Getting ready for summer and the holidays? Stay tuned next week for our WHAT’S ON? Holiday Edition! In the meantime, enjoy these artsy events all around Perth this week, and support your local artists by stocking up on some holiday gifts for friends and family from unchARTed.
3 & 4 December
About the concert:
Australia’s favourite trumpeter James Morrison journeys through history’s jazz greats.
Hear the greatest jazz standards made famous by Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and many more. This electrifying concert is performed by the full Symphony Orchestra, talented young vocalist Hetty Kate, and Australia’s favourite trumpet player, James Morrison.
“The star of the night was Morrison. His mix of exceptional musicianship and delightful informality was the perfect combination.” – The West Australian
Please note: There will be a 20 minute interval for this concert.
Benjamin Northey conductor
Runs from 4-24 December
About the exhibition:
Joie Villeneuve’s solo exhibition and art sale features a whimsical array of fine art objects, furniture, paintings, cards and prints: all a glorious and playful celebration of the birds of Australia. Beautifully priced for all budgets (from only $6).
Joie says of the exhibition:
“This new body of work comes from a desire to explore Australia’s birds in a realistic, imaginary and illustrious way. Celebrating the essence of flight and song through a textural and mixed media approach to convey intimacy beyond beak and wing. This provides the viewer, the opportunity to come along on a fantastical journey. The purpose of the clay, wood and wire objects is to immerse one in the wonders of a circus-like atmosphere.”
Joie works predominantly with mixed media; pain, wood, wire, tin, clay, paper, printing and more. Joie completed a BFA at the Minnesota College of Art and Design (MCAD) in 1991 majoring in painting and printmaking.
Runs 4 – 19 Dec
About the show:
Loyalty, honour and love are explored in the Old Mill Theatre’s latest offering, the quintessential Australian play No Names, No Pack Drill.
Written by Bob Herbert and directed by Kristen Twynam-Perkins, it’s been described as a romantic drama based, in part, on an incident involving Herbert’s sister and an American soldier at Kings Cross. No Names, No Pack Drill is set in the Sydney summer of 1942 and looks at the effect of the so-called “Yankee invasion” during World War II.
The story focuses on Kathy, a young married woman who lives in Kings Cross, who wakes up the morning after a party to find a US Marine asleep on her couch. He is absent-without-leave, looking for a way back to the US – and what happens next changes the trajectory of both their lives. It is the seventh and final show in a year of all-Australian plays at the Old Mill Theatre to commemorate the centenary of the Gallipoli landing in 2015.
Directed by Kristen Twynam-Perkins
And remember, you can still catch these shows for a little bit longer:
MULTIVERSE THEORY IN D – closing 5 Dec
SAUCY JACK AND THE SPACE VIXENS – closing 5 Dec
A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE – closing 5 Dec
CINDERELLA – closing 13 Dec
SODA15: DEPARTMENT OF ART – closing 13 Dec