Cultural Precinct

Conversations series

The Cultural Precinct’s Conversations Series has been developed to bring current issues across the Arts before a wider audience and to the forefront of discussion and debate.

A rotation of visiting international and Australian artists, writers and arts administrators will give workshops, conduct roundtable forums and present public lectures on campus in collaboration with the Institute of Advanced Studies, and UWA teaching faculties and research areas.

Upcoming conversations

There are no upcoming Conversation Series currently planned. Visit our Past Conversations page to read about previous events and speakers or visit the Cultural Precinct calendar for upcoming Arts and Culture events.

Photograph of anthropologist Maureen Fuary

Previous event: Nostalgia and the Call of Things - Conversation roundtable with Dr Maureen Fuary

  • When: Wednesday 9 April 2014, 4 - 6pm
  • Where: The Dr Harold Schenberg Study Centre, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, UWA
  • Cost: FREE. Seats are limited and RSVP is essential
  • RSVP: Send an email to janice.lally@uwa.edu.au Registrations close 2 April 2014 or until places are filled.

In the period when we are turning away from objects as mere signs, it is becoming commonplace for anthropological conferences to address the materiality of objects - their substance, their power, their enchantment and most recently, the emotions involved in curation. In this conversation, Maureen Fuary will consider the ontology and lively qualities of objects/things - their substance and effects.

Find out more about this event.