Arts and Tradition

Arts and Tradition

Expertise Western Australia’s beating coronary heart of arts and tradition &nbsp

Arts and Tradition

UWA is a cultural hub for the individuals of Western Australia and guests to our state.

Our big selection of arts and cultural actions span the fields of music, theatre, museums, galleries, publishing and extra. Between festivals, youngsters’s occasions, exhibitions and common markets, there’s something for everybody to take pleasure in, whether or not scholar, employees or neighborhood member.

Since 1953, when UWA Professor Fred Alexander introduced his imaginative and prescient to lifetime of a ‘competition for the individuals’ in what’s now often known as Perth Pageant, the College has continued the custom of bringing individuals collectively to expertise and benefit from the arts.

We’re proud to supply a vibrant assortment of applications, shows and performances to all individuals of Western Australia, contributing to our state’s wealthy and various cultural scene. We welcome you to affix us on campus and uncover for your self.

The grounds of UWA are dotted with arts and cultural treasures for everybody to take pleasure in. Past sculptures, installations and murals outdoors, step contained in the Lawrence Wilson Artwork Gallery, or expertise the main cultural collections within the Berndt Museum, the Cruthers Assortment of Girls’s Artwork and the College of Western Australia Artwork Assortment.  

Perth Pageant

In 1953 UWA Professor Fred Alexander delivered to life his imaginative and prescient of a ‘competition for the individuals’. This competition continues right this moment as Australia’s premier curated arts competition and one of many biggest on the planet.  

A beloved a part of the Perth Pageant program, UWA’s Somerville Auditorium performs host to the very best of world cinema annually. Pack a picnic, seize a deckchair and sit again underneath the celebrities, admiring the majestic cathedral of Norfolk pine bushes. 

Throughout campus

Hours to Sundown is a one-of-a-kind mosaic sundial, a superb creation by the visionary Shaun Tan. It stands as a powerful masterpiece, comprised of over 360,000 tiles, and has been proudly gifted to The College of Western Australia in celebration of our centenary.

photo collage of UWA

Stroll by way of the heritage-listed gardens of UWA and also you’ll discover many a murals to absorb. Sculptures, murals and artworks are put in across the grounds and inside main buildings on the Perth campus, together with the Octagon and Dolphin theatres, the Sunken Backyard, Somerville Auditorium and the Lawrence Wilson Artwork Gallery. This fusion of tradition, nature and studying offers guests to campus with a novel expertise in Western Australia.

UWA Occasions

Discover the big selection of upcoming arts and cultural actions on campus.

Lunchtime live shows

For all lovers of music, the very best musical expertise from UWA’s Conservatorium of Music and visiting artists carry out free lunchtime live shows for college kids, employees and neighborhood members to take pleasure in.

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Working with the arts trade and neighborhood

UWA Collected

UWA cares for a various vary of internationally vital cultural, historic and analysis collections. UWA Collected is their digital residence, the place they’re preserved for future generations.

Whether or not you’re a seasoned researcher or simply culturally curious, there’s one thing so that you can uncover. Step again in time with centuries-old hand-painted maps. Immerse your self in Australian and worldwide music and ethnomusicology. Peruse the archive of our scholar journal Pelican and see the coed perspective.

Discover all this and rather more amongst hundreds of data in our rising digital collections from throughout the College.

UWA Publishing 

UWA Publishing has been sharing tales, analysis and training with the world to encourage thought, encourage motion, and create and join communities, since 1935. The big selection of award-winning fiction, non-fiction and scholarly works illustrate its energy and variety in a contemporary college.  

Discover our archives 

UWA has a splendidly wealthy historical past as the primary college in WA. For greater than a century, UWA has been a part of our state’s tradition and a part of the material of society. Uncover the archives and uncover our huge tales, our biggest achievements and a few of our most celebrated employees and college students. Be taught extra about all the things that’s made UWA what it’s right this moment.  

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