Power. Performance. Playing evil.
The Evil in Us All
As an actor for stage and screen, Brian Cox has built a brilliant career on getting under the skin of tyranny. Don't miss this exploration of power, control, and fallibility.
Pulp. Creativity. Possessions.
Hosted by Myf Warhurst
The legendary pop pioneer Jarvis Cocker opened his attic crawl space where he hoarded objects for 20 years. He tells us what he found there and how the things we keep hidden say more about us than those we put on display.
Pure joy. Parks & Rec. Marcel the Shell.
If your heart was captured by an internet video about a tiny shell with shoes on, chances are you've experienced the creative mind of Jenny Slate. It's a wild ride.
White supremacy. Replacement Anxiety. Racism.
Mohsin Hamid, hosted by Osman Faruqi
Internationally bestselling author Mohsin Hamid's new novel, The Last White Man, reimagines Kafka's Metamorphosis and taps into white anxiety about replacement in unique and enlightening ways. Don't miss this thoughtful conversation about society, prejudice, and connection.
Consent. Empowerment. Communication.
V-spots, dildos, erogenous zones, oh my! Psychosexologist Chantelle Otten guides us to move beyond just consent to fantastic encounters, and feel comfortable and excited to communicate about our bodies and desires.
Fake news. Conspiracy. Platform power.
Ed Coper & Malcolm Turnbull AC, hosted by Karen Middleton
Conspiracy theories and false news are spread by social media, with real and dangerous consequences for society. Is it time for governments to consider dealing with algorithm bubbles?
Body. Politics. Sexual freedom.
Olivia Laing, hosted by Jessie Tu
The body is the arena where power and politicised control play out. Join Olivia Laing as she examines how bodies encounter oppression and resistance, and reshape the world.
Independents. Crossbench power. New politics.
Adam Bandt, Cathy McGowan and Allegra Spender
The cross benches in our federal parliament got quite a bit more crowded at this year's election. Will this Independents movement continue to grow? And how will they enact their agenda with the new government? Join Cathy McGowan, Adam Bandt, Allegra Spender and others at Antidote 2022 to find out.
Community. Empathy. Survival.
Astrid Edwards, Danielle Celermajer, co-curated and hosted by Bri Lee
How do we adapt ourselves to the toll of devastation, death and disaster, without losing our humanity in the process? Don't miss this urgent discussion with Astrid Edwards, Danielle Celermajer, co-curated and hosted by Bri Lee
on living with tragedy while staying awake to hope at Antidote 2022.
Uluru Statement. Future. Change
Nardi Simpson & Nareen Young
With growing momentum to enact the Uluru Statement from the Heart, is a meaningful change for First Nations people and our country finally really on the agenda?
Atrocity. Art. Resistance.
Maria Tumarkin, Serhiy Zhadan, Billie Tumarkin & Anatoli Torjinski
When witnessing the atrocities in Ukraine, it is difficult to know how to respond. Here, we offer a time to come together and honour the incredible Ukrainian art, music and poetry in our midst.
Pandemic. Viruses. Climate change.
Ed Yong & Raina MacIntyre, hosted by Rebecca Huntley
The climate crisis has created a unique situation that has the potential to breed many more viruses. So is Covid just the start? Then where do we go next?
Superpower threats. Crisis. New World Order.
Geremie R. Barmé, Linda Jaivin & Vicky Xu, hosted by Richard McGregor
In the wake of multiple political crises in the United States, a rich and powerful China increasingly asserts itself. How does Australia navigate this new world order?
Preservation. Culture. Heritage.
Gary Williams & Kirli Saunders
There are over 150 Indigenous languages actively maintained by community groups in Australia, and a growing movement to preserve, revitalise and promote Indigenous language.
Storytelling. Turning points. Impact.
Dai Le, Nardi Simpson, Dinesh Palipana OAM & Antoinette Lattouf
Join us and hear Dai Le, Nardi Simpson, Dinesh Palipana OAM, Antoinette Lattouf and others tell the stories that had a profound impact on them, made them see the world differently, or even changed their lives entirely.
Serving others. Altruism. Healing.
Lisa Pryor & Amy Coopes, hosted by Norman Swan
These high-achievers sacrificed successful careers in journalism to take up the rigorous study necessary to become medical doctors. What drives such a sacrifice, and how does it feel to be called to serve?
Bias. “Balance.” Ownership.
Barrie Cassidy, Osman Faruqi & Janine Perrett, hosted by Maddison Connaughton
The media has gone through a huge upheaval in recent decades. Now, we're starting to see the effects: clickbait-driven headlines, rampant sensationalism and spin replacing news. So what can we do about it? Join Barrie Cassidy, Osman Faruqi & Janine Perrett at Antidote 2022 to find out.
Buy less. Buy Whole, Use it all.
Cornersmith’s third book Use it All has been an enormous success in changing reader’s habits for smarter, more sustainable shopping and eating. This fun workshop will give you all the kitchen wisdom and waste hacks you need!
Safety. Community. Protection.
Presented by MATE
Bystander intervention is one way we can protect and defend each other and make our community a safer, stronger, and happier place.
Repair. Beauty. Sustainability.
With Jun Morooka
When you break something, how likely are you to just throw it away? One of the philosophies of Kintsugi is that a crack in an object should be celebrated, not hidden because it shows its history and story.
Native ingredients. DIY. Self-care.
Harness the power of native ingredients to cleanse and heal with Renee Cawthorne at Antidote 2022.
Making music. Listening anew.
James Nguyen & Victoria Pham
Join us for this participatory art experience as master musicians teach us how to re-tune our ears to the renewed practices of our dormant sounds. We invite you to bring your instruments, to listen, to play, to reconnect and to re-tune with one another.