Whitlam Institute

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Dedicated to the Dedicated: Whitlam, the Arts and Democracy
Jun
7
to Jul 26

Dedicated to the Dedicated: Whitlam, the Arts and Democracy

The Whitlam Institute presents the first public display of a unique collection of artworks gifted to Gough and Margaret Whitlam in 1979, in recognition of their support for the Arts. Artworks by John Olsen, Brett Whiteley, Lloyd Rees, John Coburn, Arthur Boyd, and others are featured in a superb exhibition that explores how Gough Whitlam viewed access to the arts as a fundamental human right and a precondition to a healthy democracy.

OPEN Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10 am-4 pm + Saturday 6 July 11 am-4 pm
UNTIL Friday 26 July 2019

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I Spy: Family Fun day at the Whitlam Institute
May
4
11:00 AM11:00

I Spy: Family Fun day at the Whitlam Institute

Attention all spy kids! You're invited to the Whitlam Institute's family fun day featuring our exhibition SPY: Espionage in Australia. This adventure includes a Spy family activity trail and special spy training activities for kids aged 5-12. Learn to experiment with invisible ink and crack the code with cipher wheels, or dress up as a spy to take a secret selfie #spy

We’re open 11am – 4pm on Saturday, 4 May and there's something for everyone throughout the day, but registrations are essential for special spy training sessions.

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Spy: Espionage in Australia
Mar
8
to May 24

Spy: Espionage in Australia

  • Margaret Whitlam Galleries (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Open Wednesday - Friday from 10 am - 4 pm and the first Saturday of the month from 11 am - 4 pm

Often cloaked in myth, the stories of spies are sometimes stranger than fiction. Spy: Espionage in Australia reveals the personal experiences of secret agents and the curious history of espionage and counter-espionage in Australia, from Federation through to the present day.

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40 Years of the Hawkesbury Community Arts Workshop
Nov
10
to Feb 22

40 Years of the Hawkesbury Community Arts Workshop

Over the years, countless artists from every discipline have drawn on artist Kevin Oxley’s vision while making use of facilities and classes offered in the atmospheric setting of the Hawkesbury Community Arts Workshop. Their works, as well as those of Oxley, are brought together to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Hawkesbury Workshop.

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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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Missing
Oct
14
to Jan 20

Missing

  • Margaret Whitlam Galleries (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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