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Arts and Cultural events
 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..
Thursday 15
19:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Piñata Percussion | Loops and Rebounds Website | More Information
Join us for a celebration of Australian music featuring works by David Pye

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. For three decades, Pye led a number of ensembles and projects from Fremantle, playing a pivotal role in establishing the flourishing percussion scene in WA. Pye will be artist-in-residence with Piñata in February and March. This program celebrates his significant contributions to Australian music with two works: Pye’s 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 ahead of Tan’s residency in Florida at the Florida Mallet Lab Summer Intensive in May, alongside works by artists from around Australia including Timothy Constable, Nigel Westlake, Vanessa Tomlinson.

Tickets: $15 Standard | $10 Concessions | Free for school students
Friday 16
12:30 - PUBLIC TALK - University planning and architecture: The search for perfection : A public lecture by Paul Roberts Website | More Information
Paul Roberts, a UK-based strategic development adviser and director of Turnberry Consulting, will explore what constitutes a successful campus and how to apply these conclusions to real-life, modern-day contexts.

Roberts will take the audience through the rich history of campus design, looking at the most important themes in the field's development over the past 800 years in order to set the context for an assessment of the sector in the 21st century.

He will identify some of the most prevalent and important trends currently shaping campus environments in today's climate of tightened budgets and mounting competition, and discuss how the physical environment of a university can help strengthen it as an institution over the long term.

13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Free Lunchtime Concert | UWA Woodwinds 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 3 - UWA Woodwinds

This week hear talented students from the UWA Woodwind program performing a huge variety of repertoire. From Ligeti's Bagatelles for Wind Quintet and Muczynski duos, to other works for winds and piano, the exceptional ability of young emerging artists and their passion for music will always create a special experience for concertgoers.

Entry is free - no bookings required.

13:00 - TALK - Friday Talk : Flowers in a research world: genetics and honey bees Website | More Information
Flowers carry a multitude of iconic meanings – including love, honour and death – and have many uses, from traditional medicine to decoration. But what is their significance in a research world?

Join Monika Murcha and Julia Grassi, two leading investigators from the Plant Energy Biology Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence at UWA, and the Cooperative Research Centre for Honey Bee Products to learn about the role of plants and their flowers in molecular studies and the vital relationship between bees and flowers.

Campus Partner: Plant Energy Biology ARC Centre of Excellence at UWA
Saturday 17
11:30 - EVENT - Art+Feminism: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon : LWAG x Paper Mountain Website | More Information
Join us for Art+Feminism, a global movement to improve coverage of women artists online.

A 2011 survey of Wikipedia contributors found that less than 10% identify as female? Wikipedia is one of the most wide-reaching sources of public knowledge accessible, and this gender disparity greatly impacts the information shared. To help tackle this discrepancy, and in celebration of International Women's Day, Paper Mountain and Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery hosts a weekend 'Edit-o-thon'.

All information will be provided, along with afternoon tea and refreshments. Simply bring yourself, and a laptop or tablet (don’t forget your power cord). No previous Wikipedia experience required.


14:00 - GUIDED TOUR - In Light of Shadows: Curator’s talk and tour Website | More Information
Explore the meanings that light and shadow embody in various cultures through the diverse array of objects in In Light of Shadows with exhibition curator Sarah Ridhuan. Consider the broad themes of mortality, memory, power and knowledge in this selection of objects from the Berndt Museum collection of works from Asia. Sarah Ridhuan is Curatorial Assistant at the Berndt Museum working on its diverse collections and exhibitions, with a focus on the intersections of anthropology, art and museums.
Wednesday 21
17:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Converge | Megan Barbetti (flute) 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 Bachelor of Philosophy (Hons) student Megan Barbetti returns from a semester studying at McGill University, Canada to perform a solo recital.

The program will include: Shinohara 'Kassouga', Damase 'Rhapsodie Hétu 'Aria', and Widor 'Suite for Flute and Piano'

Entry is free - no bookings required.

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