Made To Remember: Art Gallery Of WA, Northbridge
A beautifully considered display of significant Indigenous objects from the State Art Collection. With a diverse selection of works including glass and ceramic objects, textiles and clothing, as well as examples of traditional sculpture, Made to Remember encourages dialogue about the place of an object not only in Indigenous art and culture, but in the broader Australian context. Runs until June 30.From War to Remembrance - A Living History of the RSL: The State Library of WA
An exhibition on the history, goals and activities of the RSL in Western Australia, encompassing art installations, interactive displays, archival photographs and objects, film screenings and guest speakers. It runs until June 30. Apparition - The Syndicate II: Fremantle Arts Centre
Renowned WA sculptor Peter Dailey presents a series of ten life-size human figures presented under specific lighting designs in a darkened gallery in order to allow the viewer to contemplate the cultural, economic, political and environmental mechanism they are a part of. Runs until June 2. The Trail of Time - The Sandalwood Project: Fremantle Arts Centre
WA born, Melbourne based artist Michael Bullock’s sculptural exhibition is a look at WA’s sandalwood industry. It mixes personal experiences of place and family with a detailed understanding of the history, trade and uses of sandalwood. The exhibition runs until June 2.Mad About You - 40 Years of the Fremantle Arts Centre: Fremantle Arts Centre
In a nice bit of metatextuality, this exhibition at FAC is all about FAC; specifically, the history and culture of the now 40 year old institution. It runs until June 2 - head to fac.org.au for more.Desert Dreams and Nocturnal Journeys: Elements Art Gallery
Perth artists Jill Ansell and Beba Hall work in contrasting styles, yet their endeavours complement each other’s work perfectly. While Ansell’s work has a strong sense of place, inspired as it is by the Pilbara and the goldfields, Hall uses visual metaphor to evoke notions of childhood, fantasy and imagination. This dual exhibition is a great showcase of their themes and concerns. It runs until May 24. Go to elementsartgallery.com.au for further information.Bound to the Rush: Gadfly Gallery
British artist Becky Blair’s 10th anniversary exhibition is a celebration of life filtered through the understanding that existence is, by necessity, seasoned with risk and tragedy.. It runs until June 2. Visit gadflygallery.com for more.Secrets of the Afterlife: The Western Australian Museum
This collection of over 100 Egyptian artefacts from the British Museum collection - including two mummies! - explores ancient attitudes to life after death. The exhibition runs until September 22. Go to museum.gov.au for more.Future Generation Renewable Energy Art Exhibition: Memorial Hall, Hamilton Hill
The City of Cockburn brings us this presentation of visions of a sustainable future. Encompassing a series of models demonstrating a variety of green technologies and sustainability solutions, one piece will be selected by the city to become a public artwork in one of the city’s parks. It runs from May 24 - 31. Go to cockburn.wa.gov.au/RenewableEnergy for more. Plans: Melody Smith Art Gallery, Carlisle
This exhibition by 25 year old Perth artist David Ledger explores the work and ideology of architect Bruno Taut. Ambitiously complex, this series of paintings sits at the intersection between landscape and architecture. It runs from May 31 - June 25. Go to melodysmithgallery.com for more.Van Gogh, Dali and Beyond - The World Reimagined: Art Gallery of WA, Northbridge
The third exhibition in AGWA’s MoMA Series promises to be one of the most fascinating. This extraordinary show encompasses 134 works from 96 artists, including Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Cezanne, Richard Long, Frida Kahlo and more, tracing the development of modern art in the 20th Century. The exhibition runs from June 21 - Dec 2. Go to artgallery.wa.gov.au for further information.Year 12 Perspectives: Art Gallery of WA, Northbridge
An exhibition of works from the best, brightest, and most creative graduating high school artists in the state. Runs until June 30.
Death of a Salesman: The Heath Ledger Centre
Perhaps the greatest American play of the 20th century, Arthur Miller’s sobering Death of a Salesman is a perennial favourite amongst theatre aficionados. This version by The Black Swan State Theatre Company stars Austin Castiglione, Adrianne Daff, Luke Hewitt and Eden Falk. It runs until May 25. Go to bsstc.com.au for session times and tickets.Robots Vs Art: The Blue Room Theatre
In this hilarious and trenchant examination of art and emotion set in a future where robots have enslaved humanity, a playwright (Damon Lockwood) is tasked with teaching his unfeeling overlords about creativity. At once laugh out loud funny and layered with meaning, this is one of the standouts of the 2013 Perth theatre season. Runs until June 1. Head to blueroom.org.au for sessions times and tickets.
Fremantle Heritage Festival: Various locations
Now in its 20th year, this festival is a celebration of the port city’s rich and storied history. Events include The Arthur Grady Motorcycle Ride, which showcases pre-1930 motorcycles; the Vintage Vixens and Vamps Fair; a workshop on researching the history of your house; the Fremantle Eisteddfod musical competition and more. It runs from May 24 - June 3. Go to fremantle.wa.gov.au/Festivals/Heritage_Festival for more information.16th Spanish Film Festival: Cinema Paradiso
Presented by Estrella Damm, this celebration of the best cinema that the Spanish diaspora has to offer is a feast of filmic treats for the discerning cineaste. Over 20 films are on offer, ranging from the opening night satirical comedy A Gun in Each Hand by Cesc Gay to Luis Bunuel’s surreal classic, Tristana. The festival runs from June 12 - 23. Head to lunapalace.com.au for tickets and session times.Revelation Film Festival: Luna Leederville, Cinema Paradiso, Luna on SX
Perth’s very own celebration of rebel cinema is not too far away now, having spilled the banks of its former home at The Astor and now spreading across three venues. A whole host of the edgiest, most experimental and downright outré films from every far-flung corner of the globe will be on offer, as well as the best local content and the RevCon academic program. It all happens from July 4 - 14. Head to revelationfilmfest.org for details.