Tours & Conversations

Fake or fact

Breakfast by the Bay Series - Getting Real: Fakes

Presented by The University Club of Western Australia and the Cultural Precinct

Never have ‘fakes’ been more prevalent — or are they? In this breakfast panel, we dive deep into the world of fakes: fake news, fake identities, fake art. Join Ted Snell, David Glance, Jani McCutcheon and Kathryn Prince for a panel discussion over breakfast at the University Club.

We ask the questions: How do we separate the fakes? Does the role of technology assist with unearthing authenticity, or add to the problem? What are the conventions that allow actors and politicians to fake sincerity? Do emotions technologies measure sincerity or do they capture the so-called biological or basic emotions in a fairly primitive way? With studios getting over the uncanny valley hurdle, what are the legal implications, and how do we respond to the ethical dilemmas? Why does manufactured reality seem more real? And when is a fake desirable?

Event Details
When
Tuesday 2 July, 7 - 9am
Event Type
Panel discussion
Presenter
The University Club of Western Australia in partnership with the UWA Cultural Precinct
Venue
Club Restaurant, The University Club of Western Australia
Attend
University Club Members $52.00 | Non-Members $62.00 | Table of 10 $580.00
Register
More info and register online
Enquiries
info@universityclub.uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 8770 

Getting Real: Fakes


Image of people in a tour

Hidden UWA: Behind the Doors

Presented by UWA Extension

Since late 2017, Terry Larder, a former University staff member of 28 years, has been conducting historical tours of the University’s Crawley campus. Terry’s tales have become renowned for their humorous nature and his encyclopedic recall of UWA’s rich history as the sixth-oldest university in Australia. Its heritage-listed gardens and buildings are just some of the many features of this free one-hour tour.

Event Details
When
Saturday 6 July, 11am - 1pm
Event Type
Tour
Presenter
The University Club of Western Australia
Venue
Meet at Reception, The University Club of Western Australia
Cost
FREE
Attend
Register to attend
Enquiries
info@universityclub.uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 8770

Visitors at Hidden UWA Tour. Photo: Ryan Gibson


Nikulinksy painting of mistletoe

High Tea with Philippa Nikulinsky

Presented by UWA Extension

Share an afternoon with artist Philippa Nikulinksy beginning with an exhibition tour of Nikulinsky Naturally at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery followed by a high tea hosted at the University Club of Western Australia. For nearly 50 years artist Philippa Nikulinsky has travelled throughout the state to record, draw and paint its phenomenal natural history. In this event, Nikulinsky recounts stories from her career focusing on a lifetime fascination with the flora and fauna of the arid lands of Western Australia.

Event Details
When
Saturday 13 July, 2 - 4:30pm
Event Type
Tour and High Tea
Presenter
UWA Extension and Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
$55.00 per person - Register online
Enquiries
lwag@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 3707

Philippa Nikulinsky, Mistletoe Bird, 2014, 68 x 100cm, watercolour and pencil on Arches hot press paper


Nikulinksy painting of mistletoe

Symposium - Framing Flora: Artists and The Science of Botany

Presented by the Art Gallery of Western Australia and the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

The celebration of Western Australia’s wildflowers puts a spotlight on the state’s botanical riches and the threat humans now pose to them. Hear from botanists, curators and artists bringing you an array of botanical and environment themed exhibitions and events in 2019.

Co-presented with the Art Gallery of Western Australia as part of the What On Earth season program.

Event Details
When
Two day symposium:
Friday 19 July, 1 - 4pm at AGWA
Saturday 20 July, 1 - 4pm at LWAG
Event Type
Symposium
Presenter
AGWA and LWAG
Attend
General Public $15 / Members and Friends $10 / Concession $10 (covers both days).
View the full program and register online
Enquiries
lwag@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 3707

Philippa Nikulinsky, Mistletoe Bird, 2014, 68 x 100cm, watercolour and pencil on Arches hot press paper


TED conference group of people

TEDxUWASalon: Art+

Presented by TEDxUWA

What happens when you mix art with technology, medicine, geology, and mathematics? We often see art as a field separate from all others, as an independent pursuit of creativity. However, when we combine it with other aspects of our lives, the results are fascinating. Listen to a line-up of presenters as they explore enchanting worlds created with imagination and inventiveness by bringing art into their fields of practice

Event Details
When
Thursday 25 July, 5 - 8pm
Event Type
Talks and Presentations
Presenter
TEDxUWA
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
$15 concession | $20 standard - Tickets on sale via TEDxUWA website
Enquiries
tedxuwa@gmail.com

TEDx Salons


artwork

Art Aside: Inspiring passion and lunacy

Presented by UWA Extension

Why are scandals in the arts so newsworthy? Whether it’s a fake, an act of vandalism or a theft, an offensive nude or a piece of incomprehensible sculpture, everyone gets involved, everyone has an opinion, and the risk-takers, ratbags and rogues behind the latest scandal become instant celebrities.

Join UWA Chief Cultural Officer Ted Snell to explore another four scandals, this time involving the destruction of artworks by people regarded as either mad or heroic. You may never have heard about these events, but they might change your views about art, artists and the society in which we live.

Event Details
When
Wednesday 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 meal and selected beverages.
Register online or call (08) 6488 8770
Enquiries
info@universityclub.uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 8770 

silver sculpture by Philip Noakes

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

Presented by DADAA and  Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

An exhibition tour for visitors with visual impairment.

Join us for a touch and verbal descriptive tour of the current exhibition Sculptural Silver. Artist Philip Noakes and a trained guide delivers descriptions of the visual elements of artworks exhibited, along with tactile opportunities with selected pieces of Noakes' artwork. Tours are free to attend and aimed at visitors with visual impairments. 

Light refreshments will be served.

Community Partner: DADAA
Event Details
When
Saturday 27 July, 11.30am - 1pm
Event Type
Guided Tour
Presenter
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery and DADAA
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
FREE event - Register to attend 
Enquiries
lwag@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 3707

Artwork: Philip Noakes, Group image of vessels completed in 2018 featuring Satin, Crystal and Ocean Currents Series. Courtesy of the artist. Photographed by Robert Frith.


silver sculpture by Philip Noakes

Going Slow: Art and Mindfulness

Presented by the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Slow down your day by joining us for a different kind of art gallery tour. Much like a mindfulness exercise where you focus on your breathing, in this tour we settle our minds on the artwork. We begin this session with a close observation of selected artworks from the exhibitions Sculptural Silver and Naturally Nikulinsky, followed by an informal discussion on the themes of empathy and emotional intelligence.

Event Details
When
Saturday 27 July, 2 - 3pm
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

Artwork: Philip Noakes, Group image of vessels completed in 2018 featuring Satin, Crystal and Ocean Currents Series. Courtesy of the artist. Photographed by Robert Frith.


Exhibitions

Painting of mistletoe

Nikulinsky Naturally

Presented by Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Philippa Nikulinsky AM is a Perth-based, internationally recognised botanical and wildlife artist. Nikulinsky Naturally is a survey of her work from the 1970s to the present, which provides a perspective on the unique qualities of her practice – focusing on the evolution of her working methodology and exploring the ways in which she continues to interrogate the botanical riches of the Western Australian landscape.

Event Details
When
25 May - 17 August | Tue - Sat, 11am - 5pm 
Event Type
Exhibition
Presenter
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
FREE. Find out more.
Enquiries
lwag@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 3707

Philippa Nikulinsky, Mistletoe Bird, 2014, 68 x 100cm, watercolour and pencil on Arches hot press paper


Photograph of various silverware vessels by Philip Noakes

Philip Noakes: Sculptural Silver

Presented by Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery

Philip Noakes, one of the foremost silversmiths working and teaching in Australia, has dedicated much of the past few years to his passion for silversmithing. Focusing on form and enlivening his work with textures created by hammering, engraving and filing, he has produced a magnificent and varied collection of new hollowware and sculptural objects together with a small collection of jewellery reflecting the hollow forms. This elegant body of work includes over 40 new vessels in sterling silver, Britannia silver, fine silver, heat flamed copper and various carat gold is the largest hollowware exhibition in Western Australia since the 1970s.

Event Details
When
25 May - 17 August | Tue - Sat, 11am - 5pm 
Event Type
Exhibition
Presenter
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
FREE. Find out more.
Enquiries
lwag@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 3707

Philip Noakes, A group of vessels completed in 2018, featuring Crystal, Ocean and Satin Series. Photograph: Robert Frith


Self portrait of artist Tania Ferrier

The Artist and Her Work

Presented by Cruthers Collection of Women's Art

Lady Sheila Cruthers took an immediate shine to women’s self-portraiture when she began collecting art in the mid-1970s. This interest expanded into a collection strategy she referred to as ‘the artist and her work’ – she would collect an artist’s work in addition to a self-portrait, with the two works often hung side by side in the family home. Now housed at the University of Western Australia, the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art holds over 100 self-portraits, many collected as a result of this strategy.

The Artist and Her Work utilises this unusual juxtaposition to showcase the breadth and depth of women’s art practice, replicating the dense and vibrant hanging style of the collection’s original domestic context.

Exhibition Details
When
25 May - 17 August | Tue - Sat, 11am - 5pm
Event Type
Exhibition
Presenter
Cruthers Collection of Women's Art, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
FREE
Enquiries
(08) 6488 3707 or lwag@uwa.edu.au

Tania Ferrier, Self Portrait (detail), 1985, oil on board, 41.5 x 54.5cm, CCWA 625. Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art, The University of Western Australia. © Courtesy the artist


Indigenous artwork

Out of The Boxes and Into The Desert

Presented by Berndt Museum of Anthropology

This exhibition explores the Berndt Museum of Anthropology’s collection of paintings from the Central Desert with works of art that have been inaccessible for decades. These include stories of ancestral beings that travelled across country, through waterholes and into the stars.

Exhibition Details
When
13 July - 17 December | Tue - Sat, 11am - 5pm
Event Type
Exhibition
Presenter
Berndt Museum
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
FREE
Enquiries
(08) 6488 3707 or lwag@uwa.edu.au

Yala Yala Gibbs Tjungurrayi (1924-1998), Pintupi language. Possum Dreaming at Tutanya 1988. Acrylic paint on linen canvas, 1820 x 2425 mm. Berndt Museum of Anthropology Collection [1989/0029] © estate of the artist licensed by Aboriginal Artists Agency Ltd


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Marimba festival

Marimbafest Australia: Marimba Festival and Competition

Presented by UWA Conservatorium of Music

Proudly supported by UWA Music, Marimbafest is an exciting new four-day International Marimba festival and competition featuring more than 20 hours of masterclasses, mentored performance opportunities with faculty members from across Australia, Asia and the US, concerts and a three-stage solo Marimba competition. Further information at marimbafest.com

Event Details
When
3 - 7 July | various times 
Event Type
Concert
Presenter
UWA Conservatorium of Music
Venue
UWA Conservatorium of Music
Attend
Register to attend
Enquiries
concerts@uwa.edu.au

Little Hoo Haa

The Little Hoo-Haa: Big Laughs for Little People

Presented by University Theatres and The Big HOO-HAA!

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. 

Event Details
When
8-12 July & 15-19 July, 2pm
Duration
50 Minutes
Event Type
Show
Presenter
University Theatres and The Big HOO-HAA!
Venue
Dolphin Theatre
Cost
$15 - $20
Attend
Register to attend
Suitable for ages 5+
Enquiries
bookings-theatres@uwa.edu.au

Noongar Boodja

Noongar Boodja

Presented by UWA Cultural Precinct

Noongar Boodja is a 35-minute documentary film made by young Aboriginal people from Albany. This stunning cinematic story explores with Menang Elders significant cultural places and the meaning behind their Noongar names. Its first public screening received a standing ovation from the 700-strong Albany audience and since the screening, there has been a wave of support for dual place naming, which was argued strongly by Elders in the film. Noongar Boodja was developed as part of CAN's Place Names project that draws on Professor Len Collard's long-term research.

The NAIDOC week screening of Noongar Boodja will be followed by a Q&A with the people behind the film and project. Come and share in this powerful story and discuss the value of dual naming on Noongar country.

Event Details
When
Wednesday 10 July, 6 - 8pm 
Event Type
Film Screening
Presenter
UWA Cultural Precinct
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
FREE | Bookings Required, Refreshments will be served
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 3613

WINTERreise

Winterreise - The Phenomenon

Presented by UWA Conservatorium of Music

Andrew Foote with Cecilia Sun and Mark Coughlan present Schubert’s mammoth work for solo voice and piano – Winterreise. Commencing with a lecture-recital discussing some background to the early voice recitals and para-musical elements of the work, the week concludes with the entire work presented in two halves – a reconstruction performance with fortepiano, and the more usual modern presentation with pianoforte (but with a twist).

Event Details
When
Lecture Recital - Wednesday 10 July | Performance - Saturday 13 July | 7:30pm
Event Type
Lecture Recital & Performance
Presenter
UWA Conservatorium of Music
Venue
Eileen Joyce Studio
Attend
Lecture Recital - FREE | Performance - $35
Enquiries
concerts@uwa.edu.au

Lit Live

Lit Live: No Shrinking Violet

Presented by UWA Cultural Precinct

Spend a relaxing and entertaining evening with some of Perth’s best story tellers as they bring to life exciting new works by some of the best Australian and international short story writers. No Shrinking Violet features a great selection of short stories on flowers and fury, boldness and bravery, growth and change.

Lit Live is a great way to enjoy great literature read by actors who can bring stories vividly to life. It comes to WINTERarts fresh from the Centre for Stories where once a month producer and host Sarah introduces funny, sad, moving and uplifting stories in a cosy and intimate setting.

Suitable for 18+

Event Details
When
Wednesday 17 July, 6:30pm 
Duration
Approximately 90 minutes with interval
Event Type
Talk
Presenter
UWA Cultural Precinct
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery (free parking on campus)
Cost
$20 (Wine and nibbles included)
Attend
Register to attend
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 3613

Sarah McNeill of Lit Live. Photo by Kate Shelton


WINTERarts light photography

Decibel 10 at 10: Western Australian Women of New Music

Presented by UWA Conservatorium of Music

As part of their 10-year anniversary Decibel will be performing 10 concerts around Australia. In this concert, they perform works commissioned from West Australian women and a new work from a woman or non-binary artist commissioned by Tura New Music. Presented as part of the 2019 Gender Diversity in Music and Art Conference.

Event Details
When
Thursday 18 July | 7pm 
Event Type
Concert Tour
Presenter
UWA Conservatorium of Music
Venue
Callaway Auditorium(free parking on campus). 
Cost
$10
Attend
Register to attend
Enquiries
concerts@uwa.edu.au

WINTERarts light photography

Kew's Forgotten Queen

Presented by UWA Cultural Precinct

Join us for a screening of Kew’s Forgotten Queen, a documentary celebrating the work of one of the most prolific botanical artists of the Victorian age – Marianne North. At a time when women barely left their parlour rooms, North defied convention as she travelled alone navigating the world twice, from Borneo to Brazil to Japan, in her pursuit of documenting every living plant on her canvas. Marianne North (24 October 1830 – 30 August 1890) was prolific biologist and botanical artist, widely renowned for her plant and landscape paintings, plant discoveries, writings, and the creation of her gallery at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Presenting Partner: BBC Four

Event Details
When
Wednesday 24 July, 6 - 7:30pm 
Event Type
Film Screening
Presenter
UWA Cultural Precinct
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
FREE - Register Online
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 3613

Actress Emelia Fox, narrator of the documentary


Workshops

Colour light beams through the Moore fig tree at UWA

Image: Night photography by Sean Standen

Night Photography Secrets

Presented by Edward de Courcy Clarke Earth Science Museum

Join photographer Sean Standen for another lesson in creative night time photography. Participants will be shown a variety of night photography secrets that can be used to take brilliant photos. This year Sean will be showing you several new tricks and techniques using different backdrops around the picturesque UWA campus. This workshop is ideal for anyone who attended last year’s session, as well as newcomers! Participants will need to provide their own camera and if possible, a tripod.

Event Details
When
*Rescheduled due to weather to: Tuesday 23 July, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Event Type
Photography Workshop
Ages
18+
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

Two children striking a pose sharing a large hat

Image: Felt vessels by Pauline Franklyn

Felt Vessels

Presented by UWA Cultural Precinct

Join textile artist Pauline Franklyn and experience the wonder of creating your own three-dimensional seamless vessel. During this workshop you will learn to lay wool fleece, explore colour, surface design and form to make a unique fully felted vessel to take home. All materials and equipment are provided.

Pauline is a highly skilled artist, working intuitively and experimenting with textiles to create gorgeous artefacts through techniques such as collage, nuno and resist. She has run textile workshops since 2005 and her work is available in the LWAG Shop.

Event Details
When
Thursday 18 July, 6 - 9pm
Event Type
Workshop
Ages
18+
Cost
$80, includes materials, wine and cheese
Presenter
UWA Cultural Precinct
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend: 
Register to attend
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au or 08 6488 3613

woven basket

Basket Weaving

Presented by the UWA Cultural Precinct

Join contemporary Aboriginal artist Sharyn Egan to explore the multicultural art of basket weaving in a workshop for adult beginners. Learn simple techniques to make a sculptural yet practical woven work using raffia and other natural fibres. You will learn coiling and other techniques to shape your own unique vessel.

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

Event Details
When
Saturday 20 July, 1 - 4:30pm
Event Type
Workshop
Ages
This workshop is aimed at adults but we welcome parents with their crafty teenagers!
Cost
$50 per person - includes materials and afternoon tea
Presenter
UWA Cultural Precinct
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
Register to attend
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 3613

babushka dolls

Felt Babushka Workshop

Presented by UWA Cultural Precinct

Babushka dolls are gorgeous and a lot of fun to make. Learn resist wet felting and take home a new little friend. Pauline is a highly skilled artist, working intuitively and experimenting with textiles to create gorgeous artefacts. She has run textile workshops since 2005 and her work is available in the LWAG Shop. In this workshop she will teach you all the techniques to create your own colourful babushkas.

Event Details
When
Saturday 27 July, 1:30 - 4:30pm
Event Type
Workshop
Ages
This workshop is aimed at adults but we welcome parents with their crafty teenagers!
Cost
$80 (includes materials and afternoon tea)
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 woman drawing in calligraphy

Image: Chinese Cultural Activities

Chinese Calligraphy

Presented by the Confucius Institute

Experience the magic of blending pen, ink and paper as you learn the ancient art of Chinese calligraphy. Unravel the mysteries of its four treasures and five fonts, and learn a little about how it all began more than 2500 years ago.

Teacher Yanyu Su was a child when she began studying calligraphy in China. Now an adult, she looks forward to passing on her passion to young people growing up on the other side of the world.

Suitable for ages 7 - 12.

Event Details
When
Saturday 6 July, 3 - 4:30pm
Event Type
Children's Workshop
Cost
$10
Presenter
Confucius Institute
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
Book now
Enquiries
confucius.institute@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 6888 

Image little hoo ha poster

The Little HOO-HAA!

The Little HOO-HAA! Big Laughs for Little People

Presented by University Theatres and The Big HOO-HAA!

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 LittleHOO-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.

Presented by University Theatres and The Big HOO-HAA!

Suitable for ages 6+ 

Event Details
When
Monday - Friday, 8 - 12 July, and 15 - 19 July at 2pm
Event Type
Children's Theatre
Venue
Dolphin Theatre
Cost
$15 - $20
Attend
Book now
Enquiries
UWA Theatres - (08) 6488 2440 or info@ticketsWA.com

Image of marshmallows being toasted on a bonfire

Image: KIN Village at Crawley

Kin Village at Crawley

Presented by Educated by Nature and the UWA Cultural Precinct

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 bring their own lunch.

Suitable for ages 6 - 12

Event Details
When
Monday - 8 - 12 July and 15-19 July, 9am - 4pm
Event Type
Children's Program
Cost
$81 per child, per day
Presenter
Educated by Nature
Venue
Swan River Foreshore, next to Cygnet Hall, Crawley
Bookings: 
Find out more and book now
Enquiries
Educated by Nature or (08) 9389 4070

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
Monday 8 July, 11am - 12pm and 1pm - 2pm
Event Type
Children's Workshop
Cost
$10
Attend
Book now
Presenter
EdCC Earth Science Museum
Venue
Edward De Courcy Clarke Earth Science Museum
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 3613

watercolpours

Widflower watercolours workshop. Photo: Kate Shelton

Wildflower Watercolours

Presented by UWA Cultural Precinct

Inspired by Phillipa Nikulinsky’s current exhibition Nikulinsky Naturally, join multidisciplinary artist Joanna Sulkowski to learn how to draw native plants and flowers from life. Using simple line drawing techniques and watercolour paint, Joanna will guide aspiring artists to make their own botanical illustrations. Each student will receive their own watercolour set to take home.

Event Details
When
Tuesday 9 July, 1 - 3pm
Tuesday 16 July, 1 - 3pm
Event Type
Children's Workshop
Cost
$30
Presenter
UWA Cultural Precinct
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
Book now
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 3613 

watercolpours

Floral printmaking workshop. Photo: Kate Shelton

Floral Printmaking

Presented by UWA Cultural Precinct

Create your own floral inspired gift card and wrapping paper using cyanotype and collagraph printing. Learn to design and create your own cardboard block to create unique printed wrapping paper. Then use leaves and flowers to make a cyanotype card, a monochrome photographic print to accompany your wrapping paper.

Event Details
When
Wednesday 10 July, 1 - 3pm
Event Type
Children's Workshop
Cost
$20
Presenter
UWA Cultural Precinct
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
Book now
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 

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 untuned percussion instruments and learn new and exciting beats and rhythms!

These hands-on sessions are suitable for complete beginners, as well as those who have some prior musical experience, such as those who have completed UWA JMS Programs or who have started percussion through their school.

Event Details
When
Ages 8 - 10 | Wednesday 10 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
Book now
Enquiries
junior-music@uwa.edu.au or 08 6488 7985 

felt flowers

Wild Flowers. Photo: Kate Shelton

Wild Flowers

Presented by UWA Cultural Precinct

Enter the delightful world of native southwest flowers. Together, participants will explore the unique colours, shapes, and traits of some of Perth’s local wildflowers. Using the drawings of Perth artist Philippa Nikulinsky as inspiration, participants will create their own wild and colourful sculptural floral bouquets which they can gift to someone special. Come and let your flower love blossom!

Event Details
When
Thursday 11 July, 1 - 3pm
Event Type
Children's Workshop
Cost
$20
Presenter
UWA Cultural Precinct
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
Book now
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 3613 

saxophones

Junior Saxophone School Winter Bootcamp

Junior Saxophone School Winter Bootcamp

Presented by UWA Conservatorium of Music

An intensive two-day, hands-on program designed to give saxophonists of all ages, abilities and genres the essential tools to flourish in their musical endeavours. This bootcamp will include sessions on ensemble playing, aural awareness, performance skills and general musicianship, and will feature international guest artist Emma Mcphilamy (UK).

Event Details
When
Wednesday 4 July, 11:30 - 1pm
Event Type
Children's Workshop
Cost
$20
Presenter
UWA Conservatorium of Music
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
Attend
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 3613

Origami

Image: Origami for tiny hands!

The Art of Origami for Tiny Hands

Presented by UWA Origami Club

Join us for a fun, introductory origami workshop for kids. UWA’s Origami Club will be teaching 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.

Event Details
When
Friday, 12 and 19 July, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Event Type
Children's Workshop
Cost
$10
Presenter
UWA Cultural Precinct
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
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Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 3613 

Fibre Art Sculptures

Fibre art animals workshop

Seedpod and Gumnut Creatures

Presented by UWA Cultural Precinct

Create the characters of your imagination from seedpods, leaves and plants of the Australian bush. Inspired by storybook creatures such as May Gibbs’ Snugglepot and Cuddlepie and the current botanical exhibition Nikulinsky Naturally, create tiny sculptures using felt, dried native plant material and seedpods. Step into a world of magic and wonder and create your own unique bushland buddies.

Event Details
When
Wednesday 17 July, 1 - 3pm
Event Type
Children's Workshop
Cost
$20
Presenter
UWA Cultural Precinct
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
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Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au

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
Monday 15 July, 11am - 12pm and 1 - 2pm
Event Type
Children's Workshop
Cost
$10
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Presenter
EdCC Earth Science Museum at UWA
Venue
Edward De Courcy Clarke Earth Science Museum
Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au or (08) 6488 3613

sculpture

Bushland dreams, photo by Kate Shelton

Bushland Dreams

Presented by UWA Cultural Precinct

Do you dream of bushland fairies and sprites? Join us for a fun afternoon of crafting to create a colourful dream catcher using wool, ribbon, dried native plants… and just a pinch of magic dust. Hang in your bedroom or in the bottom of the garden and you might just find them!

Event Details
When
Thursday 18 July, 1 - 3pm
Event Type
Children's Workshop
Cost
$20
Presenter
UWA Cultural Precinct
Venue
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
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Enquiries
culturalprecinct@uwa.edu.au