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AWESOME Arts is a not-for-profit contemporary arts company for young people. AWESOME aims to engage with young people under 12 through exciting, inspiring, accessible and challenging arts activities.
- Arts:Visual Arts
Vision, Mission and Values
Our VISION is for AWESOME to be internationally recognised as an innovative, dynamic platform through which children access and engage with the arts, nurturing values that endure into adulthood.
Our MISSION is to provide ever-expanding opportunities for Western Australia’s children to actively engage with, the arts, intensifying their connectivity with the broader world in which they live.
Our VALUES are predicated on our organisation’s imperatives. We are intent on offering ‘quality’, ‘impact’, ‘reach’ and ‘value’ for our children, their parents, and their educators. We value our ability to offer different ways of thinking about and ‘imagining’ our world. We value our ability to serve as a catalyst in inspiring children’s creativity.We value our role in promoting quality engagement with the arts that will have enduring benefits as today’s children move towards adulthood.
About the Company
AWESOME Arts is a not-for-profit contemporary arts company for young people. AWESOME aims to engage with young people under 12 through exciting, inspiring, accessible and challenging arts activities and programs. Based in the Perth CBD, AWESOME presents the annual AWESOME Festival, the Creative Challenge and Special Programs.
The AWESOME International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things is a showcase of the best and latest contemporary arts from around the world. Presented every November in the Perth CBD, The AWESOME Festival presents amazing, high quality arts activities and events for young people. The program is multi-faceted including new media, film, animation, contemporary dance, sculpture, installation and theatre.
Creative Challenge is presented through a two-week residency program in ten regional or remote Western Australian communities. Each year a different multidisciplinary arts project is developed and led by a team of professional artists with the focus being upon exploring identity, history, stories and environment.
AWESOME’s special programs run in both regional and metropolitan Western Australia. They focus upon building community capacity and sustainability through high quality arts development projects, residencies and activities.
[email protected] Glades is a new community arts development partnership with LWP Property Group. AWESOME artists will be working with young people living in the The Glades community, located south-east of Perth in Byford, to chart new ways of thinking about arts development and community empowerment, encouraging new homeowners to take stewardship of their community and instill a sense of place.
[email protected] is part of our partnership with LWP Property Group, AWESOME will be working in a mentorship role with Ellenbrook Arts, a progressive not-for-profit organisation promoting arts and cultural development in the wider Ellenbrook area. Ellenbrook, the most awarded new town in Australia, is located north-east of Perth, and is home to 20,000 residents. AWESOME will support and guide the arts staff in further developing and funding their own established community arts program.
AWESOME-For-All is a donor program enabling young Western Australians who are disadvantaged physically, economically, culturally or geographically, to participate in the annual AWESOME Festival and its workshops.
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Beverley Station Gallery and Platform Theatre is a multi-purpose cultural precinct in the centre of the wheat-belt town of Beverley adjacent to the railway.
Built in 1886 in the Victorian Tudor style, the Beverley Railway Station was the hub of activity when Beverley was an important stop on the Perth to Albany passenger line. Closed in October 1984, the Railway Station fell into disrepair, but after much hard work by both the community and council was beautifully restored in 2006.
In 2007, the Beverley Railway Station was the winner of the Heritage Council of Western Australia award for the Conservation of a place on the State Register of Heritage Places.
The Railway Station now displays the Beverley Council Art Collection and you can also buy work by local artists or talk with an artist in residence. Venture beyond the gallery to the Platform Theatre and see the amazing amphitheatre and stage, where many of the summer events are held in Beverley.
Black Maria Film Collective (BMFC) strives to be Perth’s definitive film and artistic hub; screening films and organising networking events for Perth's film and creative community.
Decibel is a new music ensemble based in Perth, Western Australia devoted to performing works that explore the nexus of acoustic and electronic instruments.
Pioneering unique electronic score formats and giving electronic music instruments a voice in the acoustic space, Decibel also arrange electronic works for live performance. Decibel are committed to Australian music and emerging Western Australian composers, as well as sharing important international works with Australian audiences.
Cat Hope (artistic director, flute and electronics)
Lindsay Vickery (reeds, programming and electronics)
Stuart James (piano, percussion, programming and electronics)
Tristen Parr (cello)
Aaron Wyatt (violin, viola)
Meet awesome prehistoric creatures, from cute baby dinos to some of the largest carnivores and herbivores that have ever walked the planet at the wildly acclaimed Erth's Dinosaur Zoo™.
- Type:State Focus
Erth’s dinosaurs are unmistakably ‘alive’ and mostly friendly in this fun, educational and unique performance that will delight all audiences from ages 5 years and up.
Get up close and personal with an amazing array of creatures from bygone eras. Learn how to feed and engage with Erth’s dinosaurs in a once in a lifetime interactive experience that connects young audiences to the real science of palaeontology.
We host flower based workshops in the Perth CBD on Saturday mornings, and Tuesday evenings. These workshops are designed for small groups of flower lovers with medium to no prior experience.
HOW DO I KNOW IF THIS WORKSHOP IS RIGHT FOR ME?
Our workshops are designed for people with zero to medium skills in floral arranging. Our approach is very conversational and relaxed. While we teach on a foundation of the organic and unstructured style Fox and Rabbit is so well known for – a strong emphasis is placed on finding your very own groove and personal style in floral construction.
If you love flowers and want to know more about working with them – this workshop is for you.
BUT WHAT IF I’M NOT CREATIVE?
It is our firm belief that everyone is creative. Some of us just have more practice at it than others. We are well-versed in bringing out the creativity in others, and have proven our above belief time and time again throughout our workshops.
We look forward to meeting with you and helping you discover the creative side you never knew you had, or put legs on what you already knew was possible, with the help of beautiful flowers.
Fremantle Arts Centre has an extensive program of fun, engaging art courses for kids and adults.
JAZZWA exists to promote and develop jazz and improvised music and musicians in all its forms, both within the music fraternity and the wider community.
Since its inception, the Association has earned an unrivalled reputation for the presentation of quality jazz events, and continues to work to serve artists, local government and the general community as a whole in the pursuit of the above objectives.
JAZZWA's objectives are generally met through a broad range across a broad range of Key Project initiatives:
Improvisation Camps and Educational initiatives;
6-concert series in association with WAAPA presenting professional musicians, recent graduates in a concert setting;
Regular Sunday night jam sessions at the Ellington Jazz Club;
production of compilation CDs for the promotion of WA jazz;
WA Regional Touring
development of regional mini-circuits for long-term sustainable regional touring;
development of opportunities internationally for WA jazz musicians.
MoveMe is a promotional body for contemporary dance in Western Australia.
- Arts:Performing Arts
MoveMe was created to lift the profile of professional contemporary dance performances presented in WA as part of the marketing and audience development plan initiated through Future Moves, a four year strategic plan to develop and invigorate contemporary dance in Western Australia.
The Government of Western Australia through the Department of Culture and the Arts allocated $1.6 million to the initiative being managed by Ausdance WA, STRUT dance and the Department of Culture & the Arts.
An internationally award-winning performance featuring acrobatic stunts and dangerous feats of grandeur from husband and wife duo, Tarrabelle and Rusty.
- Type:State Focus
ZAP Circus presents this hilarious, high-energy show which features an array of circus stunts including whip-cracking, hand-balancing, fire juggling, partner acrobatics, contortion, an extreme stunt finale and much more; all wrapped in bright and zany costumes!
Tuesday 30 April – Armadale
7pm, Armadale District Hall
Locally presented by City of Armadale & Roleystone Theatre Inc.
Wednesday 1 May – York
4pm, York Indoor Basketball Stadium
Locally presented by York CRC
Bookings: 9641 2328
Friday 3 May – Narrogin
6pm, Narrogin Town Hall
Locally presented by Arts Narrogin
Saturday 4 May – Darkan
5.30pm, Darkan Town Hall
Locally presented by Shire of West Arthur & West Arthur CRC
Information: 9736 2000
Tuesday 7 May – Gnowangerup
12pm, Gnowangerup Town Hall
Locally presented by Gnowangerup CRC
Bookings: 9827 1635
Thursday 9 May – Esperance
6pm, Esperance Civic Centre
Locally presented by Esperance Civic Centre
Bookings: 9071 0666
Tuesday 14 May – Mukinbudin
5pm, Mukinbudin Memorial Hall
Locally presented by Mukinbudin CRC
Bookings: 9047 2150
Thursday 16 May – Jurien Bay
5.30pm, Jurien Sport & Recreation Centre
Locally presented by Jurien Sport & Recreation Centre
Bookings: 0474 496 462
Saturday 18 May – Cue
6.30pm, Cue Shire Hall
Locally presented by Shire of Cue
Information: 9963 8600
Tuesday 21 May – Newman
6pm, The Square
Locally presented by Shire of East Pilbara
Information: 9175 8000
Thursday 23 May – Tom Price
5pm, Nintirri Centre
Locally presented by Nintirri Centre & Shire of Ashburton
Bookings: 9188 0500
Friday 24 May – Paraburdoo
4pm, Ashburton Hall
Locally presented by Shire of Ashburton, Rio Tinto & Karingal Neighbourhood Centre
Monday 27 May – Onslow
5.30pm, Thalanyji Oval
Locally presented by Chevron & Shire of Ashburton’s Working Together Onslow Program
Information: 9184 9301
Wednesday 29 May – Pannawonica
5.30pm, The Rocks
Locally presented by Shire of Ashburton & Rio Tinto
Friday 31 May – Dampier
6pm, Dampier Community Hall
Locally presented by Dampier Community Association
Bookings: 9183 1243
Tuesday 4 June – Nullagine
Locally presented by Shire of East Pilbara
Information: 9176 1008
Thursday 6 June – Marble Bar
6pm, Marble Bar Civic Centre
Locally presented by Shire of East Pilbara
Information: 9176 1008
Wednesday 12 June – Wyndham
3pm, Ted Birch Recreation Centre
Locally presented by Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley & Wyndham Youth Aboriginal Corporation
The mission of Shakespeare WA is to build a uniquely Western Australian classical repertory Theatre Company using the plays of William Shakespeare and his contemporaries as the foundation stone for our work. Shakespeare WA is committed to promoting excellence through performance and teaching that speaks to contemporary audiences of all ages and cultures throughout the State and beyond.
- Arts:Performing Arts
Shakespeare WA aims to introduce audiences to the arts, increase access to the arts, involvement in the arts and most importantly to promote active participation. Shakespeare WA is committed to providing “theatre for everyone” from every social stratum, and in particular, those who would not normally see the plays of Shakespeare.
Bringing entertainment to the people of Western Australia through the musical genius of Gilbert and Sullivan since 1951!
- Arts:Music,Performing Arts,Comedy
Named after Sir William Schwenck Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan, the mission of the Gilbert and Sullivan Society is to entertain audiences in Western Australia and to create opportunities for performing artists through the musical theatre works of WS Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan.
WA Poets Inc was set up in 2006 following the success of the inaugural 2005 WA Spring Poetry Festival. It was apparent that Western Australian poets wanted an organisation dedicated to providing resources and services to poets and poetry.
WA POETS INC AIMS AND OBJECTIVES:
§ Organise an annual local poetry festival that will promote local poets and improve their opportunities for professional development
§ Organise regular poetry events in association with other writing organisations to increase poets engagement with a broader public readership.
§ Develop online networks through a web-database of WA poets and WA Poets Inc members
§ Develop a resource base for Western Australian poets and poetry in the digital space which will include information on readings, competitions and opportunities.
§ Explore and promote publishing opportunities for WA poets and WA Poets Inc members
§ Raise awareness of WA poets and poetry locally, nationally and internationally
§ Provide opportunities to bring poets and the community together
§ Publish a quarterly online poetry and haiku journal that encourages and showcases developing, emerging and established poets’ work.
WA POETRY FESTIVAL AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
§ Introduce audiences to established and innovative artists of varying poetic traditions.
§ Develop a diverse, inclusive program that will provide opportunities for local poets to engage with and challenge their own craft.
§ Promote a poetry culture in WA that will promote local poets to improve their opportunities for professional development and their engagement with a broader public readership
As the peak body for writing and associated activities in WA, writingWA celebrates the achievements of our literary creators, provides a range of services to support emerging practitioners, and strives to bring West Australian writing to new audiences throughout this State and beyond.
A diverse membership base representing the entire value chain from creation (writers’ centres and groups, professional associations such as the Society of Editors and Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) to producers (publishers) and consumers (libraries, writers’ festivals, education providers, bookshops, etc) requires that writingWA understands and represents the needs of an extremely broad community.
The value chain also embraces emerging, established and elite writers – all of whom are of concern to writingWA.
Additionally, writingWA has an extremely large territorial responsibility, providing service delivery on a State-wide basis.
writingWA keeps our growing network of state-wide, interstate and international clients and colleagues informed of new West Australian publications and literary successes via a range of integrated digital communications products including writingWA's website and free fortnightly e-newsletter, writingWA's YouTube channel, and other networked social media.
writingWA receives principal funding from the Western Australian Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts, and from the Federal Government through the Australia Council, its art funding and advisory body.
Increasingly writingWA is reliant on the support of individuals within our community who share our passion and commitment to West Australian literature. Their donations enable writingWA to deliver programmes that would otherwise be beyond our reach. These individuals are our Literary Lions.
Based in Perth, Yirra Yaakin [Yir-raarh Yaarh-kin] exists to share Aboriginal stories. Established in 1993, our stories have reached 13 countries in five continents and won awards for our theatre, governance and our partnerships, including a prestigious Sidney Myer Award for its record of facilitating Indigenous artistic programmes.
- Arts:Performing Arts,Aboriginal
Yirra Yaakin, which means “Stand Tall” in Noongar language, has been producing and presenting an annual program of new Indigenous theatre and maintained a strong focus on education and youth programs since it’s inception.
More than 15 original youth-focused productions have been developed in that time, undertaking scores of residencies and workshops across WA.
The company has commissioned and premiered over 50 new theatre works. These include major Festival presentations such as WALTZING THE WILARRA, ONE DAY IN 67, ALIWAH, WINDMILL BABY and CRUEL WILD WOMAN. Contributing writers have included Dallas Winmar, Mitch Torres, David Milroy, Sally Morgan and Jim Holland.
The company is committed to producing and presenting a mixture of contemporary and classic Indigenous theatre, balanced with our existing community service and education programs.