Park’d showcases a range of different acts – from stilt walkers to musicians – to entertain you.
Here’s this week’s schedule:
Tuesday 26 May
With nine initiations from the head Shaman in Peru, Madame Zee uses communication with rune stones and rune cards to offer guidance and understanding. They are genuine and sincere readings used to help guide people.
Wednesday 27 May
Frill Neck Lizards, roving, 11.30 am to 1.30 pm
Two dynamic dancing lizards, intricately body-painted, energetic and vibrant, will be dancing to the sounds of Australian music to celebrate Reconciliation Day.
Come down to the grassed area near the flag poles for a free yoga class. Bring your own yoga mat or towel to use.
Tornina Torres, Centre for Aboriginal Studies, 12 pm to 1 pm
Tornina Torres is an emerging artist from Broome. She graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2013. Since then she has featured in several performances around Perth including The Fringe Festival, NAIDOC Awards night, Miss NAIDOC, Survival Day Perth, Australia Day Fremantle, The AFL Graduation night at the Domain Stadium. She has recently returned from Melbourne where she performed with Phil Walley-Stack for The La Dolce Italia Gala Night at the Crown Hotel. She is currently working on her first E.P. and hopes to release it early next year. Tornina will be entertaining crowds at the National Reconciliation Lunch at the Centre for Aboriginal Studies.
Thursday 28 May
Nat has been nominated for several WAMI Awards including ‘Most Popular Acoustic Act’ and ‘Most Popular Female Vocalist’. Nat has also received two nominations in the WAMI Song of the Year Awards with ‘Stronger’ and ‘I Will Not Fall’ and was a finalist in the Dandenong Ranges Folk Festival Songsmith Award in Victoria with the song ‘Universe’. She has also supported many high profile artists including Pat Benatar, The Bangles, Billy Bragg, The Waifs, Ben Folds Five, Luka Bloom, Kate Ceberano, Deborah Conway, Tex Perkins, Jonathon Richmond, Mark Seymour, Tiddas, James Blundell and James Morrison.
For 2015, we want to invite you to be a Park’d performer!
Do you and your friends have a band? Are you part of a circus troupe? Do you sing and play acoustic guitar? Or a bit of opera? Do you dance, act, juggle, play an instrument, walk on stilts, or are a great comedian … and do you want to share your talent to make Curtin a greater place?
If you said yes, please register your interest by completing our expression of interest form.
Previous Park’d performers
- Retrofit featuring Bob Brisbane (vocals and percussion), Clem (acoustic guitar) and Shane Pooley (double/electric bass and vocals), Retrofit are a unique blend of recent and classic hits delivered within a very unique and visually exciting look.
- Don Smith toured our wide brown country with his inimitable style, winning over audiences of all ages and political persuasions, including a standout performance at The Basement in Sydney for the legendary Amnesty International comedy benefit.
- Justin Burford front man and creative director behind successful Australian rock/pop outfit End Of Fashion.
- Natalia whether performing one of her own wonderfully unique tracks or stylishly covering a hit tune, Natalia’s voice is sure to move you.
- Anderson plays songs you’d forgotten how much you loved.
- Beat-Boxing Workshop will show you how to create a beat in seconds.
- Caricatures by Tel will sketch a caricature for you to keep.
- Cathrine Summers wins over audiences with her on-stage charisma, melodic versatility and playful banter.
- Chris Murphy and his band, Murphy’s Law dominate the corporate and pub band scene in Perth.
- Danni Stefanetti sends country vibes your way.
- Dejavu holds one of Perth’s most diverse and impressive musical repertoires.
- Don Smith is a world-class comedian who wins over audiences of all ages with his inimitable style.
- Famous Sharron wants to make you famous and fabulous!
- Fluro Trash roller skate along to banging beats.
- Gary Benness and Mark Turner carefully craft each song until it oozes with as much ‘cool’ as they can muster.
- Halo provide an acoustic set of sings from Michael Jackson and Crowded House to Jesse J and Adele.
- Italian Trio mix traditional Italian sounds with modern arrangements.
- Jaan Van Hollen will mesmerize you with his juggling skills and crystal balls.
- James Rascale continues the legacy of Cameo Rascale with roving antics that are guaranteed to have any audience on the edge of their seats.
- Jarrad Wall, front man for Jake and the Cowboys, performs his solo pop-rock songs.
- Kal Englishby comes armed with a guitar and has a voice that’s been likened to Tracy Thorn’s.
- Kayla entertains crowds with her acoustic talents.
- Kinetica twist, bend and contort their bodies in breathtaking ways.
- Kirsty Hulka plays the keyboard and ukulele to accompany her dynamic vocals.
- Leah Miche is an indi-folk musician whose songs will soothe and relax you.
- Little Miss Squeezebox enchants with her beautiful vocals and accordion playing.
- Liquid Lounge are all about adding a relaxed lounge feel to every event.
- Marcio and Adam inject an edgy Brazilian style into contemporary music.
- Matty T Wall wrings raw emotion from single notes.
- Mickey Shaked is an experienced solo guitarist and vocalist.
- Nat Ripepi is a highly acclaimed singer songwriter.
- Nikki Rose treats audiences to heartwarming acoustic tunes.
- Riley Pearce will sooth your soul with his folk-roots based songs and covers.
- Ross Vegas combines the ancient arts of circus and vaudeville with the contemporary musical skills of human beat-box and vocal sound FX to create a show unique worldwide.
- Scooby Circus‘s high energy show will captivate and amaze you.
- The Covergirls bring a musical extravaganza that’s part cabaret, part disco, with a dash of pop and lashings of lipstick.
- Wesley Goodlet Jamboree Scouts are an exciting collection of high-class circus and musicians.
Park’d Food Trucks @ Curtin
There’s also a range of pop-up food trucks on campus this semester. Find the locations of your favourites by viewing this week’s Park’d Food Trucks schedule.