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Theme: Blank Canvas

This event occurred on
May 20, 2021
Perth, Western Australia

🎨 Art comes in millions of shapes, forms, and sizes. Sculpted in a way one can express themselves without having to mask the creativity they hold and freely exhibit them through doing what they love. 🎤
We are very pleased to introduce TEDxUWA’s first event of 2021, TEDxUWASalon: Blank Canvas! 🥳 Hear four wonderful artists speak beyond words about their astonishing craft and passion. Ranging from music 🎶 to written works 🖋, art sets no boundaries.
The event will be held on the 20th of May at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery🖼

The University of Western Australia
Hackett Cafe
35 Stirling Highway, Crawley
Perth, Western Australia, 6009
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Jada De Luca

Poet & Writer
Jada De Luca is a multi-medium creative currently residing in sunny Western Australia. She gifts friends books with handwritten messages in the cover and documents the little moments life has to offer on her film camera. When she is not writing poems in the small hours of the morning, she has her hands busy with photography, oil painting, collaging, and weaving. She is undertaking a two-year gap year to travel and explore her imagination before moving across the country to study a Bachelor of Arts in Literature at The University of Melbourne.

Sid Pattni

Sid Pattni is an Indian-Australian artist who was born in London, raised in Kenya and currently resides in Perth. Working primarily in painting and embroidery, much of Pattni’s work is centred upon the seen and unseen. He is interested in the undercurrents which run throughout society, and seeks to depict figures and objects that tell interesting stories about a specific time and place. In a world where our success is determined by our product, Sid believes the best art comes from a process-driven practice that celebrates each step of creation rather approximating it.

Tim Bodlovich

Tim is an undergraduate philosophy student at UWA who is currently researching the value of truth in scientific and ethical inquiry. He hosts a podcast with the UWA Undergraduate Philosophy Society and has released episodes covering a plethora of topics alongside a range of guests from students to experts. Tim also has an interest in aesthetics - the philosophy of art and beauty - and its relation to ethics. We have all been touched by music at some point in our lives.

Ullah Annert

Ullah is an indie-folk singer songwriter who writes about the ordinary lovely (and not so lovely) things that are encountered each and every day. Her inspiration coming from the seemingly mundane aspects of life that she finds beauty. Each song is written with the intention to create a story in the audience’s mind.

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Perth, Australia


Perth, Australia