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16 May 2018

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DLGSC Culture and the Arts Grants

Community Engagement U-15k
Creative Development U-15k
Aboriginal Arts U-15k
Commercial Development U-15k

Apply at least 25 business days before the planned project/activity start date.

Regional and Remote Touring Fund

Apply at least 60 business days before the planned project/activity start date.

See the Key Dates Calendar for other important dates.

Visit the website for more information and to apply. 

Online Grants system temporary closure


We're making some important changes, and the Online Grants system will close from 4pm, Thursday 5 July until 9am, Tuesday 17 July 2018 for service improvements.

Visit the website for more information or contact the Grants and Programs team.


Revitalisation of His Majesty's Theatre continues

His Majesty's Theatre lit up.

The refurbishment of His Majesty's Theatre is set to continue, with the 2018-2019 WA State Budget including funding for the installation of an orchestra pit lift and improvements to the foyer and other public areas. 

Following a shut-down period last December and January, His Majesty's Theatre received a much-needed auditorium update. The carpets and the 20-year old seats were replaced, and the walls received a new colour scheme.

Read more on the His Majesty's Theatre upgrades.


Iain Grandage announced as next Perth Festival Artistic Director

Perth Festival logo image

Iain Grandage will be the next Artistic Director of Perth Festival for 2020-2023. This appointment marks the first composer and the first Perth-raised and educated Artistic Director in the festival's 65-year history. 

Read more on Iain Grandage's appointment.


Goldfields-Esperance Touring Circuit

The band the Tapping Stickz standing in a line in front of a building.
The band Grand Casual standing together at the beach.

Local music acts and regional communities both felt the positive impacts of WAM’s Goldfields-Esperance Touring Circuit last month. Over 600 people attended four free shows headlined by Lenora-based act 'The Tapping Stickz' and Esperance three-piece 'Grand Casual' in Esperance, Norseman, Kalgoorlie, and Leonora.

Read more on WAM's Goldfields-Esperance Touring Circuit.

 

Images: (top) The Tapping Stickz; (bottom) Grand Casual. Courtesy of WAM. 


New West Australian book releases

Cover of The New Fortune Theatre - That Vast Open Stage

The New Fortune Theatre - That Vast Open Stage
Edited by Ciara Rawnsley and Robert White
UWA Publishing


The New Fortune Theatre at the University of Western Australia is an exact reconstruction of the Fortune Playhouse built in London in 1600.

Built in 1964, the New Fortune Theatre has attracted the attention of theatre historians from around the world. Celebrating the rich history of the theatre, this book traces its romantic origins and debates the scholarly issues raised by such an historically significant theatre.

Read more about The New Fortune Theatre - That Vast Open Stage.

Cover of Afternoons with Harvey Beam

Afternoons with Harvey Beam
Carrie Cox
Fremantle Press


As a young man, Harvey Beam got the hell out of his hometown, confirming his suspicions that you can successfully run away from your problems.

But after forging a big-city career in talkback radio, Harvey is now experiencing a ‘positional hiatus’. The words aren’t coming out right, Harvey’s mojo is fading and a celebrity host is eyeing his timeslot.

Read more about Afternoons with Harvey Beam.


Great Western Woodlands Photo Competition

Poster for the Great Western Woodlands Photography competition

The Wilderness Society are inviting WA photographers to take part in the Great Western Woodlands Photo Competition. 

The competition is open to photographers of different levels with three open categories including junior, amateur and professional.

Submissions close 5 October 2018.

Read more on the Great Western Woodlands Photo Competition.

Events

WAM Song of the Year Awards Party

Song of the Year Awards Party Poster

The WAM Song of the Year Awards Party kicks off tonight, celebrating the best in original West Australian songwriting!

The award nominees, an exciting and diverse mix of artists, will be vying for a slice of the record-breaking $45,000 in prizes on offer over 16 categories.

Check out the nominees of WAM's Song of the Year 2017/18 or purchase your tickets to tonight's Awards Party.

6:00pm 16 May 2018

Fly By Night Musicians Club
Victoria Hall Building, 179 High Street, Fremantle


Fremantle Arts Centre's Winter Exhibitions

Rachael Dease, Like Embracing Ice (Ytre Norskøya Votive #11) (detail), 2017. Photography by Rachael Dease
Caspar Fairhall, Iceberg, 2017, oil on Belgian linen, 203 x 203cm each
Paul Hinchcliffe,The infinite possibilities of a life not lived (project 12), 2004, acrylic paint on calico, pine, 39 x 31 x 1.5cm. Image courtesy of the artist. Donated by Mary Harrison Hill, 2016
Semiconductor, Black Rain installation view at Earth: Art of a Changing World, Royal Academy, London, 2010. Image courtesy of Francis Ware Royal Academy of Arts

Fremantle Arts Centre present their new Winter Exhibitions later this month, featuring works from West Australian artists Caspar Fairhall, Rachael Dease, and UK artists Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt, better known as Semiconductor.

Running alongside the Winter Exhibitions, Gifted features a selection of art works donated to the City of Fremantle Art Collection by local art collector Mary Harrison Hill. 

Read more on Fremantle Arts Centre's Winter Exhibitions.

Opening night 6:30pm 25 May 2018
Exhibitions continue until 15 July 2018

Fremantle Arts Centre
1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle

Images (clockwise from top): Rachael Dease, Like Embracing Ice (Ytre Norskøya Votive #11) (detail), 2017. Photography by Rachael Dease; Paul Hinchcliffe,The infinite possibilities of a life not lived (project 12), 2004, acrylic paint on calico, pine, 39 x 31 x 1.5cm. Image courtesy of the artist. Donated by Mary Harrison Hill, 2016; Semiconductor, Black Rain installation view at Earth: Art of a Changing World, Royal Academy, London, 2010. Image courtesy of Francis Ware Royal Academy of Arts; Caspar Fairhall, Iceberg, 2017, oil on Belgian linen, 203 x 203cm each.

3.3

Image by Mark Howett.

Presented by Ochre Contemporary Dance Company, 3.3 portrays a successful Indigenous dancer, on the brink of an international career, thrown into a holding cell because of his skin colour and torn between two cultures. Ian Wilkes dances the feature role, choreographed and originally created by Indigenous dance legend Michael Leslie who performs with him in this new adaptation.

Read more on 3.3.

26 May - 3 June 2018

Subiaco Arts Centre 
180 Hamersley Road, Subiaco


Behind the Corsini Collection

AGWA Curator of Historical and Modern Art Melissa Harpley leading a tour of The Corsini Collection exhibition.
Image: AGWA Curator of Historical and Modern Art Melissa Harpley leading a tour of The Corsini Collection exhibition.

Don't miss your opportunity to go behind the scenes with the Art Gallery of WA and see what goes into curating an international exhibition such as A Window on Italy – The Corsini Collection: Masterpieces from Florence

Read more on this Behind the Scenes event.

6:00pm Monday 21 May 2018

The Art Gallery of WA, Perth Cultural Centre

The Department acknowledges the Aboriginal peoples of Western Australia as the
traditional custodians of this land, and we pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

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