Arts & Culture

Leaders tell their stories to help stop suicide

Next month, Lazy Susan's Comedy Den in Highgate will host a storytelling hub where a group of Perth entrepreneurs, business owners and leaders will gather to share personal stories and raise money for suicide prevention charity RUOK. 

Celebrating local literature

A Fremantle-based literature hub is determined to keep the Australian book industry and its creators alive and thriving. 

Richards creates new world on wonder wall

PHOTO ESSAY: A three-year journey to transform a South Fremantle warehouse into one of the port city's largest public artworks is nearing its end, with the final touches to be applied to the East West Design furniture store on Marine Terrace by the end of the year.

Sam Walsh joins Australian Council board

The Australian Council for the Arts has welcomed former Rio Tinto chief executive Sam Walsh and fellow Western Australian Kate Fielding to its board. 

Garage sales back community needs

A national initiative that promotes sustainability and community collaboration will return to the streets of Western Australia on October 22. 

Enriching the patient experience

Several WA hospitals are experimenting with engaging and interactive art programs that could increase patient wellbeing.

Adams secures top WA business woman title

Julie Adams, the co-founder of Rising Stars award winner Chemo@home, has been named the Telstra Western Australian Business Woman of the year.

Art sales raise funds for cystic fibrosis

The Spring Rose Art Exhibition held recently at Deloitte's new Brookfield office lobby raised more than $18,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Western Australia.

App advocates action on mental health

A WA company has plans to disrupt the current mental health landscape with its new interactive app.

Top Lion hears positive message on Perth foundation

Perth has hosted the head of Lions International for the first time in four decades, with US-based Bob Corlew in town this month to see first-hand the impact of the Lions Foundation of Western Aust

Giving voice to topical issues

In the age of social media, led by a generation of digital communicators, it may seem remarkable a tradition dating back millennia has not only survived, but is thriving.

Nerves, dreams, desires...

PHOTO ESSAY: A month before the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival, more than 150 models fronted an industry panel in the hope of being selected to walk the runway in one of the fashion parades during the six-day event. 

Designers hatch plans for local, overseas growth

SPECIAL REPORT: Slower growth in discretionary spending is a challenge for some local fashion hopefuls, but export markets and tech-style accelerator programs are presenting opportunities.

Staff health a strategic move

Western Australia workplaces are taking a big-picture view of employee wellbeing, implementing programs to target mental, social, financial and physical health.

CEO lunch with Janet Holmes a Court

Perhaps best known these days for her support of the local arts and culture scene, Janet Holmes a Court spoke to Business News over lunch at Julio's in West Perth about her first career as a teacher, how she was thrust into corporate life following the sudden death of her husband, Robert, and her current projects.

Wildflowers add a splash of colour on CBH grain silos

Three grain silos in town of Ravensthorpe will soon be the canvas for a 25-metre high wildflower mural, as part of the joint street art initiative between CBH Group and not-for-profit FORM. 

Housing for South West seniors

This year's Rising Stars NFP-charity winner, Access Housing, has started construction at its new project at Boyanup and Dardanup, providing new and refurbished affordable homes for seniors.  

Adam aims to change deaf discussion

The WA Deaf Society, an organisation established almost 100 years ago, has welcomed its first deaf chief executive.

Community care for problem gamblers

The producers of a documentary on problem gambling hope it will provoke greater awareness and community discussion of the issue in Western Australia.

MG Group wins Railway Square contract

Osborne Park-based MG Group has won a contract to develop the state government's $7 million Railway Square public open space project in Midland.