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Arts and Culture

DRUMBEAT improves mental health of WA prisoners

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

An independent evaluation by The University of Western Australia of an innovative program trialled in WA prisons has found a group-based program that combines hand drumming with social and emotional learning can improve the mental health of prisoners.

Giants in town for PIAF opening

Thursday, 24 July 2014

The streets of Perth will host one of the biggest live arts events ever seen in Australia this summer when two giant marionettes roam the city in a moving and emotional commemoration of World War One.

Sophie Richard

Perthites wanted for study on the Aussie lingo

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

We all know that Australians speak English differently from the way it's spoken in the UK or the US, and many of us are aware that Perth people have a slightly different version of the language from, say, Melbournians - but a young French linguist is hoping to recruit 120 Perthites to discover exactly how people in WA's capital use the Queen's English.

Student Timothy Delaney with Mayor Heather Henderson and his prize-winning work

A new kind of ‘hotel’ for Subiaco

Friday, 4 July 2014

In a WA first, the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts at The University of Western Australia (UWA) and the City of Subiaco have collaborated to create art in the form of ‘insect hotels’ – structures used to provide a nesting site for insects.

Dancers are Yilin Kong and Kenny Johnson, Photo by Dana Weeks

Ochre bridges the gap through dance

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

There is a lot of talk about ‘bridging the gap' between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians and usually it is in the context of addressing the imbalance in health and life-expectancy.

WINTERarts inspire at UWA

Monday, 30 June 2014

A wacky children's theatre production hailed as ‘pure junkyard genius', dance representations of award-winning West Australian novelists' works and a performance featuring internationally renowned clarinettist Ashley Smith are just some of the inspiring events on the menu for this year's WINTERarts festival at The University of Western Australia.

Vale Niall Lucy

Friday, 13 June 2014

Westerly are deeply saddened to learn of the recent death of Niall Lucy.

Place des Anges - photo by Jarrad Seng

Big shoes to fill at Perth International Arts Festival

Friday, 13 June 2014

The longest-running annual arts festival of its kind in the southern hemisphere - which attracts half a million people every summer - is looking for a new Artistic Director.

Students Kim Mudie, Ryan Williams, Carter Wright and Jamie Hilton

Integrated Design students create new spaces on campus

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

"Out of a dead space, they wanted to create a place where people could congregate.” That’s how newly recruited Architecture lecturer Assistant Professor Kirill de Lancastre Jedenov described the cave-like structure made from 3,500 beer and wine cartons that, for one week, became the central, imaginative focus of a corner of the UWA campus.  

Labour of Love (2014), mixed media Valdene Buckley-Diprose (Photographer: Dale B

Art student explores sheepish myths

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Bachelor of Fine Arts alumnus, current Masters student and sessional tutor Valdene Buckley-Diprose has been invited to exhibit in a fascinating and thought provoking exhibition Worth its Weight in Gold ('an exhibition and series of dinner events designed to... explore the continued cultural connotations and mythologies surrounding sheep and rural industry in Australia').