Film Screening and Q&A – Michael Kirby: Don’t forget the Justice Bit

Documentary writer and director, Daryl Dellora (, will be our guest at the SLJ for 2 weeks from end April. We will be hosting a screening of his documentary Michael Kirby: Don’t Forget the Justice Bit followed by an informal Q&A session with the film maker afterwards.

Filmed during and after his time on the High Court of Australia, this documentary about Justice Michael Kirby explores the personal, moral and spiritual convictions of one of our most compassionate and incisive legal minds.

Kirby was Australia’s longest serving judge. Michael Kirby was listed by the Bulletin magazine as one of the top ten creative minds, then again in the top 100 of the most influential Australians of all time and Who Weekly put him as one of the top 25 of the most beautiful people – certainly a unique honour for a High Court Judge. But Michael Kirby is a unique man. In 36 years as a judge he repeatedly did the one thing that judges are not supposed to do – he spoke publicly on an enormous range of social, political, scientific, economic, religious and humanitarian issues.

This film shows the public face of Michael Kirby on the High Court, the private face at home with his father Donald, his late mother Jean, his partner Johan and his siblings. It also reveals his spiritual side and his lasting connection to Anglicanism. [more about this documentary]

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Through its Law and the Humanities Artist in Residence Programme, the SLJ will invite artists of all persuasions—literary, artistic, filmic, televisual, performance--with an interest in social justice and the ways in which law and art could and do intersect in the pursuit of these goals [read more about the program]

Justice Michael Kirby (image from Film Art Media

Date and time

From: 05:00 PM Wednesday, May 16, 2018 To: 07:00 PM Wednesday, May 16, 2018


Lismore Regional Gallery
11 Rural Street
Lismore NSW 2480