Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Minister for Local Government; Heritage; Culture and the Arts

    Free family day to mark 60th anniversary of Subiaco Arts Centre

    1/11/2017 12:25 PM
    • ​Free family day at the Subiaco Arts Centre on Sunday, November 5 ,2017
    • Event will mark the organisation's 60th anniversary

    A free family day will be held at the Subiaco Arts Centre this Sunday, November 5 to celebrate the organisation's 60th anniversary.


    Festivities will begin at 11am, with a picnic area, food trucks, 'best of the fest' short films for children from the Little Big Shots Film Festival, storytelling with Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company, face painting, an animal petting zoo, fairy floss, popcorn and more.


    Showing throughout the day in the centre's gallery will be an exhibition of photographs, historical items and memorabilia collected from the centre's early history, with public contributions making up part of the collection.


    From 6pm-8pm there will be entertainment from Western Australian artists VJ Zoo, with an outdoor light projection after sunset on the building, and live music from award-winning musicians Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse.


    The centre first opened as the Subiaco Civic Hall in November 1957 and served as Subiaco Council Chambers.  After conversion to a theatre in 1984, it was renamed the Subiaco Theatre Centre, becoming the Subiaco Arts Centre following a refurbishment in 2006.


    The organisation has been home to many important companies in the State's cultural history including the Hole in the Wall Theatre Company, Black Swan State Theatre Company, Barking Gecko Theatre Company, and currently Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company, Ochre Contemporary Dance Company and Tura New Music.


    Comments attributed to Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman:


    "The Subiaco Arts Centre has been an important part of Western Australian culture for 60 years.


    "Whether as a place of civic or creative activity, the centre has been a hub of people's lives and continues to be a key artistic facility and lively meeting place.


    "The McGowan Government is committed to supporting the creative industries, which are one of the fastest growing industries for job creation in WA."


    Minister's office - 6552 5400