Community & Arts

Wesfarmers and CSL top corporate philanthropy

Australia’s most generous corporate donors have been named in the inaugural GivingLarge report, with Wesfarmers and CSL receiving top billing.

Obscure venues provide opera diversity

From an asylum to a pool, Lost and Found Opera artistic director and co-founder Chris van Tuinen is bringing shows to unlikely Perth spaces.

Collaboration key for niche art works

Rick Vermey has been creating art since childhood, and recently found a niche producing integrated public works.

Grants for WA not-for-profit groups

Anglicare WA and UnitingCare West are among eight not-for-profit organisations nationally to have secured financial backing from Community Sector Banking, which has distributed $300,000 through its 2018 national grants pool.

Ned Kelly provides opportunity for AGWA

The Art Gallery of WA has welcomed an exhibition of works by Sidney Nolan in partnership with the National Gallery of Australia, providing an opportunity to showcase an existing historical collection of art.

Perth Festival primed for 2019

Perth Festival has released the first taste of its 2019 program, one day after festival sponsor Adrian Fini won a national award for his philanthropic work.

Restaurants pitch in to help homeless

Restaurants in the Brookfield Place precinct have combined resources in support of the annual Homeless Healthcare Soup Kitchen fundraiser.

Mona makes brand statement at Remix

Perth’s creative industries were challenged by diverse ideas in this year’s Remix Academy.

Bangarra takes on WA talent

Indigenous performing arts company Bangarra Dance Theatre will bring its production Dark Emu to Perth this month.

New hotels offer diverse art canvas

The city’s pipeline of hotel developments is providing immense opportunities for local artists and art dealers.

Collaborative take on indigenous theatre

The science-fiction comedy Skylab will premiere in Perth this August in a production that marks a first-time collaboration between Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company and Black Swan State Theatre Company.

Cool Change moving in

A new multi-gallery art space is set to open in the Perth CBD next month, as Cool Change Contemporary moves into the historic Bon Marche Arcade on Barrack Street.

Joint directors for Healthway and Lotterywest

The state government today announced a further aligning of Healthway and Lotterywest through the appointment of common board members, including former Labor health minister Jim McGinty.

And the award goes to … CinefestOZ

How did Australia’s richest film prize come to land in Busselton, a regional town with a population of just 38,300?

McCusker to chair Law Access

Former governor and practising barrister Malcolm McCusker has been appointed chairman of Law Access, following the retirement of founding director Adam Ebell.

Getting creative on firm funds footing

The financial performance of WA’s major arts organisations has fluctuated widely over the past year, research by Business News has found.

Canning keeps the culture coming

The opening of a new heritage-listed live entertainment space in Northbridge later this year is the latest example of Marcus Canning’s cultural impact on WA.

Whitehead to depart WASO

Craig Whitehead will step down from his role as West Australian Symphony Orchestra chief executive in November after 10 years in the position.

Howard Park finds natural fit

Howard Park Wines has signed up as a new sponsor for the West Australian Ballet’s upcoming season of Tchaikovsky and The Nutcracker, with the winery having deep roots in the art form.

Christie creates Perth’s next gallery

Respected South African-born artist and gallery owner Catherine Christie is on the cusp of launching a new gallery in Perth since moving to Western Australia five years ago.

Enriching aged care options

Legislative changes and a shift in service expectations have provided the ideal platform for a major Western Australia-based national aged care provider to launch its rebrand.