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Arts and Cultural events
 December 2016
Monday 05
9:00 - SUMMER SCHOOL - The School of Music & St George's College present - UWA Summer Music Academy : 5 - 9 December 2016 Website | More Information
Do you know a young musician (15-25) with a passion for making music?

The UWA Summer Music Academy brings together talented young musicians for a week of intensive music making and fun! Students participate in ensembles and sectionals, develop musicianship and aural skills, sing in a combined choir all whilst getting a taste of life at UWA!

The Academy is open to instrumentalists (including pianists) who are performing at AMEB Grade 5 + (or equivalent) and has both residential and non-residential streams, with residential students enjoying the unique experience of college life at St George's College.

Students will be mentored by UWA School of Music Staff and special guests, including conductor Prof. Rob McWillimas and can expect to participate in a range of challenging and enjoyable activities culminating in a public concert on Friday 9 December.


$800 Residential (includes all tuition and musical activities, 5 nights accommodation, breakfast, morning/afternoon teas, lunch and dinners, social activities including formal academy dinner

$525 Non-Residential (includes all tuition and musical activities, morning-tea and lunch)
Thursday 15
18:00 - EVENT - Carols at St George's College : with the UWA Winthrop Singers Website | More Information
The UWA Winthrop Singers is an auditioned student choir from the UWA Music Department, which sings regularly in the chapel of St. George's College at UWA. The choir has released several CDs and has performed extensively around WA and overseas.

This service of Christmas readings, carols and hymns is so popular that we offer it on two nights (15th and 16th December at 6pm).There is no need to RSVP but we recommend you arrive early to secure a seat.

We invite you to make a donation on the evening. This will be distributed evenly between the Winthrop Singers Development Fund and The Christmas Bowl Appeal.

 February 2017
Thursday 09
18:00 - EVENT - Exhibitions Opening - Zadok Ben-David: Human Nature, FLORA, In Light of Shadows : Save the date - more information available soon Website | More Information
We launch the 2018 exhibitions program with the opening of three new exhibitions at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery. - Zadok Ben-David: Human Nature, presented as part of the Perth Festival and supported by the Visual Arts Program Partner Wesfarmers Arts, In Light of Shadows, presented by the Berndt Museum and FLORA, drawn from the Cruthers Collection of Women's Art.

More information coming soon!

Save the date to the opening event: FRIDAY 9 FEBRUARY, 6 - 8PM LAWRENCE WILSON ART GALLERY

Refreshments will be served.

Enquiries: P: 08 6488 3707 or [email protected]

Image: Zadok Ben-David, The Other Side of Midnight, 2013, hand painted stainless steel, dia. 300cm. Courtesy Shoshana Wayne.
Friday 10
18:00 - EVENT - Exhibition Opening: Helen Britton, Works from Warburton, The Likeness Website | More Information
UWA Chief Cultural Officer Professor Ted Snell is pleased to invite you to the opening of three new exhibitions:

Helen Britton: Interstices + Works of Art from Warbuton + The Likeness Helen Britton: Interstices is a 25-year survey of the work of renowned jeweller Helen Britton, including new works that draw inspiration from Western Australia’s coastline. Works of Art from Warbuton, from the Berndt Museum Collection gives you an opportunity to experience work by Aboriginal artists from the remote desert community of Warburton. The Likeness is an exhibition of portraits and self-portraits from the Cruthers Collection of Women's Art, the nation’s only public collection of art by Australian women.

More information coming soon.
Saturday 11
14:00 - TALK - Artist Talk and Tour: Helen Britton Website | More Information
Join Helen Britton as she leads you through her magical world of jewellery and sculptural installations. Hear how her memories, ‘shaped by encounters from the past and present’ have been reimagined into stunning brooches, neckpieces and other objects crafted from metals, glass, precious stones and found components.
Thursday 16
16:00 - WORKSHOP - Professional Development Workshop for Secondary School Teachers Website | More Information
Attend a tour of The Likeness and participate in a close reading analysis of selected portraits with visual arts educator Erin Knight. Free event.
Friday 17
13:00 - EVENT - Curator's Tour: Works of Art from Warburton Website | More Information
Discover more about contemporary art from the Western Desert community of Warburton in this walking tour with exhibition curator and head of the Berndt Museum, Dr Vanessa Russ. Free event.

 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.

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 - 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 [email protected]

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

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