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Panel Discussion & Screening: Learning From The Green Bans

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UNSW Galleries

Cnr of Oxford St and Greens Rd

Paddington

Sydney, NSW 2021

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UNSW Galleries presents

Panel Discussion & Screening: Learning From The Green Bans

In April 1973 a ‘green ban’ was placed on Victoria Street to defend the working-class suburb of Kings Cross from redevelopment. Part of a large-scale campaign led by the NSW Builders Labourers Federation that saw construction workers withdraw their labour on over 40 projects deemed to be socially and environmentally harmful, the green bans constitute an integral part of Sydney’s social, political and architectural history.

Hear from an esteemed panel of speakers including historian Rowan Cahill; feminist and anti-racism activist Dr Meredith Burgmann; independent filmmaker and ex-builders labourer Pat Fiske; and young activist and builders labourer Andy Mason as they discuss the legacy of the Green Bans activism today.

Following the panel, Pat will introduce a screening of her documentary Rocking the Foundations 1986 that chronicles this important history.

Presented as part of the exhibition The Beehive at UNSW Galleries.

The Beehive was produced by Philippa Bateman. An Enigma Machine Production. An Artbank + ACMI Commission. Exhibition runs from 5 January to 23 February 2019.




This event forms part of the ‘Radical Sydney’ public program series. Taking its title from Terry Irving and Rowan Cahill's book on dissident politics and actions in Sydney this program of talks, documentary screenings and performances engages with the histories and futures of local activism concerned with housing, public space, sexuality and gender.

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