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GOLDFIELDS TO BENEFIT FROM CREATIVE REGIONS PROGRAM

Ochre Contemporary Dance Company and Lockwood Productions' is set to captivate audiences across the Goldfields when they tour the region in September and October.

Member for Kalgoorlie, Wendy Duncan MLA, said that the touring performances were made possible through an investment of $24million from Royalties for Regions under the Creative Regions program - Regional and Remote Touring Fund.

The performances would bring an eclectic mixture of drama, comedy and dance and collectively put on more than 200 performances, workshops and community and school activities throughout their regional program.

Ms Duncan said that Ochre Contemporary Dance Company's performance of Kaya, which debuted at the Riverside Theatre during the 18th International Conference and Exhibition on Liquefied Natural Gas, will tour Tjuntjuntjara and Kalgoorlie.

Lockwood Productions' performances of the double bill HorseHead, nominated for the Western Australian Equity Guild Award for Best Play and I (honestly) Love You, recently performed at the Goldfields Arts Centre.

“Having these top class acts made available to our regions provides an invaluable insight into the world of performing arts for people of all ages and brings vibrancy and energy to our regional towns,” Ms Duncan said.

“Royalties for Regions continues to make differences to the most remote of our regional centres through programs such as this and is another example of how this funding is touching all aspects of regional life,” Ms Duncan said.

In total seven Western Australian productions are touring regional WA covering from the Kimberley region to Eyre. Ms Duncan said that the Regional and Remote Touring Fund is a rolling fund that can be applied for at any time. Administered by the Department of Culture and the Arts more information can be accessed at http://www.dca.wa.gov.au/funding


For media enquiries contact Wendy Duncan MLA on 0438 782 034