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Watson’s Black Swan debut, playful and provocative

Much sought-after for her directorial talents, Clare Watson is now in the midst of showcasing her debut for Black Swan Theatre Company, Let the Right One In.

Austal commits $300,000 to Anglicare

Anglicare WA has received confirmation that shipbuilder Austal will commit $300,000 to the not for profit’s family and domestic violence support service, Young Hearts, over three years.

Indigenous art meets high fashion in Perth

A fashion collaboration between internationally renowned Jimmy Choo, local designer Alvin Fernandez, and Western Australian indigenous artist Peter Farmer was brought to Perth earlier this week for a temporary exhibition.

Rebranding an art form at Perth Festival

The increasingly competitive nature of the arts marketplace has prompted a rebrand at the longest-running international arts festival in Australia, Perth International Arts Festival.

McKenna new Screenwest CEO

The state’s peak body for screen funding and development, Screenwest, today announced the appointment of Seph McKenna as its new chief executive, succeeding Ian Booth.

Art at the heart of a revitalised Perth inner city

The private sector has matched public funds dollar for dollar in 2017 to support the Historic Heart of Perth project, which aims to revitalise the east end precinct through public art and streetscape improvements.

Disability program LeadAbility at risk of closure

Leadership WA has put its disability program LeadAbility on hold as it seeks new sponsorship following the state government’s decision not to fund the program for 2018.

Viola directs new PICA vision

Curator and critic Eugenio Viola is bringing a fresh outlook and almost a decade of experience to his role as senior curator at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts.

A hands-on approach to generosity

Fundraising ‘giving groups’ Meridian Global Foundation, Impact100 WA and 100 Women are defying the economic slowdown, having raised a total of $1.1 million between them during the past three years.

No joke, comedy has a new home

After nearly 20 years, Perth’s leading comedy company will get its own home, with the new venue set to open in the CBD later next month.

Bound for Bondi with a bit of ‘wow’ factor

PHOTO ESSAY: Local artist Johannes Pannekoek says he’s always in the process of creating something new and unusual, with his latest sculpture making its first appearance last week at Bondi’s 2017 Sculpture By the Sea.

Artist in residence with Tom Muller

Artist and curator Tom Muller says Fremantle, like many port cities worldwide, has a wealth of heritage and history.

Holyoake marches to the beat of a different drum

Holyoake has developed into an NFP with international reach and self-sustaining social enterprises, and Angie Paskevicius has played a major role.

Perkins ride raises more than $4m

This year’s MACA Ride to Conquer Cancer has raised $4.1 million to support work at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.

Tianqi builds on strong cultural foundation

Tianqi Lithium has taken further steps to strengthen its cultural ties to Western Australia with the announcement of a $5 million partnership with the Foundation for the WA Museum.

Percussionists go Kaboom in the basement

PHOTO ESSAY: Drumming duo Kaboom Percussion teamed up with events coordinator Ensembly to perform in the basement of CBD coworking space Studio Startup.

Artist in residence with Louise McKay

For artists of any kind, pursuing a passion and making full-time work out of it can be a tough gig.

Top fashion label to close

One of Perth’s most successful fashion designers, Melanie Greensmith, has announced she will close her Wheels & Dollbaby label after three decades in the business.

Country Arts launches collaborative programs

Country Arts WA has allocated $200,000 to each of three new arts initiatives to support and expand arts in regional Western Australia.

CEO lunch with Richard Pengelley

The Anglican Dean of Perth draws on his experience as an Olympic water polo player to help guide him as a leader and mentor in the church.

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