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Upcoming events, news + opportunities
St George's Art is a premier annual event in art education in Western Australia, attracting schools from all sectors. Now in its 15th year, St George’s Art provides an outstanding opportunity for schools to present work by pupils in Years 10, 11 and 12, in the unique setting of Perth’s St George’s Cathedral.
Boon is smart. Really smart. He’s skipped four years of school, possesses a photographic memory and was playing Mozart and Beethoven aged two. So why is it so hard for him to wake up?
The City's annual prestigious Act-Belong-Commit Canning Art Awards provides upcoming artists, both youth and adults with the opportunity to exhibit their work to the wider community, as well as a chance to share in a huge range of sponsored cash prizes.
The new Six Seasons Gallery (named after the Noongar six seasons) is a space dedicated to the display and interpretation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art from the State Art Collection.
Disrupted Festival of Ideas is on again this year! Happening at the State Library of Western Australia 29 – 30 July, join leading big thinkers Tara Moss, Tiernan Brady , Kon Karapanagiotidis of Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) and more than 20 other agents of change in over 30 FREE events.
This workshop series offers young people aged 11 – 25 a chance to learn about the skills of the future with seventeen-year-old inventor, social entrepreneur and educational pioneer Taj Pabari and the Fiftysix Creations team.
Arteries by Ancestry is a bold investigation into queer relationships, hypermasculinity, and how our ancestors shape who we are.
The late Patricia Highsmith penned some of the most exhilarating suspense novels of all time, some becoming major cinematic adaptations including; The Price of Salt recently released as the ﬁlm Carol, The Talented Mr Ripley and Strangers on a Train. Now the acerbic author herself is centre stage in this edge-of-your-seat thriller by acclaimed Australian playwright Joanna Murray-Smith
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play, I Am My Own Wife is an examination of the life of German antiquarian Charlotte von Mahlsdorf. Born Lothar Berfelde, she killed her father when she was 12 years old, was sentenced to four years in juvenile prison and survived the Nazi and Communist regimes in plain sight as a transvestite.
Discover a passionate film-maker – admire a screen legend – celebrate a local hero.
This stage adaptation of the acclaimed Swedish novel and ﬁlm, Let the Right One In tells of a friendship between a boy and a centuries-old vampire. Oskar is a bullied lonely teenager living with his mother on a housing estate on the outskirts of town. Eli is the young girl who has just moved in next door. She doesn’t go to school and never leaves the ﬂat by day.
A desire to see young performers and artists discover and grow into their potential is the driving force behind The HotHouse Company, an innovative and engaging arts program that links people to industry professionals.
KSP Writers’ Centre is looking for horse-related short stories and poems from members and people who live within the Shire of Mundaring.
Express Media is delighted to present Tracks: a travelling pop-up program for young writers that brings the best of Express Media’s workshops, networking opportunities and special events to communities across Australia.
The City of Nedlands Emerge: Youth Art Awards is open to young people aged 12–25 years. Entries close Sunday 30 July.
KSP’s annual national short fiction competition offers cash prizes and certificates. We will also publish all WA youth winners in our end of year anthology. All contributors will receive a free copy at the launch in December.
KSP’s memoir competition is open to WA young writers only and offers cash prizes and certificates. We will also publish all winners in our end of year anthology, with contributors to receive a free copy at the launch in December.
KSP’s national poetry competition offers cash prizes and certificates. We will also publish all WA winners in our end of year anthology, with contributors to receive a free copy at the launch in December.
The 2017 state summit will provide you with an opportunity to connect with WA's regional arts sector and grow your networks.