La Soiree

Fringe World: La Soiree

La Soiree is the kind of show that forces you to use in describing it all the tired platitudes you try to avoid because for once, they’re actually true. Phrases ...


The Standard

Photography by Ross Wallace Don’t tell my husband this, but I fall in love really easily. And all the time. Not with charming Italian men (one was enough, thank you ...

PUBLIC Urban Art Walks. Photography: Matt Biocich

Public Urban Artwalks

I can’t remember what I was doing in the second week of April this year, but I’m pretty sure it wasn’t painting a gigantic mural on the side of a ...

Uncovering everything that's great about Perth


Under This Sun

Here’s a fact about me: I nurture a healthy kind of inferiority ...

A Chat With Warwick Doddrell

Warwick Doddrell and I quickly find out that we have in common ...
Photo by Skye Sobejko

The Confidence Man

The friend I took with me this week to the showing of ...
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Old Love

One of the questions I asked Chris Isaacs when I spoke to ...
Photo by Simon Pynt

A Chat With Chris Isaacs

I wanted to know why Chris Isaacs had decided to write a ...
Photo by X-Press Magazine

From the Rubble

There was a very small part of me that wanted to be ...

More Perthy greatness...


Love Letter to Myattsfield Vineyards

Oh, Myattsfield, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways. 1. You’re pretty as a picture, nestled in the rolling hills of the Bickley, which (soz, Swan Valley) has become our new foodie destination of choice. 2. Your wine sorbets are satisfying our red wine cravings in hot weather, and have us totally […]

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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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PIAF: Cut the Sky

It’s not often you go to a contemporary dance show and leave feeling driven to create change in the world. A more common feeling would be admiration of the beauty of the aesthetics of the show, and admiration (with a just a small dash of jealously, perhaps) of the skill of the dancers on stage. […]

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Fringe World: The Defence

You should go and see this show. You should really go and see this show. For all the superlatives I could employ – and don’t worry, I will – I’m really just trying to say one thing. You should go and see this show. The Defence is a piece of satirical black comedy theatre playing […]

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Elephents Production (Image by Jamie Breen) (18 of 19)

Fringe World: Elephents

There’s a common theme between Elephents, the latest Fringe World show from local production company The Last Great Hunt, and another of their shows. Falling Through Clouds, which premiered at PICA late last year, set a heartwarming story of an ambitious scientist trying to revive an extinct bird species against a dystopian backdrop of a […]

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mozart dances

PIAF: Mozart Dances

By Sam Hartley His Majesty’s Theater provided the most complementary of locations for Mark Morris’s superbly choreographed Mozart Dances last night. Performed by the Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) and underpinned by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, you feel like you’re being drawn back to the 18th century Classical period, as if Mozart himself were […]

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Image courtesy of Jamie Breen

Fringe World: FAG/STAG

There’s a scene in FAG/STAG that I’m pretty confident a lot of 20-something guys will be able to relate to. Out in Northbridge and feeling bored, Corgan co-opts a toilet cubicle and settled in for a Tinder swiping session. Starting with discerning commentary and careful choosing – women with kids are out, so are ones […]

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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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gourmet escape

Heston Breakfast at Gourmet Escape

Despite being in its toddler years, the Margaret River Gourmet Escape is earning a rep as one of the best foodie events in the nation. We were lucky enough to score tickets to a breakfast hosted by Heston Blumenthal – the eternally bespectacled celebrity chef who has the heart of a chemist, and is partial […]

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0125 Adam Booth, Felicity McKay. Venus in Fur. Image by Gary Marsh

Venus in Fur

Here’s a piece of dinner-party trivia for you: the term “masochism” came from the name of an Austrian writer, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, who was renowned in the late 19th century for writing about sexual relationships of power and dominance, which at the time was incredibly controversial. His only work translated into English was the novella […]

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