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Behind the scenes: The Governor speaks with Ms Kate Walsh in the Government House Drawing Room.

Sneak peek: Governor speaks with US actress Kate Walsh about WA’s production appeal in next ‘Conversation at Government House’

The Governor sat down with US actress Kate Walsh this week for the next installment of Conversations at Government House.

Kate is currently based in Perth after her holiday to Australia in March was indefinitely extended due to COVID-19. With extensive experience in acting and producing, she is best known for her roles as Dr Addison Montgomery-Shepherd in Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice, Olivia Baker in 13 Reasons Why, and most recently as The Handler in The Umbrella Academy.

The conversation centered around Kate’s recent advocacy for Perth to have a world-class film and TV studio to capitalise on local talent, the diverse natural landscape and enjoyable climate.

The full conversation will be posted on our website and socials next week – stay tuned!
Conversations at Government House

Conversations at Government House is an ongoing series to facilitate discussion on a range of topics of community importance.

The inaugural Conversations at Government House took place on Friday, 25th October 2019 in the Government House Ballroom with an arts and culture focus. The forum welcomed revered stars of the screen and stage, Mr Nicholas Hammond and Ms Robyn Nevin to discuss the significance of telling Australian stories through artistic expression, and their distinguished careers in theatre, film and television. Read more

In May 2020, the Governor sat down with Emeritus Professor Colleen Hayward AM to discuss Whadjuk place names and meanings around the Perth CBD, the journey to reconciliation and how new perspectives can be drawn from our experience with the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch the conversation here

In July 2020, the Governor spoke with Ms Sharyn O’Neill, State Recovery Controller – WA Public Sector Commissioner about Western Australia’s recovery from COVID-19 including the health, economic and social impacts. Watch the conversation here.


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