Perth-based travel and music photographer Jarrad Seng (and 2009 Pelican Music Editor!) takes creativity and adventure hand-in-hand in his daring pursuit of both. Lately in Iceland scaling sheer black rock faces for art and larks, he talks to Nathan Shaw on his life before and after dropping out of Law school to find meaning and a high-profile career behind the lens.
A regular on a cut of Australian TV shows and active since the '90s, Akmal brought his cheek to the comedy-starved west last week as part of the Perth Comedy Festival. Monty Lloyd snorts with laughter and reviews.
Tom Durkin reviews 'Cats the Musical', hot off Lloyd Weber's London West End revival. You jellicle? Delta Goodrem had to look like a pert angelic judge of mediocrity on 'The Voice' so couldn't be a cat for Perth audiences, but that's okay. We don't need her.
"As I read the background for each artist, I learnt of their lives, and the communities and country they were connected to. Some had discovered their art early in life, many at a later stage, but all were proud to honour their ancestry with their works." Janey Hakanson reviews.
Upon arriving at the Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, I stood wide-eyed in the foyer, throwing nervous glances at the large, lifeless figurines staring down from above me. I took my seat at the back of the room and tried to shake my childhood fear of inanimate humanoids. Catherina Pagani reviews.
Following the company's superb adaptations of 'The Rabbits' and 'The Red Tree', Barking Gecko brings another children's story to the stage with 'Bambert’s Book of Lost Stories'. Gabriella Loo sheds a tear and reviews.
Fresh off a Melbourne stage, the production opened at the Malthouse Theatre in March before venturing here. At 90 minutes (no interval), the ambiguous ending to this thriller will have you tearing at your hair, but one thing’s clear: it’s not safe at the Rock. Review by Samuel J. Cox.
"The show is one of the strangest dance pieces I have ever seen, but one I haven’t stopped talking about since. It’s intriguing, uncomfortable and certainly different from traditional notions of dance." Melissa Scott reviews PIAF performance Pindorama, directed and choreographed by Brazilian dancer Lia Rodrigues.