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What’s on State Library of NSW 17-31 July 2012

July 7, 2012toJuly 31, 2012

 

* SYDNEY

Photojournalism, Satire, Wit, Malace, Penquins, People, Conversations, Media Talk, Edmund Capon, John Carmody, Daphne Guiness and more

  • 17-31 July 2012
  • State Library of NSW

Photojournalists – participants or spectators?
A picture is worth a thousand words, but what if it’s too graphic or disturbing? How is the newsworthiness of a photo determined? Join a lively panel discussion as they explore the role of the photojournalist and how their work can inform debate, promote ideas and discover the ethical dilemmas faced by photographers. Moderated by Dr Keith Suter, Foreign & International Affairs Editor at Sunrise.
In collaboration with Amnesty International Australia.
Tuesday 17 July, 6pm – 7pm, Metcalfe Auditorium at State Library of NSW.
Free, bookings essential: (02) 9273 1770, bookings@sl.nsw.gov.au
Part
of ‘Tuesday in the Galleries’ series

Satire: Wit Larded with Malice
Insight and comedy come together in an afternoon exploration into the wild exaggerations of satire with a panel of expert speakers including Edmund Capon, Cathy Wilcox, Geordie Williamson, Daphne Guiness and John Carmody. Shakespeare refers to satire as ‘wit larded with malice’ and this discussion will delve into the use of satire across prose and poetry and its use by dramatists, cartoonists, columnists and graphic artists. Includes afternoon tea.
In collaboration with the NSW Chapter of the Independent Scholars Association of Australia.
Saturday 21 July, 1.30pm – 5pm, Metcalfe Auditorium at State Library of NSW. Adult $35, Friends & ISAA members $25, Seniors $20. Bookings essential: (02) 9273 1770, bookings@sl.nsw.gov.au

Penguins and People
Ever wondered why penguins inspire such affection? Join author and Antarctic specialist Stephen Martin in an illustrated talk into the fascinating and sometimes peculiar relationship between penguins and people. Stephen will reveal the penguin history as a food source, in literature, film and political campaigns. 
Wednesday 25 July, 6pm – 7.30pm, Dixson Room at State Library of NSW. Adult $15, Friends & concessions $10. Bookings essential: (02) 9273 1770, bookings@sl.nsw.gov.au

Conversation – Indifferent Inclusion: Aboriginal People and the Australian Nation
Explore race relations in mid-20th century Australia as historian Mark McKenna chats with author Russell McGregor about his latest book Indifferent Inclusion: Aboriginal People and the Australian Nation. Shortlisted for the 2012 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards Prize for Australian History, the book examines Aboriginal Australia’s quest for national inclusion
Tuesday 24 July, 6pm – 7pm, Metcalfe Auditorium at State Library of NSW. Adult $15, Friends & concessions $10. Bookings essential: (02) 9273 1770, bookings@sl.nsw.gov.au 

Walkley Media Talk: Journalism at the Crossroads
As the economy and digital trends reshape the delivery of news, newspapers are facing huge challenges. Join Penny O’Donnell (University of Sydney) and David McKnight (University of NSW) as they discuss Journalism at the Crossroads, a research report exploring Australian journalists’ responses on the challenges of the new media environment. Moderated by News Limited’s Network Tablet Editor David Higgins (pictured).
In collaboration with The Walkley Foundation.
Wednesday 31 July, 6.30pm – 8pm, Dixson Room at State Library of NSW.
Free, bookings essential: (02) 9273 1770, bookings@sl.nsw.gov.au

More events: www.sl.nsw.gov.au/events
Free exhibitions: www.sl.nsw.gov.au/events/exhibitions

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