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1 - 23 Feb 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.

1 - 23 Feb 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.

1 - 23 Feb 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.

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.

22 Feb 3:00am 5:00pm

If John Cage argued that all sound can be music, and if sound is but one form of energy among others, then what of energies and music?

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. 

26 - 28 Feb 7:30pm 9:30pm

A small-town-girl with big dreams joins forces with a budding journalist looking for his big break in this coming-of-age, nostalgia-drenched play set in the desert town of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.

It’s 1950s America and the thrill of television is all-consuming, "and that's where the fun comes in!". Willing contestants face public humiliation, actual slime, and endless live-to-air TV pranks that put a town on the map forever.

3 Mar 3:00pm 4:00pm
6 Mar 7:00pm 8:15pm

The challenge of writing about war is to take stories and experiences that are almost beyond language and put them down on paper.

Take part in an intimate evening showcasing recent work by two extraordinary writers, who will discuss how and why they grapple with writing about the harrowing reality of war.

7 Mar 1:00pm 4:00pm

Rapid shifts between analogue, digital, and data technologies over the last 5 years have significantly challenged art and design. Based on previous creative experiments with mobile phones, CCTV cameras and robotics, the EEASI Toolkit: 360 Views workshop provides participants with the opportunity to use 360 cameras and to play with the fantasies, fears and narratives around data.

7 Mar 6:00pm 8:00pm

The project centres on the creation of a digital exhibition that explores a single project within the practice of a number of individual designers. Through visually documenting each practitioner’s processes and design methods for a selected project, the exhibition will illuminate, and make tangible, the moments in creative practice when seemingly disparate ideas intersect.

9 Mar 2:30pm 9:00pm

The MOVE Symposium is a one day symposium and showcase that will bring together creative technologists, interaction designers, artists and other professionals from academia, the arts and industry to discuss how critical emerging technologies are changing creative practices and the design of experiences, discussing challenges and opportunities facing these fields.

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.

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.

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.

25 Jun 6:00pm 8:00pm

At UNSW Sydney, we know that choosing what to study at university can be a complex decision. That’s why we’re holding a series of Degree and Scholarships Information Evenings.

7 Dec 2:00pm 3:30pm

Thinking about study and a career in art, design, media and culture? Join us at the UNSW Galleries to see the A&D Annual Graduate Exhibition. Meet our graduating students, and partake in lively discussion on the ideas, inspirations and processes they present in their work. Ask them what it was like to study at UNSW Art & Design and what’s next for them after graduating.

More details to come.

Image: Blake Griffiths with his work at the A&D Annual 16

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