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21 May 2018
The $396 million new Western Australian Museum, currently under construction and due to open in 2020, will offer free entry to children.
18 May 2018
In 1874, John Forrest set out with a party of five men, including Aboriginal trackers Tommy Windich and Tommy Pierre, on a trek from Geraldton to Adelaide to explore the 'real nature' of the Western Australian interior.
11 May 2018
The refurbishment of His Majesty's Theatre is set to continue, following the McGowan Government's $6.5 million investment to maintain the world-class venue for opera, dance and theatre.
10 May 2018
The McGowan Government has welcomed the announcement of Iain Grandage as the next Artistic Director of Perth Festival for 2020 to 2023.
30 Apr 2018
The McGowan Labor Government has announced a $3 million fund to support homegrown contemporary music artists - an industry that boosts the economy and creates thousands of jobs for Western Australians.
27 Apr 2018
Appointment brings greater State representation to national body The McGowan Government has welcomed the announcement of long-time arts stalwart Sam Walsh AO, as the new chair of the Australia Council for the Arts.
27 Apr 2018
Homegrown feature film Breath, based on acclaimed Western Australian author Tim Winton's novel of the same name, is on track to delight cinema audiences when released in WA on May 3, 2018.
05 Apr 2018
Western Australian Aboriginal artists will travel from across the State for the Revealed: WA Aboriginal Art Market this Saturday (April 7).
05 Apr 2018
With Anzac Day fast approaching, audiences across regional Western Australia will get the opportunity to enjoy the acclaimed Lighthouse Girl production.
22 Mar 2018
At Manning Library on Tuesday 20 March, the Minister for Culture and the Arts celebrated World Story Telling Day with the launch of reading materials designed to develop literacy skills of infants with vision impairments.