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Today's date is Thursday, October 22, 2020
Arts and Cultural events
 August 2020
Saturday 29
14:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Curator + Artists Talk: HERE&NOW20 Website | More Information
Join curator Brent Harrison and artists Nathan Beard, Janet Carter and Colin Smith for a talk and tour exploring the exhibition HERE&NOW20: Perfectly Queer, an exhibition that focuses on the practice of queer artists in Western Australia.

Featuring new work by eight contemporary artists, HERE&NOW20 examines how artists draw on histories and their own lived experiences to create artworks that reflect on what it means to be queer.

Please note: in keeping with the University's guidelines, space is limited for this event and registration is required. Hand sanitiser will be available at the door and we ask that visitors observe social distancing. If you are feeling unwell, please cancel your booking on Eventbrite or notify our staff at [email protected]

 September 2020
Tuesday 01
17:00 - SEMINAR - UWA Music presents: Callaway Centre Seminar Series - Joshua Bamford : Music as a tool for social bonding: from 6 MYA to the COVID-19 era Website | More Information
The Conservatorium of Music is a vibrant centre for research in music and music education, where a thriving community of scholars is engaged in exploring the frontiers of knowledge, working on a wide range of research projects with diverse outputs.

Our free weekly seminar series showcases presenters from within UWA and from the wider community.

1 Sept - Joshua Bamford | Music as a tool for social bonding: from 6 MYA to the COVID-19 era

Abstract: A growing body of literature suggests that synchronised activity (such as in music and dance) may lead to social bonding between individuals and within groups – known as the synchrony-bonding effect. This effect may have given rise to the array of synchronised activity present in all human cultures, as a replacement for the social grooming behaviour that is used to establish bonds in most other primates. Music and dance may be more efficient than grooming by allowing interaction with multiple others simultaneously, and at a distance. In my current research, I investigate the precise cognitive mechanisms that underpin the synchrony-bonding effect, attempting to explain why humans enjoy being in synchrony with others, leading to increased trust and feelings of affiliation. However, COVID restrictions have raised new questions about how people maintain social bonds in times of social distancing. In light of our “new normal”, I will discuss contemporary approaches of music making that attempt to overcome zoom-induced asynchrony.

Bio: An alumnus of UWA, Joshua Bamford's research on the origins of musicality have taken him to Finland, Austria and, most recently, to the UK where he is pursuing a DPhil in Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Oxford. He is currently in Perth as a visiting researcher at the UWA School of Psychological Science. In his spare time he sings opera, conducts folk song choirs, and goes swing dancing.

Free entry - no bookings required
Wednesday 02
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Free Lunchtime Concert : Fluxus 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.

Fluxus

Head of Contemporary Music, Ashley Smith, and Head of Electronic Composition, Chris Tonkin, inspire a community of young artists to discover new worlds and ideas in music. They will explore the edge between noise and music, activity and performance in this not to be missed immersive experience.

For an idea of what to expect - see here: www.facebook.com/UWAmusic/videos/1724038457619783/

In order to adhere to room capacities and appropriate social distancing, until WA enters Phase 5 our Lunchtime Concerts will be ticketed events. Entry is free but bookings are essential.
Friday 04
13:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Friday Talk: Intrepid Expatriates Website | More Information
We invite visitors to join us for a Friday Talk by Amelia Birch titled 'Intrepid Expatriates: The works of Agnes Goodsir and Romaine Brooks'.

In the first few decades of the twentieth century an artistic community of lesbian expatriates flourished in Paris, their numbers small but their creative output far-reaching. In this talk Amelia Birch focuses on two of these artists, Australian-born Agnes Goodsir and American Romaine Brooks, exploring the significance of their lives and work and why their innovation deserves closer attention. After working in theatre for several years in London, Amelia returned to Perth for further study and nicer weather. She is currently completing her Honours year in History of Art at UWA, where her research is addressing women’s self-representation through portraiture in the first half of the twentieth century.

UWA Campus Partner: History of Art, UWA School of Design

Please note: in keeping with the University's guidelines, space is limited for this event and registration is required. Hand sanitiser will be available at the door and we ask that visitors observe social distancing. If you are feeling unwell, please cancel your booking on Eventbrite or notify our staff at [email protected]
Saturday 05
14:00 - PUBLIC TALK - Curator's Talk: (Un)ladylike Acts Website | More Information
Join Curator of the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, Lee Kinsella, as she shares insights about the artworks in the new exhibition (Un)ladylike Acts: Recent Acquisitions from the Cruthers Collection of Women's Art.

(Un)ladylike Acts features a selection of artwork that variously rejects, embraces and wields gendered perspectives, offering a provocative survey of attitudes toward art practice and its politics.

Please note: in keeping with the University's guidelines, space is limited for this event and registration is required. Hand sanitiser will be available at the door and we ask that visitors observe social distancing. If you are feeling unwell, please cancel your booking on Eventbrite or notify our staff at [email protected]
Wednesday 09
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Free Lunchtime Concert : UWA Wind Orchestra 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.

UWA Wind Orchestra

The UWA Wind Orchestra, under the baton of Dr Paul De Cinque and Doctor of Musical Arts student Chris Milne present a program of works including:

HYDE – 'Village Fair' (tr. De Cinque), LEDGER – 'Indian Pacific' (tr. De Cinque), GRANDAGE – 'Magnetic', GRAINGER – 'Faeroe Island Dance'

In order to adhere to room capacities and appropriate social distancing, until WA enters Phase 5 our Lunchtime Concerts will be ticketed events. Entry is free but bookings are essential.
Thursday 10
19:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Centre Stage | Jen Winley Master's Recital Website | More Information
A jam-packed program of stimulating performances and events in 2020 showcases the immense talent of our young emerging artists and their mentors, along with celebrated alumni, and national and internationally recognised guest artists. From workshops and lectures to intimate chamber performances and large-scale collaborations, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Jen Winley Master's Recital

Under the baton of Master of Music candidate Jen Winley, the UWA Chamber Orchestra perform Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture and Haydn's Symphony 96.

Free entry - no booking required
Sunday 13
10:00 - EVENT - Perth Upmarket : Perth's best design market Website | More Information
Perth Upmarket is Perth’s original and best design market, featuring more than 200 of Perth's most talented artists, designers, craftsmen and foodies all at The University of Western Australia's Winthrop Hall.

There is something for everyone, including a Junior Upmarket section in Hackett Hall which showcases all the best local designers for kids' clothing, toys, games and decor. Have a browse through the gourmet section to inspire your inner Masterchef, shop original locally designed homewares or find the perfect Christmas gift for someone special. Then enjoy a coffee or lunch relaxing on the beautiful lawns around Winthrop Hall.

DETAILS:

·Sun 13th Sept 2020 ·Sun 29th Nov 2020 Time: 10am-4pm Venue: The University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall Parking and entry free, venue is easily accessible, 3 ATMs on site 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley Website: www.perthupmarket.com.au Facebook.com/perthupmarket

14:00 - MASTERCLASS - UWA Music presents: Classical Guitar Masterclass : with Dr Jonathan Fitzgerald Website | More Information
Masterclasses give students a unique opportunity to develop their skills, hone their craft and succeed in their musical endeavours (whether that be an upcoming exam, audition or just personal progress).

This September, we invite Classical Guitarists of all ages and abilities to join our free masterclass with UWA Chair of Guitars, Dr Jonathan Fitzgerald.

An internationally recognised performer and passionate teacher, Jonathan had the privilege of learning under classical guitar virtuoso and Grammy Award winner Jason Vieaux, Dr Nicholas Goluses and world renowned lutenist Paul O'Dette. The recipient of numerous teaching awards, he has led the UWA guitar studio since 2016 and is deeply committed to the success of his students.

Participants: email [email protected] to register your interest

Observers: Entry is free, but please register by emailing [email protected] with your name and phone number.
Wednesday 16
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Free Lunchtime Concert : UWA Brass 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.

UWA Brass

Join us this week for an exciting concert featuring our talented brass students. The program will include solo works plus those for Brass Ensemble.

In order to adhere to room capacities and appropriate social distancing, until WA enters Phase 5 our Lunchtime Concerts will be ticketed events. Entry is free but bookings are essential | https://www.trybooking.com/BKNYS
Saturday 19
12:00 - GUIDED TOUR - Verbal Description + Tactile Tour Website | More Information
We invite visitors with vision impairment to join us for a tour of the exhibition HERE&NOW20: Perfectly Queer.

Exhibiting artists Nathan Beard and Colin Smith, and curator Brent Harrison will share insights into their artworks and the exhibition. A trained guide will also deliver descriptions of the visual elements of exhibition and the artworks.

The tour will include carefully controlled tactile opportunities with gloves to explore sample items, maquettes and other materials. Tours are free to attend and open to friends and carers.

Community Partner: DADAA

Please note: In keeping with the University's guidelines, space is limited for this event and registration is required. Hand sanitiser will be available at the door and we ask that visitors observe social distancing. If you are feeling unwell or are no longer able to attend, please cancel your booking on Eventbrite or notify our staff at [email protected] to allow space for others interested.
Monday 21
19:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Pinata Percussion : Voices, Motions, and Sounds Website | More Information
A jam-packed program of stimulating performances and events in 2020 showcases the immense talent of our young emerging artists and their mentors, along with celebrated alumni, and national and internationally recognised guest artists. From workshops and lectures to intimate chamber performances and large-scale collaborations, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Pinata Percussion | Voices, Motions, and Sounds

Join Pinata Percussion for their first concert under the direction of WASO Percussionist Francois Combemorel. These young emerging artists will lead you on a journey around the world with repertoire from the U.S, Belgium, France, Australia, Japan and the Netherlands performed not just with traditional instruments, but using voices, lights and body percussion in a sensory journey that is sure to delight.

Tickets: $15 Standard, $10 Concessions, UWA Music and School students attend for FREE (email [email protected] for details)
Tuesday 22
17:00 - SEMINAR - UWA Music presents: Callaway Centre Research Seminar | Kate Milligan : ‘Economics of Visibility’: The Gendered Body on the Orchestral Podium Website | More Information
The Conservatorium of Music is a vibrant centre for research in music and music education, where a thriving community of scholars is engaged in exploring the frontiers of knowledge, working on a wide range of research projects with diverse outputs.

Our free weekly seminar series showcases presenters from within UWA and from the wider community.

‘Economics of Visibility’: The Gendered Body on the Orchestral Podium

The exclusivity of the Classical Music industry is widely documented, and scholarship indicates that orchestral conducting remains a particularly male-dominated profession: Women on the podium engage in complex gendered contortions and ‘management’ of the body as the visibility of their practice dictates. However, feminist sensibilities have changed significantly since this extant literature was published and gendered leadership has re-emerged as a subject of global public discourse. As such, a re-evaluation of the gendered conditions of the podium is long overdue. In a critical analysis of representations of elite conductors in the media, as well as a series of semi-structured interviews with practicing conductors, this paper will assess the state of gender diversity on the orchestral podium in the contemporary context. Banet-Weiser’s ‘Economics of Visibility’—that which posits the visible feminine body as product with market value—provides a crucial framework for assessing gender in a neoliberal, postfeminist context.

Kate Milligan is a composer, conductor, and researcher. She is currently mid-way through a Master of Music by research at UWA, having graduated from her undergraduate degree in composition in 2018. She has since been commissioned by a range of Perth-based ensembles including Decibel, Perth Orchestra Project, and Intercurrent. This year, she is a participant in Tura’s national Summers Night Project for emerging female and non-binary composers, as well as WASO’s Emerging Conductors Program. Kate is currently working with the Perth Symphony Orchestra (PSO) as the inaugural Conducting Fellow and as an Artistic Planner.

Free entry - no bookings required
Wednesday 23
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Free Lunchtime Concert : UWA Winds 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.

UWA Winds

Join us this week for an exciting concert featuring students from the UWA Woodwind Program.

In order to adhere to room capacities and appropriate social distancing, until WA enters Phase 5 our Lunchtime Concerts will be ticketed events. Entry is free but bookings are essential | https://www.trybooking.com/BKNYS
Thursday 24
19:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Centre Stage | Songs Sacred and Profane : UWA Voice Website | More Information
A jam-packed program of stimulating performances and events in 2020 showcases the immense talent of our young emerging artists and their mentors, along with celebrated alumni, and national and internationally recognised guest artists. From workshops and lectures to intimate chamber performances and large-scale collaborations, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Songs Sacred and Profane

A delightful collection of works for chamber choir performed by UWA’s Con-Cantorum.

Tickets: $10–15
Saturday 26
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 Auslan-interpreted tour of the exhibition HERE&NOW20: Perfectly Queer with curator Brent Harrison.

Featuring new work by eight contemporary artists, HERE&NOW20 examines how artists draw on histories and their own lived experiences to create artworks that reflect on what it means to be queer.

Community Partner: Auslan Stage Left

Please note: In keeping with the University's guidelines, space is limited for this event and registration is required. Hand sanitiser will be available at the door and we ask that visitors observe social distancing. If you are feeling unwell, please cancel your booking on Eventbrite or notify our staff at [email protected]
Sunday 27
14:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Centre Stage | For all the Saints : UWA Voice Website | More Information
A jam-packed program of stimulating performances and events in 2020 showcases the immense talent of our young emerging artists and their mentors, along with celebrated alumni, and national and internationally recognised guest artists. From workshops and lectures to intimate chamber performances and large-scale collaborations, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

For all the Saints

CON-CANTORUM AND THE ST MARY’S CATHEDRAL CHOIR

Descending from the roofline of the majestic St Mary’s Cathedral are sixteen stained glass windows commemorating beloved and lesser known saints. In this program, Con-Cantorum joins with St Mary’s Cathedral Choir to present a program of joyous and reflective music – works that celebrate stained glass, light, the saints, and the mystery of the Mass. This eclectic program of traditional works, and twentieth-first century mini-gems by female composers, includes WA premieres of And the Lord said, Fiat Lux by Alice Chance and O splendidissima gemma (based upon St Hildegard von Bingen) by Stef Conner, Kaleidoscope by deVoight, and the premiere of a new commission for Con-Cantorum, With Visioned Eyes (for St Joan) by Lydia Gardiner.

Tickets: $25 Standard / $22 Concessions

 October 2020
Friday 02
19:30 - PERFORMANCE - Carmina Burana : Featuring WASO, the WASO Chorus and Symphonic Chorus of UWA Website | More Information
The West Australian Symphony Orchestra, the West Australian Symphony Orchestra Chorus and the Symphonic Chorus of UWA present

Carmina Burana

Carmina Burana has been repurposed, remixed and reworked by the best in the business for hundreds of films and TV commercials. However, there is nothing quite like the raw power of this epic classic performed live. The wheel of fortune spins on the pleasures of lust and the perils of life in a collection of 24 medieval poems thrillingly sung by a 130-voice choir with WASO.

To open, WASO dance with the devil in UWA graduate Iain Grandage’s spectacular percussion concerto, inspired by Australian gothic stories.

2 October & 3 October 2020 | 7.30pm

IAIN GRANDAGE Dances with Devils: Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra

ORFF Carmina burana

Jessica Gethin (conductor), Amy Manford (soprano), Perry Joyce (tenor), James Clayton (baritone), WASO Chorus, UWA Symphonic Chorus, Aquinas College - Schola Choir, Hale School - Young Voices

Tickets: $30–94

waso.com.au
Wednesday 07
13:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Free Lunchtime Concert : The Music of Nicholas Bannan 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.

The Music of Nicholas Bannan

Dr Nicholas Bannan is an accomplished international composer, conductor, music researcher and Associate Professor at the UWA Conservatorium of Music. He joined UWA from the University of Reading in 2006. He won several competitions as a composer, including the Fribourg Prize for Sacred Music in 1986, and has completed commissions for the Allegri and Grieg Quartets, the Guildhall String Ensemble, Cantemus Novum of Antwerp, and the Gentlemen of St Paul's Cathedral.

In 2020 Nicholas will be retiring from UWA so we invite you to join us for a special Lunchtime Concert featuring works written by Nicholas and performed by students and staff of the Conservatorium

In order to adhere to room capacities and appropriate social distancing, until WA enters Phase 5 our Lunchtime Concerts will be ticketed events. Entry is free but bookings are essential | https://www.trybooking.com/BKNYS
Thursday 08
19:00 - PERFORMANCE - UWA Music presents: Centre Stage | Guitar Odyssey Website | More Information
A jam-packed program of stimulating performances and events in 2020 showcases the immense talent of our young emerging artists and their mentors, along with celebrated alumni, and national and internationally recognised guest artists. From workshops and lectures to intimate chamber performances and large-scale collaborations, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Guitar Odyssey

Join us for this exciting free concert as talented young performers from the UWA Conservatorium take listeners on a journey exploring the variety and depth of the classical guitar repertoire. From the solo lute works of J.S Bach to the Australian premiere of Mayako Kubo's avant-garde Atem Pause for guitar quartet, listeners will be treated to familiar favourites and delighted by the unexpected.

In order to adhere to room capacities and appropriate social distancing, until WA enters Phase 5 all our concerts will be ticketed events. Entry is free but bookings are essential.

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