Arts pro­gram will suit kith or KIN

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Dance -

IMMERSE your­self this win­ter in UWA’S WINTERARTS pro­gram, which runs from July 1 to 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 with the arts.

The­atre lovers will be treated to a 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 a 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.

KIN Vil­lage with Ed­u­cated by Na­ture.

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