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I finally got
to see the movie Tracks, an utterly mesmerising film based on Robyn Davidson’s
real life 2,700km trek across West Australian deserts. Having recently
jettisoned most of my life’s possessions, I was a tad worried that the movie
might compel me out onto the sandy plains. Thankfully my inability to function
in temperatures above 35 degrees Celsius hindered such frivolity. Instead the
movie left me engrossed in Davidson's life and pondering notions of humanity and the unpredictability of friendship.
It’s not often
you get to be on the ground when a city ramps up another notch. I was
incredibly lucky to be in Perth when 45 urban, visual, and digital artists
transformed 30 walls. In the coming posts I’ll be showing how some of these
works evolved. In the meantime here’s a taster of what happened during the week
that Perth grew taller, and an example of how Street Art helps foster community
Women are no
longer uncommon sights in hardware stores, that’s true, but would you expect to
see a hardware store overrun by women? Last week I entered The Hardware Store
on Brighton Road in Scarborough, and found it full of people but only three men.
Butler Trio recently began their ‘Flesh and Blood’ album tour at the Fremantle Arts Centre in
Perth. When an artist lives locally it’s easy to be complacent and think you’ll
see them next time. The John Butler Trio is one exception, I always grab a ticket when they are in town. Sitting
underneath the ghostly gums waiting for the band to start I pondered why that might
be, what can you always rely on at a John Butler Trio concert.
two occasions I’ve been invited to the wrong side of a prison cell door. The
first was a few years ago when I ventured deep into the bowels of a Perth
prison to interview domestic violence perpetrators, an interesting and
enlightening experience to say the least. My second, undertaken earlier this
month, was a completely different affair, and one which I honestly hope you get
to experience in your lifetime.
If you have a
body fat count above 4% or are the slightest bit body conscious you might want
to avoid Scarborough Beach this week. On the other hand if you are a
connoisseur of fit bodies and mind blowing human endeavours, head on down who knows what you might find.