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Highlights

Mingling art with science

Art and chemistry are intrinsically linked for Sir Fraser Stoddart, 2016 Nobel Laureate. “I have been a sculptor of matter at the ultimate of size levels that equates with being a chemist … Art, in its many different guises, has fashioned my chemistry.”
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The house that Peter and Jorn built

One of Australia’s most recongnisable icons, The Sydney Opera House attracts 8.2 million visitors annually. With aid of personal letters, diaries and classified records, Helen Pitt shares the fascinating stories of the people involved in the construction of “The House”, a project that very nearly didn’t get off the ground.
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The beauty of urban decay

This is an informed discussion by professionals within architecture, urban design and planning sharing knowledge and insights into Sydney’s city design. Moderated by Councillor Jess Scully, speakers will include Shaun Carter, Architects Registration Board, and Gonzalo Valiente, Lecturer, School of Design UTS.
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Hidden in plain vew: the Aboriginal people of coastal Sydney

Historian and archaeologist Paul Irish of Coast History a& Heritage will explore the unexpected and rich history of the continuing Aboriginal use of coastal Sydney throughout the nineteenth century. What happened to Sydney's Aboriginal people between the devastating impact of white settlement and increased government intervention a century later?
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