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Posted in Arts, Blog, Featured, Reviews In Plain Sanskrit – review By Nithya Iyer
In Plain Sanskrit featuring Govind Pillai and Raina Peterson. ​Photo: Hayden Golder Photography Performance: In Plain Sanskrit Concept, Artistic Direction, Choreography, Performance: Raina Peterson & Govind Pillai Where: Footscray Community Arts Centre When: 17-19th July, 2015 Photography: Hayden Golder Photography Lighting: Gina Gascoigne Vernon Curtis: Costume Design Adrian van Raay: Production & Sound Technician Jalaja Pillai: Story teller   Orchestra Vocal: Kasthuri Sahathevan Verbal percussion (Nattuvangam): Kesherka Sivakumaran Percussion (Mridangam): Venkat Ramakrishnan Tyko drum: Kav P Violin: Anita Das In Plain Sanskrit is the latest work by the intriguing and prolific duo Read More »
Posted in AADC, Featured, Politics Racial Binds: Trapping Asians in Australia’s Education Wars By Gilbert Caluya
Library Photography Competition 2011 entry, Rich Grundy, Creative Commons attribution Few things so potently demonstrate oppression than a well-constructed double bind. And though not all double binds are oppressive; all oppressions employ double binds. They keep us scrambling to prove ourselves, keep us hoping that if only we did this one thing we would be left alone, become normal, or even accepted. I recall the difficulties of searching for work as an Asian Australian teenager just after Read More »
Posted in Arts, Blog, Headline Kate Larsen: Writers Victoria Guest Blog #2 By Anne Lau
As a part of Peril’s partnership with Writers Victoria’s D-Writers CHINA initiative, this month we bring you a guest blog from WVs Director, Kate Larsen. The idea for D-Writers CHINA came from recognising the size and importance of our Chinese-Australian communities, and from our commitment to support and celebrate all of the State’s writers. This is particularly relevant in Melbourne, where people with Chinese heritage now make up the city’s largest migrant population. Launching the project has Read More »
Posted in Blog, Headline, Politics Have your say on the arts budget By Eleanor Jackson
As you may already be aware, the Federal Government’s cuts to arts funding have raised more than just eyebrows and we let you know recently how we felt about that. Members of the literary community and the arts sector as a whole are understandably concerned about the impact of a $104.8m cut of funding from the Australia Council, to be redirected to a new National Programme for Excellence in the Arts (NPEA), which would then be managed directly by Read More »
Posted in Arts, Blog, Reviews Letters Home – Review By Lian Low
Joe Lui in “Letters Home” Photo: Simon Pynt Singaporean born Joe Lui arrived in Western Australia as a university student. For the first time in his life he was able to look out into the night’s galaxy of stars, rather than the speckle overshadowed by Singapore’s skyscrapers. In the quiet, away from an abusive environment of family pressure and expectations, away from the calling of Singapore’s compulsory national service, he decides to not return home. Letters Home Read More »
Posted in Arts, Blog, Food, Reviews Saltwater – Review By Eleanor Jackson
“Food is essential to our survival, it is nourishing, nurturing and pleasurable, but it can also be a way in to our remembered cultural identities.” When we ingest and then digest another culture’s food, we activate all of our senses. Saltwater takes this essential, sensorial quality of food and its shared experience as the departure point for an hour-long, meditative performance that blends story telling, cooking lesson and live art with purpose, humility and genuine Read More »
Posted in Arts, Blog, Featured We are Here: Cat Thao Nguyen’s poignant love letter to her parents By Luke Michael
While most people write a memoir for themselves, for Australian writer and lawyer Cat Thao Nguyen it was acknowledging the strength and determination of her parents which motivated her. Read More »
Posted in Arts, Blog, Featured WRiCE Early Career Fellowships By Eleanor Jackson
We’ve long been interested in the WrICE (Writers Immersion and Cultural Exchange) program, whether it’s been in conversation with Maxine Beneba Clarke, or sharing video selfies from participants in Vietnam – so we’re delighted to share this call for applications for the 2016 program. WrICE participants (image: via WrICE.com.au) Applications are open for a 2016 WrICE Early Career Writer Fellowship, an initiative of the nonfictionLab at RMIT University and thanks to generous support from the Copyright Agency. Read More »
Posted in Blog, Headline Welcome to the Page – Peril Team Updates By Eleanor Jackson
It is with great pleasure and excitement that I welcome Amena Ziard, Prose Editor; RD Wood, Politics Editor and Anne Lau, Arts Editor to the Peril editorial team. Together, these three people bring a diversity of viewpoints, experiences and expertise – so watch this space for what they will bring to the Peril table/page/mixed metaphor. We’re always interested in more complex representations of Asian Australians in the arts, literature, media and politics, and we hope that Read More »
Posted in Arts, Blog, Headline Diverse Writers China Project By Wing Yi Chan
Not so far from here, in digital territory terms at least, Lia Incognita’s work, Grey City, and Bella Li’s, Mawson, have already been featured on the Writers Victoria website as a part of our support and collaboration with the Diverse Writers CHINA project. Today we welcome Wing Yi Chan for her first guest blog with us at Peril!   It is such a great pleasure to be sharing on Peril the process of Writers Victoria’s new project Read More »