Explore Curtin hosts free activities, workshops and performances on campus for community, staff and students! To get an email on Monday morning to let you know what we are doing on campus for the week, sign up here.
Week 13 – October 22 to October 28
Tuesday 23 October
Urban Art Walk – 12pm – Wesfarmers Court
Join Explore Curtin and local street artist Drew Straker (aka The Muralist) on Tuesday 23 October at 12pm as we take you on a special campus tour of street artworks created for PUBLIC Campus during FORM’s PUBLIC2016 festival of art, urban activation and creative conversation. Starting at Hense’s mind-blowing work in the undercroft of Wesfarmers Court, enjoy a stroll through our Bentley Campus as Straker shares street art insights and reflects on the wide-ranging approaches of the featured artists. PUBLIC CAMPUS showcases 16 amazing local and international artists, including AMOK Island, Stormie Mills, Millo (Italy) and Add Fuel (Portugal). The walk departs from Wesfarmers Court promptly at 12pm and runs until 1:30pm, with a street art demo and have-a-go with Straker at journey’s end. This event is free but places are limited. Register via Eventbrite.
Wednesday 24 October
Movie Club: Monsters, Inc. – 12pm – Building 210, Room 102
It’s Movie Club’s Animation Month and this Wednesday 23 October we’re watching Monsters, Inc.! Monsters Incorporated is the largest scare factory in the monster world, and James P. Sullivan is one of its top scarers. Sullivan is a huge, intimidating monster with blue fur, large purple spots and horns. His scare assistant, best friend and roommate is Mike Wazowski, a green, opinionated, feisty little one-eyed monster. Visiting from the human world is Boo, a tiny girl who goes where no human has ever gone before. Movie Club is held in Building 210, Room 102, from 12pm to 2pm. Keep up to date with the club and upcoming movies by visiting our Facebook event.
Curtin Pride March – 12pm – Lower Henderson Court
Pride is coming and we’re ready to celebrate! Join us on Wednesday 24 October for a Pride March through our beautiful campus. From 10am to 12pm parade participants can get in the festive spirit at Wesfarmers Court by making fabulous balloon costumes to be worn in the parade. Once everyone’s rainbow ready, we’ll gather at 12pm for a 12:20pm start. The parade will finish around 12:50pm at Lower Henderson Court, and will be followed by speeches at 1pm. This is a free event for all staff, students and the wider community. Registration to participate in the parade is encouraged to assist our planning. Register on Eventbrite here!
The Pride celebrations continue with Explore Curtin’s Food Markets in Lower Henderson and a rainbow craft extravaganza in our Creative Cube from 11am to 3pm. We’ll also be joined by fabulous Drag Queen Scarlett Adams, members of the amazing Gendermess collective, and a special guest. Click here to find out which market stallholders will be there!
Are you ‘set’ to ‘have a ball?! Come down to Lower Henderson Court this Thursday 25 and Friday 26 October from 11am to 2pm to have a round of social volleyball! The nets are set up ready to go and volleyballs are provided – so all you need to bring is yourself and your game face! This is a free event and open to all staff, students and community. Registrations are not required.
Bling Your Bike workshop – 11am – Lower Henderson Court
Ever thought: my bike just doesn’t represent who I am? Well, we have the answer for you! Visual artist Paula Hart will be here to help you create fantastic accessories to Bling Your Bike! We’ll have a stack of gear on hand for you to create plastic flowers, bespoke decoration using ribbons and pom poms, coloured tape and more. Ride your bike to university this Thursday 25 October for direct application of bike bling or feel free to bring some bling home! Join Paula in the Creative Cube at Lower Henderson Court from 12pm – 2pm.
Are you ‘set’ to ‘have a ball?! Come down to Lower Henderson Court this Thursday 18 and Friday 19 October from 11am to 2pm to have a round of social volleyball! The nets are set up ready to go and volleyballs are provided – so all you need to bring is yourself and your game face! This is a free event and open to all staff, students and community. Registrations are not required.
Vegan Night Market – 4pm – Lower Henderson Court
Start your weekend the right way this Friday 26 October with the upcoming Vegan Night Markets. Come and experience everything that vegan street food has to offer. Expect the very best vegan food vendors, a vegan beer and wine bar, live music/DJ, games and plenty of entertainment, workshops, funky and comfy outdoor furniture. This plant-based party is family friendly, so bring the kids, husband/wife, girlfriend/boyfriend, mum/dad and anyone else who wants to join the fun. The markets will be in Lower Henderson Court from 4pm to 9pm. Check out the list of awesome vegan food vendors at our Facebook event here.
Next week we’re back with many more marvellous events. We’ll be getting crafty with Crafternoons and having a ball with more lunchtime Volleyball!
Day of the Dead – Saturday 3 November
Join the Friends of Mexico and Explore Curtin at Wesfarmers Court (Building 408) from 12pm to 3pm in Wesfarmers Court on Saturday 3 November as we celebrate Mexican culture and tradition! Day of the Dead is a multi-day Mexican holiday, celebrated globally, which focuses on family and friends gathering to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey. Try some traditional Mexican bread and hot chocolate, listen to the Mariachi duo, and enjoy traditional dance. The first 100 people to attend the event get their own skull to decorate and take home! Plus, in the week leading up to the event, make sure you visit the Robertson Library ground floor entries to experience traditional Altar and Day of the Dead displays.
Explore Curtin’s Kid’s Map
Curtin’s Bentley Campus is a great place for children to play, with no cars and plenty of places to explore. Download the map and plan your visit.