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PROGRAM BY GENRE: Art
Friday, May 16 2014
Opening Event: Varuna Program and Black and Blue Exhibition Launch Code: SR1  |  Type: Launch   |  Genres: Art

Join us to toast our new festival program along with the launch of an intriguing new exhibition.

Friday, May 16 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Free, no bookings
Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, 30 Parke Street, Katoomba  read more >
 
Saturday, May 17 2014
Stories from the Mountains Code: SR2  |  Type: Exhibition   |  Genres: Art, Culture & Heritage, Indigenous

A celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, two exhibitions focus on the power of storytelling through art.

Saturday, May 17 2014 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Ticketed: $5/$3
Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, 30 Parke Street, Katoomba  read more >
 
Sunday, May 18 2014
Varuna, The National Writers’ House – A Celebration Code: SR3  |  Type: Launch   |  Genres: Art, Publishing

You are invited to celebrate 25 years of achievement for this literary jewel in Katoomba.

Sunday, May 18 2014 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Ticketed: $40
Varuna, The National Writers House, 141 Cascade Street, Katoomba  read more >
 
Monday, May 19 2014
Adrian Newstead: The Dealer is the Devil Code: SR5  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Art, Indigenous, Culture & Heritage

Adrian Newstead discusses his explosive new memoir, The Dealer is the Devil.

Monday, May 19 2014 11:40 AM - 12:40 PM Ticketed (see details)
Carrington Hotel, Katoomba, 15-47 Katoomba Street, Katoomba  read more >
 
Tuesday, May 20 2014
Black and Blue Panel Code: SR11  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Art

A panel featuring the Black and Blue group will be followed by a buffet lunch and exhibition viewing at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre.

Tuesday, May 20 2014 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Ticketed (see details)
Carrington Hotel, Katoomba, 15-47 Katoomba Street, Katoomba  read more >
 
Thursday, May 22 2014
Inspired by Nature Code: 18  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Nonfiction, Culture & Heritage, Art, Fiction, Travel

Alex Monroe, Jono Lineen and Inga Simpson prove that nature nurtures inspiration.

Thursday, May 22 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Seidler’s Legacy Code: 22  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Nonfiction, Art, Culture & Heritage, Biography & Memoir

Hear all about Harry Seidler’s legacy.

Thursday, May 22 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Ticketed: $20/$14
Wharf Theatre 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The Collectors: Nicolas Barker with Paul Brunton  * SOLD OUT * Code: 23  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Craft, Art, Publishing

A discussion on print as a driver of discovery, fakes and forgeries and collecting.

Thursday, May 22 2014 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $20/$15
State Library of NSW, Jean Garling Room  read more >
Colin McDowell: Shopping for Miracles| Code: 33  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Culture & Heritage, Art

Colin McDowell explores who decides what we wear and why do we let them do so?

Thursday, May 22 2014 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $20/$14
Wharf Theatre 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Art and Poetry: Our Story Begins… Code: 36  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Poetry, Art

A discussion on the relationship between poetry and visual art.

Thursday, May 22 2014 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 Club Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
What’s Happening in Australian Theatre?  * SOLD OUT * Code: 39  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Art, Nonfiction, Fiction, Culture & Heritage, Indigenous

David Williamson, Lally Katz and Tom Wright discuss Australian theatre with ABC’s Michaela Kalowski.

Thursday, May 22 2014 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Ticketed: $14
Richard Wherrett Studio, Sydney Theatre, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
City of Shadows Revisited Code: 44  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: History, Nonfiction, Art

Share in peculiar and poignant stories of City of Shadows, Sydney police photographs 1912-1948.

Thursday, May 22 2014 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Free, no bookings
The Mint, 10 Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
Huw Lewis-Jones: The Conquest of Everest Code: 46  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Art, Science & Environment

Huw Lewis-Jones plots the legendary ascent of Everest.

Thursday, May 22 2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 Bloomberg Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Bobette Buster: The Uses of Wonder: How Animation Takes Us to Worlds We'd Otherwise Never Get To Go Code: 279  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Art, Craft, New Media

As humans, we're hard-wired to seek wonder. Hear Bobette Buster, Story Consultant and Advisor for Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, who worked with the Disney Story Animation Team of 'Frozen' share her ideas on the way the animation arts can now take us wherever our imagination dares go.

Thursday, May 22 2014 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 Bloomberg Stage  read more >
Black Wallaby Indigenous Writers’ Night Code: SR55  |  Type: Launch   |  Genres: Art, Indigenous, Poetry

Launch of Dreaming Inside II.

Thursday, May 22 2014 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Free, bookings essential 4228 0151, email director@southcoastwriters.org.au
Wollongong Art Gallery, Corner of Kembla and Burelli Streets, Wollongong  read more >
The Nib Literary Award  * SOLD OUT * Code: SR30  |  Type: Special Event   |  Genres: Art, Publishing

Celebrate the 13th year of The Nib: Waverley Library Award for Literature.

Thursday, May 22 2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Free, bookings and further information 9386 7709,library_enquiries@waverley.nsw.gov.au
To be confirmed  read more >
 
Friday, May 23 2014
Alex Monroe: A Memoir of Making Things Code: 80  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Craft, Art, Culture & Heritage

Alex Monroe inspires with his memoir of making beautiful jewellery in Two Turtle Doves.

Friday, May 23 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Ticketed: $20/$14
Wharf Theatre 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Curiosity Lecture Series: On Art as Therapy Code: 1  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Art, Philosophy, Nonfiction

A lecture on how art is an instrument that can compensate for the frailties of human nature.

Friday, May 23 2014 10:00 AM - 10:40 AM Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 Bloomberg Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Cultivating Australian Modernism Code: 81  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Culture & Heritage, Art, History

Join a discussion about the Australian history of the modernist garden.

Friday, May 23 2014 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Free, no bookings
The Mint, 10 Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
Betty Churcher Speaks to Ben Quilty  * SOLD OUT * Code: 89  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Art, Biography & Memoir, Culture & Heritage

Betty Churcher speaks to Ben Quilty about her Australian Notebooks.

Friday, May 23 2014 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $20/$14
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Harry Seidler: A Singular Vision Code: 101  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Art, Biography & Memoir, Culture & Heritage

An exploration of Helen O’Neill’s A Singular Vision : Harry Seidler

Friday, May 23 2014 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Free, no bookings
The Mint, 10 Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
Literary Friendships: Hilary Bell & Antonia Pesenti Code: 105  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir, Art, Craft

Hilary and Antonia met in Paris and have remained friends ever since, recently collaborating together.

Friday, May 23 2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 The Loft, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Leunig: Holy Fool  * SOLD OUT * Code: 110  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: New Media, Fiction, Current Affairs, Art

Australia’s most admired cartoonist, Michael Leunig, shares his thoughts on the Holy Fool.

Friday, May 23 2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Ticketed: $20/$14
Wharf Theatre 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Intercultural Dialogues Code: SR23  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Art, Current Affairs, History

An evening of music, literature and conversation, reflecting on Whitlam’s policies.

Friday, May 23 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Free, bookings 9839 6558, artscentre.blacktown.nsw.gov.au
Blacktown Arts Centre, 78 Flushcombe Road, Blacktown  read more >
 
Saturday, May 24 2014
Culture Wars Code: 128  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Culture & Heritage, Art, Politics, Current Affairs

Why is culture a matter of bitter political contest?

Saturday, May 24 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Free, no bookings
Philharmonia Studio, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The Joy of Art Code: 130  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Art, Culture & Heritage, Craft, History, Philosophy

Is art more than something beautiful or thought-provoking?

Saturday, May 24 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Ticketed: $20/$14
Pier 2/3 Main Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Collette Dinnigan: Obsessive Creative Code: 136  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Craft, Art, Culture & Heritage, Biography & Memoir

Collette Dinnigan talks about fashion, family and being obsessive with Colin McDowell.

Saturday, May 24 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Ticketed: $20/$14
Wharf Theatre 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The Art of War Code: 170  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Culture & Heritage, Art, Scriptwriting, Current Affairs

How do you portray the reality of war using images, voice and words?

Saturday, May 24 2014 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Ticketed: $20/$14
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
Sunday, May 25 2014
MCA Zine Fair Code: 194  |  Type: Exhibition   |  Genres: Craft, Art, New Media, Young Adults

Celebrate the return of the MCA Zine Fair.

Sunday, May 25 2014 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Free, no bookings
Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George Street, The Rocks  read more >
Fashion Icons Code: 200  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Nonfiction, Culture & Heritage, Art

Colin McDowell, Helen O’Neill and Robert Wainwright take us down history’s fashion catwalk.

Sunday, May 25 2014 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Transnational: Poetry and Prose at the Brett Whitely Studio Code: 206  |  Type: Reading   |  Genres: Poetry, Art

Enjoy an afternoon of poetry.

Sunday, May 25 2014 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Free, bookings essential, email
Brett Whiteley Studio, 2 Raper Street, Surry Hills  read more >