• 2018_TimWinton_2274x1280_PhotographerCredit_LynnWebb

    Image credit: Lynn Webb

  • 2018_TimWinton_2274x1280_PhotographerCredit_LynnWebb

    Image credit: Lynn Webb


TENDER HEARTS, SONS OF BRUTES: Tim Winton on lost boys and toxic masculinity

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse

Brisbane Powerhouse proudly presents an exclusive evening with acclaimed West Australian author Tim Winton as he delivers a powerful meditation on lost boys and the riptide of toxic masculinity.

With a specially commissioned soundscape and stunning photographic interludes, this is an hour long event exploring the declarations and fraught silences that mark the journey to adulthood for so many young men.

Join us for a very special experience as the pre-eminent novelist of his generation brings words, images and sounds to the discussion of our most bewildering and desolate landscape – contemporary manhood.

Renowned as one of Australia’s most acclaimed writers, thinkers and essayists, Tim Winton has won the Miles Franklin Award four times and twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

**includes a signed copy of Tim Winton’s new book, The Shepherd’s Hut (rrp$39.99)

Writers+Ideas is supported by O’Neill Architecture and RPS.


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. 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.

Brisbane Powerhouse recommends The JohnsonTryp Hotel, and The Fantauzzo.