Triple J joker uncensored for Perth shows

Matt Okine.

TRIPLE J co-host and comedian Matt Okine admits to having a love/hate relationship with his current radio gig. more »

Sculpture washes up a win for seaweed artist

Elaine Clocherty’s site-specific environmental installation, overnight, at this year’s Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe.

COWARAMUP artist Elaine Clocherty was overwhelmed and quite chuffed when she heard she was one of three nationwide recipients of this year’s Helen Lempriere Scholarships. more »

Artists eager for carpark market

Beaufort Street Art Market organiser Lesley Thomas with artists Annette Wiguna (Westminster), Judy Shear (Mt Lawley) and Jacquie Penton (Mullaloo). Taken by Marcus Whisson

MT Lawley’s Barlee Street car park is set to undergo a transformation next month with the launch of the Beaufort Street Art Market on September 7. more »

Actor flies blind for Underground play

Fremantle funny man Sam Longley will be starring in the opening night of <em>White Rabbit, Red Rabbit.</em> Taken by Marcus Whisson

IT is a rare occurrence for a journalist to conduct an interview where they know more about the impending theatre season than the performer, but that was the exact scenario when speaking to Fremantle actor Sam Longley. more »

Class acts inspire Perth play

Damon Lockwood, Peter Rowsthorn and Stuart Halusz. Photographer: Marcus Whisson

TRYING to get a laugh out of his fellow performers on stage, as well as the audience, is all in a day’s work for Mount Claremont actor, director and playwright Damon Lockwood. more »

Suburbs set scene for war

Myles Pollard in a scene from <em>The War That Changed Us</em>

PERTH suburbs were transformed into World War I battlefields during filming for ABC documentary series The War That Changed Us. more »

Homeless find voice in pictures

Jess Sorci took part in Propel Youth Arts WA’s Home Is Where My Heart Is project

A YOUNG woman’s talent and time helped another to tell her story — one of life with nowhere to call home. more »

Play School heads to Perth

<em>Play School</em> presenter Michelle Lim Davidson with Diddle the cat.

IT WAS while at university listening to guest speaker and actor Andrew McFarlane talk about his role as a Play School presenter that Michelle Lim Davidson realised how great it would be to work on the children’s television show. more »

Acrobat spins to the dark side

Angelo Rodriguez and Carlos Macias in the Columbian Wheel of Death.

ACROBAT Angelo Rodriguez may be new to the Le Noir cast of talented circus performers but he’s certainly not green when it comes to the world of cirque. more »

Dancers deliver cliffhanger show

<em>Precipice</em> choreographer Rachel Arianne Ogle (Mount Lawley) with dancers, from left, Tyrone Robinson (Caversham), Storm Helmore (South Perth), Niharika Senapati (Maylands) and Imanuel Dado (Maylands). Taken by Marcus Whisson

WAAPA graduate Rachel Arianne Ogle, of Mount Lawley, still considers herself a dancer, despite being at the point in her career where the opportunity to choreograph is available. more »

Work paints a political picture

Artist Julie Dowling in her home studio. Taken by Elle Borgward

GROWING up “a stone’s throw” from Perth’s CBD means Badimia Aboriginal artist Julie Dowling, of Maddington, has witnessed a great deal of inner-city change over her years. more »

Wicked star shows her soft side at the Maj

Amanda Harrison is bringing her show Up Close and Reasonably Personal to Perth

PERFORMER Amanda Harrison knows that fans will always associate her with the role of Elphaba in the Australian Wicked, but her almost 20-year career has many more highlights than green body paint. more »

Lifetime of Avedon portraits to show in Perth

National Portrait Gallery senior curator Dr Christopher Chapman and Richard Avedon Foundation exhibition coordinator Katrina Dumas with an enormous portrait of literary critic Harold Bloom taken in New York City in 2001. Taken by Marcus Whisson

NEW York photographer Richard Avedon has been described as one of the most significant and influential portraitists of his time. more »

Museum reveals hidden Afghan treasures

Exhibition curator Dr Moya Smith with a 1949 illustrated Afghan encyclopaedia and Afghan Australian Cultural Association president Mohammad Youssof Qawwam holds a hand-blown glass jar. Taken by Marcus Whisson

WHEN passengers in Mohammad Youssof Qawwam’s taxi find out he was born in Afghanistan, the majority of the time they assume he was raised in the desert. more »

A shake-up for 50s rock'n'roll

Aric Yegudkin (centre) is touring to Perth with <em>Shake Rattle ‘n’ Roll</em>.

WHEN Adam Dion Bahoudian and Nina Randall wanted to rejuvenate their original 1994 show Shake Rattle ‘n’ Roll they went straight to ballroom dancer and choreographer Aric Yegudkin. more »

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