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Storyology Saturday: On The Road

Presented by The Walkley Foundation

When you’re on the ground in an unknown land, how do you get your bearings and dig below the surface to discover how the locals live and where the stories are?

From instant images to book length reportage, we go behind the scenes with the intrepid storytellers who bring the world home to us.

With Afghanistan-based freelance photojournalist and Gold Walkley winner Andrew Quilty, ABC’s Mark Willacy, author and investigative reporter Aaron Glantz (US) and Liz Gooch from Al Jazeera.

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Aaron Glantz, senior reporter, Reveal (US)
Aaron Glantz is a senior reporter at Reveal who produces public interest journalism with impact. His reporting has sparked more than a dozen Congressional hearings, a raft of federal legislation and led to criminal probes by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the FBI and the Federal Trade Commission. Because of his reporting, 500,000 fewer U.S. military veterans face long waits for disability compensation, while 100,000 fewer veterans are prescribed highly addictive narcotics by the government. He is also the author of three books, most recently “The War Comes Home: Washington’s Battle Against America’s Veterans.” Glantz has reported across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. His work has appeared in a broad range of media outlets, including The New York Times, NBC News, ABC News and the PBS NewsHour, where his work has twice been nominated for a national Emmy Award. Awards include a George Foster Peabody Award, Sigma Delta Chi Award and Online News Association award. Fellowships include the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University, the DART Center Ochberg Fellowship at Columbia University and the Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health Journalism at the Carter Center. He is based in Reveal’s Emeryville, California office.

Liz Gooch, journalist and producer, Al Jazeera
Liz Gooch is an Australian journalist who has been based in Asia for more than a decade. She has reported for a range of international media organisations including Al Jazeera, the International New York Times, CNN and the South China Morning Post. As the New York Times’ Malaysia correspondent, she covered issues such as the sodomy trial of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, street protests calling for free and fair elections, the rising influence of conservative Islam and the exploitation of refugees and migrants such as domestic helpers. She currently lives in Kuala Lumpur and works as a producer for 101 East, Al Jazeera’s award-winning weekly current affairs program covering the Asia Pacific. 101 East features investigative reporting from around the region, covering issues as diverse as the killing of North Korea’s Kim Jong Nam to Malaysia’s underground baby trade, sexual abuse within the Philippines’ Catholic Church and medics under fire in Afghanistan. Prior to moving overseas, Liz started her career at The Age in Melbourne.

Andrew Quilty, freelance photojournalist (Australia/Afghanistan)
Andrew Quilty’s career began in Sydney but he has based himself in Kabul, Afghanistan, since 2013. In that time he has travelled to more than 20 provinces across Afghanistan, work from which has garnered several awards, including the Gold Walkley — the highest prize in Australian journalism — the Polk Award for photojournalism, and a Picture of the Year International award. In 2016 a selection of Quilty's work from Afghanistan, After Enduring Freedom, was exhibited at the world's premier festival for photojournalism, Visa Pour L'Image, in Perpignan, France.

Mark Willacy, investigative reporter, ABC
Mark Willacy is an investigative reporter for the ABC’s National Reporting Team and is based in Brisbane. Before that he was a foreign correspondent for 10 years in the Middle East and North Asia, reporting for the ABC in more than 30 countries. He has won three Walkley Awards, including for his coverage of the 2003 Iraq War and the 2011 Japan tsunami and nuclear meltdowns. Mark’s book about the meltdowns, Fukushima, was longlisted for a Walkley Book Award and is being translated into Japanese. He has won the Eureka Prize for journalism and is a former Queensland Journalist of the Year.


About the Venue

Common Questions

How do I get to Brisbane Powerhouse?
See our Getting Here page.

Is parking available?
There is limited free-of-charge, all-day, on-site car parking at Brisbane Powerhouse. If you are travelling by car, please arrive early to secure a park. Additional free parking is available in New Farm Park accessible via our link road, which is opened after 5pm on performance days.

What time should I arrive?
It's best to arrive at least 30-40 minutes before the show start time to find a car park, pick up your tickets at box office and make your way to the venue. The doors of the venue will open approximately 10-15 minutes prior to show time.

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets will be available for pick up from Box Office 60 minutes prior to show time.

Is there food and drink available

Brisbane Powerhouse has two on-site restaurants; Bar Alto and Proud Mary. More information can be found on our Eat + Drink page.

See more common questions and learn everything you need to know about your visit to Brisbane Powerhouse on our FAQ page.

Get the most out of your visit

See an exhibition
See the world for free with awe-inspiring visual art from just about everywhere. Make sure you don’t miss anything – explore all of the foyers on the main and bottom floors. See what's on.

Explore New Farm Park
Brisbane Powerhouse is located next to the beautiful New Farm Park, one of Brisbane’s most popular and much loved recreational facilities. Pack a picnic, smell the roses in the garden, play a game of tennis, let the kids loose in the playground, enjoy a coffee, or just sit back and take in the sunshine.

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