IMMERSE yourself this winter in the University of WA’s WINTERarts program, which runs from July 1-29.
Hosted by the UWA’s Cultural Precinct alongside the City of Perth Winter Arts Season, the program offers activities the whole family can enjoy including art exhibitions, music, theatre, workshops, talks and a dedicated children’s program of activities.
During the school holidays, children can enjoy a day of wilderness adventure games, nature-inspired art making, whittling, music and cubby building under the beautiful pines at UWA’s Somerville Auditorium.
Run by the dedicated team at Educated by Nature, the workshop KIN Village combines a deep love for the natural environment, blended with the arts.
Theatre lovers will be treated to a spectacular production of Shaun Tan’s The Arrival presented by the Spare Parts Puppet Theatre at UWA’s Dolphin Theatre.
At the Earth Science Museum, children can learn how to unearth an ancient fossil, discover the mysteries revealed by microscopes and make trinkets from crystals.
At UWA’s Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Noongar artist Sharyn Egan will teach young people how to make fibre- art animals, while local artist Elizabeth Marruffo will run a series of fun-filled art workshops for all ages.
The University Dramatic Society will captivate children in the creative world of theatre, while budding young ukulele players and percussionists can take part in introductory music workshops.
For adults wanting to learn the ukulele, there is also a beginner’s workshop with wine and cheese tastings, and for people curious about UWA’s beautiful sandstone buildings, recently retired “University Oracle” Terry Larder will run two campus tours Behind the Doors, which includes taking in the spectacular views from the top of UWA’s iconic clock tower.
Book-lovers have a full program of events on offer, including workshops for aspiring writers, a lecture on Jane Austen presented by the Institute of Advanced Studies, and a literary high tea with Janet Holmes à Court to discuss her new book Muse: A Journey Through an Art Collection.
The Berndt Museum will also launch Milingimbi: A Living Culture, celebrating artwork from Milingimbi Island, alongside the exploration of the history and ongoing impact of colonisation in Country and Colony from the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art.
For more information, visit www.culturalprecinct.uwa.edu.au/winterarts.