Eileen Joyce Studio
Hosts free community concerts
Flatscreen TV with audiovisual inputs
Dr Eileen Joyce
Dr Joyce donated a sum of money for the studio in late 1979, after being awarded an honorary doctorate from the University. She also donated her Goff clavichord and a portrait of herself by Augustus John – both of which are still housed in the studio.
While Dr Joyce did not study at UWA, she lived in Western Australia for most of her early life where, despite her family's poverty, her parents encouraged her musical development. Her express wishes on establishing the studio were to honour her late parents, Alice and Joseph Joyce, and to strengthen the study and enjoyment of keyboard music in WA.
The studio was designed by architect Anthony Brand, in coordination with University Architect Arthur Bunbury. Dr Joyce attended the opening of the studio in 1981 and passed away a decade later in 1991.