Grand il­lu­sion

Fremantle Gazette - - STAGE -

MOST kids re­ceive a quirky Christ­mas gift from granny and it’s in the bin by the New Year.

That wasn’t the case for sib­lings Adam and Selina Murby.

Their great-grand­mother gave them a magic kit and they mas­tered tricks with coins, cards and more, and took their skills into their teenage years.

Now in their 20s, the Swedish-born, Perth-raised duo con­tin­ues to tan­ta­lise au­di­ences, tour­ing their act around the globe.

The Mur­bys came third in Aus­tralia’s Got Tal­ent (2010) and be­came the first il­lu­sion­ists to per­form in Qatar (2013).

“It’s es­pe­cially nice in this day and age to share a bit of magic with the world,” Adam said.

“We want to in­stil that child­like won­der in peo­ple; that’s what mo­ti­vates us.

“Some­times it takes up to three years to de­velop a new piece of magic. Not such as deck­ing, wall claddings and lawn, as well as the green from plants and blues from pools or water fea­tures.

It’s a good idea to en­vi­sion the trends in your back­yard be­fore you in­vest.

Also, con­sider how you will use your out­door space.

If you like to sit out in the sun, read the pa­per and en­joy a cuppa with your fam­ily, then hav­ing a lit­tle court­yard spot is per­fect for you and you could sur­round this with earth­coloured cush­ions and fur­ni­ture.

Or, if you have a young fam­ily, con­sider a large out­door bean­bag in ter­ra­cotta colours to off-set a deck or lawn.

In­ter­na­tion­ally, the only that, but we have to come up with dif­fer­ent ways to do the same thing to keep peo­ple on their toes; but it’s all worth it to hear au­di­ences go ‘wow!’. ”

There are two types of peo­ple that at­tend a magic show, ac­cord­ing to the duo.

“There are those who just want to en­joy the magic for what it is and en­joy the art and be amazed, and peo­ple who want to fig­ure every­thing out,” Adam said.

“They’re the ones who sit at the front with their arms crossed,” Selina added. “They keep us on our toes.” ‘Hamp­tons Style’ has taken cen­tre-stage.

This trend fea­tures a pal­ette of greys and creams, of­ten paired with blues and an­chored with white.

Na­tive Aus­tralian colours and lush green plants will nat­u­rally pop in this set­ting.

Black painted deck­ing tak­ing up the ma­jor­ity of back­yards. We have our own style. Sure, we ap­ply in­flu­ences from all over the world.

But our cli­mate and ge­o­graph­i­cal lo­ca­tion means we have no choice but to make it our own.

We’re unique!

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