Applecross Senior High School has been running their Gifted and Talented Art program for 50 years. In that time, many of their graduating students have gone on to achieve significant status in the art and business world.
Applecross Senior High School will be exhibiting artwork by the students from the Gifted and Talented Visual Art Program and the Visual Art Department, to be opened by previous student, and awarded artist, Anya Brock.
In Cahoots: artists collaborate across Country is an expansive exhibition of new work taking over FAC’s galleries. The works are the result of 18 months of artists’ residencies in remote and regional Aboriginal art centres across Australia.
Artists from six key Aboriginal art centres have invited leading independent artists – both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal – from around the country to work with them. The resulting collaborative artworks are significant, striking and bold in their inventive use of materials.
Featuring sculptural works, installations and films drawing together the ideas of artists from diverse backgrounds, In Cahoots presents a range of fascinating, potent collaborations happening across Country today.
Varuna's Copyright Agency Fellowships for First Nations Writers are open to all writers, published or unpublished, who are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and are currently living in Australia.
Varuna will award four Copyright Agency Fellowships in 2018. Each fellowship includes:
A week’s residential fellowship including accommodation, private writing space, and full board.
A one-on-one mentoring consultations with Dr Peter Minter, Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Sydney, as well as a writing consultation with a Varuna consultant.
A publishing appraisal from Magabala Books, Australia’s leading Indigenous publisher, for any work that you complete as a result of this fellowship, available for up to 18 months following the period of your fellowship.
Applications for the 2018 residency program will close midnight on 15 December 2017 (AEST), and results will be available on the Varuna website by 20 January 2018. You will be able to take your fellowship between March and August 2018.
The Hope Prize, the Brotherhood of St Laurence’s national short story competition, is open for entries.
The Hope Prize encourages writers to explore people's resilience in the face of poverty and disadvantage, to look beyond all too common stereotypes to depict the strengths that people and communities show in dealing with hardship.
Short stories entered for The Hope Prize can be fiction or fact. Whatever the genre, the story submitted must convey the experience of people facing hardship in their lives.
The total prize pool is $17,500, while two Women’s Writing Career Development Scholarships — of $5,000 each — will also be awarded.
Our eminent judges are back again to choose this year’s best stories. They are actor Cate Blanchett, former governor-general Quentin Bryce and author Kate Grenville. They’re all passionate about defeating disadvantage and care deeply about encouraging good writing.
Authors must be Australian residents and entries must be between 2000 and 5000 words. The closing date for entries is January 31, 2018.
The Town of Victoria Park is interested in receiving your great project ideas and has allocated a pool of $20,000 available to distribute in support of projects that contribute to the Arts Season program.
The Town of Victoria Park will provide a number of grants (up to $5,000) for approved projects delivered by community groups, not-for-profit organisations, businesses and individuals.
2018 Victoria Park Arts Season: 1 - 30 April 2018
Entries open: 1 October 2017
Entries Close: 30 October 2017
Notified of acceptance into program: 4 January 2018
Please download the Information Pack for more details and an included application form.
The John Curtin Gallery celebrates the work of four major Western Australian artists and Curtin University alumni – Paul Caporn, Susan Flavell, Tarryn Gill and Pilar Mata Dupont.
Collectively, their work has won prestigious awards, been commissioned for public spaces, acquired by leading institutions and featured in major art events around the world. All four are being acknowledged through PORTENT as part of Curtin University’s 50th Anniversary celebrations this year, commemorating Curtin’s inception as WAIT, the Western Australian Institute of Technology in 1967. Caporn and Flavell are premiering works created for this exhibition while Gill and Mata Dupont are presenting their collaborative video work Gymnasium, which won the prestigious Basil Sellers Art Prize in 2010.
ACT-BELONG-COMMIT supports the folk, world and roots music original song-writing competition for young West Australians with two chances to win in each age category:
12–15 years - Song Craft
12–15 years - Song Performance
16–18 years - Song Craft
16–18 years - Song Performance
The winner of each category will receive:
Fairbridge Festival live performance (Sunday 22 April)
John Butler Studio recording session voucher
HK Photography professional photoshoot
WAM Song of the Year entry
WAMCon 2018 ticket
Post-final industry mentoring session from WAM
Opportunity of Perfect Pitch Publishing deal
Entries must be your original material and be received by 8pm, 2 March 2018 with a $20 admin fee. Entries must include an audio file of your song(s) and text document of its lyrics both submitted online.
Entry information can be found on by clicking this link.
Perth Festival 2018 is live with over 60 events, an exciting Chevron Gardens programme, 6 enthralling exhibitions, a jam-packed Writers Week and Lotterywest Films at ECU Joondalup Pines and Sommerville. And the best bit? A third of the events are free so there's something for everyone.