Tours & Conversations

Person with blindness holding a colourful woven basket

Image of visitor holding colourful woven basket.

Can Touch This: Verbal Description and Tactile Tour
For visitors with visual impairment

Presented by Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Join us for an innovative touch and audio descriptive tour of Kevin Ballantine: Photographs 1986 – 2001 and HERE&NOW17: New Photography. Audio description enhances visual art for people who are blind or vision impaired. A trained audio describer delivers a verbal description of the visual elements. This tour will also include various tactile 3D-printed translations of the artworks on display.

Refreshments will be provided.

This event is run in partnership with DADAA and UWA Makers.  

Event Details
When
Saturday 1 July | 11.30am-12.30pm
Event Type
Guided Tour
Presenter
UWA Cultural Precinct, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
RSVP to attend | FREE event
Enquiries
caine.chennatt@uwa.edu.au

 
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 TEDxUWASalon ART // ACT

TEDxUWASalon: ART // ACT

Presented by TEDxUWA

TEDxUWA invites you to explore the concept of ‘artistic activism’. Join the global discussion on the power of spreading ideas through the visual and the verbal. Discover how local change-makers are taking a stand on global issues through artistic platforms.

Salon events are smaller-scaled gatherings that keep a TEDx community engaged between main conferences. It provides the opportunity for more in-depth and intimate idea sharing by focusing on one theme.

Refreshments will be provided.  

Event Details
When
Saturday 1 July | 5:30 - 8:30pm
Event Type
Talks and Presentations
Presenter
TEDxUWA
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
$25 ($20 for TEDxUWA members) Register now. 
Enquiries
tedxuwa@gmail.com

 
Image of girl with brown hair looking at camera smiling in front of a mackintosh computer

Curator Chelsea Hopper, circa 1996.

I am Obsessed With You

Presented by the UWA Cultural Precinct

Join curator Chelsea Hopper for a unique, intriguing presentation exploring ideas around the digital imagery we share online.

In a digital age where the internet saturates every aspect of our daily lives in the ways we store and distribute information, I Am Obsessed With You is an intimate public event telling a story about how we share our personal details through online social media platforms.

Facilitated by this year’s HERE&NOW17 curator, Chelsea Hopper will use digitally found material and low-tech trickery to present an illustrative presentation aiming to reiterate the power of images, in particular digital images that are shared online, shaping our own environments, both publicly and privately. At the conclusion of the event, Hopper will unveil its creation, and discuss the process of this unique, experimental public experience.

Event Details
When
Friday 7 July | 6 - 7pm 
Event Type
Performance / Talk
Presenter
UWA Cultural Precinct
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
FREE. Registration is essential for this event.
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au

 
Few people walking though a door with a marbled floor

Hidden UWA Tour.

Hidden UWA: Behind the Doors

Presented by the UWA Cultural Precinct

Discover the hidden secrets and forgotten spaces of UWA’s historic Crawley campus in this exclusive WINTERarts tour. Have you ever wanted to climb the 184 steps to the top of the UWA clock tower to marvel at the view? Come and discover this and some of the other hidden secrets and treasures at UWA’s Crawley campus on a tour Behind the Doors, led by the University’s recently retired “Oracle” Terry Larder.

Beginning at the acclaimed Hans Arkeveld sculpture outside the entrance to the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Terry will guide you through the Sunken Garden into the portrait lined halls of the Senate Room and across the Great Gate into Winthrop Hall, as well as discover the hidden air-raid shelters in the basement of this magnificent heritage-listed building.

The tour is free as well as the parking on campus, but places are limited so registration is essential. Spot prizes of 100 Treasures from UWA will be awarded, compliments of UWA Publishing.

Suitable for anyone over the age of 8.

Meet at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery. 

Event Details
When
Saturday 8 July | 1:30 - 3pm - Register for this session
Repeat tour on Saturday 29 July | 1:30 - 3pm - Register for this session
Event Type
Talks and Presentations
Presenter
Cultural Precinct
Venue
Meet at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
FREE
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au or 6488 3616

 
Jane Austen

Portrait of Jane Austen, (c.1810) by her sister, Cassandra.

Jane Austen and the Promotion of Virtue

Presented by the Institute of Advanced Studies

In a famous and enduringly influential reading of Jane Austen’s novels, the moral philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre argues in his germinal work of moral philosophy After Virtue (1981) that Austen was the ‘last, great effective voice of that tradition of thought about, and practice of, the virtues’.

In this public lecture, Ned Curthoys, senior lecturer in English and Cultural Studies at UWA, will explore the strengths and weaknesses of MacInytre’s interpretation of Austen’s novels and its subsequent critical reception. This lecture is part of the ‘New Perspectives on Jane Austen’ series, which marks the 200th anniversary of the remarkable author’s death.

Presented by the Institute of Advanced Studies.

Event Details
When
Tuesday 18 July | 6 - 7pm 
Event Type
Public Lecture
Presenter
Institute of Advanced Studies
Venue
Fox Lecture Theatre, Arts Building, UWA
Attend
FREE. Register online
Enquiries
ias@uwa.edu.au

 
Book cover of Shaping the Fractured Self with a red heart

Book Launch: Shaping the Fractured Self

Presented by the UWA Publishing 

UWA Publishing warmly invites you to the launch of Shaping the Fractured Self: Poetry of chronic illness and pain, edited by Heather Taylor Johnson.

Shaping the Fractured Self showcases twenty-eight of Australia’s finest poets who happen to live with chronic illness and pain. The autobiographical short essays, in conjunction with the three poems from each of the poets, capture the body in trauma in its many and varied moods. Because those who live with chronic illness and pain experience shifts in their relationship to it on a yearly, monthly or daily basis, so do the words they use to describe it.

RSVP by Monday 17 July for catering purposes.

Event Details
When
Thursday 20 July, 6 - 8pm
Presenter
UWA Publishing
Venue
Love House
Attend
FREE. Register online
Enquiries
marketing-uwap@uwa.edu.au 

 
Image of Muse book with teacups and pots

Literary High Tea

Presented by the UWA Publishing and The University Club of Western Australia. 

Spend an afternoon with philanthropist Janet Holmes à Court and Terri-ann White, Director of UWA Publishing, in conversation about Australian art and the art of collecting, which is the topic of a new book, MUSE: A Journey through an Art Collection. Wander the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery beforehand, where a selection of Janet Holmes à Court’s collection featured in MUSE will be on display, before joining her at the University Club of Western Australia for afternoon tea.

Price includes a presentation by Janet Holmes à Court with a High Tea.

Event Details
When
Saturday 29 July, 2:30 - 4:30pm
Presenter
UWA Publishing and The University Club of Western Australia
Venue
The University Club of Western Australia
Attend
$45. Register via the University Club website or contact (08) 6488 8770
Enquiries
info@universityclub.uwa.edu.au

 


Exhibitions

Self portrait of woman wearing a dark gown against an orange background

Image: A.M.E. Bale, Self Portrait, c. 1906, oil on board, 48 x 34.8 cm, CCWA 752. Cruthers Collection of Women's Art. The University of Western Australia 

The Likeness

Presented by Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery from the Cruthers Collection of Women's Art

Over the 50 years of collecting that form the basis of the collection, the Cruthers family developed a particular interest in self portraiture and portraiture. Attracted to the way these genres expressed aspects of an artist's biography and identity, the family amassed close to 100 artworks that depict likenesses across a range of styles and disciplines.

Featuring familiar collection favourites and never-before seen gems and rotating collection artworks across the exhibition's run, The Likeness presents a spectrum of attitudes towards portraiture from over 100 years of Australian artistic practice.

Exhibition Details
When
On show until 8 July, Tues - Sat, 11am - 5pm
Event Type
Exhibition
Presenter
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Cruthers Collection of Women's Art
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
FREE event | Find out more
Enquiries
(08) 6488 3707 or lwag@uwa.edu.au

Photograph of a black lamp-post against a wall

Image: Image: Scott Burton, Untitled, 2016.

HERE&NOW17: New Photography

Presented by the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

The Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery’s annual HERE&NOW exhibition gives an emerging curator a chance to showcase the outstanding work of contemporary artists practising in Western Australia. Curated by Chelsea Hopper, HERE&NOW17: New Photography aims to explore how Western Australians see themselves, how artists use photography to interrogate a place’s self-representation, and attempts to disrupt the dominance of east coast imagery in the Australian cultural imagination.

The exhibition aims to open up an “expanded field” of photography, and therefore question the nature of photography and image making in contemporary culture. This raises questions related to image culture,the internet and so-called “post-internet” condition of art production, the nature of connectivity, image circulation, information networks and connection models within photo-based culture.

Exhibition Details
 
When
On show until 8 July. Open Tues - Sat, 11am - 5pm
Event Type
Exhibition
Presenter
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
FREE event | Find out more
Enquiries
(08) 6488 3707 or lwag@uwa.edu.au

Back and white photograph of a canopy by Kevin Ballantine

Kevin Ballantine, Cup City, 1986-87, digital print on archival paper © Kevin Ballantine

Kevin Ballantine: Photographs 1986 - 2001

Presented by the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Kevin Ballantine purchased his first camera in London in 1975, documenting the streets around his home in Fulham. Influenced by the great urban photographers of post-war Paris and New York, and by the work of contemporary street photographers of the 1970s, Ballantine resolved to do the same when he returned to his hometown of Perth in 1976. The result was an extraordinary body of work, documenting the changing face of the city and conveying with acuity and sensitivity something of what it is to be in this place, both banal and spectacularly beautiful.

Kevin Ballantine: Photographs 1986-2001 presents a survey of 15 years of Ballantine’s practice, capturing the urban landscapes of Perth and Fremantle, an outback road trip down the Great Eastern Highway, and exuberant scenes from Cottesloe beach. It includes an important series from 1986-87 featuring the streets of Fremantle during the America’s Cup.

Exhibition Details
When
On show until 8 July. Open Tues - Sat, 11am - 5pm
Event Type
Exhibition
Presenter
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
FREE event | Find out more
Enquiries
(08) 6488 3707 or lwag@uwa.edu.au

Dark vase

Yuan Dynasty (1271 - 1368), untitled, c.mid 14th Century.

Down to Earth

Presented by the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery and the City of Perth Library

This exhibition explores depictions of the landscape and earth, both visually and in terms of the processes through which the works were made.

Down to Earth, curated by 3rd year UWA student Grace Huffer as part of a Student Placement project, showcases ceramics from the University of Western Australia (UWA) Art Collection and the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art at UWA. The exhibition is a UWA Away Project, in partnership with the City of Perth Library. 

Image: Yuan Dynasty (1271 - 1368), untitled, c.mid 14th Century, black iron glazed stoneware, 17.5 x 17cm, The University of Western Australia Art Collection, Gift of Dr Albert Gild, 1974

Exhibition details:
When
12 May - 9 August 2017
Event Type
Exhibition
Presenter
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery and City of Perth
Venue
City of Perth Library
Attend
FREE event | Find out more
Enquiries
(08) 6488 3707 or lwag@uwa.edu.au

Artwork from Milingimbi Island

Jananbinal, Yolŋu, Fire Dreaming Myth, natural pigments on bark.

Milingimbi: A Living Culture

Presented by the Berndt Museum, Milingimbi Art and Cultural Centre and the Janet Holmes à Court.

The Berndt Museum along with the Milingimbi Aboriginal Art and Cultural Centre and the Janet Holmes a Court Collection present a selection of works from Milingimbi Island in north-east Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. The exhibition was a response to a Makarraṯa held on the island in late 2016, which linked a wide range of collections from around the world with the community. The barks and Larrakitj represent a small sample of works that carry strong links to people past and present, and help to celebrate the value of living culture today.

Image: Jananbinal, Yolŋu, Fire Dreaming Myth, natural pigments on bark. RM & CH Berndt Collection, Berndt Museum [Acc.No.1092]

Exhibition Details
When
Opening Fri 28 July 6pm. Exhibition runs 29 July until 16 December.
Event Type
Exhibition, Exhibition Opening
Presenter
Berndt Museum
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
FREE event | Find out more
Enquiries
(08) 6488 3707 or lwag@uwa.edu.au

Portrait of Janet by Rachel Coad - middle ages woman with blond hair

Rachel Coad, Janet Holmes à Court (detail), 2015, oil and pencil on linen, 200 x 285 cm. Janet Holmes à Court Collection.

Scratching the Surface: A selection of works from the Janet Holmes à Court Collection

Presented by the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Scratching the Surface: A selection of works from the Janet Holmes à Court Collection gives visitors a chance to experience some of the best-loved works from a very personal collection of Australian art.

The exhibition will formally open on Friday 28th July at 6pm, and this evening will also mark the release of Muse: A Journey through an Art Collection by Janet Holmes à Court about her passion for art, published by UWA Publishing.

Exhibition Details
When
Opening Friday 28 July 6pm at LWAG. On show until 23 Sept
Event Type
Exhibition, Exhibition Opening and Book Launch
Presenter
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
FREE event | Find out more
Enquiries
(08) 6488 3707 or lwag@uwa.edu.au

Image of woman doll with child doll with yellow flowers in the background

Thea Costantino, Populate or Perish, 2014

Country and Colony

Presented by the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery from the Cruthers Collection of Women's Art

Drawing from the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, Country and Colony weaves stories of land, body and industry into a multi-faceted exploration of the Australian experience.

Showcasing a number of recent acquisitions, Country and Colony features work from contemporary artists across Australia, including Thea Costantino, Julie Dowling, Raquel Ormella, Linda Syddick Napaltjarri, and Judy Watson, set in dialogue with a bush landscape in watercolour by Emma Minnie Boyd, artist and matriarch of the Boyd dynasty.

Through echoes, parallels and juxtapositions, these works address the histories and ongoing consequences of colonisation that unite and divide Australians.

Exhibition Details
When
Opening Friday 28 July 6pm at LWAG. On show until 23 Sept.
Event Type
Exhibition, Exhibition Opening and Book Launch
Presenter
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
FREE event | Find out more
Enquiries
(08) 6488 3707 or lwag@uwa.edu.au

Workshops

Girl with green hair holding controllers and drawing in virtual reality

Draw and Paint in Virtual Reality using Tilt Brush

Presented by the UWA Cultural Precinct
Like drawing and enjoy technology? Join us for this open free-form drawing and painting session in virtual reality using Google’s cutting-edge Tilt Brush experience with the HTC Vive.

Tilt Brush is a 3D painting device that enables visitors to paint in a three-dimensional virtual reality space!

Suitable for Ages 11+!

Event Details
When
Tuesday 4 July, 2 - 4:30pm
Event Type
Drawing and Technology Activity
Cost
FREE
Presenter
UWA Cultural Precinct
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
Register to attend
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au

 

Silhoutte of person standing on a rock against a very starry night sky

Night Photography Secrets

Presented by the Edward de Courcy Clarke Earth Science Museum
Learn techniques and tips for taking amazing night-time images in this hands-on workshop on the Crawley foreshore.

Emerging landscape and astro-photographer Sean Standen will impart the secrets of night photography in theory and practice. Using the night vista of Perth from Crawley Bay, participants will be shown techniques to produce fabulous timelapse photographs. The session includes a review of the photographs taken and hints for other timelapse photographic work.

Participants will need to provide their own digital SLR camera, and if possible, a tripod.


Suitable for ages 12+
Event Details
When
Wednesday 5 July, 5 - 7pm
Event Type
Photography Workshop
Cost
$15
Presenter
EdCC Earth Science Museum
Venue
EdCC Earth Science Museum
Attend
Register to attend
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au

 

Man holding a brown ukulele instrument

‘Uke’ can do it!

Presented by UWA School of Music
Run by passionate Ukulele player, collector and instructor Daniel Burton, this fun introductory session will have you rocking out to Vance Joy, Green Day and The Beatles on your ukulele in no time! We’ll cover all the basics from the correct way to hold your ‘uke’, to tuning, basic chords and strumming patterns, learning several songs along the way!

Participants can enjoy a glass of wine, and cheese and biscuits will be provided, so why not grab a group of friends and make a night of it!

Event Details
When
Tuesday 11 July, 6 - 8pm
Event Type
Workshop
Cost
$40
Presenter
UWA School of Music
Venue
Eileen Joyce Studio
Attend
Register to attend
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au

 
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WA Writers Professional Development Day

Presented by UWA Publishing

Learn how to get your work published with tips and practical guidance from industry professionals.

Gain insight into the entire publishing process – from writing a compelling book proposal, to marketing and publicity. Learn how a manuscript gets made into a book and finds its way to readers, and how best to approach publishers about your project. 

Refreshments will be provided but lunch is not included.

Event Details
When
Saturday 15 July, 9am - 5pm
Event Type
Workshop
Cost
$60; concession $35
Presenter
UWA Publishing
Venue
Details upon registration
Attend
Register to attend
Enquiries
marketing-uwap@uwa.edu.au

 
Book cover of Shaping the Fractured Self with a red heart

The Poetry of Bodily Trauma and how to Contain its Explosion

Presented by UWA Publishing

"It is always what is under pressure in us, especially under pressure of concealment – that explodes in poetry." Adrienne Rich

In this workshop writer and editor Heather Taylor Johnson will guide participants on how to  find language for the unspeakable.

Why is poetry the form in which such explosions can take place, and how can poetry’s qualities be harnessed to explode the experience of trauma? What must hold together, and what can fall apart? Heather Taylor Johnson, writer and editor of Shaping the Fractured Self: Poetry of chronic illness and pain, will guide you through ways to  find a language for the unspeakable, for conditions kept quiet and experiences communicated in groans and grunts.

This workshop will help you take those experiences and shape them into poetry.

Refreshments will be provided.

Event Details
When
Sunday 23 July, 10am - 1pm
Event Type
Workshop
Cost
$40; concession $25
Presenter
UWA Publishing
Venue
Love House Seminar Room
Attend
Register to attend
Enquiries
marketing-uwap@uwa.edu.au

Book cover of Shaping the Fractured Self with a red heart

The Prose of Bodily Trauma and Fiction as Truth / Truth as Fiction

Presented by UWA Publishing

Join writer Heather Taylor Johnson in giving your illness narrative meaning, not a label.

David Foster Wallace famously said "The role of literature is to disturb the comfortable and comfort the disturbed’. In the case of an illness narrative, the author is both the one doing the disturbing and the one who is disturbed, so it’s no wonder illness is such an intimidating topic."

This workshop will help you to claim the titles of ‘disturber’ and 'disturbed' and find the right balance. We will talk about fiction and non-fiction, and open up a space in which we can blur the two, a space in which we can use the 'I' without naming the 'I'.

Refreshments will be provided.

Event Details
When
Sunday 23 July, 2 - 5pm
Event Type
Workshop
Cost
$40; concession $25
Presenter
UWA Publishing
Venue
Love House Seminar Room
Attend
Register to attend
Enquiries
marketing-uwap@uwa.edu.au


Children's Programs

Image of man with sitting down on stage

Image: Shaun Tan's The Arrival by Spare Parts Puppet Theatre.

Shaun Tan’s The Arrival

Presented by Spare Parts Puppet Theatre

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s beautiful production of Shaun Tan’s award-winning story The Arrival is a fusion of Tan’s beautiful and surreal illustrations with exquisite puppetry, haunting music and fine acting. This ground breaking production blurs the boundaries of performance, digital animation and puppetry.

An emotionally moving show which will touch anyone who has bid farewell to a loved one. Perfect for families to share together.

Suitable for ages 6+.

Video clip of The Arrival, images and more information is available online

Event Details
When
July 1 – 15 – Monday to Saturday, 10am and 1pm daily (No shows Sundays) plus evening performances at 6.30pm on July 5 and 14. Duration - 50mins. 
Event Type
Children’s Theatre
Cost
$23 + $3.95 (booking fee)
Presenter
Spare Parts Puppet Theatre
Venue
Dolphin Theatre, The University of Western Australia
Bookings and enquiries: 
Book online at www.sppt.asn.au or by calling 9335 5044. 
Media enquiries
John Michael Swinbank - pr@johnmichael.com.au / 0414 743 418

 
Two children striking a pose sharing a large hat

Image: Children's Theatre Workshop

Behind the Curtain: Children's Theatre Workshop

Presented by University Dramatic Society

Take a peek behind the curtain and discover what happens in the world of theatre! This workshop is for anyone who wants to try their hand at drama and will cover a range of acting and performance skills including improvisation, voice, movement and character building as well as knowledge from all areas of theatre. Build confidence and have fun! No experience required.

Ages 8-12.

Event Details
When
3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th July 10am – 11am
Event Type
Children’s Workshop
Cost
$10
Presenter
University Dramatic Society
Venue
Bradley Studio
Attend
Register to attend
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au

 
Man and child drumming a percussion instrument

Image: Children's Percussion Workshop

Discover! Percussion 

Presented by UWA School of Music 

Led by one of Perth's premier young percussionists Jackson Vickery, Discover! Percussion helps budding musicians aged 8-12 years leap into the wonderful world of percussion! This session will allow students to explore a range of tuned and un-tuned percussion instruments and learn new and exciting beats and rhythms!

This hands-on session is suitable for complete beginners, as well as those who have some prior musical experience i.e. those who have completed UWA JMS Programs or who have started percussion through their School!

Event Details
When
Tuesday 4 July – 10am Ages 8 – 10
Tuesday 4 July – 1pm Ages 10 – 12
Event Type
Children’s Workshop
Cost
$20
Presenter
UWA School of Music
Venue
Eileen Joyce Studio
Attend
Register to attend
Enquiries
junior-music@uwa.edu.au or 08 6488 7985 

 
Girl in pink t-shirt looking through a microscope

Nature under a microscope workshop

Nature Under The Microscope 

Presented by the EdCC Earth Science Museum

Viewing the natural world under the microscope is a never-ending source of fascination for children and adults alike. Learn to use a binocular microscope to examine and share your finds with other children. Participants will collect material from the University garden to examine under a microscope. Additionally, butterfly wings, minerals and seashells will be available to view. All participants will take home an amethyst crystal provided for examination. Parents/caregivers are welcome to either leave participants or stay for the workshop.

Parents/caregivers are welcome to either leave participants or stay for the workshop.

Ages 8 - 12.

Event Details
When
Tue 4 July 10 - 11am - Register
Tue 11 July 10– 11am - Register
Tue 11 July 1pm - 2pm - Register  *New session added due to popular demand*
Event Type
Children’s Workshop
Cost
$10
Presenter
EdCC Earth Science Museum at UWA
Venue
Edward De Courcy Clarke Earth Science Museum
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au

 
Children looking at fossils through microscope

Nature under a microscope workshop

An Exploration into Fossils for Junior Paleontologists

Presented by the EdCC Earth Science Museum

Become a junior paleontologist and learn about fossils, handle fossil material and unearth a fossil to take home. In addition to being given a fossil to take home, participants will receive a museum fossil hunt workbook to record their observations.

Parents/caregivers are welcome to either leave participants or stay for the workshop.

Ages 8 - 12.

Event Details
When
Wed 5 July 10 – 11am - Register
Wed 12 July 10 - 11am -  Register
Wed 12 July 1 - 2pm -  Register *New session added due to popular demand!*

Event Type
Children’s Workshop
Cost
$10
Presenter
EdCC Earth Science Museum at UWA
Venue
Edward De Courcy Clarke Earth Science Museum
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au

 
Image of a fibre dog

Fibre art animals workshop

Fibre Art Animals

Presented by the Cultural Precinct

Join Nyoongar artist Sharyn Egan and learn how to make a fibre art sculpture animal – a dog, bird, lizard or other desert creature - from straw and colourful natural fibres.

Learn techniques from an acclaimed local artist whose woven work has been widely exhibited. All participants will leave with a unique creation they have made themselves from natural and acrylic fibres during Sharyn’s fun and relaxed workshop. All materials will be provided.

Ages 10 - 14. 

Event Details
When
Wednesday 5 July 2 - 4pm
Event Type
Children’s Workshop
Cost
$10
Presenter
UWA Cultural Precinct
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
Register to attend
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au

 
One child holding and pointing at a rock while another child looks on

Discover how crystals are formed.

Gems to Jewellery 

Presented by the EdCC Earth Science Museum

Mineral crystals are both attractive in colour and form. Learn how crystals are formed, handle large crystals and examine them under a microscope to see a whole new world revealed, then select from a range of gems to make an item of jewellery to take home.

Parents/caregivers are welcome to either leave participants or stay for the workshop.

Ages 8-12.

Event Details
When
Thurs 6 July 10 - 11am - Register now
Fri 14 July 10 - 11am - Register now
Fri 14 July 1 - 2pm - Register now *New session added due to popular demand!*
Event Type
Children’s Workshop
Cost
$10
Presenter
EdCC Earth Science Museum at UWA
Venue
Edward De Courcy Clarke Earth Science Museum
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au

 
Image of felted dog

Needle-felted pet portraits.

Needle-felted Pet Portraits Workshop 

Presented by the Cultural Precinct

Join artist Elizabeth Marruffo for a fun workshop learning to make a mini felt sculpture of your favourite pet.

Using 100% Australian Merino wool and a picture of your pet, artist Elizabeth Marruffo will show you some simple tricks to sculpt a beautiful little portrait of your pet. As your imagination runs wild we will also make accessories and food for you tiny companion.

Needle felting is so fun and easy that you’ll soon have the hang of it and be able to sculpt just about anything you can imagine!

Event Details
When
For ages 7 - 12 (primary school only): Thurs 6 July 11am - 1pm - Register to attend
For ages 7  -17 (primary and high school students) : Thurs 6 July 2:30 - 4:40pm - Register to attend
Event Type
Children’s Workshop
Cost
$10
Presenter
Cultural Precinct
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au

 
Tiny miniature snail unicorn and rabbit

Cuties and mini beasts using colourful polymer clay.

Cuties and Mini Beasts

Presented by the Cultural Precinct

Using colourful polymer clay, artist Elizabeth Marruffo will teach children how to sculpt tiny creatures to take home.

It’s time to get tiny! Artist Elizabeth Marruffo will take you on a sculpting adventure as you create tiny creatures of the fantastic. Using polymer clay and a range of clever sculpting tools and techniques, you will learn the basic skills that will help you sculpt anything you like.

Dragons, chimeras, mermaids, basilisks, harpies, unicorns, pegasuses, pegacorns. Whatever your heart desires, we’ll help you make it a tiny reality. 

Ages 6+ 

Event Details
When
Friday 7 July 10:30am - 12:30pm *New session due to popular demand* Register now!
Friday 7 July 2:30 - 4:30pm - Register now!
Event Type
Children’s Workshop
Cost
$20
Presenter
Cultural Precinct
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au

 
Paintbrush and some red paint

Paint yourself with artist Elizabeth Marru.

Paint Yourself

Presented by the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Use modern make-up to create your own self-portraits.

Did you know that many of the earliest pigments used to paint with, were first used to decorate our bodies? Let’s see how we can use modern make-up as a palette and create our own self-portraits. If you can apply a decent foundation, you’re already on your way to painting a great portrait. 

View the portraiture exhibition The Likeness and join us in this two hour workshop to learn some tips and tricks from professional artist Elizabeth Marruffo. All materials provided. Participants will need to bring with them a printed A4 ‘selfie’ photograph

Ages 13 - 17. 

Event Details
When
Friday 8 July 1 - 3pm
Event Type
Art Workshop
Cost
$12
Presenter
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
Register to attend
Enquiries
lwag@uwa.edu.au

 
Brown ukulele against a wood background

Image: Children's Ukulele Workshop

Discover! Ukulele  

Presented by UWA School of Music 

Join talented teacher and musician Daniel Burton for a fun-filled introduction to playing the ukulele.

It’s easy to understand how the humble ukulele has become the world’s most popular instrument. Easily accessible to children and adults alike, join one of our introductory workshops to find out how easy it is to start playing this amazing little instrument.

This workshop, run by Daniel Burton, a qualified Primary School teacher and passionate ukulele player, collector and instructor, is suitable for beginners aged 8-12 year. Instruments will be provided or bring your own ukulele if you have one!

Event Details
When
Ages 8 - 10 | Tues 11 July 2 - 3:30pm
Ages 10 - 12 | Tues 11 July 3:30 - 5pm
Event Type
Children’s Workshop
Cost
$20
Presenter
UWA School of Music
Venue
Eileen Joyce Studio
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Enquiries
junior-music@uwa.edu.au or 08 6488 7985 

 
Three children playing inside a make shift cubby house

KIN Village with Educated by Nature.

Somerville Forest KIN Village

Presented by Educated by Nature and the UWA Cultural Precinct

At KIN Village, children will have the chance to explore and play in nature under the pines in UWA’s beautiful Somerville Auditorium. With the guidance of the team at Educated by Nature, children will build a village of cubbies, make nature-inspired art, learn whittling, play wilderness adventure games, and make music with songs that engage, entertain and provide a little bit of extra magic.

Educated by Nature aims to increase the mental, emotional and physical health of children and in doing so, foster a deep love for the natural environment. KIN Village at Somerville is a chance to learn, play and be creative, and will be an adventure for children come rain, hail or shine!

Drop and leave program. Children should bring their own lunch.

Ages 7-12

Find out more about Educated by Nature at www.educatedbynature.com 

Event Details
When
Thursday 13 July, 10am-3pm
Event Type
Children’s Workshop
Cost
$50
Presenter
UWA Cultural Precinct and Educated by Nature
Tour Start
Somerville Auditorium
Attend
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Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au