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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 to time. And fair enough – it’s difficult to remember the value behind that worn-out phrase when you’re so often forced into situations that require […]
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 […]
Explore Perth’s rich Indigenous history with two new free maps released by the City of Perth, which chart the significant sites of the Wadjuk Noongar people. Called Karla Yarning: stories of the home fires, the maps draw on traditional Noongar symbols to communicate their message: an ancient phenomenon in the Noongar country around the Derbal […]
The second month of the Perth Winter Arts Season is upon us, and unlike most follow-ups, it’s even better than the first one. With quality shows from both established performers and underground newcomers, the July schedule is diverse, ensuring that whether you’re a State Theatre Centre patron or a Blue Room fan, you’ll find something […]
Like an unexpected Pinterest pic in your Facebook feed, the Perth Upmarket rolls around every few months to remind you that it’s ok that you can’t make quaint crafty goods – other people can, and they’re happy to do it for you. Bringing together over 150 Perth creatives, the markets are a veritable smorgasboard of […]
This is the kind of play I don’t mind not understanding. 3 Seeds is a composition of three short plays written by Australian-Sudanese playwright Afeif Ismail. It’s a surreal exploration of politics and storytelling, drawing heavily from the traditions of African performance, and frankly, it’s captivating – if not a little confusing. But, you’ll go, […]
I hadn’t heard of Blossom Dearie before I went to the Ellington on Saturday night. If someone had asked, I would have guessed she was perhaps a landscape gardener – a warm, grandmotherly figure – or a professional sportswoman – a tennis player. The fact that the gig in her honour was at the Ellington […]