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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.

GRADS rehearsing "The Merry-Go-Round in the Sea"

WA war-time story brought to life on stage

Friday, 5 July 2013

It's 1941, Australian soldiers are fighting overseas and Geraldton locals dig air-raid trenches in their backyards, just in case.

Professor Pat Dudgeon

Culture at the heart of Indigenous healing

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander conceptions of healing, empowerment and leadership differ from Western concepts and must be considered if the mental health and social and emotional well-being of the nation's first Australians are to improve, according to the co-chair of a new group.

Anthropologist Catherine Berndt (left) records Goulburn Islanders in 1964

Entrancing 'Gossip Songs' tell big stories

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Unique Indigenous songs recorded more than half a century ago by renowned husband and wife anthropology team Ronald and Catherine Berndt feature in the latest exhibition by the museum established in the couple's honour.

Ian Fairweather - Landscape, Soochow

Inspiring WINTERarts season at UWA

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Tap into your creativity this July with a program of community WINTERarts events to invigorate the mind and warm the soul at The University of Western Australia, including workshops, performances, exhibitions and talks - many of which are free.

I-pod, therefore I am - but am I OK?

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Children from primary and secondary schools around the city and in regional WA are being recruited for the first study internationally to assess the impact of screen-based technologies on their mental health over an extended period.

Donna Franklin - FibreReactive (2004). Photo by Robert Firth

Art of skins cells, infection and DNA exhibits in Sydney

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Artists who continue to introduce the world to the creative intrigue of stem cells, infection, DNA and tissue engineering will present a major exhibition of new and past artworks developed at SymbioticA at Sydney's Powerhouse Museum during the International Symposium of Electronic Arts (ISEA2013) from June 8 to August 21.

Art work by Glen Stewart

Hint of history in Winter Arts paintings

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Drawing on his interest in historical painting techniques, a staff-member and fine arts graduate from The University of Western Australia will exhibit some of his recent works during the City of Perth's Winter Arts season.