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1 September 2017

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Cultural industries consortium to focus on job creation

Premier Mark McGowan, Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman and Planning Minister Rita Saffioti joined key representatives from the creative industries recently, to strengthen working relationships between industry and government to create jobs. 


Click here to read the media statement on the cultural industries consortium
Early literacy a priority for McGowan Government

The McGowan Government has secured funding for the highly successful Better Beginnings early literacy program.





Click here to read the media statement on the Better Beginning early literacy program
Dinosaur 'keepers' sought for new Perth exhibition

Western Australians are invited to volunteer as dinosaur 'keepers' for the upcoming Dinosaur Discovery: Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous exhibition, which opens in Perth later this month.

Click here to read the media statement on the upcoming dinosaur discovery exhibition

CULTURE AND THE ARTS (WA) GRANTS PROGRAMS

APPLY ANY TIME


Applications to the U-15k categories of the Community Engagement, Creative Development, Aboriginal 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 (WA) Grants Key Dates Calendar for other important dates.


COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT GRANTS PROGRAM 15K-PLUS

NOW OPEN


The Commercial Development Grants Program provides project funding to assist WA-based creative businesses to develop their commercial potential, increase business viability and extend market reach. Applications are open for the annual 15k-Plus category (grants over $15,000). Refer to the program handbook for more information on this program.


ARTS AND CULTURE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA

RELEASE OF 2017 ARTS MONITOR


Arts and culture in Western Australia 2017. Fact sheet and survey report available on the Research Hub

An independent survey has been undertaken since 2001, focusing on attendance levels for arts and cultural activities, public support and attitudes toward the arts, and the role arts and culture plays for West Australians and their communities.

Click here to access the 2017 fact sheet and survey report on the Culture and the Arts (WA) Research Hub


ART MUSIC AWARDS

2017 WINNERS ANNOUNCED


The 2017 winners of the Art Music Awards were announced at an industry celebration in Sydney last week.

West Australian winners included Tura New Music, with the Award for Excellence in a Regional Area for their 2016 Regional Program.

Jazz pianist and composer Tom O'Halloran was awarded Jazz Work of the Year for Now Noise, an album composed for his group Memory of Elements (Moe).

Daniel Susnjar was the recipient of the WA Award for Excellence in Jazz for his work Help You Along Your Way.

The Art Music Awards 2017 are presented each year by APRA AMCOS and the Australian Music Centre. They recognise achievement in the composition, performance, education and presentation of Australian art music.

Click here for the full list of Art Music Awards 2017 winners

Events

COLOURS OF OUR COUNTRY

OPENING SOON


Colours of our Country Aboriginal art exhibition. Image: Jill Churnside. Photo credit: Rio Tinto.
Image: Jill Churnside. Photo credit: Rio Tinto.

Rio Tinto is presenting the Colours of our Country Aboriginal art exhibition for the twelfth time this September, showcasing works by highly collectible artists from Western Australia’s Pilbara region.
 
In 2017, a collection of more than 310 paintings and artefacts from Pilbara-based Aboriginal artists will be on show and available to purchase.
 
During the first week of the exhibition, you can meet two artists-in-residence, Jill Churnside and Wendy Warrie, who will explain their creativity process and sources of inspiration.
 
Some of the exhibiting artists develop skills and their arts practice collectively under the umbrellas of Yinjaa Barni Art, Roebourne Art Group, Cheeditha Art Group and Bornugorndi Artefacts. Independent artists from Roebourne, Pannawonica and Tom Price have also contributed to this year’s exhibition.

Colours of our Country

9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday
4 September - 15 September 2017

Central Park building foyer
152 - 158 St George's Terrace, Perth

Click here for more information on the Colours of our Country exhibition

Colours of our Country Aboriginal Art Exhibition. Image: 'Country in Bloom' by Jill Churnside.
Image: 'Country in Bloom' by Jill Churnside

ENERGIES: HAINES & HINTERDING

EXHIBITION OPENING


David Haine and Joyce Hinterding Geology 2015. Courtesy of PICA.
David Haines The Wollemi Kirlians 2014. Courtesy of PICA.

David Haines and Joyce Hinterding’s practice is a kind of multisensory science fiction. Through their works, the artists encourage the audience to marvel at the wonders of the universe and reimagine the everyday world as a place buzzing with invisible energies, curiosities and sensations.

Curated by Anna Davis, the collaborative exhibition spans experimental, digital, electronic and traditional media and brings together interactive cinema, installation, sound, video, sculpture, photography and drawing.

The exhibition is organised and toured by Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.

Energies: Haines & Hinterding

2 September - 29 October 2017

Opening night
6:30 - 8:30pm, Friday 1 September

Jet Stream - Artist Talk
Presented by David Haines and Joyce Hinterding 
3 - 4:30pm, Saturday 2 September

PICA
51 James Street, Northbridge

Click here for more information on Energies: Haines & Hinterding

Images: (top) David Haines and Joyce Hinterding Geology 2015, Installation view, Energies: Haines & Hinterding, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, 2015; (bottom) David Haines The Wollemi Kirlians 2014.
Images courtesy the artist and Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydey © the artist. Photographs: Christopher Snee.


UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS PRESENTED BY THE WA MUSEUM

OPENING SOON


Dinosaur Discovery: Lost Creatures of the Creataceous

This Spring, get ready for two spectacular exhibitions presented by the Western Australian Museum.
 
The Museum’s most popular exhibition ever - Dinosaur Discovery: Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous - is heading back to Perth this month.
 
Dinosaur Discovery will feature 23 life-size animatronic models of some of the most extraordinary creatures ever to walk the Earth, including two magnificent Tyrannosaurus rex.
 
It will also feature cutting-edge augmented reality experiences, a digital dinosaur track encounter and dedicated kids activities to encourage learning and discovery.

Dinosaur Discoveries: Lost Creatures of the Creataceous

20 September 2017 - 28 January 2018

Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth

Click here for more information and advance ticket purchases for Dinosaur Discoveries: Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous

ESCAPE FROM POMPEII THE UNTOLD ROMAN RESCUE 22 September - 4 February WA Maritime Museum Book now - museum.wa.gov.au

New international exhibition Escape from Pompeii: the untold Roman rescue will go on display at the WA Maritime Museum in Fremantle.

The exhibition focuses on the untold story of the Roman navy’s dramatic rescue attempt, ordering ships into the heart of the danger whilst everyone else fled Mount Vesuvius’ devastating destruction.
 
Objects on display range from small, delicate items to large, heavy stone reliefs, and replicas of body casts, gathered from six institutions across Italy. There are also extracts from Pliny the Elder’s Natural History which provides an insight into the ancient Roman's rich and varied lifestyles before the events of 79 AD.
 
The exhibition is developed in association with the Australian National Maritime Museum, Expona and Contemporanea Progetti.

Escape from Pompeii: the untold Roman rescue

22 September 2017 - 4 February 2018

WA Maritime Museum
Victoria Quay, Fremantle

Click here for more information and advance ticket purchases for Escape from Pompeii: the untold Roman rescue


TELSTRA PERTH FASHION FESTIVAL

STARTING SOON


Telstra Perth Fashion Festival 6-17 September 2017
Telstra Perth Fashion Festival (TPFF) kicks off 6 September. Click here to check out the TPFF 2017 program and to purchase tickets
 
Photographer: Penny Lane; Stylist: Teagen Sewell; Model Michaela Bennett @ Chadwick Models;
Makeup Director: Carol Mackie for Artists@Play; Hair Director: Melissa Gesualdo for L'Oreal Professionnel.

SPRING SALON: ART + OBJECTS

EXHIBITION AT THE YORK FESTIVAL


South Fremantle art gallery Artitja Fine Art will be taking part in the York Festival this month, showcasing the finest in Australian Aboriginal art in SPRING SALON: Art + Objects.

Artitja Fine Art specalises in art from remote communities, as far away as the Tiwi Islands and the central and western deserts.

This exhibition will feature art and objects from remote communities, with a special feature including workshops by Noongar Bush Sculptor and weaver, Janine McAullay Bott.

SPRING SALON: Art + Objects

9 - 24 September 2017

Exhibition Opening
2pm, Saturday 9 September

Gallery152
152 Avon Terrace, York


Noongar Bush Sculpture workshops

1 - 4pm, 16 September
10:30am - 1:30pm, 17 September

CWA
154 Avon Terrace, York

Click here for more information on the Artitja Fine Art exhibition in York

Janine McAullay Bott Frill neck lizard 54x45x30cm
Daisy Kemarre Ross My Mothers Country 61x61cm
Images: (top) Janine McAullay Bott Frill neck lizard 54x45x30cm;
(bottom) Daisy Kemarre Ross My Mothers Country 61x61cm.

LOOKING GLASS

ARTIST TALK


Gregory Pryor. Photo: Eva Fernandez.
Don't forget - Gregory Pryor will be giving a FREE Artist Talk from 2 - 3pm next Saturday, 9 September as part of the Looking Glass exhibition at the Art Gallery of Western Australia.
 
Image: Gregory Pryor. Photo: Eva Fernandez.

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