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Today's date is Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Arts and Cultural events
 May 2017
Friday 19
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA School of Music Presents - Free Lunchtime Concert : Intercurrent Ensemble 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.

Darkened Descent by Intercurrent

Ashley Smith (clarinets), Louise Devenish (percussion) and Emily Green-Armytage (piano) with guest Adam Tan (percussion).

Darkened Descent explores the ominous yet pensive combination of bass clarinet, percussion and piano as handled by composers on opposite sides of the globe. The warm earthy blends of John Luther Adams are set against the music of award-winning Western Australian composer Lachlan Skipworth, including the new work Intercurrent commissioned for this program.

An immersive listening experience like no other.

Entry is free, no bookings required.

17:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA School of Music Presents - [email protected] : Jonathan Fitzgerald: Guitar Masterclass Website | More Information
Now in its third season, [email protected] is the ideal way to kick-start your weekend! Each session offers a unique musical experience to delight all music lovers, from young artist led concerts to informal musical drinks on the famous grassy knoll, behind the scenes workshops to lectures and masterclasses. Join us each week for a delightful musical surprise!

Entry is free, no bookings required
Monday 22
19:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA School of Music Presents - Main Stage : Sensation Website | More Information
The exceptional ability of young emerging artists and their passion for music will always create an extraordinary experience for concertgoers. In 2017 four outstanding orchestral and choral concerts will feature Western Australia’s finest young musicians.

The exceptional ability of our young emerging artists is celebrated as three young performers compete in the finals of the prestigious VOSE Concerto Competition. To complete the program the UWA Symphony Orchestra will be joined on stage by the Symphonic Chorus of UWA and talented school choristers to present Stravinsky’s masterpiece Symphony of Psalms.

VOSE Memorial Prize Finalists Nielson Concerto for Flute and Orchestra - Megan Barbetti (Flute) Abe Prism Rhapsody - Jet Kye Chong (Marimba) Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1 - Jeremy Garside (Cello)

Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms

Tickets Standard $25 Concession $20 Friends of UWA School of Music $18

Website Bookings: www.perthconcerthall.com.au Phone Bookings: Perth Concert Hall Box Office 9231 9999 In Person: Perth Concert Hall Box Office Mon – Fri 9.00am – 5.00pm
Wednesday 24
12:00 - GUIDED TOUR - Going Slow - Visual Arts x Mindfulness Tour (Session 1) Website | More Information
Slow your day down 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 you allow your mind to settle on selected pieces of contemporary art. Each viewing will be themed differently and will be followed by an informal discussion.

You can choose to drop-in for one session, or attend all the full 4-week program.
Friday 26
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA School of Music Presents - Free Lunchtime Concert : UWA Guitar Studio 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.

Under the direction of Dr Jonathan Fitzgerald, the UWA Guitar Studio perform a selection of works for solo, duo and ensemble in this intimate free concert.

Entry is free, no bookings required.

15:00 - PUBLIC TALK - John Public As We See Him: Returning Authoritative Perspectives on “Midgets”, Science and Depression-era Show Audiences : Public Talk with Guy Kirkwood Website | More Information
Buddie Thompson, a self-described ‘midget’ with a penchant for studying his fellow human beings (both ‘little’ and ‘big’), navigated complex and competing conceptualisations of what being short-statured signified in the Depression-era United States. In these years the American ‘Freak Show’ no longer held the same widespread popular appeal it had had prior to the beginning of the century, while the discourses of medical science, reflecting the height of the eugenics movement as well as recent developments in the new field of endocrinology, intersected to make for particularly dangerous ground for those with ‘extraordinary bodies’. Thompson, and other ‘little people’ had career options which expanded beyond the increasingly moralised ‘freak show’, to traveling ‘midget troupes’, ‘Liliputian’ operatic companies, and miniature sized ‘midget city’ exhibits at World’s Fairs, but these involved no less fraught performative styles of self-representation.

By closely analysing Buddie Thompson’s insider account of little person show performers, As I Know Them: A Midget’s Story of Show People, self-published in 1936, I will examine how Thompson developed a unique and authoritative perspective which engaged in the complex and competing discourses of both popular culture and medical science. Thompson specifically rejected the social authority of medical physicians and their advice on new experimental hormone treatments, but only by professing to a superior scientific knowledge of the functioning of ‘glands of internal secretion’. He also rejected popular and offensive ‘outsider’ accounts of ‘midget’ show life offered by journalists which traded in obscenity and perverse interest, while nonetheless retaining countless anecdotes which played upon stereotypes of prodigious (but nonetheless ‘healthy’) male midget sexuality. Most importantly, Thompson devoted large parts of his narrative to returning gaze upon ‘John Public’ himself/herself, making his audience and readers the target of a close sociological and psychological study typically reserved for those with supposedly pathological or non-normative bodies. While Thompson lived until 1968, his relatively short show career, which appears to have finished before the end of the 1930s but included involvement in important historical moments like the Chicago Century of Progress World’s Fair, spoke to the increasingly difficulties of self-exhibition for small-statured people as a potentially empowering and profitable occupation supplanted and specifically rejected by the more recognisable minority-modelled organisations such as the Little People of America.

Guy Kirkwood is a PhD student at The University of Western Australia whose research focuses on late 19th and early 20th century American 'freak shows'. His working thesis aims to locate the perspectives and performance strategies of specific individuals within different historical and cultural moments, as well as within distinct regimes of normalisation. He has also taught some second and third year units at UWA, focusing broadly on African American history, as well as American colonialism. Guy hopes to finish his PhD at the end of the year and to have the opportunity to pursue future projects in the 'sideshow' of academia.

17:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA School of Music Presents - [email protected] : Student Takeover: Mostly Marimba (Pinata Percussion) Website | More Information
Now in its third season, [email protected] is the ideal way to kick-start your weekend! Each session offers a unique musical experience to delight all music lovers, from young artist led concerts to informal musical drinks on the famous grassy knoll, behind the scenes workshops to lectures and masterclasses.

This week, UWA's talented Percussion students present a celebration of tuned percussion music. This showcase of marimba repertoire, techniques and approaches will feature works by Keiko Abe, George Hamilton Green, Ross Edwards, Eric Sammut, Samuel Barber and more.

Entry is free, no bookings required.
Monday 29
19:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA School of Music Presents: Enrich! : World Percussion Carnival Website | More Information
The School of Music offers a number of stimulating and enjoyable broadening units for all undergraduates studying at UWA. Enrich! brings together these students in vibrant and dynamic ensemble performances.

In the World Percussion Carnival, Head of Percussion Louise Devenish will lead 3 ensembles in a lively performance of traditional Zimbabwean, Zulu and West African music!

Come and hear part of the wealth of musical talent on campus!

Tickets (available at the door): $10 Standard | $5 Concessions (Seniors/Children/Students/Friends of Music)
Wednesday 31
12:00 - GUIDED TOUR - Going Slow - Visual Arts x Mindfulness Tour (Session 2) Website | More Information
Slow your day down 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 you allow your mind to settle on selected pieces of contemporary art. Each viewing will be themed differently and will be followed by an informal discussion.

You can choose to drop-in for one session, or attend all the full 4-week program.

19:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA School of Music Presents: Enrich! : Rhythm & Beats Website | More Information
The School of Music offers a number of stimulating and enjoyable broadening units for all undergraduates studying at UWA. Enrich! brings together these students in vibrant and dynamic ensemble performances.

Rhythm & Beats will feature the Latin/Junk Percussion Ensemble, performing traditional pieces such as a Samba Batucada alongside new sounds of AfroJunk.

The concert will also feature Al On Quintet, a student led ensemble, who will present a program entitled Persian Art Music in Perspective.

Come and hear part of the wealth of musical talent on campus!

Tickets (available at the door): $10 Standard | $5 Concessions (Seniors/Children/Students/Friends of Music)

 June 2017
Thursday 01
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Contemporary Photography Panel Presentation Website | More Information
Contemporary photography spans a huge range of disciplines, from fine art to photojournalism, archival documentation and much more.

Discussing everything from risk-taking in photojournalism, to creative conceptual installations that are studio based, photographers Claire Martin, Graham Miller, Kevin Ballantine, and curator Chelsea Hopper will address current issues in contemporary photography.
Friday 02
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA School of Music Presents: Free Lunchtime Concert : UWA Vocal Consort 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.

Under the leadership of Helpmann Award winner and Head of Vocal Studies Andrew Foote, see these young emerging artist perform works for vocal ensemble.

Entry is free, no bookings required.
Saturday 03
11:30 - GUIDED TOUR - Art and Alzheimers Tour : For visitors living with Alzheimers Website | More Information
Join us for an engaging tour of the new photography exhibitions, Kevin Ballantine: Photographs 1986 – 2001 and HERE&NOW17: New Photography, designed to connect participants living with dementia in a shared exploration of art through personal insights, emerging interpretations and memories. Refreshments provided.
Monday 05
19:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA School of Music Presents : Piano Possibilities Website | More Information
Join talented UWA Piano Students as they perform all your favourite repertoire under the guidance of Head of Keyboard Studies Graeme Gilling.

Tickets $10 Standard $5 Concessions Available at the door
Tuesday 06
17:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - UWA School of Music presents: Free Lecture Recital : Illuminating Significative Utterance in Performance More Information
Free Lecture Recital

Presented in association with the Harp Society of WA

Jacinta Dennett: Illuminating Significative Utterance in Performance

In this presentation that relates to her PhD research, Jacinta Dennett will advocate the sonic and expressive qualities of the modern concert harp through the performance and recordings of selected solo repertoire for the instrument. Helen Gifford’s Fable (1967) for harp solo will provide the lens through which a deeper enquiry into performance is sought. The research process will involve a study of Helen Gifford’s oeuvre, its critical reception authenticated by performance reviews, published and archival documents, radio broadcasts and transcriptions of interviews, and interviews between the performer and the composer herself. Using Rudolf Steiner’s Philosophy of Freedom (1894), in particular his theory of ‘moral imagination,’ this path of investigation will lay hold of music performance as the focus for developing an epistemology after the model of a fable, where discovery is self-initiated rather than delivered. What insights (inner sight or wisdom), does a study of Helen Gifford’s Fable (1967) reveal?

Jacinta Dennett is Harp Tutor at Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and the Australian National Academy of Music
Wednesday 07
12:00 - GUIDED TOUR - Going Slow - Visual Arts x Mindfulness Tour (Session 3) Website | More Information
Slow your day down 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 you allow your mind to settle on selected pieces of contemporary art. Each viewing will be themed differently and will be followed by an informal discussion.

You can choose to drop-in for one session, or attend all the full 4-week program.

18:00 - ALUMNI EVENT - School of Design - Annual Dean's Lecture : On Beauty and Justice in Architecture Website | More Information
"This lecture will discuss the important convergence of beauty and justice, ethics and poetics in architecture, both in practice and in education. This reflection is urgent in view of our complex political environment and the prevailing obsession with digital tools and formal novelty for its own sake." - Dr Alberto Pérez-Gómez

The Annual Dean's Lecture will be introduced by Foundation Board Member Janet Holmes à Court AC, and is presented in collaboration with The University of Western Australia.

Alberto holds the position of Saidye Rosner Bronfman Professor of the History of Architecture. Founding Director of the post-professional M.Arch. and PhD, History and Theory of Architecture Option, School of Architecture, McGill University, Montréal, Canada.
Tuesday 13
13:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Talking Allowed: Visual Influences on Legislation : Culture Jamming the Perth Modern School relocation proposal Website | More Information
Culture Jamming is defined as a movement that mixes politics with graffiti, and satire with paint. Said by some to scramble "... the signal, injects the unexpected, and spurs audiences to think critically and challenge the status quo", this presentation, by Professor Camilla Baasch Andersen, UWA School of Law, and artist Desmond Mah examines a new way for law and visualization to intersect.

Camilla and Desmond will showcase some of the many artistic works produced by artists and children to protest the recent proposal to relocate Perth Modern School to an inner-city high-rise, as well as jamming sites which promote racial equality, and ask the question: Is this controversial way of visually expressing public resistance and opinion effective in influencing legislation? Should it be?

‘Talking Allowed’ is a new series of presentations offered by the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies and the UWA Cultural Precinct, where a UWA academic will give a short presentation on a topic of current relevance to the arts and culture before inviting the audience to participate in discussion.

13:00 - PRESENTATION - Talking Allowed: Culture Jamming the Perth Modern School Relocation Proposal : This presentation examines a new way for law and visualization to intersect Website | More Information
Culture Jamming is defined as a movement that mixes politics with graffiti, and satire with paint. Said by some to scramble “... the signal, injects the unexpected, and spurs audiences to think critically and challenge the status quo”, this presentation examines a new way for law and visualization to intersect. We will showcase some of the many artistic works produced by artists and children to protest the recent proposal to relocate Perth Modern School to an inner-city high-rise, as well as jamming sites which promote racial equality, and ask the question: Is this controversial way of visually expressing public resistance and opinion effective in ifluencing legislation? Should it be?
Wednesday 14
12:00 - GUIDED TOUR - Going Slow - Visual Arts x Mindfulness Tour (Session 4) Website | More Information
Slow your day down 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 you allow your mind to settle on selected pieces of contemporary art. Each viewing will be themed differently and will be followed by an informal discussion.

You can choose to drop-in for one session, or attend all the full 4-week program.

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