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Minderoo Foundation adds $10,000 to total prize pool for Lester Prize

Due to a new partnership with Minderoo Foundation, the prize pool available to professional, emerging and young artists is now worth almost $85,000. More than 500 artists from across Australia will be vying for The Richard Lester Prize for Portraiture (non-acquisitive; selected by a panel of judges) with the winner taking home $50,000 cash. Prizes...

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Mukinbudin Childcare Centre Joins REED

Mukinbudin Occasional Childcare, known as the Mukinbudin Boodie Rats has become the latest Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Centre to join the Regional Early Education and Development Inc. (REED). This addition last month follows on from Childcare Centres in Corrigin, Merredin, Brookton, Yilgarn, Wundowie, Bruce Rock, Dalwallinu, Cunderdin and Hyden, which have all joined...

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Call for Entries for WA’s $50,000 Portrait Prize

Submissions are now open for both adult and youth categories for WA’s premier portrait prize—The Lester Prize. This award is one of the nation’s most recognised and prestigious art prizes and is now in its fourteenth year. The prize pool available to professional, emerging and young artists is worth over $75,000. More than 500 artists...

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WA Digital Agency Wins Back-to-Back Google Premier Partner Awards

Local West Perth Digital Marketing Agency Bang Digital has won the Display Excellence Category award at the recent Google Premier Partner Awards in Sydney. They won this same prestigious category last year, and were also finalists in the Video Excellence Category. Bang Digital were the only WA based agency to be a finalist in this...

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Women to be Inspired Again at Rural Summit

RURAL Edge (formerly Partners in Grain WA) are hosting their INSPIRE Summit at the Crown Convention Centre in Perth for more than 300 women on 7-8 April 2020. Now in its third year, INSPIRE is for rural women who are highly involved in their farm and rural businesses, and are interested in increasing their own...

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First Private Mental Health Service Announced for South of the River Patients

Independent private health care provider Bethesda Health Care announced today that the first private Mental Health Service South of the River will be constructed on 10,000sqm2 of vacant land in Cockburn Central West. The innovative Mental Health System of Care will feature 40 overnight beds, a Mental Health and Wellbeing Centre and Consulting Suites, with...

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People’s Choice Winner Announced for WA Portrait Prize

Jordan Andreotta from Perth WA with his work Sr Flora is the winner of the 2019 People’s Choice Award of Australia’s premier portrait prize – The Lester Prize.  Jordan wins $7,500 cash kindly donated by the Baldock Family who have been involved with the prestigious prize for the past four years. Leonie and Tim Baldock...

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Wundowie Child Care Centre Joins REED Inc.

Fluffy Ducklings Child Care Centre located in Wundowie has become the latest Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Centre to join the Regional Early Education and Development Inc (REED).  This addition follows on from Child Care Centres in Corrigin, Merredin, Brookton and Yilgarn, which have all joined the not-for-profit service in the past six months. ...

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Local School Students Scoop Prizes in Prestigious National Portrait Prize

Seventeen-year-old high school student, Eloise Levy, from John XXIII College in Perth has taken out the 1st Prize in the Years 11 – 12 category of The Lester Prize Youth Awards with her portrait titled Returning to your roots. Taking the 2nd and 3rd prizes in the Years 11 – 12 category were Ruchida Saenmuang...

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Passion for Portrait Led to Book Creation

One of The Lester Prize’s longest standing supporter and volunteer, Dr Shelley Craddock launched her first book last night at a corporate function at the Art Gallery of WA (AGWA), where The Lester Prize’s 40 finalist works are currently on display in the Centenary Galleries until 9 December 2019. Entitled ‘Through the Artists Eyes: The...

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Yilgarn Child Care Centre Re-Opens and Joins REED Inc

Yilgarn Occasional Child Care Centre located in Southern Cross has become the latest Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Centre to join the Regional Early Education and Development Inc (REED). This addition follows on from Child Care Centres in Corrigin, Merredin and Brookton, which joined the not-for-profit service in June, September and October 2019 respectively....

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Sydney Artist and Actor Wins National Portrait Prize

Sydney-based actor and artist Liam Nunan with his portrait of fellow actor Jonny Hawkins is The Richard Lester Prize for Portraiture 2019 Winner of WA’s premier portrait prize – The Lester Prize. Liam wins $50,000 cash donated by founding sponsor The Lester Group, plus two economy class return tickets to any Singapore Airlines destination valued...

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Twilight Long Table Dinner by the Chefs of Leederville the Best Value in Town

On Friday 11 October from 5:45pm till late, the EATerville Long Table Dinner under the stars in the Leederville Village Square on Newcastle Street will be the only place to be for savvy diners looking for a night of premium beverages, and 10 courses. This event for 200 people is the first of several community...

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3 Ocean View Lots Released at Jindalee Beachside Estate

Three lots with ocean views have just been released at Jindalee Beachside Estate, and they are located in one of the closest aspects to the beach within the estate. They are within 120 m to the ocean. These level retained lots of Stage 14A are ready to be built upon and are in one of...

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