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Aarne Neeme

New Fortune Theatre turns 50 and fabulous

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

The second New Fortune lecture-performance was delivered on Friday 14 November 2014, the year of the Theatre's 50th Anniversary, by acclaimed director Aarne Neeme at The University of Western Australia.

Memento Mori exhibition delves into inevitability of death

Thursday, 16 October 2014

A multi-arts examination of a topic still largely tabu in Western culture opens at The Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery at The University of Western Australia tomorrow.

Dancers are Yilin Kong and Kenny Johnson, Photo by Dana Weeks

Ochre bridges the gap through dance

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

There is a lot of talk about ‘bridging the gap' between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians and usually it is in the context of addressing the imbalance in health and life-expectancy.

Place des Anges - photo by Jarrad Seng

Big shoes to fill at Perth International Arts Festival

Friday, 13 June 2014

The longest-running annual arts festival of its kind in the southern hemisphere - which attracts half a million people every summer - is looking for a new Artistic Director.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (As You Like It)

Perth International Arts Festival launch

Friday, 8 November 2013

From great Russian theatre to world-class Israeli dance; from Man Booker Prize winners to Tony Award winners, from multi-player video theatre to a life-size bouncy castle Stonehenge, the 2014 Perth International Arts Festival really does have something for absolutely everybody.

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.

David Blenkinsop

David Blenkinsop wins National Entertainment Award

Friday, 28 June 2013

A former long-serving artistic director of the UWA-founded Perth International Arts Festival has been jointly awarded the Australian entertainment industry's most prestigious award.

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.

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.

‘Gift from the Gods' by Perth artist Robin Yakinthou

Centenary gift from the gods presented to UWA

Friday, 31 May 2013

A sculpture entitled ‘Gift from the Gods' - the State Government's gift to The University of Western Australia - has been presented at the University by the Premier, Colin Barnett.

Young artist crowned winner of Schenberg Prize

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

A series of ‘crowns' that explores human identity has won its creator the $35,000 annual Dr Harold Schenberg Art Prize awarded through The University of Western Australia.

Jalmarrajarti (Aeroplane), 25.9 x 38.5 cm [WU10261]

Singing boomerangs and Kimberley dancers for Jimmy Pike show

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Dances never before seen outside the Kimberley will mark tomorrow's opening of an exhibition of works by legendary Aboriginal artist Jimmy Pike.

Art, music and film to liven up winter

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Andy Warhol, Robert Wilson and Jimmy Pike have provided just a taste of what's on offer at this year's WINTERarts season from 4 July at The University of Western Australia.  They're joined by other must-see artists, musicians, films, speakers and authors taking part in the week-long festival of arts, culture and entertainment hosted by UWA.

Kalpurtu (waterhole ‘snake’), 28 x 38 cm [WU10175]

UWA for first-time show of Jimmy Pike's drawings

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Never-before exhibited drawings by the late Aboriginal artist Jimmy Pike will be shown at The University of Western Australia's Berndt Museum from 29 June.

Young artist's ambition soars with Schenberg

Monday, 21 May 2012

A concave sculpture into which is projected a video of two men posing for a portrait has won its creator the $35,000 annual Dr Harold Schenberg Art Prize awarded through The University of Western Australia.

People gathered at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery. Photo: Nic Montagu.

Exhibitions Closing Saturday

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Time is running out for you to visit the two exhibitions currently featured at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery (LWAG), as both close this Saturday 12 May 2012.

Professor A. D. Ross. Photo: 1935. Image courtesy of UWA Archives.

Honouring Four Foundation Professors

Friday, 4 May 2012

Almost 100 years ago, eight Professors were the first to undertake teaching duties at the newly-established University of Western Australia (UWA).

Eesha Patel

Engineering student scoops art essay prize

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

An engineering student at The University of Western Australia has challenged the popular notion that engineers are poor communicators by winning the Lawrence Wilson Gallery Art Writing Prize for 2011.

The crowd listening to panellists at the Friday Conversations event.

Expert Advice on Collecting Indigenous Art

Monday, 2 April 2012

"Collect out of love" was one of the key messages delivered at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery's latest Friday Conversations event.