Events

15 Nov, 2016 to 15 Nov, 2016

International Day of the Imprisoned Writer: Stan Grant

15 November 2016 will be the 35th World Day of the Imprisoned Writer. The Day of the Imprisoned Writer is an annual, international day intended to recognise and support writers who resist repression of the basic human right to freedom of expression and who stand up to attacks made against their right to impart information. At this event, we are very […]

11 Nov, 2016 to 29 Jan, 2017

Sappers & Shrapnel: Contemporary Art and the Art of the Trenches

An contemporary art exhibition opening on Remembrance Day exploring art made from the trenches of war, often crafted from waste by soldiers, civilians, and prisoners of war.   “Whether intended as trophies of war, souvenirs for those at home, or talismans for the battle ahead, trench art is an expression of our ineffable need to make […]

03 Nov, 2016 to 04 Nov, 2016

Storylines Festival 2016

A festival promoting a “love of children’s and young adults’ literature…over two days of fun filled interactive storytelling”. For more information, click here. 

31 Oct, 2016 to 18 Dec, 2016

Nicholas Mangan: Limits to Growth

Mixed media art exploring stories from the Asia-Pacific region addressing the themes of ecology, economics, and sustainability. For more information, click here.

31 Oct, 2016 to 27 Nov, 2016

Next Door: Paul Blackmore

Photographic exhibition documenting life in the Sydney suburbs. For more information, click here.

31 Oct, 2016 to 19 Feb, 2017

O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith: Making Modernism

Art exhibition highlighting top modernist painters of the 20th century. For more information, click here. 

29 Sep, 2016 to 02 Oct, 2016

National Young Writers’ Festival

NYWF is the country’s largest gathering of young and innovative writers working in both new and traditional forms including zines, comics, blogging, screenwriting, poetry, spoken word, hip hop music, journalism, autobiography, comedy, songwriting and prose. The festival presents ‘writing’ in its broadest sense through panels, discussions, workshops, launches, performances, readings, installations, and more. NYWF gives young […]

06 Sep, 2016 to 06 Sep, 2016

Silencing Whistle Blowers in Australia: A Sydney PEN Letter Writing Evening

Under the Australian Border Force Act, which took effect on 1 July 2015, it’s a crime for people working in our asylum seeker detention centres to discuss operational matters publicly. This means social workers, guards, health professionals, educators; anyone contracted by the Australian Government to perform services on behalf of the Department face up to […]

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