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City assumes operations of Koorliny Arts Centre

City assumes operations of Koorliny Arts Centre
30 June 2023

The City of Kwinana will take over the day-to-day operations of the Koorliny Arts Centre from 1 July 2023 after Koorliny Arts Centre Incorporated advised it will be ceasing its management.

Caption: Koorliny Arts Centre staff with City of Kwinana City Life Director, Garry Fisher (far right)

Koorliny Arts Centre is one of the City most valuable assets, run by Koorliny Arts Centre Incorporated since 2011, it is an award-winning theatre and entertainment venue that presents shows, workshops and classes for the whole family.

With the City recently being informed by Koorliny Arts Centre Incorporated that they no longer wished to operate the arts centre, the City has agreed to take over its operations to ensure that local performances can continue and local hirers of the facility aren’t impacted.

Mayor Carol Adams said the Koorliny Arts Centre Kwinana was well known for its creativity, enthusiasm, and opportunities to nurture talent through its exciting range of performing, visual and literary arts events, as well as classes, workshops and other arts and cultural events.

“The City of Kwinana has agreed to take on operations of the Koorliny Arts Centre from 1 July and looks forward to working with the staff at the Centre to ensure that the outstanding reputation and the current level of service to the community in maintained during this period,” Mayor Adams said.

“From musical theatre and plays, to art workshops, weekly music, performing arts and dance classes, and school holiday activities Koorliny Art Centre has been the artistic heart of Kwinana, inspiring creativity, expression and imagination with their program offering for over a decade. The City of Kwinana is committed to ensuring that this continues into the future.

“The City acknowledges and thanks the hard-working Koorliny Art Centre Board and its numerous members over the years. In particular, I would like to thank long serving board Chair, Lynne Woolfenden for her passion for the arts and her dedication toward the Centre which has seen many positive changes under her stewardship,” she said.

As a not-for-profit incorporated organisation, the management board was responsible for overseeing the operations of the centre. The Centre also employees a number of staff who will be retained during this period to ensure the day-to-day operations including facility operations, booking performance seasons, managing in-house programs and venue hire bookings, ticket sales, and promotion are not impacted.

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