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5 - 23 Jan 10:00am 5:00pm

Zanny Begg’s practice incorporates film, drawing and installation, with a particular interest in exploring hidden or contested histories. 'The Beehive' is a non-linear experimental documentary exploring the unsolved murder of Sydney anti-development campaigner and glamorous style icon Juanita Nielsen in 1975.

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5 - 23 Jan 10:00am 5:00pm

Sonia Leber and David Chesworth are known for their distinctive, highly detailed video works developed through expansive research in places undergoing social change.

'Architecture Makes Us' is a mid-career survey bringing together six video works by the collaborative duo. The exhibition explores craggy geographies, territorialisation, surveillance, exhausted systems and future philosophies.

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5 - 23 Jan 10:00am 5:00pm

Oliver Beer’s practice engages with sound, architecture and the memory of objects. Impossible Composition reflects Beer’s experience as an artist in residence at the Sydney Opera House in 2018. The works draw on the design principles of its architect, Jørn Utzon, who saw the space ‘like a violin’. In turn, Beer sought to ‘tune’ the building, allowing Utzon’s labyrinthine structure to be played as an instrument.

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23 Jan 5:30pm 7:30pm
The first 2019 Utzon lecture, The Discipline of the Existing, delivered by co-founders of the award winning Flores & Prats, Eva Prats and Ricardo Flores.
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24 Jan 6:00pm 8:00pm

The Eviction 2018 questions the future of Sydney’s public housing through the story of the Millers Point community and the sale of their homes. Director Blue Lucine will introduce the screening and facilitate a discussion with Millers Point resident and activist Barney Gardner who features in the documentary. Presented with the support of the City of Sydney and the Juanita Nielsen Community Centre.

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30 Jan 5:00pm 6:00pm

Join British artist Oliver Beer in conversation with Caleb Kelly as they discuss relationships between sound, space, voice and architecture in Beer’s new exhibition Impossible Composition’ at UNSW Galleries.

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1 Feb 5:00pm 9:00pm

Housing Law: 'The Eviction' A documentary presentation by Blue Lucine

UNSW Law invites you to join us for a special screening of the film, The Eviction. The Film will be followed by a Q&A session with the director, Blue Lucine, Robert Mowbray from the Tenants Union, Professor Alan Morris from UTS and Barney Gardner, a Millers Point resident and activist.

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1 Feb 6:00pm 7:00pm

From Les Girls to Monsta Gras, alternative club culture in Sydney continues to be an important platform for community-building and the development of experimental performance practices. Within the context of gentrification and shifting urban dynamics, this panel discussion will explore the significance and precarity of Sydney’s club nights and venues from the 1970s to now. 

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5 Feb 5:30pm 7:30pm

In this talk, Justice Pepper will discuss the link between access to justice and the maintenance of the rule of law in the context of litigation by community environmental groups directed towards energy project approvals.

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9 Feb 2:00pm 3:30pm

The recent media furore surrounding use of the Sydney Opera House sails for advertising highlights larger tensions around the use of public space. Bringing together architects, anti-gentrification activists, sociologists and cultural commentators, this panel discussion explores the argument for maintaining Sydney’s public housing, spaces and infrastructure.

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21 Feb 4:00pm 5:00pm

Engaging gay Asian men: hard to research amongst the hard to reach?

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21 Feb 6:00pm 8:00pm

There Goes Our Neighbourhood 2018 documents the ambition, resilience and creativity of Sydney’s Waterloo community when politicians and property developers threaten to transform their neighbourhood. Introduction and Q&A with Director Clare Lewis. Presented with the support of the City of Sydney and the Juanita Nielsen Community Centre.

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23 Feb 2:00pm 3:00pm

Bringing together range of Juanita’s contemporaries and others for whom Juanita’s disappearance has remained of great interest, this event will explore whether justice for Juanita Nielsen is possible and what it might look like today or in the future.

Exhibiting artist Zanny Begg will be joined by 'Killing Juanita' author Peter Rees; business partner, friend and lover of Juanita Nielsen David Farrell and more TBA. 

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28 Feb 6:30pm 7:30pm
People are hedonists, seeking pleasure and avoiding pain. This view is central to much of psychology and it fits many people’s own sense of why they do what they do. But what about our appetites for spicy foods, hot baths, horror movies, sad songs, BDSM, and hate reading?
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11 Mar 6:30pm 7:30pm
How did corporations come to possess rights? How did democracy come to be defined as selfish individualism? Or money as free speech? Most people would blame Trump, but the man himself is just a distraction from the deeper and more troubling right wing agenda.
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15 - 1 Mar 10:00am 5:00pm

'Rhythm Sequence' is the first career survey of Australian artist Gemma Smith. The exhibition traces the development of Smith’s practice since 2003 and its experimentation with the language of painting. It celebrates Smith’s reworking of abstract codes and styles, as well as the testing of colour and form, pictorial depth and formal and improvised gestures.

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15 - 1 Mar 10:00am 5:00pm

Multidisciplinary designers Elliott Bryce Foulkes and Maria Smit draw on a collaborative working process to explore the practice of graphic design within the museum.

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15 - 1 Mar 10:00am 5:00pm

The work of Nicholas Aloisio-Shearer considers the field of image production surrounding video games. Focusing on the culture of hacking and “modding”, it examines the production of fan-art and its appropriation of models and image assets from games.

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