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Lectures & Talks in Perth 


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Perth is home to five universities, countless business, industry, political and community organisations providing access to talks and lectures from learned local and international renowned academics to outrageous hysterics. Until now, the content’s never been easy to find. We are working closely with the universities and other institutions to provide a one-stop shop. Don’t miss your chance to get your content first-hand!

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Aussie Yarns With Ron Bradfield Junior

Join the City of Perth Library to hear the intriguing and uplifting yarns of Ron Bradfield Jnr, a natural storyteller and proud Bardi man.

  • Dates:Nov 12
  • Time(s):6:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Venue:City of Perth Library

Details

  • Hosted By:City of Perth Library
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events,Free
  • Other:Lectures & Talks
  • Ticket Price:Free

Description

Come along to meet Ron Bradfield Jnr as he shares stories focusing on the things that unite us all.

In celebration of NAIDOC Week, Ron will lead a conversation to help us consider how we can come together as a nation, despite the difficult times we have faced in the past and the challenges of the present.

About Ron Bradfield Jnr

As the CYO (Chief Yarning Officer) of Yarns R Us, Ron facilitates cultural conversations for all kinds of groups. Ron helps Australians revisit and explore their personal stories and consider their own connections to this place their home!

Symposium: Thinking Queerly

A symposium exploring art and queer histories.

  • Dates:Nov 14
  • Time(s):10:30am - 3:50pm

Details

  • Hosted By:Pride WA, UWA LGBTIQA+ working group, UWA Law School and Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery.
  • Venue Address:35 Stirling Highway
  • Ticket Price:$10
  • Type:Workshops
  • Other:Lectures & Talks,Symposia
  • Event Venue:Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery,UWA

Description

Enquiries: [email protected] or 08 6488 3707

Thinking Queerly is a symposium examining the links between queer histories and their social contexts through the lens of art practices.

It features keynote presentations from Australian jurist, academic and former Justice of the High Court, the Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG and Dunja Rmandic, Associate Curator of 21st Century Arts, Art Gallery of Western Australia. It also includes panel discussions on queer curating and the relationship between history and social practice.

Thinking Queerly is organised alongside the exhibitions HERE&NOW20: Perfectly Queer and A Sorrowful Act: The Wreck of the Zeewijk. It is presented in partnership with Pride WA, UWA LGBTIQA+ working group, UWA Law School and Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery.

 

SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE

Woolnough Lecture Theatre, UWA | $10 tickets

10.30am-11.00am: Registration

11.00am-11.10am: Introduction and Acknowledgment of Country

11.10am-12.10pm: Opening Keynote from Michael Kirby

12.15pm-1.15pm: Panel 1: History and Social Practice with `Duc Dau (chair), Jo Darbyshire, Drew Pettifer and Peter Waples-Crowe

1.15pm-2.00pm: Lunchbreak

2.00pm-3.00pm: Panel 2: Queer Curating with Theo Costantino (chair), José Da Silva, Brent Harrison and Melissa McGrath

3.05pm-3.50pm: Closing Keynote from Dunja Rmandic

 

Bodywork Artist Talk: Tarryn Gill, Erin Coates + Emma Buswell

Come along to the Fremantle Arts Centre for the final days of the Bodywork season, as curator Erin Coates leads an informal tour of the exhibition and chats with artist Tarryn Gill about her works.

  • Dates:Nov 18
  • Time(s):6pm - 7.30pm
  • Venue:Fremantle Arts Centre

Details

  • Hosted By:Fremantle Arts Centre
  • Venue Address:1 Finnerty Street Fremantle, WA 6160
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Art Exhibitions:Painting,Sculpture,Video
  • Produced By:Fremantle Arts Centre
  • Type:Free
  • Other:Lectures & Talks

Description

FAC’s Emma Buswell will also be on hand to talk about curating Michelle Hamer’s exhibition Are You Having a Good Night

FAC’s Artist Talks are a friendly and informative space to connect with exhibiting artists and learn more about the works and people who bring our exhibition program to life.

Talks commence 6:30pm sharp | Bar open

Listen Up! Your Memory May Depend on it - Free Public Health Seminar

Learn about the latest research into the correlation between hearing loss and dementia at this FREE community health event.

  • Time(s):1pm - 2pm
  • Dates:Nov 18
  • Venue:City of Perth Library

Details

  • Venue Address:The City of Perth Library’s Auditorium, 573 Hay St, Perth WA (note: this is not the State Library)
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Free
  • Other:Health,Lectures & Talks,Science,Well Being

Description

Speakers are Dr Dona Jayakody - Senior Research Audiologist and the Research Lead-Cognition and Hearing Loss Project at Ear Science Institute Australia and Adjunct Research Fellow at UWA and Dr Andrew Ford, MBChB, FRANZCP, FPOA, PhD - Senior Lecturer in Geriatric Psychiatry at The University of Western Australia and a Consultant Older Adult Psychiatrist at Royal Perth Hospital and the East Metropolitan Health Service. 

There will also be Q&A time at the end.

THIS FREE COMMUNITY EVENT IS PROUDLY BROUGHT TO YOU BY RPH RESEARCH FOUNDATION IN COLLABORATION WITH EAR SCIENCE INSTITURE AUSTRALIA AND LIONS HEARING CLINIC. 

The Lester Prize 2020 Exhibition Season

The Lester Inc is proud to provide Western Australia and the country with the opportunity to engage with the best of the artform in a format that puts both artists and community front-and-centre.

  • Dates:Oct 31 - Nov 29
  • Venue:Art Gallery WA, Brookfield Place and various locations in Perth CBD

Details

  • Hosted By:The Lester Inc
  • Venue Address:Art Gallery WA, Brookfield Place and various locations in Perth CBD
  • Ticket Price FROM:0
  • Ticket price TO:$50
  • Other:Lectures & Talks
  • Event Venue:Art Gallery of WA,Yagan Square
  • Art Exhibitions:Aboriginal,Drawing,Painting,Youth
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events,Free,Youth Art / Performance

Description

The Lester Prize is one of the country’s most prestigious fine art portrait prizes.

Our annual program includes: the Main Exhibition in AGWA’s historic Centenary Galleries; Awards Nights for both Adult and Youth finalists; guided tours; floor talks, workshops and live demonstrations; outdoor art pop up events around the city; a Community Outdoor Art Exhibition at the Perth Cultural Centre; and digital exhibitions showcased on the Big Screen at the Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge Piazza, Yagan Square and the City of Perth Library.

The Lester Prize also conducts workshops with Starlight Livewire at Perth Children’s Hospital; aged care residents; and schools working towards making substantive and positive changes within their communities (with a particular focus on those who require additional support and have a high proportion of NESB and indigenous student populations).

  • MAIN EXHIBITION | Art Gallery WA’s Centenary Galleries | 31 Oct — 29 Nov 2020
  • YOUTH AWARDS EXHIBITION | Brookfield Place Tower 2 | 2 Nov — 27 Nov 2020
  • SALON DES REFUSÉS | Outside Brookfield Tower 1 | 2 Nov — 27 Nov 2020
  • OUTDOOR COMMUNITY EXHIBITION | Perth Cultural Centre | 31 Oct — 29 Nov 2020
  • ON THE BIG SCREEN DISPLAYS | Various locations in Perth CBD | 31 Oct — 29 Nov 2020
  • ST JOHN OF GOD HEALTH CARE TOURING EXHIBITION | Murdoch, Mt Lawley & Midland Hospitals | Dec 2020 — Feb 2021

For more information on our Adult & Youth Finalists' artworks, exhibitions and events (incl. ticketing) visit: www.lesterprize.com