Insights into the Perth arts scene


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Welcome to Noted, the website showcasing the work of arts evangelist Rosalind Appleby. She provides insights into the Australian arts scene by documenting, critiquing and championing the arts and its practitioners.

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Rosalind Appleby is an arts journalist, author and speaker.  She is the co-editor of Seesaw magazine, Perth’s one-stop shop for the arts, the WA correspondent for Opera magazine (London) and she was music critic at The West Australian for 16 years. Rosalind Appleby provides author talks, musical soirees, pre-concert talks, content writing and school seminars.

Twitter: @RosalindAppleby  Facebook:  @RosalindApplebyArtsJournalist

In 2012 Rosalind founded Noted to cover the Perth arts scene. Her current arts writing is now published at Seesaw magazine however the Noted archives contain blogging from the last seven years, a tremendous resource of reviews, news and features. Check out the Celebrity Soft Spot profiles, arts news and reviews from Perth’s best arts critics. Her book Women of Note (Fremantle Press, 2012) is available here.


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.

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Robert Housley returns to arts journalism following a 20-year hiatus managing performing arts venues. He was the last Arts Editor of Perth’s long defunct “other” daily paper, the Daily News. He has also worked as a journalist in London, Cape Town and Amsterdam, principally as a performing arts writer.

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Laura Biemmi is a writer and oboist from Perth. She has written as part of the AYO Words About Music program, for Limelight magazine, and is the current Trends Editor at CutCommon magazine. She has also an active orchestral player and has played in a number of Perth ensembles. Laura is currently completing Honours in musicology at the University of Western Australia.

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Sandra Bowdler is an archaeologist who has a passion for music, and has been writing about it for some twenty years, most recently for Opera (the English magazine), Bachtrack, an international website and Handel News (the newsletter of the Friends of the London Handel Festival).  She is also the author of “Handel’s Operas in Australia, a performance history” Händel Jarhbuch (2017).