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Our Story

Welcome to Western Australia’s arts magazine

What’s in a Name?
Seesaw: We SAW it, you should SEE it.
From the French ci-ça – a bit of this, a bit of that.
With the arts at one end and the audience at the other, Seesaw is in the middle acting as both critic and champion.

Our vision is to ignite conversation about the arts among artists, audiences and the wider community.

Pictured: Seesaw editors Rosalind Appleby and Nina Levy. Photo: Fionn Mulholland.

Seesaw – your WA arts playground – is a not-for-profit, digital arts magazine founded in August 2017 by arts journalists Varnya Bromilow and Nina Levy. Seesaw is currently co-edited by arts journalists Nina Levy and Rosalind Appleby. Drawing on decades of experience in the arts, they lead a team of WA’s most authoritative arts writers to provide the most dedicated and comprehensive arts coverage in the State. In 2021 Seesaw Magazine won the only Arts journalism award at the WA Media Awards for a series of articles on the Fremantle Film Studio, written by Mark Naglazas.

WA arts and culture risks being undervalued by the public because of a growing vacuum in the coverage and critical appraisal of the sector. It has become clear that a vital part of the life cycle of the arts is missing. The Seesaw team believes it is crucial that the voices of the artists in our community are documented, championed and critiqued. It is time to restore journalism to the arts ecosystem. And not just fill the gap left by traditional media, but create something that is accessible, inclusive and reaches beyond the perceived walls of elitism often associated with the arts.

We love the arts and want to ensure the continuity of journalism as a crucial part of the arts ecosystem. Take your time to browse, join the conversation, share with your friends and support us. Together we are building a thriving arts community in Western Australia.

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Cleaver Street Studio

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