The pedestrians took over Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley, on Saturday November 27 for the first Beaufort Street Festival. Each side street had something going on and there were people everywhere. It was great to see so many people out and about, soaking up the sunshine, music and atmosphere.
The Dachshund U.N. is a large scale installation from Perth sculptor/artist Bennett Miller. that explores the role of the United Nations as a risk management organisation. The work premiered as part of the Next Wave Festival in Melbourne earlier this year. The Perth Cultural Centre was the venue for this incarnation staged from November 6 -13. this was the first time the work as has been presented in Perth.
Bradley ’beagle’ Serls was down with his lead and pooper scooper to grab some picks of these dashing hounds!
Kate and Leslie, the team behind Day of the Thread, have been quietly hoarding away exquisite drawings, all the while planning to hand print the finest they could find onto organic cotton tees. From a collection of more than 100 the pair have selected a final set of seven designs which will be produced in strictly limited runs of thirty prints only.
The Bird was at capacity by 9pm and a line of keen punters ran down the street and around the corner. For beat aficionados it was the place to be. Nineteen beatmakers took to the stage in a series of heats, then the hopefuls were whittled down to eight as things started to get to the pointy-like-a-stylus end. As the quarters went to the semis and then bang to the finals, it was Perth’s prodigal son of the beat Ta-ku who took out his third successive Beat Down Title – a three-peat! (Thanakfully he has now been retired and we should see a new champion arise out of Beat Down Four…)
Beatmakers who appeared on the night included Rob Shaker (2nd Place), Creed birch, Ian johnson, Axis, Ta-ku, Mathas, Raize, Silence, Fybdz86, Konflikt, Alphanumerics, Leonidis, Daniel Oath, Mike Viture, M’da V, Gravy.
We have video footage from all the rounds so you will be seeing edits come out via. our video channel sometime in the coming months…
Last Saturday night saw the re-launch of the Future Shorts brand. Held simultaneously over 12 countries, Perth was the place to be for your fix in Australia. Those of you not up on their shorts from the future. Future Shorts has fast become a worldwide leader in pushing the short film format and giving filmmakers a platform to screen their wares. Fresh cinema a with a fresh approach to the shorts culture.
In addition to a selection of world class films, the Future Shorts Perth relaunch featured DJs Rex Monsoon, Ben Taaffe and PCJ, Rabbit Island, local skinny-boy hip-hop pranksters The Good Boys and the current pride of the Melbourne party scene, World’s End Press who launch their ‘Faithful’ EP in tandem with Future Shorts One at The Bakery.
Brad Serls dropped in to check things out and grabbed a couple of snaps below.