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100 Hampton Road

No matter how many times you were taught as a child not to judge a book by its cover, I’d be willing to bet you still slip up from time ...

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 ...


Bill’s Bar and Bites

If you can remember Wednesday nights out at the ‘Seedy Leedy’, chances are you don’t want to return in a hurry. Well, good news – it’s safe to come out. ...

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Those Who Fall in Love…

Leaving Thursday night’s performance of Those Who Fall in Love Like Anchors ...
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Life in Perth list

Read Renee’s article on life in Perth and curious to know more? ...
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Open House Perth 2014

Perth is my hometown. I’ve grown up here. I’ve learned to drive ...
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C Restaurant

“We’re living the high life,” smirked my date. He wasn’t kidding, and ...
School of Life

The School of Life

Sure, you might have learned your times tables, where the hell to ...
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The Last Great Hunt

It was fitting, really, that during our chat last week, I ran ...

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A Chat with Adriane Daff

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 […]

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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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Queen and Adam Lambert

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”. […]

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Colours of Cuba

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 […]

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Winter Arts Season: Perth Poetry Festival Interview

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 […]

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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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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 […]

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Winter Arts Season: Women of Letters Interview

“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 […]

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