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Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
 April 2011
Wednesday 06
19:30 - PERFORMANCE - School of Music Concert: Artistry! 1 - Living Moment Website | More Information
Celebrate the return of Paul Wright to the School of Music and join a staggering array of exceptional staff and illustrious graduates in world-class performances of exquisite chamber music.

Tickets available from BOCS: www.bocsticketing.com.au / 9484 1133

UWA Staff offer: Quote the codeword CELEBRATE and receive 2 tickets for the price of 1!
Thursday 07
13:10 - PERFORMANCE - Free Lunchtime Concert More Information
Composers’ Concert

This concert will feature new works by composition students from the UWA School of Music.

17:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Skywest Public Lecture : Art Collections and Audiences: Ideas and Opportunities Website | More Information
The judges for the 2011 City of Albany Art Prize will bring their expertise, technical skill and judgement to the topic of art collection management, development and promotion. Art collections are a cultural asset which can reflect the owner's history, identity and aspirations. The City of Albany is fortunate to have a much loved art collection which started in 1949 when the Town of Albany received a donation of paintings by Australian artists from Sir Claude Hotchin. This collection is added to each year with the winning painting from the City of Albany Art Prize. In this panel discussion, the three judges will share their experiences in working with collections in a wide range of sectors, from national galleries with substantial resources to managing a collection without a dedicated gallery.

20:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music Students Society Performance Concert More Information
Early Music Concert

Join the MSS for an evening of exquisite solo and chamber music, as UWA Music students perform lesser-known works from the Renaissance and Baroque periods.

Tickets: FREE for MSS members / $10 for non-members and are available at the door
Tuesday 12
18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - Everyday Life under Mao: the Chinese Revolution in the 1950s Website | More Information
A free public lecture by Professor Antonia Finnane,School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne and 2011 Fred Alexander Fellow.

In Chinese history, the 1950s occupies a position not too different from its place in the history of the Western world. It was the time after the war, and the time before the storm of the sixties. People of a certain age are capable of looking back to it with nostalgia. There were no white picket fences in China, but there was rice in the bowl, a roof over the head, and an atmosphere of hope associated with national re-unification and re-building as the People’s Republic of China took shape. Or so it seems in retrospect, not least to historians concerned to salvage the reputation of the Chinese revolution from the charnel-house of the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution.

The lecture is free and open to the public, no RSVP required.
Thursday 14
10:00 - LECTURE - A Multicultural Australia : The Centre for Muslim States and Societies presents an address by Senator Kate Lundy More Information
Senator Kate Lundy was first elected to the Senate for the Australian Capital Territory in 1996. Following the 2010 Federal Election, she was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and Parliamentary Secretary for Immigration and Citizenship. Following the launch of The People of Australia policy her title was updated to Parliamentary Secretary for Immigration and Multicultural affairs in February 2011 reflecting her additional responsibilities associated with the implementation of the government’s multicultrual policy.

Prior to the 2010 election, Senator Lundy was Chair of the Joint Standing Committee for the National Capital and External Territories, a long-standing member of the Senate Environment, Communications and the Arts Committee and one of the Federal Parliament’s representatives on the Advisory Council of the National Archive of Australia. She has held many portfolios in Opposition including Information Technology, Sport and Recreation, Manufacturing, Consumer Affairs, Local Government and Health Promotion. Senator Lundy is an active sportswoman, participating in hockey, soccer and rowing when time permits. Her love of sport includes being patron for the Canberra Rowing Club and co-patron of Majura Junior Soccer Club.

13:10 - PERFORMANCE - Free Lunchtime Concert Website | More Information
The Adoration of the Shepherds

The Winthrop Singers trace a key theme in Western Art: the depiction of the role of common people and farm animals in the Nativity. Their program includes art music by Victoria, Guerrero and Verdi alongside carols from the Mediterranean lands.
Monday 18
18:00 - EVENT - Careers in Social Justice: A Night at the Gallery : Amnesty UWA presents an evening for anyone who wants to pursue social justice. Hear Malcolm McCusker speak about his career, and meet representatives from NGOs and government departments who can give practical advice. Enjoy food, champagne, a social justice art exhibition and great company. More Information
Amnesty UWA presents an evening for anyone who wants to pursue social justice. Hear Malcolm McCusker speak about his career, and meet representatives from NGOs and government departments who can give practical advice.

Enjoy food, champagne, a social justice art exhibition and great company.

Tickets are $20 from www.trybooking.com/9319 - get in quick before the sell out!
Tuesday 19
12:00 - EVENT - ARC Linkage Workshop 2 : Assessment of Linkage applications. Website | More Information
This workshop will look at how applications are assessed and who assesses them. There will be an opportunity to receive feedback on your draft applications (submitted prior to the session), by UWA ARC assessors.

The session will include some handy hints from Dan Murphy and a reminder list of things to include in your application - a checklist for when you think you've finished!

Please send your draft application in to [email protected] by Friday 15th April, if you would like it reviewed.

12:30 - VISITING SPEAKER - FREE SEMINAR: Stimulants and Alcohol : What are the effects of using LSD and/or ecstasy with alcohol? More Information
This presentation will explore the signs of intoxication, harm reduction strategies and what to do if someone becomes acutely intoxicated.
Thursday 21
13:10 - PERFORMANCE - Free Lunchtime Concert More Information
The Piece of Gold

The guitar students of UWA present a concert featuring new works by Roland Dyens, Roque Carbajo, Nadia Borislova and others.
Wednesday 27
9:00 - WORKSHOP - AIESEC WA presents: INITIATE : Learn how to be a leader in the global environment. Website | More Information
Ever wanted to stand out as a graduate in the global workforce? Do you want to gain access to some of Australia’s best coaches in leadership, and hear bright minds speak on global issues?

INITIATE aims to connect 150 students from across all universities in WA. Presentations, workshops and networking breaks throughout the day will give you access to amazing speakers.

Cost: $10 for non-members (incl. lunch) Registrations: www.aiesecwa.org/eventswa
Friday 29
8:45 - EVENT - A Day in the Life of a Music Student : Enjoy a day discovering what it's like to be a Music Student at UWA. More Information
The School of Music is offering WA secondary school students the chance to take part in a wide range of hands-on activities that will be interactive, fun and very rewarding.

Students will have the opportunity to*: • Participate in a Performance/Composition workshop • Observe current students in a Vocal Studies class • Hear about the courses available at UWA and experience some of the classes you would be taking as a music student. • Take part in a multimedia workshop • Meet our current students and learn about their experience at the School.

Please bring your instruments with you!

* Activities and program are subject to change but will remain within the confines of Music.

Morning tea will be provided on the day and students are invited to join us for a sausage sizzle (for a gold coin donation), bring their own lunch or buy it from one of the university cafés.

Please contact Alison Chan at [email protected] to receive an application form. Please note, places are limited and you must submit an aplication to attend.

9:00 - EVENT - Power of Music Breakfast - The emotional power of performance Website | More Information
Over a breakfast of coffee and muffins, the emotional power of the human voice will be explored in a celebrity interview with world-renowned dramatic soprano Lisa Gasteen.

Price: Standard $20, Friend of Music/Concessions $15 For tickets email [email protected] phone 6488 2054

 May 2011
Tuesday 03
17:00 - SEMINAR - School of Music presents International Research Seminar - The Screened Score More Information
In this Power of Music Seminar, Lindsay Vickery, Lecturer in Composition and Technology, WAAPA, ECU will be presenting a seminar entitled 'The Screened Score' an investigation of the compositional process.
Tuesday 10
17:00 - SEMINAR - School of Music presents International Research Seminar - The relationship between musical training and literacy development Website | More Information
Adam Wigley, PhD Candidate, Schools of Music and Psychology, UWA presents his innovative research investigating ways in which music learning impacts on literacy skills in young children. Part of the Power of Music Seminar series.
Wednesday 11
17:30 - PUBLIC LECTURE - UWA Albany Skywest Public Lecture : The Origins of Music Website | More Information
Over the last fifteen years or so, an emerging consensus based upon research in a wide variety of disciplines has argued the need to revisit Darwin’s conjecture of 1871, that language may be descended from an extant musical medium of communication that development from animal calls, While humans are the only species to combine rhythm and melody, we also depend on both for musical interaction and the production and perception of singing in tune. Associate Professor Nicholas Bannan teaches music education at the University of Western Australia. A Winston Churchill Fellow in 1992, he achieved a doctorate on the evolutionary origins of the human singing voice. He co-edited The Reflective Conservatoire with George Odam, and a forthcoming book, Music, Language and Human Evolution.
Thursday 12
13:10 - PERFORMANCE - Free Lunchtime Concert Website | More Information
Dr Suzanne Wijsman presents a recital including works by Faure and Martinu.

17:00 - FREE LECTURE - The Arab's Third Awakening and Osama's Passing : Osama bin Laden’s death has followed the change in the Arab World and demands for greater democratization. What do these two devel- opments mean for the Muslim world? How will they affect global stability? What does it mean for Australia? Professor Amin Saikal will address these questions in his public address. Website | More Information
Professor Amin Saikal, Director of the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies at the Australian National University will be giving a public lecture on Thursday May 12th,2011 at The University of Western Australia. He will discuss issues surrounding The Arab's third awakening and Osama's passing and what it means for the Muslim World as well as Australia.
Sunday 15
0:00 - EVENT - Desert Country : Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery present ‘Desert Country’, an Art Gallery of South Australia Travelling Exhbition Website | More Information
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery will be the first venue in a national tour to exhibit the Art Gallery of South Australia’s exhibition ‘Desert Country’, following its successful season in Adelaide.

‘Desert Country’ charts the evolution and diversity of Australia’s most influential art movement, revealing the extraordinary development of the Australian desert painting movement and the flourishing cross-cultural relationships between Aboriginal artists working in the desert regions of South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

Through its dynamic paintings, ‘Desert Country’ showcases the enormous diversity of desert art, including the ground-breaking canvases of the Papunya Tula and Western Desert Mob artists to the latest stunning works to emerge from the APY Lands.

Among the highlights are the profoundly powerful works by Pitjantjatjara artists, mapping the devastated lands that they were forced to vacate during the atomic bomb and rocket testing of the 1950s.

All the works on display in ‘Desert Country’ are drawn entirely from the extensive holdings of Aboriginal art from the Art Gallery of South Australia, and more than a third of the paintings are new acquisitions, being shown for the first time publicly.

Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery has an extensive public program of events to accompany ‘Desert Country’, including a special performance to celebrate NAIDOC Week in July— Austrian-based classical Mandelbrot Duo team up with Western Australian Indigenous performer Richard Walley for the premiere of a new work for violin, cello and didgeridoo especially commissioned for the UWA WINTERArts Festival 2011 and to coincide with NAIDOC week. Please see the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery events calendar for further details.

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