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.
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.
A Changing Australia: The Time of Gough Whitlam
In its first year, the Whitlam Government passed 203 bills – more legislation than any other federal government had ever enacted in a single year. This exhibition explores how Gough Whitlam and his government not only reformed Australia's laws and institutions, but changed the way Australia sees itself.
PAST EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS
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.
“If everyone thinks outside the box, what happens to the box?”
Fixed four year terms – are they as logical and straightforward as they seem? What are the real or perceived obstacles, and how can they be overcome?
Join us for the opening of this striking exhibition.
In these challenging global times, the SDGs offer us a roadmap for what it might take to achieve a sustainable future for us all. They represent in the truest sense, an opportunity to think globally and act locally for the future of humanity and the planet.
A thought-provoking presentation from Australian lawyer Paul White as he draws on his extensive experience in humanitarian crises around the world and asks, “Can civilians be better protected in conflict?”
Without Consent is much more than an exhibition. It is a significant contribution to the narrative of our national history, giving voice to an estimated 250,000 Australians affected by forced adoption policies and practices, largely occurring between 1950 and 1975.
Join us as Bishop Vincent Long, Fourth Bishop of Parramatta launches Race Mathew's new book, Of Labour and Liberty at the Whitlam Institute, in partnership with Monash University Publishing.
From literally opposite sides of the world, join award-winning playwrights Stephen Orlov of Montreal and Samah Sabawi of Melbourne as they discuss the complexities, obstacles and creative process in editing this groundbreaking collection.
Through the lens of this one department store, the exhibition explores the role of women in the 1950s, and the evolution of fashion from the early 20th century.
Join artist Robert McFarlane in conversation with Bronwyn Coulston, Curator of Still Point as we open our exhibition program for 2017.
Still Point allows us insight into not just Australia over the past 50 years, but the world, as we view individuals and moments captured by one of Australia's best documentary photographers.
Indigenous Australians make up 27% of the national prison population – a statistic that has almost doubled from 14% at the time of the 1991 Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. Almost 79% of Indigenous Australians in custody have been in prison before.
Join Australia’s leading contemporary Muslim voices in a discussion about multicultural Australia and how to be a positive voice for social change in 2016.
The Honourable Michael Kirby – jurist, academic and former Justice of the High Court of Australia, has warned that holding a plebiscite on same-sex marriage legislation would set a dangerous precedent in this country.
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.
We’re exploring the man behind the legacy – from the bright schoolboy growing up in a fledgling Canberra to the RAAF navigator braving hazardous skies at the height of the Pacific war, to the young father eating spag Bol with his family on the urban fringe.
Do you sometimes wonder if the economy is the ‘foundation of everything’ in public discourse? Do you question the impact of this on public policy, public interest and democracy?