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  • If you love the arts and you’re interested in Western Australia, then this is the podcast for you! Presented by Seesaw, WA’s premiere online arts magazine https://www.seesawmag.com.au/, Your Arts Playground is a fast and furious 15 minutes, jam-packed with everything you need to know about what’s coming up in metro and regional WA. Each month Seesaw editors Rosalind Appleby and Nina Levy will be sharing their hot tips on what shows, concerts and exhibitions are coming up. Whether you’re frustrated because you always hear about the cool shows after they’ve finished, or you just want to get more arts in your life, Your Arts Playground has you covered. This podcast was recorded on Whadjuk Noongar Boodjar by Nina Levy and Rosalind Appleby and mixed by Gemma King. The theme music, "Newsy Hipster", is by Josh Hogan and Ned Beckley of Envelope Audio. We acknowledge the Whadjuk people of the Noongar nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which we gather today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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  • Nov 30 2021
    It’s a bumper show this month as we dive into the summer festival season! In the final episode of Your Arts Playground for 2021, we’ve chosen a few highlights from December before plunging into our top picks from Fringe World, Summer Nights and Perth Festival! This is the last episode of Season 1 of Your Arts Playground but stay tuned for our bonus interviews with movers and shakers from the arts world… and we’ll be back with Season 2 before you know it, ETA mid 2022.Notes are listed in chronological order, as mentioned in the episode. Decemberhttps://www.tickettailor.com/events/giovanniconsort/486522/r/website-home-page (Carols by Candlelight with the GIovanni Consort) @ St Andrew’s Subiaco, 10 December 2021 https://www.perthcathedral.org/events/action~agenda/request_format~json/cat_ids~14/ (A Ceremony Carols: Britten & Gardiner) @ St George’s Cathedral, 2 December 2021 https://slwa.wa.gov.au/whats-on/limen (‘Limen – At the Fence’) @ the State Library of WA until 31 January 2022 https://fringeworld.com.au/ (Fringe World) 14 January – 13 February 2021https://www.ptt.wa.gov.au/venues/state-theatre-centre-of-wa/whats-on/state-of-play-2022/ (State of Play) @ the State Theatre Centre of WA, 14-29 January 2022 https://www.ptt.wa.gov.au/venues/state-theatre-centre-of-wa/whats-on/impro-musical-bangtown/ (Impro Musical Bangtown), 20-25 January 2022 https://www.ptt.wa.gov.au/venues/state-theatre-centre-of-wa/whats-on/jamie-mykaela-devils-advocate/ (Jamie Mykaela: Devil’s Advocate), 14-19 January 2022. https://www.seesawmag.com.au/2021/01/skewering-the-nice-guys (Review of Jamie Mykaela: Daddy (2021)) https://www.ptt.wa.gov.au/venues/state-theatre-centre-of-wa/whats-on/the-dirty-mother/ (The Dirty Mother) by Michelle Hall, 27-29 January 2022 https://www.seesawmag.com.au/2019/08/in-brief-winter-nights (Review of development of The Dirty Mother at Winter Nights (2019)) https://fringeworld.com.au/whats_on/you-are-fw2022 (You Are), OFF-Base Dance 14-16 January 2022 https://fringeworld.com.au/whats_on/herenow22-outside-in-fw2022 (HereNow22: Outside In), @ Spectrum Project Space, 2-11 February 2022 https://fringeworld.com.au/whats_on/down-rebound-fw2022 (Down Rebound) by Acrobatch (Simon Wood and Ben Kotovski Smith) @ The Gold Digger at Girls School, 21-27 January 2022 https://fringeworld.com.au/whats_on/a-simple-space-fw2022 (A Simple Space – Gravity and Other Myths) @ The Aurora Spiegeltent at The Pleasure Garden, 28 January – 13 February 2022 https://www.seesawmag.com.au/2018/01/simply-joyful (Review of 2018 performance of A Simple Space) https://fringeworld.com.au/whats_on/a-bee-story-fw2022 (A Bee Story )by Cluster Arts Pty Ltd @ Lotterywest De Parel Spiegeltent at The Pleasure Garden, 15-28 January 2022 https://fringeworld.com.au/whats_on/brat-kids-carnival-fw2022 (Brat Kids Carnival) by Briefs Factory, @ Lotterywest De Parel Spiegeltent at The Pleasure Garden, 15 January – 13 February https://blueroom.org.au/seasons/summer-nights/ (Summer Nights) @ The Blue Room Theatre 21 January – 12 February 2022 https://blueroom.org.au/events/conversations-with-a-fish/ (Conversations with a Fish), by Helah Milroy, 27 January – 3 February 2022 https://www.perthfestival.com.au/ (Perth Festival), 11 February – 6 March 2022https://www.seesawmag.com.au/2021/11/take-a-surf-through-perth-festival (“Take a surf through Perth Festival”): Highlights of Perth Festival https://www.perthfestival.com.au/events/i-liked-it-but/ (I liked it but…), by Joel Bray, details TBA! https://www.perthfestival.com.au/events/the-ninth-wave/ (The Ninth Wave) by The Farm in association with Co3 Contemporary Dance, @ City Beach Park, 1-5 March 2022 https://www.perthfestival.com.au/events/the-sunset-lounge/ (The Sunset Lounge) by Tarryn Gill, Benjamin Baretto and Nemo Gandossini Poirier @ Alex Hotel, 18 February – 5 March 2022...
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    17 mins
  • Nov 5 2021
    On the eve of the reopening of the Art Gallery of WA, Director Colin Walker gives us a peek behind the scenes: what to expect, why there were delays and how the new-look gallery has put WA artists front and centre. The transformation of the Art Gallery of WA includes over 100 new commissions plus a $10 million new rooftop bar area with an interior gallery, an outdoor sculpture walk, and a 34 metre contemporary Aboriginal art piece. Colin Walker talks us through what to expect as the Gallery reopens, and how the vision to make the building more welcoming has gone deeper than just bricks and mortar.
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    37 mins
  • Oct 29 2021
    The Honourable Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia, is a relatively recent convert to the arts. He chats with Rosalind Appleby about his advocacy work, his “crazy blokes” icon collection, and why a vibrant arts culture is the heart of a healthy democracy.
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    18 mins

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