Cultural Precinct

Arts and Cultural Venues

Further information

The University’s theatres, halls and galleries present a wide range of performances and exhibitions and all are open to the general public.

We welcome visitors to the campus at any time, and while here we encourage you to engage with the cultural events and activities offered throughout the Cultural Precinct.

Parking and transport information for cultural events at UWA

The UWA Cultural Precinct comprises a number of distinct elements, each linked through its involvement with the arts and its contribution to the student and staff experience on campus as well as community engagement.

Many of the member venues of the Cultural Precinct are either currently, or plan to be, co-located on the section of land reserved by the University that fronts Stirling Highway. Other members, including UWA Extension, the Institute of Advanced Studies, the School of Music and SymbioticA already have their own homes.

We welcome visitors to the campus at any time, and while you are here we encourage you to make the most of our Cultural Precinct.

Image still of the entrance for Artlaab
ARTLAAB is a street front laboratory, located within the Masonic Contemporary building, and is set up as a dynamic and responsive space for students, staff and alumni and broader community to exchange in ideas about art. It is intended for development and testing ideas with public engagement.
Berndt Museum
Established in 1976, the Berndt Museum holds one of Australia's most important collections of Aboriginal art and cultural materials, supported by vast collections of photographs and sound recordings, as well as art and artefacts from Melanesia, Asia and South-East Asia.
The museum has recently relocated to its temporary home on the ground floor of the Dr Harold Schenberg Art Centre. Works from the collection will soon be exhibited in the Janet Holmes a Court Gallery, within the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery.
Edward de Courcy Clarke Earth Science Museum
Step back in time as you pass through an Eocene plant grove that flourished 38-55 million years ago, at the entrance of this museum. Inside you will find a repository of more than 136,000 mineral, rock, fossil and meteorite specimens, and a stimulating Earth Science exhibition for younger explorers. School groups are welcome.
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Innovative exhibitions, featuring the University's extensive art collection, as well as contemporary art and touring shows, are just a glimpse of what is on offer at one of the finest university galleries in Australia. All exhibitions are supported by a wide-ranging public program that includes free public talks and special events hosted by visiting artists and guest curators.
Masonic Contemporary
Image of Ochre Dance Company performing within the Masonic

Masonic Contemporary is a multi-purpose venue with a vision to create and foster a vibrant mulch-disciplinary hub on the University of Western Australia's Crawley campus for the arts and cultural activities of students, University groups and the wider arts community.

The Masonic Contemporary is also currently home to the Ochre Contemporary Dance Company as company-in-residence.

The Callaway Centre
The Callaway Centre is an international research centre based in the School of Music at The University of Western Australia. The Centre promotes study and research for the advancement of musicology, music education, music psychology and ethnomusicology. As the conceptual home of music scholarship at the University it has developed a sophisticated research infrastructure to support its important archival collections.
The Cullity Gallery
Providing a window into the latest generation of works by our students, lecturers and external artists, the Gallery showcases current innovative works in architecture, visual arts and landscape architecture.
The University Club
The University Club offers graduates, alumni and corporate organisations the opportunity to continue their strong association with the University and use the Club's facilities for their professional and social needs.
University Theatres
Dance, theatre, music, comedy, film, exhibitions and formal functions take place year-round. We invite you to explore our six indoor and outdoor venues, including the spectacular Somerville outdoor cinema and the atmospheric Winthrop Hall. Venue hire available.