Insights into the Perth arts scene


INSIGHT: the capacity to gain an accurate and deep understanding of someone or something.

Welcome to Noted where we hope to provide insight into the Perth arts scene by documenting, critiquing and championing the arts and its practitioners.

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Check out the Gig Guide for a comprehensive monthly overview and stay tuned for reviews, Celebrity Soft Spot profiles and other news. The Kidzarts page is proving very popular and we are proud to represent the book Women of Note here. We’re particularly excited to feature the work of Perth’s best arts critics. The archives contain blogging from the last five years, a tremendous resource of reviews, news and features.

The blog attracts an international readership of over 10 000 views a month. If you have an arts story or advertising you would like to share with Perth music lovers please send to rosalindappleby(at)


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Rosalind Appleby is a music journalist, author and speaker. She uses words to champion, critique and document the arts and its practitioners. In 2012 she founded Noted to cover the Perth classical music scene.  She is the WA correspondent for Limelight magazine, Australian Book Review and Opera magazine (London) and was music critic at The West Australian for 16 years. Rosalind Appleby provides content writing, author talks, musical soirees, pre-concert talk and school seminars. Twitter: @RosalindAppleby  Facebook:  @RosalindApplebyMusicJournalist


Jan Hallam has been watching theatre for a living for the past 30 years. Working for both The West Australian and The Sunday Times, she has been lucky to have experienced just how diverse and talented the Perth arts scene is. When she’s not sitting in the dark, she’s staring at the light of a computer screen as editor and journalist.

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Eduardo Cossio is a composer and improviser active in the Perth experimental scene. His music reviews appear on Cool Perth Nights and RealTime Arts; he hosts Difficult Listening on RTRFM; and organises Outcome Unknown, an experimental concert series at Spectrum Project Space.

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Elizabeth Lewis is a published poet living in Perth, WA. She teaches poetry workshops on ‘Writing your Stories into Poems’ in community and professional spaces. Elizabeth is the chairperson of Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre in Greenmount and is passionate about connecting and promoting local writers and artists.