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Arts and culture

We're exploring new ideas every day
We partner with leading organisations to bring you Sydney's most diverse arts and culture program.
Australian director Bruce Beresford directing actor on film set

Meet a living legend: Bruce Beresford: One of Australia's greatest directors reflects on his brilliant career, from Australia to Hollywood. 

Upcoming events

Hope on the horizon for Indigenous youth mental health

  • Tuesday 23 October, 6 – 7.30pm
  • Join us as a panel of community heroes discuss their approaches to tackling youth mental health challenges in the 21st century. Book now.

The Birth of State in Greater Mesopotamia

  • Tuesday 23 October, 6.30 - 8pm
  • Professor Marcella Frangipane shares important new insights into the birth of early state societies in the greater Mesopotamian world. Book now.

Visionary realities: documentary cinema in 20th century China

  • Wednesday 24 October, 6 – 7.30pm
  • This talk uses documentary cinema to investigate the intertwined histories of media technology, social practice and political contention in China's 20th century. Book now.

Meet a living legend: Bruce Beresford

  • Wednesday 31 October, 6 – 7.30pm
  • Hear award-winning director and University of Sydney alumnus Bruce Beresford (Ladies in Black, Driving Miss Daisy) discuss his impressive 50-year journey in cinema, from Australia to Hollywood, and his creative processes and philosophy on film, in this in-conversation event with Dr Bruce Isaacs. Book now.

Satire is a new global saviour for news, seriously

  • Monday 5 November, 6 – 7.30pm
  • Join Nigerian social media star and satirist Adeola Fayehun, The Chaser's Julian Morrow and Professor Umberto Ansaldo as they unpack the place, power and potential of political satire. Book now.

Screening the world

  • Tuesday 6 November, 6.00 – 7.30pm
  • Join our discussion with Australian film icon David Stratton as we explore the role of international film events in 21st century Australia. Book now.

Arts and Culture podcasts

We record most of our events, so feel free to visit Soundcloud or iTunes and listen to them anytime. Below, you'll find a selction of popular arts and culture podcasts.

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