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Different objects (such as animals and a gramophone) from museums on a yellow background with the words, 'Uncover WA's surprising collections on your next adventure'

Step right in, WAnderland is waiting

Jun 15, 2022
For the first time, thousands of rare and remarkable items in museums, cultural centres and private collections across Western Australia have been brought together in a new online portal.
A cork board with photos, Swan Lager coaster, old letters and a drawing

WA Reflections is back for season two

Jun 10, 2022
After a successful debut season, the State Library of Western Australia and Screenwest are partnering to produce season two of 'WA Reflections — Our History Rediscovered'.
A man wearing a cowboy-style hat in front of a petrol station browser and a billboard reading, 'Mystery Road'

Detective Jay Swan to return to our screens with Mystery Road: Origin premiering on ABC TV

Jun 7, 2022
The third instalment of the much-anticipated series — Mystery Road: Origin — is set to premiere on ABC TV at 8.30pm on Sunday 3 July, with all six episodes available to binge watch on ABC iview.
Reconciliation Week

Reconciliation Week street banners have rolled out across WA

May 27, 2022
The Reconciliation Week Street Banner project is in its 11th year with a record number of banners flying across prominent locations in regional and metro Western Australia.
Illustration of positive and diverse Aboriginal people. Be Brave. Make Change. National Reconciliation Week 2022.

National Reconciliation Week kicks off in WA

May 27, 2022
The State Government is proud to join this year's National Reconciliation Week, challenging all Western Australians to consider the 2022 theme of 'Be Brave. Make Change'.
Stars of Kid Snow - Billy Howle, Phoebe Tonkin and Tom Bateman

UK actors in Kalgoorlie and Perth for first feature film production since WA border reopened

May 27, 2022
Well-known UK actors have touched down in the Goldfields-Esperance region for the first feature film production in Western Australia since our border reopened, with production of Kid Snow made possible thanks to major investment from the State Government.
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Changes to application deadlines for some culture and the arts grants

May 24, 2022
There are some important dates to remember if you’re planning to apply to some of the department’s culture and the arts grant programs.
How to Please a Woman promotional poster showing a woman smiling with a man washing a wall with no shirt

WA feature film ‘How to Please a Woman’ hits cinemas nationally

May 20, 2022
Western Australian writer/director Renée Webster and producers Tania Chambers and Judi Levine have premiered their locally produced feature film 'How to Please a Woman' in cinemas across Australia.
Cast of Shipwreck Hunters Australia standing around a round table with a map

WA Documentary series Shipwreck Hunters Australia to premiere on Disney+

May 20, 2022
A documentary series featuring epic shipwreck stories along the Western Australian coastline will premiere on Disney plus in the coming months.
White text on red background reading, 'National Volunteer Week 2022 Better Together 16-22 May 2022'

National Volunteer Week underway for 2022

May 16, 2022
Australia's largest annual celebration of volunteering, National Volunteer Week (16 to 22 May 2022), is underway for 2022.
An artists impression of the Perth Cultural Centre

Perth Cultural Centre Masterplan released

May 15, 2022
The State Government has allocated an additional $15 million in funding to deliver an expanded redevelopment of the Perth Cultural Centre (PCC).
Montage of actors from the movie 'Where all the lights tend to go'

US feature film coming to WA for post-production

May 11, 2022
The State Government's commitment to developing Western Australia's screen industry is supporting incredible productions being drawn to WA.
Page reviewed 27 January 2021