Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries - ARTalkWA eNews

18 April 2018




DLGSC Culture and the Arts Grants

Open now

Community Engagement U-15k
Creative Development U-15k
Aboriginal Arts U-15k
Commercial Development U-15k

Apply at least 25 business days before the planned project/activity start date.

Regional and Remote Touring Fund

Apply at least 60 business days before the planned project/activity start date.

Closing soon

Raise the Roof

Applications close 19 April 2018.

See the Key Dates Calendar for other important dates.

Visit the website for more information and to apply. 


Spare Parts Puppet Theatre gets an upgrade

David Templeman and Simone McGurk standing in front of the Spare Parts Puppet Theatre.

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre has been reopened with a new exoskeleton at their Fremantle venue. 

The Short Street building was closed in June 2017 after water damage was discovered in the basement under the stage. 

Read more on Spare Parts Puppet Theatre's upgrade.

Image: Minister for Culture and the Arts, the Hon. David Templeman and Fremantle MP Simone McGurk at the reopening of the venue.

Armelle Davies receives Minderoo Editorship

Image of Armelle Davies wearing a striped top.

Armelle Davies has secured the inaugural Minderoo Editorship with Fremantle Press.

The three-year program is designed to foster new Western Australian publishing talent by helping entry-level editors develop editorial and project management skills in all genres. Davies will work closely with Fremantle Press’ publishers across every aspect of the editorial process, including copyediting, proofreading and book production.

Read more on the Minderoo Editorship.

Revealed: WA Aboriginal Art Market

A stand at the Revealed Art Market 2018. A young girl looks out from behind the desk.
A young man wearing a grey t-shirt and a woman wearing a scarf and black patterned top stand together. Artwork is hung up behind them.
Two young children sit on the grass in front of artworks.

West Australian Aboriginal artists travelled from across the State for the Revealed: WA Aboriginal Art Market at the Fremantle Arts Centre earlier this month.

In its 10-year history, Revealed has featured almost 400 WA Aboriginal artists, has been experienced by more than 50,000 people, and has generated almost $1.5 million in sales.

If you missed the art market, you can still check out spectacular works from new and emerging WA Aboriginal artists at the Revealed exhibition, on now until 20 May 2018 at the Fremantle Arts Centre.

Check out more images from the Revealed: WA Aboriginal Art Market.


Image: Revealed Art Market 2018. Photography by Jessica Wyld. Courtesy of Fremantle Arts Centre.

New West Australian book release

Book cover of Dianne Wolfer's In the Lamplight. It is a blue book with a picture of a nurse with a man with a bandage around his head.

In the Lamplight by Dianne Wolfer
Fremantle Press

From fighting for the right to vote to nursing conscripted young men, Rose’s life changes forever when World War I arrives in the peaceful English village of Harefield.

Arriving just in time for Anzac Day, In the Lamplight is the third book in Dianne Wolfer’s 'Light' trilogy. The first two; Lighthouse Girl and Light Horse Boy inspired Black Swan State Theatre Company’s production of The Lighthouse Girl which is currently touring regional WA.

Read more about In the Lamplight.


The Cunning Little Vixen

Promotional image. 'The Cunning Little Vixen' is written in white over a black and white image of a woman. Artists wearing white and red outfits perform on stage.

For the first time the passionate and vibrant music of Janáček comes to West Australian Opera with The Cunning Little Vixen.

Be transported to the forest and follow the beautifully touching tale of the vixen, Sharp Ears, as she navigates her way through life in captivity and life in the wild. Meet all the whimsical forest creatures and the not so whimsical humans.

This is a great event for first time opera-goers as the show is suitable for ages nine years and older and is completely in English!

Read more on West Australian Opera's The Cunning Little Vixen.

21 - 28 April

His Majesty's Theatre, 825 Hay Street, Perth

An Enchanted Forest

Promotional image. 'An Enchanted Forest' is written over a cartoon blue and green abstract design.

In celebration of The Cunning Little Vixen, the West Australian Opera has turned Garden City Shopping Centre into An Enchanted Forest these school holidays with free operatic workshops including Singing Classes & Theatrical Make Up Workshops for kids.

Read more on An Enchanted Forest.

On now until 22 April 2018

Garden City Shopping Centre, 125 Riseley St, Booragoon

Major Gifts Masterclass

Edge of an abstract globe. 'MAJOR GIFTS MASTERCLASS' is written in the corner.

As part of their ongoing skills development program for the arts sector, Creative Partnerships Australia is presenting a masterclass on fundraising for major gifts and capital campaigns.
The full-day masterclass is for fundraising, philanthropy and development executives, leaders and managers of arts organisations who are looking to grow or establish a major gifts campaign.

Read more on the major gifts masterclass.

9:30am - 5:00pm, 3 May 2018

Cliftons Perth, 191 St Georges Terrace, Perth


Hero image from Western Australian Orchestra's Journeys. Emmalena Huning is pictured wearing red and holding a violin.

Western Australian Youth Orchestras will unveil its 2018 Perth Concert Hall season this May with a musical journey of orchestral masterpieces from Ravel’s hypnotic and explosive Boléro to Mussorgsky’s masterpiece, Pictures at an Exhibition.

Emmalena Huning, WAYO’s very own 17 year old string sensation and 2017 National Youth Concerto Competition finalist, will perform Korngold’s Hollywood film-style Violin Concerto in D.

Read more on Journeys.

5:00pm, 27 May 2018

Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Terrace, Perth

The Lighthouse Girl

Daisy Coyle performing on stage in The Lighthouse Girl.

Image: Lee Griffiths Photography.

Black Swan State Theatre Company's The Lighthouse Girl has embarked on its tour of regional WA. 

The Lighthouse Girl is a Western Australian story set in Albany, adapted by WA writer Hellie Turner. It is based on the award-winning novels from Albany-based author Dianne Wolfer.

Find out more on The Lighthouse Girl's regional tour.

7:30pm, Thursday 19 April
11:30am, Friday 20 April
Albany Entertainment Centre

7:30pm, Tuesday 24 April
Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

7:00pm, Friday 27 April
Cummins Theatre, Merredin

7:00pm, Tuesday 1 May
Matt Dann Theatre & Cinema, Port Hedland

7:30pm, Thursday 3 May
Red Earth Arts Precinct, Karratha

7:30pm, Saturday 5 May
Broome Civic Centre

School holidays at the Art Gallery of WA

Coloured in Emblem.

A Window on Italy – The Corsini Collection: Masterpieces from Florence.The Art Gallery of WA have a bunch of activities on these school holidays, as part of 

Follow the Family Art Trail, hear from Glenn Swift Storyteller Extraordinaire and have a photo taken in Renaissance Florence at the Portrait Palazzo. Kids can also visit the Imagination Room to design their own family emblem.

Find out more on these school holiday activities.

Image: Design your Own Emblem, Harry, age 8.

On now until 29 April 2018

Art Gallery of WA, Perth Cultural Centre

Margaret River Region Open Studios

'Margaret River Region Open Studios' is written on a white easel in front of a splatter of colour.

The largest open art studios event in Australia, the Margaret River Region Open Studios is back in 2018!

More than 130 artists from Busselton to Augusta will open their studio doors to the public, to share their latest works in progress, recent creations and chat about their art during this 16-day event.

Read more on the Margaret River Region Open Studios.

28 April - 13 May 2018

Throughout the Margaret River region, from Busselton to Augusta

The Department acknowledges the Aboriginal peoples of Western Australia as the
traditional custodians of this land, and we pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Contact Us

Copyright © 2018 Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is: 

Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
PO Box 8349 
Perth Business Centre
WA 6849

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

This email was sent to
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries · PO Box 8349 · Perth Business Centre · Perth, WA 6849 · Australia

Email Marketing Powered by MailChimp