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Today's date is Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Arts and Cultural events
 March 2019
Sunday 24
10:00 - EVENT - Perth Upmarket : Discover Perth's best design market at UWA Website | More Information
Perth Upmarket is Perth’s original and best design market, featuring more than 180 of Perth's most talented artists, designers, craftsmen and foodies all at The University of Western Australia's Winthrop Hall.

There is something for everyone, including a Junior Upmarket section in Hackett Hall which showcases all the best local designers for kids' clothing, toys, games and decor. Have a browse through the gourmet section to inspire your inner Masterchef, shop original locally designed homewares or find the perfect gift for someone special. Then enjoy a coffee or lunch relaxing on the beautiful lawns around Winthrop Hall.

DETAILS: Sunday 24th March 2019 Sunday 23rd June 2019 Sunday 15th September 2019 Sunday 24th November 2019

Time: 10am-4pm
 Venue: The University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall
 Parking and entry free, venue is easily accessible, 3 ATMs on site
 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley
Website: www.perthupmarket.com.au Facebook.com/perthupmarket
Tuesday 26
17:00 - SEMINAR - UWA Music presents: Callaway Centre Seminar Series | Tone List/Audible Edge More Information
A free weekly seminar series, with presenters from within UWA and from the wider community.

What is a situated musical practice in Perth? Tone List frame their endeavour as a methodology for revealing a musical practice connected to place and discuss their collective research into community and creative practice. Tone List are a non-profit organisation and record label invested in the production and performance of new works and the building of connections between the subcultures of Perth. Members Jameson Feakes, Lenny Jacobs, Annika Moses, Josten Myburgh and Dan O'Connor describe the genesis of Tone List, it's place in the Perth musical landscape, and facilitate an open discussion focused on community and connectedness to place. The seminar will include a performance by Tone List.

Further information at music.uwa.edu.au
Thursday 28
17:30 - EVENT - Harmony Week event 'Displaced': An evening of storytelling, poetry, spoken word and performance Website | More Information
Join us for an evening of storytelling, spoken word, poetry and performance at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery. Seven performers have been invited to take the stage, sharing words and song on the theme of 'displacement' and 'community'.

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - *CANCELLED* Why do we Need to Decentre Modernism? Art History and Avant-Garde Art from the Periphery Website | More Information
Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.

19:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Centre Stage | Baroque Sensations More Information
Under the direction of the Simon Lee Foundation Musician in Residence Shaun Lee-Chen the UWA String Orchestra will perform a selection of works by Baroque master Antonio Vivaldi.

Free entry - no bookings required.
Friday 29
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Free Lunchtime Concert | UWA Brass More Information
Be transported from the everyday by our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the best musical talent from within the UWA Conservatorium of Music and around the country.

This week, the UWA Trumpet Ensemble and Bells-Up Horn Quartet will play some rousing repertoire sure to brighten your day!

Free entry, no bookings required.

18:00 - EVENT - Free Film The Body Who Harnessed the Wind : Harmony Week Event free film Website | More Information
Free screening sponsored by Malawian Association and UWA Africa Research and Engagement Centre, of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, a 2019 British drama film written, directed by and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor in his feature directorial debut. 6pm for African Potluck Dinner (bring an African Dish); 7pm Movie starts. More information about the film at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Boy_Who_Harnessed_the_Wind
Sunday 31
16:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Main Stage | Music on the Terrace : Simply Classical More Information
Government House Foundation of Western Australia and UWA Conservatorium of Music present:

Music on the Terrace: Simply Classical

In our first orchestral outing of 2019, the Head of the Conservatorium, Professor Alan Lourens, leads the UWA Symphony Orchestra in a diverse program that starts in London with the Suffragette movement of the 1900s.

Join us as we travel to Mozart’s Vienna, with a performance of his beautiful clarinet concerto, expertly performed by Head of Woodwinds Ashley Smith, followed by the vivacious Classical Symphony of Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky’s stirring 1812 Overture.

ETHEL SMYTH The Wreckers Overture

MOZART Clarinet Concerto with soloist Ashley Smith

PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 1 (Classical)

TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture

Tickets $35

Special offer for Friends and Family of UWA Music students $20 (use code UWA and select ticket type 'Student')

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 April 2019
Tuesday 02
17:00 - SEMINAR - UWA Music presents: Callaway Centre Seminar Series | Prof. Julie Brown : Multiplying Musicians, Singing Note Heads, Mysterious Gramophones More Information
A free weekly seminar series, with presenters from within UWA and from the wider community.

Early cinema generated a small but distinct body of music-themed “trick films” featuring imaginative visualizations of music, sound and listening. Exponents of the “trick film” genre such as Georges Méliès and Segundo de Chomón clearly saw the potential for moving pictures to facilitate both visual and audio-visual tricks, notwithstanding the medium’s material silence. For Shiela J. Nayar, the prominent visualization of music and voices in early cinema points to an oral episteme of visual story-telling, the norms of which weighed heavily on ‘celluloid story-telling’. While this may be true, I argue in this paper that the ubiquity of musical and vocal themes in early films equally reflects film-makers’ intrigue not only with the close aesthetic relationship between music and image, but also with the creative and comic potential of the new technological media – visually present but silent, or sonically present but without visual source. With “silent” scenarios involving new audio technologies, there was a double incongruity, double the possibility for play – and perhaps, double the pleasure.

By considering a number of early trick films that engage with what we might call the mysterious properties of music and sound – visual conceptions of music’s ontology, music’s almost magical power to move its listeners, and the marvels and problems associated with new audio technologies – this paper draws on André Gaudreault’s concept of ‘trickality’ to argue that these films encourage us to engage with the ‘trickality’ of listening with images.

Further information at music.uwa.edu.au
Thursday 04
19:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Centre Stage | Oxana Shevchenko and the UWA Wind Orchestra : Co-presented by the Sydney International Piano Competition More Information
Experience an evening of superb pianism with Kazakhstan born and grand finalist of the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition, Oxana Shevchenko.

Oxana Shevchenko is internationally recognised as a pianist of outstanding artistry, sensibility, and versatility and is equally in demand both as a soloist and as a chamber musician. She impressed the jury of the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition, making it through as the only female grand finalist and prize winner for the best Piano Quintet.

Shevchenko will dazzle audiences in this special collaboration, performing solo works by Beethoven, Schumann and Gershwin before she is joined by the UWA Wind Orchestra for a performance of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.

PROGRAM

BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No.13 Op.27 No.1

SCHUMANN Carnaval Op.9

GERSHWIN 3 Preludes

GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue for Piano and Wind Ensemble

Tickets from $49

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Friday 05
13:00 - TALK - Friday Talk: Video Art in the Expanded Field Website | More Information
Dr Laetitia Wilson has taught art history courses on topics such as the evaluation of contemporary video practices. She has curated numerous significant exhibitions, including Theatres for the 2015 Perth Festival and Hyperprometheus at PICA for the 2018 SymbioticA Unhallowed Arts Festival. These exhibitions have featured internationally renowned video artists such as AES+F, Richard Mosse, Lu Yang and Chen Chieh-Jen. Join her to hear about contemporary developments in video art.

13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Free Lunchtime Concert | UWA Voice More Information
Be transported from the everyday by our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the best musical talent from within the UWA Conservatorium of Music and around the country.

Transcend the everyday in our free lunchtime concert featuring the sublime sounds of UWA voice students. These emerging young artists will present a mixed program of songs and arias covering the 300 years from Henry Purcell to Libby Larsen, accompanied by Gladys Chua.

Free entry, no bookings required.
Saturday 06
10:00 - EVENT - Art Upmarket : Connecting art lovers with WA's best artists Website | More Information
Art Upmarket is all about connecting art lovers with Perth’s best artists. Meet the artists and purchase art directly from them on the day. Fill your home with local art. The market will showcase a curated selection of more than 50 of Perth’s most talented artists in Winthrop Hall. Saturday 6th April 2019 – 10am-4pm Free entry and parking. Venue is easily accessible 
Venue: The University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall Undercroft 

35 Stirling Highway, Crawley
Website: www.perthupmarket.com.au Facebook.com/perthupmarket #artupmarket
Tuesday 09
17:00 - SEMINAR - UWA Music presents: Callaway Centre Seminar Series | Shaun Fraser & Chris Milne More Information
A free weekly seminar series, with presenters from within UWA and from the wider community.

This week we have presentations from 2 HDR candidates:

Shaun Fraser: The preparatory beat is the most important gesture a conductor can give - this single gesture conveys significant information including tempo, dynamics, style, and character, but does it effectively transfer to a readable cue?

Chris Milne: Transcriptions make up a significant proportion of the wind band repertoire, but there is little research on successful techniques in replicating a homogenous a cappella choral work in a heterogeneous wind band setting. This study aimed to identify some of the techniques utilised by three contemporary composers and their transcriptions of their own choral works for wind band.

Free entry - no bookings required

19:00 - TALK - Friends of the library : The Panorama of Constantinople by Melchior Lorck Website | More Information
Dr. Nigel Westbrook trained in architecture in Melbourne, and later at the Architecture Association in London, where he was exposed to the rich architectural history of Europe. He had a career as a practising architect in London and Melbourne before crossing over to the University of Western Australia to take up a position in the Architecture school in 1993. He is now an Associate Professor, teaching and researching in architectural history and theory, and Associate Head (Research) at the School of Design. Overseas studio teaching (1994-1997) in Greece and Turkey led to an interest in the cultural exchanges between the Middle East and the West, and commencement of a PhD on the subject of the Classical survivals in the Byzantine Great Palace in Constantinople, now Istanbul, as the song goes. He is currently completing a book that grew out of the PhD, another co-edited book on Late Antique palaces, and a third, jointly written book on modern architecture and heritage in Iran, from the late 1960s to the late 1990s. All three books examine the subject of cultural exchanges. In the course of searching for documents that describe the transition from Byzantine to Ottoman culture in Istanbul, Nigel came across a mid-sixteenth century manuscript drawn by a Danish artist, Melchior Lorck, which depicts the city as it existed in 1559, a century after the Ottoman conquest. The book has proven to be a treasure trove of documentary evidence for long-disappeared monuments in the city.

In his talk, Nigel will discuss how the artist encountered the city, what his tools of the trade would have been, and what the manuscript, a panoramic view some 12 metres long, tells us about this fascinating and ancient city.
Wednesday 10
13:00 - CANCELLED - GUIDED TOUR - Going Slow: Visual Art x Mindfulness Tour Website | More Information
Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.



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Slow down your day by joining us for a different kind of art gallery tour. Much like a mindfulness exercise where you focus on your breathing, in this tour we settle our minds on the artwork on display. Community Partner: Institute for Creative Health with support from the Australian Government Catalyst Arts and Culture Fund.

13:00 - GUIDED TOUR - Going Slow: Visual Art x Mindfulness Tour Website | More Information
Slow down your day by joining us for a different kind of art gallery tour. Much like a mindfulness exercise where you focus on your breathing, in this tour we settle our minds on the artwork on display. Community Partner: Institute for Creative Health with support from the Australian Government Catalyst Arts and Culture Fund.

17:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Centre Stage | Masterclass : The Brandenburg Quartet More Information
The Brandenburg Quartet features the four principal string players of the celebrated Australian Brandenburg Orchestra. Join these artists as they work with talented UWA students, offering unique guidance on performance, interpretation and technique.

Free entry, no bookings required
Thursday 11
9:30 - EVENT - Special Event: Rethinking Displays of Asian Art and Artefacts Website | More Information
Join Dr Lynne Howarth-Gladston and Professor Paul Gladston in a conversation about re-thinking displays of asian art and artefacts.

The Yellow Box was first developed during the first decade of the twenty-first century by the Hong Kong-based gallerist Chang Tsong-zung (Johnson Chang) as a critical intervention in the internationally dominant mode of gallery display known as the White Cube.

The Yellow Box encompasses a range of enacted and proposed modes of display purportedly conducive to the public showing of artworks produced using ideas and techniques associated traditionally with Chinese ‘literati’ painting, poetry writing and calligraphy.

-- The Yellow Box was first developed during the first decade of the twenty-first century by the Hong Kong-based gallerist Chang Tsong-zung (Johnson Chang) as a critical intervention in the internationally dominant mode of gallery display known as the White Cube. The Yellow Box encompasses a range of enacted and proposed modes of display purportedly conducive to the public showing of artworks produced using ideas and techniques associated traditionally with Chinese ‘literati’ painting, poetry writing and calligraphy.

16:00 - PERFORMANCE - Moved Reading: King Lear : All welcome for a participatory performance on the New Fortune stage More Information
The new season of moved readings is upon us and we are delighted to present our offerings for the first semester of 2019.Overseen by Bríd Phillips (project director) and Steve Chinna (staging director and much else!) with educational input from Kathryn Prince, the Renaissance Moved Readings Project continues the tradition of informal, participatory, fast-paced and usually hilarious readings of Shakespeare’s plays.

This semester’s moved readings are Thursdays from 4-6 pm on the New Fortune Stage:

28 March, Much Ado About Nothing (a witty battle of the sexes is waged, comedy ensues)

11 April, King Lear (a king foolishly divides his kingdom among his daughters, tragedy ensues)

16 May, The Tempest (on an enchanted island, magical and muggle characters meet, romance ensues)

Participants and spectators of all ages are welcome: over-18s are invited to bring their own libations for festive imbibing afterwards in the Shakespeare Garden.

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