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Western Australian State Living Treasure
Subcategory of Awards Australian Awards
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'In 1998, the former Minister for Arts, The Hon. Peter Foss QC MLC, initiated the State Living Treasures Awards to honour those artists whose lifetime work has enhanced the artistic and cultural life of Western Australia, providing inspiration for other artists and enriching the community.'

The awards were also presented in 2004 and 2015.


  • The awards were first presented in 1998 with 2004 being the second time the awards were presented.