Hans Arkeveld has been a part of UWA and the Western Australian artistic community for more than 40 years.
He became interested in anatomy in order to understand the workings of the human body and to be able to draw and sculpt them effectively. He was welcomed as an artist-in-residence at the School of Anatomy and Human Biology in 1968.
He went on to study anatomy, histology and embryology formally at UWA, and after decades working and studying in the School - and exhibiting his work in WA and across Australia - he was elected an Honorary Fellow in 2000..
The Cultural Precinct aims to provide guest artist-in-residence programs and facilities to encourage the interaction and ongoing dialogue between disciplines and across programs at the University.
The University’s internationally renowned artistic laboratory, SymbioticA, already offers a unique platform for artistic research, enabling artists and researchers to engage in wet biology practices within a biological science department.
UWA has many artists among its staff and alumni. The University encourages their ongoing participation in enriching its cultural life, hosting various lectures and UWA Extension workshops.
Our artists bring life to a variety of disciplines and have received national and international recognition for their works. A few of the artists are featured here.