Talks & Discussions

In Conversation with Anna Walker
In this online event hear from author, illustrator, and designer Anna Walker about creating portable art through her illustrated picture books.
In Western Australia children as young as 10 can be sent to prison. There are moves afoot to change the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14. A panel of experts will discuss the pros and cons of making this change.
Global connection, social collapse or equalizer? Do the social benefits outweigh the danger of addictions? Join experts to explore the importance of gaming and play in the modern world.
Battye Fellow Lecture
Who were the people who lived rough in the Smelter's Camp for the first half of the twentieth century? Miners, stockmen, itinerants, travellers, migrants and more.
presented by Propel Youth Arts WA

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A new program presented by Propel Youth Arts WA that aims to build capacity among young and emerging artists and arts workers in WA to make their careers sustainable and commercially viable.

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XR:WA festival is bringing the immersive world of virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and computer games to multiple locations across Perth. This conference and public exhibition will showcase the ideas, works, technology of the evolving VR and digital screen industry.

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Disrupted Festival of Ideas and the 2021 AWESOME Festival presents Ask Me Anything! We’ve invited some of our local leaders to join us at the State Library of WA to answer your burning questions. For kids aged 6-12.
Monthly on the last Wednesday at 11:00am
Come and chat to lawyers from Legal Aid or financial wellbeing workers from Uniting WA who can help by providing information.

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Public lecture - How did this young Englishman contribute to the 'City Beautiful' movement that helped mould pre-war Perth?

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This screening and panel discussion looks at Iwanoff's legacy and provides a glimpse at how architectural plans were harnessed to render this home in virtual reality.

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This screening of the mini documentary and panel discussion explores the legacy of Samson's film collection and the ways in which it was utilised by the filmmakers to merge old and new.

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Over three days, Family History WA presents an entertaining and informative introduction to tracing your family tree.