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Ministerial media statements - The Hon. John Day BSc BDSc MLA - 2011-17

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21 Sep 2017
Collie Art Gallery has launched Australia's richest country art prize in a bold move to make the coal mining town a regional centre for the arts.
21 Sep 2017
Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman has announced that the Goldfields Arts Centre will continue to operate thanks to a new deal being negotiated between the McGowan Government and the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
11 Sep 2017
The McGowan Labor Government will further invest in the cultural industries in WA, providing $7.5 million towards the Art Gallery of Western Australia's rooftop activation project. An additional $2.5 million will go towards the acquisition of contemporary Western Australian, Australian and international art through the TomorrowFund.
07 Sep 2017
Western Australia's popular and evidence-based early literacy program, Better Beginnings, has been awarded a prestigious 'Best Practice Honoree' in the 2017 Library of Congress Literacy Awards.
07 Sep 2017
In February 2018, the Art Gallery of Western Australia will become home to works from the private art collection of eminent Italian family, the Corsinis.
29 Aug 2017
Western Australians are invited to volunteer as dinosaur 'keepers' for the blockbuster 'Dinosaur Discovery: Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous' exhibition which opens in Perth next month.
29 Aug 2017
The McGowan Government has secured funding for the highly successful 'Better Beginnings' early literacy program, as part of a State Government commitment to early literacy.
29 Aug 2017
Premier Mark McGowan, Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman and Planning Minister Rita Saffioti joined key representatives from the creative industries to strengthen working relationships between industry and government to create jobs.
19 Jul 2017
A central energy plant in the Perth Cultural Centre is set to reduce the energy use and carbon emissions of the cultural buildings by up to 40 per cent from 2020.
04 Jul 2017
Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman today released the findings of an impact report detailing the social and economic impacts of the 2017 Fringe World festival.