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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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').