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WHAT A LIFE! Rock Photography by Tony Mott

Free Special Events exclusive to the Gallery

​​​In conversation with Tony Mott

Sunday 3 December, 1.30-3pm
Hear the stories that go with the pictures! Tony Mott will speak candidly about his experiences with many of the world's most famous, and not so famous, rock stars.  

LOCAL MUSICIANS IN ICONIC WOLLONGONG LOCATIONS ​
A display of new photographs taken by Tony mott in conjuction with What a Life! Refreshments provided.  All welcome

Tony Mott Free Special Events at the Gallery.pdf

POSTER AND BADGE MAKING WORKSHOP

Sunday 14 January, 12-4pm
Create your own gig poster and badges.  Be inspired by the exhibition What a Life! - Rock Photography by Tony Mott, and be guided through the design processes before creating your very own gig poster and badges!  All materials supplied, but bring your favourite rock images to work from. Ages 12+. Cost $25/$20 Friends​
Eventbrite Link: Poster and Badge Making workshop


BIENNALE OF SYDNEY at the Gallery

21st Biennale of Sydney Preview

Friday 8 December 1-3pm 

The 21st Biennale of S​ydney SUPERPOSITION:Equillbrium & Engagement, takes inspriation from quantum mechanics, Chinese philosophy, the Biennale Archive and the history of Sydney.  This talk will introduce some of the key ideas underpinning the 2018 edition of the Biennale, focusing on art, history and artists' practice.  Free event, bookings essential.​Eventbrite Link: 21st Biennale of Sydney Preview​

Biennale of Sydney at the Gallery eflyer.pdf

WALKING UPSTREAM Waterways of the Illawarra

​​​Local Creek Walks

10am-3.30pm, Sundays: October 29, December 10, January 28 and February 11
The Walking Upstream team invite you to join them on a series of local creek walks as an integral part of the exhibition.  Return to Wollongong Art Gallery in the afternoon to view the exhibition.
Free - for bookings phone 0405 700 142 or 0423 745 736, or email info@walking-upstream.net 
For more information visit www.walking-upstream.net​


WOLLONGONG WRITERS FESTIVAL at the Gallery

* where the stories​ are

Wollongong Writers Festival at the Gallery Program of Events flyer.PDF

FESTIVAL LAUNCH:

CAN WORDS CHANGE THE WORLD?

Friday 24 November, 6.30-8.30pm
Join us as the main festival weekend is launched by Wollongong's Lord Mayor, Cr Gordon Bradbery OAM.  There'll be a cabaret performance and art auction, the announcement of the 2017 Short Story prize, and poetry from the Cocoon Floatation float tank poet, Bella Luna.  Please come along and enjoy the company, food and wine - we'd love to see you at this free event.

A HUNDRED SMALL LESSONS: IN CONVERSATION WITH ASHLEY HAY AND CAROLINE BAUM

Saturday 25 November, 12-2.30pm
Caroline Baum talks to Ashley Hay about her newly released lyrical novel A Hundred Small Lessons. Luminous and deeply affecting, this book is about the many small decisions - the invisible moments - that come to make the lives of two mothers from different generations converge in one hot, wet summer. Cost $15.

HOLDING THE SPACE: WOMEN IN PUBLIC

Saturday 25 November, 2.15-3.30pm
Women writers speak to the pressure of being female in public life.  The discussion will range over women negotiating the hazards of the post 9/11 terrain, the lack of female representation, body image and illness, and workplace harassment.  This panel's unique perspective on feminism, multiculturalism, race and religion is one that we urgently need. Cost $20.

SEXY WORDS: AUSTRALIAN ROMANCE WRITING PANEL. DIANE CASSAR WITH ALYSSA MONTGOMERY, KASEY MILLSTEAD, PAMELA COOK & JL PERRY

Sunday 26 November, 12.15-1.30pm
Love Romance? Get to know four writers of Romance books you'll want on your TBR list. They're all talented women who explore different parts of Australian culture with characters that sizzle like an Aussie summer's day. Cost: $10.

CREATIVE DIALOGUES

Sunday 26 November, 1-2pm
Join Rike Krishnabhakdi-Vasilakis, the director of South Coast Writers Centre, for a conversation with UOW researchers, Professor Louella McCarthy and Dr Jane Carey.  The conversation will explore McCarthy and Carey's latest research on female colonial convicts and the intersection of girls' and women's reformatories and prisons. Cost $10.

​ROCKET READINGS WITH SOUTH COAST WRITES CENTRE, MICHELLE CAHILL & CAITLIN MALING

​​Sunday 26 November, 1.30-4pm 
Rocket Readings is a lively poetry event.  Our featured poets at this special festival edition are Michelle Cahill and Caitlin Maling.  Michelle Cahill has written on race and cultural diversity. Her most recent poetry collection is the Herring Lass.  Caitlin Maling's first collection of poems, Conversations I've Never Had, was released in 2015.  Border Crossing was published in February 2017.  The featured poets are follows by an open mic section with a three-minute limited. Cost $10.

All Tickets available at the door and online through www.wollongongwritersfestival.com​ 


POVO ARTS PRESENTS - Retrospective: The Art and Life of Maree Faulkner

​​​Floor talk with Kathryn Orton

​Wednesday 6 December 1-2pm
Kathryn Orton will talk about the works in Maree Faulkner's exhibition from the viewpoint of fellow artist and observer of Maree's practice,​ offering anecdotes from a shared locality, similar interests and alike experiences.
Free, all welcome.

NIDA AT THE GALLERY

Open your creativity this summer, why not explore your creative potential and indulge your imagination with a NIDA Off the Cuff: Improvisation course at Wollongong Art Gallery. NIDA offers a fun and supportive learning environment for everyone at every age and stage.

CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE: Off the Cuff: Improvisation, Grades 3–6 and 7–10
Start with nothing, risk everything and learn how to impress on stage in every moment. Learn fundamental short and long form improvisation skills, improve confidence, explore creative spontaneity and develop fundamental acting skills. Showcase your skills to family and friends in an improvised ‘Off the Cuff’ presentation at the end of the course.
Dates: 16 January–18 January 2018 Time: 10am-4pm Cost: $370 ($332.99 with earlybird discount, valid for 4 weeks before course start) ​
Full details and bookings: Off the Cuff: Improvisation, Grades 3–6 and 7–10