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Today's date is Saturday, August 15, 2020
Arts and Cultural events
 August 2019
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 - 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)

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.

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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Sunday 18
15:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Centre Stage | Emmanuel Séjourné and Sylvie Reynaert with Piñata Percussion More Information
Celebrated French virtuosi Emmanuel Séjourné and Sylive Reynaert (Strasbourg Conservatoire) perform with Piñata Percussion. The program will feature Séjourné's popular compositions for marimba and vibraphone alongside exciting international repertoire.

Tickets from $10

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Tuesday 20
19:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Centre Stage | The Irwin Street Collective with Miriam Allan More Information
Soprano Miriam Allan's "sublime singing" (Gramophone, 2017) has been enjoyed around the world. As UWA Institute of Advance Studies Visiting Fellow she joins Sara Macliver, Cecilia Sun and Shaun Lee-Chen for a special free concert.

Free entry, bookings essential.

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Friday 23
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Lunchtime Concert | Irwin Street Collective and UWA Voice: Handel's German Arias 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 we welcome back the ever-popular Irwin Street Collective in conjunction with UWA's talented voice students to present Handel's German arias

Free entry, no bookings required.
Tuesday 27
17:00 - SEMINAR - UWA Music presents: Research | Callaway Centre Seminar Series : Music Students' Society: The Great Debate More Information
A free weekly seminar series, with presenters from within UWA and from the wider community.

This week the Music Students' Society hosts a staff versus student 3-on-3 debate, tackling the twisty conundrum: 'Should music be political?'

Further information at music.uwa.edu.au
Wednesday 28
18:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Critical Care. Architecture and Urbanism for a Broken Planet Website | More Information
A public lecture by Elke Krasny, Professor for Art and Education, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

In medical terms critical care, also known as intensive care, is a specialized branch of medicine dedicated to diagnosing and treating life-threatening conditions. For this lecture, this term is borrowed to address the planet’s life-threatening condition. Throughout the twenty-first century the condition of the planet has made headlines. The news is not good. The diagnosis is bleak. We have come to understand that the Anthropocene-Capitalocene is straining the planet to its breaking point. The planet we live on and we live with is exhausted, drained, depleted, damaged, broken. Therefore, the planet is urgently in need of critical care to repair livability and inhabitability and to restore its condition for its continued existence in the future.

Architecture and urbanism are at the heart of the modern project of capitalism. Modernist aspirations in architecture were based on the powerful promise of building a better future. Today, we live in the ruins of this promise. This lecture asks in what ways architecture and urbanism starting from the given interdependence of economy, ecology, and labor, can contribute to such critical care taking, acknowledging that there is no promise of a better future, but much rather a process of permanent repair. Following Joan Tronto’s political notion of care as everything we do to maintain and repair ourselves and our environment, the chosen examples in architecture and urbanism provide evidence that through a perspective of care social and environmental justice are not mutually exclusive.

Elke Krasny is Professor for Art and Education at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. She is a cultural theorist, urban researcher, and curator. Her scholarship and her curatorial work focus on critical practices in architecture, urbanism, and contemporary art addressing the interconnectedness of ecology, economy, labor, memory, and feminisms.
Thursday 29
19:30 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Centre Stage | The Romantic Chamber Choir - Con-Cantorum More Information
The Romantic choral repertoire did not always use massed forces. Join Con-Cantorum as they perform 19th-century mini masterpieces by well-loved and lesser known composers.

Tickets from $10

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Friday 30
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Lunchtime Concert | The Winthrop Singers 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 we shine a spotlight on The Winthrop Singers led by Nicholas Bannan to present a stunning program of choral works.

Free entry, no bookings required.

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