After Dark: Belonging

Join us for the 2023 edition of After Dark at the Justice & Police Museum. Guest speakers, artists, performers and filmmakers will delve into diverse subjects that shape our past, present and future.

This thought-provoking, adults-only experience will explore contemporary themes and bring to light historical cases, characters and issues. The program will feature talks, performances, interactive experiences, an onsite bar and after-hours access to the museum.

In honour of World Refugee Day on 20 June, this After Dark event explores what it means to belong in a multicultural society such as Australia. What constitutes being Australian, and how has the concept of identity and belonging changed over time? Who was, is and will be considered an outsider, and who is ‘allowed’ to belong? How do we build empathy, wellbeing and social cohesion among the diverse communities that make up our country? Join us for a discussion about belonging hosted by our curator, and enjoy interactive performances inspired by these critical questions.

After Dark is supported by Create NSW as part of Culture Up Late.

Corner Albert and Phillip streets, Sydney NSW 2000. Phone +61 2 9252 1144

Justice & Police Museum

Corner Albert and Phillip streets, Sydney NSW 2000. Phone +61 2 9252 1144
  • Wheelchair accessible
Plan your visit
  • Friday 16 June 5pm–9pm
Two people in a car
21 April, 5pm-9pm

After Dark: Blame

Watch the Logie Award–winning documentary Who Killed Dr Bogle and Mrs Chandler? on the 60th anniversary of the Bogle–Chandler case and listen to a Q&A with the film’s director

Holly Schulte and Sunil Badami sit at the stage at the front of the Water Police Court and speak about Holly's work at MHNSW
11 August, 5pm-9pm

After Dark: Boycott

Listen to our panel of experts as they delve into the concepts of cancel culture, censorship, freedom of expression and navigating history in a modern-day context

Visitors look up, their faces illuminated by the light of the projected film. They are seated at round tables with candles and cocktails.
27 October, 5pm-9pm

After Dark: Dis(order)

Join us for this year’s final After Dark, an evening of live music, discussion and dis(order) as we delve into Sydney’s nightlife and cultural history