Perth International Arts Festival 2016 has kicked off with the unveiling of the new Festival home at Elizabeth Quay and a spectacular opening weekend featuring a stellar cast of Western Australian artists.
The University of Western Australia is part of a research team that plans to unearth and analyse the large number of ‘glass magic lantern slides’ held in public collections across the world in a bid to better understand the effect of this early modern media on Australian cultural history.
Staff, students and graduates from The University of Western Australia are celebrating their role in the design of Elizabeth Quay, supporting lead architect Ashton Raggatt McDougall (ARM).
Located in Perth on the Swan River, the Elizabeth Quay development will reconnect Perth city with the Swan River to create a dynamic new entertainment and leisure precinct, set around a stunning inlet.
The 2016 Perth Writers Festival will take place between 18 and 21 February at The University of Western Australia and brings together writers, artists, thinkers, provocateurs and innovators from around the globe for a stimulating and inspiring literary weekend.
Hollywood to Bollywood was first conceptualized by Valli Batchelor, the event’s artistic director, and premiered in 2011 under the sponsorship of the SAEA’s Abqaiq Chapter. "This event is an example of how the arts of movements and music can break barriers, deepen bonds of friendship, and promote health,” said Valli, an Abqaiq resident since 2009 and an Australian national award-winning proponent of multicultural arts. Valli is also a student with the School of Population Health.