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The Perth Centre for Photography has found a new home in which it hopes to broaden its ambitions and refine its focus. The heritage-listed premises in West Perth offer long-term security for WA’s …

This month is a bittersweet one for science-fiction and fantasy fans, with the publication of the first Terry Pratchett book since the acclaimed author died in March.

As the lights slowly illuminate the big-top stage, a group of glowing, amphibious creatures emerge from a giant turtle-like skeletal structure, blinking in the dawn of time.

Morris Gleitzman’s Felix series is not filled with bums, farts or boogers to rally children to the page. Instead it takes an opposite, serious approach, chronicling the journey of a young boy who …

The art of flamenco is often marked by its inscrutable rhythms carrying the enduring spirit of its passionate gypsy people.

For Jessica Gethin, good things definitely come in threes. The Perth conductor has just secured her first international representation with leading agent Mindy Coppin. She was recently announced the …

Bertie Blackman knows she and her brother Felix are walking a fine line in cultivating the artistic legacy of their ailing father, the celebrated Australian painter Charles Blackman, through a series …

Virginia Woolf once wrote that memory was a capricious seamstress. Max Beerbohm, on the other hand, saw memory as “a great artist”, selecting and rejecting and shaping.

Joan London’s The Golden Age, shortlisted for the recent Miles Franklin and Stella prizes, last week broke through as the winner of the $30,000 Kibble Literary Award for Women Writers.

Mikaela Castledine’s artworks act as repositories for mother’s memories of early life in Burma.

Even though his 1999 Gilbert and Sullivan backstage comedy Topsy-Turvy is one of his most-cherished hits, Mike Leigh declared at the time he would never direct a G&S opera — or any opera.

He’s not quite the Hendrix of the pipe organ but 22-year-old Perth organist Alessandro Pittorino is proving just as flamboyant, virtuosic and groundbreaking as any rock god of the guitar.

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