Thursday, July 25, 2024

New Perth arts festival kicks off

Perth’s newest arts and culture festival officially opened today, kicking off 10 days of free and ticketed activities activating multiple Northbridge spaces in a celebration of creativity and urban exploration.

Running from 4-14 July, with hero production The Mirror, running until 27 July, RE//Perth will warm up the second week of the winter school holidays by offering a range of family-friendly events.

“With free and ticketed events, I encourage everyone to embrace the winter weather and join the festival fun, and look forward to seeing this festival become a central element of our winter events calendar,” said WA Culture and the Arts Minister, David Templeman.

The festival centres around food, music, performance, play and sustainable fashion, offering four key themes:

  • (RE//FLECT) – an exclusive, large-scale premiere of music and acrobatic show, The Mirror, from multi-award-winning producers Gravity and Other Myths, which will run for four weeks; 
  • (RE//BIRTH) – high-end degustation food and wine experiences, electrifying live music program, and winter food offerings like toasted marshmallows and mulled wine;
  • (RE//PLAY) – live entertainment, interactive winter-themed activities, and more, and;
  • (RE//PURPOSE) – highlighting the value of recycled and repurposed fashion through workshops for children and adults.

The festival is a new and diverse homegrown addition to Western Australia’s events calendar and is being delivered by ARTRAGE, the local not-for-profit registered charity and WA arts and cultural organisation known for producing the annual FRINGE WORLD Festival.

RE//Perth adds to the growing list of events and exhibitions happening across Perth during winter, including the TIME · RONE exhibition running at the Art Gallery of Western Australia until 30 September, as well as blockbuster events during August such as UFC 305, Wallabies vs Springboks and the Perth International Football Cup.

“As the local member for Perth, I’m particularly thrilled to see RE//Perth come to life, activating multiple Northbridge spaces in a celebration of creativity and urban exploration,” said Acting Tourism Minister, John Carey (pictured, right).

“This festival will continue to create vibrancy in our capital over the next 10 days, bringing more people into the city to experience the multitude of experiences on offer. RE//Perth has something for everyone, and I encourage locals and visitors to put some time aside to enjoy the festivities.

“With this winter festival, the TIME · RONE exhibition running until the end of September and EverNow coming up later in the year, it shows the Cook Government is leading the charge when it comes to events and driving visitation into our city.”

For further information and tickets, visit www.reperth.com.

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