Festival Conversations

Join us for a series of insightful, provocative and entertaining conversations about the state of the world and how our 2018 Festival artists are exploring it.

Perth Festival provides a unique opportunity to be in the orbit of brilliant creative imaginations. Meet the heroes of our program, hear about their ideas and process and ask them that burning question their work provoked at our pre and post show conversations or at one of these sessions.

Our Past, Present & Future Through the Prism of Water
A day of discussion as part of Museum of Water
Fremantle Arts Centre
Sat 10 Feb, 12pm

Personal Narratives in a Shifting World
With Yeung Fai (China), Nassim Soleimanpour (Iran) & Evgeny Grishkovets (Russia)
How do these artists reflect, in their work, on the forces of change wrought both by politics and technology?
State Theatre Centre of WA
Sun 18 Feb, 3pm

The Sacred & the Profane
With Damien Jalet (Belgium), Nawa Kohei (Japan), Noureddine Khourchid (Syria) & Shoof (Tunisia)
What propelled these artists from different cultural perspectives to combine ancient spiritual practice with contemporary visual art?
State Theatre Centre of WA
Sat 3 Mar, 3pm

Front and Centre – Celebrating Difference
A discussion with the company and about the work You Know We Belong Together
You Know We Belong Together
presents the world through the perspective of people with Down syndrome. This discussion focuses on the role of the arts in celebrating diversity and difference.
State Theatre Centre of WA
Sun 4 Mar, 3pm


There are also a series of Artist Talks following select performances, see the individual event pages for details.