Copy
ARTalkWA eNews

22 December 2017

News

Events

News

Release of the Writing Sector Review Final Recommendations

Available now on the Research Hub

Image: ‘Shades of Grey’ by Denise V. Brown.
Image: ‘Shades of Grey’ by Denise V. Brown.

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) has released its Writing Sector Review Final Recommendations, marking the completion of an extensive review of the WA writing sector which commenced in 2016.

In late 2016, a private sector consultancy was engaged to undertake a review of the sector under governance of an independent reference group with expertise in writing sector development.  The consultant’s report and reference group’s recommendations were released for public comment in July 2017.

The reports were open for public consultation until 9 October 2017, with submissions received by email, online through Survey Monkey and via a focus group with four writers’ centres.

Results of the public consultation have been incorporated into DLGSC’s Writing Sector Review Final Recommendations, available now from DLGSC’s Culture and the Arts Research Hub.

Questions on the Writing Sector Review can be directed to researchca@dlgsc.wa.gov.au 


Collie Art Prize

Open for applications

2018 Collie Art Prize

Applications are open for the Collie Art Prize. With a $63,500 total prize pool and a first prize of $50,00 cash, this is the largest singe art prize throughout regional Australia. Entries close 12 January 2018.

Click here for more information on the Collie Art Prize

Alina Tang chosen as Harmony Week 2018 artist

Celebrating WA's multicultural community

Harmony Week 2018

Perth designer and artist Alina Tang has been chosen as the Harmony Week artist for 2018. Alina's artwork was chosen from a number of submissions and will be used to promote and enliven the celebrations.

Harmony Week runs from 15 to 21 March every year and is a time to get involved and take part in the many celebrations of WA’s unique multicultural community. 

Colourful Harmony Week banners featuring Alina’s artwork will brighten Kings Park Road from 11 to 25 March 2018, as part of the Street Banner Project. 

Alina's parents are Vietnamese refugees who came to Australia in the 1980s. Her immediate family is linguistically diverse, speaking Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, and English at home.

Click here for more information on Harmony Week 2018


The Corsini Collection gift packages

Give the gift of Art this Christmas

Image: Sandro Botticelli and workshop (Italian, b. c1445, d.1510) Madonna and Child with Six Angels c1500 Tempera and oil on board, 165 x 165 cm (framed), 143 cm (diameter). Galleria Corsini, Florence
The Corsini Collection

Surprise someone with a journey through Italian art this Christmas. Select from one of the special A Window on Italy – The Corsini Collection: Masterpieces from Florence exhibition gift packages or gift an AGWA membership and receive the many member benefits included.

Tickets purchased online will be sent electronically and the catalogue or journal picked up from the Gallery.

To have your purchase gift wrapped, visit the Shop when in the Gallery, or call +61 8 9492 6712 or email shop@artgallery.wa.gov.au

 

Image: Sandro Botticelli and workshop (Italian, b. c1445, d.1510) Madonna and Child with Six Angels c1500 Tempera and oil on board, 165 x 165 cm (framed), 143 cm (diameter). Galleria Corsini, Florence


JS Battye Memorial Fellowship

Open for applications

JS Battye Memorial Fellowship

Applications are now open for the James Sykes Battye Memorial Fellowship, which aims to enhance an understanding of WA, through research based on the State Library’s heritage collections, particularly the Battye Library.

The Fellowship honours the legacy of librarian and historian James Sykes Battye, Chief Librarian of the State Library of Western Australia from 1894-1954. 

State Library partnership with Minderoo Foundation

A new partnership between the State Library of Western Australia and Andrew and Nicola Forrest's Minderoo Foundation has been forged to deliver a unique project in 2018-19.

Entitled From Another View, the project will retrace and reinterpret Sir John Forrest's 1874 trek from Geraldton to Adelaide. 

Click here to read the media statement on the State Library partnership with Minderoo Foundation

Premier presents $300,000 Lotterywest grant to honour Anzac sacrifice

Premier Mark McGowan today presented a $300,000 Lotterywest grant to the City of Albany to support an immersive art installation honouring the service and sacrifice of the Anzacs.

Field of Light: Avenue of Honour by Bruce Munro will see 13,000 shining glass spheres light up the road approaching Albany's Anzac Centre in whites, yellows and golds - the colours of Australia and New Zealand's national flowers.

Click here to read the media statement on the Anzac art installation in Albany

Events

Rothschild Prayer Book

Exhibition, Masterclass & Lecture at the State Library of WA

Illuminating the World of the Rothschild Prayer Book - Lecture by Professor Michelle P. Brown

Professor Michelle P. Brown, Professor Emerita of Medieval Manuscript Studies at the University of London, presents the world of medieval illuminated manuscripts, their makers and readers, in the context of the famous Rothschild Prayer Book. This beautiful 16th century Renaissance masterpiece is a jewel in the Kerry Stokes Collection in Perth.

6pm, Tuesday 23 January 2018

Free event, bookings required

State Library Theatre, State Library of WA

Reading Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts Professional Masterclass by Professor Michelle P. Brown

Professor Brown will share her expertise in a Masterclass for the collecting sector, students and scholars. The Masterclass will examine manufacturing techniques and contexts for the commissioning and making of illuminated manuscripts from late antiquity to the early 16th century. Professor Brown will relate the principles established in the making of illuminated manuscripts to the early printed book and into the electronic age.

9:30am - 4pm, Wednesday 24 January 2018

Bookings required

Great Southern Room, State Library of WA

Illuminating the World of the Rothschild Prayer Book

Discover the secrets of the Rothschild Prayer Book, one of the world’s most important medieval illuminated manuscripts. The illuminations are presented page by page using the most detailed digital reproduction techniques. Accompanying the interactive digital display will be a showcase of several very early printed bibles from the State Library’s collection. Presented in partnership with the Kerry Stokes Collection.

24 January - 25 February

Free exhibition, no bookings required

The Nook, State Library of WA


FRINGE WORLD Festival

Tickets out now

Image: The Gold Digger in The Perth Cultural Centre, at FRINGE WORLD Festival 2017. Photo by Matthew Parker.

Have you got your tickets for FRINGE yet? The full program is out now!

Click here for FRINGE WORLD tickets, vouchers and more information

 

Image: The Gold Digger in The Perth Cultural Centre, at FRINGE WORLD Festival 2017.
Photo by Matthew Parker.


Last days to catch PICA's exhibitions

Closes 24 December 2017

Image: Jess Tan, luxury waste and contained emotions, 2016-17. sad balloon, garden weed, earthenware clay, amethyst, PVC plastic, 118 hand sewn tears filled with glitter, glass ash tray and debris from install. Image courtesy of Jessica Quinnell.
Image: Jess Tan, luxury waste and contained emotions, 2016-17. sad balloon, garden weed, earthenware clay, amethyst, PVC plastic, 118 hand sewn tears filled with glitter, glass ash tray and debris from install. Image courtesy of Jessica Quinnell.

This weekend is your last chance to catch PICA’s current exhibitions, I don’t want to be there when it happens, the curatorial debut by Senior Curator Eugenio Viola and Remedial Works curated by Andrew Varano.

For more information visit pica.org.au

Exhibitions close Sunday, 24 December 2017

Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts
Perth Cultural Centre


Fenians Fremantle & Freedom Festival

First Irish cultural festival of its kind in Australia

Fenians Fremantle & Freedom Festival

The inaugural Fenians Fremantle & Freedom Festival, is a ten-day celebration of Irish culture and influence in Australia. The festival is inspired by the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the last convict ship to Australia, the Hougoumont, that landed in Fremantle on 10 January 1868, carrying 62 Irish Fenian prisoners.
 
The Festival features music, literature, readings, performances and visual arts. 

Click here for more information on the Fenians Festival

5 - 14 January 2018

Various venues throughout Fremantle


Summer School Holidays

Culture and Arts activities

Dinosaur Discovery

Still looking for things to do these School Holidays?


Check out our Summer School Holidays Guide in the previous ARTalkWA eNews edition here.

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 © 2017 Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
communications@dca.wa.gov.au 

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 andrea.prestini@dca.wa.gov.au
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