Community Events

UNSW Arts & Social Sciences runs several public events each year. We welcome the wider community to join us for the many diverse, innovative and unexpected creative works and forward-thinking research produced and shared by our students, staff and partners.

For a full listing of events visit the UNSW Arts & Sciences events calendar.

Student performance

This is your unique opportunity to be moved by Australia’s next wave of talented musicians, writers, actors, dancers, filmmakers and media producers as they hone their crafts.

Throughout the year, the School of the Arts & Media runs a dedicated program of student performances, film screenings and exhibitions. Students are encouraged to experiment in the creative arts, crossing art forms to create unexpected and extraordinary new works.

Our diverse mix of music ensembles perform regularly for the public and include:

  • UNSW Orchestra
  • UNSW Wind Band
  • Jazz Orchestra
  • Latin Jazz Conjunto
  • Balinese Gamelan
  • Handbells
  • Chamber Music
  • The Burgundian Consort
  • West African Drum Group
  • UNSW Guitar Ensemble
  • Fundamentals of Improvisation
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Jazz Composition
  • Electro-Acoustic Ensemble
  • Contemporary Composition Ensemble and more

Visit the School of the Arts & Media events calendar for a full list of upcoming performances.


UNSWriting works toward cultivating flows of ideas and good writing as well as connecting writers, publishers and students.

We host a number of special events, workshops and public talks each year with past speakers, including high profile names such as Fiona McGregor, Anna Funder, David Malouf, and Tom Keneally.

In 2018, UNSWriting will again be a major partner of the Sydney Writers’ Festival, featuring international festival guests in conversation on campus and UNSW scholars participating in the festival.

Visit the School of the Arts & Media website to find out more or sign up to UNSWriting mailing list.

Public lectures, research seminars & conferences

In order for our intellectual inquiry and research outcomes to be meaningful, they must be shared.

Throughout the year we host events including lectures, seminars and conferences that are open to the public.

For information about upcoming events visit the UNSW Arts & Sciences events calendar.