Shepparton / Your free ticket to witness the extraordinary story of Bali Nine artist Myuran Sukumaran

La Trobe is offering all students free tickets to two incredible Shepparton Festival events, hosted right here on Campus.

Both events will take you inside the unthinkable final days and hours of executed Bali Nine artist Myuran Sukumaran.

But you’ve got to RSVP. To reserve your ticket, email Christina Tait at

Culture Conversations: A world without the death penalty

Julian McMahon AS SC is the barrister who represented two members of the accused ‘Bali Nine,’ Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukamaran. Julian will join SAM Director Rebecca Coates for a discussion around his work representing those facing the death penalty and the power of art to offer a language to talk about such difficult subjects. Three artworks by Myuran Sukamaran will be displayed on campus during the Shepparton Festival, including a piece created the day he received news of his execution.   6:00pm – 7:00pm followed by refreshments

Wednesday 18 March, 2020

La Trobe Shepparton campus

Guilty: the final 72-hours of ‘Bali Nine’ Myuran Sukumaran

A film about the execution of Myuran Sukumaran, the Australian ‘Bali Nine’ drug smuggler who became an accomplished artist on death row under the tutorship of Archibald Prize winner Ben Quilty.

A pre-screening panel discussion with Barrister Julian McMahon AC SC and Director Matthew Sleeth will be facilitated by Dr Tarryn Phillips, Senior Lecturer in Crime Justice and Legal Studies at La Trobe University.
5:30pm doors open, for a 6:00pm-7:45pm screening.

Thursday 19 March 2020

GOTAFE Auditorium
152 Fryers Street Shepparton