“We are pleased to welcome Ms Janet Holmes à Court AC, and Peter Kennedy, as our ‘Call for Nomination’ Champions for 2022”.

As a 2011 inaugural WA Women’s Hall of Fame Inductee, and a woman known for her passion for the arts, we hope Ms Holmes à Court’s involvement will motivate more nominations from the arts sector. And Mr Kennedy, as a respected award-winning journalist, brings another voice to the acknowledgment of women’s achievements and the conversation of gender equality.

The WA Women’s Hall of Fame Committee thank them both for their support.

Ms Janet Holmes à Court AC

Janet Holmes à Court is owner of the Janet Holmes à Court Collection. She is Chair of the Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF) and the Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA). She is a Board Member of the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) and the Australian Institute of Architects Foundation (AIAF). Janet is also a member of the Centenary Trust for Women Board of Advisors at the University of Western Australia, the State Buildings Advisory Board Western Australia and Commissioner for Australia for the Venice Architecture Biennale.

“As an inaugural inductee, I am very pleased to ‘Champion’ the WA Women’s Hall of Fame’s 2022 call for nominations. There are eight categories including the Arts, something about which I am passionate. Art in all its varied forms has the ability to influence society, to possibly change opinions, instil values, and connect communities. All elements exhibited through the 227 WA Women’s Hall of Fame inductees. It is important to recognise women’s achievements in all areas of community, so I encourage you to think about nominating a woman you know, particularly in the Arts. Let’s celebrate their achievements in 2022.”

Peter Kennedy

Award winning political journalist Peter Kennedy has worked for The West Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald, as Chief of Staff at the Canberra Press gallery, and as Press Secretary to Deputy Premier Mal Bryce. He also presented the Morning and Drive Program’s on 720 6WF, before becoming the state political reporter for ABC TV, for 11years. Peter currently writes the Political Perspective column in Business News.

” Acknowledging the contribution that women have made throughout our vast State – whether in public life, the professions, service industries, sport, or less high-profile roles in isolated areas – is a vital function of the WA Women’s Hall of Fame.  So is the example and inspiration that these women provide to others to also step up. When that happens, the community is the winner.”