Koort (Heart)

Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse

Koort (Heart) Sat 6 Mar Government House Gardens Sat 6 Mar Government House Gardens $25 - $49
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Sat 6 Mar at Government House Gardens, from $25 - $49

Presented in association with Government House Foundation

We invite you to take a journey with us, one that begins with a little girl who spent her summer nights on a blanket under the stars …

After their stunning Festival performance Koorlangka in 2020, award-winning duo Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse bring us the second instalment of their four-part Kalyakoorl (Forever) song-cycle. Koort (Heart) continues to work off the premise that ‘it takes a village to raise a child.’ Only this time it’s personal, because this time we follow Gina’s own remarkable journey. A product of the Stolen Generations, Gina was raised by five families (through adoption and foster care) and, thanks to the village, she grew up to break the cycle of intergenerational trauma and become a champion in her community.

With her impossibly charming presence. Gina is one of those rare performers who connects and captures audiences through the power of her music making and humanity. Koort is a story of deep sadness and great joy, because we all understand what those things mean, in anyone’s language. We all know what it is to have koort.

Bring a blanket and join us in the magnificent surrounds of Government House Gardens for a musical story told in Noongar and English.

Written & Performed by
Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse
Recording Sound Engineer
Lee Buddle, Crank Live Sound Rik Van der Velde

Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse 
Ancient language, contemporary music, stunning vocals, poignant stories and guitar brilliance. Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse use their music and performances to highlight one of the most beautiful and rare languages on the planet – Noongar language. As conduits of a fractured past, they have made it their mission to become agitators for a hopeful future by rewriting the script through song. Because the only way to address intergenerational trauma is to bring healing and invite everyone back to the campfire.
They are a multi-award-winning duo, but don’t let that fool you – they’d much rather allow their performances and the power of the music they create speak for itself. And even though there aren't a lot of Noongar language speakers, their work has always been about what connects us. You don't need to understand the words; love, loss, joy all means the same things no matter how you say it.

Wanjoo Pty Ltd is committed to presenting work that celebrates the beauty and connectivity of Noongar language. As well as bespoke performances, the company regularly presents schools incursions and workshops for all ages and sectors of community.

Discover more about the show and its creation in the event program. Download here. 

Time & Location

Sat 6 Mar

Gates open 6pm | Concert starts 7.30pm

Government House Gardens, Entrance via Terrace Road gates | St Georges Terrace Perth / Gumap



    • Adult: $49
    • Concession: $47
    • Friend: $44
    • Student: $25

Eligible for package discount

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  • Performance will be auslan sign interpreted

Seating and Food Info

Food & Drinks 

This is a picnic event. You can bring your own food, no BYO alcohol. There will be NO food or drinks (including no alcohol available) for purchase. 

Block Seating 

Blanket seating – bring a blanket to sit on

Chair seating – bring low or high chair to sit on


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