Meet authors and artists
Enjoy talks and lectures by authors and artists on a range of maritime topics. Learn more about your favourite books or works of art and meet their creators.
Regularly attracting bestselling authors and highly regarded artists, the Maritime Museum is the best place to hear intellectual and inspiring stories straight from the creators themselves.
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Location: please arrive at the museum foyer at least 10 minutes before the start time to collect your pass.
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Saturday 28 November, 11.30am – 2.30pm
Peter Fitzsimons will entertain you at our annual Members Anniversary Lunch which includes a three course gourmet meal with matching wines in a beautiful harbour-side setting.
Friday 20 November, 4 - 6.00pm
Join us at the launch of Michael Veitch's book about the Southern Surveyor. Warm, engaging and sometimes dramatic the adventures of the captain, crew, support staff and scientists tell stories of finding sunken WWII shipwrecks and swirling coastal vortexes, 'undiscovering' islands and watching pre-dawn fireworks from undersea volcanoes. But there are also stories of discovery which tell the legacy of scientific innovation and the impact that Southern Surveyor left in it's wake.
Sunday 27 September, 2 - 5pm
Join us in the Members Lounge for a FREE talk and tea with artist Stan Stefaniak, creator of the beautiful artworks hanging in the lounge.
Stan is known for his photorealist paintings of ships of all kinds. The talk will allow Stan to explain his work and introduce us to the seven paintings featured in the lounge.
Join Black Armada exhibition curator Dr Stephen Gapps and WSU's Dr Drew Cottle for a screening of John Hughes’ fascinating documentary about a documentary, Indonesia Calling: Joris Ivens in Australia.
This award winning feature recalls the impact of a small activist film made in the midst of the 1945 boycott of Dutch shipping in Australia in assistance to the fledgling Indonesian republic; a seminal moment colourfully dubbed by journalist Rupert Lockwood as “The Black Armada”.
Dr Drew Cottle teaches Politics and History at Western Sydney University and has published articles about the Indonesian independence struggle in Australia.
Dr Stephen Gapps is the Curator for the ANMM exhibition Black Armada, exploring Australian and Indonesian maritime connections.
This is your opportunity to be immersed in a firsthand exploration experience.
World renowned adventurer, scientist and Shackleton devotee Tim Jarvis will once again be joining members for an exclusive talk on his Antarctic epic. In the winter of 2013, Tim Jarvis successfully recreated Sir Ernest Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, outfitted solely with authentic equipment from Shackleton's time.
Lawrence Hargrave is well known as Australia’s father of flight, but little is known about his maritime roots.
Chris Beazley explains how the aviation and maritime worlds combined in Hargrave’s life, starting with his apprenticeship at the Australasian Steam Navigation Company, up to and including his shipwreck off the coast of New Guinea.
With 6 July 2015 marking 100 years since his death, this is a great way to commemorate Hargrave’s seafaring life and achievements.
Hear from renowned Aboriginal Artist Michael Cook on his photographic practice and the stories behind his series Undiscovered.
Professor Charles Jeurgens will discuss the impact of digital accessibility and use of the Dutch East India Company archives in recent years. Professor Jeurgens is a noted international expert in the historic impact of the Dutch East India Company and the Dutch along the region known as the Indian Ocean Rim.
He is highly experienced in the interpretation of historic archival material to a wide international audience and is the Professor of Archival Studies, Leiden University, and advisor to the National Archief in The Hague.
Hear from the renowned Australian artists behind the Painting for Antarctica exhibition, Bernard Ollis and Wendy Sharpe. They'll share their insights from an Antarctic residency spent capturing the wildlife and sublime land and seascapes of the Southern Ocean and South Georgia.
Extended to 6:00 pm in January
Last boarding time for Submarine and Tall Ships – 4.10pm
Closed Christmas Day 25 December.
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Australia National Maritime Museum
Every day 9.30 am - 5 pm
Extend to 6.00 pm in January
Closed Xmas Day 25 Dec.
2 Murrey Street
sydney NSW 2000, AU
+61 2 9298 3777