UWA Guild Celebrates

UWA Guild 100 YearsA night to reminisce, catch up with old friends, make new ones, and share stories from the last one hundred years of the Guild. Hosted by the 100th Guild President, Cameron Barnes, the evening will feature special guest speakers, as we unveil and launch the Guild’s Centenary Publication – this will be a night to remember.

Friday 12 July 2013, 7:30pm Hackett Hall, UWA

Like UWA, the UWA Guild is celebrating its centenary this year, and like its predecessors, today’s UWA Guild Council is working to enhance the student experience today and into the future.

The Council is also planning a string of Centenary events: during second semester a time capsule will be sealed at the annual Cruikshank-Routley Guild Ball on 25 October and buried in the Guild Village shortly after; on 12 July a Gala Night in Hackett Hall will see the launch of the Guild’s centenary history, Two and Sixpence, A Student Century (edited by well-known journalist and UWA graduate Patrick Cornish); from 6 – 17 August a display of images and artefacts reflecting the Guild’s history will be displayed at the UWA Cullity Gallery; and centenary merchandise – from T-shirts to key rings – is already on sale at the Co-op Bookshop and the Newsagency in the Guild Village.

The Guild also plans to return to Hackett Hall photographic details of a large mural that once covered the wall of the Guild’s private dining room in the Hackett Hall extension, opened by then Prime Minister, Sir Robert Menzies, in 1961.

The original mural – destroyed when the wall was demolished – was the work of then up-and-coming artist David Gregson (1934 – 2002) who went on to become one of the State’s leading artists. The young artist was well known for his Perth murals and volunteered to decorate the wall. His work became a well-loved feature of a dining room that hosted many notable events in the Guild’s history.

Photographs of the original mural and of the artist at work will be unveiled in the Hackett Café at the Guild’s Centenary Gala Night in July.

For further details of centenary events, visit the Guild website at: http://guild.uwa.edu.au/100

We’re planning a history of the Guild for the Spring UNIVIEW, so if you served on the Council and have anecdotes or photos to share, please send them to trea.wiltshire@uwa.edu.au

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