Back at the start of November, a very special event happened. It was the very first Open House Perth, where usually off limit parts of well known Perth buildings and design spaces were open to the public for the weekend.
It also coincided with the first ever Etsy seminar here in Perth. Ooh, dilemma time! Unfortunately I missed out on a day’s exploring, because I simply couldn’t miss the seminar. I did however, manage to make it to The State Theatre Centre on the Sunday.
Anyone that’s been reading for a while will know that I have
an obsession with a huge soft spot for the late Heath Ledger, after which the main theatre space is named. So naturally, I wanted to explore this beautiful space, fully expecting to find a huge mural of him somewhere.
Well, I didn’t find one, much to my dismay (perhaps there is one upstairs in the area I didn’t get to because I don’t do stairs). The foyer is beautiful with loads of wood and golden bars hanging from the ceiling, but I found the backstage tour was a little disappointing. basically the backstage of a theatre just looks like a bunch of corridors. It was cool standing on the stage and seeing the huge lighting and cyc rigs, but you weren’t allowed to take photos. I’m guessing that has to do with protecting the architect’s intellectual property. I understand completely, but it’s a bit of a shame.
Anyway, in the grounds of the Theatre Centre and in the performance spaces below it, the Made on the Left market was on. It was filled with loads of talented Western Australian artisans selling handmade goods. I got to meet loads of members of our Etsy WA Street Team, as well as do a little bit of shopping.
Hope you enjoy the photos.