Explore Curtin hosts free activities, workshops and performances on campus for community, staff and students! To get an email on Monday to let you know what we are doing on campus for the week, sign up here.
What’s On: May 27th to May 31st
Monday 27th May
Curtin Sorry Day Mural
On Monday May 27 from 9.00 to 2.00 pm at the Hexagon we will be running an activity in acknowledgement of Sorry Day and Reconciliation Week. Come lend a hand and trace around your hand in chalk on the ground as part of beautiful, colourful array of hands to decorate the Hexagon!
Tuesday 28th May
John Curtin Gallery Indigenous Art Tour
Come down to the John Curtin Art Gallery Indigenous Art Tour from 11.00 to 12.00 pm on Tuesday May 28 at the Centre for Aboriginal Studies Building 211. The tour starts in the beautiful Foyer of the Centre for Aboriginal Studies, at the mosaic artwork by artist Joan Yarna Martin.
Participants will be led around campus on a walking tour to view indigenous artworks in situ, artworks from the Curtin University Art Collection, before coming back to the gallery to see the exhibition, Christian Thompson: Ritual Intimacy. Thompson is a Bidjara artist working across photography and video, interweaving themes of identity, race and history with his lived experience.
Wednesday 29th May
Arts & Craft Workshop: Watercolour Illustration
Illustration Artist Grace is a Goldsmith’s-educated artist from Singapore. She specialises in the use of watercolour and ink for her works and will be running a FREE open-studio jam session for anyone to come down and play around with water colour paints. All materials will be provided. You can check out more of her work on Instagram @gracekwa. She will be down at the Blue Craft Cube in Lower Henderson from 11.00 to 2.00 pm Wednesday May 29!
Come down to the John Curtin Art Gallery IndigeRed Frogs on Campus!
Thursday 30th May
Pop-Up Skate Park
Feeling bored? Why not try your hand at some skateboarding? Explore Curtin presents it’s Pop-Up Skateboard Park back by popular demand! Skateboarders, bring your equipment or just bring yourself, borrow a skateboard and a helmet and give it a go. There will be a DJ playing funky tunes alongside skills clinics held for beginner riders – so if you’ve ever wanted to fulfil your Avril Lavigne skater boy dreams now is your chance! The skateboard park will be down at Lower Henderson on Thursday May 30 from 11am to 3pm
Reconciliation Week BBQ
National Reconciliation Week is a time for all Australians to reflect on our shared histories, cultures and achievements and to explore how we can work towards reconciliation in Australia. Every year, National Reconciliation Week is held on the same dates, May 27 to June 3. In acknowledgment of reconciliation week we will be celebrating on Thursday May 30 with a Welcome to Country and a performance from Moorditj Dancers followed by a catered BBQ by Kitudj (Vegetarian food will be available). This will be held from 11.00 am to 1.00pm outside of the Centre for Aboriginal Studies and Pink Book Nook.