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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.

Anglicare invites corporates to dinner

The community services group is attempting to stand out from an overcrowded corporate charity market with a new offering.

Lotterywest funds concern

WA arts organisations are aiming to broaden their revenue streams amid falling income for Lotterywest.

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.

Ray of hope for Freo homeless support

St Patrick’s Community Support Centre has been feeding Fremantle’s homeless for more than 40 years, but in tough economic times it’s hoping solar energy provider Solar Luna will cut utility costs in a bit to keep its doors open.

Solid report card for ‘50 Lives 50 Homes’ project

A report into an innovative project to provide sustainable housing for the city’s homeless has found significant social and economic benefits across its first 12 months of operation.

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.

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