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  • New films showcase $400 million WA Museum to international audiences.
  • Features world-class WA talent including contemporary music, dance and film.
  • Creative works inspired by and filmed in the stunning new museum.
  • Films created to reach audiences unable to travel to WA due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Shot exclusively in and around the new $400 million museum, the films are a collaboration between the WA Museum and Perth Festival. More than 100 people from Western Australia's creative industries were employed to work on the films, which showcases WA's world-class artistic talent throughout the museum's heritage-listed buildings and contemporary spaces.

Directed by Renée Webster and David Vincent Smith, the films were created to reach interstate and international audiences unable to travel to WA due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Launched at the opening of the WA Museum Boola Bardip as the first visitors entered the museum, the series opens with Eskimo Joe and Stella Donnelly performing 'From the Sea' with members of the Perth Symphony Orchestra, under the museum's spectacular 122-year-old blue whale skeleton.

The complete list of works is:

  • From the Sea — performed by Eskimo Joe with Stella Donnelly and Perth Symphony Orchestra
  • Abiogenesis — choreographer and dancer James Vu Anh Pham
  • Waltzing the Wilarra — singing, music and lyrics by David Milroy featuring Lauralee Faith, Lucky Oceans, Wayne Freer and Ric Eastman
  • Structural — choreographer Brooke Leeder
  • The Wild Geese (After Catalpa) — performed by Perth Symphony Orchestra and composed by Iain Grandage.

View the films on the museum's website.

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Page reviewed 30 July 2019