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Artbank

Established in 1980 by the Australian Government as an arts support program, Artbank is the largest buyer of contemporary Australian art in the country.

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Now part of the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport, Artbank promotes Australian culture and the enjoyment of living with Australian art by making the collection available for rent and reinvesting its revenues back in to the collection.

Artbank focuses its support on emerging artists providing access through the collection to the country’s most exciting developments in contemporary visual arts.

With over 10,000 contemporary artworks for rental, Artbank offers flexibility and cost-benefits, enabling you to affordably enhance your work and your home while actively supporting contemporary Australian artists.

Artbank offers an exceptional selection, from paintings and photography, to contemporary craft, sculpture and Indigenous art. The collection has some­thing to suit every person and place, showcasing artworks by some 3,000 of the country’s most inspiring artists. 

Western Australian Cricket Association

The WACA is a sports stadium in Perth, Western Australia. WACA are the initials of its owners and operators, the Western Australian Cricket Association.

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  • Sports:Cricket

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The WACA is a sports stadium in Perth, Western Australia. WACA are the initials of its owners and operators, the Western Australian Cricket Association.

The WACA ground has been the "home" of cricket in Western Australia since the early 1890s. The first Test match was played at the ground in 1970. The WACA is the home ground of Western Australia's first-class cricket team, the Western Warriors and the local KFC Twenty20 Big Bash franchise, the Perth Scorchers. The women's cricket team known as the Western Fury plays in the Women's National Cricket League.

The pitch at the WACA was regarded as one of the quickest and bounciest in the world. These characteristics, in combination with the afternoon sea-breezes which regularly pass the ground (the Fremantle Doctor), have historically made the ground an attractive place for pace and swing bowlers. The ground has seen some very fast scoring – as at January 2012, four of the seven fastest Test centuries had been scored at the WACA.

Throughout its history, the ground has also been used for a range of other sports, including athletics carnivals, Australian rules football, baseball, soccer, rugby league, rugby union, international rules football. However, recent years have seen most of these activities relocated to other venues. It has also been used for major rock concerts. 

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