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Balnhdhurr – A Lasting Impression
Aug
9
to Oct 25

Balnhdhurr – A Lasting Impression

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Balnhdhurr – A Lasting Impression, presented by Artback NT in association with Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre.

In a remote corner of Arnhem Land sits Yirrkala Print Space, where, for over twenty years, the ancient craft of printmaking has not only survived, but prospered. This is a celebratory exhibition of a remarkable space, and a remarkable printmaking output.

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Printmaking Workshops and Floor Talks | Balnhdhurr
Sep
26
to Sep 27

Printmaking Workshops and Floor Talks | Balnhdhurr

Create your own visual response to the exhibition Balnhdhurr – A Lasting Impression - presented by Artback NT in association with Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre. Listen to an engaging talk that explores the rich cultural and artistic underpinnings of the works on display, then participate in a printmaking workshop with the artists and learn some Yolngu Matha on the way.

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Revisiting the Revolution: Public Forum
Nov
25
9:00 AM09:00

Revisiting the Revolution: Public Forum

Join us for this program designed to generate discussions on the legacy of the Whitlam Government regarding women’s rights, and the lessons that can be drawn from that legacy today. As well as women who were at the vanguard of the women’s movement in Australia, the forum will include current and emerging female leaders.

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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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The Scribe: Melbourne Screening and Q&A with Ruth Cullen, the Hon Barry Jones AO, James Button, Whitlam historian Professor Jenny Hocking and Leanne Smith
Apr
17
7:30 PM19:30

The Scribe: Melbourne Screening and Q&A with Ruth Cullen, the Hon Barry Jones AO, James Button, Whitlam historian Professor Jenny Hocking and Leanne Smith

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The Whitlam Institute is delighted to host a Melbourne screening of The Scribe, a superb documentary on the ‘Donald Bradman’ of speech writing – Graham Freudenberg. Featuring a post-screening Q&A with director and producer Ruth Cullen, long-serving politician the Hon. Barry Jones AO, speechwriter to Kevin Rudd James Button, Whitlam historian Professor Jenny Hocking and Whitlam Institute Director Leanne Smith, this compelling event is a must-see for all political enthusiasts.

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Human Rights + Technology: A Community Consultation with AHRC
Mar
20
6:00 PM18:00

Human Rights + Technology: A Community Consultation with AHRC

The Whitlam Institute will host a community consultation on Human Rights and Technology as part of a major review by the Australian Human Rights Commission. You're invited to share your thoughts at Western Sydney's Human Rights and Technology consultation. 

Featuring Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow and Whitlam Institute Director Leanne Smith, this event is a must for anyone who is interested in this world-changing issue.

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Spy: Espionage in Australia
Mar
8
to May 24

Spy: Espionage in Australia

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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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Women, Peace and Security: In Conversation with NATO's Special Representative
Feb
13
6:00 PM18:00

Women, Peace and Security: In Conversation with NATO's Special Representative

  • Members Dining Room, Museum of Australian Democracy (map)
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The Whitlam Institute is delighted to bring together a remarkable group of experts, including NATO's Special Representative Ms. Clare Hutchinson, for an ‘In Conversation’ event about Women, Peace and Security, to consider how the landscape has evolved over the last two decades, how Australia is faring in the global context, and what’s next for WPS.

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The Scribe: Screening and Q&A with Ruth Cullen, the Hon. John Faulkner and Michael Cooney
Nov
26
7:00 PM19:00

The Scribe: Screening and Q&A with Ruth Cullen, the Hon. John Faulkner and Michael Cooney

The Whitlam Institute is delighted to host a screening of The Scribe, a superb documentary on the ‘Donald Bradman’ of speech writing – Graham Freudenberg. Featuring a post-screening Q&A with director and producer Ruth Cullen, the Hon. John Faulkner and Michael Cooney, this compelling film is a must-see for all political enthusiasts.

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Border Politics: Screening and Q&A with Julian Burnside AO QC, filmmaker Judy Rymer and former refugee Hayat Akbari
Nov
19
6:30 PM18:30

Border Politics: Screening and Q&A with Julian Burnside AO QC, filmmaker Judy Rymer and former refugee Hayat Akbari

The Whitlam Institute is delighted to host the first Parramatta screening of Border Politics and Q&A with director and producer Judy Rymer, Julian Burnside AO QC and former refugee Hayat Akbari. This powerful documentary follows human rights barrister Julian Burnside QC as he travels the globe examining the treatment of refugees in today’s world.

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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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