Screen Highlights August 12
10am | 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.
12pm | AGWA Pulse Perspectives
WA's talented young artists are celebrated in this yearly showcase, gauging the pulse of young people who will influence, empower and shape the world we live in. The selected works provide a window into young people’s private, social and artistic concerns. It is in turns an inspiring, rewarding and insightful look at the world through the minds of our most talented young artists. The Pulse Perspectives exhibition runs from 5 May through to 30 August 2021.
2pm | SlowTV Djilba Day
Djilba (August-September) is the fifth season in the Nyoongar Calendar. This is the season of growth, as the weather begins to warm up. Djilba season is a time to look for the yellow and cream flowers starting on mass.
As the season progresses and the temperatures continue to rise, we'll start to see the flower stalks of the balgas emerging in preparation for the coming Kambarang season.
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.
5:30pm | SlowTV Djilba Sunset
Thur 12 Aug | 10am - 6pm
Cnr Lake and James Street
Northbridge WA 6003