Peaks 2019 Events

From an intimate party under a giant skirt to an empowering portrait series of women and non-binary people of colour, we warmly invite you to immerse yourself in our program and join us in celebrating emerging artists and captivating live events as part of PEAKS in 2019!

EMBASSY Curatorial Exchange // EMBASSY

EMBASSY x Paper Mountain Curatorial Exchange is an open framework of exchange presented through a series of performative, curatorial and art-based workshops designed and delivered from Edinburgh, Scotland. This exchange will act as an open source for interpretations, discussion and collaboration on methods and ideas within contemporary art, public engagement and in artist run spaces. More details

Endless Answers // Randomly Selected Artists

Endless Answers draws our attention to the chance occurrence of our togetherness, artist and audience, creating a unique moment together. Drawn from our launch night, Endless Answers champions possibility and creative approaches in arts practice. More details

FEMME // Lola Cherry Cola

Join femme-identifying performers of the Fringe as they tell their stories through different mediums; all stripping down society’s expectations and taboos, speaking about what stigma silences. Sexual and political, cathartic and heartfelt, provocative and vulnerable, FEMME is about performers sharing intimate details; their stories. Our stories. More details

Flesh and Bone // Sophia Natale

What are the possibilities when talking is ceased and body language becomes our primary form of communication? This contemporary dance performance is an invitation to discover alternative communication and interactions through human physicality. More details

How to be a Better Man in 2019 // Bonnie Lane

How to be a Better Man in 2019 is a social intervention performance exploring intersections of role-play, identity and histories in live contemporary art approach. More details

Interwoven // Leah Vlatko

Interwoven is an ongoing textile installation by local artist, Leah Vlatko. Taking the form of a large-scale weave, Interwoven invites audiences to interact with and contribute weaves to over the span of the exhibition. Casting aside the traditional no-touching rules of galleries, participants are asked to select yarn in response to certain questions about who they are and how they feel, creating a piece that is responsive to its social environment. More details

My Account of Being Nowhere // Luoyi Tan

This project is an exploration of the domestic space as an expression of the inner self, creating confessional work with exposure of lack of private space as a method of expressing personal emotional experiences. As opposed to replication of private spaces, this work hints at non-existent domestic spaces as a mode of confession – a crumbling shelter made of fragments of dirt and dust, covering yet exposing. More details

Number 16 – Work in Progress Showing // Finn O'Branagain

The world’s oldest recorded spider died in WA’s wheatbelt in 2018 from a wasp sting. She was 43 years old. Her name was Number 16. News of her travelled all over the world and was featured in The Washington Post, The Smithsonian, National Geographic, CNN and TIME. This is the story of her life, and last few days. A one-woman show from the point of view of the spider, starring Andrea Gibbs (8 Gigabytes of Hardcore Pornography) and written by Finn O’Branagain (The Epic, Medusa, Selkie). More details

PEAKS Art Party // Paper Mountain

We’re throwing a PARTY to support the upcoming and wonderful world of PEAKS at Fringe World Festival 2019. And YOU & all your friends are welcome to join the party and celebrate the launch of the PEAKS program! More details

Rolling Peaks // Paper Mountain, Perth Centre for Photography, PEAKS and Embassy Gallery

Rolling Peaks is a series of exhibitions of contemporary art, photography and moving image from current local, national and international artists displayed on the Perth Cultural Centre screen. Rolling Peaks displays a series of montages of both contemporary and archival exhibitions, finding the moments at which the archives speak to the present, and evoking a feeling of many moments and many histories present. More details

Susan & The Place In Which I’ll Fit Will Not Exist Until I Create It // April Vardy & Marnie Hungerford

Back-to-back solo performances from two incredible contemporary dancers. Welcome to Susan’s humble abode. You may roam, you may sit, you may even admire the pictures that hang on the walls. Susan has a lot to offer and even more to say, this is an afternoon tea you won’t forget right away. ‘The place in which I’ll fit will not exist until I create it’ is a solo work, performed by April Vardy and is an exploration into what it means to create movement from only yourself and your body, to be truly alone. More details

Text Roulette // Finn O'Branagain

It’s hard to know what to say sometimes. Is there a message you need to send? If you can’t find the words, play TEXT ROULETTE and let Finn O’Branagáin draft them for you – then send, save, delete, or ask for a sign. Register to anonymously take part on stage, or purchase a ticket to see the process unfold. More details

The Colour of the Earth // Tasha Tong

The Colour of Earth is a photo series that explores the distinct identities of women and non-binary people of colour in WA and their experiences; what it means to exist in this world as a woman and non-white, and a celebration of our differences and growth in a world that threatens to stem it, a world that would rather people like us not exist, let alone thrive. More details

The Divine Feminine // Sarah Sim

A film exhibition for anyone in love with what it means to be female. Hoping that after you watch these films you too will dance free and naked, slowly and basking in the Sun. It is divine, it is liberating, it is gasping for air in the most beautiful way. A reminder that this is a Woman’s Earth too. More details

Toast Readings with Ophelia Sol // Ruby Hughes

Discover your past, present, and future with toast in an immersive performance led by the fabulous Ophelia Sol and her bedazzled toaster. In this performance the ritual of toasting bread is heightened into a theatrical event where Ophelia looks into the unknown galaxy of your individual toast. Forget tarots and tealeaves, toast holds the future! More details

Under My Skirt // Jennifer McMillan

Under my Skirt invites the audience into an intimate environment where they are served afternoon tea with a humorous and flirtatious performance that encourages participation and reflection on social expectation. More details

PRESENTED AS PART OF
PROUDLY SPONSORED BY