'Quilty' Conversations: A World Without the Death Penalty

6.30PM Tue 23 Jul 2019
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

Ben Quilty is known for advocating for change through his socially-engaged art practice. In 2015, Ben was profoundly affected by the execution of his friend and fellow artist Myuran Sukumaran.

How can we advocate for a world against the death penalty? Ed Ayres (ABC Radio National) is joined in conversation by Julian McMahon, to discuss his work representing those facing the death penalty and his mission to bring state sponsored killings to an end.

Julian McMahon AC SC is a Melbourne-based barrister, President of the Capital Punishment Justice Project (formerly known as Reprieve Australia) and a human rights advocate. For more than 16 years Julian has worked for prisoners facing the death penalty, including representing members of the accused Bali Nine – Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.

Why not make a night of it? The ‘Quilty’ exhibition will be open from 5.30 – 6.30pm, with special after-hours access for ticket holders.