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Man made with Tracey Spicer at Art Bau Gallery

Man made with Tracey Spicer at Art Bau Gallery


Walkley Award-winning journalist Tracey Spicer exposes the next frontier of feminism in “Man-Made”. The book aims to open readers’ eyes to a transformative technological shift in society and give them the tools to make positive change.

Winner of the 2023 Australian Business Book Awards for Social Responsibility, and longlisted for the 2023 Walkley Book Award.

‘Mum, I want a robot slave.’

Broadcaster Tracey Spicer had an epiphany when her young son uttered these six words. Suddenly, her life’s work fighting inequality seemed futile. What’s the point in agitating to change the present, if bigotry is being embedded into our futures?

And so began a quest to uncover who was responsible and hold them to account. Who is the ultimate villain? Big Tech, whose titans refuse to spend money to fix the problem? The world’s politicians, who lack the will to legislate? Or should we all be walking into a hall of mirrors and taking a good, hard look at ourselves…?

This is a deeply researched, illuminating and gripping ride into an uncertain future, culminating in a resounding call to action that will shake the tech sector to its foundations.


Tracey Spicer is a multiple Walkley Award-winning author, journalist, and broadcaster who has anchored national programs for ABC TV and radio, Network Ten, and Sky News.

The inaugural national convenor of Women in Media, Tracey is one of the most sought-after keynote speakers and emcees in the region.

In 2019 she was named the NSW Premier’s Woman of the Year, accepted the Sydney Peace Prize alongside Tarana Burke for the ‘Me Too’ movement, and won the national award for Excellence in Women’s Leadership through Women & Leadership Australia.

In 2018, Tracey was chosen as one of the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence, winning the Social Enterprise and Not-For-Profit category. She was also named Agenda Setter of the Year by the website Women’s Agenda.

For her 30 years of media and charity work, Tracey has been awarded the Order of Australia.

Event details:

  • Tuesday, September 17th, 2024 @ 6:45 PM (for a 7 PM start)
  • $30 (includes drinks and refreshments)
  • Art Bau Gallery – 1 Mitchell Rd, Brookvale

More info & tickets here.

The Listening Station is a welcoming monthly Book Club where you don’t have to have read the book! Featuring author conversations and lively community discussions about creativity and books, it’s hosted at ArtBau, a local art gallery that is literally made for “creating Art”. The Listening Station connects book lovers, readers, and authors in a truly special way.

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17 Sep 2024


6:45 pm - 8:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 17 Sep 2024
  • Time: 4:45 am - 6:00 am