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Pub Chat – Sam Wallman & Robert Wood

A discussion about books, art and activism.


Mar 23, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

CFMEU Building

Join Robert Wood and Sam Wallman in conversation. They will discuss the books that have made an impact on their art and activism, why being organised matters, and what comes next for community led practice. A fun evening of books and discussion, all are welcome.

Please note this event will be held at the CFMEU Building at 80 Beaufort St, Perth WA 6000.

About Sam Wallman

Sam Wallman is a comics-journalist, writer and illustrator based primarily in Melbourne on unceded Wurundjeri country. His comics-journalism has been published in The Age, Internazionale, The New York Times, Overland Literary Journal, The Lifted Brow, The Guardian, SBS and ABC.

He was nominated for three Walkley Awards for pieces of comics-journalism (2014–2016).  is collaborative piece, At Work in Our Detention Centres: A Guard’s Story won the ‘Australian Human Rights Award’ (Media category) (2014). His first book Our Members Be Unlimited is a 256-page comic about the history and promise of collective action through unions. It has been published in New Zealand, the US, Canada and the United Kingdom. Sam is the co-founder of the Workers Art Collective (2018–ongoing).

Sam is the 2022 recipient of the Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli Fellowship for Writers.


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