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Today's date is Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Arts and Cultural events
 March 2017
Friday 03
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents Free Lunchtime Concert : Reedefined Clarinet Quartet More Information
Be transported from the everyday in our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the finest musical talent locally, nationally and within the School.

This week, in our first Lunchtime Concert of 2017, student-led ensemble Reedefined Clarinet Quartet and special guests Voix Quintet will present a program of works for wind trios, quartets and quintets.

Free entry - all welcome!
Thursday 09
16:00 - FREE LECTURE - Archaeology Seminar Series - David Kennedy's "The 'Works of the Old Men' in (Saudi Arabia)" More Information
For over a century aerial archaeology has been in the vanguard of archaeological discovery and recording. Thanks to a unique twenty year programme of aerial reconnaissance in Jordan combined with the growing availability of high-resolution satellite imagery we can now thickly ‘populate’ with often novel archaeological sites one of the most inhospitable landscapes in the world – ‘Arabia’.

17:30 - BOOK LAUNCH - Book Launch: Like Nothing on this Earth by Tony Hughes-d'Aeth : Celebrate the release of this significant literary history of the Wheatbelt Website | More Information
UWA Publishing warmly invites you to the launch of Like Nothing on this Earth: A Literary History of the Wheatbelt by Tony Hughes-d'Aeth.

Like Nothing on this Earth will be launched by Prof. Matthew Tonts, Pro Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean.

Please RSVP by Monday 6 March for catering purposes.
Saturday 11
11:30 - EVENT - For visitors with Alzheimers: Art and Dementia Website | More Information
Join us for an engaging tour of our current exhibitions designed to connect participants living with dementia in a shared exploration of art through personal insights, emerging interpretations and memories.

The tour features a 25-year survey of the work of renowned jeweller Helen Britton, including new works that draw inspiration from Western Australia's coastline.
Tuesday 14
17:00 - EVENT - CULTURE CLUB I Website | More Information
Come to LWAG’s first Art Party for 2017! Bring your friends and meet new ones. This is an opportunity for newcomers as well as regular visitors to explore the gallery and tour the new exhibitions in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Enjoy a free sundowner, listen to live music, try your hand at art-making – you may win a door prize too! All students are particularly welcome.
Thursday 16
16:00 - FREE LECTURE - Archaeology Seminar - "Horse of another colour?" Heritage studies and the critical turn - Dr. Kynan Gentry : UWA Archaeology Seminar Series More Information
In 2012 the newly established Association of Critical Heritage Studies appealed for a critical turn in heritage scholarship, calling on its members to ‘critically engage with the proposition that heritage studies needs to be rebuilt from the ground up’, and that this required the ‘ruthless criticism of everything existing’ – the last phrase of course, referencing Marx. In doing so, the Association formalised a turn towards the critical that had been slowly growing in heritage scholarship circles since the late 1990s, and which sought to broaden the focus of heritage studies from an emphasis on practice and heritage fundamentally being about being about ‘the preservation of the past for future generations’, to one that stressed the inherently political nature of heritage as a process. This seminar – based on research undertaken in collaboration with Professor Laurajane Smith (ANU) – seeks to explore the supposed ‘need’ for a critical turn in heritage scholarship, and in doing so, also explores the utility of the tradition heritage canon to the critical heritage project.
Friday 17
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music Presents: Free Lunchtime Concert : Largely Smalley Website | More Information
Be transported from the everyday in our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the finest musical talent locally, nationally and within the School.

This week features Chris Tonkin and Adam Pinto performing works for Piano & Electronics by late UWA lecturer Roger Smalley.

13:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Asian Studies Seminar Series, Seminar 1 2017 - “What Does an Australian Look Like? Asia-Australian Perceptions of ‘Australian Appearance’ in Multicultural Australia : Asian Studies Seminar Series, Seminar 1 2017 More Information
This talk draws on a small scale pilot study which focused on identifying some key themes relating to appearance, attractiveness and belonging, and which were considered important for young Asian Australian men and women. Some existing literature on appearance and belonging in Australia and other Western diasporic contexts has suggested that young people of Asian descent are more likely to feel dissatisfied with their appearance than their white Australian peers. Moreover, some recent media reporting has asserted that Asian Australian women in particular are tempted to ‘deracialise’ their bodies through cosmetic surgery, in order to better conform to what such media representations describe as mainstream white beauty ideals in Australia. The findings of this research suggest that while media may have had some influence on the participants’ ideas of attractiveness and desirable beauty, their personal perceptions of attractive appearance were informed by much broader multicultural notions of desirable appearance, which may draw on various transnational sources, but without negating the participants’ sense of belonging to Australia.

15:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Getting Air: Technology and the Levitating Body in Sports Media : Public talk with artist Isla Hansen Website | More Information
Getting Air: Technology and the Levitating Body in Sports Media outlines a history of technological developments related to capturing the athletic human body in motion. The role of filmmakers, artists, and inventors through the 20th century in this continued culture of photographing, tracking, and capturing the levitating body, reveals these images as texts in which cultural fears and desires can be read Theorists such as Marshall McLuhan, Judith Butler, and others serve to analyze and critique the ideology that drives technological progress in relation to the human body and compels the ongoing re-iteration and mass distribution of these bodies and images.

Isla Hansen is an artist working across New York and the Rust Belt to reinterpret and complicate the relationship between the human body and technological progress. Her solo and collaborative installations, systems, and performances have been exhibited at the Columbus Museum of Art, MOCA Cleveland, Industry City Gallery, the Parrish Art Museum, the Hammer Musem, Miller Gallery, and the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. Isla has been the recipient of the Daedalus Foundation MFA fellowship and a Frank-Ratchye Fund for Art at the Frontier Grant from the Studio for Creative Inquiry. She received her MFA from Carnegie Mellon University and her BA from Columbia University. Currently, Isla teaches in both the department of Art and at the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design at the Ohio State University.

http://islathemovie.com/indexhibitv070e/
Thursday 23
18:00 - EVENT - Panel Discussion: Jewellery Today Website | More Information
The nature of jewellery training, practice, exhibition and professional development means that strong international networks underpin successful national practices.

But what are the current training and exhibition opportunities, the critical forums, and what is the marketplace? Join this robust discussion with prominent practitioners, teachers and curators, including Philip Noakes, Christel van der Laan , Bethamy Linton, Jacquie Sprogoe and Robert Cook. Hear how Western Australian jewellers have established international recognition and how professional development options sustain the high profile of creative talents.
Friday 24
13:00 - TALK - Friday Talk - Indigeneity and Popular Culture Website | More Information
Dr Leanne McRae is the Senior Researcher for the Popular Culture Collective; a community of film makers, musicians, web builders, designers, writers, researchers and teachers who wish to create thinking – and thoughtful – popular culture.

Join her as she discusses the relationships between indigeneity, post-colonialism and popular culture to reconfigure how we understand difference in a post-colonial, post-multicultural, and post-tolerant cultural landscape. Free event.

19:00 - PERFORMANCE - offBEAT: Piñata Percussion : Interior Echo Website | More Information
Presented by Fremantle Arts Centre & UWA Music as part of offBEAT, FAC’s annual celebration of rhythm.

Interior Echo is a journey of music and spaces. Listeners are treated to a series of intimate percussion works presented in FAC’s historic cell room, galleries and studios. This compelling and revealing promenade performance provides listeners with a personal experience of new percussion music – with edgy rhythmic grooves in one room, gentle melodic textures in another and group percussion in the next.

The full ensemble then comes together in the Inner Courtyard for a rapturous finale.

This program celebrates music by Australia’s most influential contemporary composers including Matthew Shlomowitz, Kate Neal, Erik Griswold and more.

Piñata Percussion, based at the UWA School of Music, is acclaimed for its bold contemporary repertoire and championing the music of our time.

Artistic Director: UWA Artist in Residence Dr Louise Devenish

Tickets $24 | $15 Concessions

19:00 - FREE LECTURE - UWA Music & West Australian Opera present : Stuart Maunder AM: The enduring attraction of the classics Website | More Information
West Australian Opera | Distinguished Artist Series

For the last thirty years Stuart Maunder (General Director, New Zealand Opera) has been directing musical theatre and opera in Australia.

Having directed The Merry Widow, Patience, Pearl Fishers, Tosca and Rigoletto for West Australian Opera he is in Perth to direct Tosca.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Stuart, and ask questions about ‘The Enduring Attraction of the Classics’ in the first of our WAO Distinguished Artists Lecture Series.

Entry is free – bookings essential.

RSVP to concerts@uwa.edu.au
Sunday 26
14:00 - WORKSHOP - UWA Music Presents: Barry Green, Artist in Residence : Double Bass Day Website | More Information
Author of the celebrated book The Inner Game of Music, Barry Green (USA) was Principal Bassist of the Cincinnati Symphony for 28 years and is currently active as a bass soloist, teacher, clinician and motivational speaker. The School of Music is delighted to host Barry as part of the Royal Over-Seas League Visiting Artist scheme and in collaboration with AUSTA WA.

Double Bassist extraordinaire and author of "The Inner Game of Music", Barry Green, presents an afternoon bass ensemble extravaganza! Bassists of all ages and standards are welcome to be a part of the day, which includes a concert performance by all participants.

Afternoon tea included in workshop. Free concert by participants at 4:30pm.

Tickets: General Public - $10 UWA students - Free

Book Now - https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=261091
Tuesday 28
17:00 - SEMINAR - UWA School of Music Presents - Barry Green, Artist in Residence : Free Research Seminar Website | More Information
Author of the celebrated book The Inner Game of Music, Barry Green (USA) was Principal Bassist of the Cincinnati Symphony for 28 years and is currently active as a bass soloist, teacher, clinician and motivational speaker. The School of Music is delighted to host Barry as part of the Royal Over-Seas League Visiting Artist scheme and in collaboration with AUSTA WA.

Barry Green will talk about his celebrated book The Inner Game of Music, plus much more in this not to be missed free seminar!

Free entry. RSVP to concerts@uwa.edu.au
Wednesday 29
18:00 - LECTURE - UWA School of Music Presents - Barry Green, Artist in Residence : How and Why We Make Music Website | More Information
Author of the celebrated book The Inner Game of Music, Barry Green (USA) was Principal Bassist of the Cincinnati Symphony for 28 years and is currently active as a bass soloist, teacher, clinician and motivational speaker. The School of Music is delighted to host Barry as part of the Royal Over-Seas League Visiting Artist scheme and in collaboration with AUSTA WA.

Why and how we make music will be explored in this 2 hour lecture/workshop, which will also feature excerpts from Barry’s new productions around the life of a musical artist.

Tickets: Standard $10 AUSTA Members / UWA Students FREE trybooking.com/OXAK
Thursday 30
9:00 - WORKSHOP - Come to the ALLY training workshop : Any staff member or student who wishes to better understand the issues and needs of LGBTI staff and students, and is willing to consider becoming an ALLY. Website | More Information
This workshop aims to raise participant awareness of the life experience, issues and needs of LGBTI staff and students with a particular focus on campus and work or study experiences. Participants who complete the workshop can elect to become part of the ALLY Network.

By the end of the program, participants will be able to: -Develop a better understanding of LGBTI people, issues and cultures -Reflect upon your own behaviour, sensitivities and understanding in relation to LGBTI people -Explore the process of becoming an ALLY -Become familiar with practical issues concerning the Ally Network and how it works and the role of an ALLY

Key activities:Group and individual exercises, video clips, role plays, panel of members from the LGBTI community.

13:00 - TALK - Let's Talk Shop - Conversation with Donna Gahan, Jeweller Website | More Information
Inspired daily by the beauty of her local bushland, Perth jeweller Donna Gahan has a strong interest in the effect of architecture on the human psyche, and the relationship between the natural and built environment.

Another recurring theme in her work is the many layers of our emotions and our lives, and how to explore and understand these to create balance and harmony for ourselves and others.

Join us to hear how Donna goes through the process of creating her stunning jewellery, some of which will be available to purchase. Free event.

16:00 - PUBLIC TALK - McCusker Centre for Citizenship: What it means to be a 'Good Citizen' : Panel discussion on active citizenship at City Of Perth Library Website | More Information
Please join us for a moderated panel conversation about what it means to be a "good citizen" in Australia today.

- Adrian Fini OAM, Managing Director, Fini Group and 2016 Western Australian of the Year

- Professor Dawn Freshwater, Vice-Chancellor, The University of Western Australia

- David Wirrpanda, Director, Wirrpanda Foundation, 2009 Young Western Australian of the Year

- Dr Richard Walley OAM, Performer, Musician and Writer, 2010 Citizen of the Year

The event is hosted by The McCusker Centre for Citizenship, UWA in collaboration with the City of Perth Library and Celebrate WA.
Friday 31
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA School of Music Presents - Free Lunchtime Concert : Ensemble Vagabond Website | More Information
Be transported from the everyday in our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the finest musical talent locally, nationally and within the School.

Fresh from acclaimed performances at the 2016 Perth International Arts Festival, Australia’s newest Chamber Music Ensemble continue to garner an impressive reputation for their exploration of the masterworks and hidden gems of the chamber music repertoire. Ensemble Vagabond continue their residency at UWA in 2017 as they deliver a vibrant artistic and educational program.

This concert will see Ensemble Vagabond performing an arrangement Stravinsky's Rite of Spring which is not to be missed!!

Entry is free, no bookings required.

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