Trailblazers, Renegades and Activists
With writer and editor Ute Junker, discover the notable women, alongside their contemporaries, who propelled Sydney’s social avant-garde and became groundbreaking cultural touchstones.
Appreciate how unprecedented urbanism shaped Sydney’s inner-city suburbs of Potts Point and Elizabeth Bay as crucibles of modernity across multiple generations. Explore the story of pioneer Fanny Macleay with a talk on Elizabeth Bay House and discover the role activists Juanita Nielsen and Dame Mary Gilmore played in advocating for significant local causes. Meet the ABC’s Indira Naidoo, who has a close association with the Wayside Chapel, for firsthand insights on the area’s continued contribution to the changing lifestyles of today. Discover one of the area’s hidden gardens and appreciate how ‘The Cross’ set the scene for bohemian Rosaleen Norton’s rebuke of the status quo.