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Stephanie Lake’s monumental dance work ‘Colossus’ runs from Wed 19 Feb – Sun 23 Feb at Studio Underground, presented in collaboration with WAAPA and STRUT Dance.

Spotlight on Governor’s Patronage – Perth Festival 2020 starts this week

Set on a bedrock of Indigenous culture, Perth Festival 2020 will welcome everyone to a summer celebration of people and place.

From Friday, 7th February to Sunday, 1st March, more than 250 events across theatre, music, dance, opera, film, visual arts and literature and ideas – many of them free – will launch across Perth.

  • Artists include – Mavis Staples, Neil Gaiman, Meow Meow, Rufus Wainwright, Kate Tempest, Bryony Kimmings, Paul Kelly, Garrick Ohlsson and Michael Keegan-Dolan.
  • New works will celebrate such diverse influential figures as Gurrumul, Philip Glass, Beethoven and Bon Scott.

View the full Perth Festival 2020 program (external link)

The Governor is proud to be Patron of the Perth Festival

In November, the Governor and Ms Annus hosted a reception in support of Perth Festival, and a dinner for its major donors and supporters in August.

At both events, the Governor acknowledged the important contributions of Perth Festival to the development of arts and culture in our State, and Perth Festival’s first home-grown Artistic Director and UWA graduate – Mr Iain Grandage.

Perth Festival 2020 will be the first of four Festivals under the direction of Mr Iain Grandage.

The Governor’s Priorities – Arts and cultural development

Advocating for the State as a rich and vibrant arts, cultural, educational and tourism destination is one of the Governor’s Priorities.

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