- When 5 Jan - 23 Feb 2019
CNR OF OXFORD ST & GREENS RD, PADDINGTON NSW 2021
TUES TO SAT, 10AM-5PM. CLOSED PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
+61 2 8936 0888
Taking its title from Terry Irving and Rowan Cahill’s book on dissident politics and actions in Sydney; this program of talks, documentary screenings and performances engage with the histories and futures of local activism concerned with housing, public space, sexuality and gender.
Panel Discussion & Screening: Learning from the Green Bans
Friday 18 January 6pm
Hear from an esteemed panel of speakers including historian Rowan Cahill; feminist and anti-racism activist Dr Meredith Burgmann; independent filmmaker and ex-builders labourer Pat Fiske; and activist and builders labourer Andy Mason as they discuss the legacy of the Green Bans activism today. Following the panel, Pat Fiske will introduce a screening of her documentary Rocking the Foundations 1986, that chronicles this important history.
Join sex worker rights activist Julie Bates AO on a tour of Kings Cross and East Sydney through the lens of her own activism and experience working and living in the area. This mini tour is based on Bates' live street-based performance The Joy Tour, depicting the days of Tilly Devine and the birth of the sex worker rights movement in inner Sydney.
The Eviction 2018 questions the future of Sydney’s public housing through the story of the Millers Point community and the sale of their homes. Director Blue Lucine will introduce the screening and facilitate a discussion with Millers Point resident and activist Barney Gardner who features in the documentary. Presented with the support of the City of Sydney and the Juanita Nielsen Community Centre.
Panel Discussion: Sydney Subcultures and Club-cultures
Friday 1 February 6pm
From Les Girls to Monsta Gras, alternative club culture in Sydney continues to be an important platform for community-building and the development of experimental performance practices. Within the context of gentrification and shifting urban dynamics, this panel discussion will explore the significance and precarity of Sydney’s club nights and venues from the 1970s to now.
Moderated by artist, curator and publican Emma Price, speakers include artist and founding member of queer artist collective Glitter Militia and Club Ate Justin Shoulder as well as the Co-founders of Club Kooky and more TBA.
The recent media furore surrounding use of the Sydney Opera House sails for advertising highlights larger tensions around the use of public space. Bringing together architects, anti-gentrification activists, sociologists and cultural commentators, this panel discussion explores the argument for maintaining Sydney’s public housing, spaces and infrastructure.
Moderated by artist Ian Millis the panel includes: architect and urban designer Professor Philip Thalis; sociologist Eva Cox AO; local activist and resident Julie Cooper; and Aboriginal rights activist Bronwyn Penrith.
There Goes Our Neighbourhood 2018 documents the ambition, resilience and creativity of Sydney’s Waterloo community when politicians and property developers threaten to transform their neighbourhood. Introduction and Q&A with filmmaker Clare Lewis. Presented with the support of the City of Sydney and the Juanita Nielsen Community Centre.
Bringing together range of Juanita’s contemporaries and others for whom Juanita’s disappearance has remained of great interest, this event will explore whether justice for Juanita Nielsen is possible and what it might look like today or in the future.
Joined by a range of Juanita's contemporaries and others for whom Juanita's disappearance has remained of great interest, exhibiting artist Zanny Begg will moderate a discussion around whether justice for Juanita Nielsen is possible and what this might look like today or in the future. Zanny Begg will be joined by 'Killing Juanita' author Peter Rees; business partner, friend and lover of Juanita Nielsen, David Farrell; and investigative journalist Wendy Bacon.