Solar strategy needed to avoid electricity death spiral: report

Monday, 24 November 2014

Government and the electricity industry must act now to prepare for the inevitable impact of increased private solar on the State's electricity network or risk a death spiral of network disruptions and rising costs over the coming decade, according to the author of a new study into WA's electricity future.

Kimberley Rock Art – Photo:  Sven Ouzman

New master's degree engages with 50,000 years of Indigenous heritage

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

The University of Western Australia's newest degree, the Master of Heritage Studies was launched today by the Hon Albert Jacob, Minister for Environment; Heritage.

New Graduate Certificate in Architectural Conservation

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

If you’ve ever wanted to master the full range of concepts, methods, and practices involved in the specialised field of architectural conservation, the Faculty will be offering a new Graduate Certificate in Architectural Conservation starting in 2015.

Printmaking students at work

New Fine Arts major commencing in 2015

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Are you keen to explore your creativity? The Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts (ALVA) is pleased to introduce Fine Arts as a new major within the Bachelor of Design, starting next year.

Students Sophie Lunn (L) and Tamara Glick (R)

Art in the Alice

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

UWA students Sophia Lunn (Art History) and Tamara Glick (Architecture) recently took part in an exciting regional work placement as a part of their studies in art history. They stayed in desert communities in the east Pilbara, working with Martumili artists.

Out of Place Gwalia book cover

Cross disciplinary essays explore transient communities

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

UWA Publishing (UWAP) has just published a new collection of cross disciplinary essays called Out of Place Gwalia co-edited by Winthrop Professor Bill Taylor, Assistant Professor Philip Goldswain and Dr Nicole Sully (University of Queensland and UWA alumnus).

Kriti Sharma, Tithi Kulkarni and Dominic Wu (5th Year medical student at UWA)

Camp to help leavers make the ‘big decision’

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Sixty high-achieving Year 12 students from around the State were the first to trial The University of Western Australia's latest initiative to help arm school leavers with a better understanding of the opportunities available to them to enhance their professional futures.  

Student Timothy Delaney with Mayor Heather Henderson and his prize-winning work

A new kind of ‘hotel’ for Subiaco

Friday, 4 July 2014

In a WA first, the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts at The University of Western Australia (UWA) and the City of Subiaco have collaborated to create art in the form of ‘insect hotels’ – structures used to provide a nesting site for insects.

UWA architecture team poised to wow Venice

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Guests at an official preview of Australia's contribution to the 2014 Venice Biennale of Architecture will discover first-hand 22 unbuilt Australian architectural projects brought to life through augmented reality in an exhibition created by a team largely based at The University of Western Australia.

Image from prize-winning student Philippa Munckton's honours project

UWA recognised at 2014 AILA WA Awards

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

The Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts' students, staff and alumni featured prominently on the winner's list at the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) WA Chapter's biennial awards held on the 2 May.

Artist Martin Heine - Munich 2004 (Photo: Peter Mudie)

Vale Martin A. Heine (1957 – 2014)

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Sadly one of The University of Western Australia's most renowned Fine Arts alumni passed away suddenly on May 12 in a Manila hospital at the age of 57.

Students Kim Mudie, Ryan Williams, Carter Wright and Jamie Hilton

Integrated Design students create new spaces on campus

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

"Out of a dead space, they wanted to create a place where people could congregate.” That’s how newly recruited Architecture lecturer Assistant Professor Kirill de Lancastre Jedenov described the cave-like structure made from 3,500 beer and wine cartons that, for one week, became the central, imaginative focus of a corner of the UWA campus.  

Peter Parkinson at his drawing board

Vale Peter Parkinson 1925-2014

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Renowned architect, theatre consultant and former Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts' staff member Peter Parkinson MBE LFRAIA RIBA passed away peacefully on 24 April 2014.

Labour of Love (2014), mixed media Valdene Buckley-Diprose (Photographer: Dale B

Art student explores sheepish myths

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Bachelor of Fine Arts alumnus, current Masters student and sessional tutor Valdene Buckley-Diprose has been invited to exhibit in a fascinating and thought provoking exhibition Worth its Weight in Gold ('an exhibition and series of dinner events designed to... explore the continued cultural connotations and mythologies surrounding sheep and rural industry in Australia').

Top students recognised

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Nineteen of ALVA's top students from 2013 were recognised for their exceptional work in both practical and theoretical subjects at the Annual Prize-Giving Ceremony and Exhibition opening held last night. Recipients and their guests, prize donors and staff of the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts attended the evening.

Year 12 Leadership seminar

Indigenous Year 12s get leading edge at UWA

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Thirty-three Indigenous Year 12 students from around metropolitan Perth and WA - from as far north as Kununurra and as far south as Esperance - will come to The University of Western Australia next week for a leadership seminar.

Master plan for Le Port by ALVA students

Architecture students contribute to Reunion Island workshop

Thursday, 27 February 2014

The first Indian Ocean Network of Architecture Schools (IONAS) workshop (26 January – 8 February) was hosted by the Reunion Island arm of Ecolé  National Superier d’Architecture Montpellier (ENSAM).

Photo of Assistant Professor Kirill de Lancastre Jedenov

Second new appointment in Architecture

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Joining newly-engaged Associate Professor Fernando Jerez is a second new appointment in Architecture, Assistant Professor Kirill de Lancastre Jedenov.

Photo of Associate Professor Fernando Jerez

New appointment in Architecture

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Following an extensive international search and selection process, the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts has offered a new ongoing appointment in Architecture to Associate Professor Fernando Jerez.

Photo of Associate Professor Grant Revell

Farewell to Associate Professor Grant Revell

Thursday, 27 February 2014

At the start of the year, Associate Professor Grant Revell moved from the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts (ALVA) to the UWA School of Indigenous Studies (SIS) to take up the newly-created, senior position of Director of Teaching and Learning.