An arts conversion

25 October 2021

The Honourable Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia, is a strong advocate for the arts. But in an exclusive podcast conversation, Rosalind Appleby discovers this hasn’t always been the case.

“I have changed,” confesses the Honourable Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia. He shares his new passion for arts advocacy work, his “crazy blokes” icon collection, and why a vibrant arts culture is at the heart of a healthy democracy.

Seesaw podcast with the Honourable Kim Beazley, Governor of Western Australia

This interview was recorded at Government House on 14 October 2021.

“Democracy needs a culture. Building democracy is about building a character as a society. It is more than having a vote, it is about who you are, what you stand for, what are your values, how you are capable of articulating that… And you can’t do that if you don’t have a strong culture, and you cannot have a strong culture without vibrant arts.”

the Honourable Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia

Read more about the Governor’s arts advocacy in “Arts a state of the heart for Governor”.

Pictured top: The Honourable Kim Beazley, Governor of Western Australia, with Rosalind Appleby. Photo supplied

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Rosalind Appleby

Rosalind is an arts journalist, author and speaker. She was co-managing editor and founding board member of Seesaw Magazine 2018 – 2023, is author of Women of Note, and has written for The West Australian, The Guardian, The Australian, Limelight magazine and Opera magazine (UK). She loves park percussion instruments.

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