Making isolation a blessing
Featuring an entirely Western Australian line-up of performing and visual arts for the first time in its 68-year history, Perth Festival 2021 offered a month-long celebration of home-grown talent supported by Wesfarmers Arts in February and March.
The dynamic program featured a record number of local commissions, with 10 works for the stage, four music compositions and over 30 new works from visual artists made possible with support from Wesfarmers Arts as Perth Festival's long-standing Visual Arts Partner.
Among the highlights on offer is the exhibition Everything is True which, until 23 April, is transforming John Curtin Gallery into a dreamscape of animal and otherworldly presences by Abdul-Rahman Abdullah - one of Australia's most compelling contemporary artists. This largest exhibition of the work of the artist to date features work held in The Wesfarmers Collection including The language of the birds, 2019 (pictured) and many other major public and private collections.