The 2018 Perth International Jazz Festival will be held on 9 – 11 November with performances at the State Theatre Centre of WA, The Bird, Ellington Jazz Club and the Perth Cultural Centre Wetlands Stage. Ahead of the Festival, Kira checked in with local Kate Pass of the Kate Pass Kohesia Ensemble, who are nominated for WAMis this year in both the Jazz and World Music categories.
Jacob Butler is a North Fremantle artist who has made a name for himself through his unique,
self-taught painting style. Dubbed ‘Shakey Jakey’ due to a tremor he has had since birth, despite this
Jacob can paint with amazing life-like detail. He has been commissioned to create a Fremantle-inspired mural on the iconic North Fremantle liquor store, Old Bridge Cellars. Kira had a chat with Shakey about painting, community engagement and Bon Scott.
The Revealed Exhibition at Fremantle Arts Centre features works by more than 80 of the best new and emerging WA Aboriginal artists, showcasing the diverse and vibrant state of contemporary Aboriginal art. All works in the exhibition are for sale.
Erin Coates is in charge of coordinating and curating Special Projects at Fremantle Arts Centre. This year it includes coordinating the entire Revealed event. Kira caught up with Erin ahead of the exhibition and WA Aboriginal Art Market.
Charlotte Guest is a Western Australian writer who has just published her first collection of poetry. Soap is a deeply personal collection of short works that Charlotte wrote between the ages of 19 and 24. Intimate and moving, the book touches on themes of femininity, feminism and family in a beautiful collection that goes beyond a mere coming of age journey to possess broader social relevance.
Claire caught up with Charlotte to talk about the book and pouring your heart onto the page.
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.
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.