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.