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Being a tourist in your own city

@ VOL 24 ON MAY 16, 2019

Paul Montague, Experience Creator

Up Close & Local Tours


Paul from Up Close & Local Tours talks about how he creates experiences for fellow locals to rediscover their own City, introducing them to the craft producers that are putting Perth on the map for a farm to glass experience.

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Collect moments not things

@ VOL 24 ON MAY 16, 2019

Nora Ball talks about "Collecting moments not things" 

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Overhouse Project

@ VOL 24 ON MAY 16, 2019

MARK PARFITT - Lecturer, Curtin University in Perth Australia

Overhouse is an event that uses the home as a site for sculpture. Combining DIY construction, audience participation and the artist’s own house, this once-only show seeks to create shared stories and activities in the context of humorous building projects. Get ready to see neighbours go to new suburban heights! Overhouse aims to go beyond expectations of homemaking and ordinary living in the suburb of Carlisle.


Mark Parfitt's practice draws from sculpture as a process and how it relates to situated experiences within the everyday. Coming from the position of art as action, Parfitt produces autobiographical and participatory work in the form of documentation, performance and sculpture. Since 2004, he has exhibited in many group and solo exhibitions, featured in several institutional and private collections and has attracted the funding of numerous grants, residencies and prizes. Mark is the course coordinator for Fine Art at Curtin University, a member of the National Association for Visual Artists (NAVA), Artsource (Artists' Foundation of Western Australia) and a consultant for the City of South Perth Arts Advisory Committee.

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Installation - When Are You?

@ VOL 24 ON MAY 16, 2019

Oliver Kellow + Lee Yang Yang speaking about there art installation built with Jacqui Britto as the Joy Artists Collective.

When Are You? is a fusion of the concrete and the ephemeral. Spatial elements consisting of opaque and mirrored panels suspended in serial progression. This arrangement affords fleeting glimpses of the destination, drawing the participant through the work.  As the final destination is approached it becomes clear that the flat image glimpsed at the outset is actually a parallax-distorted digital mirror. Projected on two angled screens, the image becomes warped and stretched as the viewer advances. Constantly dislocating from the regular passage of time, this fluctuating mirror asks the participant to reflect on their experience as the distorted reflection stares back at them. 

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@ VOL 24 ON MAY 16, 2019

Martin Michael talks about his business FUNK CIDER.

FUNK Cider opened its doors in 2016, offering unique and deliciously natural products which have since converted many new followers to the wonderful world of cider! Brothers, Dustin and Martin Michael, broke the norm by creating unpasteurised ciders that don’t contain preservatives or sulphites; essentially creating a living product. The cidery stemmed from their original business, Michael Brothers Cold Pressed Juice Company, and is driven by their original philosophy of creating only the most wholesome of products.

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Human Perspectives On Design, Culture & Being: Perth and the greater Western Australia

@ VOL 24 ON MAY 16, 2019


Fabric is a “long-read quarterly” and an “instant-feed daily"

Across multiple channels, Fabric guides, inspires and empowers its community with explorative content that is timeless, informative, design-led and current. Through local panelists, experienced contributors and lateral thinking editors, the Fabric audience is engaged and invested in design, culture and Perth, Western Australia.

In a city swarming with local talent, Fabric documents the one-of-a-kind homes, the coveted products, the must-have threads and the latest spots to drink and dine in Western Australia.

Spanning architecture, design, fashion, food, travel and events, originality is at the very core of Fabric. Showcasing the best that Perth and greater W.A. has to offer, it’s here where you’ll see how a city makes its unique isolation work in its favour and exceed expectations.

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Designing Belonging

@ VOL 24 ON MAY 16, 2019

Emma Whettingsteel talks about her PhD research on:

How can interior design increase sense of belonging for aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young women living in Western Australian boarding schools?

(Student at Curtin University)

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The Culture of Natural Wine

@ VOL 23 ON FEB 26, 2019

Tom Van Beem:

Professional Wine Pourer, Wines of While in Perth Australia

On a journey to share the world of natural wine in bars and living rooms near you

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Design Stables

@ VOL 23 ON FEB 26, 2019

Design Stables is a collective of culturally aligned design studios who partner on select projects to deliver exceptional solutions on projects of all scales.

Ceasarstone design for Design Circus 2019.

Zenifa Bowring is a director at Rezen Studio, "I find joy in the journey of design, the conversation and exchange of energy that creates new realities. AUthentic connection fules the vision which leads to sensitive solutions."

Fiona Chong is a director at Templewell Studio, "I believe in creating bespoke, curated design solutions for each client. I have a passion for art and design, and am interested in the ways in which life, work and play can be enhanced within a beautifully considered built environment."

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Monsterella Pizza

@ VOL 23 ON FEB 26, 2019

Tania Nicolo + Ryan Bookless: Monsterella + Mummucc'

The Monsterella specialty is their handmade wood fired pizza. They also serve up traditional Italian street food, homemade Italian pasta & insalata.

Their pizzas are 100% handmade and naturally risen for 48 hours. All their pizza sauce is made with San Marzano tomatoes.

Their little girl thinks all cheese is Mozzarella, and when it comes to Pizza, they tend to agree!

However, when she wants it, she asks for “Monsterella”.

For them it says it all and every time she blurts it out it brings a little smile to their faces. They often can’t help but think there’s a little Monsterella in all of us.

After all, they were all little Monsterella’s at one point!

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State of Kin - Interior Design Perth

@ VOL 23 ON FEB 26, 2019

State of Kin is a multi-faceted studio who encompass all aspects of a project. We are a collective of designers, builders, project managers and craftsmen. State of Kin came together for one purpose and that was - to create exceptional spaces.

Ale + Amy focus on the interiors department of State of Kin. 

Ceasarstone product for Design Circus 2019.

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Ohlo Studio - Design Circus - Ceasarstone

@ VOL 23 ON FEB 26, 2019

Under the direction of Founder, Interior Architect and Artist Jen Lowe, the work of Ohlo Studio is guided by the principles of distinctiveness, consideration and endurance.

The Slot Table and Annular Sconce are currently being manufactured for the 2019 Design Circus event by Mobilia. 

Design Circus has collaborated with Caesarstone for an  exhibition featuring Western Australia’s leading architects and designers. Held at  COMO The Treasury, ‘Mobilia & Friends x Caesarstone' invites local designers to create a piece of furniture or art that utilises Caesarstone and takes cues from the reductionist style of Anastassiades.

These one-of-a-kind pieces will be available through a silent auction, with all proceeds going to Autism West and Camp Quality.