Whitlam Institute

Events

Missing
Oct
14
to Jan 20

Missing

  • Margaret Whitlam Galleries (map)
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An intriguing exploration of shadow matters, reflecting memory, time and space, Zu invites viewers to experience all aspects of the concept of “missing”: physical, psychological and metaphorical.

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Blaze: Working Women, Public Leaders
Apr
26
to Jul 27

Blaze: Working Women, Public Leaders

  • The Whitlam Institute, Margaret Whitlam Galleries (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Blaze: Working Women, Public Leaders explores the stories of a selection of NSW women who were leaders and trailblazers in public sector work, alongside the perspectives of women working in key public sphere roles today.

Melding past and present, this unique exhibition asks provocative questions about women, the public sphere and leadership. Blaze: Working Women, Public Leaders is a new exhibition curated and produced by State Archives and Records NSW, presented at the Whitlam Institute within Western Sydney University from 26 April to 27 July 2018.

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Christmas Recital at the Whitlam Institute featuring Simon Tedeschi
Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

Christmas Recital at the Whitlam Institute featuring Simon Tedeschi

Simon Tedeschi is one of Australia’s most renowned and sought-after classical pianists, and his Whitlam Institute recital will include Chopin, Debussy, Gershwin, and a little bit of Christmas.

This event will showcase one of Sydney’s colonial architectural treasures, the Female Orphan School, as well as a concert grand piano that was a gift to the university two decades ago by the Diane Bawden Memorial Foundation, in her loving memory.

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Aug
26
to Aug 27

Planning, Funding, and Community Action: The Area Assistance Story Book Launch

Western Sydney Community Forum and the Whitlam Institute at Western Sydney University are proud to co-host the launch of Planning, Funding, and Community Action: The Area Assistance Story, a new book written by Judi Bamforth, Barbara Gapps, Robin Gurr, Amanda Howard, Jenny Onyx, and Margot Rawsthorne.

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2016 Post Budget Address from the Hon Tanya Plibersek
May
19
1:00 AM01:00

2016 Post Budget Address from the Hon Tanya Plibersek

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The Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Foreign Minister, the Honourable Tanya Plibersek will be delivering her principal 2016 Post-Budget Address at the Whitlam Institute at 11.00 am on Wednesday 18 May 2016.

For better or worse the Budget has evolved into a piece of political theatre that takes centre stage in May each year. Too often the importance of the Budget as the embodiment of a government’s philosophical framework and its policy settings as well as its practical impact on the lives of all Australians is lost amidst the endless speculation, spinning, twirling, machinations and intrigue.

The Whitlam Institute has invited the Hon Tanya Plibersek to offer the Opposition’s perspective on the substantive issues of policy in her response to the Government’s 2016 Budget. In the spirit of the occasion Ms Plibersek will be taking questions from the floor.

Light refreshments will follow the address.

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