Getting the chance to learn and develop skills in the arts can help young people thrive.

The Power of Learning the Arts

April 13, 2020

Students in schools across WA have been honing their creative skills for decades. It has a proven power to increase a child's brain function and learning ability. At America’s Princeton University,...

Harry Potter Society of UWA Quidditch Team. From left to right: Natalie Teasdale, Jason Gonsalves, Jessica Cant, Lauren Espinoza, Lachlan Tang, Dylan Turner.

The ‘Weasley Twins’ Coming to Perth

March 16, 2020

There’s been a buzz on social media recently with the announcement that Oliver and James Phelps, also known as the Weasley Twins, are coming to Perth this year. The Phelps brothers, who are real-life...

WAYJO honours Mace Francis

WAYJO honours Mace Francis

October 22, 2017

West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra - also known as WAYJO - is the premier youth jazz orchestra in Australia, nurturing young emerging jazz artists aged 14- 25 through programs that seek to develop life...

Celebrating 40 Years of Independent Radio

Celebrating 40 Years of Independent Radio

March 29, 2017

Independent radio station RTRFM 92.1 is celebrating 40 years of on air broadcast this year. The community station will hold special events throughout 2017, remembering its grassroots beginnings. Th...

Felicity McKay as the Angel in Black Swan's latest production by Tony Kushner.

Fury as arts funding slashed

May 23, 2016

The Confederation of Australian State Theatre Companies (CAST) has written an open letter expressing serious concern over budget cuts made to the Australia Council for the Arts, fearing the long-term impacts...

Gnome-where to run for SW attraction

Gnome-where to run for SW attraction

March 2, 2016

How Gnomesville started is for many a mystery although the legend featured on its website suggests it started when a local woman placed a gnome on a small plot of land near Dardanup as a decoration in...

City library opens amidst service funding fears 

City library opens amidst service funding fears 

March 1, 2016

City of Perth has opened its new $60m library and history centre this morning, which is set to become the city’s next iconic landmark. Acclaimed by Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi as the “lounge room”...

The beginning of the waterslide on St Georges Terrace

Plotting for Perth: Crazy ideas that put WA on the map

October 8, 2015

We are one of the most isolated places in the world, but Perth has become the home where wild and wacky ideas can come to life. This is where I blow the "Perth is boring" theory out of the water,...

Review: Looking into the eyes of The Wolfpack

Review: Looking into the eyes of The Wolfpack

September 8, 2015

'The Wolfpack' is a documentary film by Crystal Moselle, looking into the fascinating lives of the Angulo family who live in a small apartment on Lower East Side, Manhattan. The grandiose leader of...

The dark and twisted Carrie

Hard work prepares WAAPA students for upcoming season

August 25, 2015

After a hugely successful start to the year — with Much Ado About Nothing, Legally Blonde the Musical and numerous other successful shows — WAAPA is getting ready to go dark. The cult classic ‘Carrie...

Actors Richard Roxburgh, Radha Mitchell and Odessa Young on set of Looking for Grace.

Is the Australian film industry under threat?

August 19, 2015

‘Why does nobody want to watch Australian made films?’ is the question that repeatedly plagues our country’s film industry. Yet it seems the international community recognises the value of our...

Review: Iris—as colourful on screen as off

August 16, 2015

'Iris,’ is an uplifting and spirited documentary of the subtle observations of Iris Apfel: the legendary fashionista collector of New York, captured beautifully by the late great American documentarian...

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