2014 Rio Tinto Education Program Events 

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THE SHADOW KING

Schools Allocation Exhausted

A powerful melding of Shakespearean and contemporary Aboriginal storytelling, The Shadow King recasts King Lear as a sprawling, blood-soaked tale of two Indigenous families in Australia’s north, questioning our understanding of kinship, land and belonging. MORE INFORMATION

RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 15+
CURRICULUM LINKS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and culture, Drama, English, Civics and Citizenship, History, Languages
HEATH LEDGER THEATRE, STATE THEATRE CENTRE OF WA
Tue 25–Fri 28 Feb 7.30pm & Sat 1 March 1.30pm
1hr 45min no interval
Performed in English, Kriol, Ritarrnju and Pitjintjarra.
Audio Description Wed 26 Feb. Captioned Thur 27 Feb
TICKETS $15.50
AUDIENCE WARNING Adult themes and course language

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PROFESSIONAL LEARNING: THE DIALOGUES OF DREAMTIME

In a rare and timely opportunity teachers are invited to join members of The Shadow King creative team and local Indigenous representatives in a panel discussion examining the multiplicity of Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander traditions, protocols and languages that are presented in the production and explore how these complex cultures can inform and enrich your own teaching practices.
REHEARSAL ROOM 2, STATE THEATRE CENTRE OF WA
Fri 28 Feb 3.30–4.30pm
FREE

ARTIST TALK Wed 26 Feb, post-show

KRAPP'S LAST TAPE

SCHOOLS ALLOCATION EXHAUSTED

The master of theatre himself, Robert Wilson takes to the stage with one of Samuel Beckett’s rarely performed works. MORE INFORMATION

RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 13+
CURRICULUM LINKS Drama, English, Visual Arts
HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE
Sat 22 Feb 5pm, Sun 23 Feb 1pm
Audio Description and Captioned Sun 23 Feb
TICKETS $15.50 (restricted view)

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (AS YOU LIKE IT)

Schools Allocation Exhausted

Created for the Royal Shakespeare Company, this work by Russian director Dmitry Krymov is genre-busting alchemy, and in a reimagining of Shakespeare’s great play he imbues such tenderness, grandeur and spectacle, that the theatre seems swollen with joy. MORE INFORMATION

RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 15+
CURRICULUM LINKS Drama, English, Visual Arts, Languages
AUDIENCE WARNING Adult themes and Sexual References
HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE
Mon 17–Wed 19 Feb 7.30pm
Sat 15 Feb 1pm and Sun 16 Feb 5pm
105min no interval
Audio Description Sun 16 Feb
In Russian with English surtitles
TICKETS $15.50 (restricted view)

School booking information

ARTIST TALK Tue 18 Feb, post-show 14

SITUATION ROOMS

Situation Rooms tells the story of twenty people whose realities have been shaped by the weapons industry: a member of a Berlin gun club, a Pakistani lawyer who represents the victims of American drone attacks, a doctor working in Sierra Leone. MORE INFORMATION

RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 16+
CURRICULUM LINKS Drama, English, Media, Languages, Civics and Citizenship, Technology and Enterprise, Economics and Business
ABC STUDIOS, 30 FIELDER STREET, EAST PERTH
Mon 10–Fri 14, Mon 17–Fri 21 Feb 2, 4, 6 & 8pm
90min
Latecomers will not be admitted
TICKETS $25
AUDIENCE WARNING Contains adult themes

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AN ILIAD

A tale of gods and goddesses, undying love and endless battles, told by a single narrator whose enigmatic stories reverberate with today’s headlines.MORE INFORMATION

RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 13+
CURRICULUM LINKS Drama, English, History
SUNKEN GARDENS, UWA
Sun 16–Wed 19, Fri 21, Sun 23, Tue 25, Wed 26 Feb
8pm, 90min no interval. Captioned Tue 25 Feb
ALBANY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE Fri 28 Feb 8pm
TICKETS $15.50
AUDIENCE WARNING Adult themes

School booking information

ARTIST TALK Wed 19 Feb, post-show


WORKSHOP: THE LONE STORYTELLER

Workshop Fully Booked

This is an extraordinary opportunity to work with one of the United States most prolific theatre makers. Lisa Peterson, director of An Iliad, will welcome students onto the stage and share with them her experience with classic texts, theatrical storytelling and solo performance.
FOR WACE Drama and English students
DOLPHIN THEATRE, UWA
Tue 25 Feb 4.30–6.30pm
ALBANY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE
Fri 28 Feb 4.30–6.30pm
FREE
Booking essential, limited spaces available

ONEFIVEZEROSEVEN

In this visually striking work, Australian teenagers give us a rare and thought-provoking view of everything they have, and everything they hope for. MORE INFORMATION

RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 15+
CURRICULUM LINKS Drama, English, Media, Civics and Citizenship, Health and Physical Education
STUDIO UNDERGROUND, STATE THEATRE CENTRE OF WA
Sat 22 Feb–Sat 1 March 7pm (closed Mon)
Sun 23 Feb, Tue 25–Thur 27 Feb & Sat 1 March 1pm
AUSLAN performance Thur 27 Feb 7pm 60min no interval
TICKETS $19.45
AUDIENCE WARNING This production includes sexual and drug references and coarse language.

School booking information

ARTIST TALKS
Wed 26 Feb, post-show
Thur 27 Feb, post-show

ÎLO

Selling Fast

In a desert not so far away, the search is on for precious water. With acrobatic spectacle, games of cat and mouse and jubilant dance, endless possibilities unfold en route to the treasured liquid gold. MORE INFORMATION


RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 4+
CURRICULUM LINKS Sustainability, Drama, English, Dance, Civics and Citizenship, Health and Physical Education

MAIN AUDITORIUM, SUBIACO ARTS CENTRE
Sun 9 Feb 1.30 & 6.30pm
Mon 10–Wed 12 Feb 6.30pm
Mon 10 Feb 10.30am (schools only)
45min no interval
PRICE Primary $9.50, Secondary $15.50

School booking information

WORKSHOP: GESTURAL THEATRE – MOVING STORIES

Workshop Fully Booked

Sandrine Heyraud and Sicaire Durieux take students on a journey of imagination, creativity and movement. Participants will experiment with the elements of mime and discover the body’s potential to build worlds and tell stories.

FOR AGES 11–15 years
MAIN AUDITORIUM, SUBIACO ARTS CENTRE
Wed 12 Feb 3.30–4.30pm
Booking essential, limited spaces available

THE HOUSE WHERE WINTER LIVES

Combining the traditional values of children’s storytelling with interactive adventure and a healthy dash of festive whimsy, The House Where Winter Lives is as close as you’ll ever get to good old-fashioned magic. MORE INFORMATION

RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 3–6
CURRICULUM LINKS English, Drama, Visual Arts

DOWNSTAIRS AT THE MAJ, HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE
Fri 14, Mon 17, Tue 18, Thur 20, Fri 21 Feb, 10, 11.30am & 1pm
60min no interval
PRICE $7.50

School booking information

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING: CREATIVE CLASSROOMS WITH PUNCHDRUNK

Punchdrunk Enrichment are specialists in creating magical installations and immersive narratives that have raised standards of literacy and engagement in over 50 London schools to date. Join Peter Higgin, creator of The House Where Winter Lives, for this unique professional development opportunity that
will empower you to harness the creative potential within your Primary classroom.
WHEN Fri 14 Feb 4.30–6.30pm
DOWNSTAIRS AT THE MAJ, HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE
FREE
Booking essential, limited spaces available

THE CURIOUS SCRAPBOOK OF JOSEPHINE BEAN

Hurry! Dr Patricia Baker needs your help. She has made a thrilling new discovery - a dusty, dog-eared and secret-filled scrapbook. Step inside this whimsical detective story and help her crack the clues to find its author.MORE INFORMATION

RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 7+
CURRICULUM LINKS English, Drama, Visual Arts

SUBIACO ARTS CENTRE STUDIO
Tue 25–Thur 27 Feb 10.30am
50min no interval
Audio Description available
PRICE Primary $9.50, Secondary $15.50

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NOT BY BREAD ALONE

Nalaga’at is the world’s only professional deaf-blind ensemble. Born in the hot-bed of Jaffa, Israel, one of the most politically and culturally vibrant places on the planet, this is an uncompromisingly unique theatre company and Not By Bread Alone is a transformative experience. MORE INFORMATION 

RECOMMENDED FOR ALL AGES
CURRICULUM LINKS Drama, English, Civics and Citizenship, Languages
REGAL THEATRE
Mon 10–Wed 12 Feb 8pm
Sun 9 Feb 1 & 8pm, 90min no interval
Audio Description and Tactile Tour Mon 10 Feb
Captioned Tue 11 Feb 
TICKETS $15.50 (restricted view)

School booking information

OPUS

With raw passion and aching delicacy Opus fuses the contemporary circus of Australia’s finest, Circa, with the dynamic music of Shostakovich played live by France’s Debussy String Quartet. MORE INFORMATION

RECOMMENDED FOR ALL AGES
CURRICULUM LINKS Drama, Dance, Music, Visual Arts

WHEN Wed 26–Fri 28 Feb 7.30pm
75min no interval
Latecomers will not be admitted
REGAL THEATRE
PRICE $15.50

School booking information

ARTIST TALK Thur 27 Feb, post-show


WORKSHOP: CIRCA SKILLS

Workshop Fully Booked

Circa strive to create a new frontier in circus arts, the company features some of the most innovative circus performers in the world. Join them on stage at the Regal Theatre as they share with you some of their tricks and techniques. Try out your acrobatic skills and explore the true artistry of circus.
FOR AGES 8–14 years
REGAL THEATRE
Fri 28 Feb 2–3.30pm
FREE
Booking essential, limited spaces available

BIANCO

Internationally renowned for dramatic live circus, blending jaw-dropping skills with untamed elegance and a subversive edge, NoFit State Circus hits Australia for the first time with a knock-out performance under a spectacular big top. MORE INFORMATION

RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 7+
CURRICULUM LINKS Drama, Dance, Music, Visual Arts

NOFIT STATE BIG TOP, OZONE RESERVE
1 Adelaide Terrace, Perth
Wed 12–Fri 14, Tue 18–Fri 21, Tue 25–Fri 28 Feb 8pm
2hr with interval

AUDIENCE WARNING This is a standing show. This is a
licensed venue. Persons under 18 must be accompanied by a
responsible adult.
PRICE $15.50

School booking information

WORKSHOP: FLYING LESSONS WITH NOFIT STATE CIRCUS 

Workshop Fully Booked

Join the extraordinary NoFit State performers in the tent for morning training. Participants will get the chance to test their nerves on the aerial apparatus and discover their physical potential.

FOR AGES 14+
NOFIT STATE BIG TOP, OZONE RESERVE
Thur 20 Feb 9–11am
FREE
Booking essential, limited spaces available

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DECA DANCE

A staggeringly impressive 20-year repertoire is remixed in this Australian exclusive, with the compilation of Naharin’s seminal moments creating a single production of disarming emotion. Deca Dance is an engaging collage from a choreographic master. MORE INFORMATION

HEATH LEDGER THEATRE, STATE THEATRE CENTRE OF WA
Mon 10–Wed 12 Feb 7.30pm
TICKETS $15.50

School booking information

ARTIST TALK Tue 11 Feb, post-show

SADEH21

Selling Fast

Defiantly abstract and intensely emotional, Sadeh21 is captivating. Themes sway from the political to the playful in a choreographic journey that explores and pushes boundaries. These dancers are like no other you have seen. MORE INFORMATION

HEATH LEDGER THEATRE, STATE THEATRE CENTRE OF WA
Fri 14 & Mon 17 Feb 7.30pm, Sun 16 Feb 5pm
TICKETS $15.50

School booking information

ARTIST TALK Sun 16 Feb, post-show

WORKSHOP: GAGA – A MOVEMENT LANGUAGE

Workshop Fully Booked

Gaga is a movement language developed by Ohad Naharin. In this very special workshop dancers from Batsheva will share with students this expressive and dynamic movement language, the basis for their distinctive technique.
Please note – Teachers are encouraged to take part as observers will not be admitted.

FOR WACE Dance students (advanced level students)
REHEARSAL ROOM 2, STATE THEATRE CENTRE WA
Mon 17 Feb 3–4pm
FREE
Booking essential, limited spaces available

HAZE

Schools Allocation Exhausted

Onto a stark and unlit stage, 18 dancers enter to the low hum of white noise and with this begins Beijing Dance Theatre’s resplendent portrayal of human movement and human nature. MORE INFORMATION

RECOMMENDED FOR ALL AGES
CURRICULUM LINKS Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia, Dance, Economics and Business
WHEN Thur 27 Feb–Sat 1 March 7.30pm
70min no interval
HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE
PRICE $15.50 (restricted view)

School booking information

ARTIST TALK Fri 28 Feb, post-show


WORKSHOP: TRADITION AND INNOVATION – CONTEMPORARY DANCE OF CHINA

Workshop Fully Booked

Join Wang Yuanyuan in a practical exploration of her unique blend of contemporary dance and ancient Chinese traditions.

FOR WACE Dance students
STUDIO 1, HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE
Fri 28 Feb 3.30–5pm
FREE
Booking essential, limited spaces available

LA CURVA

Schools Allocation Exhausted

World-renowned for his hypnotic interpretation of flamenco, Israel Galván is a maverick. The traditional elements are there – virtuosic footwork, thumping percussive rhythms and a moody musical accompaniment, but Israel Galván brings something all his own in the incredible La Curva. His is a full body phenomenon, a joyous collision of auditory power and experimental movement. With the exquisite musical accompaniment of pianist Sylvie Courvoisier, percussionist Bobote and vocalist Inés Bacán, La Curva is lamenco like you’ve never seen before. MORE INFORMATION

RECOMMENDED FOR ALL AGES
CURRICULUM LINKS Dance, Music
REGAL THEATRE
Fri 21–Sat 22 Feb 7.30pm, Sun 23 Feb 5pm
1hr 35min no interval
TICKETS $15.50

School booking information

ARTIST TALK Sun 23 Feb, post-show

BALLET AT THE QUARRY: RADIO AND JULIET

Radio and Juliet, set entirely to the music of Radiohead, is the season centrepiece of Ballet at the Quarry this summer. An exhilarating evening of ballet under a starry sky. MORE INFORMATION

RECOMMENDED FOR ALL AGES
CURRICULUM LINKS Dance
QUARRY AMPHITHEATRE, CITY BEACH
Tue 11 & Tue 18 Feb 8pm
Gates open 6.30pm
TICKETS $15 (very limited availability)

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THE REFUSAL OF TIME

By one of the most compelling artists of our time, this work epitomises William Kentridge’s intriguing, multi-disciplinary practice. An all-encompassing installation of videos which combine the magic of theatre, drawing and music with film and animation. Projections of shadow dancers are punctuated by the rhythmic command of metronomes and appearances of the artist himself. Amidst this sits a ‘breathing machine’, a wooden sculpture akin to an accordion pulsing time. MORE INFORMATION

RECOMMENDED FOR ALL AGES
CURRICULUM LINKS Visual Arts, Media
PICA, PERTH CULTURAL CENTRE
Thur 13 Feb–Sun 27 April, Tues–Sun 10am–5pm
FREE

NET-WORK

A vast net enmeshed with tiny human figures washing against the shoreline is emblematic of Do Ho Suh’s distinguished art that often references architecture and humanity. Inspired by personal experience of physical and cultural displacement, his poetic sculptures invite imaginative associations.MORE INFORMATION

RECOMMENDED FOR ALL AGES
CURRICULUM LINKS Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia, Sustainability, Visual Arts, Civics and Citizenships
SOUTH PERTH FORESHORE
Sir James Mitchell Park
South Perth Esplanade Car Park SE11
Fri 7 Feb–Sat 1 March, All day
FREE

EMBASSY

For over 20 years Richard Bell has been an artist and active provocateur who has challenged the state of art and politics in Australia. Embassy is Bell’s first solo exhibition in Western Australia and will feature a recreation of the original Aboriginal Tent Embassy, the protest camp set up in 1972 under a beach umbrella on the lawns of Parliament House in Canberra. This significant solo exhibition presented by PICA and the Perth Festival will also bring together a previously unseen selection of Bell’s highly acclaimed paintings and a controversial trilogy of recent videos. MORE INFORMATION

RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 15+
CURRICULUM LINKS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and culture, Visual Arts, Civics and Citizenship, History
PICA, PERTH CULTURAL CENTRE
Thur 13 Feb–Sun 27 April, Tue–Sun 10am–5pm
FREE

The Tenth Sentiment

THE TENTH SENTIMENT

The Tenth Sentiment draws you into a world of wonder that emerges right before your eyes. Hiding nothing from our view, Ryota Kuwakubo fills a room with everyday artefacts, and then catches them in the headlights of a single model train. MORE INFORMATION


RECOMMENDED FOR ALL AGES
CURRICULUM LINKS Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia, Visual Arts
JOHN CURTIN GALLERY, CURTIN UNIVERSITY,
KENT STREET, BENTLEY
Thur 6 Feb–Thur 17 April
Mon–Fri 11am–5pm, Sat and Sun 1–5pm
FREE

PARAMODELIC – GRAFFITI

With vivid imagination and meticulous design skills, Paramodel create wondrously immersive environments out of mass produced toys and brilliant blue plastic train tracks. MORE INFORMATION


RECOMMENDED FOR ALL AGES
CURRICULUM LINKS Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia, Visual Arts
JOHN CURTIN GALLERY, CURTIN UNIVERSITY,
KENT STREET, BENTLEY
Thur 6 Feb–Thur 17 April
Mon–Fri 11am–5pm, Sat and Sun 1–5pm
FREE

BALI: RETURN ECONOMY

BALI: return economy is an expansive exhibition exploring the ever-changing relationship between Western Australia,
Bali and the artists who create work informed by the island. MORE INFORMATION

RECOMMENDED FOR ALL AGES
CURRICULUM LINKS Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia, Visual Arts
FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE
Sat 1 Feb–Thur 27 March, 10am–5pm
FREE

SHADOW LAND

With a career spanning 30 years, Anne Ferran is one of Australia’s most acclaimed photo-media artists. This is the largest survey of her work, and her first exhibition in Western Australia, it will feature new work made in response to the disbanded library at the Fremantle Prison. MORE INFORMATION

RECOMMENDED FOR ALL AGES
CURRICULUM LINKS Visual Arts, Civics and Citizenship, History
LAWRENCE WILSON ART GALLERY
DR HAROLD SCHENBERG ART CENTRE, UWA
Sat 8 Feb–Sat 19 April, Tue–Sat 11am–5pm
FREE

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OTELLO

Verdi’s final opera, fuelled by his deep love of Shakespeare, stunned the world: here was a taut, thrilling adaptation of Othello which recast many of the composer’s musical trademarks in a work of startling power and originality. Staged in Perth for the first time, Verdi’s Otello is a masterwork of the operatic repertoire. MORE INFORMATION

RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 15+
CURRICULUM LINKS Music, Drama, English, Languages
HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE
Thur 6 & Tue 11 Feb 7.30pm, 2hrs 45min with interval
Sung in Italian with English surtitles
TICKETS From $30 (restricted view may apply)

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VOICE OF THE NATION ENSEMBLE

Cape Town Opera’s Voice of the Nation Ensemble is the melding of 23 remarkable voices drawn from all corners of South Africa, and has quickly emerged as one of the most compelling vocal ensembles on the planet.MORE INFORMATION

RECOMMENDED FOR ALL AGES
CURRICULUM LINKS Music
PERTH CONCERT HALL
Mon 10 Feb 7.30pm, 1hr 50min with interval
TICKETS $15.50

School booking information

ARTIST TALK Mon 10 Feb, pre-show at 6.30pm in foyer

BETWEEN THE DESERT AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA: A SYMPHONY FOR PERTH

What does Perth sound like? What are those quintessential noises that link you to this city? Is it the toll of the Bell Tower? The laughter of your kids running through the sprinkler? The crash of the sea? In the months leading up to the Festival we invite you to send us your recordings and ideas of our city in sound. From this starting point Tod Machover, composer and professor at MIT’s Media Lab will craft a symphony tailor-made for Perth, to be played live for the first time by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.MORE INFORMATION

RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 13+
CURRICULUM LINKS Music, Media, Civics and Citizenship, Technology and Enterprise
PERTH CONCERT HALL
Sat 1 March 7.30pm
1hr 50min with interval
TICKETS $15.50

School booking information

ARTIST TALK Sat 1 March, pre-show on stage at 6.30pm

LUDOVICO EINAUDI

Ludovico Einaudi will showcase works from his brand new album In a Time Lapse which, in his signature style, is emotional and adventurous. With the backing of a six-piece band, you will hear echoes of baroque, Italian folk and late Romantic strings textures, all with a delicate expanse of percussive and electronic detail. MORE INFORMATION

RECOMMENDED FOR ALL AGES
CURRICULUM LINKS Music
PERTH CONCERT HALL
Sat 8 Feb 7.30pm, 75min no interval
TICKETS $15.50

School booking information

KELEMEN QUARTET

Combining youthful brilliance with the finest Hungarian tradition, Kelemen Quartet evoke energetic flair, fierce artistic commitment and striking charisma. MORE INFORMATION

RECOMMENDED FOR ALL AGES
CURRICULUM LINKS Music
PERTH CONCERT HALL
Mon 17 Feb 7.30pm, 1hr 55min with interval
TICKETS $20

School booking information

ARTIST TALK Mon 17 Feb, pre-show at 6.30pm and post-show in foyer

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MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

DIRECTOR JOSS WHEDON 108min, M

SOMERVILLE 25 Nov–1 Dec, 8pm

JOONDALUP 3–8 Dec, 8pm

CURRICULUM LINKS WACE Media, WACE English, WACE Drama

In Joss Whedon’s signature style, an infinitely quirky cast delivers a wildly fresh reinterpretation of
Shakespeare’s most playful comedy. Moving from slapstick to calamity and back with dizzying speed, the screen crackles with a charmingly wayward energy that recalls the classic romantic sparring of the studio era. Will love prevail? MORE INFORMATION

THE DARKSIDE

DIRECTOR WARWICK THORNTON 94min, CTC MORE INFORMATION
SOMERVILLE 24 Feb–2 March, 8pm

CURRICULUM LINKS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and culture, WACE Media, WACE English, WACE Drama

Ghost stories abound in Australia’s Indigenous culture. Sit fireside for perspectives on the afterlife from director Warwick Thornton (Samson and Delilah), who has assembled a collection of touching and absurd ghost tales. Harnessing the storytelling talents of iconic actors including Bryan Brown and Deborah Mailman, The Darkside is a showcase of life-defining moments, of past and future, of
connection with family and of how we cope with change.

Q&A WITH WARWICK THORNTON Mon 24 Feb, post-screening
Students and teachers are invited to an evening with one of Australia’s most important filmmakers and visual artists. In this intimate Q&A event, Warwick Thornton will share insights into the unique creative process behind The Darkside and his approach to Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander stories. Students are encouraged to continue their engagement with The Darkside by sharing their own ghost stories attheothersideproject.com.au


SHORT TERM 12

DIRECTOR DESTIN DANIEL CRETTON 96min, M

SOMERVILLE 17–23 March, 7.30pm
JOONDALUP 25–30 March, 7.30pm

CURRICULUM LINKS WACE Media, WACE
English, WACE Drama, Music, Visual Arts, Health and Physical Education 

One of the most acclaimed Indie dramas of the past year, Short Term 12 is a celebrated gem. Capturing life at a teen foster care facility, and rooted in personal experience, this film is a big-hearted look into the world of disadvantaged teenagers and the compassionate souls who care for them.

THE SELFISH GIANT

DIRECTOR CLIO BARNARD 91min, CTC
SOMERVILLE 10–16 March, 7.30pm
JOONDALUP 18–23 March, 7.30pm

CURRICULUM LINKS Media, English, Drama, Civics and Citizenship

Adrift at home and school, troubled Arbor and his gentle horse-whispering mate Swifty, begin flexing their entrepreneurial muscles. Their search for freedom leads them to gruff scrap yard owner Kitten, and quickly reveals that naiveté ultimately paves the way for vulnerability. A bold and brooding story of friendship and redemption, compassion and innocence lost. MORE INFORMATION



LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON

DIRECTOR HIROKAZU KORE-EDA 120min, CTC

SOMERVILLE 31 March–6 April, 7.30pm
JOONDALUP 8–13 April, 7.30pm
Japanese with English subtitles

CURRICULUM LINKS
 Asia and Australia’s Engagement with Asia, Languages, Media, JAPAN English, Drama

Two families are delivered the life changing news that their six year old sons were accidentally switched at birth and make the distressing decision to swap the two children back. An exploration of fatherhood and expectations, this moving film joyfully portrays the liberation gained by allowing your children to become their own person.

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LOTTERYWEST FESTIVAL CELEBRATION SACRILEGE

Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller is relocating Stonehenge to Perth in this landmark Festival event. Sacrilege, our Lotterywest Festival Celebration, stunningly reimagines one of the world’s most recognisable prehistoric monuments as a full-scale inflatable and interactive sculpture.MORE INFORMATION

RECOMMENDED FOR ALL AGES

CURRICULUM LINKS Visual Arts, History, Civics and Citizenship

SUPREME COURT GARDENS 
Mon 17 Feb–Sat 1 March
Mon 17 Feb 2–7pm
Weekdays 11am–7pm
Weekends 9am–7pm

I THINK I CAN

If you could be anyone, do any job, be part of any society, what would you choose? An intricately crafted model railway and its accompanying town lies in wait for your arrival. Step inside, choose a miniature resident as your alter ego and get comfortable in your new skin. MORE INFORMATION

RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 8+
CURRICULUM LINKS English, Drama, Media, Visual Arts, Civics and Citizenship, Technology and Enterprise

WA MUSEUM, PERTH

Sat 8–Wed 19 Feb (closed Mon)
11am–5pm (except 13–14 Feb 1–7pm)

SCHOOL GROUP BOOKINGS Tue 11, Wed 12, Tue 18, Wed 19 Feb 11am–1pm only

ALBANY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE
Sat 22 Feb–Sat 1 March
ALBANY SCHOOL GROUP BOOKINGS
Tue 25–Wed 26 Feb 11am–1pm only
Advance booking essential for groups

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PERTH WRITERS FESTIVAL SCHOOLS DAY

Well-thumbed books, unforgettable stories, characters that charm – a passion for reading, regardless of literacy level, should be celebrated, so we invite students of all ages to the Perth Writers Festival to be inspired by some of Australia’s most exciting authors for young people.

MORE INFORMATION.


CURRICULUM LINKS

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and culture, Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia, Sustainability, English, Drama, Media, Visual Arts, Civics and Citizenship, History, Languages


PERTH WRITERS FESTIVAL PRECINCT, UWA
Thur 20 Feb
MORNING PACKAGE $10.50
AFTERNOON PACKAGE $10.50
ALL-DAY PACKAGE $16.50

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