Uncle Jack Charles

An intimate encounter with Uncle Jack Charles

27 July 2017, 6.30–7.15pm or 7.30–8.15pm Powerhouse Museum Book Tickets

Join Uncle Jack Charles for a special one-night only event at the Powerhouse Museum during its International Sherlock Holmes Exhibition.

Famously infamous and dearly loved, Uncle Jack Charles, also known as the Robin Hood of the Streets, will take guests on an intimate tour of The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes – sharing some of his unique perspectives and may even share some of the secrets of his former trade.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity for a special intimate and deeply personal encounter with Uncle Jack Charles himself.

Uncle Jack Charles
Uncle Jack Charles is an actor, musician, potter and gifted performer, but in his 75 years he has also been homeless, a heroin addict, a thief and a regular in Victoria’s prison system. A member of the Stolen Generation, Jack has spent his life in between acting gigs, caught in the addiction/crime/doing time cycle. Acknowledged as the grandfather of Aboriginal theatre in Australia, Uncle Jack co-founded the first Aboriginal theatre company Nindethana in 1972. His acting career spans over six decades. Uncle Jack was the subject of Amiel Courtin-Wilson’s award-winning documentary Bastardy.

Uncle Jack Charles’ unique story and life experience combined with the International Sherlock Holmes Exhibition makes for a truly unique and fascinating experience for guests.

This event is part of a series of public programs inspired by The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmeson now at the Powerhouse Museum.  For the first time in Australia, be transported back to Sherlock Holmes’ Victorian London and solve Sydney’s largest interactive mystery by conducting your own experiments.


General Admission: $45.00
MAAS Member: $35.00
Concession: $25.00

Ticket price includes exhibition entry.

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Plan Your Experience

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