The Perth Town Hall came alive with stunning music and visuals for the “Performance for our Planet” event which included PHCC’s film “Wetlands from Above.” The Perth Symphony Orchestra provided a live musical accompaniment to a series of short films that took us on a journey exploring the unique biodiversity of Western Australian Landscape. The event was intended to celebrate the beauty of the Western Australian landscape as well as achievements in protecting the environment. A variety of performances were incorporated and performed by the orchestra including classical tracks inspired by nature to contemporary favourites.

“Wetlands from Above” is a multi-media art project produced by PHCC in 2018 and involved the collaboration of a talented local videographer and local musicians. Wetlands from Above was designed to capture and celebrate the beauty of the local wetland, The Peel-Yalgorup System, which is listed as globally significant wetlands under the International Convention on Wetlands. The footage was filmed by drone and is a mesmerising journey that slowly meanders above the wetland system with each shot resembling a piece of abstract art.

To extend this work, PHCC are also partnering with the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre (MANPAC) to commission and produce an original score to accompany a re-edited version of the Wetlands and Above feature film. The aim is to host a live concert and screening at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre in November 2019.

We acknowledge the Noongar people as Traditional Custodians of this land and pay our respects to all Elders past and present