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The Bike Book Machine

Darling Square Library
Darling Square Library
Levels 1 and 2, The Exchange, 1 Little Pier Street, Haymarket NSW 2000

Wednesday 26 May from 1pm to 2pm

City of Sydney Library Lunchtime Conversations are a series of free talks with authors, artists and experts.

Join interdisciplinary artist Bek Conroy for a discussion of her Bike Book Machine, a pedal powered curated bookshelf.

From the tiny library movement to the recent shift in libraries as knowledge centres and maker spaces, there’s lots of exciting new things emerging from this space.

Using Bike-Book-Machine, a nomadic library on a bike, as her starting point, Bek will take you on a road trip through its genesis and speak to the urgency for new forms of gathering and ways that hacking the library space can invigorate public discourse. 

Dr Rebecca Conroy

Bek Conroy is an interdisciplinary artist, writer and researcher working across site, community engagement, and performative interventions through artist led activity. Her recent suite of works have focussed on the intersection of art and economy and included a series of works dating economists and accountants. Most recently she created and ran an artist led pedagogy for redesigning economy called the “Marrickville School of Economics” and currently she is laying down plans to start the world’s first artist run laundromat.

Her work has been presented in Australia by Performance Space (NSW), Campbelltown Arts Centre (NSW), Tin Sheds Gallery (NSW), Vitalstatistix (SA), HOTA (QLD), Urban Theatre Projects (NSW) RMIT (VIC), Monash University (VIC) among others. She has facilitated artist labs with Splendid Arts Lab (National), Artist Wants a Life (NT), Critical Path (NSW) and VitalStatistix (SA). 

This is a free event. Bookings essential.

You can join the event at our Darling Square Library or online.

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Attend the event at Darling Square Library - Covid safety

To join the session in person, choose this option when you book. This is a Covid-safe event. Please read your booking confirmation carefully for instructions on how to join the event according to our Covid-19 safety plan.

Please note that the venue has a reduced capacity and bookings are limited to 30 people. If you book a ticket and can’t attend for any reason, please let us know as soon as possible.

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To join the session live on Zoom, choose this option when you book. Please read your booking confirmation carefully for instructions on how to join the event on Zoom. You’ll need to install the free Zoom software on your own or computer or device to participate.

This event will be Auslan interpreted. To access the Auslan interpreting, you will need to use Zoom on a computer for this event.

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