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Professor Jane Lydon

WA writers scoop Queensland awards

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

West Australian writers John Kinsella and Jane Lydon have been recognised in the recent Queensland Literary Awards.

Professor John Kinsella

Jam Tree Gully earns John Kinsella National Literary Award

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Celebrated Australian poet, novelist, critic, essayist and editor John Kinsella has won a prestigious 2013 Prime Minister's Literary Award.

Dr Andrew Lawrence-King

Harp virtuoso wins Helpmann Award

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

A baroque harp virtuoso and research fellow from The University of Western Australia who won a Grammy Award for his work with renowned Catalan artist Jordi Savall has added a prestigious Helpmann Award to his collection of accolades.

Randolph Stow

John Kinsella to deliver second Annual Randolph Stow Memorial Lecture

Monday, 29 July 2013

St George's College and the Westerly Centre will present the Annual Randolph Stow Memorial Lecture at 6.00pm on Tuesday the 6th August 2013, delivered by the award-winning Australian poet, novelist, critic, essayist and editor, Professor John Kinsella.

Tanisha Banaszczyk

Entrepreneurial students impress business leaders at Enactus National Championships

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Enactus UWA was named runner up in the Enactus National Championships, recognising the team's achievements in managing a diverse portfolio of projects, all of which use the power of business to improve the quality of life for people in need.

The Championships, held in Sydney from 3-5 July, required Enactus teams from around the country to present their annual reports and presentations to a team of judges drawn from the Australian business community.

Artist Katrina Barber’s Light Series

Disabled artists paint a different perspective

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

The work of 11 intellectually disabled artists will be on show for the first time at The University of Western Australia's Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery from this Saturday, July 27.

Ben Faraone

China internship opportunities for Business Practicum students

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

UWA Business School student Benjamin Faraone spent his summer holidays travelling through China and gaining international work experience-all while earning credit towards his degree.

Benjamin, who is majoring in Finance and Economics, completed a three-week internship at the Charlesworth Group (known as Charlesworth China), a global publishing services company, followed by a four-week internship at Forex Signs Incorporated (FSI), a market research company which identifies investment opportunities in the foreign exchange market.

Westerly Magazine

Westerly Magazine launch new website

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Westerly Magazine have launched a new website. After years of existing as a subsite within the website for the Westerly Centre, the research centre for Australian literature from which the magazine is published, it has finally created its own domain at

Artist impression of Augmented Australia 1914-2014

UWA to represent Australian architecture on world stage

Thursday, 18 July 2013

A team led by Assistant Professor Rene Van Meeuwen from the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts at UWA has won the coveted position of creative director of the Australian exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2014, one of the discipline's most prestigious and important events.

Detail from The Scream by Chris Lawrence, oil on canvas, 2013

Latest exhibition at Artlaab

Friday, 12 July 2013

/Fractions/ is an exhibition of works by artist and UWA Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) graduate Chris Lawrence exploring the texture of electronic noise as it breaks down, shifts and distorts the transmitted image.