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13 October 2017

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Culture and the Arts Grants Programs

Apply any time

Applications to the U-15k categories of the Community EngagementCreative DevelopmentAboriginal Arts, and Commercial Development Grants Programs are open year round.
 
Apply at least 25 business days before the planned project/activity start date.
 
Visit the website for more information and to apply.
 
See the Culture and the Arts Grants Key Dates Calendar for other important dates.


Emmy win for virtual reality project

Journey to the homeland of Martu elder Nyarri Nyarri Morgan

Image: Nyarri reclining. Photo Credit: Piers Mussared.
Image: Nyarri reclining. Photo Credit: Piers Mussared.

Virtual reality screen project Collisions has received international recognition at the 38th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards, winning the award for Outstanding New Approaches: Documentary.

Collisions is a journey to the homeland of Indigenous elder Nyarri Nyarri Morgan and his Martu people in the Pilbara desert. His story was translated and co-narrated by his grandson Curtis Taylor, a young filmmaker who was also Director's Attachment.

Collisions tells the story of the Maralinga atomic bomb testings, from the perspective of Nyarri Nyarri Morgan who witnessed the event firsthand - his first contact with Western culture.

The project has been shown across galleries and museums internationally, and was recently taken to Vienna, at the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Meeting at the United Nations. Click here to watch a video on the impact of Collisions screenings worldwide.

Click here for more information on the Collisions project


2018 Varuna Residency Fellowships

West Australian recipients announced

Recipients of the Varuna Residency Fellowships for 2018 have been announced, with West Australian writers David Allan-Petale and Nandi Chinna awarded places.

Donna Mazza is the recipient of the Mick Dark Flagship Fellowship for her short story collection Natural Deviations. This award is for a writer working on a manuscript of outstanding quality in environmental writing.

Click here to view the full list of winners


Screenwest seeks diversity in WA screen industry

Screenwest Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan

Late last month Screenwest launched the Screenwest Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan, along with a new Diversity Fund to help address the lack of diversity within the Western Australian screen industry, both on screen and behind the camera. 

The Diversity Fund provides funding to producers, organisations and individuals to help overcome barriers that prevent community members from under represented groups from participating in professional screen industry activities.

The event was held at DADAA’s new Fremantle hub, with a packed theatre of emerging and established WA filmmakers and members of diversity interest groups.

Click here for more information on the work Screenwest is doing in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion space

Image: (L-R) Janelle Marr Screenwest Chair, David Doyle DADAA Managing Director, Julianne Goss Australian Broadcasting Corporation National Manager Productions, ABC Studios & Media Production, Georgie McClean AFTRS Head of Strategy and Governance, Rikki Lea Bestall Screenwest Head of Development & Production, Ian Booth Screenwest Chief Executive Officer.
Image: (L-R) Janelle Marr Screenwest Chair, David Doyle DADAA Managing Director, Julianne Goss Australian Broadcasting Corporation National Manager Productions, ABC Studios & Media Production, Georgie McClean AFTRS Head of Strategy and Governance, Rikki Lea Bestall Screenwest Head of Development & Production, Ian Booth Screenwest Chief Executive Officer.
Events

Lucia di Lamermoor

West Australian Opera

Lucia di Lamermoor

Donizetti’s masterpiece Lucia di Lammermoor returns to His Majesty’s Theatre.
 
Betrayed by her brother and removed from her lover, Lucia is forced to marry a man she does not love. As the victim of a potent political game and long term family rivalry, Lucia’s heartache soon turns to utter madness.
 
This lavish production, with traditional costumes and iconic mad scene, is what made Dame Joan Sutherland a household name, and this time WA’s own Emma Pearson will be stepping into the shoes of the ill-fated lover.

Click here for more information on West Australian Opera's Lucia di Lamermoor

Lucia di Lamermoor

26 & 28 October, 2 & 4 November

His Majesty's Theatre
825 Hay Street, Perth


In Plain Sight

State Library of Western Australia

In Plain Sight

Imagine what queer relationships might have looked like in Western Australia’s past. Glimpse fleeting moments of intimacy and affection forever captured in historical photographs from the State Library of Western Australia’s heritage collection. Gaze upon clasped hands, entwined arms, subtle touches, and the closeness of bodies in this FREE exhibition.

Click here for more information on the State Library of Western Australia's In Plain Sight

In Plain Sight

17 October - 5 December

State Library of Western Australia
Perth Cultural Centre


Stand Up! for Comedy

Closing Mental Health Week's 50th Anniversary

Image: Comedians Werzel Montague, Emma Krause and David Tuffley at the State Theatre Centre of WA. Photo by Alison Rodrigues.
Image: Comedians Werzel Montague, Emma Krause and David Tuffley at the State Theatre Centre of WA.
Photo by Alison Rodrigues.

Hosted by local legend Werzel Montague and featuring a stellar line-up of some of Australia’s most hilarious comedians including Janelle Koenig, David Tuffley and Emma Krause, Stand Up! for Comedy will close Mental Health Week’s 50th Anniversary.

Mental Health Week aims to promote mental health awareness, encouraging people to connect with nature, connect with community, and connect with self for mental wellbeing. Part proceeds of ticket sales are reinvested back to community mental health, so Stand Up for Mental Health at Stand Up! For Comedy!

Click here for more information on Stand Up! for Comedy

Stand Up! for Comedy

Saturday, 14 October

State Theatre Centre of WA
174-176 William Street, Perth


Visitants: close encounters with remote Western Australia

Exhibition at FORM

Image: Colour mixing study series, Consuelo Cavaniglia, installation view at Sydney College of the Arts Galleries, 2017. Photograph by Ian Hobbs.
Image: Colour mixing study series, Consuelo Cavaniglia, installation view at Sydney College of the Arts Galleries, 2017.
Photograph by Ian Hobbs.

Upcoming FORM exhibition Visitants presents haunting renderings of remote Western Australia through the eyes of three strangers to the State's Pilbara region. Works by Perth-born, Sydney-based Consuelo Cavaniglia, Sydney-born, Perth-based Penny Coss and internationally-renowned Netherlands-based Berndnaut Smilde are linked by an aspiration to capture ephemeral states and fleeting environmental phenomena.

Click here for more information on the Visitants exhibition at FORM

From this moment on (detail), Penny Coss, acrylic on canvas, 2017. Photograph c/o the artist
Unflattened, Berndnaut Smilde, photomural, prism and light, 2012. Photograph c/o the artist

Images: (top) From this moment on (detail), Penny Coss, acrylic on canvas, 2017. Photograph c/o the artist; (bottom) Unflattened, Berndnaut Smilde, photomural, prism and light, 2012. Photograph c/o the artist.

Visitants: close encounters with remote Western Australia

20 October - 16 December

Opening night
6 - 8pm, Friday 20 October
RSVP for opening night at RSVP@form.net.au

FORM Gallery
375 Murray Street, Perth


Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures

Western Australian Museum and Art Gallery of Western Australia

Image: Karin Catt Heath & Movie Camera 2001 © Karin Catt Photographer
Image: Karin Catt Heath & Movie Camera 2001 © Karin Catt Photographer

Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures is opening soon, providing a unique insight into the life and career of the Perth-born actor.

Ledger worked with some of cinema’s great directors, actors and crews to achieve unforgettable performances in a range of genres. On display for the first time will be many of Ledger’s mementos, photographs and costumes including the Joker suit from The Dark Knight (2008), and the iconic shirts of Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist from Brokeback Mountain (2005). 
 
This exhibition has been curated by the Western Australian Museum and presented in partnership with the Art Gallery of Western Australia.

Click here for more information on Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures

Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures

14 October - 29 January 2018

Art Gallery of Western Australia
Perth Cultural Centre

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