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10 Feb 2012 - 03 Mar 2012

Perth International Arts Festival

Australia's longest running arts festival - Perth International Arts Festival - runs February 10 - March 3 2012 with a intense programme of all arts, featuring artists from Australia, Europe, Asia and beyond and specialist festivals of literature and film. Perth International Arts Festival will be an explosion of energy, filling venues from concert halls and theatres to disused buildings and parks. It will inspire and engage the largest possible proportion of the community; from satisfying existing audiences with world-class artists and repertoire to engaging those who do not traditionally engage with arts festivals, using accessible programming and participation. A program of international and regional artistic exchanges will nurture the arts roots of the region whilst the annual Festival will draw the arts world's greatest talent. Artists featured include:
  • Perth International Arts Festival Commission - Choi Jeong Hwa (Korea)
  • U-Ram Choe (Korea): exhibition of kinetic sculpture premiered in Australia
Perth Writers Festival runs 23-26 Feb at The University of Western Australia, a celebration of the written word in all its forms. Hear the ideas behind the words as the finest national and international writers engage in readings, talks, debates, workshops and culinary events. Image: Breathing Flower, 2011-2012, courtesy Choi Jeong Hwa