Has a crack in the ground leading to an ancient aquifer opened up in the Perth CBD?
By Emma Wynne In one of the many vacant shopfronts in Perth's central shopping district, a sign exhorts passers-by to stop, come inside and revel in a mystery. The information panel explains: While preparing to create an installation in the former shop, artist Sohan Arial Hayes was confronted with a crack in the foundations and water has been flowing up through the floor ever since.
Dance that leaves its mark
Review by Jill Sykes This program of three remarkable solos by associate artists from Marrugeku is bold and thought-provoking, sensitive and good to watch. It’s one to remember and revisit in your mind’s eye, not only for the visual content but the meaning behind it.
In Light of Darkness
In light of darkness by Laetitia Wilson Like moths drawn to light, humans have been magnetised by this ephemeral force, whether the light of the skies, fire or electric light. In ancient Greek philosophy and the book of Genesis darkness was banished to all that was considered wrong, pushed into the depths of the psyche, whereas light was seen to represent good. This has troubling social, cultural and racial ramifications, as is argued by writers such as Richard Dyer, who problematises the ‘culture of light’ in White, Essays on Race and Culture (Routledge, 1997).
Animaze For the first time, Fremantle Arts Centre presents a contemporary art exhibition specifically for kids. Animaze is about amazing animals of all sorts, where kids can wander and explore the wonderful world of animals and art. Our numbats from Boorna Waanginy have made a special appearance in this show.
The spirit of Perth: how creativity blooms in a city on the periphery
Wendy Martin writes about her tenure with the perth festival. It will be nearly four years since I began working with Wendy, Nigel Jamieson and Zoe Atkinson on a hugely ambitious series of large scale events. Each have been extraordinary spectacles rooted in the identity of Western Australia and have explored the challenges we face while offering a vision of our future.
Ground Beneath Our Feet
Ground Beneath Our Feet The vivacious and tenacious Perth-based Ecologist Mandy Bamford and our Perth Festival Producer Anna Kosky have been instrumental is getting this project into the world.
Cannibal story around the world
‘Dreamings’ and place – Aboriginal monsters and their meanings
A Ghost in My Suitcase Sydney Festival
"It's great to have three strong female characters at the centre of this narrative," says Barking Gecko Theatre's artistic director Matt Edgerton. "That still doesn't happen much in theatre."