culture & the Arts – Lotterywest; Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority; Alberts; iinet; Central Institute of Technology; Student Edge; Sonicbids; Little Creatures; Xanadu; Creative Legal; The Bakery; The WIRE; Xpress Magazine; DRUM Media; RTR FM; themusic.com.au

Major Partner - BHP Billiton; Touring Partner - Chevron Australia; Development Partner - Woodside; Dept. of Culture & the Arts; Australia Council for the Arts; Healthway - Respect Yourself, Respect Your Culture

Perth Theatre Trust

Tura New Music Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

Australia Council for the Arts; Government of Western Australia – Dept. of Culture & the Arts; City of Perth; Grace Fine Art; Rio Tinto; Kunstmuseum Bonn

Perth Jazz Society

Dept, of Culture & the Arts, His Majesty’s Theatre

The Reef: Co-Principal Sponsors – Total E&P Australia & Wesfarmers Arts; ACO2 Principal Partner - QANTAS; Playing Australia; Healthway - Respect Yourself, Respect Your Culture; Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa; Tony & Michelle Grist; The West Australian; 720 ABC Perth; The West Australian Regional Newspapers; RedWave Media; GWN 7; Aurora Oil and Gas; FORM; Eric Hood Pty Ltd; Luna Palace Cinemas; Surfing World; Creative Music Fund; Pinctada Hotels & Resorts; Euroz Securities; New South Wales Government through ArtsNSW; Australia Council for the Arts; Dept. of Culture & the Arts, Lotterywest. Club Zho and Liquid Architecture: Australia Council for the Arts; Dept. of Culture & the Arts, Lotterywest; Western Australian Museum; The Bakery, ARTRAGE

WA Youth Theatre Company

Dept of Culture & the Arts, Lotterywest, Healthway, City of Perth, Ian Potter Foundation Program Design Non-Drowsy Design

West Australian Opera

Wesfarmers Arts; Channel Nine; The West Australian; NAB; PwC; Hollywood Private Hospital; Hawaiian; Hartley Estate; Dept. of Culture & the Arts and Lotterywest; Australia Council for the Arts

Season Coordination Melissa Arbon, Dianah Star, Sarah Thillagaratnam, Chiara Dichiera Season Publicists Dianah Star

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