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Open Door

Meet some of our staff and collaborators and hear first hand how Perth Festival works. Each session focuses on a particular project or staff member to provide insight into process, vision and learning. These events involve talking, questioning and networking over snacks and refreshments.

Open Door events are available to people working in the WA Arts Industry only.

Please note capacity for Open Door events is limited. As such there is a cap of 1 ticket per booking. Please consider this in choosing what you attend.
If you can no longer attend, please cancel more than 2 business days before the event by contacting our Box Office Team.

Moopa speaking to people seated in chairs on Matilda Bay

Open Door: Curating Ideas & Literature

Our Literature & Ideas Curator Sisonke Msimang, will share the ideas driving two Festival Programs: Day of Ideas and Writers Weekend. Sisonke is the author of two books, and is interested in the role of public institutions in driving purposeful conversations. The session will be facilitated by Anna Kosky, her co-conspirator and Perth Festival’s Senior Producer.


Open Door: Creating at Scale 

Perth Festival Associate Artist Ian Moopa Wilkes along with key creatives Chloe Ogilvie and Rubeun Yorkshire are leading the creation of Perth Festival’s 2023 opening event celebrating Djinda/the stars. Inspired by an ancient Noongar story these artists are using the latest technologies to tell this story for today.

Join us for a yarn with Ian, Chloe and Rubeun hosted by Senior Producer, Anna Kosky, as we talk about their on-going journey working with the Perth Festival, navigating cultural protocols and creating a new work of scale.


Open Door: Visual Arts & Contemporary Music

NEW DATE: Thu 16 Feb
Previous ticket holders have been contacted.

Meet two of our new(er) Program Associates: Tom Supple (Contemporary Music) and Annika Kristensen (Visual Arts).

Annika Kristensen is an experienced curator with a particular interest in commissioning new work by contemporary artists; the civic role of galleries and museums; art in the public realm; and broadening audiences for contemporary art.

Tom is an artist and curator working across contemporary music, installation and sound. For a second year running, Tom is bringing to the Festival his interest in creating public works; the role arts and culture play in forging community; and how the arts can influence the built environment.  

Hear Annika and Tom talk about their visions for the Visual Arts and Contemporary Music programs, as well as their interest in cross-disciplinary collaboration. 

Open doors are more informal than a panel and have smaller audience numbers. They are an opportunity to meet festival staff and network. 
NEW DATE: Thu 16 Feb 10am to noon
VENUE: The Blueroom Theatre