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Place Activation @ Curtin

Curtin’s Place Activation team host activities, workshops and performances on campus! To get an email on Monday morning to let you know what we are doing on campus for the week, sign up here.

Curtin Campus Garden Tour 

Join us on the Curtin Campus Garden Tour this Tuesday 28 March! Enjoy a guided tour by garden expert Emma Britten-Jones and discover the historic beauty behind the Edible Garden, Japanese Garden, Shade Garden, and the Native Garden. Learn all about water-wise species that can be grown in your own garden and discover Curtin’s best green spaces for study, relaxation, recreation and reflection while ensuring a diversity of native plants that attract wildlife. Emma is a horticulturalist working for Parks and Gardens at Curtin University, as well as a television host on Channel 9’s Garden Gurus Waterwise Garden Series. 

Wear comfortable walking shoes and meet at the Green Gardening Cube in Atkinson Forum at 12.00pm on Tuesday 28 March. The approximate duration is 1 hour and 15 minutes. See you there!

Food Markets

Join us for the second round of Curtin University’s Food Markets this Wednesday 29 March! The markets will be held in Lower Henderson from 11.30am – 2.30pm, and will continue on selective Wednesday’s throughout semester. The remaining Food Markets will be held on April 5, April 26, May 3, and May 10.

Jot the dates in your diary and be sure to browse over the list of vendors below for some yummy options to try:

  • Cili Padi
  • El Aleman Loco
  • Las Empanadas
  • Sweet Dream Foods
  • Tapasman
  • Tasty Bytes
  • Turkish Tucker
  • Spice Box
  • Casablanca Real Moroccan Cuisine
  • Toast my Curry
  • Ragin Cajun
  • Banana Leaf Filipino
  • Kat Snacks

If you or your team would like an information stall at the markets please let the Place Activation team know as we welcome a visiting stall each week. It’s a great way to promote what you are doing in the Curtin Community. Please contact to register your interest.

 Food Markets Chocolate Workshop

There will be a Free Chocolate Making Workshop this Wednesday 29 March. Held in Lower Henderson from 12.30pm – 1.30pm, join the talented Sue Lewis from Sue Lewis Chocolatier to discover the fine art of making artisan chocolate. Learn how to make hand-crafted gourmet chocolate using only the finest ingredients. Sue is committed to making chocolate that reflects fine, sustainable and ethically sourced chocolate, with local ingredients to support local producers. Free chocolate samples will be available throughout the workshop.

Paint your own T-Shirt

Have a go at painting your own t-shirt on Thursday 30 March! T-shirts and craft supplies will be provided for you to use for free. Head down to Henderson Court from 12.00pm – 2.00pm.

Aardvark Roaming Jazz Band

Look out for our roaming jazz musicians around campus this Thursday 30 March. Watch as they play their toe-tapping, feel-good Jazz standards!

Free Weekly Yoga Classes 

Free yoga classes are held every Wednesday at The Forum from 12.30-1.30pm. No registration needed, just come down with your yoga-mat or towel for an invigorating workout to bring your body into its ultimate state of harmony and balance. Beginners, intermediates, experts – you’re all welcome. See you there!


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Are you a student or staff member on campus?  Do you sing and play acoustic guitar, dance, act, juggle, walk on stilts, do stand-up comedy?  Would you like to share your talent to make Curtin a greater place?  If you said yes, please register your interest by completing our expression of interest form.


Food Trucks @ Curtin

There’s also a range of pop-up food trucks on campus this semester. Find the locations of your favourite trucks by viewing this week’s Park’d Food Trucks schedule.

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  1. Leanne Haggart says:

    Hi Is it possible to speak to someone about the performers costs and contact details please? The Professionals @ Curtin group will be having an end of financial year function and we were thinking of seeing whether one of the performers used by Park’d Performers might be available to provide some light entertainment. Thanks!

    • Curtin University says:

      Hi Leanne, the team from Big Sky Entertainment coordinate the performers who visit campus. Please contact Michelle Fornasier on 0437 380 038 or

  2. Daniella says:

    Hey Guys,
    Under Park’d Performances at Curtin:

    3, 10, 17 & 24 March – Check out the Food Markets in Henderson Court every Friday in March.

    Those dates are Thursdays.
    Every Thursdays or Fridays of March?


    • Talei Howell-Price says:

      Sorry for the confusion! The markets are on every Thursday in March . Thank you for bringing it to our attention!

  3. Melissa says:

    Hi during your NAIDOC day celebrations we collected some Noongar Season Cards from the gallery display and was wondering if we could access some additional copies
    Kind regards

    • Talei Howell-Price says:

      Hi Melissa! Absolutely email us at and we can arrange it.

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