WINTERarts 2016

WINTERarts 2016 launches

Friday, 24 June 2016

The University of Western Australia’s Cultural Precinct is giving Perth audiences the perfect winter escape with an exciting program of events for WINTERarts 2016.

Bungal (David) Mowaljarlai

Exhibition to explore the life and legacy of bush professor

Thursday, 14 April 2016

A new exhibition at The University of Western Australia’s Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery will explore the life and legacy of Ngarinyin Lawman, Elder and artist Bungal (David) Mowaljarlai, OAM (c.1925-1997).

Dr Russ

Dr Russ appointed first Aboriginal Head of Berndt Museum

Friday, 1 April 2016

The University of Western Australia is pleased to appoint academic, artist and Ngarinyin / Gija woman Dr Vanessa Russ as Associate Director of the Berndt Museum.

Dr Harold Bull and Benny Williams

It’s never too late (or too early) to begin your musical journey

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

While music-lovers are regularly drawn to The University of Western Australia’s recital halls to enjoy performances by outstanding students and the professionals who are helping to shape their careers, the age span of School of Music students is far greater than you’d imagine.

Sir John Winthrop Hackett

In memory of Sir John Winthrop Hackett - 100 years on

Friday, 19 February 2016

The man who founded The University of Western Australia, Sir John Winthrop Hackett, has been commemorated at a special service held at St George’s Cathedral on Sunday 21 February at 5pm.

Perth Writers Festival attracts stellar lineup

Monday, 15 February 2016

The University of Western Australia’s Crawley campus will again play host to a superb program of international and Australian novelists, activists and contemporary philosophers at the 2016 Perth Writers Festival.

Bharti Kher Cloud Walker

Bharti Kher opens first Australian solo exhibition at UWA

Friday, 12 February 2016

Internationally acclaimed artist Bharti Kher will open her first Australian solo exhibition next Friday at The University of Western Australia’s Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery for the Perth International Arts Festival.

Valentines Day

Valentines should give thanks to Chaucer

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Valentine’s Day enthusiasts should give credit to English poet Geoffrey Chaucer according to The University of Western Australia, with the famous writer believed to be the first person to associate the day with romantic love.

PIAF 2016

PIAF opens with new hub at Elizabeth Quay

Thursday, 11 February 2016

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.

Elizabeth Quay

Elizabeth Quay - UWA's contribution to a new city icon

Friday, 29 January 2016

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. 

Perth Writers Festival

Perth Writers Festival launches 2016 program

Thursday, 14 January 2016

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.

UWA's Summer Music Academy seeking talented young musicians

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Talented young music students are invited to apply for The University of Western Australia's Summer Music Academy from December 7 to 11.

PIAF

Perth International Arts Festival launches 2016 Program

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Perth International Arts Festival Artistic Director Wendy Martin today launches her first program with an invitation to join in on a big, bold adventure.

Julian Donaldson

Julian Donaldson to step down as PIAF General Manager

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Perth International Arts Festival (PIAF) has paid tribute to outgoing General Manager Julian Donaldson who is stepping down after 10 years in the role.

Exhibition takes new look at age-related issues

Monday, 11 May 2015

A picture paints a thousand words and a new photographic exhibition aims to stimulate and challenge misinformed assumptions and unexplored stereotypes linked to ageing.

Andrew Styan awarded $35,000 Dr Harold Schenberg art prize

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

The prestigious $35,000 Dr Harold Schenberg Art Prize, a bequest to The University of Western Australia, has been awarded to emerging, mature-age graduate Andrew Styan for his work The Bell Buoy.

John Barrington

John Barrington to lead PIAF Board

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Nationally respected strategy and governance expert John Barrington has been appointed Chair of the Perth International Arts Festival.

Choices (detail), Elizabeth Gower, 1986

Women artists re-write the rules of art history

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Paintings made from nail polish, pixels and ochre from Australia's far north-west will be on display at The University of Western Australia soon.

Sell your soul for a ticket

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Actor and director Stephen Lee directs and performs in his bold new production of Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus.

Perth International Arts Festival 2015 Writers Festival signage

Write, read, love

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Hilary Mantel - the only woman to win the Man Booker Prize twice - is one of the star attractions at this year's Perth Writers Festival.