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Arts and Cultural events
 May 2017
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 - 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?

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.
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.
Friday 23
18:00 - BOOK LAUNCH - HERE&NOW17: New Photography : Join us for the book launch of HERE&NOW17: New Photography documenting the artwork exhibited at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery. Website | More Information
Curator Chelsea Hopper will be in conversation with Dr Darren Jorgensen (UWA School of Design and Centre for Rock Art Research and Management) discussing the book and the exhibition.

HERE&NOW17: New Photography centres on contemporary Western Australia artists working with, or at the margins of photography; on show until 8 July 2017. The book includes installation views of the works and essays from Eleanor Ivory Weber, Dan Miller, Tom Penney, Emma Crott and Melinda Reid.

The book will be available for purchase at $5 Refreshments will be served.
Friday 30
19:00 - FREE LECTURE - UWA School of Music presents Taryn Fiebig : Working with the director and preparing a role Website | More Information
UWA Music & West Australian Opera | Distinguished Artist Series

UWA Graduate and Helpmann Award-winning soprano Taryn Fiebig is one of Australia’s most popular and versatile artists. She returns to Perth to star in the title role of West Australia Opera’s forthcoming production of the The Merry Widow.

In 2017, Taryn appears in major roles for Opera Australia, West Australian Opera, the Adelaide Festival and Pinchgut Opera; in concert, she is soloist with Sydney Philharmonia and the Auckland Philharmonia.

Entry is free – bookings essential | RSVP to [email protected]

 July 2017
Saturday 01
11:30 - GUIDED TOUR - ’Can Touch This’ Tour : For Visitors With Visual Impairment Website | More Information
Join us for an innovative touch and audio descriptive tour of Kevin Ballantine: Photographs 1986 – 2001 and HERE&NOW17: New Photography. Audio Description enhances visual art for people who are blind or vision impaired. A trained Audio Describer delivers a verbal description of the visual elements.

This tour will also include various tactile 3D-printed translations of the artworks on display.

Refreshments Provided.

17:00 - EVENT - TEDxUWASalon: ART // ACT (Part 1) : Announcing the inaugural TEDxUWASalon! Website | More Information
** Presenting the inaugural TEDxUWASalon Series, ART // ACT **

We invite you to explore the concept of "artistic activism". Join the global discussion on the power of spreading ideas through the visual and the verbal. Discover how local change-makers are taking a stand on global issues through artistic platforms!

|| PART ONE || In partnership with the UWA Cultural Precinct & City of Perth WinterArts Festival, we are proud to announce the first part of TEDxUWASalon: ART // ACT, focusing on the VISUAL. We are excited to be returning to the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery for our very first cocktail event of the year. With a schedule of live talks, performances and TED talk screenings, it's going to be a fantastic night you won't want to miss!

So come join us for an evening of eclectic conversation and thought-provoking ideas. Don't forget to check out PART TWO during Social Impact Festival 2017!

***What is TEDxUWASalon?*** Salon events are smaller-scaled gatherings that keep a TEDx community engaged between main conferences. It provides the opportunity for more in-depth and intimate ideas sharing. It also focuses on one theme, so expect a niche audience of like-minded people to keep the conversation going! For more information: https://www.ted.com/participate/organize-a-local-tedx-event/before-you-start/event-types/salon-event
Wednesday 05
14:00 - WORKSHOP - ** SOLD OUT** Fibre Art Animals : Learn to make a fibre art animal in this hands-on children's art workshop Website | More Information
Join Nyoongar artist Sharyn Egan and learn how to make a fibre art sculpture animal – a dog, bird, lizard or other desert creature - from straw and colourful natural fibres.

Learn techniques from an acclaimed local artist whose woven work has been widely exhibited. All participants will leave with a unique creation they have made themselves from natural and acrylic fibres during Sharyn’s fun and relaxed workshop.

All materials will be provided. Ages 10 - 14. Cost: $10

Presented as part of the UWA Cultural Precinct's WINTERarts program.

18:00 - EVENT - Politics, art and madness in Putin’s Russia : Russian artists have often deployed ostensibly ‘mad’ tactics to provoke public response. More Information
Russian artists have often deployed ostensibly ‘mad’ tactics to provoke public response, and provide commentary on social and political affairs. In turn, Russian authorities have turned to the label of madness to discredit, marginalise and institutionalise artists who dared to engage in such activities. In this fascinating public talk Dr Iva Glisic will explore historical and contemporary examples of the interplay between politics, art and madness in Russia, providing insight into the political culture of a country that continues to play a significant role on the global stage.

This public talk will be held at The University Club of Western Australia.
Thursday 06
14:30 - WORKSHOP - **SOLD OUT** Needle-felted Pet Portraits : Join artist Elizabeth Marruffo for a fun children's art workshop learning to make a mini felt sculpture Website | More Information
Using 100% Australian Merino wool and a picture of your pet, artist Elizabeth Marruffo will show you some simple tricks to sculpt a beautiful little portrait of your pet. As your imagination runs wild we will also make accessories and food for your tiny companion.

Needle felting is so fun and easy that you’ll soon have the hang of it and be able to sculpt just about anything you can imagine!

Ages: Primary and high school students. Cost: $10

Presented as part of the UWA Cultural Precinct's WINTERarts program.

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