Q&A

The Advisors: Q&A with Writer and Director Gita Bezard

Published on May 31, 2017
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The Advisors is a new work about the universe of advice; the good, the bad, and the ignorable. This new work was created by The Last Great Hunt, winners of the Fringe World Martin Sims Award – the top honour for best local work – in both 2016 and 2015.

The show is directed and co-written by Gita Bezard, and performed and co-written by Jeffrey Jay Fowler, Arielle Gray, Chris Isaacs, Frieda Lee, and Mararo Wangai.

Tabetha caught up with Gita ahead of the season to talk a bit about the show and the company behind it.

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The Best of Perth According to SOTA Artists

Published on May 31, 2017
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The State of the Art Festival (SOTA) will be bringing an incredible day of live WA music to Elizabeth Quay on WA Day Monday. This free, all-ages showcase headlined by Karnivool features Bob Evans, Abbe May, Gyroscope and more.

We Love Perth caught up with some of the rad local artists on the SOTA line-up to grill them about a few of their favourite things.  Read more

Q&A: Ngaiire

Published on May 17, 2017
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Papua New Guinea-born future-soul singer Ngaiire will soon be winging her way to Perth for the AMP Capital ART BALL at the Art Gallery of WA. The evening’s stellar line-up also includes 80s inspired pop juggernaut Client Liaison, along with 2016 ARIA award-winning ‘Best Breakthrough Artist’ Montaigne and local hip-hop artist Mathas.

We touched base with Ngaiire to get her advice for emerging musicians and find out more about the mind behind the music. Read more

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Q&A: Comedian Matt Okine

Published on May 7, 2017
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The 2017 Perth Comedy Festival is in full swing, taking over the Regal Theatre and the State Theatre Centre of WA until 21 May. In one of this year’s highlights, Matt Okine is bringing his sixth solo show, We Made You, to town.

You might be familiar with Matt from his 3 year stint as a breakfast radio presenter on Triple J (Breakfast with Matt & Alex), guest spots on quality TV shows such as Legally Brown and Comedy Up Late, or perhaps you heard his debut hip hop track Fade (Nothing At All) that was released last year.

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Introducing: Artfinder

Published on April 26, 2017
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Here at We Love Perth we’re big fans of original art, so we were excited to discover Artfinder, an online marketplace for art that supports local artists on a global scale.

We’re beaming with homegrown pride that Perth artist Damien Venditti is one of the top selling Australian artists on the platform. We spent some time getting the low-down on how he began his career in art, and what he loves about Perth. Read more

Q&A: Filmmaker Molly Reynolds

Published on February 20, 2017
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This weekend, Perth International Arts Festival will present a retrospective of the work of two of Australia’s most important filmmakers: Molly Reynolds and Rolf de Heer. Working together and independently, both artists have created a body of work vital to our country’s creative oeuvre, most notably working with the Yolngu people of Ramingining in Arnhem Land.

We discussed documentary filmmaking and the magic of Ramingining with Molly ahead of her visit to Perth. Read more

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Q&A: Literary Death Match Host Adrian Todd Zuniga

Published on February 15, 2017
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Creator and host of Literary Death Match brings the world famous read-off to our town next week as part of the 2017 Perth Writers Festival. It involves authors reading their work, competing against each other in front of comedian judges. And with the charismatic, snappy dresser Adrian Todd Zuniga at the helm, it’s easy to see how this event enjoys such popularity. We caught up with the man himself to find out more. Read more

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Q&A: Colombian Party Starters La Mambanegra

Published on February 7, 2017
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They’re a 10-piece group of musicians hailing from the Colombian city of Cali. Famous for their rhythmic and sensual live performances that make it impossible to stand still, La Mambanegra are heading to the Chevron Festival Gardens on Saturday 4 March.

We caught up with Jacobo Velez Mesa, lead vocalist and director of La Mambanegra, ahead of his first trip to our shores. Read more

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Q&A: Artist Alex Desebrock

Published on February 1, 2017
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The power of children’s voices is inspiration for Perth & Melbourne based artist Alex Desebrock, creator of Small Voices Louder. Presented by the Perth International Arts Festival, Small Voices Louder invites youngsters to explore a fun and interactive installation of cupboards and cubby holes that encourage them to have their say on some of life’s big questions, then their responses are broadcast across the airwaves and in unexpected spaces for everyone to hear.

We talked to Alex about her magical project and changing the world. Read more

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Q&A: Cabaret Star Le Gateau Chocolat

Published on January 25, 2017
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You might remember outstanding singer and performer Le Gateau Chocolat from previous Fringe World appearances where he won over our town with his commanding voice and stage presence. This year he has teamed up with friend and drag icon Jonny Woo to present a new show about a shared passion: A Night at the Musicals.

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