Are you 18-28, Iraqi or Iraqi Australian and have something to say?

Do you enjoy making things happen and believe that young people should be heard?

Apply now for the Iraqi Youth Speak Up! training program and get the skills and experience needed to produce and deliver a cultural event. The program covers everything from programming to marketing to budgets and contracts.

Delivered by Information and Cultural Exchange (I.C.E.) in partnership with the Iraqi Australian University Graduate Forum, the program is FREE and will train and mentor a small group to develop and produce a public youth forum event for the 2017 Shanasheel Iraqi Cultural Festival at Fairfield Art Gallery & Museum.

More information: http://ice.org.au/project/iraqi-speak-up/

Apply here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5GRDG87

Questions? Email Victoria Harbutt: victoria.harbutt@ice.org.au



Blume Illustration

 Come celebrate the launch of an exciting new magazine that showcases illustrators, writers, artists and designers from the Blue Mountains!

You are invited to drinks and canapes to launch the inaugural issue of Blume Illustrated Magazine Issue#1 in the newly decorated ballroom of the historic Carrington Hotel, Katoomba. 


Thu. 30 March 2017

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Blume Illustrated will distribute an edition of 5000 free 52 page, full colour magazines produced by Blue Mountains illustrators, writers, artists and designers. Blume Illustrated has a primary vision to shine a bright light on the many creative talents who call the Blue Mountains home and their colleagues from near and far, and to promote the first Blume Illustration Festival to be held in Katoomba in May 2017 (more details on that to come!)

There will also be a small exhibition of archival prints from the portfolio of Blume’s cover story illustrator, Margaret Clark (1901-2001) who spent some of her childhood and retirement in the Blue Mountains.

Margaret’s youngest son, Blue Mountains resident Mark Stanfield and her grand niece, Vivien Wells will be Blume’s special guests, along with Blume sponsors and contributors, to celebrate Margaret’s remarkable talent and the birth of this unique new publication.

Join the party and support the many creative talents who have volunteered their time and talents to bring you the first Blume Illustrated Magazine, hot off the press!


The Carrington Hotel

15-47 Katoomba Street

Katoomba, NSW 2780

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TICKETS AND INFO: Tickets are $18 — complementary magazine, wine and canapés included.  For more details or to book go to:  www.blumeillustrated.com.au




Applications open from tomorrow: Wednesday 15 March

Varuna, the National Writers House invites writers living in regional New South Wales and the greater Sydney area to apply for a two-week residency at this historic home in the Blue Mountains. Writers who have been awarded a LitLink Fellowship have said:

‘Beautiful setting, inspiring house – home of Eleanor Dark, the library is vast, the food magnificent, room and writing areas fantastic – where else could all this happen?’;

‘Quite overwhelming, enthusiastic comments and very generous advice from a very experienced published author inspires an aspiring writer no end”;

and ‘To be able to write without interruption is a unique experience; it allows absorption into the process of writing of your whole self, mind and body (and no need to cook!).

Funded by Arts NSW, Varuna offers five LitLink Fellowships to writers working in all creative forms, including fiction, drama, poetry and narrative non-fiction.

Residency dates for 2017 are 11-24 September.

For full details of the program and to apply, go to The LitLink Residential Fellowships at www.varuna.com.au or phone: (02) 4782 5674

Closing Date for applications: 30 April 2017 (Applications open from 15 March)



Tohby in a bookJoin award-winning author/illustrator Tohby Riddle and children’s book publisher Margaret Hamilton for a day of guidance and mentorship on creating children’s picture books. This can involve your existing project or a new idea for a picture book.

This is an invaluable opportunity for aspiring illustrators or those working on a project who need input and guidance.

All ages and levels of experience welcome.

When: Saturday 25 February 10am – 4pm

Cost: $160 including tea and coffee.  BYO lunch.

Bookings essential. For more details and to book contact Pinerolo, The Children’s Book Cottage, 116 Shipley Rd, Blackheath. Phone  (02) 4787 8492


Tohby Riddle


Tohby Riddle  is an award-winning artist and writer whose deceptively simple illustrations contain the most fascinating detail. His picture books charm children and all lovers of illustration. His beautiful books include Unforgotten, Nobody Owns the Moon, The Royal Guest, The Greatest Gatsby and his latest Milo, A Moving Story.



During this workshop Tohby will draw on his wide and varied experience, as an author, illustrator and editor, to provide fascinating personal, professional insights into the craft of creating picture books. He will also share his progress on a new book in development.

Nobody Owns The Moon Dog and Bird See the Moon The Great City Zoo Escape








Margaret HamiltonMargaret Hamilton Books, which specialised in picture books, achieved international success and a reputation for high quality books, many of them award winners. Margaret now runs Pinerolo, her children’s book cottage at Blackheath in the Blue Mountains where she promotes picture books and their creators. Her first picture book B is for Bedtime, illustrated by Anna Pignataro, was published by Little Hare in 2014 and it was chosen by the CBCA as a 2015 Notable Australian Children’s Book. Her second, Counting Through the Day was published in 2016 and a third is in preparation. Original artwork for both these books is for sale at Pinerolo.




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There is so much happening in the way of poetry over the next few months! Events, slams, festivals and workshops, including more events from our friends The Red Room, with whom we have collaborated throughout 2016 to commission ten emerging and early career poets as part of The Disappearing project. Read more here. Hopefully you can make it to some of these:

Saturday 12 November, 3.00 for 3.30 pm –David Malouf will launch Puncher and Wattmann’s major new anthology: Contemporary Australian Poetry (696pp), edited by Martin Langford, Judith Beveridge, Judy Johnson and David Musgrave. Ten years in preparation, and collecting the work of the past twenty-five years, the anthology provides a comprehensive new perspective on a rich and exciting period in Australian poetry. The ANZAC Room, 1st Floor, Paddington RSL, 220-232 Oxford St, Paddington. Free entry. All welcome.

Saturday 12 November, 4.00–6.00 pm – Women Of Words will present event two of Stand Up and Speak Out: Breaking the Silence on Violence, featuring poets Catherine Knight, Rhiannon Pryor, Jean Kent, Cecelia White and Meg Dunn. $10 entry. Vinyl Café, 4 Perkins Street, Newcastle All proceeds to the Hunter Women’s Centre. $10 entry.

Sunday 13 November– Word Travels will present Australian Poetry Slam NSW State Finalist Nardine, National Finalist Troy Wong and 2015 National Champion Philip Wilcox performing sets throughout the day on the Heartbeat stage at the Newtown Festival. (Check the festival website for details.)

Sunday 13 November, 3.00–5.00 pm – Eastern Suburbs Poetry Group will hold its next regular monthly meeting. Members will read their own poems, with each poem being followed by a discussion in a supportive environment. All styles and forms supported. First floor, Waverley Library, 32 Denison Street, Bondi Junction. Enquiries ycalder@hotmail.com or neumannc@ozemail.com.au.

Tuesday 15 November, 6.30-7.30 p.m. – In celebration of Indigenous Literacy Day, local poet Eric Avery will perform his compelling new work, including his poetry commissioned for the New Shoots project. The reading will be followed by a Q&A with the artist. Sutherland Shire Library, 30–36 Belmont Street, Sutherland. Gold coin donation.

Tuesday 15 November, from 6.30 pm – Poets at the Petersham Bowlo, hosted by Mark Marusic and Barry Sargent. Open mic format (mainly poems, but also short stories, anecdotes, jokes, acoustic music). Bar and bistro open. 77 Brighton St Petersham. Info: Mark 0410 054 756.

Wednesday 16 November, 10.00 am–12.00 noon – U3A Hornsby Poetry Appreciation group with Jocey Pittman, will discuss a selection of poems by a poet chosen by members at the previous meeting. Copies of the poems will be supplied The group will also choose the poet for the next meeting. Hornsby Library, 28–44 George Street, Hornsby. Free after joining U3A. Contact Anne Eagar on 0439 080 137 or at eagarl1@optusnet.com.au.

Thursday, 17 November–Saturday, 10 November – The Red Room Company and the Big Fat Smile Gallery, will host Poetry Object Exhibition, an interactive exhibition that celebrates the winning and highly commended entries from the Poetry Object 2016 competition. Award-winning poems will be suspended from driftwood branches. Visitors will be able to listen to narrated poems and have the opportunity to contribute to a group typewriter poem and test the different surrealist writing exercises in the space. Big Fat Smile Gallery, Level 1, 98 Railway Street, Corrimal. Free Entry. Launch and announcement of winners, Thursday 17 November, 12.00-1.30 pm. Free entry.

Saturday 19 November, 12.00 noon-4.00 pm – Poetry Object Exhibition Family Fun Day. As part of the exhibition, The Red Room Company and Big Fat Smile will host a drop-in workshop day led by practising poets and artists. Students of all ages can experiment with language and art-making exercises to create personal responses inspired by special objects. ig Fat Smile Gallery, Level 1, 98 Railway Street, Corrimal NSW. Free Entry.

Saturday 19 November, 3.00–5.00 pm – Luke Fischer will launch J. H. Crone’s Our Lady of the Fence Post, an imaginative verse-narrative response to reports of the appearance of a Marian apparition on the site of a memorial for victims of the Bali bombing. Upstairs at the Friend in Hand Hotel, 58 Cowper Street, Glebe. Free entry, but RSVP (for numbers) by Wednesday 16 November to: jenniferhcrone@gmail.com.

Saturday 19 November, 4.00–6.00 pm – Women Of Words will present event three of Stand Up and Speak Out: Breaking the Silence on Violence, featuring poets Judy Johnson, Gillian Swain, Chris Mansell, Debbie Robson and Anne Walsh. $10 entry. Vinyl Café, 4 Perkins Street, Newcastle All proceeds to the Hunter Women’s Centre.

Sunday 20 November, 3.30 for 4.00 pm – Diana Weston will launch Rosemary Dobson in Words and Music. Rosemary Dobson recorded eight of her poems during the 1970s. Leonie Gambage will read the poems, accompanied by musicians including Shaun Ng (viola da gamba and lute) and Diana Weston (harpsichord). Upstairs at Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe. Free entry, but RSVP for numbers on (02) 9660 2333 or at events@gleebooks.com.au.

Wednesday 23 November, 7.30 pm (doors open) – Live Poets will present Sydney – my Muse! City of Word, Song and Vision. George Clark will present the work of Kenneth Slessor, DiVerse Group of Poets (Marcelle Freiman, Margaret Bradstock, Sheryl Persson, Louise Wakeling and Garry McDougall – introduced by Rob Kennedy) will read their poems inspired by Sydney artists from Margaret Preston to Brett Whiteley, and audience members will be encouraged to present poems, songs inspired by Sydney. Limericks to Sydney will be sprinkled through the evening, and there will be a presentation of the 2016 awards. Live Poets @ Don Bank, 6 Napier St North Sydney. $7 entry includes supper and drinks. Further info/bookings: Danny Gardner (Convenor) (02) 9896 6956 Mobile 0422 263 373 or dannylivepoets@yahoo.com.au.

Thursday 24 November, 6.30 pm– The Wollongong Writers Festival will present the Texas to the Gong Poetry Duet Slam and the Enough Said Poetry Slam. Five poets from the Enough Said Poetry Slam in Wollongong will compete with five poets from MicCheck in Texas, who will appear vis Skype. Feature poets will be poetry duo dance act Madi Mae Parker and Francesca Willow. Jane’s Cafe, 1/40-42 Flinders St, Wollongong. Entry $10. Bookings (optional) at http://www.wollongongwritersfestival.com/events-2/.

 Friday 25 November, 6.30–7.00 pm – Human Rights Commissioner Gillian Triggs will launch Sydney poet Hani Abdile’s new collection of poetry at 107 Projects, 107 Regent Street, Redfern. Free entry, no bookings required.

Friday 25 November, 7.10–9.00 pm – Word Travels will present from the USA, The Body is Not and Apology founder Sonya Renee Taylor and the Be Beautiful Project founder Denise Jolly. Plus two duos: Spare Pages (USA and Australia) and One Thousand Promises Tour (USA and UK). 107 Projects, 107 Regent Street, Redfern. Tickets $32.35 at www.wordtravels.info.

Saturday 26 November, 4.00 pm – Bill Tibben will Launch Tony Scanlon’s Flying Blind: New & Selected Poetry (1985-2015) at the Carrington Hotel, 15-47 Katoomba Street, Katoomba. Join us for readings of some of Tony’s work, music and refreshments but please RSVP suewildman@bigpond.com for numbers.

 Sunday 27 November – Wollongong Writers Festival:

 1.30–5.30 pm – Wollongong Writers Festival will celebrate an Afternoon of Poetry at Jane’s Cafe, 1/40-42 Flinders St, Wollongong. $10 Gets you entry to all poetry events on this date.

1.30–2.00 pm – The launch of Poetry magazine, the Australian edition, edited by Robert Adamson. Poetry Magazine was founded in Chicago by Harriet Monroe in 1912. The magazine has published a new issue every month for one hundred years. Plus readings from the magazine and from Net Needle by Robert Adamson and Robbie Coburn.

 2.00–3.30 pm – Judith Beveridge and Stephen Edgar will feature in Rocket Readings, plus an open mic section with a three minute limit.

3.30–3.45 pm – A Ben Frater Retrospective, featuring Ben Frater reading his work on YouTube.

3.30–4.30 pm – The Maddest Tea Party will feature Tim Heffernan, Alise Blayney, Phillip Hall, Robbie Coburn, Michele Seminara, Ariel Riveros Pavez and Robert Adamson, who will explore their experience of illness and recovery through poetry.

4.30–5.30 pm – Mad Poets Reading will feature the poets from the panel and those who participated in the workshop in October will read from their work.

Bookings (optional) for this event at http://www.wollongongwritersfestival.com/events-2/.

Sunday 27 November, 2.00 pm –Poetry Sydney will present poet, editor, deputy-chair of Australian Poetry Ltd, and three-time director of the Australian Poetry Festival Martin Langford in discussion with Professor Emeritus Stuart Rees, Director of the Sydney Peace Foundation, at the Brett Whiteley Studio, 2 Raper Street, Surry Hills. Free entry, thanks to sponsorship of J.P. Morgan.

Sunday 27 November, 4.00–6.00 pm – Women Of Words will present event four of Stand Up and Speak Out: Breaking the Silence on Violence, featuring poets Gabrielle Jones, Dael Allison, Kerri Shying and Linda Ireland. Good Brothers Espresso, 40 King Street, Newcastle. $10 entry. All proceeds to the White Ribbon Organisation. (This event is registered as a White Ribbon event.)

Wednesday 30 November, 10.00 am–12.00 noon – U3A Hornsby Poetry Appreciation group with Jocey Pittman, will discuss a selection of poems by a poet chosen by members at the previous meeting. Copies of the poems will be supplied The group will also choose the poet for the next meeting. Hornsby Library, 28–44 George Street, Hornsby. Free after joining U3A. Contact Anne Eagar on 0439 080 137 or at eagarl1@optusnet.com.au.

Wednesday 30 November, 7.00–9.00 pm – RhiZomiC Poetry will present poet, novelist and visual artist Anna Couani and poet, short-fiction author, writing teacher and chalker of poetry on pavements Sarah St Vincent Welch . Upstairs at Mr Falcon’s, 92 Glebe Point Road, Glebe. Free entry.

Thursday 1 December, 6.00 pm – The South Coast Writers Centre will hold a fundraising Gala Dinner featuring poet and comic performer Harry Laing and poet and percussionist Gabe Journey Jones, co-founder of Creative Womyn Down Under, with local poet and writer Garry McDougall as MC. The Postman’s Quarter, 258 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Thirroul. Tickets $65 (including meal). Bookings: contact the South Coast Writers Centre, at director@southcoastwriters.org.au  or on (02) 4228 0151.

 Saturday 3 December, 10.00 am–4.00 pm – Ron Pretty will present Telling It Like It Is: Advanced Poetry Workshop, exploring the question of dealing with political, social and religious issues. The workshop, for experienced writers, will consider published poems exploring such issues, and will workshop participants’ poems. NSW Writers’ Centre, Callan Park, Balmain Road, Rozelle. $180/$125 (member)/$110 (concession member). Information and bookings at www.nswwc.org.au or on (02) 9555 9757.

Saturday 3 December, 10.00 am–4.00 pm – Christine Gietz will lead Love For A Day – A Look At Love Poetry, a one-day course exploring love poetry across the centuries and across the genres. No pre-reading necessary, but interested students could refer to Studying Poetry by Barry Spurr. WEA House, 70–72 Bathurst Street, Sydney. $100/$90 (concession). Bookings at www.weasydney.com.au (type ‘poetry’ in home-page search box) or on (02) 9264 2781 ($3 surcharge for phone enrolments).

Saturday 3 December, 5.00–8.00 pm – The South Coast Writers Centre and Sturt Cottage will present the annual Little Mountain Readings Poetry Night, featuring poet Phillip Hall, local poets, students from local schools, plus open mic with prizes, including the coveted Little Mountain Readings’ Lead Logie pencil, and live music. Rhiannon Hall will MC the event Refreshments provided. Cnr Range Road and Waverley Parade, Mittagong. Tickets $25/$15 (SCWC members and Friends of Sturt). Bookings: Sturt Cottage on (02) 4860 2083 or SCWC on 02 4228 0151, or at director@southcoastwriters.org.au.

 Sunday 4 December, 3.00 for 3.30pm – Carol Jenkins will launch Barbara Fisher’s new collection, Rescued from Time, at St Luke’s Parish Centre Lower Hall, 4 Heydon Street, Mosman. Free entry but RSVP writer@barbarafisher.com.au by 28 November.

 Monday 5 December, 1.00–3.00 pm – The Hannaford Centre writers’ group (including poets) will hold its next monthly meeting in Activity Room 1 at the Hannaford Centre, Cnr Darling and Nielson Streets, Rozelle. No fees. Free parking usually available in Goodsir Street.

 Tuesday 6 December, 7.30 pm – After many years, Jack Peck will be moving on from WordinHand (although the event will continue under the guidance of Candy Royalle). He will host his final event, featuring spots by Kaveh Arya, Tug Dumbly, Ember Flame, Hawraa Kash, Helen Lyne, Miles Merrill, Lorin Reid and Susan Sleepwriter, plus the usual open mic (sign up on the night). As an ‘Old Folkie’, Jack will finally meet many requests to ‘do a set’ by contributing some blues songs, and stories from a lifetime of loving words. The Friend in Hand Hotel, 58 Cowper Street, Glebe. $10/$5 donation.

 If you know of other readings, performances, launches, etc., please feel free to let us know by emailing admin@westwords.com.au


We at WestWords are thrilled to announce, together with Parramatta Artists Studios, that illustrator Liz Annelli will be Artist in Residence at PAS for two weeks this November.

Liz’s time in residence (5 – 23 November 2016) at the Parramatta Artists Studios will be split between working directly with WestWords (workshops, school visits, exhibitions) and developing her own work in response to her experience in Western Sydney.

Liz’s work with WestWords will include:

  • 2 illustration/writing workshops with Parramatta North Public School
  • 3 illustration/writing workshops at Max Webber Library with Blacktown South Public School, Tyendale Christian School and Seven Hills Public School
  • 2 workshops at Norman Lindsay Gallery with Korowal School (Hazelbrook)
  • contribution to the travelling exhibition of children’s book illustrations, Picture Gallery (in collaboration with the Sydney Writers Festival) at the Norman Lindsay Gallery (5 – 14 November) and the Max Webber Library (15 November – 2 December). Information on the exhibition can be found here.



About the artist: Liz Anelli

Liz is an artist with an international reputation, having made illustrations for Walker Books, Readers Digest and Penguin Random House, as well as developing larger-scale works such as the huge, annotated map of the Port of Newcastle as part of the Newcastle City Council’s Community Assistance Programme 2013. Her books include Pamela Freeman’s Desert Lake (Walker Books), Ross Watkins’ One Photo (Penguin Random House Australia), Mike Lefroy’s Howzat! (Walker Books, 2015 Shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia book of the year) and Emma Cameron’s View from the 32nd Floor (Walker Books, 2014 CBCA Notable book). She has been awarded the ASA’s Children’s Book Illustrator’s bursary, the Australian Society of Authors Children’s Picture Book Illustrators’ Initiative, a Highly Commended in the Illustrator’s Australia Award and the May Gibbs Creative Trust Residential Fellowship. Her passion for drawing has contributed to international research with the British Council and Big Draw. She is ambassador for Books in Homes and reviewer for Reading Time.

My intention as the illustrator is to still the reader on each page, creating time to scrutinise at ant’s eye-level how deep a chasm between two slabs of mud might seem, how rough it might feel to walk over the dry crusts. Lifecycles rush forward but we want to stand still, picture books let us do both. – Liz Anelli, on her work in Desert Lake

You can find some of Liz’s work on her website (as well as resources for schools and workshops)  but for starters, here are a few illustrations to lighten up your day…


Circular Quay



Pearls: Monoprinting with household objects celebrating 30 years of marriage


St Petersburg for Abitare Magazine


There is a lovely interview with Liz with the Kids’ Book Review and you can also find Liz’s step-by-step guide to printing with household objects at The Guardian newspaper.

Congratulations to Liz! We look forward to the results of this residency, and welcome to Western Sydney!

Presented in collaboration with Parramatta Artists Studios, Norman Lindsay Gallery and Max Webber Library


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It’s an exciting time in Creative Penrith at The Q and The Joan! Two current opportunities for emerging and established artists are open for applications, as well as a new production of Frankenstein directed by Nick Atkins:

BREAKTHROUGH AWARD – For emerging artists (Closes Oct 30) 
– 3 x $5000 grants for artists in the first 5 years of their professional practice
– Focus on artists living in Western Sydney
– Chance to draft a new work/ pitch an idea/ develop your craft

Thanks to the support of Southlands, Penrith Performing & Visual Arts will provide $15,000 to the development of new projects by emerging artists. For the purpose of this award an emerging artist is defined as an artist regardless of age in the first five years of their professional practice.

Three breakthrough awards of $5000 each will be presented to artists working in the areas of music, visual arts or theatre. The awards are designed to support artists to develop a new idea, concept, draft, design or outcome for a project at a critical juncture in their career over a six month period.

This might take the form of the first draft of a new play, a series of works that outline a vision for an extended work or the recording of a new song or composition.  Curators, producers and directors are also encouraged to submit proposals for projects. Artists whose practice defies art form categorisation, works at the intersection of artforms or who are particularly interested in community impact and access are also encouraged to apply.

For more information, click here.

Q LAB ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROGRAM – For new work (Closes Nov 25)
– 4 x $2000 grants for artists to test a new idea
– 2 weeks of space in the Allan Mullins Studio at The Joan
– Dramaturgical and technical support from The Q
Over the first half of 2017 The Q will support four independent artists or groups of artists in the development of a new project.
For more information, click here.


Directed by Nick Atkins, Frankenstein is performed by pianist and composer Paul Smith, digital artist Ryan McGoldrick and performer Michelle Robin Anderson. A lot has changed since this story was first told in 1817. Frankenstein’s Monster has wandered far and wide. Here’s your chance for an intimate encounter with those in pursuit of the elusive and infamous creature lurking in the shadows.
WHEN: November 3-5 (+ Creative Community Preview Nov 2)
TIME: 8pm each night, + 12pm Nov 4.
PRICES: Single tickets –  $35 / $30 Concession / $15 Student
For more information and to book: click here.
If you have any questions regarding BREAKTHROUGH, QLAB or FRANKENSTEIN feel free to email Nick Atkins (Producer, Q Programs): nick@jspac.com.au




From the creators of Tree of Life, Treehouse Theatre brings you a new season of Suitcase Stories – True-Life Experiences Of The Refugee Journey.

Coming from countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Iran, Bhutan and South Sudan, Suitcase cast members are survivors of world events we witness daily on the evening news. Experience first-hand a roller coaster ride of tears, laughter and complete admiration as these amazing young people perform their own stories of escape, survival and eventual triumph through a powerful fusion of spoken word, movement, sound, light and projected imagery.


  • Thursday, Oct 27 2016 10:00am
  • Thursday, Oct 27 2016 12:30pm
  • Friday, Oct 28 2016 10:00am
  • Friday, Oct 28 2016 12:30pm
  • Friday, Oct 28 2016 7:00pm

WHERE: The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre (597 High Street, Penrith)

PRICE: Adult $25/ Concession $20 /

To book and more information: please visit the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre website.

SCHOOLS: Student $18 / 1 teacher free per 10 student tickets purchased. Teachers download the booking form here.

DURATION: 90 minutes

These heartbreaking and poignant stories will make you smile, cry, laugh out loud and leave you feeling inspired. Previous productions have received standing ovations from school groups and adult audiences, including the Sydney Writers’ Festival in 2014.



Applications for 2017 are now closed.

Parramatta Artists Studios are looking for Sydney based artists to apply for 6 to 12 month studio tenancies. Studios are available from December 2016 to December 2017.

Applications are open to:

  • Artists from all disciplines, including but not limited to painting, digital media, photography, filmmaking, performance, sculpture and writing.
  • Artists from Parramatta, Western Sydney and across NSW are welcome to apply for studio tenancies.
  • Artists from regional NSW, interstate and overseas are welcome to apply for the Artist-in-Residence program.
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or above.
  • Post-graduate students are eligible to apply. Applications from undergraduate students will only be considered if a studio is not supplied as part of their course.

There is one week left to apply!   So, get your applications in before applications close 17 October 2016.

Follow the link below for more details.


PAS studios artist in res

To find out more about the PAS experience visit www.parramattastudios.com.au

or phone 02 687 6090.