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Arts and Cultural events
 February 2018
Friday 09
18:00 - EXHIBITION OPENING - 2018 Exhibitions Launch : Opening night for Zadok Ben-David: Human Nature + FLORA + In Light of Shadows Website | More Information
We launch the 2018 exhibitions program with the opening of three new exhibitions - 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.

18:00 - EVENT - 2018 Exhibition Opening at LWAG : Zadok Ben-David + In Light of Shadows + FLORA Website | More Information
SAVE THE DATE: Friday 9 February 2018 6pm at LWAG. Join us for the launch of the 2018 exhibitions program with the opening of three new exhibitions - 'Zadok Ben-David: Human Nature', presented as part of the Perth Festival, 'In Light of Shadows', presented by the Berndt Museum and 'FLORA', drawn from the Cruthers Collection of Women's Art. More information to come soon.
Saturday 17
14:00 - TALK - FLORA: Curator’s Talk and Tour Website | More Information
Join Curator Gemma Weston as she reveals some of the stories behind the diverse images of flowers in the exhibition FLORA featuring works from the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art. Visit the exhibition and learn more about our ongoing fascination with flowers.

15:30 - WORKSHOP - FLORA Education Workshop : Professional Development for Secondary School Teachers Website | More Information
FLORA education kits are available for Year 12 Visual Arts (General), Year 10 Printmaking, and general school groups from lower primary to Year 12. Join educator Erin Knight in this professional development workshop to learn about the kits and their application.
Friday 23
13:00 - TALK - Friday Talk : Devastated nature: the historical role of creative arts in memorialising natural world loss Website | More Information
View the artwork in Zadok Ben–David: Human Nature and join Susan Broomhall as she discusses historical responses to environmental trauma through sixteenth century French poetic works.

Susan Broomhall is Professor of History at UWA and Co-director of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions specialising in gender, emotions and material culture of early modern Europe.

Campus Partner: Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions

19:00 - PERFORMANCE - Chinese New Year 2018 : Celebrate Chinese New Year with a special performance from Inner Mongolia Website | More Information
A troupe of 22 exceptional performers from Inner Mongolia Arts University will showcase authentic Chinese Mongolian tradition and folklore in a performance inspired by the vast grasslands and rich culture of their homelands.

This is a rare opportunity to experience in person the famous Mongolian Long Song, Morin Khuur (Horse-headed fiddle), Khoomei (throat singing) and other spectacular music and dance unique to Chinese Mongolian culture. This event for the whole family is brought to you by the Confucius Institute at The University of Western Australia and Penrhos College.

Tickets $12 Adult $5 Student/Concession Book your tickets here: www.penrhos.wa.edu.au/community/book-tickets
Saturday 24
17:30 - AWARD CEREMONY - The Dorothy Hewett Award Ceremony : Celebrate new Australian writing with UWA Publishing Website | More Information
UWA Publishing and Perth Writers Week invite you to The 2018 Dorothy Hewett Award ceremony.

UWA Publishing's Dorothy Hewett for an Unpublished Manuscript is a national prize worth $10,000. It is a rare, multi-genre award open to fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry. The first winner of the award, Extinctions by Josephine Wilson, went on to win the Miles Franklin Literary Award. Celebrate new writing with UWA Publishing and the previous winners, Josephine Wilson and Odette Kelada, at the announcement of the third Dorothy Hewett Award.

A complementary glass of sparkling wine will be served upon arrival.

The 2018 shortlisted writers are:

Teresa Bell (NSW; fiction) Angela Gardner (QLD; poetry) Kate Gordon (TAS; poetry) Louise Helfgott (WA; fiction) Julie Watts (WA; poetry) This event is presented as part of the Perth Writers Week. The 2018 Dorothy Hewett Award is supported by the Copyright Agency and The Monthly.

Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the hashtags #uwapublishing #dorothyhewettaward #DHA18 and #perthfestww.

 March 2018
Thursday 01
18:00 - WORKSHOP - Medicine and Art Website | More Information
Develop visual language and refine communication skills through close observation of artworks. Ioana Vlad and Janice Lally will guide participants to become more comfortable with ambiguity and develop reflective practice through the exploration of art and its meanings. The workshops are designed to enrich empathic skills while enhancing social and cultural awareness.

1 March, Human Nature: Examine works by artist Zadok Ben-David that explore changing aspects of the natural world, embracing hope and despair, knowledge and enigma.

12 April, FLORA: Flowers carry a multitude of meanings; and uses: they can represent love, honour or death, and are celebrated for their role in sustaining ecosystems. The exhibition’s theme will form the basis of a discussion on how we value, understand, and construct our world.

Dr Ioana Vlad MD FACEM is an Emergency Medicine Physician, Clinical Toxicologist and co-Director of Emergency Medicine Training at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, WA.

Dr Janice Lally PhD (History and Philosophy of Science) is Curator of Academic and Public Programs at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery.

Campus Partner: Emergency Medicine, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.
Friday 02
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Free Lunchtime Concert | Adam Pinto (piano) Website | 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.

Having just launched a new CD ‘Transformation’ of works by late UWA Faculty member Roger Smalley, talented pianist and Doctor of Musical Arts candidate Adam Pinto performs a free Lunchtime Concert of works for solo piano.

Entry is free - no bookings required.

15:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Preparing for Beyond the Cradle : Public talk with Dr Sarah Jane Pell Website | More Information
Pell presents her artistic role in Performing Astronautics across the three phases of spaceflight as: the Architect (building new forms of Absolute Space), the Astronaut (embodying all of Representational Space), and the Avatar (live(d) art of Spaces of Representation). By framing her experimental and emerging practice as nodes of transfer and transformation, she explores movement in the relative qualities of space and spatiality over spaceflight time. By aligning her work to the gravity-shift arc of spaceflight, the artist hopes to prepare an embodied toolkit for audiences to experience new phenomena including the moment of earthly release, the orbital perspective or overview effect, and space-earth adaptation and residual bodily memory as described by many astronauts. For this, she suggests we design for a body of water.

Dr. Sarah Jane Pell’s practice intersects performing arts, interactivity design, and underwater diving – with parallel interests in human spaceflight and habitat technologies. Interested placing the body in real and imagined spaces for encountering “new frontier worlds”, Pell plays with elements of speculative fiction, live-lab style stunt and daring to explore the visceral and bodily fascination in high-risk exploration. An Undersea Simulation Astronaut to Project Moonwalk EU, Astronaut Candidate Project PoSSUM US, and Mars Desert Research Station MDRS Crew 188, she is carving out new opportunities for the artist-astronaut. Her Edith Cowan University PhD proposing ‘Aquabatics as new works of live art’ received Best PhD Art & Science, MIT LABS. She has logged over 500 commercial dives in zero visibility imagining an artist-in-space experience, with spin-off projects connecting to NASA, JAXA, ESA and the EU Commission. She has joined residencies and workshops including events hosted by SymbioticA: the art & science laboratory, the Arts Catalyst, Live Art Surgery, UK, International Space University, Singularity University and European Space Agency Topical Team Arts & Science (CoChair 2011-2014). Her work is exhibited, performed and published widely. Notable venues include Ars Electronica, Robotronica, CHI, MOMA, BEAP, NRLA, ISEA, NGV, PICA, PIAF, AIAF, MIAF, TNAM, & ESTEC. Dr. Pell is a TED Fellow, Gifted Citizen, and an Australia Council Fellow.

www.sarahjanepell.com www.artistastronaut.com
Saturday 03
11:30 - EVENT - Let’s Meet at LWAG : For visitors living with Alzheimer’s Website | More Information
Join us for the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery’s quarterly program for people living with dementia and their carers or family members.

This event provides a forum for conversation through the shared viewing and exploration of artworks on display – highlighting themes, artists, and exhibitions at LWAG.

Light refreshments provided.
Wednesday 07
12:00 - GUIDED TOUR - Art and Mindfulness : Going Slow: Human Nature + FLORA tour 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 we settle our minds on the artwork on display.

The 45-minute session involves a slow observation of selected artworks with the theme of empathy and compassion, followed by an informal discussion.

An International Slow Art Day initiative.

17:30 - Open Rehearsal - UWA Music presents: Converge | The Irwin Street Collective : Jamie Hey (cello) Website | More Information
Join us each week for a delightful musical surprise!

From young artist-led concerts to informal musical drinks on the famous grassy knoll, behind-the scenes workshops, lectures and masterclasses, these free weekly musical experiences will delight all music lovers.

This week join visiting artist Jamie Hey (cello) and UWA faculty Shaun Lee- Chen (violin), Cecilia Sun (fortepiano) and Emeritus Professor Paul Wright (viola) for a unique behind the scenes look into the rehearsal process as you observe these renowned musicians preparing for their upcoming performance.

Jamie Hey is Australia’s pre-eminent period cellist and a passionate researcher of the history, development and repertoire of the cello in 17th century Italy. He has been a member of the celebrated Australian Brandenburg Orchestra since 1995 and has been their principal cellist since 2002. He is a 2018 UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow.

Entry is free - no bookings required.
Friday 09
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Free Lunchtime Concert | Piñata Percussion : Loops and Rebounds Preview Website | 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.

Week 2 - Piñata Percussion

Piñata Percussion is the resident percussion ensemble at UWA. Each year, Piñata’s concert season is opened with a program of new and existing works for percussion ensemble by Australian composers, allowing engagement with the nation’s leading creative minds in percussion composition and performance.

In 2018, Piñata celebrates the music of David Pye, an influential figure in Australian new music since the 1980s, who will be artist-in-residence with the ensemble in February and March.

This program celebrates Pye's significant contributions to Australian music with two works: 2003 percussion masterpiece 'rebana loops' and the world premiere of 'octet 112358'.

The program also features a new work from UWA graduate Adam Tan workshopped and developed for Piñata.

Entry is free - no bookings required.
Saturday 10
11:30 - GUIDED TOUR - LWAG Signs : Auslan Interpreted Tour Website | More Information
Experience the artwork at LWAG in Australian Sign Language. Join us for a free tour of the current exhibitions in Auslan guided by a gallery staff member and interpreter from Auslan Stage Left.
Tuesday 13
17:00 - EVENT - CULTURE CLUB I : Art Party featuring drinks + music + door prizes + art activities + tours Website | More Information
Come to LWAG’s Art Party to celebrate the new academic year!

Bring your friends and meet new ones. This is an opportunity for newcomers as well as regular visitors to explore the gallery and to tour the latest exhibitions – Zadok Ben-David: Human Nature, FLORA and In Light of Shadows in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Enjoy a free sundowner, experiment with art activities and listen to live music. You may win a door prize too! Students are particularly welcome to this 18+ event.

19:30 - TALK - Friends of the UWA Library : Josephine Wilson discusses her award-winning book Extinctions More Information
About the talk

The Friends of the UWA Library are delighted to begin the 2018 series of talks with award-winning author, Josephine Wilson. Josephine will talk about her critically acclaimed book Extinctions.

Winner of the prestigious 2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award and Colin Roderick Award, nominated for the 2017 Prime Minister's Literary Awards, and before its publication, the winner of the inaugural 2015 Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript, Extinctions has been praised for its humour, poignancy and, from the 2017 Miles Franklin Literary Award judges’ comments, “a compassionate and unapologetically intelligent novel”.

Extinctions is a novel about all kinds of extinction – natural, racial, national and personal – and what we can do to prevent them. Josephine will share her inspiration, perspiration and insights to her work.

UWA Publishing will have copies of her book available for sale.

About the speaker

Josephine began her career in the area of performance. She completed a Masters of Philosophy at Queensland University and a PhD at the University of Western Australia.

She is the co-author of the performance/theatre work The Geography of Haunted Places, and author of the novel Cusp. She has reviewed for Realtime, ArtLink Magazine and for The West Australian, and is a board member for the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts.

Josephine has taught as sessional staff at Murdoch, UWA and Curtin University.

7.00 pm for a 7.30 start

Members: Free, Guests: $5 donation
Wednesday 14
13:00 - PUBLIC TALK - A van Gogh, a toilet, and the trumping of Trump : A Talking Allowed event Website | More Information
A Talking Allowed event with Associate Professor Clarissa Ball, Discipline Chair, History of Art, UWA School of Design and Director, UWA Institute of Advanced Studies.

In late 2017, Donald and Melania Trump asked the Guggenheim Museum if they could borrow a van Gogh painting for their White House private quarters. Their request was rejected and countered with an offer of Maurizio Cattelan’s America, (2016) a fully functional 18-carat solid gold toilet that more than 100,000 people had already used. While some considered the Guggenheim’s offer a contemptible act of profanity, others claimed that the real work of art here was the suggestion that for the Trumps, a well-used toilet that reportedly cost in excess of $1 million to make was a more fitting artwork than a van Gogh.

Join us for this first Talking Allowed of 2018, when the complexities of this incident will be explored and we ask, what’s the fuss? After all, the toilet as subject and object of art has a long and noble history.

‘Talking Allowed’ is presented by the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies and the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery.

On the second Wednesday of every month, 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 and debate.

‘Talking Allowed’ is designed to be thought-provoking, challenging, stimulating and engaging. Come along and join the dialogue on matters that are of great importance to our society.

17:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Converge | Miquel Bernat (marimba) Website | More Information
Join us each week for a delightful musical surprise!

From young artist-led concerts to informal musical drinks on the famous grassy knoll, behind-the scenes workshops, lectures and masterclasses, these free weekly musical experiences will delight all music lovers.

This week we welcome visiting artist Miquel Bernat.

Miquel received his musical education at the conservatories of Valencia, Madrid, Brussels and Rotterdam, and at the Aspen Summer Music Festival (USA). He was granted the "Premio Extraordinario Fin de Carrera" at the Conservatory of Madrid, the Special Prize for Percussion at the Dutch Gaudeamus Competition and the 2nd prize at the Aspen Nakamichi Competition.

Being a musician of great versatility, he has played with the Orquesta Ciutat de Barcelona and with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, as well as in the contemporary music ensembles Ictus, Ictus Piano and Percussion Quartet, Trio Allures, Duo Contemporain, among others.

Miquel will perform works from Spanish composers featured in his new book of marimba etudes, plus percussion works by Alvarez, Applebaum and more.

Entry is free - no bookings required.

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Women, Art and Violence in Seventeenth-Century Italian Art Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Susanne Meurer, School of Design, The University of Western Australia.

Virtuous women encountered a great deal of violence in early modern art – at times they were the victims of physical brutality or emotional cruelty, at times they were its righteous perpetrators. One of the most prominent and accomplished painters of both types of imagery happened to be a woman herself: Artemisia Gentileschi. As in the case of her friend Caravaggio, Artemisia’s work tends to be read through the prism of her life. The rape she suffered as a young woman is often thought to be reflected in the (re-)actions of her predominantly female heroines. Yet, is it wise to read biography into an artwork? To what extent are Artemisia’s visual strategies conditioned by her gender? Does a woman portray violence in a different way to a man?

This lecture is part of a lecture series: 'A Window on Italy – The Corsini Collection: Masterpieces from Florence'

The Institute of Advanced Studies is pleased to present a series of lectures to be held in conjunction with the exhibition, A Window on Italy – The Corsini Collection: Masterpieces from Florence, which is being held at the Art Gallery of Western Australia from 24 February – 18 June 2018.

The exhibition is organised by the Galleria Corsini, Florence, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tãmaki, the Art Gallery of Western Australia and MondoMostre, Rome..

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