Your Free Perth Visitor Information Guide

Your Free Perth Visitor Information Guide

Events

27/06/2021 - 30/01/2022 Brickwrecks: Sunken Ships in Lego Bricks

Ryan “The Brickman” McNaught, working with expert maritime archaeologists, brings to life eight astonishing shipwrecks and their stories in this immersive exhibition. Featuring large-scale LEGO® models of ships such as Western Australia’s famous Batavia, the “unsinkable” Titanic, the highly decorated Vasa and the ill-fated Terror and Erebus. Come and uncover the stories of the voyages, life aboard the ships, their watery demise and the shipwreck detectives who locate and document the wrecks. This new exhibition is developed and designed by the Western Australian Museum in partnership with the Australian National Maritime Museum and Ryan “The Brickman” McNaught. Ryan is the only LEGO® certified professional in the Southern Hemisphere, and one of only 14 in the world.

01/10/2021 - 31/03/2022 Sunday Music @ The Fremantle Arts Centre

Sunday Music returns to Fremantle Arts Centre in 2021 with a stellar line-up of WA musicians. Running 2–4pm every Sunday from October through to March, visitors can enjoy a handpicked selection of local music acts in the beautiful lush surrounds of FAC’s Front Garden. Best of all, Sunday Music is free to attend. Fremantle Arts Centre Director Anna Reece said, “Sunday Music heralds the beginning of Summer. With a brilliant and diverse offering of free live music, lazy picnics under the trees, friends catching up and enjoying longer, warmer days, Sunday Music represents Fremantle Arts Centre at its best.”

06/11/2021 - 30/11/2022 The View From Here

On Saturday, 6 November 2021, The Art Gallery of WA (AGWA) will host a major relaunching moment which will reveal a new and exciting multi-sensory experience for AGWA. Launching with The View From Here, a celebration of West Australian art. It’s the Gallery’s largest-ever exhibition of West Australian art featuring over 230 artists, 361 artworks, with 111 new works commissioned for this moment. The all-new AGWA will also reveal a transformed building with new and exciting sensory offerings. Some of the artists included in The View from Here are Sarah Bahbah, the WA-raised, LA-based artist with over 1 million Instagram followers; Tim Meakins, whose giant 3D-printed sculptures of weightlifters, posers and grinning weights, offer a playful interpretation of modern fitness culture and will occupy AGWA’s new interior rooftop gallery; Bruno Booth’s ‘Adidas’-wearing cats appearing in ...
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01/12/2021 - 28/02/2022 Joanna’s Sunset Lounge @ Kidogo Arthouse

Music, food, fun & sunsets by the sea at Joanna’s Sunset Lounge! Every summer, Kidogo Arthouse’s iconic Bathers Bay Deck comes alive with vibrant live music sessions. Overlooking Bathers Beach, the Kidogo Arthouse deck is one of the best sunset spots in Fremantle. Take in the beautiful atmosphere while enjoying a delicious meal and drink and listening to some incredible musicians sharing some incredible performances.

09/12/2021 - 18/04/2022 Ever Present: First Peoples Art of Australia

Ever Present: First Peoples Art of Australia surveys historical and contemporary works by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from across Australia. Drawn from the collections of the National Gallery of Australia and Wesfarmers Arts, the works in this touring exhibition bridge time and place and are interconnected through story and experience. Although Ever Present is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, it does not shy away from Australia’s complex histories. The works challenge stereotypes about First Nations people and what defines their art. The artists contest populist views of Australian history, using art as a tool of resistance and replacing physical weaponry with wit, satire and juxtaposition to confront viewers and to encourage conversations that are essential to dispute outdated myths and ideologies. E...
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14/01/2022 - 13/02/2022 Fringe World 2022

From 14 January to 13 February 2022 FRINGE WORLD returns! If you've been feeling like the daily grind has you switched off, or you're disappointed by the past year of cancellations and letdowns, then you now have something fabulous to look forward to! We can't wait to see your joy as the pink bunting comes out, the city lights up and we polish off the mermaid tank for another round of Fringe. Friends subscriptions go on sale 7 October with early release tickets available on 20 October and the full program launches 10 November.

27/01/2022 - 03/02/2022 She’s Terribly Greedy

20-year-old Ellenore stares at a bountiful feast, each plate a different future life calling out to her - and she wants every bite. Join the table and reckon with a woman who can’t decide her identity, and frankly, she doesn’t want to. Get twisted up as seven performers blur and shatter, desperately constructing and reconstructing one woman’s “self”. She’s Terribly Greedy is a visually arresting devised work which interrogates the myth that women can only be one thing. Get twisted up as a multitude of bodies, dresses, and dinnerplates distort and reflect, fracturing the very notion of womanhood into every complex version of herself.

05/02/2022 - 23/04/2022 Undertow @ Fremantle Arts Centre

Flanked by deep waters, our state and our nation’s connection with the coast is complex and multilayered. From narratives of the beginning of time, of creation, to our collective imaginings of the future, the oceans that surround our island continent and the oceans and seas of our global community are sites of tradition, transformation, transience, terror, and turmoil. In the context of Australia, these expansive waters take up appropriate space in the anthologies of our continent, they are economic highways, pathways to freedom, colonial carriageways, vessels of knowledge – they are entities of promise, but also of betrayal.  Undertow explores the relationships we have with the oceans and seas, ever-changing bodies of water in constant flux, as places of arrival and departure, places of transformation and as places of deep ancestral connection. Undertow brings together art...
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05/02/2022 - 12/02/2022 Amy Hetherington's Crying Over Spilt Milk

Crying Over Spilt Milk is a comedy creation fueled by sleep deprivation, weird advice from strangers, sore nipples and tears (however irrational) over spilled milk. Whilst accustomed to wearing many hats, Amy Hetherington’s new role as a mother is one that’s provided her with the real life experience to connect with audiences about the struggle, challenges and ultimately survival of motherhood.  Amy Hetherington is a high-energy comedian with a knack for captivating audiences across Australia with her joyful combination of positivity, wit and charm. A rapid rise over the last 18 months has seen her perform SOLD OUT shows at the Darwin Festival , Perth FRINGE WORLD, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Adelaide Fringe. She’s also built a reputation for herself, winning over large crowds performing alongside the likes of Dave Hughes, Fiona O’Loughlin, Glenn Robbins, J...
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