Events

29 Sep, 2018 to 03 Nov, 2018

John Fries Award 2018 Finalists’ Exhibition

The John Fries Award attracts some of the most experimental work across genres of any other in its class. Now in its ninth year, it has become a platform and launching pad for early career visual artists – the 2017 John Fries Award attracted the largest audience in its history, with more than 1,000 people attending […]

23 Jun, 2018 to 23 Jun, 2018

Industry Insiders: Show Me The Money

How to make money as a creator, even just a grant to get your work out there? This session will look at how you can sustainably fund your practice. Staff from Copyright Agency, Australia Council, Creative Victoria and Creative Partnerships Australia explore what makes for a successful grant application, as well as what the future of arts funding might look […]

07 May, 2018 to 07 May, 2018

Morry Schwartz talks ‘Slow News’ at the Brian Johns Lecture

‘Fast news’ – day to day journalism, speeding on its never-ending treadmill, is in all sorts of trouble. Whilst information is becoming ubiquitous, the newspaper business is in trouble. Newsrooms are depleted, papers are closing down, fake news abounds, a torrent of unverified information assaults us on social media. In this context, ‘slow news’ takes on an […]

06 May, 2018 to 06 May, 2018

The Changing Face of Australia

Recent decades have seen a demographic shift in Australia from predominantly European immigration to Asian. But how are we poised to engage with Asia in the 21st century? Is political rhetoric around migrants threatening to undermine our national interest? And with China set to become the world’s largest economy, where should our diplomatic allegiances lie? […]

04 May, 2018 to 04 May, 2018

Australian Idols: Writers on Writers

In the Writers on Writers series, prominent authors reflect on an Australian writer who has inspired and fascinated them. The Lifted Brow publisher Sam Cooney chats to writer and Saturday Paper editor Erik Jensen and bestselling author Alice Pung about their worthy contributions to the series. Erik will discuss his examination of the acclaimed novelist, poet and pioneering […]

03 May, 2018 to 03 May, 2018

Christos Tsiolkas: On Patrick White

Author Christos Tsiolkas recounts his year spent reading Patrick White and his rediscovery of the literary great in this installment of the popular Writers on Writers series at the Sydney Writers Festival. On Patrick White is a vivid celebration of the Nobel Prize–winning author’s work that asks: What does it mean to us now? Writer Michelle de […]

15 Mar, 2018 to 24 Mar, 2018

2018 Australian Writers Week in China

Prize-winning Australian authors, Richard Flanagan, Charlotte Wood, Alexis Wright and Fiona Wright, will take part in the 11th Australian Writers Week in China, which launches on 15 March in Beijing and runs until 24 March. The event forms part of the new Australian Writers Series – the Australian Embassy’s initiative to bring more Australian literary […]

06 Mar, 2018 to 06 Mar, 2018

INFORM: Copyright Agency Cultural Fund – grants for visual artists, writers and organisations

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear about the Cultural Fund grant program from Copyright Agency representatives Nicola Evans and Tristan Chant, before you head off to the Adelaide Writers Week at the Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden. This morning session will explain what support is available to you to to pursue professional development and career enhancing […]

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