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Adriane Daff is explaining to me, in a break between rehearsals for her new show, how a fan turns on during the performance without anyone touching it. “Anthony Watts, who has made a lot of gadgets and purpose-built tech elements for us, made an attachment that tells the computer how to turn things on, according […]
“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 […]
My friends always tease me for having the same taste in music as most fifty-year-olds. When I express my excitement that Paul Kelly is touring or that John Farnham is doing his very, very, very, very, very last show I can hear them thinking uncomfortably, “She has the same taste in music as my mum”. […]
In the mood for a Caribbean holiday, but not a long-haul flight? Crown’s Colours of Cuba has got you covered. My partner and I were certainly sold on Wednesday night. The Caribbean love affair kicked off with a sampling of the colours and flavours of Cuba at The Atrium. Lime, garlic and cumin dominated the flavour fiesta. Think suckling […]
Liana Joy Christensen is speaking to me from Lala Land. No – that’s not a comment on the stereotype of the spacey, eccentric poet – it’s what she calls her studio. “I have weird names for things,” she explains, in a charmingly matter-of-fact way that is at odds with the way I’d assumed a poet […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Every so often you come across a pairing that just makes sense. High on that list for me is the combo of gin and tonic, but I’m always looking for something to pull my attention out of my glass. And this week, something has. It’s STYLEAID, the ingenious pairing of the WA fashion industry and […]
“There’s a reason I failed multiple attempts to keep a pen pal in high school,” says comedian Andrea Gibbs when I ask her if she’s a letter-writer by habit. “I’m used to writing short stand-up bits. Not being a letter-writer in general I found it pretty tough.” Challenging it may be (and come on, aren’t […]