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A scene from the installation TIME • RONE showing a commerical sewing room, with a young woman's portrait on the wall.

World-renowned street-artist’s Perth exhibition

Jun 27, 2024
A must-see attraction this winter — Perth welcomes an immersive art exhibition by globally acclaimed street artist Rone in the latest cultural event supported by the State Government.

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An indoor gymnastics studio with gymnastics training equipment.

Former WAIS gymnasts to be offered acknowledgement payments

Media release

The WA Government will offer acknowledgement payments to gymnasts who suffered physical and/or emotional harm while taking part in the Western Australian Institute of Sport (WAIS) Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) coaching program that ran from 1988 to 2016.
Historical photo, Circa 1916 showing Aboriginal people gathering at the Carrolup Settlement for food distribution

New database establishes links to former Aboriginal settlement

Media release

We've released a searchable database of the men, women and children admitted to Carrolup Settlement between 1915 and 1922, and those who passed away and were buried at Carrolup or the nearby Katanning Cemetery up until 1949.
2 basketball players shooting goals with text:  Hoops Fest Perth

🏀 Slam dunk! Perth welcomes Australia's largest basketball festival

It's a slam dunk for Perth, with the city being confirmed as the host of the inaugural HoopsFest event, Australia's largest basketball festival.
Portrait photo of Robert Taylor, board member, Arts and Culture Trust

New appointment for the Arts and Culture Trust Board

The Arts and Culture Trust is pleased to welcome a new member to our Board.
Sidney North practicing calisthenics on a dance floor and in a jewelled dance costume

Volunteer becomes Western Australia’s first qualified recreational calisthenics coach

The Calisthenics Association of Western Australia celebrates progressive step towards developing future of sport.
Mina Mina by Renita Brown Nungurrayi © Renita Brown Nungurray

2024 Reconciliation Week Street Banners are up

Media release

Organisations and local governments across metropolitan Perth and regional WA have once again joined together in a stunning display of unity through the annual Reconciliation Week Street Banners Project.
Photo of award winners holding framed certificate in front of a banner and curtain

Event recognises volunteering excellence in the Great Southern

Media release

Two highly respected volunteers in the Great Southern community have been recognised for their contribution to the local sporting community at an awards night in Albany.
Wongi man Johnny Grey, also known as Pannican, is one of the many Trackers featured in the database. Considered one of the best Trackers of his time,  Pannican worked for the police in the Laverton-Leonora area from 1942 to 1962.

Tracking down the history of WA’s Aboriginal Police Trackers

Media release

The names and details of more than 400 Aboriginal men who played a crucial role in tracking and wayfinding for Western Australian Police between 1931 and 1954 have been released.
Learning to pour a beer behind the bar

Longer trading hours for fans to enjoy football championship

Media release

Applications are now open for pubs and bars in Western Australian to stay open longer and serve liquor while showing televised matches of the upcoming UEFA EURO 2024 Championship.
Primary school students stand with Olympic athletes Jayde Taylor and  Trent Mitton

Hockey Olympians unleashed in Goldfields inspiring next generation of future stars

WA Hockey stars and Olympians Jayde Taylor and Trent Mitton recently visited the Goldfields to motivate and inspire young locals as part of the Olympics Unleashed program.
A crowd of people watch and listen to a band on a stage , surrounded by large trees.

Words, song, photos and music all part of regional vitality

Media release

A writers’ festival, multicultural celebrations, a photography project and a pub full of sea shanties are among the activities funded in the latest round of regional arts grants.
A crowd at the Perth 2024 ISPA Conference are standing a clapping

WA to host Australian Performing Arts Market

Media release

The Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) will be hosted in Western Australia for the first time in the major event’s 30-year history.
A small group of Aboriginal people sit on the ground painting on an unstretched canvas

Funding to support connection to country in WA communities

Media release

The State Government’s Connecting to Country grant program is continuing to support Western Australia’s Aboriginal people and organisations to transfer knowledge between generations and preserve culture – 20 projects will each receive up to $25,000 this year.
Woman leans over desk and shakes the hand of a man visiting her office

Funding to establish the Office of the Local Government Inspector

Media release

The first stage of establishing the proposed new local government inspector and monitors will get underway, with the State Government allocating $702,000 in the State Budget to begin planning and establishing this new office that will prevent and address dysfunction in local government in WA.
DLGSC Director General Lanie Chopping pictured with winners of inaugural Best Australian Short Film Competition

The May edition of the CAtch-up is out now!

The May edition of the CAtch-up, our regular newsletter for the culture and the arts sector, is now available online.
A small group of people are looking at Aboriginal art works on the wall in an art gallery

Emerging talent in spotlight for Revealed 2024 art exhibition

Media release

When Revealed 2024 opens its doors on 9 May, visitors to the Aboriginal Art Exhibition at Fremantle Arts Centre will have the opportunity to see more than 150 pieces from some of WA’s finest First Nations artists.

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