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 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 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.
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
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.
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).
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.
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.