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UNSW Galleries organises public programs and events which support and enrich the exhibition experience at the gallery.

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2020

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Flesh Meet with Daniel Marshall: Archiving Queer Kinship

Daniel Marshall talks about the ways we try to connect to the queer past and build...

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Flesh Meet: DJ Sezzo

Advocating for the importance of QPOC (Queer People of Colour) party spaces, DJ Sezzo reflects...

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Flesh Meet with Paul Byron: Social Media as Queerspace

Digital media scholar Paul Byron talks Tumblr, TikTok and more, discussing how queer digital...

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Flesh Meet: Dr Kerryn Drysdale & Dr Sophie Robinson

Part Two: Exploring the productive role of trans and gender diversity within lesbian and queer...

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Flesh Meet: Dr Kerryn Drysdale & Dr Sophie Robinson

Part One: Traversing the rise, decline and transformation of lesbian and queer spaces

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In Conversation: Dani Marti & José Da Silva

Dani Marti uses the body as a central subject in his work, exploring ideas of vulnerability,...

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In Conversation: Helen Grace & José Da Silva 

Helen Grace reflects on her extensive photographic archive, tracking life at the radical, women-...

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Flesh Meet: Timothy Roberts

Leather historian Timothy Roberts discusses the politics, culture and histories of motor clubs...

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Heart On My Sleeve

'Heart On My Sleeve' is a series of online graphic design and printing workshops. Learn to...

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In Conversation: Frances Barrett & Kelly Doley

Exhibiting artist Frances Barrett discusses her practice with UNSW Galleries Deputy Director,...

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In Conversation: Nikos Pantazopoulos & Madé Spencer-Castle

Reflecting on the public dimension of private experience, exhibiting artist Nikos Pantazopoulos...

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In Conversation: Nick Henderson & Kelly Doley

Nick Henderson, ​Committee Member of the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives (ALGA), will be in...

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In Conversation: Ella Sutherland & Sarah Rodigari

Join artists Ella Sutherland and Sarah Rodigari, discussing the relationship between printed...

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In Conversation: Holly Bates & Tay Haggarty

Holly Bates and Tay Haggarty form the collaborative duo, Parallel Park. Together they will...

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Ngatu Learning Space

A ngatu workshop with members of the Fifita family, in partnership with IVI designs. The Ngatu...

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The Practice of New Media Art

Paul Thomas, Mari Velonaki, Alex Davies, and Sean Cubitt unpack perspective on the practice of...

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In Conversation: Samuel Hodge & Skye Wagner

Sydney-based artists Samuel Hodge and Skye Wagner discuss their two new exhibitions at UNSW...

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Keeping it Live: Conserving Performance at Tate

UK-based conservator Louise Lawson discusses the documentation and conservation of performance...

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Art Month Sydney: Paddington & Woollahra Precinct Night

UNSW Galleries hosts the Art Month Sydney opening party for the Paddington and Woollahra...

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‘Every War is a Defeat’: Khadim Ali In Conversation

Leading artist Khadim Ali discusses his newly commissioned site-specific billboard on the...

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Propaganda Art in the 21st Century

Internationally renowned Dutch artist Jonas Staal examines forms of 'emancipatory propaganda art...

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In Conversation: Sarah Biscarra Dilley, Angela Tiatia & Léuli Eshrāghi

Artists Sarah Biscarra Dilley and Angela Tiatia are joined in conversation by curator Dr Léuli...

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Shivanjani Lal In Conversation

Exhibiting artist Shivanjani Lal and poet Manisha Anjali discuss experiences of diaspora and the...

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Wansolwara Symposium

This one-day symposium draws together diverse perspectives on the Great Ocean as a connector to...

2019

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A&D ANNUAL 19 Symposium

Talks and performances from emerging artists and designers graduating from UNSW Art & Design...

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Launch: Discipline no.5 / Más Allá del Fin no.3

'Discipline, Más allá del fin' represents an effort to map a South–South relationship between...

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Gazing from the Sinosphere: Media Art as Border Crossings

How are cultural borders depicted and disrupted? This program discusses new media works by three...

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Talk: Tania Bruguera

Tania Bruguera discusses recent projects and initiative, examining and exposing the nature of...

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Talk: SOME OF IT IS FAMILIAR, SOME OF IT IS STRANGE

UNSW Galleries Director José Da Silva provides an intimate account of Debra Porch’s life and...

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Lecture: Seth Kim-Cohen

In this lecture, Kim-Cohen considers recordings that unlike music, podcasts, or audiobooks, are...

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Curating Grief: In Conversation with Daniel Mudie Cunningham

Daniel Mudie Cunningham and José Da Silva discuss the complex and intimate process of working...

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Closing Weekend Artist Talks: 2019 John Fries Award

Join 2019 John Fries Award finalists on the closing weekend of the exhibition for a series of...

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Talk & Workshop: Knitting Nannas Against Gas

Join the Sydney Knitting Nannas for a discussion on the use of knitting as a tool for non-...

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Macarena Gómez-Barris

In the era of the colonial anthropocene how do we address histories of loss and disappearance in...

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Guided Tour: Material Place

Tours of ‘Material Place’ will explore key works, themes and ideas from the exhibition whilst...

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From Site to Place

This program convenes artists, thinkers and poets for a conversation about land and space within...

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Opening Weekend Artist Talks: 2019 John Fries Award

2019 John Fries Award finalists present a series of artist talks to celebrate the opening...

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In Conversation: Gemma Smith

Learn more about the work of Gemma Smith in a conversation between the artist and independent...

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Radical Sydney

This program of talks, documentary screenings and performances engage with the histories and...

2018

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Earwitness: Jennifer Stoever, M J Grant And Andrew Brooks

An evening of talks with Jennifer Stoever, M J Grant and Andrew Brooks exploring the politics of...

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Eavesdropping: Susan Schuppli, Sam Kidel & Jasmine Guffond

'Eavesdropping' is a major project exploring the politics of listening and being listened-to