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 8 – September 17 to September 21
Monday 17 September
Public Theatre Readings – 3pm – Book Nook, near Tim Winton lecture theatre
Our Public Theatre Readings continue this week! Come on down to the Book Nook, near the Tim Winton lecture theatre, on Monday 17 September at 3pm to hear our talented third year Theatre Arts students give unrehearsed readings of contemporary and classic Australian plays. This week’s play is Still Raw by Stacy Callaghan.
Join Curtin’s Makerspace team in the Craft Cube in Lower Henderson for a free Felt Beading workshop. Take time out of your busy schedule to de-stress and be creative. In this workshop, you will learn how to craft beads out of felt, which can then be used as decorations, charms for phones and purses, or even added to hair pins! The possibilities are endless! We hope to see you at the Craft Cube for this awesome workshop on Tuesday 18 September between 12pm and 2pm!
Wednesday 19 September
Movie Club: Finding Nemo – 12pm – Building 210, Room 102
Movie Club continues this week on Wednesday at 12pm with the animated classic Finding Nemo! Join clown fish Marlin and his lovable companion Dory as they “just keep swimming” in search of his lost son Nemo. You’re guaranteed to have a whale of a time at the screening in Building 210, Room 102. Keep up to date with the club and upcoming movies by visiting our Facebook event.
Food Markets – 11am – Lower Henderson Court
Our food markets are back and more delicious than ever! With a huge variety of food trucks to tempt your tastebuds, this is the lunch you’ve been longing for! The markets will be held in Lower Henderson Court from 11am to 3pm. Click here to find out which food trucks will be there!
Thursday 20 September
Mid Autumn Festival – 12pm – Creative Quarter
Join Explore Curtin and friends in the Creative Quarter on Thursday 20 September from 12pm to 2pm for our Chinese Mid Autumn Festival celebration. Featuring heaps of exciting performances and activities including the Chinese Orchestra from Chung Wah Association of WA, traditional craft activities with Curtin Singapore Society and Australia-China Youth Association, and many more! Solve our traditional Mid Autumn festival riddles and go in the draw to win!
Big Ideas, Fast! – 6pm – Wesfarmer’s Court
On Thursday 20 September, we’re hosting our second PechaKucha 20×20 style event entitled Big Ideas, Fast! to showcase the work and personal stories of Curtin students, academics and Alumni. Our first Big Ideas, Fast! event was fantastic and we can’t wait for the second. The event runs from 6 to 7.30pm at Wesfarmer’s Court on Curtin’s Bentley campus. Entry is free and everyone’s welcome, simply register on Eventbrite, where you’ll find a full list of presenters for the night.
Friday 21 September
International Park(ing) Day! – all day – D3 Carpark
Join our Event Risk Management students as they take over five car bays in the D3 car park on Friday 21 September for International PARK(ing) Day! International PARK(ing) Day is a worldwide initiative aiming to promote the re-thinking of public space. The idea is to transform parking lots into a liveable and creative spaces. The activations will run from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm and include a mocktail bar, chill-out zone, DIY tote bags, a petting zoo and a blender bike to make your own smoothies!
School Holiday Programs
Free Explore Curtin School Holiday Workshops
• Create a Mid-Autumn Festival Lantern with our amazing Curtin Library Makerspace crew (Tuesday 25 September – 1pm to 3pm, Blue Craft Cube in Lower Henderson);
• Scope, brainstorm, design and build the ultimate Lego Marsmobile with Curtin’s fabulous STEM outreach team (Thursday 27 September – 10am to 12pm, Engineering Pavillion, ground floor Building 215);
• Stencil a T-Shirt at our fabulous Craft Cube (Friday 28 September – 10am to 12pm, Blue Craft Cube in Lower Henderson); and
• Join Skateboarding WA and SKATESCULPTURE for workshops and a jam session (Friday 28 September – 10am to 3pm, Lower Henderson).
Age suitability and location will vary. All activities are FREE. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Bookings essential, through Eventbrite (click on links above for more details and how to find us). Need more info? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
John Curtin Gallery
Our friends at the John Curtin Gallery have just launched their latest exhibition “Higher Degrees 18”. The exhibit features work from Curtin’s graduating Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students, showcasing some of the most innovative art being made in Western Australia today. The artists, who are completing their doctoral studies, will present a range of works including printmaking, photography, ceramics and paintings. The gallery is open from 11am to 5pm on weekdays and 12pm to 4pm on Sundays. This exhibition will be open to the public until Sunday September 2nd. For information you can contact the John Curtin Gallery here.
Next week is a student free week but if you’re on campus, catching up on a month or two worth of lectures, the food trucks will still be here to satisfy your cravings! Be sure to also check out our social media for a sneak preview of the awesome things we have planned for after the break!