Fringe Festival has become a staple event in Perth, celebrating all things creative and artistic over a month of theatre performances, art exhibits, street actors, and film showings. But there is a darker side to Fringe that many don’t consider, and it’s becoming an issue for the creative minds behind the stunning festival.
RTRFM, the popular community-run radio station, has partnered with the State Library of Western Australia, or more specifically, their film archives. Local musical talent have composed musical pieces to fit film and photography from decades past, combining to bring these old clips of Perth to life in a unique and creative way.
The original showing of ‘Bush Women’ took place nearly 25 years ago and includes spectacular images from senior Aboriginal artists, all from local areas of Western Australia, including Paji Honeychild Yankkarr, Daisy Andrews, Queenie McKenzie (Gara-Gara), Tjapartji Kanytjuri Bates, Tjingapa Davies and Pantjiti Mary McLean.
Sculpture by the Sea is an incredible, iconic and annual exhibition of sculptures consisting of 73 artists from all around the world – put on full display at Cottesloe beach. Mathew Bell set out to pick his top five favourites.
An Afternoon in Hyde Park with local artist Jules Hancock. – by Eliana Bollati It’s a perfect spring afternoon in Hyde Park. The warm sun permeates everything. Jules is sitting [ … ]
-By Conor Graham Fairbridge Festival indulges its revellers in quality over big names with folk, blues, roots, Celtic and world music. It takes place every April in Fairbridge, 100kms south [ … ]
– by Tom Munday The Sketchbook Project is given significantly less attention than acclaimed artist and illustrator Shaun Tan’s work. Reserved for three cabinets in the corner of the State Library [ … ]
– by Stephanie Lyon Mate is an eclectic and entertaining exhibition currently on display at Paper Mountain as part of the Fringe World Festival. Local artists Carla Adams, Bruce Slatter, [ … ]
– by Emma Schrader I met up with artist Emily Hornum last week to discuss her current exhibition The Substance of Memory. Emily’s extensive body of work investigates the affect of changing technology on [ … ]
– by Rebecca Westlund Life drawing focuses on representing and exploring the human form as it is seen by the naked eye. Such a drawing may present the outline, shadows and muscles [ … ]