- There’s less than two weeksuntil Run For It! kicks off at ECU’s Joondalup Campus. To help you outwit thefreaky characters you could encounteron the terrifying course, our researchers offer 3 tips, each backed by realscience.
- Robert Hague, King & Queen (after Don Dale). 2016, hand coloured lithograph on cotton rag paper, 70 x 70cm, edition 25
“Queen Elizabeth II poses atop the throne (Coronation photo, Cecil Beaton, 1953) in full regalia, surveying the nation from beneath a Don Dale spit-mask (Don Dale Detention Centre, 2016). Beyond her in the grand romantic vista sits a solitary Modernist sculpture, ‘Black Sun‘ by Inga King (1975). King was a refugee of Nazi Europe who found love and a h
- By looking at the basic chemical changes in humans and other lifeforms we're hoping to tackle some of the biggest problems facing the world from cancer treatment to monitoring threatened ecosystems.
- ProfessorMel Ziman will explain in the next TheWest Australian ECU Lecture Series how a new melanoma blood test could savehundreds of lives.
‘Sediment Songs’ represents Emma Walker’s intuitive translations of different experienced environments. Carved andpainted on board, the works channel the vast native landscapes the artist has walked through in Central Australia as well as Walker’s home on the coastal fringe of Northern New South Wales. The geographic and topological nuances of these diametric landscapes are buttressed against the artist’s poetic vision of the world, in whic
- Realistic injuries and Hollywood style makeup are being used to simulatelife on the job for ECU paramedicine students.
- Apotential link between high levels of the stress hormone cortisol and Alzheimer’sdisease has been found in new research.
- Thebenefits of playing team sport for children with cerebral palsy will beexamined in a new research project.
- Troy Emery, Top Bloke, 2016. Embroidery on linen, 68 x 45 cm
“This is an embroidery that depicts a garish face in a yellow and black motley pattern. I see it as an anthropomorphic pineapple. I associate pineapples with a trip to Hawaii I took last year. It was the last family holiday I spent with my ex-boyfriend’s family. I’ve recently been interested in embroidery as a way of translating my sculpture practice to a 2D format” – Troy Emery
- Climate change could put an end to rotting, stinking seaweed on our beaches but while it sounds great, it's definitely not good news.
- For four nights in November, buildingsaround central Joondalup will light up as part of the KaleidoscopeFestival.
- Researchshowing that a diet change can drastically reduce fatty livers, a major riskfactor for heart disease, was judged best at the recent Three Minute Thesiscompetition.
- Buildings at ECU’s three campuses have changed colour – frompink (mirda mokiny) to yellow (yoornt) – signalling the arrival of Kambarangseason.
- Louise Dickmann, The Sorrows #8, #7 and #5, 2015-2016. Found text (partial erasure of book page), found images. Photography © Yasmin Eghtesadi.
“My principal methodology is to reconfigure whatever objects and materials are at hand. Over time, my works have more overtly referred to anxiety, loss and sorrow. The first work that involved the partial erasure of a book page was made in 2010. I sought out the words and letters needed to spell out a messag
“On a nippy overcast day, Helen Hughes is sitting in a corner of Monash University’s Caulfield campus. It’s the winter break and besides a construction team welding the frame of a new library, and a few despondent-looking security guards, there is almost nobody around. Across an aluminium table and its constellation of apple stickers, Helen sits upright in a khaki jacket; beneath its torn tartan lining, a pressed white collar and dark blue jumper, long brown skirt, blac
- Researchers have long dreamed of a blood test that could detect cancer. Dr Elin Gray explains how, for certain types of cancer, this dream is becoming a reality.
- We know a paleo diet can help us lose weight but PhD candidate AngelaGenoni wants to learn about potential long term health impacts of the diet.
- It’s time to dust offyour running shoes and crazy costumes for ECU’s newest family-friendly event –Run For It!
- Gab Bates, ‘Developer Catcher’ (based on a traditional Voodoo ‘Devil Catcher’), W65cmxD65cmxH80cm, foraged & anointed sticks, bones, beads, coins, Inner West soil, cocain and the spittle of an angry young female artist at a council meeting.Gab Bates, ‘House Protection Amulets’, W75cmxD25cmxH45cm, foraged and anointed timber, bones, beads, fur, candles/wax, nails and the tears of disenfranchised Gen Ys.Gab Bates,‘Tree Protection Amulet’, W65cmx
- Decoding contemporary artspeak for the discerning reader. Your guide: Andrew Frost.
Painting – like democracy or comedy – is a cultural practice that is widely accepted and easily recognised in its most traditional forms, yet it is difficult to define beyond the most basic description, that is, the action or skill of using paint, either in a picture or as decoration, typically applied to a surface such as paper, canvas or plaster etc.The contemporary use of the term painting
- “It is the moment that is captured during my painting that is also similar to the moment of performance. The reaction to the current situation, the colours, the light or the food I had for breakfast contributes towards the action and outcome. From these initial paintings I seek to draw a link to my performance practice through the medium of installation.From interaction with place, elements and objects are collected and reinterpreted in the studio/gallery using my
- KellyWatson hasn’t even graduated yet, but she’s already been named the best new professionalin the Human Resources industry’s annual awards.
- Practiceis the way we improve our skills. But as Professor Craig Speelman will explainin a free pubic lecture, it also shapes the way we perceive the world.
- For visitors to Melbourne the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art seems formidable. Although it has cousins elsewhere such as Artspace in Sydney and the IMA in Brisbane, ACCA’s rusting metal casing, the bizarre blinding of visitors in a foyer where those entering or exiting literally cannot see, and equally foreboding reputation as a serious gallery fills the visitor with trepidation: you may not like whatever you see there but ultimately it will be good fo
- John Olsen, Five Bells, 1963. Oil on hardboard, 264.5 x 274.0 cm
The saying goes that the only difference between a radical and a conservative is 10 years. For John Olsen, the 65 years of his exhibiting career charts the journey from young radical to the beret-topped bohemian par excellence of Australia’s contemporary art establishment. As the avid student of John Passmore and Godfrey Miller, and an early acolyte of Marc Chagall – with a touch of Pablo Pic
- ECU researchers involved in the science of cycling at thehighest levels are gearing up to share their knowledge with Perth cyclists aspart of ECU’s Research Week.
- A runaway bride. A tragedy-struck surfer. A flamboyantbushranger. These are just some of the characters coming to TV screens acrossAustralia when ECU film students showcase their end of year projects on ChannelNine.
- An Australian cricket legend, an English comedian and a formerWA Premier have joined more than 1000 ECU students in crossing the stage at ECUgraduation ceremonies over the weekend.
- Thename might have changed, but students will continue to benefit from a range ofpathway programs into ECU with the launch of Edith Cowan College (formerlyPIBT) this week.
- WA’smost senior judge believes new facilities in ECU’s law program will be aninvaluable tool in training law students.
- Whileothers fled in terror, they ran towards the danger trying to save lives. Now, 15years later, Australian research is revealing how the lives of New York medicswho responded on that fateful day have been forever changed.
- Two ECU students have had a once in a lifetime experience working with endangeredprimates in Vietnam as part of their studies.
- These students are among the best of more than 25,000 at ECU. Find out who made the list.
- ECU has beenrated 5 stars for teaching quality for the 8th year in a row, a record nowunmatched by all but a few universities in Australia.
- New ECU research has re-ignited the debate concerning thealcohol industry’s role in reducing alcohol-related harms.
- To suggest that diet and a lack of exercise could be linkedto Alzheimer’s disease was a controversial idea 20 years ago. But as ABC TV’s Catalyst finds, Professor Ralph Martins’hypothesis is now key to preventing the disease.
- With shuttles sometimes flying at more than 400kph, badminton is a sport that requires a combination of quick reflexes, physical skill and endurance.
- Andrew Frost reports from the salt encrusted front lines at the NGA…
There was a moment at the opening of Mike Parr’s career survey exhibition, Foreign Looking, when I began to have grave doubts.
The opening night crowd were pressed into one of the NGA’s downstairs galleries that had been stripped of everything except for Jackson Pollock’s Blue Poles. We were watching Parr, frocked up in a white gown, having makeup applied by a beauty professional. The doubt suddenly fli
- Nardia Bordas normally works behind the scenes to help ECUstudents learn about cutting-edge science. But she’s now been thrust into thespotlight as part of National Science Week.
- Three-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt can run at a top speed of 44kph. Associate Professor Anthony Blazevich explains how the world's best sprinters reach such incredible speeds.
- An ECU researcher has called on the FederalGovernment to better communicate changes to universities to high schoolstudents.
- Visitors to thisyear’s Open Day at the Mount Lawley Campus will have the chance to explore abrand new facility with over a hundred years of history: ECU’s very own Spiegeltent.
- Last night, the Australian Bureau of Statistics closed the 2016 Census website. No explanation was given at the time, except for a message on the page saying “the system is very busy at the moment”.
- ThePaleo diet is growing in popularity, but new research has found it can causeadverse side effects.
- The audacious golden exterior of the latest architectural addition to ECU’s Joondalup Campus is a clear sign of its rapid development as a vibrant, globally-focused University.
- It’s one of the world’s most popular spirits –but what’s making us choose to drink vodka over other beverages?
- Theability to race through mental fatigue has been found to be a key differencebetween professional cyclists and the rest of us.
- Buildings at ECU’s three campuses have changed colour – fromblue (wooyan) to pink (mirda mokiny) – signalling the arrival of Djilba season.
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