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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.

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.

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.

1 Feb 5:30pm 7:00pm

The contents of ethical ideas and the priorities and successes of reform movements depend on the political economy of the place and time in which they emerge. This talk tries to make sense of the relation of human rights ideas and mobilisation to evolving forms of political economy in the modern era.

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

3 Mar 3:00pm 4:00pm
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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