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Arts and Culture

Positively pink in Abqaiq

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Valli Batchelor joins forces with Abqaiq organisations to bring a message of peace, perseverance and joy to the Friendly City.

Shuan Hern Lee - 2014 AMP Tomorrow Maker

Friday, 12 December 2014

Shuan Hern Lee, at 12 years old, is the youngest applicant to win the AMP Tomorrow Fund Award for 2014 with a goal to inspire more young people to appreciate classical music. Shuan Hern is one of just 47 inspirational Australians selected from 5600 applications to be named AMP 'Tomorrow Makers'. The winners - including writers, medical researchers, dancers, inventors, disability advocates, social innovators, athletes and adventurers - received AMP Tomorrow Fund grants to help them take their dreams to the next stage and make a difference in our community.

Image: Munggurrawuy Yunupingu

Yirrkala Drawings

Thursday, 11 December 2014


Yirrkala Drawings is a stunning visual articulation of Yolgnu stories, history, culture and knowledge boldly told through hundreds of crayon drawings on brown paper.

UWA's YouTube success

Friday, 28 November 2014

We’ve heard a lot about UWA being a Top 100 university. In a pleasing development UWA’s YouTube channel has burst into the country’s top 100 corporate channels of the past year (to August 2014).

Billy and the Fridge still

‘Billy and the Fridge’ a big hit

Friday, 28 November 2014

Congratulations to Kamsani Bin Salleh, whose production team won two awards at the annual Faculty of Arts' Media and Communication showcase 2014 for their short film "Billy and the Fridge' - the Multimedia Centre Award for Best Production, and The Chair of Media and Communication Award for Most Innovative Film. 

The film was produced for the COMM3002 Communication Studies Project unit, semester 2 2014. The showcase was held at Somerville Auditorium on November 20 and it featured the 10 best films produced in the unit this year. 

Wendy Martin

Wendy Martin to lead Perth International Arts Festival

Thursday, 27 November 2014

The former head of theatre and dance at the Sydney Opera House who now works for one of the world's leading performing arts centres has been appointed artistic director of Perth International Arts Festival, founded by The University of Western Australia.

Aarne Neeme

New Fortune Theatre turns 50 and fabulous

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

The second New Fortune lecture-performance was delivered on Friday 14 November 2014, the year of the Theatre's 50th Anniversary, by acclaimed director Aarne Neeme at The University of Western Australia.

Bryzlyn Lilac Sin receives prize for most promising performing artist of the year

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Petite pianist Bryzlyn Lilac Sin obtained three first prizes in three sections at the 27th Joondalup Eisteddfod in September, being named most promising performing artist of the year and receiving a cash cheque of $1500 at the winners' concert held at Sacred Heart College.

Twelve year old Joshua Noronha wins first place in Moscow music competition

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Twelve year old pianist Joshua Noronha won first place at the International Russian Rotary Children's Music Competition in Moscow, receiving the prize of US$3000. The competition, held in September 2014, is for children under the age of thirteen. Joshua is the first Australian to win this competition.

Joondalup Eisteddfod Winners' Concert 2014

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

The 2014 Joondalup Eisteddfod took place over four weekends in August at RNDM Performing Arts Centre, Sacred Heart College. Over 1600 performers took part across 82 sections. The Eisteddfod culminated in a winners' concert, held Saturday 6 September - a very enjoyable and varied program showcasing some of the talented musicians involved in the competition.