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Fringe World 2016: Top Picks

With a program even heavier than last year’s behemoth, this summer’s Fringe World Festival has clearly got the memo from punters who still can’t get enough of the world’s newly crowned third-biggest Fringe. And really, can you blame us? Counting down ’til our city’s balmy summer evenings are chockers with culture in three, two, one… Best […]

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All That Glitters

Four lanky people in gold morph suits, teased hair speckled with glitter, heads bowed, shuffling silently in line as they enter the space. They’re shot with invisible bullets – they retch and moan, their bodies spasm and contract, they bow their heads and snap straight again. Their arms cradle imaginary babies, that they rock silently […]

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INTERVIEW: Jos Franciscus from Cord Perth

Jos Franciscus and I set this interview up over email. That’s not unusual for me – it’s how I set up most of my interviews – and I suspect, after hearing about her busy week of media meetings and interviews, it was pretty standard for Jos, too. But here’s the unusual thing about all those […]

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PUBLIC Urban Art Walks

I’m not really known as the most sporty person. Unless you can count the time I was lapped in the tryout race for inter-school cross country running and crossed the line with the leaders — no, no. I’m not known as a sporty person. But I may have just sown the seeds of change with […]

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Fringe World: Top Picks

This year’s Fringe World program is intimidatingly thick, and the lists of stellar events contained within frustratingly incompatible with both my bank balance and my sleep schedule. If you’re feeling the same way, don’t despair – I’ve pored through the program to give you a starting point for shows to see. Cabaret A sassy mix […]

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Open House Perth 2014

Perth is my hometown. I’ve grown up here. I’ve learned to drive and to eat and to read and to write here. I’ve swum in the chilly fresh water at Floreat Beach and watched the sky turn milky purple-white as the sun sets. I’ve smeared Moreton Bay figs into the soles of my shoes walking […]

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Amok Island at 100 Hampton Road

“I like the idea that seahorses are beautiful creatures but they are hidden; they do not stand out and are easily overlooked,” says artist Amok Island, when I ask him why he chose the subject of his latest mural. “You have to do some effort to find them and see their beauty.” That effort is […]

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Winter Arts Season: August Picks

Like the Cambodian tuk tuk David the American prematurely jumped out of, the Winter Arts Season keeps rolling on. Though I’m not in Perth for its final month (forgive my inaccessible simile, but I’m very proud of the fact that I was able to stay in that car), I’m still able to appreciate it from […]

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Beastman + Vans the Omega

If you, like us, have fallen completely for the street art that’s been popping up all over Perth lately, I’ve got some good news for you (and if you haven’t, I’ve got bad news times two – you’re not going to like what’s coming next, and you’ll be even less fond of the disbelieving glare […]

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PICA Salon

Like any good recent graduate, I hold in doe-eyed esteem the idea of intellectual adulthood I’ve spent so many undergraduate years carefully crafting. I’m fully expecting my early twenties to pass in a haze of  gin cocktails and art and literature and clever conversation with my lovely witty well-dressed friends, and I’ll be disappointed with […]

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