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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

* 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, Gordon Bradbery.  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, 1.00-2.00pm
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

​​​Curator's floor talk with Iain Whittaker

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