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Minister Templeman wear VR goggles.

‘Game on’ at VR festival these school holidays

Jul 8, 2019
It is 'game on' these school holidays with Western Australia's first ever virtual reality festival kicking off today (July 6).

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Mrs Lawford-Wolf

Statement on the passing of Mrs Lawford-Wolf

Aug 14, 2019
Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Ben Wyatt has today expressed his deepest sorrow at the news of the passing of Mrs Lawford-Wolf, a Gooniyandi woman from the Kimberley's Fitzroy Valley.
Minister David Templeman with staff from the State Library of Western Australia.

Premier’s Book Award winners announced

Jul 26, 2019
The winners of the 2018 Premier's Book Awards were announced at the State Library of Western Australia tonight, marking the beginning of a new era for the annual awards.
Audience at the State Library’s Disrupted Festival of Ideas

State Library’s Disrupted Festival of Ideas on this weekend

Jul 26, 2019
This year the State Library's Disrupted Festival of Ideas will focus on the truth: can it be subjective, manipulated, changed by opinion and will it really set you free?
Minister Templeman wear VR goggles.

‘Game on’ at VR festival these school holidays

Jul 8, 2019
It is 'game on' these school holidays with Western Australia's first ever virtual reality festival kicking off today (July 6).
Art Gallery of Western Australia, exterior

New interim leadership team for Art Gallery of Western Australia

Jul 5, 2019
Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman has today announced a new interim leadership team will oversee the Art Gallery of Western Australia for a six-month period.
L-R: Jordan Gibbs (Culture Counts); Colin Walker (DLGSC); Professor Rick Cummings (Murdoch University); Marina Juesten (DLGSC); Michael Chappell (Culture Counts); Ben Fitzpatrick, Virginia Withers (City of Perth).

Culture Counts at IPAA awards

Jun 28, 2019
The department and the City of Perth have received an Achievement Award from the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) WA for developing a shared evaluation framework within the Culture Counts system.
2019 NAIDOC Music Awards

Nominate for the 2019 NAIDOC Music Awards

Jun 20, 2019
Western Australian Aboriginal music artists are invited to apply to the 2019 NAIDOC Music Awards.
Minister David Templeman singing at new Fremantle venue Freo.Social

Fremantle venue brought to life

Jun 13, 2019
An iconic Fremantle building has received a new lease of life after undergoing acoustic baffling and sound attenuation to reduce noise emissions.
East Pilbara Arts Centre interior

Investment into arts and culture supports regional growth

May 7, 2019
The new Regional Arts and Culture Investment Program (RACIP) will deliver almost $20 million in funding to regional Western Australia, including Kalgoorlie, over the next four years.
Anne ZAHALKA The Bathers 1989 c-type photographic print State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia Purchased 2013 © Anne Zahalka, 1989.

First tour for 20 years - State Art Gallery works go on the road

Mar 19, 2019
The first exhibition as part of the Regional Exhibition Touring Boost is opening soon.

Funding to boost safer venues

Feb 17, 2019
A major step has taken place to make Western Australia’s music venues safer, with a $60,000 investment from the State Government’s Contemporary Music Fund.
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