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Fantasy, technology, the past and the future collide in a 2-day writing workshop for senior creative arts students, at Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest.

Led by award winning writer James Roy, be inspired by the Gallery’s winter exhibition Richard Goodwin – Navigator. This exhibition includes Goodwin’s sculptures, models, maquettes and drawings which are ‘visions of the future and the past, the porous and parasitic, habitable and uninhabitable space, machines and human form’. NB The Exhibition contains adult themes, concepts and images

Whether you bring your own arts practice into your response, or begin to embark on your own graphic novel, get ready to stretch your (steampunked) sensibilities and re-imagine a brand new world!


10am – 3pm

Thursday 6 and Friday 7 July (Both days must be attended)


16 years +




Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest

86 River Road, Emu Plains



02 8821 9178 for more details


Author, poet, musician, artist and movie buff James Roy is a recipient of a 2017 Premiers Award for 1000 Hills, (2017 Ethel turner Prize for Young People’s Literature) and he was one of the first if not the first writer of YA steampunk in Australia. His novels include Ichabod Hart and the Lighthouse Mystery – shortlist for the Courier-Mail’s Book of the Year.


Award winning architect, artist, author and Professor of Sculpture at NSW Art and Design, Goodwin’s practice has long concerned architecture and technology, habitable and inhabitable space, machines and the human form. Goodwin describes his gallery practice as the permeable edge that exists between public and private space and scale of the city.

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