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Events list

  • Date
  • 27 May 2015
    6.00pm - 8.00pm

    Vivid Ideas - The Structure of Creative Practice

    Do creative juices flow better when one has the unbounded freedom to dream, discover, create? Or does creative investigation need the direction and focus provided by deadlines, faculty structures, grants and residency outcomes? Creative practitioners across disciplines share their thoughts.

  • 27 May 2015
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Vivid Ideas - The Obesity Epidemic: can design help?

    Obesity is a ‘wicked’ problem. Because of the complex interdependencies of modern society only a radical change in behavior and thinking seems to be the solution. Can Art (+design) provide the missing piece of the puzzle?

  • 28 May 2015
    5.30pm - 8.30pm

    Vivid Ideas - Enlighten: Our brightest minds reveal how light transforms your life

    Be enlightened in this free public talk, as six researchers from the University of Sydney reveal how light plays a pivotal role in their work. Researchers from the fields of psychology, physics to architecture will shed light on the bright stuff, with host Adam Spencer, lighting up the night.

  • 28 May 2015
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - Is Health Research Fully Sick?

    How is health and medical research today really changing the health of our future and the future of our health? Dr Norman Swan, Australia’s multi-award winning medical journalist will share insights into our health and medical research system and how it needs to tackle the looming problems.

  • 29 May 2015
    6.30pm - 8.00pm

    Vivid Ideas - I'm Not Racist, But... 2015

    I’m Not Racist But is an interactive forum on race, racism and Australian identity. This year, the conversation will focus on identity and creativity. What role does race play in the creative arts? How can artists celebrate but not be limited by culture and difference? Hosted by Gretel Kileen.

  • 2 June 2015
    6.00pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - Key Texts 2015: On the Aesthetic Education of Man

    The common view that we would not be humans without language or consciousness, but would remain humans if we lacked aesthetic life stands in contrast to late eighteenth and nineteenth century thought in which aesthetic is central to humanity. At the apex of this tradition stands Schiller’s painting

  • 2 June 2015
    6.30pm - 8.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - Youth Mental Health: ‘Can We Talk?’

    Why is my son refusing to talk? What is going through my daughter’s head? Who can help us? These are the questions raging through Australian families as children reach the turbulent adolescent years – but for too long, a code of silence has surrounded young people’s mental health and suicide.

  • 2 June 2015
    6.30pm - 7.30pm

    Sydney Ideas - Reading Australian Literature with Delia Falconer

    We continue our Reading Australian Literature series with novelist Delia Falconer discussing 'Seven Poor Men of Sydney' by Christina Stead.

  • 2 June 2015
    6.30pm - 8.00pm

    AMELIA JONES lecture – Material Traces: Performativity, Artistic 'Work', and New Concepts of Agency

    A lecture by Amelia Jones – American art historian, art critic and curator specializing in feminist art, body and performance art, video art and Dadaism.

  • 3 June 2015
    6.00pm - 7.30pm
    100x100 asian languages

    Sydney Ideas - Surprising Truth about Asian Languages forum

    With recent progress in research on the languages of mainland Southeast Asia and nearby parts of Asia, we now know more than ever about what these languages are like, who speaks them, where they have come from, and where they are going.