Desert paintings, a literary lunch, a musical Bastille Day celebration, and a NAIDOC Week world premiere of a new work for violin, cello and didgeridoo are just some of the offerings at The University of Western Australia's contribution to the City of Perth's Winter Arts season 6-13 July.
UWA WINTERarts is a mix of visual and performing arts as well as workshops and seminars organised by UWA Extension.
Desert Country, in the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, is the first exhibition to chart the evolution of the internationally acclaimed Australian desert painting movement. The exhibition opened on May 15 and will span the season.
During NAIDOC Week, on July 10, the visiting classical Mandelbrot Duo and Indigenous performer Dr Richard Walley will present a new work for violin, cello and didgeridoo. They will play in the gallery, surrounded by the desert paintings.
The Indigenous theme continues with a July 6 lecture in the Gallery by Dr John Stanton, Director of UWA's Berndt Museum of Anthropology, who will discuss crayon drawings created by Aboriginal men in the Northern Territory and collected during the 1940s.
A UWA Grads production of Chekhov's Three Sisters directed by Raymond Omodei is also part of the season.
The spirituality of music will be explored by ABC Radio National's Dr Rachel Kohn, who will talk to UWA specialist in French Baroque music, Winthrop Professor Paul Wright. Professor Wright will give a violin performance accompanied by the Winthrop Choir in the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery.
And Bastille Day will be marked with French choral music performed by the 62nd Australian Intervarsity Choral Festival Choir accompanied by the Fremantle Chamber Orchestra.