Current event series
Books and Ideas at Montalto
In this regional events series, we transport a taste of the best Australian writing from the city to the coast. Enjoy wonderful guests, good conversation and great food and wine.
Dead Calm: Honest Conversations About Death
In this series of conversations – curated and hosted by Hilary Harper – we’ll explore how we die, grieve and commemorate in Australia today.
Fame, Feast and Femme Fatale: The Banquet of Cleopatra
The Banquet of Cleopatra (1743-44) by Giambattista Tiepolo is a prized painting in the NGV Permanent Collection. Discover the provenance and meaning of Tiepolo’s scene of outrageous extravagance across three Sundays in October, with talks and performances each week.
Invasion of the Pod People
In celebration of all things audible, we’re bringing you some of podcasting’s best and brightest to share their thoughts and insights on the art (and business) of listening.
A collision of writers. An explosion of ideas. This May, explore old and new stories through great conversation: from revitalised classics to cutting-edge fiction, incisive memoir to razor-sharp perspectives on the world of today.
This winter, Melbourne’s leading cultural organisations and communities present diverse events that share culture, creativity, politics, business and everyday experience as seen through the eyes of leading New Yorkers and Australians.
Not Racist, But …
What is race? What is racism? Simple questions with complicated answers. In May, we'll dive in deep, with a full day of frank and forthright talks on race in Australia today, curated by Santilla Chingaipe.
Stories from Home
During this year’s Melbourne International Arts Festival, the Wheeler Centre presents a series of discussions that unravel the thinking behind three shows, each arising from the meeting of different cultures and artforms.
The Fifth Estate
Sally Warhaft hosts a dizzying array of guests from the worlds of politics, culture, international relations and beyond, in a witty and revealing analysis of current affairs.
The Next Big Thing
A Wheeler Centre stalwart, our Next Big Thing series showcases the best in fresh Australian writing – with a focus on a different genre each month.