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Artist Forum

CAN invites community artists and cultural workers to an informal evening to discuss community arts practice and opportunities.

This FREE event will also provide an opportunity to hear about the Catalyst Research and Professional Development grant, currently open.

Join successful recipients of the 2015 grant, Poppy van Oorde-Grainger and Candice Lorrae, as they share their learnings and how the funding has impacted their practice.

Poppy van Oorde-Grainger is an Australian filmmaker and artist specialising in collaborating with communities. She has created work for Nickelodeon, Perth International Arts Festival, London International Festival of Theatre, Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art Chengdu in China and Macrobert in Scotland.

Poppy has completed a BA Fine Arts, Graduate Diploma in Primary Education and BA in Film and TV. She won the Fremantle Print Award in 2002 and the Australia Council Kirk Robson Award for Young Leaders in Community Cultural Development in 2010.

Candice Lorrae is an award winning artist who has performed around Australia and overseas, most recently, in the Motown Hit group called The Merindas. In addition to her successful career as a performer, Candice works with the community to deliver community festivals, events and workshops.

Candice shares her musical expertise with others through her work with Abmusic College and via the delivery of music workshops in schools.

Candice is currently director of the Wanjoo Birak Cultural Festival and coordinates 8 community events each year. She hopes to set up her own Indigenous artist management agency and event consultancy service in the near future.

Where: Rehearsal Room 2, State Theatre Centre, 174-176 William St, Perth

The bar at the State Theatre will be open and for those interested, Othello starts at 7.30pm.

Register: or (08) 9226 2422

This event is supported by the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia

CAN manages Catalyst Community Arts Fund on behalf of the State of Western Australia through the Department of Culture and the Arts.


August 18, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


State Theatre Centre of Western Australia
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State Theatre Centre of Western Australia
174-176 William St
Perth, Western Australia 6000 Australia
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6212 9200

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