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Event series

The B List bookclub

Each month, Bri is in conversation with a contemporary author followed by a Q&A session. View all past recordings of the B List here.

Talking Deadly with Travis De Vries

Each fortnight, Travis De Vries hosts a special Talking Deadly series with artists whose work responds to the 250th anniversary of Cook’s arrival in Kamay (Botany Bay) and to Cook’s legacy from a First Nations perspective.

Featured past events

DX Lab Fellowship #3: Mauricio Giraldo presents on the making of Aereo

Watch DX Lab Fellow, Mauricio Giraldo, present on the making of Aereo

Captain’s log: The logbooks of HMB Endeavour, 1768–71

This presentation by Louise Anemaat, briefly considers the context of the Endeavour voyage, the daily logbook written in Cook’s hand, and the three official copies, including one held by the State Library of NSW.

J.W. Lewin: Australia’s first free professional artist

5 May 2020

Richard Neville, Mitchell Librarian discusses the incredible career of John William Lewin (1770–1819) who arrived in Sydney in 1800. Lewin's career provides a fascinating reflection on the motivations of the making of colonial art.


The Burial Files

Stream (or binge!) all nine episodes of The Burial Files now for a journey back to 19th century Sydney, and rediscover a place you thought you knew.

The Bridge: the Arch that Cut the Sky

A fascinating five-part series retracing the tumultuous history of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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