William Street Water Perks

Intersection of William Street and James Street:
additional work is required to be carried out on William Street at the intersections of William Street and Aberdeen Street and William Street and James Street.
We will restore the road at the intersection of William Street and James Street between 7am and 6pm on Tuesday 22 October.

The intersection will be closed during this time and full detours and traffic management will be in place.

Safety fencing will be erected around this work site to ensure the safety of the public and our workers.

Water Perks Competition

September 13 – November 15, William Street Northbridge

The William Street loyalty card competition is an initiative being run by William Street business representatives and Water Corporation in conjunction with City of Perth.

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How does it work?

The loyalty card program offers you the chance to win 1 of 3 $500 prizes by making a purchase at any of the participating businesses on William Street from Friday 13 September to Friday 15 November 2019.

The loyalty card has 5 circles which can be stamped each time you spend a certain amount at a participating shop. Once all 5 circles on the card have been correctly stamped, place the completed card in the competition box at the reception of the Alex Hotel to submit your entry to the draw.

One winner will be drawn and notified at the end of September, October and November.

For more information and participating businesses click here


 

 Alex Run Club

Every Fortnight | Thursdays | 6:15am, Alex Hotel

Do you miss the gym when you’re travelling? Next time you stay with us, pack your running shoes and join our Thursday morning Run Club.

Next Run | Thurs 21 November.

Register with reception by Wednesday.


Rooftop Yoga with Kristine Ragus

Every Sunday, Alex Hotel Rooftop

Sunday 8:30am – 9:45am

Believing in the power of a Yoga practice to heal & inspire positive change, Kristine offers a practice to move away from the pace of modern life and turn within. Weaving philosophical, anatomical, elemental themes combined with Asana, Meditation & Pranayama to create a moving meditation. With the intent of getting you out of your head and into your body.

An ex- competitive Gymnastics champion, Kristine loves to revisit her roots through hand balancing and inversions and offers progressive options to inspire & take you out of your comfort zone. Come join us on the terrace!

Hotel Guest | Free | Register with reception
Non guest | $18 – BYO mat or $2 mat hire | Register here  

Limited spaces, must register and subject to availability.

email: fun@alexhotel.com.au for more information.

 


 

Neighbourhood Art

Perth Brutal: Dreaming in Concrete

AGWA 40 – Celebrating the anniversary of AGWA’s 1979 Brutalist building

21 September – 17 February, Art Gallery of Western Australia

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Opened on 2 October 1979 by then Premier Charles Court, the new Art Gallery of WA building was a dramatic example of late Brutalist architecture designed by Polish born Charles Sierakowski.

This exhibition opens out the many layers of the history of the building’s development featuring images of the building in construction and its early days, along with ephemera such as building models, plans, diagrams and drawings, and early promotional brochures about the structure and its place in the Cultural Centre (now undergoing its biggest development since 1979 with the WA Museum project).

The iconic structure marked the end of a 10 year building boom and had been dreamt of for years before that by Gallery Director Frank Norton, whose own international researches and design thinking also fed the building’s final form.

More information and tour sessions here


 

WA Now – Eveline Kotai: Breathing Pattern

August 17 – February 10, Art Gallery of Western Australia

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Over the past 15 years, Eveline Kotai’s interest in material dissolution and regeneration has culminated in the practice and process of cutting up and reworking her own paintings into new works.

Her unique technique of reconfiguring pre-existing works into new compositions via invisible thread, and onto new surfaces, echoes a world in perpetual motion, transition and continuation. Like a computer program trying to repair itself or a human mind trying to get to know itself, new paths are found, new solutions forged.

This method provides Kotai with, not only a never-ending source of new beginnings, but also an important meditative practice, a kind of breathing pattern, through the action of cutting and stitching her canvasses anew.

Breathing Pattern features new and recent work including canvas reconstructions and paintings, and forms part of the WA Now series dedicated to showcasing work by practising WA artists.

More information here

Click here for more information about the Art Gallery WA and all their exhibitions.


UNTITLED (UURA)

Curtis Taylor

19 October – 22 December, PICA

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In recent years, Perth based Martu artist Curtis Taylor has emerged as one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists. PICA is pleased to present his first solo exhibition, Untitled (Uura), which brings together multiple streams of his practice including sculpture, installation and film.

Untitled (Uura) presents work made over a two-year period of exploration as Taylor worked with new materials and processes of making, finding new forms through which to tell stories and record language. This period of practice marks a departure from his first medium of film and presents a series of carved sculptures and site-specific installations and paintings.

More information here


UNFOLDING ACTS | 揭露行動

New Art From Taipei & Perth

19 October – 22 December, PICA

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An exhibition curated by PICA Curator, Charlotte Hickson and guest curator, Ashley Yihsin Chang that marks the 20th anniversary of the Charter of Mutual Friendship between the cities of Perth and Taipei, Unfolding Acts: New Art from Taipei and Perth brings together artists whose practices examine the social, cultural and historical fabric of these two cities, while exploring shared experiences of colonisation, hidden economic systems and enduring natural landscapes.

PICA’s 30th anniversary program revisits key moments in its three-decade-long history as a multidisciplinary contemporary arts space. Unfolding Acts is being presented in 2019 in acknowledgement of a PICA exhibition from 2001 titled Very Fun Park: Contemporary Art from Taiwan.

More information here

Click here for more information about PICA and all their shows and exhibitions.

 


 

Neighbourhood Theatre

Palace Cinemas – Raine Square

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Palace Raine Square offers the best in first-release cinema, special events and festivals, screening in a sophisticated, unique architectural space.  The cinema has four bespoke bars, with the cinema rooftop terrace overlooking the Yagan Square and the nightlife of the city and Northbridge.

With your Alex Hotel room key, enjoy $8 movies every Monday

Click here to see what’s on

 


 

Cephalopod

Presented by: Squid Vicious

29 October – 16 November, Blue Room Theatre

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A 26-year-old Filipina and her baby arrive in Australia for the first time. A mermaid (half woman, half octopus) washes up at Fremantle and opens up a fish and chip shop.

Ocean temperatures are on the rise, causing squids to proliferate in numbers. Pauline Hanson’s scared of being swamped by Asians. The baby turns 11 and starts wishing her skin was white. The mermaid is making a killing selling her own tentacles. Pauline’s still out there, plotting. The ocean isn’t showing any signs of cooling down, the squids are taking over and the baby – now the same age as her mum when she arrived in Australia – makes a theatre show about identity politics.

Tickets and more information here


 

Playthings

Presented by Second Chance Theatre

November 5 – November 23

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Lucy and Arnold are 13.
She listens to the Smashing Pumpkins and he’s just discovered Bowie.
He’s a bit sensitive and she loves The Simpsons – you know, before it got shit.
This week, he has an English assignment due.
And she’s planning on killing her stepdad.

From the award-winning Second Chance Theatre (Laika: A Staged Radio Play), Playthings is a dark new play about growing up in suburban WA. A modern day horror mixed with John Hughes coming-of-age vibes that takes you back to your teenage years in an ode to being young, dumb, and angry.

Praise for Second Chance Theatre
“One small step for theatre, one giant leap for theatre-goers everywhere” – Isolated Nation
“A feast for the eyes, ears and brain” – Seesaw Magazine”

 Tickets and more information here.


 Outward Happenings

 

KISS

Saturday 16 November, RAC Arena

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After an epic and storied 45-year career that launched an era of rock n roll legends, KISS announced their final tour ever in 2019, appropriately named END OF THE ROAD.

The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers who have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide have said this tour is devoted to the millions of KISS Army fans. It will be the ultimate celebration for those who’ve seen KISS previously and a last chance for those who haven’t.

Known for their trademark larger-than-life blistering performances, KISS has proven for decades why they are hands down the most iconic live show in rock n roll.

Tickets and Information here


 

U2 The Joshua Tree Tour

Wednesday 27 November, Optus Stadium

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U2 will bring their acclaimed Joshua Tree Tour Optus Stadium!

Special guest Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds is confirmed as support for the tour dates in Australia.

With what promises to be very special concerts from “the biggest band in the world”, this is a much anticipated return by the band to Australia for the first time since the record-shattering U2 360° Tour in 2010.

Tickets and information here


 

Explore Fremantle

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Just 30 minutes from Perth City, Fremantle has long been renowned for its eclectic mix of arty and alternative types. Fremantle’s streets buzz with the song of buskers, the side walks fill with a wild collection of art and music floats out from trendy cafés and bars.

If you feel the need to escape the city centre, venture out the the port city of Fremantle and find yourself surrounded by market stalls and street vendors, Arts and Culture and some of the cities trendiest food and beverage outlets.

For travel guides and more information chick here

For help finding your way to Fremantle speak to our receptions staff or click here for transport guides.