Events

10 Nov, 2017

Inaugural National Design Writing Conference

Exploring the way design speaks to us, and the way we speak about design, the inaugural national design writing conference will be held at Roy Grounds’ iconic 1959 Shine Dome as a signature DESIGN Canberra event. For the first time, designers, writers, critics, bloggers, researchers, collectors, makers, curators and design lovers will come together to […]

02 Nov, 2017

ASAL Patrons’ Lecture, Kate Forsyth

Kate Forsyth wrote her first novel at the age of seven, and is now an internationally bestselling and award-winning author of almost forty books, ranging from picture books to poetry to novels for both adults and children. She was recently voted one of Australia’s Favourite 15 Novelists, and has been called ‘one of the finest writers of this generation’. She […]

27 Oct, 2017

40th year of the Aboriginal History journal

Celebrating 40 years of the Aboriginal History journal Aboriginal History Inc. in association with the School of History at the Australian National University invites higher degree research students and early career researchers to a masterclass on writing and publishing. The event includes a publishing masterclass in the morning, involving both Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars, editors […]

16 Sep, 2017 to 16 Sep, 2017

The 2017 AALITRA Symposium: Translating Australian Literature

AALITRA is a national organization that promotes an interest in all aspects of literary translation. Their latest event will include guest speakers Alice Pung, Karen Viggers and Lily Yulianti Farid. All writers, Pung, Viggers and Yulianti Farid have considerable experience and strong links with the world of translation, its successes and its difficulties. Explore with them […]

11 Sep, 2017 to 11 Sep, 2017

Copyright Society of Australia: Upcoming Copyright Law Changes Explored

What does it mean for me? The upcoming copyright law changes explored. The Copyright Amendment (Disability Access and Other Measures) Act 2017 has started coming into effect and includes significant changes to statutory licences, copyright exceptions and copyright duration. Experts presenting in both Sydney and Canberra will explore the implications of the changes for business, […]

31 Aug, 2017 to 03 Nov, 2017

The Collections Project: Fran Callen

The Collections Project is a collaboration between Guildhouse and Flinders University Art Museum that provides artists with the opportunity to engage with the Museum’s collection and staff to create new work for exhibition. With over 8000 works of art in its care, Flinders holds one of the largest University art collections in Australia. As part […]

25 Aug, 2017 to 27 Aug, 2017

Canberra Writers Festival 2017

The Canberra Writers Festival will bring together local literary, academic, business, media and political communities along with major cultural institutions over three days. The theme of the Festival is Power, Passion, Politics, reflecting the city’s love affair with learning, knowledge and leadership. There’s a mixture of free and ticketed events as well as events for young and old. […]

23 Aug, 2017 to 01 Oct, 2017

Angela Valamanesh Everybody’s Everything: Insect / Orchid

Artist Angela Valamanesh’s new exhibition ‘Everybody’s Everything: Insect / Orchid’ will open at the Rare Books & Special Collections gallery in the University of Adelaide on August 23rd. Drawn from her artist’s residency at the University, Valamanesh has focussed on mediated representations of the natural world in the Collection’s magnificent books featuring scientific illustrations, where […]

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