He is the new guy in town, but not so new in the art space.
When The Perth International Arts Festival (PIAF) announced they were looking for an energetic, innovative and creative leader to further build the festival’s success, they didn’t need to look any further than Nathan Bennett.
Nathan, the new Executive Director of PIAF, has been making waves in the arts industry for over 15 years.
Energetic, passionate and with a fearless drive for making arts happen, he wants to bring the highest quality artistic experiences to the festival audiences.
The AMEB (WA) sponsors the Perth Speech and Drama Festival every year, and has done so almost since its inception. The Festival is run by the Speech and Drama Teachers’ Association of WA and has just celebrated its 21st birthday. It is open to all students of the Association’s members and attracts about 500-600 entries annually, from year 3 to Open level. The AMEB sponsorship helps with financing the prizes given to the entrants.
The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematics Sciences (EMS) and 12 student ambassadors from the Faculty embark on a unique trip on Thursday 22 June, to explore Western Australia’s remote Broome region. The students will promote computing, engineering and mathematical sciences to high school students in the Kimberley while supporting the annual school sports carnival, the Kimberley Cup.
Eight-year-old Hannah Wang, from Western Australia, recently won first prize at an international piano competition that was held in France in April, 2017. Placed in the Age 8 – 12 Category, Hannah performed 10 mins of solo recital music including Three Part Invention No. 11 by Bach, and Sonata Hob XVI/23 (1st Movement) by Haydn and Lark by Glinka.
Dr Darren Jorgensen, Senior Lecturer at UWA’s Design School, became interested in Indigenous art when a friend came back from the desert with a roll of paintings.
Just returned from Europe, when Darren saw the Papunya Tula paintings from a remote Aboriginal community he realised they were as remarkable as the paintings he had been studying in Paris.
Darren was in his 30s then and embarrassed to admit he’d missed one of the most interesting aspects of his own country. It was this cultural awakening that shaped much of what he researches and teaches today.
The University of Western Australia has been awarded platinum status and listed in the top 15 for LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) inclusion at the 2017 Australian LGBTI Inclusion and Diversity Awards.
Researchers at The University of Western Australia and Deakin University will partner WA’s key cultural institutions including the Museum, State Library and Art Gallery, as well as the British Museum, to investigate the State’s collection of historical items from pre-colonial to modern times.