Art & Design

This Weekend In Perth

By Shelby West
21st Jan 2016

This weekend is jam-packed full of art, festival goodness, lots of live music and loads more. Prepare your bodies for some pre-Australia Day fun and check out what’s on this weekend in Perth.

Friday 22 January


Our favourite time of the year is back and we’re pumped! Fringe World Festival is making its grand opening spectacular tomorrow and to say we’re excited would be the biggest understatement of the year. With more shows and events that we can wrap our heads around, make sure you check out our top picks at Fringe World this year and if you’re a Fringe newbie we’ve got everything you need to know here. Enjoy!

Where: All around Perth
When: 22 January – 21 February
Tickets: Book a show here
For more information click here


Paper Mountain is presenting its first exhibition of 2016 this Friday night titled ‘Now I’m Making Art?!’; which is a group exhibition by four Perth-based artists. Incorporating Fringe World 2016, this exhibition is a series of artworks that transform throughout the duration of the exhibit. Over two weeks, these multimedia works will be growing, moving and decaying to become completely different pieces of art to what they first started out to be. It incorporates the transient and ephemeral nature of Fringe World while showcasing each artists individual style and inspirations. Cool!

Where: Paper Mountain Gallery, Northbridge
When: 22 January – 7 February
For more information click here


Head on down to Chophouse on Fridays and Sundays until February 4 for some tasty good times and a refreshing Aperol Spritz. Grab some of their delicious small plates, a few more cocktails and relax while the sun goes down. What more could you ask for?!

Where: Chophouse Perth
When: 4 January – 4 February
For more information click here


Johanna Richardson, also known as Little Jo Studio, will be holding her first ever art exhibition at The Ellington Jazz Club this weekend. Johanna’s amazing and incredibly detailed black and white portraits are something you could stare at for hours. This is the perfect opportunity to meet Jo in person and to purchase some of her most important pieces.

Where: The Ellington Jazz Club
When: 7pm, 20 January – 26 January
For more information click here

Saturday 23 January


For all you folks heading down south this weekend (jelly!), make sure you head to the Leeuwin Estate Winery for their 2016 concert series. This Saturday night will see John Butler Trio and The Waifs on stage. Sit back and relax while soaking up the smooth sounds and the picturesque backdrop of Leeuwin and dem Margaret River feels.

Where: Leeuwin Estate Winery
When: 6pm, 23 January
Tickets: $90 book here
For more information click here


Did someone say oysters and riesling? YEAH WE DID! The crew at Burch Family Wines will be holding their annual Oysters & Riesling event this Saturday and Sunday in Margaret River. They will be opening their glorious cellar doors to shuck some fresh oysters and serve us riesling by the glass while the Mezcal Mexican Food Truck will be filling our bellies and local Margs DJ, Kachina DJs will be spinning some of their signature chilled out beats. Bring a picnic rug, play some complimentary bocce and enjoy this amazing free event.

Where: Howard Park and Mad Fish Winery, Margaret River
When: 23 – 24 January
For more information click here


For all you city slickers that aren’t heading away this weekend, The George is holding one of their amazing high tea spreads this weekend. This high tea will have a true blue Aussie theme and we have a feeling this means cheesymite scrolls, mini pavlovas, trifle, lamingtons and everything else ‘Strayan! Say g’day to a food coma and cheers mate to the folks at The George.

Where: The George, Perth
When: 1pm, 23 January
Tickets: From $50, book here
For more information click here

Sunday 24 January


Our good friends at The Bird will be hosting copious amounts of amazing gigs over the month of January and we are excited! This Sunday, four amazing bands will be bringing musical greatness to Perth—Golden Strings, Catbrush, The Fruity Whites and The Cars That Ate Paris. The perfect way to end an amazing weekend.

Where: The Bird, Perth
When: 24 January
For more information click here


If you were stressing about not seeing The Waifs in Margs this weekend, Fremantle Arts Centre has got your back! The trio will be playing some of their new songs from their album ‘Beautiful’ as well as some of the old classics we all know and love. We’ll definitely see you there!

Where: Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle
When: 6pm, 24 January
For more information click here


Similar to the Artist Open House concept in Fremantle, the City of Stirling is hosting an Artist Open Studios event as a part of the Summerset Arts Festival. Five local artists will be opening their home to the public for a viewing of their latest creations. From drawing illustrations, to amazing paintings and woodwork, these artists are oozing with talent. A must see!

Where: Various locations, Perth
When: 10am, 24 January
For more information click here

Want more? Click here for more things to do in Perth!

Noodle Palace | Image credit: JumpClimb

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