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