Perth International Arts Festival
The Perth International Arts Festival is Australia's longest running cultural festival, held annually in Western Australia between February-March. The program features contemporary and classical music, dance, theatre, opera, visual arts, large-scale public works, Lotterywest Festival Films and the Perth Writers Festival. The current artistic director is Jonathan Holloway (2012-2015).
The festival was created in 1953 by the University of Western Australia, making it the oldest international arts festival in Australia. Activities include theatre, dance, music, film, visual arts and literature, occurring right across the state. Artists from around the world have participated in the Festival including the Israeli born clarinetist Chen Halevi.
The Festival was founded by and has operated from The University of Western Australia Nedlands campus since 1953. The University of Western Australia further supports the Festival through the provision of services and resources. Lotterywest has supported the Festival financially since 1992.
- Jonathan Holloway (2012 - 2015)
- Shelagh Magadza (2008 - 2011)
- Lindy Hume (2004 - 2007)
- Sean Doran (2000 - 2003)
- David Blenkinsop (1975 -1999)
- John Birman (1955 - 1974)
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