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Events in Western Australia

Events in Western Australia


region=western-australia&type=events&from=3-Aug-2021&to=3-Aug-2021


Wild West: Animals in the Archives

Take an expedition through the mountains of government records and spot Western Australian wildlife.

  • Time(s):Weekdays 9.30 am - 4.30 pm
  • Venue:National Archives of Australia
  • Dates:Apr 7 - Sep 1

Details

  • Hosted By:National Archives of Australia
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Free
  • Other:Museum events,History

Description

Western Australian animals have been targeted as pests by locals and farmers. Some have been exploited for profit and hunted to near extinction. Native fauna have been celebrated as emblems and studied by scientists. They have been captured in photographs and in cages. The stories in this exhibition are found in records created by government departments, including the CSIRO, Department of Defence and ABC. They show how Western Australians have interacted with the state’s unique wildlife and highlight changing attitudes towards animals and the environment. Which animal was the target of a military campaign? What now beloved animal was dismissed as an annoying rodent? Why is there a whale tooth in the national archival collection? Grab your binoculars, get out your field guide and spot your favourite animals in this expedition to the wild west.

Eco-printing Workshop with Botanicals

Learn how to paint with leaves and flowers on silk

  • Venue:Tatiana's Fashion Studio
  • Dates:Wednesdays & Sundays
  • Time(s):11am - 4pm

Details

  • Hosted By:Tatiana's Fashion Studio
  • Ticket Price:$320 - $350
  • Type:Workshops
  • Other:Arts & Crafts

Description

Are you ready to flirt with botanicals? You've come to the right place! This inspiring workshop will suit all levels from beginners to creatives who are enthusiastic about exploring this intriguing knowledge of printing with plants in an environmentally friendly way. Contact printing with plants on fabrics combines art and science to pose a mystery of creativity. This fun workshop in Subiaco enables you to explore eco-printing with Tatiana to achieve beautiful outcomes. You will get to enjoy a full day of diving into the printing process, with breaks sprinkled in, as we wait for your masterpiece to steam. By the end of the workshop, your bundle will be ready to unwrap, a little gift from nature, waiting to show you its mysteries, like a present under the tree. Celebrate your results with a glass of bubbles and leave Tatiana's studio with a special scarf made from natural silk and printed with botanicals by YOU! Grab your friends, partner, or family member, and have a fun day creating your very own unique art!

PICA: Love in Bright Landscapes

Love in Bright Landscapes explores the possibilities of contemporary art in contributing to these ongoing stories of identity, purpose, presence and place in the cities of Perth and Los Angeles.

  • Dates:Jul 27 - Oct 10
  • Venue:PICA Galleries

Details

  • Hosted By:PICA
  • Art Exhibitions:Other Visual Arts
  • Produced By:PICA: Perth Institute of Contemporary Art
  • Event Venue:PICA

Description

Love in Bright Landscapes takes its title from the name of a 1986 album by former, now cult, Perth band The Triffids – a group that has contributed much to the city’s narrative of wide open roads, treeless plains and the relentless heat of a long, dry Perth summer. But this evocation of love – and with it the possibilities and pitfalls of infatuation and romanticisation – in a landscape stretched out beneath an expansive bright sky, might equally apply to an understanding of Los Angeles: a city that itself has long been steeped in lore and myth. As such, this exhibition considers Perth and Los Angeles as comparative case studies, bringing together a selection of artworks made in reference to the characters, qualities and topographies of the two west coast cities. Despite their inherent differences – in industry, scale, population, politics, public perception and self-image – and the distinct independent cultures of each city, Perth and Los Angeles share several commonalties: from indigenous and colonial histories to natural resource booms, sprawling suburbia, car culture, blazing sunsets and seamy underbellies.

Balancing Act

Our story is not one story, but many stories to share.

  • Dates:Feb 10 - Dec 27
  • Time(s):10am-5pm
  • Venue:Art Gallery of Western Australia

Details

  • Hosted By:Art Gallery of Western Australia
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Free,Aboriginal Art & Events
  • Art Exhibitions:Aboriginal,Drawing,Painting,Sculpture,Craft,Photography,Video,Historical
  • Event Venue:Art Gallery of WA

Description

This exhibition attempts to showcase works of art that reflect the depth of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and culture, with other aspects of the Aboriginal condition. As a result, radical observations about the ups and downs of life will, at times, weave in and out of stories about Country. Equally, across the show, visitors will encounter passages of serenity, corridors of tradition, and trails that speak to the upheavals experienced by generations of Indigenous people. Balancing Act features the work of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists living and working across the State and Australia. Works of art by local Noongar artists such as Revel Cooper (dec.), Sandra Hill, Dianne Jones and Shane Pickett (dec.) sit loud-and-proud among those by Richard Bell, Karla Dickens, Julie Dowling and Brian Robinson to name a few of the many stellar artists in the show. Image - Richard Bell One more hour of daylight 2017-2019. Synthetic polymer paint on linen, three parts: 240 x 540 cm (overall). State Art Collection, Art Gallery of Western Australia. Purchased through the Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation: TomorrowFund, 2019. © Richard Bell, courtesy Milani Gallery, Brisbane.

Children's Book Club - D'minions

Meeting monthly, the D'Minions book club is inviting members to join the reading group. In January the book club will be reading 'The Grandest Bookshop in the World' by Amelia Mellor.

  • Dates:Every first Tuesday of the month
  • Time(s):3.30pm to 4.00pm
  • Venue:Evelyn H Parker Library

Details

  • Hosted By:City of Subiaco
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:For Kids,Free
  • Other:Literature

Description

The D'Minions Book Club meet on the first Tuesday of the month in the Nook at Subiaco Library. This book club is for eight to twelve year olds. New members are welcome to join these sessions.

Earth Matters: Rethink the Future | Scitech Exhibition

Explore the changes happening on Earth and learn how we can innovate solutions for a more sustainable future, in Scitech's new exhibition: Earth Matters.

  • Dates:Aug 17 - Aug 16, 2021
  • Time(s):Weekdays 9:30am-4pm | Weekends 10am-4pm
  • Venue:Scitech Discovery Centre

Details

  • Hosted By:Scitech
  • Ticket Price:Adult: $19 | Child: $12 (under 4's are free) | Mini Group: $52
  • Other:Museum events,Science,Technology
  • Type:For Kids

Description

Scitech’s new exhibition, Earth Matters: Rethink the Future, is a multisensory experience exploring the changes in our natural environment. Come on a journey as you learn how to innovate solutions for a more sustainable future.

Explore the relationship between humans and habitat, dive deep into the science behind biodiversity, climate and carbon emissions and discover how the smallest of actions can have a big impact on the world around us.

See the inner workings of a tree, learn about endangered species and step into a banksia woodland to discover what effect your actions have on the fragile ecosystem. Use pedal power to explore electricity generation, storage and transfer and unearth ways to give nature a helping hand, starting with your own backyard.

Come and rethink the future with us! http://scitech.org.au/earth-matters/

Online bookings essential. Plan ahead to avoid disappointment.

Junior Book Club

Young readers can join in a community setting with others their age to read and discuss.

  • Dates:First Tuesday of the month
  • Time(s):3.30pm to 4.00pm
  • Venue:Evelyn H Parker Library

Details

  • Hosted By:City of Subiaco
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:For Kids
  • Other:Literature

Description

In January, the Junior Book Club are reading The Witching Hour - The Vampire Knife by Jack Henseleit. The Junior Book Club meet on the second Tuesday of the month in The Nook at Subiaco Library. For more information or to join the children’s book club contact the library by email [email protected] or phone 9237 9300.  Subiaco Library also hosts a book club for 8 to 11 year olds and book clubs for adults. Visit the library to find out more about these book clubs.

Kidsafe WA Safety Demonstration House Tour

The Kidsafe WA Safety Demonstration House mirrors a typical family home demonstrating best practice safety measures to protect children.

  • Time(s):Tours start from 10:00am and are approx. 45 minutes
  • Venue:Kidsafe WA
  • Dates:Feb 2, Apr 6, Jun 1, Aug 3, Oct 5, Dec 7

Details

  • Ticket Price:Gold coin donation
  • Type:Workshops,For Kids
  • Hosted By:Kidsafe WA

Description

The Safety Demonstration House is available to tour for parents, professionals, student groups, and anyone interested in child safety. Guided tours include a presentation on child safety and a walk through the Safety Demonstration House. See examples of how to set up a home safely to reduce the risk of child injuries. Tours run for approximately 45 minutes. Bookings are required. Public Guided Tours are run every second month or bookings can be made for groups on request.

Storytime

To entertain the kids this summer, Subiaco Library offers storytime sessions where children can enjoy listening to books in a group setting followed by a playtime or a take home colouring sheet.

  • Dates:Tuesday and Friday during school term and Friday only during school holidays
  • Time(s):10.30am to 11.00am
  • Venue:Evelyn H Parker Library

Details

  • Hosted By:City of Subiaco
  • Ticket Price:Free (registration necessary)
  • Type:For Kids,Free
  • Other:Literature

Description

Storytime is a story telling session for pre-schoolers, followed by a play session or take home colour in sheet. During the school term, storytelling sessions for pre-schoolers are held on Tuesdays at 10.30am and repeated on Fridays at 10.30am. During school holidays, storytime is held on Fridays only at 10.30am. Please be sure to book a ticket for every person attending including children.

Walking Netball in Jolimont

'Walking Netball', a slower-paced, easy-on-the-knees version of indoor netball every Tuesday evening in Jolimont

  • Time(s):5.45pm to 7pm
  • Dates:Every Tuesday Evening
  • Venue:Gold Netball Centre

Details

  • Sports:Netball
  • Ticket Price:$15
  • Type:Community

Description

You may not have heard of walking netball yet, but this new sport is a fun and friendly way to keep fit. Essentially indoor netball where you're only allowed to walk, Welcome Back Netball run a game every Tuesday evening at the Gold Netball Centre in Jolimont at 5.45pm.

This game attracts a range of players, from young people recoving from injuries to older players that are 50+. Everyone is welcome! If you'd like to try this unusual take on the original game of netball, get in touch. 

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