Combining people, art and live entertainment, ARTBAR presents another exciting season of international and national acts at the Art Gallery of Western Australia.

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The Paper Kites

The Paper Kites

Known for their ethereal, moody sound, Melbourne five-piece band The Paper Kites have had a whirlwind six months since the release of their debut album States. After a national tour, a North American tour supporting City and Colour, plus their own sold-out headlining tour of US/CAN, the band will be back on the road, visiting 11 venues across Australia.

With States debuting at #17 on the ARIA charts, The Paper Kites have clearly cemented their presence in the Australian music scene, having already built up a solid fan base off their two EPs, Woodland and Young North. Being known for creating innovative and mesmerising music videos, it’s no wonder The Paper Kites have received over 10 million YouTube views, a J Award nomination for Australian Music Video of the Year and the 27th spot in Rage’s Top 50 Music Videos of 2013 for ‘Young’.

Date: Thursday 19 June

Price: $45*
Time: Doors open 6.30pm, main performance 8pm

Exhibition: Guy Grey-Smith: Art as Life

Support: Airling and Phebe Starr


Dan Sultan

Dan Sultan

After erupting back onto the scene with bold soul-rock shot ‘Under Your Skin’ — his first release in over four years, Dan Sultan is set to return and give the first electrifying taste of his upcoming album. Performing both new songs and old favourites, don't miss the chance to hear the explosive rock melodies and snarling, sultry vocals which have won this young songwriter many awards and accolades, including the 2007 Deadly Award for Single Release of the Year, 2010 AIR Award for Best Independent Artist, and 2010 ARIA for Best Male Artist.

Date: Thursday 6 March

Price: $42* SOLD OUT
Time: Doors open 6.30pm, performance 8pm

Exhibitions: IMPACT

Support performance: Jarred Wall, 7pm


Ella Hooper

Ella Hooper

Singer, songwriter, radio and now TV personality Ella Hooper has announced a national tour to celebrate the release of her new single, ‘Wild Stallionz’. Taken from her debut solo album In Tongues, set for release in 2014, the single release will see Ella perform her blend of spiky rock and alt-pop in a string of must-see shows across the country. The musician, formerly the lead singer of legendary rock-pop group Killing Heidi, is currently the co-host of ‘The Aus Top 20’ and is the new team captain on the 2014 return of Australia's favourite music quiz show, Spicks & Specks. Don’t miss this chance to see Ella perform brand new material off this highly anticipated release.

Date: Thursday 8 May

Price: $42*
Time: Doors open 6.30pm, performance 8pm

Exhibition: Guy Grey-Smith: Art as Life

*Booking and credit card fees may apply


ARTBAR Event Details


Art Gallery of Western Australia

Perth Cultural Centre


Food & drink:
A range of food and drink options will be available for purchase.
No BYO alcohol, sealed water bottles permitted.


General admission tickets only, limited unreserved seating available. Ticket prices vary depending on artist & event.

Doors open 6.30pm


Exhibition open for viewing from 6.30pm – 8pm.

Tickets available from Ticketek

Special Event Information:
• All ARTBAR events are smoke free
• All ARTBAR events are 18+ under 18’s must be accompanied by a parent/guardian
• Entry is with a valid ticket only. There is no refund or replacement of lost, stolen, destroyed or not received via post tickets
• Performance times are only approximate and may be subject to change without notice
• No photography or recording equipment allowed
• Larger bags will require cloaking


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