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Paper Mountain is a Perth based artist run initiative with a gallery, co-working space (The Common Room) and studios, located in the heart of Northbridge, WA.

Open 9am – 5pm daily

Our address

Upstairs,
267 William St
Northbridge

Email: info@papermountain.org.au
Media enquiries: media@papermountain.org.au

PEAKS 2018

All Events

SHOWCASE
SHOWCASE

Sneaky Peaks

Paper Mountain

Join Peaks artists, pick up a printed program and celebrate Peaks 2018 alongside the opening of Elusive Tactility by Holly O'Meehan.

Friday 12 January
6:00 - 8:00pm

THEATRE / PERFORMANCE ART
THEATRE / PERFORMANCE ART

Abyss

Rebecca Price

A man eats anger for breakfast and sleeps with it at night. As humans we often find it easier to bathe in negativity and swim in sadness. This solo show provides an ethereal experience of someone who has the weight of the world on their shoulders, and how - if at all - to find a little bit of happy.

Monday 29 January
6:00 - 6:30pm

Tuesday 30 January
6:00 - 6:30pm

VISUAL ART / EXHIBITION
VISUAL ART / EXHIBITION

BEAD FRIENDS FOREVER

Alina Tang, Johanna Acs

BEAD FRIENDS FOREVER is a collaborative exhibition between best friends Alina Tang and Johanna Acs. After twenty-two years of friendship we are finally making art together!

This installation will be a bright, eye-catching and vibrant addition to the Paper Mountain Common Room, made of small magical objects such as smiling flowers, small babies, fruits, booby houses, pizzas, happy clouds and sad clouds, all made with the help of our closest buds. A favourite childhood activity, the creation of these playful objects celebrates the nostalgia of an enduring and colourful friendship.

Saturday 27 January
9:30am-5:00pm,
Opening party:
1:00 - 4:00pm

Sunday 28 January
9:30am-5:00pm,
Workshops:
2:00 - 3:00pm,
3:30 - 4:30pm

Monday 29 January
9:30am-5:00pm

Tuesday 30 January
9:30am-5:00pm

Register for free workshops at beadfriend@gmail.com

THEATRE / PERFORMANCE ART
THEATRE / PERFORMANCE ART

collageN

Laura Strøbech

You are invited to the sensory climate of collageN. A mélange of theatrical forms, this visceral performance is wrapped up in a skin of its own. Intimate, interactive, and veiled in plastic hide; it beckons to the touch, peering back at you through foggy lenses.

In this one-woman experimental theatre show, Laura Strøbech will explicate the corporeal and surreal through a series of five immersive performances over three nights. Feel synchronously as she does while becoming observer, fugitive, lover, and child.

Featuring physical theatre, spoken word, song, audiovisual effects and tactile elements. Contains sexual themes. (Yeah, baby.)

Saturday 17 February
7:30 - 8:20pm,
9:30 - 10:20pm

Sunday 18 February
7:30 - 8:20pm,
9:30 - 10:20pm

Monday 19 February
7:30 - 8:20pm

VISUAL ART / PERFORMANCE ART
VISUAL ART / PERFORMANCE ART

DROWNING [18+]

Marijke Loosjes

West Australian artist Marijke Loosjes presents an honest and raw depiction of the various stages of grief and the steps taken in attempt to heal. Through an array of conceptual performance pieces and visual artwork, references are made to various mourning practices with a strong focus on those of the Victorian era. Exploring the mental state of one’s mind amidst grieving, Loosjes shares the detrimental rituals that ultimately inhibit the healing process. DROWNING is an intimate and beautifully cathartic experience for both the artist and the audience.

Tuesday 20 February
8:00 - 8:45pm

Wednesday 21 February
8:00 - 8:45pm

Thursday 22 February
6:00 - 6:45pm

DANCE / PERFORMANCE ART
DANCE / PERFORMANCE ART

Future's Eve

Performer: Michelle Aitken / Designer: Olivia Tartaglia / Composer: Azariah Felton

Bring in the Fembots!
The perfect companions, sex slaves, servants, ideal women!

Drawing from dated sci-fi and cutting edge AI, Future’s Eve is a one woman, one roomba show examining the images and the ethics of female androids.

Bizarre, deadpan, and strangely compelling, witness a spectacle of solidarity for the defective, the destructive, the disposable, and the objectified.

“Delightfully quirky” – Nina Levy, Seesaw magazine
“Care to have a little fun?” – Fembot, Austin Powers

Monday 5 February
9:00 - 9:50pm

Tuesday 6 February
9:00 - 9:50pm

Saturday 10 February
9:00 - 9:50pm

Sunday 11 February
9:00 - 9:50pm

DANCE
DANCE

The Honeymoon Suite

Bernadette Lewis

The Honeymoon Suite is a live dance, light and photography installation. Pop culture and feminine aesthetics from disparate eras collide to create a new atemporal existence, a paradoxical pit-stop of progression and regression. Are we going forward or are we falling endlessly back through time? Simultaneously satirical, slapstick and seductive, The Honeymoon Suite addresses the fragile, gossamer thin fulcrum on the seesaw of power, the point where one compromises oneself completely and utterly to eventually gain the upper hand.

Drive on down to the strange lands of vintage women's wrestling, age-old pageant queens and tacky, retro TV intros and treat yourself to our neon, time travelling dreamscape. Welcome to The Honeymoon Suite. Let's get ready to rumble.

Thursday 1 February
7:00 - 7:30pm

Friday 2 February
7:00 - 7:30pm

Saturday 3 February
7:00 - 7:30pm

Sunday 4 February
7:00 - 7:30pm

Monday 5 February
6:00 - 6:30pm

THEATRE / INSTALLATION
THEATRE / INSTALLATION

House of Joys

KAN Collective

Enter the House of Joys, a place of fun, play, happiness, laughter, and friends, where the rules of the adult world are suspended. In this part installation, part proximity performance, the artists individually guide participants through the House of Joys, allowing you to rediscover the freedom and fearlessness of children in a tactile playground. Interspersed amongst giddy reckless abandon are moments of calm and reflection, posing the question; what brings you joy?

Be immersed in smells, textures and sights of fun and play without consequence. Feel free and safe in the realms of the House of Joys. Presented by KAN Collective (artists Kate Thresher, Annika Moses and Noemie Huttner-Koros).

Come play!

Friday 26 January
6:00 - 7:00pm,
6:10 - 7:10pm,
6:20 - 7:20pm,
7:30 - 8:30pm,
7:40 - 8:40pm,
7:50 - 8:50pm,
8:40 - 9:40pm,
8:50 - 9:50pm,
9:00 - 10:00pm

Saturday 27 January
6:00 - 7:00pm,
6:10 - 7:10pm,
6:20 - 7:20pm,
7:30 - 8:30pm,
7:40 - 8:40pm,
7:50 - 8:50pm,
8:40 - 9:40pm,
8:50 - 9:50pm,
9:00 - 10:00pm

Sunday 28 January
6:00 - 7:00pm,
6:10 - 7:10pm,
6:20 - 7:20pm,
7:30 - 8:30pm,
7:40 - 8:40pm,
7:50 - 8:50pm,
8:40 - 9:40pm,
8:50 - 9:50pm

THEATRE / COMEDY
THEATRE / COMEDY

Letters to John

Casey Elder and Tasnim Hossain

Ever fallen in like with a possible Men's Rights Activist? Come on a 'will they, won't they' journey that makes no sense. You'll want to learn ukulele, Facebook message the object of your adolescent love(/hate), and ponder what it'd take to be friends again with someone you find mortally offensive.

Letters To John is created and performed by Tasnim Hossain and directed by Casey Elder. Casey and Tasnim have been working together for the last five years across Canberra, Sydney and Perth. Their work explores relationships and the different, complex ways we connect.

Thursday 22 February
11:00 - 11:50pm

Friday 23 February
11:00 - 11:50pm

Saturday 24 February
6:30 - 7:20pm

Sunday 25 February
6:30 - 7:20pm

THEATRE / PERFORMANCE ART
THEATRE / PERFORMANCE ART

MOLT: The Museum of Lost Things

Rian Howlett

The Museum of Lost Things is a One-Man Storytelling venture into the inter-dimensional Lost & Found. Through words, music, laughter and smiles WAAPA graduate Rian Howlett (The Wrong Girl, Neon Laneway, Dr Duck, Talk Dirty to Me) takes you on a journey into the lives of items, places and people that slip down the back of the couch.

Almost exactly like the butt world in Rick and Morty, except entirely different, this show asks you to take off your thinking caps and put on your feeling hearts. After all, who doesn't want to be a little found?

Suitable for children, perfect for millennials, or anyone who's spent far too long looking for something. Bring your friends, bring your mum. Let's be alone together.

Monday 12 February
8:00 - 8:50pm

Tuesday 13 February
8:00 - 8:50pm

Thursday 15 February
8:00 - 8:50pm

Friday 16 February
8:00 - 8:50pm

Saturday 17 February
6:00 - 6:50pm

SHOWCASE / PERFORMANCE ART
SHOWCASE / PERFORMANCE ART

Peak Performance [18+]

Paper Mountain

Peak Performance is a one-night-only showcase of unclassifiable and transformative performance art presented by Paper Mountain. Featuring a cast of local female artists, Peak Performance carves a place for intimacy amidst spectacle, reframing expectations between FRINGE WORLD performers and audiences.

Friday 9 February
7:00 - 10:00pm

THEATRE
THEATRE

Raglan Fetish Show [18+]

Nick Morlet

The Raglan Fetish Show is a one-man show featuring lipsync, spoken word poetry, audience participation, cursed images; that is, all at once.

The Raglan Fetish Show is a peek into the mind of a newsfeed savant, Mr. Patrick Downlow, esq., your one chance at salvation, dressed in oily rags.

The Raglan Fetish Show is a hypodermic syringe of black-tar heroin to your Instagram explore function's two Panadeine Forte tablets.

Monday 12 February
10:30 - 11:05pm

Tuesday 13 February
10:30 - 11:05pm

Wednesday 14 February
11:00 - 11:35pm

Thursday 15 February
10:30 - 11:05pm

Friday 16 February
10:30 - 11:05pm

Saturday 17 February
11:00 - 11:35pm

COMEDY / PERFORMANCE ART
COMEDY / PERFORMANCE ART

Saved By My Funny Bone

Camilla Boswell Hyde

Have you hit your funny bone one too many times? Ow! But we will make it through life with a sense of humour and rose tinted glasses.

Camilla Boswell Hyde presents her quirky comedy performance about growing up and surviving. The show contains tales and advice straight from life. Survival guidance included! Camilla plays her alter ego Crooked Girl through prop, alternative humour and musical comedy. The Queen of self deprecating humour, she is just a crooked girl trying to make sense of a crooked world.

Thursday 1 February
9:30 - 10:15pm

Monday 5 February
7:00 - 7:45pm

Tuesday 6 February
7:00 - 7:45pm

Wednesday 7 February
7:00 - 7:45pm

DANCE
DANCE

Shall we get comfy?

April Vardy

Shall we get comfy? is a dance performance that questions what it means to be comfortable.

Are we most comfortable being in the comfort of our own home? Do we find comfortability within others? How long does it take to get physically comfortable? What do we classify as our comfort zone?

Come watch us attempt to answer these questions.

Featuring dancers and WAAPA graduates Andrew Barnes, Cory Derrick, Jessie Camilleri-Seeber, Scott Galbraith and Nikki Tarling. This show is bound to blow you away with some of the best talent in WA.

Monday 19 February
6:00 - 6:30pm

Tuesday 20 February
6:00 - 6:30pm

Wednesday 21 February
6:00 - 6:30pm

MUSIC
MUSIC

Songwriting with Good Lighting

Saskia Fleming and Georgina Cramond

Saskia and Georgina are songwriters and also best friends. They share a passion for banana bread, wholesome memes and making mistakes...and that’s about where the similarities end, but not the love.

Songwriting with Good Lighting is a journey into the heart, sharing the true stories and songs of two generally dysfunctional young adults. It’s kind of like a musical in your bedroom, but with less jazz hands and more minor emotional breakdowns.

We welcome you to a cosy room full of tea, blankets, live music, amateur live painting (maybe), snacks (double maybe) and a whole lotta humanity; celebrating the creation of music and the magic of an unlikely friendship.

These are the songs we’ll play when everything goes wrong and the friendship that will outlast all of our romantic endeavours...probably.

This is an evening of Saskia and Georgina, spirit and generosity, Songwriting with Good Lighting.

Image by Georgia Siciliano.

Thursday 22 February
8:30 - 9:40pm

Friday 23 February
8:30 - 9:40pm

Saturday 24 February
8:30 - 9:40pm

Sunday 25 February
8:30 - 9:40pm

THEATRE / PERFORMANCE ART
THEATRE / PERFORMANCE ART

Star-Crossed Poetry

Star-Crossed Poets

Shakespeare wrote that, right? Like, over a hundred years ago? Better get with the times.

Because first there was the sonnet, then there were those boring English classes in high school where we had to listen to old white guys talk about poetic techniques. But then there was Slam Poetry! Then there was Rap and smooth hip hop beats! Then we started paying attention. Star-Crossed Poetry is a night that mixes the contemporary styles of performance poetry with wit, charm and of course a little hip-hop. Our Star-Crossed Poets LOVE feelings, and we want to explore them all in one night… the good, the bad, and even comical sides of love.

Friday 2 February
9:00 - 10:00pm

Saturday 3 February
9:00 - 10:00pm

Sunday 4 February
9:00 - 10:00pm

COMEDY / PERFORMANCE ART
COMEDY / PERFORMANCE ART

Taylor Tells It Like It Is [18+]

Taylor Reudavey

Perth artist, writer and performer Taylor Reudavey adds stand-up to her repertoire in Taylor Tells It Like It Is.

Wednesday 7 February
8:30 - 9:15pm

VISUAL ART / EXHIBITION
VISUAL ART / EXHIBITION

World's Tiniest Zine Fair

PAZTA NIGHTS

A World First! Packed to the brim with tiny handmade paper magic - small and unique and imaginative booklets that have been in someone's home. You can hold in your hand the most private and personable thoughts about someone's experience of the world.

PAZTA Nights (or Perth And Zines, Together Always) is a new monthly social gathering for zinemakers and zine lovers. Zines (pronounced "zeens" as in magazines) are often completely enlightening about new ways of being as a human, or they are a strong call to be a good force in the world, or they are just so strange and funny and beautiful, like each of us sometimes and always. As was quoted in the New York World Fair of 1933: these are the tools with which the world will be made!

Come buy a tiny lettered friend.

Sunday 18 February
10:00am - 4:00pm

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