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STREET SMARTS Discover Perth’s answer to Latin street food on the beach
FOOD FASHION DESIGN NIGHTLIFE
Published by Urban Walkabout - Summer’16 issue Level 2, 452 William St, Perth WA 6003. T: 0438 929 882 Head Office: 120A Devonshire Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010. T: 02 9698 4115 Email email@example.com Web urbanwalkabout.com Publisher Victoria Moxey Senior Account Manager Georgina Strain Production Coordinator Hannah Ford Layout Design Dani Lima Feature Photographer Jampal Williamson Photography Contributors Hannah Ford, Cécile Armand Editorial Contributors Hannah Ford, Kat Gillespie and Lisa O’Neill Cover credits photography by Jampal Williamson justgravity.co Umbrella and beach chairs from William Topp williamtopp.com ©2016 Urban Walkabout. All rights reserved
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2016 edition of style seekers There’s no denying that Perth is truly heating up in 2016. A wave of new openings from local and international talent is putting Perth at the vanguard of food, fashion and design. From celebrity chef David Thompson’s newest contemporary Thai restaurant Long Chim to Fremantle’s trending small bar Strange Company, Perth is delivering some of the world’s best places to dine, sip and unwind. In this issue of Style Seekers, we bring you the essential ingredients to make the most of Perth this season. Savour a balmy night out at some of the city’s hottest bars, gather the troops and discover Perth’s freshest venues, or relish one of the city’s festivals that transform streets with live music, art and entertainment. As addictive as Perth is this season, the lure of the open road calls. Pack your bags and take a weekend trip to the Margaret River region, a place flourishing with a food and drink scene and electric creative culture. In this issue we also speak to the creative duo behind Comida Do Sul, Perth’s Brazilian food truck, and provide a jam-packed calendar of all the events that should be on your radar this season. We hope that this issue inspires you to get out and explore everything Perth has to offer. Here’s to an unforgettable 2016! Victoria Moxey Publisher
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27 CHAPTERS CAFÉS, BARS & RESTAURANTS 6 DESIGN & FASHION 18 ARTS & CULTURE 28 STYLE SETTERS SERIES #3 12 Street Smarts: Joel Rees and Dany Flauzino, owners of Comida do Sul. 34 PIAF: Wendy Martin, Artisitc Director, Perth International Arts Festival.
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In this issue 4 Perth at a glance 8 Perth’s best bars 16 Mercury rising: Perth 2016 hit list 26 Down South 30 Don’t miss diary dates 38 Business directory 40 Maps STYLE SEEKERS INTRO 3
perth at a glance
3000 Hours of annual sunshine (averaging eight hours daily), which makes Perth the sunniest capital city in Australia. Get yourself a healthy dose of vitamin D and revel in the cloudless blue skies. Just don’t forget to pack sunglasses.
29˚ $$$ FORGET NEW YORK, Tokyo or London – the highest population of self-made millionaires in the world per capita hail from Perth.
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Taxis in Perth are often hard to come by, funds better spent on local food, wine or fashion. Perth, Fremantle and Joondalup provide free Central Area Transit (CAT) buses within each central city location so you can jump on and off, soaking up the sights. You won’t wait longer than 15 minutes (some come every five) before the next CAT rolls around. See routes and timetables at www.transperth.wa.gov.au.
The average temperature during summer makes the 19 metropolitan beaches on offer all the more inviting. Check out the iconic Cottesloe Beach with its pylon regularly changing colours due to late night paint jobs from rival surf life saving clubs.
hidden treasures The small bar scene in the Perth CBD has exploded with cosy watering holes dotting laneways, rooftops and basements amidst the business hub. For the second year running, Perth has been recognised as the home of Australia’s best small bar. Northbridge’s Mechanics Institute won the current Bartender Magazine’s Australian Small Bar of the Year awards, joining 2014 victor, Varnish on King.
DINING ETIQUETTE Perth has more restaurants per capita than any other of Australia’s capital cities. Most restaurants require bookings, however don’t despair if you have a spontaneous date night as you’ll find plenty reserve sections of the restaurant for drop ins.
400.6 ha Kings Park is one of the largest inner city parks in the world and is bigger than New York’s Central Park and London’s Hyde Park. Spanning across 400.6 hectares, the scenic gardens is visited by approximately 6 million visitors each year and has been ranked the sixth best park in the world by TripAdvisor.
The time it takes via ferry from Fremantle to Rottnest Island. Hot tip: Pack a pair of trainers, this island has no cars so your best options are to walk or hire a bike as you explore the idyllic, sun-drenched beaches.
The position Fremantle was ranked in Lonely Planet’s list of the best cities in the world to visit. The old port town was the only Australian city to make the top 10 Best in Travel 2016 - Lonely Planet’s annual publication on the hottest travel trends, destinations, journeys and experiences for the year.
The length of the brand new waterfront promenade surrounding the Elizabeth Quay inlet and island. The area features Australia’s first Ritz-Carlton Hotel, fine dining, casual eateries and shopping with spectacular views of the Swan River and the architecturally designed inlet. STYLE SEEKERS INTRO 5
48 George St, East Fremantle. T: 6424 9500
This unique neighbourhood bar and bottle shop takes its food and drink very seriously indeed. Grab a table and settle in for a night of great wine, cocktails, craft beer and cider complemented by a menu that focuses on all things seasonal and local. Plates are designed to be shared, and the restaurantâ€™s housemade charcuterie boasts a delectable selection of cold cured meats that go well with a bottle of red. Book a table, and bring all your friends. 6 CAFĂ‰S & RESTAURANTS STYLE SEEKERS
Perth’s best bars
With the start of a new year, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate. Here are our top picks of Perth’s best drinking destinations to grab the squad and partake in some well-deserved gaiety.
1 Canton Lounge Bar Fusing traditional Chinese design and contemporary details, this bar offers artisan cocktails and mouthwatering dim sum. Relax on one of their leather couches and treat yourself to Peking pancakes and a seasonal cocktail. 532 Hay St, Perth. T: 9325 8887 8 CAFÉS & RESTAURANTS STYLE SEEKERS
2 Alter Ego Bar Down the historic east end of Fremantle youâ€™ll find The Mantle, a renovated 1920s warehouse that houses several eateries under one roof, including Alter Ego, a speakeasy-style small bar. Expert bartenders at this prohibition-themed bar fuse quality spirits and handmade syrups to craft unique and dangerously delicious drinks for the discerning palate 1 James St, Fremantle.
3 Hula Bula Bar Decked out in bamboo, Tiki heads and island art, this kitsch Polynesianthemed bar is a tiny tropical oasis in the middle of the CBD. Relax with a Mai Tai or Hona-Lulu to eclectic tunes from eras past. 12 Victoria Ave, Perth. T: 9225 4457
4 Wolf Lane Melbourne meets New York and vintage meets chic at Wolf Lane - an inner city cocktail bar nestled in an alleyway off Murray St. It offers a range of quirky bar snacks, local and international wines, boutique beers and cocktails. Wolf Lane, Perth (off King St). T: 9322 4671
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5 STIX Bar A dining space that celebrates contemporary Australian food and wine with distinct European flavours, STIX Bar is one of Perth’s best destinations to watch the sun set over the city skyline. Head chef Francois Morabito plates thoughtfully crafted dishes with a strong focus on organic, free-range, sustainable and locally sourced produce. Complemented with an impressive selection of Australian and international wines, STIX Bar is a dining experience that’s close to the action yet feels like home. Base of Axis Apartment Tower, 30 The Circus, Burswood. T: 7070 1665
6 Shadow Wine Bar & Dining Room Slip away from the hustle and bustle of William Street into a world filled with great wine, classic cocktails and delicious food. Enjoy nibbles and lively table conversation as you explore Shadow Wine Bar’s extensive wine list. Open from midday to late 7 days for drinks, lunch, dinner and in between, this is the perfect location to enjoy a leisurely drink, preshow meal, or late night supper. 214 William St, Northbridge. T: 6430 4010 10 CAFÉS & RESTAURANTS STYLE SEEKERS
Street Smarts Discover Perthâ€™s answer to Latin street food by the beach.
Photography by Jampal Williamson
Comida do Sul is all about bossa nova, floral shirts, and easy chairs by the beach. Owners Joel Rees and Brazilian-born Dany Flauzino came up with the idea whilst drinking coconuts on the beach in Brazil.
Tell us a little about the beginnings of Comida do Sul. Where did the idea grow from? “My lovely wife Dany moved to Perth from Sao Paulo in Brazil and she would cook our family beans and rice everyday. During these feasts I had a realisation that this could be the answer to our lives as you can’t go out and eat Brazilian beans and rice dishes anywhere in Perth. So I guess I felt obligated that Dany and I would be the duo to introduce Brazilian goodness to Perth’s tastebuds.” What did you do before Comida do Sul? Joel: “Before we opened Comida do Sul I ran a removal company called The Smooth Movers and before that I was a photographer.” Dany: “I ran a small boutique art shop in Sao Paulo, Brazil before I met Joel and he dragged me to Perth.”. What does Comida do Sul mean? “The name Comida do Sul translates to ‘food of the south’, it’s kind of a slang way of saying food of South America aka Brazil. We represent Brazilian vibes in Perth.”
What inspires your menu? “We wanted to keep our menu traditional but also give our own interpretation of classic Brazilian lunch and dinner dishes. We create Brazilian fare but adapt the dishes slightly for the Australian market. Our main purpose to make the same food and flavours grandma would serve up to the everyday Brazilian.” How has travel influenced the business? “Travel is the key to life! Dany and I aim to travel for at least two months of a year as we get a lot of inspiration from our travels. It’s a great way to check out other international street food and culture, and keep fresh ideas coming in. We just got back from a trip to Sri Lanka and we’re already thinking that we’d love to bring some of the coastal beach vending vibes to Perth.” Why bring Brazilian food to Perth? “We both love the Brazilian culture and felt Perth needed a bit of spicing up. Starting a food truck is the best way to bring new and exciting dishes to the public.”
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Comida do Sul was one of Perth’s first food trucks, what changes have you seen in the food truck scene since you started? “The food truck scene in Perth is slowly growing. Since we started a few years ago there are a lot more trailers rather than trucks popping up.” What’s the best thing about running a food truck business? “Having the freedom to take Brazilian fare to so many different places and people. There are not many jobs out there where you can spend the day serving coconuts and Brazilian food while enjoying live music at a festival or relish in Fremantle’s sunshine and sea breeze.”
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What do you believe sets Perth’s food and drink scene apart from those in other cities? “Perth’s food and drink scene has always seemed to lag behind other cities, but recently we are beginning to see it change. Our city is now producing some really great eateries and small bars – it’s getting exciting.” What’s your favourite way to spend a day in Perth? “In the mornings we love to head to one of Perth’s beaches and go for a long walk with our baby girl dog Mina and then head out for a swim or surf. Our afternoons and nights are spent grilling in the truck and serving our food to the people of Perth. We live and breathe Comida.”
Mercury rising: Perth 2016 hit list
A new wave of openings has put Perth on the vanguard of urban lifestyle. With local entrepreneurs breathing new life into the inner city and its suburbs, youâ€™re spoiled for choice. Here is the definitive hit list of the hottest seven places to dine, shop and unwind in Perth in 2016. 16 STAY & EXPLORE STYLE SEEKERS
1. COMO THE TREASURY Housed in the historic 19th-century State Buildings, this newly revitalised hotel is poised to be Perth’s most luxurious place to stay, thanks to its two restaurants, bar and world-renowned Shambhala Urban Escape Spa. 2. LONG CHIM Celebrity chef David Thompson’s latest venture Long Chim in Perth’s new State Buildings is causing quite a stir. Be transported to the markets of Bangkok with a tantalising menu that combines traditional Thai food with contemporary flavours. Treat your tastebuds to beef with holy basil or chicken pilaf with turmeric and cardamom. 3. DAINTY DOWAGER This new neon-lit restaurant is Perth’s very first Asian Roasting House – and as you’d expect, has a focus on sizzling meat dishes. Think roast duck bao, pork belly lettuce cups, crispy soft shell crab, and dumplings galore. With an inventive cocktail menu, the well-stocked bar is definitely worth exploring, too. Wasabi Bloody Mary, anyone? 4. THE BLUE FLAMINGO Leederville Hotel’s outdoor courtyard has been transformed into a Caribbean-themed paradise, complete with tropical tunes. Let your hair down and sip on a selection of ice-cold rum and tequila cocktails.
5. STRANGE COMPANY This Fremantle small bar offers an extensive food and drinks list that shines the spotlight on cured meats, desserts and cheeses. Their collection of wine is worth a visit alone - they even have wine on tap. We suggest pairing a White Lady gin cocktail with the chocolate and hazelnut brownie. 6. JACK RABBIT SLIMS Perth’s cool kids flock to Jack Rabbit Slims, a late night live music venue, which plays host to local and international acts. The bar’s American diner-themed décor takes inspiration from the Tarantino classic Pulp Fiction, with alcoholic milkshakes completing the experience. 7. LAYUP CAFE You won’t find many chefs more passionate about brunch than those behind the menu at Layup, a Northbridge café that makes its own bread, donuts and pastries from scratch. Great coffee and decadent dishes (we love the Pressed Lamb Shoulder dish) combined with gorgeous décor make this cafe a must-visit.
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Arthur G Designs Arthur G has spent the last 30 years building a brand associated with quality, style and innovation. Importantly, they concentrate on local workmanship every Arthur G product is designed and manufactured in Australia. 1/207 Stirling Hwy, Claremont. T: 9286 1433
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Arrival Hall Nestled in an old brick warehouse in East Perth, Arrival Hall is a home décor, furniture and lifestyle concept store that showcases carefully curated design objects from around the globe with an emphasis on Scandinavian design. Visit and be inspired by beautiful, functional and quality design from some of the most exciting interior brands such as Menu, Muuto, Normann Copenhagen, Vitra, HAY, Marble Basics and many more. 2 Saunders St, East Perth. T: 0422 756 373
Hunters & Collectors A collectors paradise, Hunters & Collectors gallery is a furniture and interior design store with a difference. It’s a premier source for the best in international and Australian midcentury, 20th century and Danish modern design. The store showcases a curated collection of fine furniture, lighting and decorative arts, all meticulously restored to original showroom condition. 614 Stirling Hwy, Mosman Park. T: 9385 2985
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Hunter Store Hunter Store is a womenâ€™s footwear boutique, where you will also find a uniquely curated selection of fine jewellery, watches, sunglasses and leather bags with cool wearability. Hunt for local and international labels including shoes by Beau Coops, Senso, Sempre Di, Mollini and Mode Collective, alongside Celine eyewear, Status Anxiety and ATA. Expect insightful and personalised service in a beautifully merchandised space. 1/226 Carr Pl, Leederville. T: 9328 7300
The Lounge The Lounge is your go-to for high voltage designer garment rental. A colab between Only Worn Once, Peachy, Bev Wood and Barbara Mordini Makeup Artists, every spectacular detail of your look is sorted - in one fab space. 204 Nicholson Rd, Shenton Park.
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The Annex Sophisticated womenswear including Nicholas, Zulu and Zephyr, kitX by Kit Willow, Morrison, Rebecca Vallance, Olivia Burton and Maniamania jewellery are meticulously displayed in this sun-filled, friendly store. 145 Scarborough Beach Rd, Mt Hawthorn. T: 9444 1450
Method Clothing With an eclectic perspective on clothing from select Australian brands, this store also showcases talented WA labels. Unique accessories like collectable vintage bags, jewellery, wallets, purses and handmade belts complete the picture. 557 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley. T: 9227 8944
Mariposa With a meticulous selection of niche fragrances, skincare and cosmetics, this intimate boutique evokes the heady, artisanal aromas of early 1900s Parisian chic. Find brands such as Creed, Amouage, Cire Trudon and Becca Cosmetics. 665 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley. T: 9272 6867
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Cibo Home Filled with a curated collection of objects that are made both locally and abroad, this store is dedicated to the finer things in life. From one-off homewares to stylish accessories, thereâ€™s a lot to like about this Fremantle gem. 4 Market St, Fremantle. T: 9433 4900
FOUND Fremantle Arts Centre This much-loved retail gallery is housed in multi-arts organisation Fremantle Arts Centre. A creative space with an eye for design and an evolving showcase of pieces by WA artists including jewellery, textiles, ceramics, glass, wood, books and gifts for kids. 1 Finnerty St, Fremantle. T: 9432 9569
Willow and Bowerbird Oodles of natural light and fresh flowers on the counter beg you to linger in this lifestyle store with a wholesome, stylish range of fashion, accessories, tote bags, stationery, body products and kids toys. 78 George St, East Fremantle. T: 9319 8999
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Olive and Coco Founded by two long time friends, Olive and Coco is a clothing store for the busy Perth woman who takes her wardrobe seriously. Specialising in flattering clothing items for all figures, the store also stocks colourful jewellery and accessories, as well as homewares. Visit the friendly shop in Mt Hawthorn, or shop online. 6/148 Scarborough Beach Rd, Mt Hawthorn. T: 9444 4141
Lauder and Howard A premier antique dealer since 1979, Lauder and Howard specialises in rare objects from a diverse range of periods, styles and countries. Striving to showcase the most exquisite and unusual antiques from around the world, the vast showroom is brimming with fine porcelain, furniture, paintings and glass. This is a true antique lovers destination. 17 Blinco St, Fremantle. T: 9335 3856
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Aube Nouvelle Based on the concept of slow design and sustainability, Claremont’s Aube Nouvelle sources its varied selection of wares from across Australia and the globe. The store is Xavier Furniture’s exclusive stockist in WA and offers an interior design service as well as a range of Pure Linen homewares, French Provincial and Hamptons style furniture, unique cushions and throws, eclectic mix of apparel and accessories and more. This is the destination for the discerning gift buyer. Aube Nouvelle is lovingly curated by its owner - a stylist with an eye for the delicate. 3a/1 Leura Ave, Claremont. T: 9286 2225
Angove Street Collective Sharing a common aesthetic of rustic refinement, this collective of small retailers offers a covetable selection of homewares, rugs, artworks and clothing. Fresh flowers, a café and seasonal gifts also feature in this stylish hub. 31-39 Angove St, North Perth. T: 9328 6690
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Playing host to an intoxicating blend of abundant beaches, world-class wineries and fascinating natural landscapes, the Margaret River region is quickly becoming a must-see destination for travellers. We map out the best to see and do on your next trip down south. Photography @saltywings (Instagram)
Riversmith Local, seasonal and ethically sourced produce rules at this stylish new eatery in the heart of Margaret River. Visit to discover locally made beverages, preserves, handmade wares and seasonally curated workshops. 122 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River.
drink Eagle Bay Brewing Co Nestled in the rolling hills on Cape Naturaliste, Eagle Bay Brewing Co is a boutique brewery and restaurant thatâ€™s a note-perfect canvas for lazy summer days. All beers are handcrafted with only fresh rainwater, malted barley, yeast and hops. Eagle Bay Rd, Eagle Bay.
Pullman Bunker Bay Resort This stylish 5-star boutique resort overlooks the turquoise waters of Bunker Bay and houses an outdoor pool, 150 bungalow-style villas, two restaurants and an award-winning spa. 42 Bunker Bay Rd, Naturaliste.
explore Tiger Moth Adventure Flights Don the goggles and feel the freedom of being in the open-cockpit of a vintage Tiger Moth. Get spectacular views of the regionâ€™s stunning coastline, bright blue bay and tapestry of vineyards, farms and forest. Busselton Regional Airport, Vasse Hwy, Busselton. STYLE SEEKERS STAY & EXPLORE 27
Fremantle Arts Centre 1 Finnerty St, Fremantle. T: 9432 9555
Housed within an iconic heritage building and beautiful grounds, this is one of Australiaâ€™s leading arts centres. Enjoy free contemporary exhibitions, a gift shop selling quality WA-designed products, an extensive live music program and an idyllic cafe.
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Don’t miss diary dates From high-voltage carnivals and world-class music festivals to moonlit outdoor cinema and offbeat art exhibitions, Perth is delivering an unmissable array of events this season.
January MOONLIGHT CINEMA 5 Jan – 27 Mar Unfolding on the lawns of Kings Park and Botanic Garden, this cinema invites you to sit back and relish in your favourite cult film or a new release under the stars. moonlight.com.au
Fringe World Festival
FRINGE WORLD FESTIVAL 22 Jan – 21 Feb This colourful festival gets bigger and better every year. With theatre, cabaret, circus, music and comedy artists making their way to Perth from around Australia and the world, expect the rare and unexpected. fringeworld.com.au
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PERTH INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL 11 Feb – 6 Mar This huge festival delivers music, theatre, visual art and dance performances. Spend four glorious weeks enjoying world-class entertainment and mingling by the water at the Festival Gardens bar. www.perthfestival.com.au
SCULPTURE BY THE SEA 4 – 20 Mar Overlooking the Indian Ocean, this beachside tribute to art explores the creativity of more than 70 local, national and international artists. sculpturebythesea.com/cottesloe
ST. JEROME’S LANEWAY FESTIVAL 14 Feb Chvrches and Beach House headline this year’s Laneway, which brings a magical day of music to Fremantle’s Esplanade Reserve. Expect to discover your new favourite band. lanewayfestival.com PERTH WRITERS FESTIVAL 18 - 21 Feb Literary types converge at the University of Western Australia for this incredible weekend of workshops, panels and reading events. Look forward to talks by your favourite authors as well as up-and-coming local writers. perthfestival.com.au
FREMANTLE STREET ARTS FESTIVAL 4 – 6 April Three days worth of spectacular performers will parade through the historic streets of Fremantle during this family friendly festival. Look out for buskers, street theatre, comedy, circus, cabaret and lots more. facebook.com/ fremantlestreetartsfestival
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ROOFTOP MOVIES Oct 2015 – April 2016 Embrace the last month of the Rooftop Movies season and catch your favourite flick on the Roe Street Carpark rooftop. This pop up cinema and bar provides the perfect place to view old school movies and new release blockbusters. rooftopmovies.com.au
FREMANTLE HERITAGE FESTIVAL 26 May – 6 June This annual community event showcases the stories that make up the rich tapestry of Fremantle. Take the opportunity to delve into the port town’s distant and recent past. fremantlestory.com.au
PERTH INTERNATIONAL COMEDY FESTIVAL 26 April – 15 May Celebrating the joy of laughter, comedians from around the world and Australia come together to celebrate the art of standup. perthcomedyfest.com
TASTE OF PERTH May 2016 Feast your belly on the best of the west at this year’s ultimate foodie festival. Over three indulgent days the city’s latest, greatest and hottest restaurants will be showing off their culinary talents. tasteofperth.com.au
Taste of Perth
TRUFFLE KERFUFFLE 24 – 26 June A celebration of truffle season and the delicious food and wine of Western Australia’s south west region, Truffle Kerfuffle entices foodies from around the world. Make a weekend of it and enjoy workshops, demonstrations, and family fun. trufflekerfuffle.com.au 32 ARTS & CULTURE STYLE SEEKERS
West Australian Opera West Australian Opera’s 2016 Season delivers an exhilarating program, promising to take audiences on a flight of adventure. The season kicks off with the City of Perth’s free Opera in the Park on February 6, followed by Tim Winton adaptation The Riders in April. Look out also for Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love, with the acclaimed production coming to Perth for the first time. A stunning year will be capped off with the new Opera Conference production of The Pearl Fishers in October and November. 3/825 Hay St, Perth.
Art Gallery of Western Australia The foremost art space in the Perth Cultural Centre houses Western Australia’s State Art Collection - an impressive mix of historic and contemporary local, national and international works, including an extensive Indigenous art collection. It also hosts a diverse and distinguished exhibition schedule from all over the world. Take a guided tour before visiting the inspired gallery shop which stocks books, design products, fashion, jewellery and more. Perth Cultural Centre, Perth. T: 9492 6600
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Wendy Martin, the new Artistic Director for the muchloved Perth International Arts Festival, is bringing a vibrant and energetic program to our city this season. Photography by Jampal Williamson
Tell us a little about yourself and your background in the arts. “My career began in television; I was an Arts Producer for ABC and SBS before I became a producer at the Sydney Opera House, producing and programing performance and dance. Before I came to Perth, I was working as the Head of Performance and Dance at the South Bank Centre in London for four and a half years.” Your grandfather is from Perth, can you tell us about him? “My grandfather was born in Perth in 1898 and he was an impresario, and he
ran the Tivoli circuit in Australia. In a way, I am doing exactly what he used to do, as he used to go around the world by ship to New York and London and buy shows to bring back to Australia.” What or who inspires you? “Artists inspire me because it is through their imaginations we get to see and understand and reimage the world. One of the artists in the Festival whom I am particularly inspired by is Brazilian chorographer Lia Rodrigues, who about 25 years ago started a dance company in the poorest favela in Rio de Janeiro and she has enabled people’s lives to change through dance and the arts.”
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Meow Meow’s Little Mermaid, photography by Andy Wide
Why is the opening event for PIAF themed around the notion of ‘home’? “This theme of ‘home’ is a celebration of place and community, and of our history and our future through the imagination of some of the most evocative Western Australian artists. Many significant artists have come from West Australia both historically and currently, including acclaimed writer Tim Winton who writes about our landscape and our culture. If you have a look at the musicians we have The Waifs, John Butler, Tim Minchin, these are some of the biggest names in music and they all come from Western Australia.” What do you love about living in Western Australia? What is new in the 2016 PIAF program compared to past years? “We have tried really hard this year to look at the narrative threads that run through the whole Festival and keep all of these elements amalgamated throughout the program. So the themes and the ideas that are explored in the performance program are reflected in the Perth Writers Festival and so on. One of the narrative themes this year is the idea of empathy. I believe that through the simple art of conversation and understanding amongst each other the world can potentially become a better place, and art is such a brilliant way to help us see all kinds of different perspectives and create this conversation and empathy.” 36 ARTS & CULTURE STYLE SEEKERS
“I love the light and the landscape, and the brilliant local produce and food.” perthfestival.com.au Lia Rodrigues - Pindorama, photography by Sammi Landweer
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BUSINESS DIRECTORY BARS, RESTAURANTS & CAFÉS p.6-15
Alter Ego Bar 1 p.9 1 James St, Fremantle. themantle.com.au Canton Lounge Bar 2 p.8 532 Hay St, Perth. T: 9325 8887 cantonbar.com.au Comida Do Sul p.14 comidadosul.com.au Hula Bula Bar 3 p.9 12 Victoria Ave, Perth. T: 9225 4457 hulabulabar.com. STIX Bar p.10 Base of Axis Apartment Tower, 30 The Circus, Burswood. T: 7070 1665 stixbar.com.au
Long Chim 12 p.17 Basement, Barrack St & St Georges Tce, Perth. T: 6168 7780 longchimperth.com Strange Company 13 p.17 5 Nairn St, Fremantle. T: 9431 737 strangecompany.com.au
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p. 18-25 The Annex 14 p.22 145 Scarborough Beach Rd, Mt Hawthorn. T: 9444 1450 theannexbrands.com.au Angove Street Collective 15 p.25 31 Angove Street, North Perth. T: 9328 6690. angovestreetcollective.com.au Arrival Hall 16 p.20 2 Saunders St, East Perth. T: 0422 756 373 arrivalhall.com.au
Shadow Wine Bar & Dining Room 4 214 William St, Northbridge. T: 6430 4010 shadowwinebar.com.au p.10
Arthur G Designs 17 p.18 1/207 Stirling Hwy, Claremont. T: 9286 1433 arthurg.com.au
Wolf Lane 5 p.9 Wolf Lane, Perth (off King St). T: 9322 4671 wolflane.com.au
Aube Nouvelle 18 p.25 3a/1 Leura Ave, Claremont. T: 9286 2225 Facebook: Aube-Nouvelle.
Young George 6 p.6 48 George St, East Fremantle. T: 6424 9500 younggeorge.com.au.
Cibo Home 19 p.23 4 Market St, Fremantle. T: 9433 4900
MERCURY RISING: Perth 2016 Hit List p. 16-17 The Blue Flamingo 7 p.17 742 Newcastle St, Leederville. T: 9202 8282. theblueflamingo.com.au Como The Treasury 8 p.17 1 Cathedral Ave, Perth. T: 6168 7888 comohotels.com/thetreasury Dainty Dowager 9 p.17 564 Beaufort St, Mount Lawley. T: 9328 9728 daintys.com.au Jack Rabbit Slims 10 p.17 133 Aberdeen St, Northbridge. T: 9325 6677 jackrabbitslims.net Layup Café 11 p.17 197/199 Brisbane St, Perth. T: 0481 064 166 Facebook: layupcafe
FOUND Fremantle Arts Centre 1 Finnerty St, Fremantle. T: 9432 9569 fac.org.au.
Hunters & Collectors p.20 614 Stirling Hwy, Mosman Park T: 9385 2985. huntersandcollectorsinteriors.com.au. Hunter Store 21 p.21 1/226 Carr Pl, Leederville. T: 9328 7300 hunterstore.com.au. Lauder and Howard 22 p.24 17 Blinco St, Fremantle. T: 9335 3856 lauderandhoward.com The Lounge p.21 204 Nicholson Rd, Shenton Park.
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Mariposa 23 p.22 665 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley. T: 9272 6867 mariposashop.com Method Clothing 24 p.22 557 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley. T: 9227 8944 methodclothing.com.au
PERTH SUBURB MAPS
Olive and Coco 25 p.24 6/148 Scarborough Beach Rd, Mt Hawthorn. T: 9444 4141. olivecoco.com.au Willow and Bowerbird 26 p.23 78 George St, East Fremantle. T: 9319 8999. Faceboo: WillowandtheBowerbird DOWN SOUTH p.26-27 Riversmith p.27 122 Bussell Hwy, Margaret River. T: 9757 3311 riversmith.com.au Pullman Bunker Bay Resort p.27 42 Bunker Bay Rd, Naturaliste. T: 9756 9100. pullmanbunkerbayresort.com.au Eagle Bay Brewing Co p.27 236 Eagle Bay Rd, Naturaliste. T: 9755 3554 eaglebaybrewing.com.au Tiger Moth Adventure Flights p.27 Busselton Regional Airport, Vasse Hwy, Busselton. tigermothadventureflights.com.au
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ARTS & CULTURE p. 28-35
Art Gallery of Western Australia Perth Cultural Centre, Perth. T: 9492 6600 artgallery.wa.gov.au
Fremantle Arts Centre 28 p.28 1 Finnerty St, Fremantle. T: 9432 9555 fac.org.au
West Australian Opera 29 p.33 3/825 Hay St, Perth. T: 9278 899 waopera.asn.au
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