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Screen Highlights July 3

10am | SlowTV | Makuru | 60 mins

The Noongar Season ‘Makuru’ is represented by the colour dark blue as it symbolises rain and cold weather.

Makuru sees the coldest and wettest time of the year in the South West.

Makuru is also a time for a lot of animals to be pairing up in preparation for breeding in the coming season.

If you look carefully, you might see pairs of 'wardongs' (ravens) flying together.
Upon the lakes and rivers of the South West, you'll also start to see a large influx of the Black Swan or 'Mali' as they too prepare to nest and breed.

Flowers that will start to emerge include the blues and purples of the blueberry lily (Dianella revoluta) and the purple flags (Patersonia occidentalis).

As the season comes to a close, you should also start to notice the white flowers of the weeping peppermint (Agonis flexuosa) as the blues start to make way for the white and cream flowers of Djilba.

This program is a collection of slow nature footage taken down in the Serpentine National Park, in Gnaala Karla Boodja .

The vivid beauty and life of Perth’s natural wonders are paired with small pieces of information found on the KURONGKURL KATITJIN page of the ECU website.


12:10pm |A.S.O. Plays Sibelius-Berlioz | 110 mins  Classical & Opera 

Young Australian Chief Conductor Nicholas Carter and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra offer you a very fine performance, which beautifully capture their works energy. From Messiaen, you will be transported to the unusual, but delightful, Sibelius Violin Concerto, with rising-star 18-year old violinist, Grace Clifford. To end, enjoy the grand French Romantic symphony, Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique.

2pm | NAA Wild West Exhibitions on Screen

Western Australian animals have been targeted as pests by locals and farmers. Some have been exploited for profit and hunted to near extinction. Native fauna have been celebrated as emblems and studied by scientists. They have been captured in photographs and in cages.

The stories in this exhibition are found in records created by government departments, including the CSIRO, Department of Defence and ABC. They show how Western Australians have interacted with the state’s unique wildlife and highlight changing attitudes towards animals and the environment.

Which animal was the target of a military campaign? What now beloved animal was dismissed as an annoying rodent? Why is there a whale tooth in the national archival collection?

 Grab your binoculars, get out your field guide and spot your favourite animals in this expedition to the Wild West.

This digital exhibition is a sneak peak of the fascinating images and objects on display at the National Archive of Australia.


6pm | Ohara Koson | Exhibitions on Screen

Ohara Koson was the most famous shin hanga designer of bird and flower prints (kacho-e). He created prints under three different artist names (gō)- Ohara Hōson 小原豊邨, Ohara Shōson 小原祥邨 and Ohara Koson. Koson is acknowledged as a master of twentieth-century printed kachoga, and with some 500 prints to his name, he was one of the most, if not the most, prolific kachoga artists.

Koson’s exquisite prints offer a moment of quiet contemplation. The harmony of their composition and their peaceful subject matter are perfect additions to the visual landscape of Perth City in the winter.



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