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The Front Line of WA Arts & Culture

Friday 8th March / presented by Rhian Todhunter

It’s the day before the state election and conversation is returning, more and more, to the state of the Western Australian arts and culture scene.

The recent success of both the massively entertaining Fringeworld Festival, and the most successful Perth International Arts Festival on record, has reignited conversation about the vibrancy of art, entertainment and culture in the state – the State of Excitement as it were.

Perth Festival Artistic Director, Jonathan Holloway, has called for “WA’s cultural offerings to match its economic growth”. It’s a sentiment others have echoed and is perhaps a cause looking for a champion… or political leadership.

This morning we initiated our own conversation on culture and the arts in WA with the Shadow Minister for the Arts, John Hyde, and the Minister for Culture and the Arts, John Day.

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