Ned Kelly
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Music: Ned Kelly

15 – 19 February @ No 1 Mill, Jarrahdale · Presented by Lost & Found Opera · Lost & Found’s mission is to discover lost or forgotten works and present them in unique found spaces. This specially commissioned world premiere invites you into an old timber mill to discover a very different side to one… Continue reading Music: Ned Kelly

Sidney Nolan Ned Kelly 1946 from the Ned Kelly series 1946 – 1947. Enamel paint on composition board, 90.80 x 121.50 cm. Gift of Sunday Reed 1977. National Gallery of Australia collection.
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Visual Arts: Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series

11 August – 12 November 2018 @ Art Gallery of WA · Presented by : Sidney Nolan, National Gallery of Australia · This must-see series is a Travelling Exhibition from the National Gallery of Australia. It is a rare opportunity to view these renowned works that depict the story of the outlaw Kelly, and evidence… Continue reading Visual Arts: Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series

A man with a beard, in a waistcoat, shirt and scarf, with a gun. The colours he wears are sombre.
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What did you say, Ned?

Perth Festival review: Lost and Found Opera, Ned Kelly ⋅ No.1 Mill, Jarrahdale, February 15 ⋅ Review by Ron Banks ⋅ Ned Kelly as an opera succeeds on a number of levels. It’s an unusual venue in the country, a smooth orchestra, strong performers, a well-drilled chorus, a story that is familiar to Australians. So what could… Continue reading What did you say, Ned?

Sidney Nolan The trial 1947 from the Ned Kelly series 1946 – 1947 enamel paint on composition board 90.70 x 121.20 cm Gift of Sunday Reed 1977 National Gallery of Australia
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Sublime Sid and Ned: the painter and the painted

Ned Kelly was not just Sidney Nolan’s subject, but his alter ego, writes David Rainey.  To coincide with the opening of “Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly Series” at the Art Gallery of Western Australia on August 11, Rainey provides a fascinating insight into the work of one of Australia’s most iconic artists. Ned Kelly is visiting the Art Gallery… Continue reading Sublime Sid and Ned: the painter and the painted

A man and a woman dancing in the bush
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Home-grown produce

Nina Levy · It’s November 1, 2018 and the Perth Concert Hall is packed for Wendy Martin’s final Perth Festival programme launch. Anyone who has paid attention to Martin’s programming over the last four years will know that the Festival’s artistic director is a passionate advocate for contemporary dance. When the banner for STRUT Dance’s Sunset… Continue reading Home-grown produce

Sidney Nolan 
Stringybark Creek 1947
from the Ned Kelly series 1946 – 1947 enamel paint on composition board 90.70 x 121.50 cm
Gift of Sunday Reed 1977
National Gallery of Australia 

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Tension, humour and high drama

Review: ‘Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series’ · Art Gallery of Western Australia · Review by Miranda Johnson · “Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series”, currently at the Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA), is firmly embedded in our collective cultural consciousness, an exploration of the folk hero’s life as well as a unique insight into the… Continue reading Tension, humour and high drama

Work by Harrison See
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In the face of waste

Review: Brenton Rossow, Darren Tynan, Harrison See, Zhang Lianxi  and Rebecca Jensen, “Paradise’s Parasite III” · Spectrum Project Space, ECU Mt Lawley, 13 July · Review by Miranda Johnson · “Paradise’s Parasite III”, at Spectrum Project Space, is a group show that explores humankind’s parasitic relationship with our natural world. Created as a dialogue between Edith Cowan… Continue reading In the face of waste

Opening night of Hatched 2018.
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A snapshot of the future

Review: “Hatched National Graduate Show” 2018 · Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) · Review by Jenny Scott · Now in its 27th year and promoted as an “institution within an institution”, PICA’s 2018 “Hatched National Graduate Show” presents an interesting snapshot of contemporary art by emerging Australian practitioners. The annual “Hatched” exhibition is a… Continue reading A snapshot of the future

Sharbat. Photo: Tasha Faye
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The big feels and frictions of brown sisterhood

Review: Third Culture Kids, SHARBAT · The Blue Room Theatre, 24 October 2019 · Review by Patrick Gunasekera · In their first major production since 2015’s Once We Were Kings, local theatre ensemble Third Culture Kids have returned with SHARBAT.  A new work from emerging playwright Doreshawar Khan, SHARBAT is an all-too-true story of three dynamic sisters… Continue reading The big feels and frictions of brown sisterhood

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Beauty from the bush a musical delight

Review: Blonde Moment Theatre, Miss Westralia · Blue Room Theatre, 23 May · Review by Steven Cohen · For purposes of clarity, Miss Westralia could have been called 1926 Miss Westralia goes to America. The renaming would allow theatre-goers to know exactly what to expect of this cute and sweet-tempered bio-musical about Australia’s first beauty queen.… Continue reading Beauty from the bush a musical delight