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Art scene: Proximity Festival

With the development of new projects in Perth’s east end under way as part of the Historic Heart project led by Adrian Fini, it is perhaps fitting that the Proximity one-on-one performance arts festival will take place at Cathedral Square for 2017.

Entrepreneurs stitch-up sweet live music deal

A Murray Street basement once home to the pattern cutters and seamstresses of Perth fashion label Pierucci is set to become the city’s newest live music venue, The Sewing Room.

Artist in residence with Hugh Brown

Documentary photographer Hugh Brown first picked up a camera in 1998 when he fell in love with Western Australia’s red-earthed Kimberley, and the journey that started nearly two decades ago shows no sign of ending.

Creative approach to community change

SPECIAL REPORT: On the runway and in the shopfront, fashion has become an instrument for changemakers who want to make a difference in the community.

Offshore, onshore success by design

SPECIAL REPORT: Whether they’re manufacturing locally or abroad, WA fashion designers and garment makers are still winning contracts and stockists here and overseas.

Bottom-line savings key for Tough’s asthma funds fight

Samantha Tough has developed a new strategy for the Asthma Foundation WA in light of a 60 per cent cut to federal funding.

Tianqi brings music where it works

Tianqi Lithium’s support for WASO’s Kwinana school music program exemplifies the Chinese company’s growing presence in WA.

Rio recommits to Black Swan

Rio Tinto has announced its ongoing support for Black Swan State Theatre Company, committing to a further two years’ funding when the current arrangement ends at the end of 2017.

Artist in residence with Aliesha Mafrici

Emerging printmaker and sculptor Aliesha Mafrici has attracted high-profile attention at home and abroad since undertaking a major in visual arts at Edith Cowan University.

CEO Ian Booth to leave Screenwest

Screenwest today announced that, after 10 years as chief executive, Ian Booth will leave the organisation at the end of the year.

Artist in residence with Ray Glickman

Ray Glickman can often be spotted in a quiet corner seat in one of Perth’s busy cafes, putting his thoughts down on paper for his latest work-in-progress.

Indigenous research success shows value of a good yarn

The impact of a WA initiative that empowers young Aboriginal women was recently showcased at the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education.

Mural to revamp Merredin silos

THE first brushstrokes have been applied to four CBH grain silos in Merredin as part of cultural organisation FORM’s annual PUBLIC street art project.

Holmes a Court art collection on show

An exhibition opening and new book have provided an insight to a selection of works from the private collection of arts advocate, philanthropist and Perth businesswoman, Janet Holmes a Court.

Unique landscapes, stories create tourism showreel

SPECIAL REPORT: The growing number of films produced in WA has created opportunities for local talent, employment and tourism.

Strategic plan to build on creative connections

SPECIAL REPORT: A focus on creating and sustaining a liveable, connected and internationally appealing city is driving arts and culture development and construction projects across Perth.

Finetuning the art of audience engagement

SPECIAL REPORT: An increasingly competitive funding environment has prompted several arts and cultural organisations to sharpen their focus on audience development as a means to boost sustainable income streams.

Artist in residence with Sharyn Egan

Sharyn Egan didn’t fully embrace her lifelong dream to be an artist until her 38th year.

Banking on a collaborative culture

Startup founders, business leaders, policy makers, artists and creative institutions are joining forces to shape the future of WA’s economy.

Screenwest becomes an NFP

The state’s peak body for screen funding and development, Screenwest, has today formalised its transition from a government agency to an independent not-for-profit organisation.

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