The West Book Club: Perth – A Guide for the Curious

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UWAP publishing officer Charlotte Guest discusses Perth: A Guide for the Curious with The West Australian’s Literary Editor, Will Yeoman. Watch the video here.


The West Book Club: The Life & Death of Sophie Stark & The Magus


PWF program manager Katherine Dorrington discusses Anna North’s The Life and Death of Sophie Stark and John Fowles’s The Magus with the West Australian’s Literary Editor, Will Yeoman. Watch the video here.

Review: 20th Biennale of Sydney


Sydney Opera House. Picture: Will Yeoman

To explore the 20th Biennale of Sydney at any level — as connoisseur, as sight-seer, as flaneur — is to experience that dreamlike margin between reality and surreality in all its beauty and terror through the agency of art and some of the city’s most atmospheric sites. This year Artistic Director Stephanie Rosenthal has taken as her theme “The future’s already here — it’s just not evenly distributed”. Watch the video and read the story here.

Interview: Wendy Whiteley & The Secret Garden

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Wendy Whiteley in her Lavender Bay home. Picture: Jason Busch

Brett and Wendy Whiteley. They were Australia’s first superstar artistic couple, returning to Sydney in a blaze of glory after 10 years in Europe and Swinging Sixties London and New York, where they counted Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix among their friends. Back home, Brett would spend the next 20 years turning out masterpiece after masterpiece from the Whiteleys’ Lavender Bay home. Then it all started to fall apart… read the full story at The West Australian here