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3 Things to do This Weekend in Perth

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This weekend there are some spectacular events which will probably occupy your whole weekend. So, get ready for one of the best weekends this year.

'I Used To Be A Jumper' exhibition:

York Mill
One of the items you could see on the 'I used to be a jumper' exhibit. (Photo courtesy of: raffaellabasini.com)


This month, the York Mill will be hosting the "I Used To Be A Jumper" exhibition. The York Mill has been around since 1892 and was originally built as a flour mill. In 1967 all operations within the mill stopped.

The York Mill has since been converted to accommodate a store, a café, a conference venue, Pert's Pantry, Timber Craft and Hair Studio. This weekend they will be hosting the "I used to be a jumper" exhibition by Raffaella and Tamar Basini.

The exhibition is a result of hundreds of items that were worn past their prime, unravelled and re-wound them into balls of yarn. These balls were then knitted into a range of items from cushion covers to scarves.

If you have ever thought about what you could do with your old jumpers, you may just find a few ideas from this exhibit alone. And, seeing that there so much more at the mill, you could browse through all the other stores. Sounds like an adventure to me!

Van Gogh, Dalí and Beyond: The World Reimagined

Art Gallery of Western Australia
The Olive Trees by Van Gogh, just one of the paintings you can expect to see


It is not often that one can appreciate the true art of classical painters. This month, the Art Gallery of Western Australia will be hosting 134 works of art by 96 artists.

No matter what level of art appreciation you are at, this show is definitely on for that bucket list. The closest I have ever come to viewing priceless artworks of this level is on the net, so to be just inches from them will truly be rewarding.

The Art Gallery of Western Australia also hosts a special drawing room where children can draw their own impression of landscape, portrait or still life. This room is open every day the exhibit is open.

Perth Truck & Trailer Show

Perth's Truck and Trailer show
It is that time of the year for a fun filled weekend of trucks and trailers. (Photo courtesy of the Perth Truck & Trailer Show)


This is one is probably one for the boys, however, I must admit, I would enjoy going to this show myself. This show is so big that it takes up all 6 pavilions of the Perth convention centre. You will be able to see the newest products - from trucks to parts.

Perth's Truck and Trailer show
The Truck and Trailer show is so huge that even the dinosaurs are going to attend!


For the first time this year, kids under the age of 15 are allowed into the show for free with an accompanying parent. Kids can also get up close and personal with Roar and More's mechanical dinosaurs. And don't forget about WA Bricks Society display of Lego Trucks.

There is definitely something there for everyone, and it is a show that is not to be missed. Adult tickets are $15.00, and would definitely occupy a great deal of the day.
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Why? To fill the weekend with fun things to do.
When: 26 July to 28 July 2013
Where: Perth
Cost: from $0.00
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I think I will go to the truck and trailer show. Looks like tons of fun.
by GilliansCamera (score: 2|333) 1914 days ago
In days gone by - 1950, 60 and 70's, jumpers were often pulled undone and new jumpers were knitted, both for adults and children. These were the days when mother's made most of the children's clothing.
by chels (score: 0|4) 1913 days ago
wow that is quite a few things to do this weekend. I am just amazed at the patience those girls must have to undo a jersey and then re-knit it. Great article.
by Sherry (score: 2|442) 1914 days ago
I missed this one... :( Next time
by SimpsonS (score: 2|151) 1908 days ago
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