Proximity Festival 2017 is twelve days of micro-performances, intimate walking tours, caffeine-fuelled discussions and workshops in the heart of Perth’s newest inner city precinct Cathedral Square.

Cathedral Square Precinct
26 September – 7 October 2017

Curated by Sarah Rowbottam and Kelli McCluskey

Artists Cigdem Aydemir (NSW), Hannah Brontë (QLD), Mike Bianco (USA/WA), Liam Colgan (WA),Martyn Coutts (VIC),Rachael Dease (WA),  Jen Jamieson (WA), Nat Randall (NSW), Tyrone Robinson (WA)

For the first time Proximity will take place across multiple locations during the day, with intimate one-on-one experiences embedded into the daily happenings of the Town Hall, Cathedral, The State Buildings, cafes and outdoor surrounds.

Search for Warhol’s tragic muse, celebrate black matriarchy through power-laden rap, find love in high places, listen closely to the history embedded in the plants and take a backseat ride through the Australian landscape.

Proximity’s performance program is a curated series of 20-minute intimate performances for one audience member at a time.

We’ve built this festival from the ground up with one important person in mind – you.


All Proximity Festival performances take place during the day in Perth’s inner city precinct Cathedral Square. Select from Program A, B, C or book to see all nine performances.

Proximity Performances
Tue 26 Sep- Sat 7 Oct (no performances Sun or Mon)
Sessions: 11:45am | 1:00pm | 2.30pm
Duration: 70 minutes no interval, includes briefing session
Tickets: $45 per program | $135 Marathon all programs + booking fee
Location: Performances are across multiple venues within the Cathedral Square precinct. Performances starts at the Perth Town Hall, Cnr Barrack & Hay St, Perth.

Tickets limited, booking fees apply.

Conditions of entry to Proximity Festival:
Ticket holders must arrive 5 minutes prior to the performance start time. Late entry will not be admitted. Proximity is an 18+ event. Please wear enclosed shoes. If you have access needs, please call us to book.

Proximity Festival reserves the right to stop performances at anytime for the health and safety of both artist and audience member.


Proximity Festival has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, funded by the Western Australian Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts and the City of Perth.

Tyrone Robinson, 2017 Photo: PAVLOVA