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Walking Tour with Julie Bates AO: Shine a Light

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20 Oxford Square

Darlinghurst

Sydney, NSW 2010

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UNSW Galleries presents

Walking Tour with Julie Bates AO: Shine a Light

Join sex worker rights activist Julie Bates AO on a tour of Kings Cross and East Sydney through the lens of her own activism and experience working and living in the area. This mini tour is based on Bates' live street-based performance The Joy Tour, depicting the days of Tilly Devine and the birth of the sex worker rights movement in inner Sydney.

(NB: Places are extremely limited)


Julie Bates AO is the Principal of Urban Realists Planning & Health Consultants. She is also an ‘out’ sex worker and has been a harm reduction advocate and sex worker rights activist for more than half her life. She was a foundation member of the Australian Prostitutes Collective, the forerunner of SWOP, the NSW Users & AIDS Association (NUAA) and the Sydney Hospital initiative that gave birth to the KRC. Today she is a political lobbyist for the decriminalisation of sex work and social researcher investigating harms associated with the various legislative and regulatory responses to sex work in Australia along with town planning and work health and safety advice to the sex industry and other key players.


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. 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.

Image: No Bad Whores Banner at the Opera House Forecourt. Image courtesy: Julie Bates.

UNSW Galleries acknowledges the Bidjigal and Gadigal peoples of the Eora nation, the traditional custodians of the land upon which it stands.

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