The University of Western Australia will be packed with public events for WINTERArts during the July mid-semester break.
Presented by UWA's Cultural Precinct and the City of Perth's Winter Arts Season, WINTERArts showcases the University's rich arts and cultural contribution to campus life and the community.
The University welcomes members of the community and prospective students to the Crawley campus to share in a wide range of arts and cultural events during the mid-semester break from July 3 to 11.
The School of Music will present several concerts, including a performance by UWA organist Annette Goerke in Winthrop Hall; A Night of Persian Magic and an Evening of German Baroque Chamber Music in the Callaway Music Auditorium; and two lively midday Percussion Power performances.
The School of Music and UWA Extension will run two full-day singing workshops, So You Think You Can't Sing, which are open to everyone from children to grandparents, as well as two African Rhythms Percussion workshops.
There are several literary workshops presented by UWA Extension, including The Art of Non-fiction Storytelling with award-winning author of narrative non-fiction Mark Greenwood, and a full-day writing workshop with Bron Sibree.
The Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery is hosting an exhibition of works by esteemed Western Australian artist Brian Blanchflower, with a range of public programs and special events. The Cullity Gallery will showcase the work of first year Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts students.
Graduate Dramatic Society (GRADS) presents Edgar Metcalfe's world premiere of With Friends Like These: A comedy of Bad Manners, at the Dolphin Theatre.
There are also several public lectures scheduled, including Berndt Museum of Anthropology director John Stanton talking about Carrolup - The lost world of Nyoongar children's art, while curator Barbara Matters will present Aboriginal Art Is Culture.
World-renowned art lab SymbioticA will open its doors for a free lecture on the biological arts and a tour of their laboratories. Dr Sue Boyd will present the UWA Historical Society's annual lecture on The Roots of Diplomacy.
Heritage architect Ron Bodycoat will also lead an historic stroll through UWA Crawley Campus. Organised by UWA Extension, the walk will focus on architecture of the campus, and is sponsored by the UWA Historical Society and the UWA Cultural Precinct.
The University of Western Australia's Cultural Precinct presents a dynamic, creative and intellectually rigorous program of exhibitions, performances and associated cultural activities that amplify current concern, flag future issues and provide a perspective from which to view the past. There will soon be a major development of new cultural venues on the Crawley campus.