Community & Arts

Passing on the magic of puppetry

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s broad community appeal is clear as it heads towards its 40th year in the business, with former artists and audience members regularly returning to its shows.

Earbus gets the message out

The Earbus Foundation of WA has been recognised for its charity work and business structure.

Holmes a Court to chair AGWA

The state government has announced Janet Holmes a Court will replace Sam Walsh as chair of the Art Gallery of WA, amidst uncertainty around the future of chief executive Stefano Carboni.

McKenna resigns from Screenwest

Seph McKenna has unexpectedly resigned as chief executive of Screenwest, only nine months into his five-year term.

Designers plan global assault

SPECIAL REPORT: Asia and the US are the big targets for Perth designers who hope to break onto the world stage.

Jessica Gomes grows to Asia

SPECIAL REPORT: China and South Korea are key targets for Jessica Gomes as she seeks to take her skincare business into Asia later this year.

Magadza to run arts body

A former artistic director of the Perth Festival is returning to Western Australia to become executive director of the Chamber of Arts and Culture WA

Southern Plus, Hall & Prior unveil aged care facilities

A wave of investment in the WA aged care sector has continued, with Southern Plus opening a luxury care facility in the same week as Hall & Prior announced it would proceed with a $60 million redevelopment.

New chair for Museum Foundation

The Foundation for the WA Museum has appointed two new members to the board, with Nev Power set to become its chair.

Collision between art and biology

Ionat Zurr and Oron Catts’ upcoming exhibition Biomess is literally living proof of the creative opportunities available when the state’s cultural institutions relax their usual aversion to risk.

Sustainable, collaborative giving

The growth of giving circles such as 100 Women and Impact100 WA is demonstrating that the model is a sustainable pathway for philanthropy.

Funding for WA not for profits

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

SwanCare invests to meet demand

Retirement living and aged care provider SwanCare has developed facilities and services to adapt to a growing industry.

Art alive in Activated walk

As the latest step in its goal to create community connection in Perth, not-for-profit group Activate Perth has launched an Activated ArtWalk to celebrate the opening of the Matagarup Bridge at Optus stadium.

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.

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.