VISUAL perception in aboriginal art

Em Prof Barbara Gilliam — Visual Perception & Aboriginal Art

Barbara Gillam examines the innovative perceptual skills of Aboriginal bark painters, especially in depicting figure-ground and occlusion for the fourth lecture in the Women and Science series.
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The Last Great Cattle Drive (Documentary Screening)

The Last Great Cattle Drive pays tribute to the last of Australia’s drovers, as 1,200 head of cattle are driven from NT to QLD on a 2000km journey.
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Dist. Prof. Lesley Hughes — Climate Change and our Life Support System

Climate Change and our Life Support System
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Dynamic Wellbeing — Self Care in a Busy World

Find out more about holistic health from a metaphysical perspective with transpersonal coach and dynamic wellbeing practitioner Maria Gerathy.
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Preston Sturges' The Lady Eve (1941) on 16mm

The Lady Eve is a rambunctious high stakes tale starring Barbara Stanwyck as a femme fatale card shark who falls in love with her mark.
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Men's Sheds: Mateship, Community and Wellbeing (MEN'S HEALTH WEEK)

Frank Richardson from Strathfield Mens’ Shed joins us for Mens' Health Week to talk about some of the personal projects and charity work his group have been involved in, the many benefits of Men’s Sheds, and how you can get involved.
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Fled – Meg Keneally in conv. with Babette Smith

Join Meg Keneally as she chats to historian Babette Smith about her beautifully researched historical novel, Fled, based on the life of Mary Bryant.
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SMSA will be CLOSED for the Queen's Birthday Long Weekend

SMSA Library, Venue Hire and Administration will be CLOSED for the Queen's Birthday Long Weekend
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SMSA will be CLOSED for the Queen's Birthday Long Weekend

SMSA Library, Venue Hire and Administration will be CLOSED for the Queen's Birthday Long Weekend
family picnic queens birthday public holiday

SMSA will be CLOSED for the Queen's Birthday Long Weekend

SMSA Library, Venue Hire and Administration will be CLOSED for the Queen's Birthday Long Weekend
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Assoc Prof Belinda Ferrari — The Abyss (Sydney) to Antarctica

Belinda Ferrari reveals her team's exciting research into the unique microbial ecologies that exist in Antarctica including their recent discovery of bacteria are literally surviving by living on air.
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The Baby Boomers Picture Show (Documentary Screening)

The Baby Boomers Picture Show is a  fun-filled, nostalgic romp that recalls what it was like to be one a child of the baby boomer generation in Australia.
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Russell Workman — Heritage Shoptops of Western Sydney [AUSTRALIAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL]

Join photographer Russell Workman for a fascinating talk his ongoing heritage ‘Shoptops’ project that features the facades of suburban shops circa. 1870 to 1930.
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Triple Feature: Landmark Silent Films on 16mm

For our first 16mm film screening, we are delighted to present a triple feature with three landmark silent films: Film by Samuel Beckett (1969), Un Chien Andalou (1929) and Battleship Potemkin (1925)
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Susannah Fullerton — Ada Lovelace

Susannah Fullerton discusses the short life and far-reaching achievements of Ada, Countess of Lovelace, without whom we might not have computers.
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Safeguarding against Elder Abuse

Darryl Browne, chair of the Elder Law, Capacity and Succession Committee of the Law Society of NSW, and Richard McCullagh, author of Australian Elder Law, join us to discuss Elder Abuse and how to safeguard against it.
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From Anatolia to Vaucluse: Terrorism, Genocide, Denial

Join Ashley Kalagian Blunt, author of My Name Is Revenge, for an exploration of an attempted assasination of th and the events that fueled it.
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Vincent Minnelli's Meet Me in St Louis (1944)

Esther (Judy Garland) falls head over heels with the boy next door, only to find out that her family is moving to New York and she'll miss out on upcoming St Louis World Fair.