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Escape the winter gloom and experience the best in arts at UWA

Escape the winter gloom and experience the best in arts at UWA
12 Jun
9:43

The University of Western Australia’s Cultural Precinct is inviting the community to immerse themselves in an exciting program of arts and cultural activities during the 2018 WINTERarts season.

Starting Monday 2 July and running until Tuesday 31 July, UWA’s WINTERarts is set to capture the imagination of audiences.

This year’s program features performances, exhibitions, workshops, tours, talks, and has an exciting school holiday selection.

Children will be entertained by improvised comedy, learn about the fascinating natural world through microscopes and let their creativity run wild with sculptures, origami and Chinese cultural workshops.

Young dinosaur lovers can unearth fossils at UWA’s Earth Science Museum, and outdoor adventurers can build huts and fires at the KIN Village with guidance from the team at Educated by Nature.

Children with a love for science fiction and creative storytelling can bring their imagination to life on paper in a masterclass with award-winning local artist Campbell Whyte.

For those who prefer learning about art to making it, the UWA Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery also offers engaging free talks and tours of its numerous exhibitions. Food and art lovers are invited to join UWA’s Chief Cultural Officer Ted Snell as he shares fascinating, little-known stories from art history over a delicious three-course dinner at the University Club Restaurant.

Contemporary Nyoongar artist Sharyn Egan will host a workshop for adults over an afternoon exploring the multi-cultural craft of basket weaving.

Fans of live performances will be able to sample two new performance collaborations with Lit Live and Barefaced Stories both performing after dark shows at the Gallery, while children can experience the magic of a new theatre adaptation from Sydney’s Monkey Baa Theatre Company at the Octagon Theatre.

Literature lovers will be treated to a several events, including writing masterclasses with debut novelist Michelle Johnston, author of Dustfall released by UWA Publishing.

There are also several collaborations with UWA student clubs that are not to be missed, such as TEDx UWA Salon, and free origami classes with the UWA Origami Club.

Children can bust out a tune in fun ukulele and percussion sessions, and for adults, the UWA Conservatorium of Music has an introductory musical workshop to be enjoyed over a glass of wine with cheese, perfect on a winter’s evening.

To view the full 2018 UWA WINTERarts program click here.

Media references

Pier Leach (UWA Cultural Precinct)(+61 8) 6488 3613

Jess Reid (UWA Media and PR Advisor) (+61 8) 6488 6876

Source: http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2018061210697/awards-and-prizes/escape-winter-gloom-and-experience-best-arts-uwa

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