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Today's date is Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Arts and Cultural events
 July 2019
Wednesday 24
18:00 - EVENT - Film Screening: Kew's Forgotten Queen Website | More Information
Join us for a screening of Kew’s Forgotten Queen, a documentary celebrating the work of one of the most prolific botanical artists of the Victorian age – Marianne North. At a time when women barely left their parlour rooms, North defied convention as she travelled alone navigating the world twice, from Borneo to Brazil to Japan, in her pursuit of documenting every living plant on her canvas. Marianne North (24 October 1830 – 30 August 1890) was a prominent biologist and botanical artist, widely renowned for her plant and landscape paintings, plant discoveries, writings, and the creation of her gallery at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Presenting Partner: BBC Four

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Finding Rembrandt in Love and Life Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Susan Broomhall, School of Humanities (History), UWA.

This lecture explores how the character of Rembrandt van Rijn is interpreted through place, gender and emotions in museums and heritage sites in the Netherlands today. It focuses on the cities of Leiden and Amsterdam, Rembrandt’s homes, and particularly, the role of women in shaping interpretations of Rembrandt’s life and work. Historical women in Rembrandt's life are increasingly employed as tools to understand the artist's mind in creative responses such as Peter Greenaway's 2006 film 'Nightwatching' or the 2009 Australian opera by Andrew Ford and Sue Smith, 'Rembrandt's Wife'. This lecture investigates how heritage sites have likewise co-opted Rembrandt's relationships with women, in a range of ways, in order to increase visitor engagement.

Rembrandt’s death took place 350 years ago this year, in 1669. Museums across the globe, from Amsterdam to the Arabian Gulf, are staging exhibitions to commemorate his artistic legacy, and a life that was far from a masterpiece. Sometimes dismissed contemptuously in his own time, the supreme genius of Rembrandt is now universally acknowledged. The Institute of Advanced Studies at The University of Western Australia is pleased to present a series of lectures offering insights into the artist’s life, his work and its reception.
Thursday 25
18:00 - TALK - WINTERarts: TEDxUWA Salon Art+ : Experience the best in art, literature, music and ideas during the 2019 UWA WINTERarts season. Website | More Information
What happens when you mix art with technology, medicine, geology, mathematics? We often see art as a field separate from all others, as an independent pursuit of creativity. However, when we combine it with other aspects of our lives, the results are fascinating. Listen to a line-up of presenters as they explore enchanting worlds created with imagination and inventiveness by bringing art into their fields of practice.

The 2019 UWA WINTERarts season runs 2 - 31 July. There are exhibitions, concerts, craft workshops, tours and a dedicated children’s program for the school holidays. Find an event for you at www.culturalprecinct.uwa.edu.au/winterarts
Saturday 27
11:30 - GUIDED TOUR - Verbal Description & Tactile Tour: For visitors with vision impairment 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, maquettes and some of the artworks. Tours are free to attend and open to friends and carers. Community Partner: DADAA

13:30 - WORKSHOP - WINTERarts: Felt Babushkas : Experience the best in art, music and ideas during the 2019 UWA WINTERarts season. Website | More Information
Babushka dolls are gorgeous and a lot of fun to make. Learn resist wet felting and take home a new little friend. Pauline is a highly skilled artist, working intuitively and experimenting with textiles to create gorgeous artefacts. She has run textile workshops since 2005 and her work is available in the LWAG Gallery Shop. In this workshop she will teach you all the techniques to create your own colourful babushkas.$80 - includes materials and afternoon tea. Suitable for ages 15+

The 2019 UWA WINTERarts season runs 2 - 31 July. There are exhibitions, concerts, craft workshops, tours and a dedicated children’s program for the school holidays. Find an event for you at www.culturalprecinct.uwa.edu.au/winterarts

14:00 - GUIDED TOUR - Going Slow: Visual Arts x Mindfulness Tour Website | More Information
Slow down your day 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.

We begin this session with a close observation of selected artworks from the exhibitions "Sculptural Silver" and "Naturally Nikulinsky", followed by an informal discussion on the themes of empathy and emotional intelligence. Community Partner: Institute for Creative Health

 August 2019
Thursday 01
19:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Centre Stage | Musica Nova with Lina Andonovska Website | More Information
Quickly gaining recognition internationally as a fearless and versatile artist, Lina Andonovska (flute) enjoys a diverse career as soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player, collaborator and educator. In this concert, staff and students come together with Andonovska to perform exciting works for contemporary woodwinds by Dorff, Berio, Connesson, Penderecki and Liebermann.

Tickets from $10

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Friday 02
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Lunchtime Concert | Lina Andonovska More Information
Be transported from the everyday by our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the best musical talent from with the UWA Conservatorium of Music and around the country.

Fresh from her solo recital at Musica nova Helsinki (Finland’s largest contemporary music festival), Lina Andonovska joins us as a Royal Over-Seas League Visiting Artist to perform an exciting program which champions electronics and innovative audio manipulation with works by Brett Dean, Chris Cerrone, Jacob TV and Donnacha Dennehy.

Free entry, no bookings required.
Thursday 08
16:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Centre Stage | VOSE Concerto Competition First Round More Information
The VOSE Memorial Prize is UWA's most coveted performance award, with three finalists chosen to perform with a full symphony orchestra in the Perth Concert Hall in October. Join us for the first round, as 23 talented students perform their chosen concerto for our panel of judges.

The competition will run from 4pm to approximately 8pm, with each performance lasting roughly 10 mins. Audience members are welcome to arrive or leave at any time between each performance. Free entry - no bookings required
Friday 09
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Lunchtime Concert | Christmas Comes Early! Website | More Information
Be transported from the everyday by our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the best musical talent from with the UWA Conservatorium of Music and around the country.

This week Conservatorium Voice students present 'Christmas Comes Early' – an eclectic concoction of Christmas favourites across the ages, with a sprinkling of the unexpected.

Free entry, no bookings required.
Saturday 10
11:30 - GUIDED TOUR - Let's Meet at LWAG: For visitors living with dementia Website | More Information
Join us for our quarterly program for visitors living with dementia and their carers or family members.

Let’s Meet provides a forum for conversation through the shared viewing and exploration of artworks on display – highlighting themes, artists, and artworks currently exhibited.

14:00 - 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 Australian sign language, guided by a gallery staff member and interpreter.

Community Partner: Auslan Stage Left
Monday 12
19:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Jose Franch-Ballester in Recital More Information
The multiple award-winning Spanish clarinetist Jose Franch-Ballester has been hailed for his “technical wizardry and tireless enthusiasm” (The New York Times), his “rich, resonant tone” (Birmingham News), and his “subtle and consummate artistry” (Santa Barbara Independent). Recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2008, and winner of both the Young Concert Artists and Astral Artists auditions, he is a solo artist and chamber musician in great demand.

UWA Music and Backun Musical Services invite you to enjoy a free recital with Jose and guest artist Gladys Chua (piano)

Program: BASSI Rigoletto Fantasy | KOVACS Shalem Alekhem v. Feidman | POULENC Sonata for Clarinet and Piano

Free entry - no bookings required

Additional free activities during Jose's visit include:

Monday 12 August

Backun Showroom – 2pm - 6pm | Tunley Lecture Theatre

Tuesday 13 August

Backun Showroom – 10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm | Tunley Lecture Theatre

Free Masterclass – 4pm – 6pm | Eileen Joyce Studio

Backun Showroom – 6-7pm | G12 | All welcome
Tuesday 13
7:30 - TALK - “The Atlantis of the North: unique records from ‘drowned landscapes’ off northern Australia” : Friends of the Library Talk Website | More Information
One of the defining attributes of modern humans is their ability to cross, navigate and systematically exploit maritime landscapes and resources. Some of the earliest indirect evidence for the maritime capabilities of people comes from the settling of the Wallacean Islands and Sahul (Australia, PNG, Tasmania). Direct evidence includes early dated occupation sites in northern Australia, fishing technologies and marine dietary assemblages from Timor Leste and Borneo, and midden and shell artefacts from North West Australia dated from 50,000 years ago. In this lecture Peter will profile research that he and his colleagues have carried out on the North West Shelf and the islands and interior of northern Australia.

Professor Peter Veth has carried out multi-decadal research on the archaeology of Aboriginal societies and their evolving land and seascapes. He has held academic positions at JCU, the ANU and UWA and been on the Executive Leadership team at AIATSIS. He has recently finished as the inaugural Chair of Kimberley Rock Art and is now the Director of the UWA Oceans Institute.

Special Collections – special viewing for members

Special Collections will be open on Tuesday 13th August 6.30pm – 7.15pm for members to view a selection of maps of the Indian and Pacific oceans held in Special Collections before the start of the talk by Peter Veth.

Future Events

“Translating a classic French novel: the problems posed by Emile Zola’s The Dream” by Dr Paul Gibbard, Lecturer European Languages and Studies is the topic for the 10th September talk.

October 8th is a special event, the presentation of the Clérambault 1710 edition from David Tunley to the Special Collections, with a performance of the work by the Conservatorium of Music Irwin Street Collective. The venue will be the Eileen Joyce Studio Conservatorium of Music.

Our final speaker for the year is Jill Benn, University Librarian and her presentation is “Library Place for Learning Space: Reflections in the Changing Nature of the Academic Library. Drinks and nibbles will be provided by the Friends of the Library after the 12th November talk.

Friends of the Grounds

Friends of the Library may be interested in events organised by the Friends of the Grounds. The film “The Making of Gardens by the Bay” on Sunday 28th July, see details below and the Annual Seddon Lecture on Thursday 1 August in the Ross Lecture Theatre, Physics Building from 6 pm to 7 pm. Tickets are free at Eventbrite or contact UWA Institute of Advanced Studies, [email protected] A small donation for wine and cheese after for those attending.

17:00 - SEMINAR - UWA Music presents: Callaway Centre Research Seminar Series - Margaret Seares : Funding the Arts in Australia: the theory and the practice More Information
The Conservatorium of Music is a vibrant centre for research in music and music education. A thriving community of scholars is engaged in exploring the frontiers of knowledge, working on a wide range of research projects with diverse outputs.

This week, Margaret Seares discusses 'Funding the Arts in Australia: the theory and the practice'

Abstract: In 1996 American academic Mark J Schuster published an article entitled ‘Questions to Ask of a Cultural Policy: Who Should Pay? Who Should Decide?’ in the journal Culture and Policy.

This is a perennial discussion, not only in Australia, and the conclusions he reached in 1996 have changed in relevance over time. This talk will look at Schuster’s original discussion, and the realities of cultural policy and decisions over arts funding as they exist in Australia today.

This is an issue that, in one way or another, is likely to confront almost all music graduates and can also provide insights into how research funding is managed in Australia.

Bio: Emeritus Professor Margaret Seares is a former Head of the (then) School of Music, CEO of the (then) Western Australian Department for the Arts, and Chair of the Australia Council for the Arts. She has also served on the Advisory Board of the Australian Research Council and the Education Investment Fund.

Free entry - no bookings required

18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Italy and the Invention of Luxury Website | More Information
A public lecture by Dr Catherine Kovesi, History, University of Melbourne.

That Italy and Luxury go hand in hand seems hardly noteworthy. It is a pairing at once both obvious and nebulously evocative. However Luxury has a long history, one with a rather sordid past, from which it has never entirely freed itself. And Italy is there, at the heart of the concept – from its fifteenth-century definition and first articulations, to its broader manifestations into present-day luxury brands and the untrammelled consumption of our globalized age. This lecture positions Luxury as one of the key words of our time; but a concept with paradoxes at its core and a chequered history and origins.

This lecture is part of the lecture series celebrating the 90th Anniversary of Italian Studies at UWA.

2019 marks the 90th anniversary of the teaching of Italian language and culture at The University of Western Australia. In 1929, Francesco Vanzetti, an idiosyncratic and popular Venetian, offered the first courses in Italian. This was the first appointment of a lecturer in Italian in any Australian university.

This lecture series, supported by the Institute of Advanced Studies and by Italian Studies in the UWA School of Humanities, celebrates aspects of Italian language and culture, past and present.
Friday 16
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Lunchtime Concert | UWA Guitar Studio Website | More Information
Be transported from the everyday by our free lunchtime concert series, featuring the best musical talent from with the UWA Conservatorium of Music and around the country.

This week the UWA Guitar Studio will present a free concert of solo and chamber repertoire, featuring some very special works including Bill Kannengieser’s rarely performed 'Gongan' for prepared guitar quartet.

UWA's guitar students take the stage this week to present a beautiful program of solo and chamber works for the guitar.

Free entry, no bookings required.

13:00 - EVENT - Activist Writing: Balancing Risk and Safety : What risks do academics, activists and artists take in their work? NTEU Bluestocking Week panel discussion More Information
Bluestocking Week (12 - 16 August) is an initiative recognising women in the workplace. The UWA NTEU Branch will host a panel discussion on the risks academics, activists and artists take with their writing.

Panelists:

Zainab Syed (poet, producer, educator)

Dr Liana Joy Christensen (writer, editor, academic)

Dr Sally Knowles (activist, artist, academic)

with a message from Renée Pettitt-Schipp, winner of the WA Premier's Book Award for an Emerging Writer.

Facilitator: Dr Sanna Peden (NTEU UWA Branch President)

16:30 - COURSE - UWA Music presents: Accelerate! Guitars More Information
Accelerate is UWA's elite performance-training program for students in Years 10 to 12 who are looking to take their playing to the next level. Students will participate in weekly workshops, masterclasses and rehearsals culminating in a performance on 12 September.

The program runs on Friday afternoons 4.30 to 6.30 from August 16.

Further information at music.uwa.edu.au

17:00 - Masterclass - UWA Music presents: Open Percussion Masterclass by Emmanuel Séjourné More Information
French musician Emmanuel Séjourné is one of the world’s most influential percussion performers, composers and pedagogues. Head of Percussion at the Strasbourg Academy of Music/ Conservatory, he has delivered masterclasses on six continents, specialising in mallet instrument technique.

Percussionists and percussion teachers are invited to join Séjourné for an illuminating masterclass on mallet instrument pedagogy, pedalling techniques on vibraphone and sight-reading on mallet instruments.

Free entry - bookings essential

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