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Fremantle Arts Centre hosts WA art spotlight

Posted: March 29th, 2016

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On Saturday April 9, Indigenous artists from across Western Australia will meet in Fremantle to highlight the diversity of Aboriginal art.

Revealed: WA Aboriginal Art Market is a special event hosted by the Fremantle Arts Centre, and will have textiles, ceramics, jewellery and more on display from Kimberley, Pilbara, Mid-West, Goldfields, Western Desert and Great Southern art centres.

The free event takes place between 10am and 4pm in the Centre’s Front Garden, and will feature carving demonstrations and weaving workshops.

The market is part of the WA State Government’s annual effort to showcase WA’s regional artistic communities.

More information can be found here.

Fresh opportunity for regional artists

Posted: March 8th, 2016

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writingWA has introduced the Hachette Mentoring Program for Regional WA Writers. The program is open to any resident of Western Australia’s nine regions (Gascoyne, Goldfields-Esperance, Great Southern, Kimberley, Mid-West, Peel, Pilbara, South West and Wheatbelt), and participants are asked to submit a manuscript for the chance to win a mentorship with Hachette publisher Sophie Hamley.

Entries may be fiction, non-fiction or young adult fiction. One manuscript will be selected every year, and the closing date for this year’s selection is 23 March 2016. You can find more information and the application form here.

Also, applications for the first round of the 2016 Country Arts WA Regional Arts Project Fund close on Friday 11 March. Amounts of up to $20,000 are available for community groups and a total of $15,000 is being made available for applications from individuals.

More information is available here.

The West Australian Indigenous Story Book

Posted: May 6th, 2014

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The Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia began West Australian Indigenous Story Book project since 2011. Four editions have been released so far; the Kimberley and Pilbara edition, the Perth and Peel regions edition, the Pilbara and Midwest edition and the Goldfields/Esperance and Great Southern edition.

Each edition is a collection good news stories from indigenous, and sometimes non-indigenous, people who have contributed to social, economic, health and environmental outcomes for their communities.

For more information or to access the stories visit the PHAIWA website.