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Today's date is Thursday, August 06, 2020
Arts and Cultural events
 March 2018
Wednesday 28
13:00 - TALK - Let's Talk Shop with Claire Greenhill Website | More Information
Claire is a jewellery maker, landscape architect and artist who works from her home studio in Palmyra. Claire’s jewellery is inspired by nature, architecture and traditional cultures.

Join us to hear Claire discuss her process of using coloured enamel, oxidisation and altered surfaces to create contrast and texture, playing with proportion and scale to create unique and contemporary work.

Claire’s work will be available for sale at this event.

17:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Converge | Improvisation : Nicholas Bannan & James ledger 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 delve into one of our 2nd year music units and explore the development of skills in improvisation. MUSC2525 is the last in a sequence of 4 'Music Language' units that develops core theoretical, musical and perceptual skills, involving two mutually supportive components - harmony and form; and aural–keyboard skills.

Lecturers James Ledger and Nicholas Bannan have devised assignments that involve students in creative responses. Material from these sessions will form the basis of pair and group improvisations, introduced and contextualised by James and Nicholas.

Entry is free - no bookings required.

 April 2018
Thursday 05
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Allegories for Meditation and Self-Reflection in the Elite Renaissance Home Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Elizabeth Reid, Researcher in the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions.

The paintings that decorated the Renaissance home were not solely intended for aesthetic appreciation, but for moral instruction. This talk will take a small selection of the early sixteenth-century works from the exhibition as a starting point to consider the ideal role of religious and mythological allegories in domestic experiences of self-reflective looking.

This lecture is part of a UWA Institute of Advanced Studies lecture series.

The IAS is pleased to present this series of lectures 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.
Friday 06
19:15 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Keyed Up! : Victor Sangiorgio Website | More Information
UWA Music and the WA Music Teachers' Association (WAMTA) are delighted to welcome London based Australian classical pianist Victor Sangiorgio back to WA.

With his London debut described by The Times as “poetic perfection”, Sangorgio is sure to enchant.

The program will include:

Bach Partita No. 1 in B flat

Clementi Sonata in B flat Op. 47 No.2

Schubert Impromptus D 899

Earl Wild Concert Etudes based on Gershwin Songs: Etude no. 3 "The Man I Love”, Etude No. 4 "Embraceable You” and Etude No. 7 "Fascinatin' Rhythm.

This concert is presented as part of the 2018 WA Piano Pedagogy Conference.

Tickets: $18 Friends of Music, $20 Concessions, $25 Standard

School students attend for Free (RSVP to [email protected])
Saturday 07
12:30 - SYMPOSIUM - FLORA Symposium : Challenges Facing Sustainability of plants in WA Today Website | More Information
Current Western Australian-based research in plant science and conservation biology, traditional uses of plants, and environmental issues that challenge our future, will be discussed in a symposium presented by eminent Western Australian speakers.


John Curtin Distinguished Professor Kingsley Dixon is Director for the ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Mine Site Restoration (CMSR), a collaborative alliance between Curtin University, UWA, Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority and six mining industry partners.

Vivienne ‘Binyarn’ Hansen is a Balladong Wadjuk Yorga woman from the Bibbulmun Nation, or Noongar people, of the south-west of Western Australia. She is co-author, together with John Horsfall, of Noongar Bush Medicine: Medicinal Plants of the South-west of Western Australia (2016) UWA Publishing.

Professor Steve Hopper AC is Professor of Biodiversity at the University of Western Australia’s Albany Centre.

Vicki Long is a Pilbara-based botanist, ecologist and ethno-botanist who has observed and worked with Pilbara flora for over 33 years. She has worked as an ethno-botanist with many Aboriginal groups and corporations in the Pilbara recording their traditional ecological knowledge, especially the use of plants.

Campus Partner: Institute of Advanced Studies
Wednesday 11
13:00 - TALK - The Virgin, the Madame, and the Greenie Girlie-man: an art scholar’s tale. : A Talking Allowed event with Dr Ann Schilo, School of Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry, Curtin University. Website | More Information
Kehinde Wiley’s recent official portrait of the former US president, Barack Obama, has caused debate over dinner tables and in conference rooms. Looking unlike the conventional figure of conservative, patriarchal power, Obama is pictured seated, amidst a forest of flora. While it has been discussed as a shift in the portrayal of American presidents, the painting has also been seen as a sign of African-American empowerment.

Using Wiley’s portrait as a springboard for a personal reflection on portraiture, or more specifically the figure in a floral setting, Dr Ann Schilo will spin a tale that encompasses some favourite pictures from the annals of art history, a few ideas about representation and the presentation of the self, as well as a notation on the all-pervasive symbolism of flowers. In so doing, she will consider how images are embedded in their social cultural milieu and embroiled in the circulation of meanings.

Dr Ann Schilo has published widely in the visual arts, creative practice research, and cultural studies. In addition Ann works as an independent curator. Her edited volume, 'Visual Arts Practice and Affect: place, memory and embodied knowing' was published by Rowman and Littlefield in 2016.

‘Talking Allowed’ is a new series of presentations offered by the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies and the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery.

On the second Wednesday of every month, a researcher/practitioner 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.
Thursday 12
18:00 - WORKSHOP - Medicine and Art Website | More Information
Develop visual language and re ne communication skills through close observation of artworks. Ioana Vlad and Janice Lally will guide participants to become more comfortable with ambiguity and develop re ective 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.
Saturday 14
11:30 - GUIDED TOUR - Can Touch This: Tactile & Verbal Description Tour Website | More Information
Join us for a touch and verbal descriptive tour of the current exhibitions. A trained guide delivers descriptions of the visual elements of artworks exhibited, along with tactile opportunities using mixed media and 3D printed translations.

Tours are free to attend and open to companions and carers. This event is run in partnership with DADAA.

14:30 - GUIDED TOUR - Art and Mindfulness : Going Slow: In Light of Shadows 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.
Sunday 15
15:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Music on the Terrace : Grieg and the New World Website | More Information
The UWA Symphony Orchestra once again joins forces with maestro Mark Coughlan to present a program of exciting and popular masterworks from the romantic tradition. From the excitement of grand opera to Grieg's evergreen piano concerto and Dvorak's energetic and exciting New World Symphony, this promises to be a thrilling program.

The program will include: Rossini 'Overture to the Barber of Seville', Grieg 'Piano Concerto', and Dvorak 'Symphony No 9 From the New World'

Tickets: $35
Wednesday 18
17:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Converge | The Friends of UWA Music Alex Cohen Travelling Scholarship 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 celebrate the winners of the Friends of UWA Music Alex Cohen Travelling Scholarship in a special presentation.

The evening will include performances by the winners Jackson Vickery (percussion) and Jonty Coy (Baroque Flute).

Free entry - All welcome!

18:00 - PUBLIC LECTURE - The Seeing without Light: how people with disability are embracing emerging technologies : A public lecture by Dr. Scott Hollier, digital access specialist, lecturer, and author Website | More Information
The rapid evolution of computers and mobile devices has had a significant impact on how we engage online and with each other. Yet for people with disabilities, including visual impairment, such technologies represent far more than just the sum of their parts - it is ultimately a gateway for independence. Yet with emerging technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality and the Internet of Things, how can we ensure that people with disability continue to be a part of our digital culture? Dr Scott Hollier will demonstrate how people with disability are currently able to engage with consumer devices along with the benefits and issues associated with our new and emerging consumer digital needs.

Dr Scott Hollier specialises in the field of digital accessibility and is the author of the book Outrunning the Night: a life journey of disability, determination and joy. With a PhD in Internet Studies and project management experience across the not-for-profit, corporate and government sectors, Scott is an internationally-recognised researcher and speaker.

Consultancy areas include consumer-based support for service organisations, developer-based support for ICT professionals for web and app-related work and support across different organisational roles to achieve compliance with digital accessibility standards such as WCAG 2.0.

Scott currently lectures at Edith Cowan University and the University of South Australia in the areas of information management and web accessibility. He is also an active participant in the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Research Questions Task Force (RQTF). In addition, Scott is legally blind and as such has both a professional and personal understanding of the importance of accessibility.
Friday 20
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Free Lunchtime Concert | Ensemble Vagabond 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.

This week join celebrated musicians Adam Mikulicz (bassoon), Ashley William Smith (clarinet), Sandy Xu (oboe), Emily Clements (flute), Julia Brooke (horn) and Gladys Chua (piano) as they perform Ravel's 'Mother Goose Suite' and Rimsky-Korsakov's Piano Quintet.

Free entry- all wlecome

13:00 - TALK - Friday Talk : Feeling FLORA: the emotions of conservation Website | More Information
View the exhibition FLORA with Andrea Gaynor and join a discussion about the relationships between emotion and conservation, and how they have been expressed over time.

Andrea Gaynor is an Associate Investigator with the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions and an Associate Professor in History at The University of Western Australia. Her research seeks to use the contextualising and narrative power of environmental history to solve real world problems.

Campus Partner: ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions

18:30 - FREE LECTURE - UWA Music presents: Distinguished Artist Lecture Series with Brad Cohen : The Cunning Little Vixen; is this one of the greatest operas ever written? Website | More Information
UWA and Tertiary Education Partner West Australian Opera present a series of lecture recitals, talks and masterclasses with internationally recognised directors and artists from WAO’s 2018 season, which will delight audiences with a unique insight into the world of opera.

Join us as West Australian Opera’s Artistic Director, Brad Cohen, discusses why Janáček's The Cunning Little Vixen is, in his opinion, one of the greatest operas of all. From the early life of the composer, his creative works and inspiration for Vixen, Brad will share his insights, passion and purpose as to why The Cunning Little Vixen is a masterpiece and a must see.

Since being appointed Artistic Director of WAO in 2015, Brad Cohen has conducted Faust, Gianni Schicchi, The Riders, The Pearl Fishers, Tosca and Lucia di Lammermoor for the Company. Prior to 2015 he conducted Carmen, Lucia di Lammermoor and The Magic Flute for WAO.

Brad conducted the world premiere of Thomas Adès' Powder her Face, just a year after winning the 1994 Leeds Conductor's Competition. His career spans a wide ranging repertoire at English National Opera, New York City Opera, Opera Australia, Opera North, opera companies including Luzern, Nantes/Angers, Nederlands Reisopera, and at festivals including Edinburgh, Cheltenham, Adelaide, Hong Kong, and Rossini in Wildbad. Most recently, a concert with Melbourne Symphony, Otello with State Opera of SA, Stiffelio at London’s South Bank with Chelsea Opera Group and Flight with Opera Holland Park. Complementing his performing career, Brad is the Founder of London-based Tido Music, a major new platform for the digital enjoyment of notated and recorded music.

Don't miss this opportunity to hear Brad talk about WAO's upcoming performance of The Cunning Little Vixen

Entry is free (refreshments included) - RSVP to [email protected]

 May 2018
Friday 04
17:30 - PUBLIC TALK - Artist & Curator Talk: Authentic Determination Website | More Information
Artist Brigid Noone and Gemma Weston (Curator of the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art) discuss the role of complex networks and shared histories embodied in the artworks that have been selected or produced for the exhibition Authentic Determination.

18:00 - EXHIBITION OPENING - Exhibition Opening Night - Season 2 at LWAG Website | More Information
We launch the next season at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery with the opening of three new exhibitions.

Stewart Scambler: Fragment presents a new body of work, a striking assembly of large-scale sculptural forms and murals inspired by potter Stewart Scambler's recent journey through the Pilbara and Kimberley.

Modern Australian Landscapes, 1940s-1960s: Works from the University of Western Australia Art Collection.

Authentic Determination: a collaboration between Cruthers Collection of Women's Art and South Australian artist and curator Brigid Noone.

All exhibitions run from 5 May - 18 August 2018.
Saturday 05
10:00 - EVENT - Perth Upmarket : Perth’s premier quarterly market for original and handcrafted wares. Website | More Information
Calling all brides-to-be...

If you’re getting married in Perth, put Wedding Upmarket in your diary now as we will be showcasing more than 50 handpicked local designers to help you create a bespoke celebration.

Western Australia is home to hundreds of creatives, but sometimes the best wedding suppliers are hard to find. Wedding Upmarket is about connecting brides-to-be with local designers to create a truly custom, personalised event.

Wander around our inspirational styled areas and meet Perth’s finest designers and discuss how they can help you transform all of those online inspiration boards into a reality.

Parking and entry are free and the venue is easily accessible.

When: Saturday 5th May 2018 Time: 10am to 3pm Where: The University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall Undercroft

For more information head to https://weddingupmarket.com.au/ See you there!

14:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Artist & Curator Talk: Stewart Scambler Fragment Website | More Information
Potter Stewart Scambler and Curator Sally Quin take us through Scambler’s stunning exhibition of large-scale works inspired by the artist’s journey through the Pilbara and Kimberley regions of Western Australia.
Wednesday 09
13:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Talking Allowed: Talking Aloud about Head Coverings, with Krishna Sen Website | More Information
Krishna Sen FAHA, Professor Emerita, Social Sciences, UWA asks the question, "Is there something particular about the hijab in our time or is ‘to cover or not to cover’ always a central political question?" in Talking Allowed an event series, in collaboration with UWA Institute of Advanced Studies, where a researcher or artist will give a short presentation on a topic of current relevance to the arts and culture, followed by discussion and debate.

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