​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ArtistTalkEvents.jpgAll Gallery ​Public Programs bookings will be processed through Eventbrite. If you have any problems using Eventbrite​, please contact either Julie Danilov 4227 8506 or Joanne Duncan on 4227 ​8502.​​


JO LAW The Illustrated Almanac of the Illawarra and Beyond

​​Collective Almanac Workshops

​​Participate in creating a collective almanac by capturing and sharing observations through the project's online portal throughout the exhibition period.  Tow workshops will be held to provide the context of environmental monitoring as story-telling of place through time.

Workshop 1 - Beginning a Collective Almanac

Saturday 5 August, 12-3pm
Participants will be introduced to the diverse methods of keeping weather records and ecological observations.

Workshop 2 - Reading the Collective Almanac

Sunday 15 October, 12-3pm
Participants reconvene and share these experiences. 
Free, all welcome.
Eventbrite​ booking link: Reading the Collective Almanac​


WHAT A LIFE! Rock Photography by Tony Mott

​​​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.  
Free, all welcome.

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


DEREK KRECKLER Accident & Process

​​Artist Talk

Wednesday 1 November, 1-2pm
Derek Kreckler will discuss his practice and works on display.​
Free, all welcome.​


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

​​​IN CONVERSATION WITH ELLEN VAN NEERVEN AND CLEMENTINE FORD

26 September 6-8pm
Indigenous writer and poet Ellen van Neerve, and arts journalist and activist Clementine Ford will be engaging in lively conversation about the role of politics, feminism and writing in life. The conversation will be followed by book signings. Cost $20

FESTIVAL LAUNCH:

CAN WORDS CHANGE THE WORLD?

Friday 24 November, 6.30-8.30pm
The Launch of the 2017 Wollongong Writers Festival, exploring the theme: Can Words Change the World? The events in this year's program delve into the role of writing and related activities in public and private discourses. The night will be a social launch with drinks, speeches and cabaret performance. Free, all welcome.

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

Saturday 25 November, 12-2.15pm
Ashley Hay returns to the Wollongong Writers Festival to discuss her latest novel, A Hundred Small Lessons. The work explores the way we inhabit spaces, building homes and filling them with our possessions, dreams, regrets, fears, and secrets. She will be joined by journalist and broadcaster Caroline Baum, an Illawarra local who writes on food, travel, the arts and aspects of contemporary life, and has recently published a singular memoir, Only. Cost $15

GENEROSITY AND REFUGEES:

​BOOK LAUNCH

 Saturday 25 November, 2.15-3.15pm
The flight of the Kosovar refugees changed Australia's asylum seekers policy forever.  On Australia's part, it would be a compassionate intervention with cruel intentions.  A new test for international humanitarianism had begun.  In the context of the Syrian refugee crisis, Carr asks whether there are limits to generosity and, if so, how these limits are practiced.
Free, all welcome.

HOLDING THE SPACE: WOMEN IN PUBLIC

Saturday 25 November, 2.15-3.45pm
A panel loaded with talent and experience, this event unpacks the inclusion of women in public life, their experience of body image, and the pressures of being female.  Panellists Shakira Hussein, Lynnette Lounsbury, Tracey Spicer and Fiona Wright will be tackling issues of race, religion, illness, body image and representation, and how writing can mediate experiences of each. Cost $20.

ROCKET READINGS

​​Sunday 26 November, 1.30-4pm
Held in collaboration with South Coast Writers Centre, Rocket Readings pits local poets against each other in friendly competition for the coveted Rocket trophy.   Open-mic readings (max 3 mins) will be judged by established guest poets Michelle Cahill and Caitlin Maling, who will wrap up the event with some readings of their own.  Guests​ have been known to feature works-in-progress and Rocket Readings  presents a great opportunity to get an inside glimpse of the creative process of some brilliant Australian poets.  Cost $10

CREATIVE DIALOGUES

Sunday 26 November, 12.00-2.30pm
Held in collaboration with South Coast Writers Centre. Cost $10

ROMANCE WRITERS PANEL

Sunday 26 November, 2.15-3.30pm
WWF presents a romance writers panel in partnership with the Australian romance Readers Association.  The lively panel will feature authors Alyssa Montgomery, Kasey Millstead, Pamela Cook and J.L.Perry, whose works run the gamut of styles within the romance genre.  Cost $10. ​

All Tickets available at the door and online through trybooking.com.


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

​​​Curator's floor talk with Iain Whittaker

​Wednesday 6 Decmeber 1-2pm
Free, all welcome