The Perth International Arts Festival – 2017
The Perth International Art’s festival is Australia’s longest yearly run cultural festival. It features visual arts, music, dance, theatre and opera in beautiful venues across the state. The festival originates from The University of Western Australia and was founded in 1953.
2017 will host the 65th edition of the festival and runs from Friday the 10th of February to Sunday March the 5th.
The opening night will light up Kings Park and transform one kilometre of Frasers Avenue into a tunnel of lights and sounds representing the six seasons:
Makuru – The season of fertility and the first rains
Djilba – The second rain, wetlands and conception
Kambarang – Wildflower season, birth and new life
Birak – The first summer, season of youth, warmth and play
Bunuru – The second summer, season of heat, fire and coming of age
Djeran – Adulthood, the season of ripeness, knowledge and maturity
Described by the PIAF curaters:
Over three extraordinary nights Kings Park is magically transformed into a cathedral of light, sound and imagery in which the trees come to life. State of the art technology and the natural world come together for this spectacular walkthrough experience – where great flocks of birds fly overhead and animals dance and play. The event culminates with a light installation dedicated to the protection of the beautiful part of the world we live in – made in collaboration with thousands of young people across WA. Created in association with the Noongar community, scientists and botanists, Boorna Waanginy explores the inter-connectedness of all life, the fragile beauty of South West Australia’s landscape and the threats it now faces
The Perth international Arts Festival Starts this Friday, the 10th of February and the Kings Park walkthrough even runs continuously from 8:00 –10:30pm from Friday the 10th – Sunday the 12th.