Whose Neighbourhood is this?
Thu 28 Sep, 10–11.15am | City of Perth Library | Free Entry

City precincts and neighbourhood dreams. What does a 21st century community look like? What are its conversations and how do its occupants co-exist? Join Proximity artists and locals of Cathedral Square as they explore land, sovereignty, traditional ownership, queer space and access in an inner-city location layered with civic responsibilities and complex [her]stories.

Facilitated by Jeff Khan, with:
Cigdem Aydemir Proximity Artist
Mike Bianco Proximity Artist
Richard Offen Executive Director Heritage Perth
Jay Emmanuel Artistic Director St Georges Cathedral Dance & Theatre

The State Buildings Photo: Loren Kronemyer


I Switched My Robot Off
Fri 29 Sep,10–11.15am | City of Perth Library | Free Entry

The techno-logic of texting, live broadcasting and the gamification of audience interactions are some intriguing ways artists, film makers and disability specialists are tackling technology in their practice. Bring your smart devices along to join in a conversation on the potential of media in all its forms in performance practice. Gaze into the black mirror and consider the future of technology as an unwitting third party in intimate performance.

Facilitated by Kelli McCluskey, with:
Simone Flavel Digital Producer DADAA
Zoe Pepper Director & Writer
Nat Randall Proximity Artist
Curtis Taylor Filmmaker & Screen Artist

Liam Colgan, Proximity Festival Lab, 2017 Photo: Sarah Rowbottam


Audience Tours
Thu 5 Oct, 10–11.15am | Perth Town Hall | Free Entry

Not sure what to expect with Proximity performances? We turn the typical artist talk on its head and place it confidently into the hands of our audiences. This audience tour invites you to walk around Cathedral Square with nine proximity participants who share their accounts of this year’s program, followed by Q&A between the artist and audience.

Proximity Conversations, 2015 Art Gallery of WA Photo: Courtney McAllister


Spaces limited, book now to avoid disappointment!