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A group of people socialising on the balcony at His Majesty's Theatre.

Stunning heritage balconies at His Majesty’s Theatre open

Feb 13, 2023
For the first time in 70 years, the beautiful wrap-around balconies that were a prominent feature of the original façade of His Majesty's Theatre have been reinstated, ready for Western Australians to enjoy again.

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DLGSC Director General Lanie Chopping (centre) presents the prize for the West Australian Short Film Category — won by won by Kyle Thistlethwaite, Nicholas Verryn, Nadine Barry and Taylor Finch for ‘Verge Collection’

Prize-winning short films hit the big screen at Rooftop

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Australia’s best short film makers were recognised last night at the awards for the Best Australian Short-Film Competition.
Cast and crew with Ministers Templeman and Dawson on  the film et

Stan Original comedic crime thriller filmed in WA outback

Population 11, the first Stan Original Series to be filmed in Western Australia, will premiere on 14 March.
L-R: Birthright cast members Michael Hurst, Maria Angelico, Linda Cropper and Travis Jeffrey with writer/director Zoe Pepper. Photo credit: Emma Vickery.

Perth Hills the scene of the latest WA film production

Production of WA feature film Birthright kicks off production today in the Perth Hills.
Woman reading a book in a library.

Calling all writers – the WA Premier's Book Awards open for entries

Western Australian writers are being urged to enter the 2024 Western Australian Premier's Book Awards, which have opened for books published or self-published in 2023.
Image credit: Ben Yew, The Smallest Stage, Produced by Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre

The Smallest Stage wins big

A recipient of our regional arts funding program has just been recognised as the Best Mainstage Production at the 2023 Performing Arts WA Awards.
Photograph: Image is Minister Templeman, Carolyn Turnbull from Tourism WA, Producer James Grandison from Arenamedia, Rikki Lea Bestall, Screenwest CEO on the set of The Surfer

It’s a wrap for WA production of The Surfer starring Nicolas Cage

As filming for the psychological thriller The Surfer wraps up in the South West this week, figures are coming to hand showing the flow on economic benefits to the region from the State Government supported production.
Audience at the Silent Disco in the Pleasure Garden lit up with lights

It's show time: FRINGE is back to delight summer audiences

The FRINGE WORLD Festival will return in 2024, with the government providing a significant funding boost to help deliver more than 500 events this summer.
A film crew filming actors on a car inside a studio

Forward works begin on screen production facility

Forward works will begin at the site of Western Australia's new screen production facility located along Marshall Road, to the south of Whiteman Park, near the Malaga METRONET station precinct.
An illustration of a boy reading in the clouds with animals, a lighthouse and  a rocket around him to show imagination.

Chapter closes on 2023 Premier's Reading Challenge

Students from across Western Australia have read a total of more than 363,000 books in just 4 months — a new record for the Premier's Reading Challenge.
Waringarri Arts Community Nights and Wirnan Performances teach young people about their culture

Funding supports successful cultural and arts alliance in Kimberley

More than $1 million in additional funding over 4 years has been approved for the successful Wirnan Cultural Engagement and Learning Project involving 6 art centres in the Kimberley.
Portrait photographs of Daisy Ridley and Zak Hilditch

Great Southern region setting for new film starring Daisy Ridley

Western Australia’s Great Southern region will provide a stunning backdrop for a survival-thriller film featuring international star Daisy Ridley (Star Wars sequel trilogy).
Collaborative painting on Country, Ngurra Kutjuwarra (On Country, Together), Warlayirti Artists Aboriginal Corporation, Great Sandy Desert, Western Australia 2021. Photo by Lucinda White

Applications for Community Recovery Grants Program now open

The Department of Local Government, Sport, and Cultural Industries is actively supporting the Community Recovery Grants Program, which is aimed at assisting communities affected by the events associated with ex-Tropical Cyclone Ellie.
Arts Minister David Templeman and a woman take a selfie in a crowded room

Supporting a thriving arts and culture sector in WA

With the aim of ensuring a thriving cultural and creative industry, the State Government is providing organisational funding to Western Australia's peak arts and culture body, the Chamber of Arts and Culture, over the next 2 years.
A montage of promotional photographs of King Ibis and Adrian Dzvuke. King Ibis is standing together with red and green light shone on them. Adrian Dzvuke is reclining on a stool in a side profile.

2 local bands win golden opportunity to support Coldplay

2 Western Australian artists have been handed a rare career-boosting opportunity to support Coldplay at their upcoming sell-out Perth concerts.
A promotional banner for The Best Australian Short-Film competition

Roll cameras, it’s time to share your stories and filmmaking talents

Submissions for The Best Australian Short Film Competition are now welcome with entries closing 22 January 2024.
Portrait of Ted Snell

Vale Professor Ted Snell, AM CitWA

Professor Ted Snell was known to everyone in the Perth arts community.

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