Learning from Country Exhibition, May 15-July 31

Nadia Wheatley would like to invite you (and your friends and colleagues) to visit LEARNING FROM COUNTRY —  a retrospective exhibition of artwork and other materials from the books Ken Searle and Nadia have produced together, from the Papunya School Book of Country and History through to Australians All.


Please click on this link for information about the exhibition (on Level 2, Fisher Library, University of Sydney) and the six public events taking place over May and June. All are free but you need to book, to ensure entry to the library.

These events include four Guided Walks of the exhibition, which Ken and Nadia will conduct, and these two talks:


Thursday 25 May | 6–7:30pm 

Nadia and Ken will discuss an inspirational way of learning in conversation with Professor Robyn Ewing AM, Sydney School of Education and Social Work.


Wednesday 7 June | 6–7:30pm

Nadia and Ken in conversation with their Allen & Unwin publisher, Erica Wagner, discussing how the books were made.

You can also visit the exhibition from 9.00 am to 5 pm at any time when the library is open to the public. (Best to check library website for opening times.)

The exhibition and the public program are all supported by the Sydney School of Education and Social Work, especially by Professor Robyn Ewing AM and her Project Officer, Helen Loughlin.

A Drone's Eye View of your Manuscript

Thursday, May 12 10-11:30am direct from Montana, USA


Learn to see the overall structure of your novel with simple tools. Author and writing teacher Darcy Pattison helps you confirm that the major plot points fall in the right places and events lead to a dramatic climax. A single chapter is easy to write. But to make a novel work, you must sequence the chapters in the right order and with the right events to make readers refuse to put the book down. Come and learn simple exercises to help you see your novel from a drone's eye view.