Running from 9-13 May 2018, Scribblers is a brand new literature and arts festival for young people presented by FORM and the Town of Claremont. Starting with a three day schools program for ages 6-17 from Wednesday to Friday, the festival kicks into overdrive this Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 May with a weekend of fun for children aged 0-13 and their families as well as an evening session for young adults and even a grown-ups’ event too.
Worn Land is a reflection of the Pilbara’s incredibly rich and stunningly diverse landscape. Four prominent Australian contemporary artists worked with and in response to materials found in the region to create a diverse range of jewellery and objects for FORM’s latest exhibition at The Goods Shed, Claremont.
FORM have taken over The Goods Shed in Claremont, one of Perth’s oldest railway buildings, and have turned it into a hub of creativity that will engage the community on many levels. “It will offer cultural opportunities that celebrate and share Western Australia’s unique sense of place and character, while connecting creative talent and audiences both locally and internationally,” states FORM Project Manager Rhianna Pezzaniti.
1. Kings Square Public Art Launch
The big reveal is here! Kings Square reconnects Perth CBD with Northbridge for the first time in 100 years with nearly two million dollars of percent for public art. Pop down from 1pm this Saturday 30 April for a FREE all-ages public event.
In 2014 FORM held their first PUBLIC festival, facilitating a city-wide program of street art that continues to stop both visitors and Perth locals in their tracks. Now in its third year, PUBLIC 2016 returns from 1-17 April to engage and inspire us all. Here we take a look at this year’s program and how you can get involved, plus we are giving away tickets to the PUBLIC Forum this weekend.
1. Win Tickets to Jesus: No Ordinary Life
Opening at The Blue Room Theatre on 16 June and running until 4 July, Jesus: No Ordinary Life is a new comedy from writer/director Damon Lockwood. The play stars some of the most fun and talented local actors: Shane Adamczak, Andrea Gibbs, Brendan Hanson, Talei Howell-Price, Nick Pages-Oliver and Sean Walsh.
Jesus: No Ordinary Life follows the tale of possibly the greatest propaganda campaign in the history of humanity to its stunning and still unresolved end. Fast and funny, it is a play to do unto others as will be done unto you. Thanks to our friends The Blue Room Theatre, we have a double pass to the show on Thursday 25 June at 830pm to give away.
Looking out the window from my desk at Paper Mountain on William Street I can see a brightly hued depiction of a woman, painted on the curves of one of Central TAFE’s walls. Enlivening the cream and beige façade, the woman’s downcast face is framed by vibrant multi-coloured flowers. It’s the top of a painting by Argentinian artist Ever (Nicolas Romero). Entitled Migration, the work was created as part of FORM’s PUBLIC, a program launched in 2014 to bring art to public spaces in Perth and the Pilbara and, by extension, to the people living in those places.
FORM is an independent, not for profit organisation that promotes art and culture in Western Australia. They have a large presence in the Pilbara region as well as Perth, and the projects they undertake always spark our interest. This month they have something special planned with PUBLIC: Art in the City, which will well and truly put Perth on the world map for public art.