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ARTS LIST

The Song Was Wrong - Photo by Thinh Dong
The Song Was Wrong – Photo by Thinh Dong

VISUAL ARTS

For Love Of Country: The Art Gallery Of Western Australia
Commemorating the centenary of World War One, this exhibition draws various works from the State Art Collection to present a fascinating look at how art has responded to war and conflict over the past century. It runs until Monday, July 20. Go to artgallery.wa.gov.au for full details.

Escape Artist: Heathcote Museum & Gallery
Shot in rural Spain by photographer Pablo Hughes, this is exhibition is a kind of autobiographical travel document about the beauty of imperfection. It runs until Sunday, May 24. Go to melville.wa.gov.au for more info.

Rebirth: The Art Gallery Of Western Australia
Japanese artist Mariko Mori has created Rebirth, an immersive experience comprised of installations, LED sculptures, photographs, drawings and videos. It’s on display until June 29. For more information, go to artgallery.wa.gov.au

The Visitors: John Curtin Gallery
Celebrated Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson presents his ambitious nine channel music video installation to Perth as part of the Perth International Arts Festival. It runs until Sunday, May 16. Go to johncurtingallery.curtin.edu.au for more information.

The Struggle Is Not Real: Koolroom
This group exhibition by Perth-based art collective Ten K (RLSM, Cheeks, Debt and Ferly) looks at the choices and sacrifices we make to live and survive in the modern world. It runs from Saturday, May 30, until Friday, June 5. Hit up tenkblog.tumble.com for more.

Hyper Vision: Midland Gate
This year’s exhibition of works by local young people is built around the theme of “What’s Missing”, with the artists broadly interpreting it in a range of media. The works stay on display at Midland Gate from Monday, July 6, until Sunday, July 26. Go to hyperfest.com.au for more details.

THEATRE/DANCE/PERFORMANCE

Médée: Fremantle Arts Centre
Darius Milhaud’s 1938 opera is brought to life by new opera company Lost & Found. Featuring infidelity, insanity, vengeance and infanticide, it runs until Sunday, May 24. For tickets and sessions times, head over to fac.org.au.

Once We Were Kings: The Blue Room Theatre
Written by Dure Khan and directed by Mustafa Al Mahdi, Once We Were Kings is a look at the world through the eyes of young, queer Muslims. The show is accompanied by a special art exhibition of pieces from artists who have been censored in their own countries. It runs from Wednesday, May 13, until Saturday, May 30. Go to blueroom.org.au for tickets and session times.

Glengarry Glen Ross: State Theatre Centre
Director Kate Cherry brings to life David Mamet’s prowling, venal powerhouse of a play with an all-star cast that includes Luke Hewitt, Peter Rowsthorn, Damian Walshe-Howling and Will O’Mahony. It runs from Saturday, May 23, until Sunday, June 14. Go to bsstc.com.au for full details.

The Song Was Wrong: State Theatre Centre
An epic love story spanning three generations, Perth Theatre Company’s production of Melissa Cantwell’s new play stars Astrid Grant, Felix Jozeps and George Shevtsov. It runs from Thursday, June 4, until Saturday, June 20. Got to perththeatre.com.au for more.

Jesus: No Ordinary Life - Photo by Paul Robinson
Jesus: No Ordinary Life – Photo by Paul Robinson

Jesus: No Ordinary Life: The Blue Room Theatre
Damon Lockwood’s sketch comedy looks at the religion of celebrity and the celebrity of religion in a wonderfully weird scenario wherein a PR outfit is hired to find just the right Jesus to promote the church’s brand. It runs from Tuesday, June 16, until Saturday, July 4 – go to blueroom,org.au for tickets and session times.
FESTIVALS

Taste Of Perth
Treat your palate to the best cuisine Perth’s chefs and restaurateurs have to offer as this sumptuous three day event once again comes to Langley Park. It runs from Friday, May 15, until Sunday, May 17 – tasteofperth.com.au has all the details.

Audi Festival Of German Films
The Goethe-Institut proudly presents this showcase of  new German-language films, which runs at Cinema Paradiso from Thursday, May 28, until Sunday, May 31. Go to lunapalace.com.au for tickets and session times.

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