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The Great Southern

Welcome to the Great Southern program, blending gems from around the world with the distinctive culture of the south. There is something for everyone, from the finest in international chamber music to toe-tapping world music in Borden, while Noongar Culture will be the catalyst for a gathering of weavers from different nations. It is a proud reflection of your community and I invite you to be part of it.

Many thanks to our partners in the Great Southern and to Program Manager Rod Vervest, who make this possible.

-Shelagh Magadza, Artistic Director

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Simon Armitage
Thu 03 Mar 2011

Simon Armitage was born in West Yorkshire in 1963. He received one of the first Forward Prizes in 1992 and a year later was named Young Writer of the Year by The Sunday Times . He works as a freelance writer, broadcaster and playwright and has written ext ... more details

Jeff Lindsay
Thu 03 Mar 2011

Jeff Lindsay is the author of the acclaimed Dexter novels, now adapted into an award-winning TV series. In addition, Jeff’s plays have been performed on the stage in New York and London. Outside of his writing, Jeff is a musician and karate enthusiast. He ... more details

Toni Jordan
Thu 03 Mar 2011

Born in Brisbane, Toni Jordan has a BSc in Physiology from the University of Queensland and qualifications in marketing and professional writing. Her debut novel, Addition , was published in 2008 to critical acclaim. Toni lives in Melbourne, where she wor ... more details

Ursula Dubosarsky
Fri 04 Mar 2011

Ursula Dubosarsky is the author of more than 20 books for children and young adults and has won several national literary prizes, including the NSW and Victorian Premier's Awards for Theodora’s Gift and the Queensland Premier’s Literary Award and the NSW ... more details

Mungart Boodja Art Centre Exhibitions
Thur 10 Feb - Fri 25 Feb

Karla Kep Fire and Water Explore Noongar relationships to country through 'Fire and Water' - a remarkable collection of contemporary works. WHEN Thur 10 Feb, 5.30–7.30pm; Fri 11–Wed 23 Feb, 10am–4pm WHERE Albany Town Hall Ngangk Yira Sun (rising) Discover ... more details

Sat 5-Sun 20 March 2011

Follow the paper trail as contemporary artists and performers bring fresh perspectives to marks on the page more details

'Minang Mainitch' Indigenous Weaving Festival
Yorga Moorditj Weaving Group and Western Australia Museum - Albany
Sat 5 & Sun 6 March 2011

Join indigenous weavers as they share stories, techniques, songs and dances in open workshops and demonstrations more details

Carrolup Cultural Tour
Sat 19 Feb 2011

Explore the history of one of the most significant art schools to come out of Western Australia more details

Taste Great Southern
Fri 4-Mon 7 March 2011

Indulge your tastebuds in regional vineyard events, culinary conversations and a long list of other delectable opportunities more details

Swingin' Jazz and Dance at the Dome
Closing party
Fri 04 Mar 2011

Celebrate the end of another dynamic Great Southern Festival with the always hopping Closing Party. Book early as this evening of hot swing and cool dance is a regular sell-out fixture in the program.  more details

Summer Coda
Tue 08 Feb-Thu 10 Feb 2011

Stunningly set, this touching Australian romantic drama features a stellar cast more details

The Double Hour
Tue 08 Feb-Thu 10 Feb 2011

Film noir with a compelling modern twist more details