Seeking 'Black Words' writers and storytellers

Monday, 17 August 2009

A young researcher from The University of Western Australia is building up a collection of Indigenous artists for inclusion in Black Words: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Writers and Storytellers and is keen to hear from poets, authors, playwrights and yarners from around the State so he can help promote their work.

Celebrating the century-old WA-Japan friendship

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

A book that documents the relationship between Western Australia and Japan, published by The University of Western Australia's Westerly Centre, will be launched at Parliament House next week.

Professor Stephen Hopper

Kew Director comes home to talk about place

Friday, 7 August 2009

Stephen Hopper, director of the world heritage-listed Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, UK, will return to his alma mater to deliver the annual George Seddon lecture.

Race against time to understand time in Aboriginal languages

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Linguists at The University of Western Australia are in a race against time to understand how Australian Aboriginal languages conceptualise time, before their last speakers die.

Vive la France - almost everywhere!

Thursday, 6 August 2009

A language professor from The University of Western Australia is researching remnants of French culture in ex-colonies throughout the world - and in the process, sampling croissants and coffee in unlikely places.

Perth International Arts Festival congratulates Helpmann award winners

Friday, 31 July 2009

Perth International Arts Festival is thrilled to announce a record haul of eight Helpmann Awards for artists and performers at the 2009 Festival. Founded in 1953 by The University of Western Australia, the Perth International Arts Festival is the oldest international arts festival in Australia and Western Australia's premier cultural event.

One piano, two stars, four hands

Friday, 17 July 2009

One of the leading conductors of her generation, Sydney-born Simone Young, will join British pianist and conductor Alex Soddy at The University of Western Australia on Sunday, 26 July for a one piano, four-handed concert performance.

Treasures from the UWA Collection

Friday, 17 July 2009

Conversations: 100 artists in the UWA Art Collection

Presented in two parts, this selection of works by 100 artists, spanning more than a century, and including many of Australia's and Western Australia's best-known artists, provides a broad overview of Australian art in the 20th and 21st centuries.

The works, and artists, are displayed in dialogue with one another, jumping across periods to make connections, engage in arguments and draw rich parallels.

From iconic post-war paintings to the unusual and eclectic and on to newer, innovative works, they tell compelling stories of Australia, Australian art and this great collection as it goes forward.

Part 1: 26 July-13 September 2009
Part 2: 27 September-15 November 2009

Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery,
UWA, 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley
(+61 8) 6488 3707

A dream mix of music and fun - free

Friday, 10 July 2009

A series of free family concerts at The University of Western Australia's Claremont campus will feature an exciting mix of solo popular and classical music, singing and drama performed by primary, secondary and tertiary students. 

The Australian Music Examinations Board Family Day on Sunday, 26 July has been organised to showcase the AMEB, which has a 120-year history and is Australia's leading program of external examinations in music (including vocal), speech, drama and performance.

Art installation that replicates epilepsy applauded

Thursday, 9 July 2009

An art and science collaboration between The University of Western Australia's SymbioticA and a neuro-engineering laboratory in the US that investigates treatment for epilepsy has won a prestigious Honorary Mention for hybrid and transdisciplinary projects in Prix Ars Electronica (PAE).

Timely meeting of international minds - to join them, register now

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Some of the world's best minds will meet at The University of Western Australia in November for In the Zone, an international conference aimed at stimulating debate on the geopolitical and business challenges facing Australia and its major trading partners.

UWA publishes first encyclopedia of WA for a century

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Western Australia's first historical encyclopedia for more than 100 years will be launched tomorrow by Premier Colin Barnett at The University of Western Australia.

UWA enters new virtual world

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

An international award-winning team from The University of Western Australia has taken on a new challenge to open up further opportunities for educational collaboration in a ‘virtual world'.

Two weddings for the price of one in grads' double act

Friday, 12 June 2009

Two short, one-act farces, both focussing on impending weddings and inherent family dramas, will complete a compelling double bill from The University of Western Australia's Graduate Dramatic Society, opening soon at UWA's Dolphin Theatre.

Grads' winter season boasts high comedy and grand drama with Sir Peter Shaffer's Black Comedy followed by Anton Chekhov's The Proposal. Each is directed by young women directors: Meredith Daniel, of Tuart Hill, is steering the former and Jo Williams, from Hamersley, the latter.

On June 5, UWA joins worldwide date with the planet

Friday, 29 May 2009

The University of Western Australia will participate in the global premier of renowned photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand's new film "Home" on June 5, 2009, World Environment Day.

The Summer Exercises: Making a town from photographs and silence

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Sydney-based artist Ross Gibson will visit The University of Western Australia this week to give a free public lecture about his recently released novel The Summer Exercises.