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Artists of Ampilatwatja | Welcome to Paradise

‘Welcome to Paradise ’ reveals the traditional country of Alyawarr people of Central Australia. The community of Ampilatwatja is north-east from Alice Springs, and its art centre has operated there since 1999. The paintings focus on the landscapes of locations that form the ancestral grounds of the people. Many artists depict Arreth, the bush medicine plants traditionally harvested by the people. The reflections of the artists and the on-going ties to the land are seen in the paintings, which are formed by the use of tiny dots that create the features of the country. Traditional knowledge is viewed through the…

Horrible Histories - Pirates: The Exhibition

Batten down the hatches! A gruesome band of horrible pirates will be taking over WA Maritime Museum in March 2018 when it presents this interactive, hands-on exhibition based on the bestselling Horrible Histories books: Horrible Histories – Pirates: the exhibition.Discover if you have what it takes to be a really horrible pirate. Take command of a pirate ship, design your own pirate flag and try out different weapons – from cutlasses to cannons. Along the way, you’ll discover why pirate women were just as wicked as the men and practise talking the patter of a pirate. You’ll also learn about…

Tom Vickers and the Extraordinary Adventure

Lace up your shoes and prepare to embark on an extraordinary adventure! The WA Museum and Spare Parts Puppet Theatre present you the world premiere of Tom Vickers and the Extraordinary Adventure of his Missing Sock. You can expect hands-on fun as you are taken through a sensory feast of sights, sounds, tastes, and smells. Adventurers will follow a trail through public and private spaces within the Museum and be transported around the world with this unique experience. At the heart of the work is an invitation to consider how small acts of kindness can have a great impact over time…

Warakurna Artists Welcome to Paradise

Warakurna artist Eunice Porter Yunurupa says, “We’re painting about our country, our home. About the places we go hunting, and where we were born. These places are like paradise to us.” Gallery1 exhibition features work from Warakurna community located near the Rawlinson Ranges on Ngaanyatjarra lands in Western Australia, close to the Northern Territory border. For these artists the role of the art centre is to contribute to cultural maintenance. They want to ensure that traditional practices and culture are kept alive and strong. This provides an avenue for educating younger people through stories and paintings, passing down important Tjukurrpa…

Autumn Holiday Programs

Do you  fancy learning how to juggle, walk a tight rope, climb a silk or swing on a trapeze?  Now is your time to experience CircusWA. We have a fantastic flexible holiday program especially designed for 5-12yr olds. Choose single or multiple sessions. Come all day long or just for a session. Anything is possible at the circus! We are also running an evening program of Adult (15+) Conditioning classes. 

Pirates Ahoy

Get your hands on our Wicked Weapons touch-table and explore fascinating facts with our Pirates Ahoy cart. Craft a pirate hat to take home, or show stamping good style in our Me Fierce Pirate Stamping Book and decorate it with stripes, skulls, swords and other fancy stuff. Swashbuckle your own pirate design and watch what happens on our digitally animated screen. Listen to some salty pirate stories and learn how to load a cannon to ward off pirate marauders. Pirate storytelling at 10:30am Cannon loading demonstration at 11am Activities free.  WA Maritime Museum entry fees apply

Grant's Robots Return

After a sell-out show last year, we are delighted to announce that NZ sculptor Grant Sutherland is returning to Kidogo to exhibit his new collection of extraordinary and whimsical Robots...! Make sure you visit at the beginning of the exhibition so you can purchase your favourite one! Grant is a cabinetmaker by trade. Crafting finely finished bespoke furniture pieces from recycled timbers is his specialty. Making metallic figures from up-cycled junk and salvaged collectibles with the same standard of finish is his biggest challenge.While these fantastical figures you see are filled with the thrill and wonder of a young boy’s…

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Built to Last

‘Built to last' by Jenn Garland is an investigation of once prosperous places founded on free trade and the extraction of commodities. The legacy of history is explored in a mixed-media installation inspired by archival records, satellite imagery, and scientific research. Now in decline, these places are filled with unsettling omens which offer projections of possible futures. The exhibition reimagines histories and makes connections across time in order to examine nature in an era defined by its absence. The central themes of Garland’s art are connected to her scientific background researching sustainability. This involves a focus on the ways people…

Mark Wilkinson Wasted Hours Tour

After a huge year that saw the Sydney singer-songwriter release his self-produced EP “Lost in a Dream” and stage some 100+ shows across the globe, Mark Wilkinson doesn’t look to slow down in 2018 as he unveils his much anticipated full length record “Wasted Hours” (out Feb 9) and returns to the road. This collection of songs showcases the full dynamic range of Wilkinson’s songwriting, from delicate and emotive tracks like “Time Machine” to the more driven and anthemic “Moving On”. What remains ever present though is his captivating vocal and rare ability to engage and connect with an audience.…

Gaslight Club

Fly By Night presents Freo’s newest Blues Club ‘for people with open minds’- The Gaslight Club! Named in honor of one of the most important venues in Perth in the 60s! The Gaslight Club is an intimate venue directly under the main stage of Victoria Hall. Check our website for performance times and artists.  

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StoryLab Young Writers Development Program

If you’re a keen writer aged 9-14 StoryLab will stretch and challenge your imagination as well as helping you understand writing as a craft; giving you tips on perfecting your style, editing your work and improving the flow of your story. Our program offers support, motivation and guidance from award winning author, Deb Fitzpatrick, as well as your fellow writers within the group.

Wu Tao Dance Beginners Course

Wu Tao - the dancing way to balance and flow. Work with the elements and meridians in this restorative sequence of dances for harmony and joy. It’s easy to forget what’s really important to us in the midst of a busy life. We all need ways to help us maintain emotional balance, peace of mind AND a healthy body. Wu Tao is a powerful yet gentle way to achieve this. A unique dance as therapy modality, grounded in the proven system of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Wu Tao is an easy and joyful way to bring yourself back to centre. This…

Hemispheres Music Series | Will Pound & Eddy Jay

Thursday 26 April 20188pm (Doors open at 7pm)Hemispheres is back in 2018 with two special performances by Fairbridge Festival favourites, on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 April.The dynamic and exhilarating duo of Will Pound & Eddy Jay leave audiences breathless. This virtuosic duo expertly playing accordion and harmonica are dynamic, upbeat and utterly jaw dropping. The pair read each other instinctively, forging a path to new folk sounds with harmonica and accordion together as one instrument.“One of the most breath taking live acts I’ve ever witnessed; The wild man of the accordion EJ and harmonica whizzkid WP creating sounds you…

Contemporary Hand Stitching for Teens

Join us for a creative and inspirational contemporary workshop, suitable for teens looking for new creative expression. We’ll learn the art of ‘Slow Stitching’ to create some really unique and funky hand stitched artwork to hang on the wall.

Fuzzy Felted Friends 5-8 years

Kids working with an adult. Design your own colourful toy, from a shark to an elephant, snake or bird, then make it come alive in felt. A fun way for kids and adults to learn feltmaking techniques.  This is a class for parents and kids to do together, each child must be accompanied by an adult.Friday 27th April | 10am-3pm | $92

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