Tours & Conversations

Photograph of St George College

College Living: The old and the new

Presented by the UWA Cultural Precinct

Join UWA ‘oracle’ Terry Larder for a walking tour of two of UWA’s most celebrated buildings.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in UWA’s oldest residential college - the majestic, Oxbridge-style St. George’s College (1931), set among manicured rose gardens right on the Swan River? This is your chance to wander its halls, visit the chapel and see how its 218 residents live.

Then, tour guide Terry Larder will take you across the road to visit St George’s newest neighbour, the recently opened, purpose-built Forrest Hall, designed by UWA graduate Kerry Hill for UWA post-grad student accommodation on some of the most spectacular riverside real estate Perth has to offer. 

Event Details
When
Saturday 14 July | 1pm 
Event Type
Tour
Presenter
Cultural Precinct
Venue
Meet under the archway at the entrance to St. George's College (free parking on campus). 
Attend
FREE - Register online
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 3613

Ceramic triangular sculpture by Stewart Scambler

Artwork: Stewart Scambler, Fragment II (detail), 2017-2018.

Let's Meet at LWAG
For visitors with dementia

Presented by Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Join us for the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery’s quarterly program for people living with dementia and their carers or family members. 

This event provides a forum for conversation through the shared viewing and exploration of artworks on display – highlighting themes, artists, and exhibitions at LWAG.  

Light refreshments will be provided.  

Event Details
When
Saturday 14 July | 11.30am-12.30pm
Event Type
Guided Tour
Presenter
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
FREE event - Register to attend 
Enquiries
lwag@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 3707

 
Hands holding a case

Image of visitor holding ceramic pot

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

Presented by Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

An exhibition tour for visitors with visual impairment.

Join us for a touch and verbal descriptive tour of the current exhibitions. A trained guide delivers descriptions of the visual elements of artworks exhibited, along with tactile opportunities using mixed media and 3D-printed models of the artworks.

Tours are free to attend and open to friends and carers.

Community Partner: DADAA (Disability in the Arts Disadvantage in the Arts) .  

Event Details
When
Saturday 21 July | 11.30am-12.30pm
Event Type
Guided Tour
Presenter
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
FREE event - Register to attend 
Enquiries
lwag@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 3707

 
Auslan hand symbol


LWAG Signs: Exhibition tour
For visitors with deafness and Auslan community

Presented by Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

An Auslan interpreted exhibition tour for adults with hearing loss and their friends and family.

Experience the artwork at LWAG in Australian Sign Language. Join us for a free tour in Auslan of the current exhibitions guided by a gallery staff member and interpreter from Auslan Stage Left.

Community Partner: Auslan Stage Left   

Event Details
When
Saturday 21 July | 2:30-3.30pm
Event Type
Guided Tour
Presenter
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
FREE event - Register to attend 
Enquiries
lwag@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 3707

 
TED conference group of people

TEDxUWASalon

TEDxUWASalon: Exposition

Presented by TEDxUWA

TEDxUWASalon comes to the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery to stir your curiosity.

TEDxUWA is pleased to present its third Perth WINTERarts event at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery. The event will showcase a variety of speakers and workshop hosts to introduce its first interactive event. Audience members will have the chance to listen to engaging and inspiring artists, as well as get their hands dirty with art projects and workshops.

Suitable for ages 16+ 

Event Details
When
Thursday 26 July | 5 - 8pm
Event Type
Talks and Presentations
Presenter
TEDxUWA
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
$25 standard | $20 for TEDxUWA members - Find out more and register!
Enquiries
tedxuwa@gmail.com

 
Image of woman looking at ceramic mural

Opening Night, Stewart Scambler: Fragment, at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery.

Talk: Travellers in the land

Presented by Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Join Dr Shino Konishi to explore the installation and the forms in Stewart Scambler’s exhibition.

The exhibition Stewart Scambler: Fragment features sculptural pieces comprised of works Scambler developed following his travels in the Pilbara and Kimberley regions. 

Dr Shino Konishi, a senior lecturer in the School of Humanities and the School of Indigenous Studies at UWA specialises in Indigenous history and has a particular interest in encounters between European explorers and travellers and Aboriginal people. 

Campus Partner: Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions.

Event Details
When
Friday 27 July | 1 - 2pm
Event Type
Talk
Presenter
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
FREE event - Register to attend 
Enquiries
lwag@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 3707

 
Image of people in a 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 tour through the iconic Hackett Memorial buildings.

Did you know there are hidden air raid shelters beneath UWA’s Winthrop Hall? Have you ever wondered what it’s like behind the doors and through the corridors of UWA’s iconic sandstone buildings? Join Terry Larder at the acclaimed Hans Arkveld sculpture outside the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery and wander through the Sunken Garden, a former quarry where sand was taken to help make the limestone joints in the construction of the Hackett Memorial buildings (1926-1932). As Terry takes you through the portrait lined Senate room, the Chancellor’s room, across the Great Gate into Winthrop Hall and down into its underbelly, he will regale you will historical stories and insider tales. 

Suitable for anyone ages 8+

Meet at the entrance to the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery. 

Event Details
When
Saturday 21 July 1pm (re-scheduled) Saturday 28 July | 1pm 
Event Type
Tour
Presenter
Cultural Precinct
Venue
Meet at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
FREE - Register online
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 3613

Painting by artist George Haynes titled Tropical

George Haynes, Tropical, 1968, acrylic on composition board, 122 x 122 cm, The University of Western Australia Art Collection, The Joe and Rose Skinner Bequest, 1980 © The University of Western Australia 

Artist Talk: Modern Australian Landscapes, 1940s - 1960s

Presented by Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Join local artist George Haynes as he discusses his art and the experience of exhibiting at the Skinner Galleries between 1963 and 1975.

Artist George Haynes, who received an Artsource Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010, will share insights about his own work and that of other artists exhibited in Modern Australian Landscapes, 1940s –1960s.

George Haynes trained at the Chelsea School of Art, London, settling in Western Australia in 1962. He established his reputation as a fine painter, draughtsman and teacher during the early 1960s and ‘70s and continues to live and work in Perth. As a painter he is a remarkable colourist, while his drawings frequently employ the medium of charcoal. A major survey of his work was held in 1989 at the Art Gallery of Western Australia.

Event Details
When
Saturday 28 July | 2 - 3pm
Event Type
Artist Talk
Presenter
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
FREE event - Register to attend 
Enquiries
lwag@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 3707

 
Photograph of Ted Snell in a black blazer

UWA Chief Cultural Officer Prof Ted Snell AM CitWA

Art Aside: The Hidden History of Art

Presented by UWA Extension

Over a delicious three-course dinner, listen to four intriguing, little-known stories from art history with UWA’s Chief Cultural Officer.

The events of artists’ lives, how they earn their living and how their work is received by their communities, often provides a different inflection to the history of art and can illuminate significant social and political issues.

Throughout the evening, Ted Snell will discuss the work of two artists, a scandal, and a story of art in war – all four of which raise questions about how we respond to art and what this tells us about our society, our culture, our values, attitudes and beliefs. 

Event Details
When
Tuesday 31 July | 7pm - late
Event Type
Artist Talk
Presenter
UWA Extension
Venue
Club Restaurant, The University Club of Western Australia
Attend
$99 per person, includes a three-course venue and selected beverages. To register, call (08) 6488 8770 or submit a booking request online
Enquiries
info@universityclub.uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 8770 

 

Exhibitions

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Image: Kalighat, Hari-Hara (detail), 1880-1890, Calcutta, India, watercolour and silver pigment on paper. RM & CH Berndt Estate, Berndt Museum [1963/0055]

In Light of Shadows

Presented by the Berndt Museum

Notions of light and shadow occupy a space within different socio-cultural imaginings and understandings of particular realities – including ideas of knowledge, mortality, morality, power and memory. The human response to light and shadow - both as metaphor and as practice – is intertwined with different perceptions of luminosity (or lack thereof) that reveal and conceal various experiences of the world. This exhibition explores cross-cultural understandings and material expressions to present light and shadow as existing in harmony with one another rather than in opposition.

Focusing on the Berndt Museum’s Asian Collection, In Light of Shadows encourages audiences to question the meaning of light and/or darkness in relation to other cultures and within themselves.

Exhibition Details
When
On show until 7 July. Tues - Sat, 11am - 5pm
Event Type
Exhibition
Presenter
Berndt Museum at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
FREE event | Find out more
Enquiries
(08) 6488 3707 or lwag@uwa.edu.au

Ceramic triangular sculpture by Stewart Scambler

Image: Stewart Scambler, Fragment II (detail), 2017-2018, oxidised stoneware, dimensions variable. © Stewart Scambler. Photograph: Kevin Gordon

Stewart Scambler: Fragment

Presented by the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Arriving in Perth from England as a young boy, Stewart Scambler was struck by the natural environment and, in particular, the intense light of Western Australia. Both the material and aesthetic qualities of the local landscape remain central to Scambler’s practice as a potter. On his property at York in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, the artist grows trees to stoke his wood-fired kiln and collects materials to make his own clay body. His glazes take on the earthy, muted colours of the Australian bush, enlivened by tonal variation and surface markings that emerge during the firing process.

Though Scambler continues to produce the vessels and domestic ware that he is well-known for, this exhibition presents a new body of work - a striking assembly of large-scale sculptural forms and murals, inspired by the artist’s journey through the Pilbara and Kimberley regions of Western Australia. The installation seeks to convey something of the experience of being in these places: The sculptures do not imitate natural phenomena, but rather capture key features of the landscape, such as the sharp-edged profiles of gorges and rock formations, and the rich, red earth of the North.

Exhibition Details
When
On show until 18 August. 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

jarrah sculpture by howard taylor

Image: Howard Taylor, Bush structure, 1963, sheoak and jarrah, burnt and painted, 111 x 50 cm. The University of Western Australia Art Collection, Presented by Pola and Bronek Stein in gratitude for the life they have enjoyed in Australia since their arrival in 1939, 1995, © Howard Taylor Estate

Modern Australian Landscapes, 1940s-1960s: Works from the University of Western Australia Art Collection

Presented by the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

This exhibition explores the modern landscape tradition in Australian art, through works in the University of Western Australia Art Collection. It features paintings by Elise Blumann, Sam Fullbrook, Audrey Greenhalgh, Guy Grey-Smith, Godfrey Miller, Sidney Nolan, John Passmore, Howard Taylor and Fred Williams.

During the post-war period, many Australian artists were attracted to landscape painting as a means of exploring the ideas and technical innovations associated with modern art. Formal experimentation can be seen in the use of bold bands of colour which compress the compositional space, or in the repetition of quasi-abstract brush marks which create an impression of the land, full of vitality and energy.

Many paintings emphasise the underlying structures of the bush – distilling the essential elements of nature. Working beyond conventional definitions of the genre, and conveying something of the experience of being in the land, artists such as Howard Taylor integrated the materials of nature into their artworks, as in Bush Structure, 1963, made of sheoak and jarrah.

Exhibition Details
When
On show until 18 August. Open Tues - Sat, 11am - 5pm
Event Type
Exhibition
Presenter
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
FREE event
Enquiries
(08) 6488 3707 or lwag@uwa.edu.au

Self portrait of artist Jenny Watson wearing a white blouse and smoking a cigarette

Image: Jenny Watson, Self Portrait (Light Fire Version) For Myself (detail), 1980, pastel and wash on paper, 56 x 76cm, CCWA 723. Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, The University of Western Australia.

Authentic Determination

Curthers Collection of Women's Art in collaboration with artist Brigid Noone 

Based in Adelaide, South Australia, Brigid Noone has expanded her painting practice into an experimental hybrid of artistic and curatorial processes, often incorporating the work of other artists into her wall paintings and installations or working collaboratively to produce co- authored exhibitions. As co-director of Fontanelle, a gallery and studio complex now located in the heritage precinct of Port Adelaide, Noone has been instrumental in recent discussions about feminism and community in contemporary Australian art.

Authentic Determination sees Noone apply her unique methodology to the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, considering the artist as ‘whole being’. Noone will open a conversation between the collection, her own work and the work of her peers, exploring how the complex lives of artists are embodied in their work.

Exhibitions from the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art are supported by SHEILA A foundation for women in visual art. 

Exhibition details:
When
On show until 18 August 2018. Open Tues - Sat, 11am - 5pm
Event Type
Exhibition
Presenter
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
FREE event
Enquiries
(08) 6488 3707 or lwag@uwa.edu.au

old photograph of man on a jeep pulling a cow in country

Image: Bull Catching, Colin Russ Collection, c. 1980s.

Stockyards and Saddles: A story of Gibb River Station

Presented by the Berndt Museum, with photographs by Colin Russ, Andreas Lommel and others.

Stockyards and Saddles: A Story of Gibb River Station explores the lives of those living and working on the remote cattle station of Gibb River in the East Kimberley region from the early 1900s until the 1990s.

The importance of photographs as historical memorabilia often goes beyond the people represented in the images to depict a period in our country’s history. As the last generation of cattlemen recall distant memories of dusty stockyards, saddle sheds, wet seasons, and those who passed before them, this exhibition celebrates their lives through the photographic image.

Exhibition Details
When
Opening Fri 26 July 6pm. Exhibition runs until 8 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

Microphone_blue-x64Performances

Image of squirrel with a thought bubble saying these guys are nuts

The Little HOO-HAA!

The Little HOO-HAA! Big Laughs for Little People

Presented by University Theatres and The Big HOO-HAA!

Looking for some fun in the July school holidays? The Little HOO-HAA! is improvised comedy at its finest and funniest.

After 15 years of providing Perth adults with improv comedy The Big HOO-HAA! decided it was time to give the kids a turn. Interactive, engaging and hilarious, The Little HOO-HAA! is big laughs for little people.

Two teams of comedians go head to head in a battle of wits and comedy kerfuffle. You vote on your favourite team and decide the show’s winner. Songs, sketches and slapstick are all part of the fun. A show of pure delight and unabashed enjoyment. If you are looking for a fun family event then this is it. 

Suitable for ages 6+ 

Event Details
When
2 - 14 July. Monday - Friday 2pm, Saturday 11am & 1pm* (*Relaxed performance at 1pm on Saturday 7 July. This performance will be Auslan interpreted. To book a suitable seat for this performance, please email info@ticketsWA.com)
Event Type
Children's Theatre
Venue
Dolphin Theatre
Cost
$15-$20| Book now
Enquiries
UWA Theatres - (08) 6488 2440 or info@ticketsWA.com

Photograph of Sarah McNeil waving

Sarah McNeill at Lit Live

Lit Live: Nature and Nurture

Presented by UWA Cultural Precinct

Actor, arts writer and producer Sarah McNeill presents an evening of literature read live on stage by professional actors.

Remember what it was like to listen to a great story? Lying in bed, sitting around a camp fire, or curled up on a sofa while someone read stories that ignited the imagination? Spend a relaxing evening with some great storytellers as they bring to life some of the best short stories from Australian and international writers.

Lit Live is a new way to enjoy great literature, read by actors who can bring stories vividly to life. Fresh from the Centre for Stories where Lit Live runs every month, Sarah introduces funny, moving, uplifting and sad short stories in a cosy and intimate setting.

Event Details
When
Thursday 12 July | 6:30pm
Event Type
Performance
Presenter
Lit Live
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
$20 Tickets include wine and nibbles - Book online
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 3613

Josephine wants to dance

Josephine Wants to Dance

Josephine Wants to Dance

Presented by University Theatres and Monkey Baa Theatre Company

From Sydney’s Monkey Baa Theatre Company comes a new theatre adaptation for children.

A story about dreams, believing in yourself ... and a dancing kangaroo, Josephine Wants to Dance is a brand new Australian musical based on the hugely popular picture book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley.

Brought to you by the team that created the award-winning Pete the Sheep, this hilarious new work by Monkey Baa brings to life a tale about a bush kangaroo you’ll never forget!

Suitable for ages 4+ 

Event Details
When
Friday 20 July, 10am and 12:30pm* (*Relaxed performance)
Event Type
Children's Theatre
Venue
Octagon Theatre
Cost
$22-$28| Book now
Enquiries
UWA Theatres - (08) 6488 2440 or info@ticketsWA.com

Black and white photo of three own in the audience laughing out loud

Barefaced Stories. Photo: Simon Pyne.

Barefaced Stories

Presented by UWA Cultural Precinct and Barefaced Stories

Refreshingly honest, bold and brutally frank.

Barefaced Stories features some of the world’s best storytellers, from comedians to bus drivers, accountants to pro-wrestlers.

Hosted by co-founder Andrea Gibbs, this edition Barefaced Stories comes to LWAG for a take on the uniquely interesting, fascinating, and absurd tales of art galleries. Presenters to be announced closer to the date.

Suitable for ages 18+ 

Event Details
When
Friday 27 July | 6pm
Event Type
Performance
Presenter
Barefaced Stories
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
$20 Light refreshments will be available - Book online
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 3613

Workshops

Two children striking a pose sharing a large hat

Image: Behind The Curtain dramatic workshop by the University Dramatic Society

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.

Suitable for ages 8 - 12. 

Event Details
When
2 July, 10-11am & 11:30 - 12:30pm
4 July, 10 - 11am & 11:30 - 12:30pm
Event Type
Children's Program
Cost
$15
Presenter
University Dramatic Society
Venue
Bradley Studio, attached to Octagon Theatre, UWA
Bookings: 
Book online
Enquiries
Madu Venkatesan from UDS on madu.venkatesan@outlook.com

 
Man holding a brown ukulele instrument

‘Uke’ can do it!

Presented by UWA Conservatorium of Music

A fun introductory session to the ukulele.

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
Wednesday 11 July, 6 - 8pm
Event Type
Workshop
Cost
$40
Presenter
UWA School of Music
Venue
Eileen Joyce Studio
Attend
Register to attend
Enquiries
music@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 2051

 

Colour light beams through the Moore fig tree at UWA

Image: Night photography

Night Photography Secrets

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

Emerging landscape and astrophotographer Sean Standen will impart the secrets of night photography in theory and in practice.

Using the picturesque UWA campus as a backdrop, participants will be shown a variety of techniques used to produce creative and unique night-time images. The session will include a short presentation followed by a walk around key locations on the UWA Crawley campus. Expect a few surprises throughout the night as you produce images you might not know were possible!

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

Suitable for ages 18+

Event Details
When
Thursday 12 July & Thursday 19 July, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Event Type
Photography Workshop
Cost
$20
Presenter
EdCC Earth Science Museum
Venue
EdCC Earth Science Museum at UWA
Attend
Register to attend
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 3613

 

Photograph of Michelle Johnston wearing a black turtle neck

Novelist Michelle Johnston

The Language of the Mind

A writing masterclass with Michelle Johnston. Presented by UWA Publishing

Most writing advice recommends the use of generous sensual detail. But what is it about material infused with the senses that makes such text so immersive to read?

This workshop with debut novelist Michelle Johnston, author of Dustfall, dives into places you may not ordinarily go. You will travel deep into the human brain to understand why sensuous detail is so compelling.

Michelle will combine a peppering of neurobiology with philosophy and good old-fashioned writing craft to discover how to tap into the mystery of the private universe that is the human mind.

Event Details
When
Saturday 14 July, 10am - 1:30pm (including 30 minute break)
Event Type
Workshop
Cost
$40 standard / $30 concession / $25 student
Presenter
UWA Publishing
Venue
IQX UWA, Co-working space
Attend
Register to attend
Enquiries
marketing-uwap@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 3670

 
Book cover of Dustfall

Novel Dustfall by Michelle Johnston

Crafting Magic Sentences

A writing masterclass with Michelle Johnston. Presented by UWA Publishing

What does it take to write the perfect sentence? How can one arrange words so artfully that they will take the reader’s breath away, or make them swoon, or compel them to put down your material and stare into the distance to recover? The answer? No one knows. But we can learn from masters past.

Novelist Michelle Johnston will examine techniques used by some of the great writers; you will explore the tactics of rhetoric, the music of syntax, and have some fun creating your own small wonders. 

Event Details
When
Sunday 15 July, 10am - 1:30pm (including 30 minute break)
Event Type
Workshop
Cost
$40 standard / $30 concession / $25 student
Presenter
UWA Publishing
Venue
IQX UWA, Co-working space
Attend
Register to attend
Enquiries
marketing-uwap@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 3670

Image of Origami flower

Learn the Art of Origami

Presented by the UWA Origami Club
This general workshop is for anyone who is interested in the art of origami.

UWA’s Origami Club will run through the basics of paperfolding, folding simple models, and will also take a brief visit to more cutting-edge developments in origami. No prior origami experience is necessary!

The UWA Origami Club is based at the University of Western Australia and promotes the practice of origami in the UWA and wider community.

Event Details
When
Thursday 26 July, 2 - 3:30pm
Event Type
Workshop
Cost
FREE - Registration Essential
Presenter
UWA Origami Club
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
Register to attend
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 3613

 

Artist Sharyn Egan weaving baskets

Basket Weaving

Presented by the UWA Cultural Precinct

Explore the multi-cultural craft of basket weaving in this workshop for adult beginners.

Join contemporary Aboriginal artist Sharyn Egan for a weaving workshop to create a sculptural work of art that you can also use. Using raffia and other natural fibres, you will learn coiling and other techniques to shape your own unique vessel to take home.

Weaving is a relaxing, reflective practice and this workshop will suit beginners as well as those with some experience. 

Event Details
When
Saturday 28 July, 1 - 4:30pm
Event Type
Workshop
Cost
$50 per person - refreshments provided
Presenter
UWA Cultural Precinct
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
Register to attend
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 3613

 

School Holiday Program

Image of marshmallows being toasted on a bonfire

Image: KIN Village at Crawley

KIN Village at Crawley

Presented by Educated by Nature

At KIN Village this winter, your child’s curiosity will be sparked with a focus on fire and rain!

With guidance from the team at Educated by Nature, children will learn how to build, light and tend fire in a safe and supported environment. Opportunities will also be provided for hut building, carpentry, community games, art and music. 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. A winter adventure for children come rain, hail or shine! Drop and leave program.

Children should bring their own lunch.

Suitable for ages 6 - 12.

Event Details
When
Monday – Friday, 2–6 & 9–13 July; 9am - 4pm
Event Type
Children’s Program
Cost
$79 per child, per day
Presenter
Educated by Nature
Venue
Swan River Foreshore, next to Cygnet Hall, Crawley
Bookings and enquiries: 
Book online at Educated by Nature website 
Media enquiries
Educated by Nature (08) 9389 4070 or enquire online

 
Two children striking a pose sharing a large hat

Image: Children's theatre workshop by the University Dramatic Society

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.

Suitable for ages 8 - 12. 

Event Details
When
2 July, 10-11am & 11:30 - 12:30pm
4 July, 10 - 11am & 11:30 - 12:30pm
Event Type
Children’s Program
Cost
$15
Presenter
University Dramatic Society
Venue
Bradley Studio, attached to Octagon Theatre at UWA
Bookings: 
Book online
Enquiries
Madu Venkatesan from UDS on madu.venkatesan@outlook.com

 
Image of squirrel with a thought bubble saying these guys are nuts

The Little HOO-HAA!

The Little HOO-HAA! Big Laughs for Little People

Presented by University Theatres and The Big HOO-HAA!

Looking for some fun in the July school holidays? The Little HOO-HAA! is improvised comedy at its finest and funniest.

After 15 years of providing Perth adults with improv comedy The Big HOO-HAA! decided it was time to give the kids a turn. Interactive, engaging and hilarious, The Little HOO-HAA! is big laughs for little people.

Two teams of comedians go head to head in a battle of wits and comedy kerfuffle. You vote on your favourite team and decide the show?s winner. Songs, sketches and slapstick are all part of the fun. A show of pure delight and unabashed enjoyment. If you are looking for a fun family event then this is it. 

Suitable for ages 6+ 

Event Details
When
2 - 14 July. Monday - Friday 2pm, Saturday 11am & 1pm* (*Relaxed performance at 1pm on Saturday 7 July. This performance will be Auslan interpreted. To book a suitable seat for this performance, please email info@ticketsWA.com)
Event Type
Children's Theatre
Venue
Dolphin Theatre
Cost
$15-$20| Book now
Enquiries
UWA Theatres - (08) 6488 2440 or info@ticketsWA.com

Image of fabric puppet dogs

Image: Puppup Pet Portraits

Puppup Pet Portraits 

Presented by UWA Cultural Precinct

Join artist Elizabeth Maruffo for a fun workshop learning how to make a tiny felt sculpture of your favourite dog.

It is the Chinese Year of the Dog this year and this workshop is also part of the A Portrait of Taiwan in Perth project. There is an opportunity for your creation to be exhibited in the upcoming Pup Pup is the Boss of the Stars exhibition, which will be held at Midland Junction Arts Centre in August (or if you love your sculpture too much you can take it home with you after the class). More information about this will be provided on the day.

Event Details
When
Tuesday 3 July, 11.30am – 1pm & Wednesday 4 July, 2pm – 3.30pm
Event Type
Children’s Workshop
Cost
$20
Presenter
UWA Cultural Precinct
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
Book online
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 3613 

 
Image of fibre dinosaurs

Image: Dinosaur Hatchlings with Elizabeth Maruffo

Dinosaur Hatchlings 

Presented by UWA Cultural Precinct

Using colourful polymer clay, artist Elizabeth Maruffo will teach children how to sculpt tiny dinosaurs to take home. It’s time to get tiny! With colourful polymer clay, artist Elizabeth Marruffo will take you on a sculpting adventure as you create tiny dinosaurs hatchlings emerging from bright silk eggs.

Using polymer clay and a range of clever sculpting tools, you will learn the basic skills to help you sculpt these prehistoric cuties. We will bake the sculptures ready for you to take home and keep among your tiny treasures! 

Ages 7 - 12.  

Event Details
When
Tuesday 3 July, 2 - 3:30pm & Thursday 5 July, 11:30am - 1pm
Event Type
Children’s Workshop
Cost
$20
Presenter
UWA Cultural Precinct
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
Book online
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 3613 

 
Man and child drumming a percussion instrument

Image: Children's Percussion Workshop

Discover! Percussion  

Presented by UWA Conservatorium of Music 

Discover! Percussion helps budding musicians aged 8-12 years leap into the wonderful world of percussion.

Led by one of Perth’s premier young percussionists, Jackson Vickery, this session will allow students to explore a range of tuned and untuned percussion instruments and learn new and exciting beats and rhythms!

The workshop is suitable for complete beginners, as well as those who have some prior musical experience, for example those who have completed UWA JMS Programs or who have started percussion through their school.

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

 
Hoe time Peaches

Home Time Peaches Character Design Workshop

Home Time Peaches Character Design Workshop

Presented by the Cultural Precinct

Learn how to create characters from seedpods, leaves and dried plants in this workshop with artist Elizabeth Marruffo.

Working from the graphic novel Home Time, by Campbell Whyte, you’ll get an inside look into how the world of The Peaches came to be. From wild costumes and hilarious accessories, these cuties are filled with character and bursting with energy.

You’ll learn how to design distinct Peach characters, each with their own personality and sense of style. You’ll then use native plants, leaves and seedpods, along with felt to sculpt your own characters, just like the creator of Home Time did! 

Ages 7 - 12. 

Event Details
When
Wednesday 4 July, 11:30 - 1pm
Event Type
Children’s Workshop
Cost
$20
Presenter
UWA Cultural Precinct
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
Register to attend
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 3613

 
Image of clay sculptures of creatures

Image: Surrealist Dream Boats

Surrealist Dream Boats 

Presented by UWA Cultural Precinct

No, this workshop is not about your latest crush! Instead join artist Elizabeth Marruffo who will guide you in making a small pinch pot boat. 

Using polymer clay, we will then use a range of clever sculpting tools and learn some basic skills to sculpt small creatures or objects from our dreams that can live and journey in our small boats.

Event Details
When
Thursday 5 July, 2 - 3:30pm
Event Type
Children’s Workshop
Cost
$20
Presenter
UWA Cultural Precinct
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
Book online
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 3613 

 
Comics Making

Image: Making comics with Campbell Whyte

Comics Making Masterclass with Campbell Whyte 

Presented by UWA Cultural Precinct

Join local comics artist Campbell Whyte, author of the award-winning graphic novel Home Time, as he guides you through the art of comic storytelling.

This workshop includes character design fundamentals, figures in motion, panel to panel transitions, and how to use words in comics. You will each receive a booklet to fill in and then be guided in your development of a short comic using the tips and tricks you have learnt.

Ages 7 - 12 

Event Details
When
Friday 6 July, 1 - 4pm
Event Type
Children’s Workshop
Cost
$40
Presenter
UWA Cultural Precinct
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
Book online
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 3613 

 
Origami

Image: Origami for tiny hands!

The Art of Origami for Tiny Hands 

Presented by UWA Cultural Precinct and UWA Origami Club

Join us in a fun, introductory origami workshop for kids.

UWA’s Origami Club will be teaching classics like the fortune teller and animals such as penguins, cranes and anything else we can imagine. Never done origami before? No problem, just come along and give it a go!

The UWA Origami Club is based at the University of Western Australia and promotes the practice of origami in the UWA and wider community.

Ages 7 - 13 

Event Details
When
Saturday 7 July, 11:30am - 1pm
Event Type
Children’s Workshop
Cost
FREE - registration essential
Presenter
UWA Cultural Precinct
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
Book online
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 3613 

 
Fibre Art Sculptures

Fibre art animals workshop

Fibre Art Animals

Presented by the Cultural Precinct

Learn how to make a fibre art animal or doll in this hands-on art workshop with award-winning artist Sharyn Egan.

Celebrate NAIDOC week by joining Nyoongar artist Sharyn Egan to learn techniques for making your own fibre art animal sculpture. Using straw and colourful natural and acrylic fibres, let your inspiration run wild to create a dog, bird, lizard, elephant – or whatever creature you can imagine – in Sharyn’s fun and relaxed workshop. All materials are provided.

Ages 8 - 13. 

Event Details
When
Saturday 7 July, 2 - 3pm
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

 
Image of two children playing go

Image: Chinese Cultural Activities

Chinese Cultural Activities  

Presented by the Confucius Institute

Join the team at the Confucius Institute for a week of hands-on holiday fun - including bracelet making, fan painting, kite making, Tai Chi, lantern painting, paper cutting and movies. Sign up for a morning, a full day or the entire week – every day will be different.

Each morning children can take part in a different Chinese cultural activity.

In the afternoons children will enjoy time outdoors playing Chinese games, learning Tai Chi, and burning off some energy on the oval in front of the Institute's historic building. Toward the end of each day children can wind down by watching a Chinese film or cartoon and then learn a few words of Chinese while talking together about the show.

Suitable for ages 6 - 12. 

Event Details
When
Monday 9 July - Friday 13 July.  
Full day: 9am - 5pm.  Half day: 9am - 12pm.
Event Type
Children’s Workshop
Cost
$50 full day. $30 Half day. Includes refreshments.
Presenter
Confucius Institute
Venue
Confucius Institute, UWA Claremont Campus
Attend
Register to attend
Enquiries
confucius.institute@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 6888 

 
Child looking through microscope

Nature under a microscope workshop

Nature Under The Microscope 

Presented by the EdCC Earth Science Museum

What makes a butterfly’s wings special? And what are seashells made of? Come see for yourself and get excited about science!

Viewing the natural world under a microscope is a never-ending source of fascination for children and adults alike. Learn to use a binocular microscope to examine nature right up close. Participants will collect material from the University’s gardens to examine under the microscope, as well as be given butterfly wings, minerals and seashells to look at. All children will be given an amethyst crystal to examine and then take home.

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

Ages 8 - 12.

Event Details
When
Tue 10 July 11am - 12pm - Register
Tue 10 July 1 - 2pm - Register 
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 or (08) 6488 3613

 
Children looking at fossils through microscope

An exploration of fossils at the EdCC Earth Science Museum

An Exploration into Fossils for Junior Paleontologists

Presented by the EdCC Earth Science Museum

Calling all dinosaur lovers! Come and discover what palaeontologists do in the field as they unearth centuries-old fossils.

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 11 July 10 - 11am -  Register
Wed 11 July 1 - 2pm -  Register

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 or (08) 6488 3613

 
Brown ukulele against a wood background

Image: Children's Ukulele Workshop

Discover! Ukulele  

Presented by UWA Conservatorium of Music 

Discover! Ukulele helps budding musicians aged 8–12 years leap into the wonderful world of the this popular little instrument. 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 is suitable for beginners aged 8–12 years (instruments provided or bring your own ukulele if you have one).

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

 
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

Discover how crystals are formed, why there are so many kinds, and then make your own piece of jewellery to take home.

Mineral crystals are both attractive in colour and form. Learn how crystals are formed, handle large crystals and examine them under the microscope at UWA’s own Earth Science Museum 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 12 July 11am - 12pm | Register now
Thurs 12 July 1 - 2pm | Register now - Repeat Session
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 or (08) 6488 3613