the italian flag painted on the wall


Guest Speaker

Antonio (Tony) Luciano

Event date:     Wednesday 15 November 2017
Event Time:    6:45 pm for 7.00 pm start
Event Venue: The Cultural Centre, Italian Forum 
                        23 Norton St, Leichhardt NSW

Through a series of images and brief video segments, international director producer Antonio Luciano, will share his Italian family history story and discuss his and his family’s contribution to shaping the Italian-Australian identity. 

Antonio’s story begins in 1873 with the arrival of his great grandfather, a contracted artisan stone mason, and his family. It continues with a grandfather who arrived as a sailing ship Captain in Queensland, and a courageous father who dedicated his entire life to serving the Italian community, personally and through his publications and his newspaper, “Il Corriere d’Australia”. Antonio will talk about how all this heritage shaped a professional life which was  seeking to promote a deeper understanding of Italy, it’s people and it’s culture, to the Australian community generally, and in particular to Italian descendants of second and third generations. 

Over a period of nearly fifty years, the particular contribution of Antonio Luciano (Tony) has been achieved through many radio and television productions which have included: the television series Variety Italian Style,which became an almost religious weekly event for many Italian families for over 15 years, on network TEN;  documentary series with RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana; working with the PCM, the Italian Prime Ministers Department, continuously producing international documentaries for over 20 years; and various productions with Italian themes for SBS-TBV here in Australia.  

Antonio’s life has been a kaleidoscope of activity but primarily with roots set deep in Italian soil.

Entry $5 ~ No bookings required ~ Please register at front desk on arrival

Please join us at La Giara Café Restaurant in the Italian Forum afterwards for our end of year celebration. (Refreshments at your own cost.)

Subsidised Parking available in the Italian Forum Carpark.  Validate your ticket at Cultural Centre front desk.

Contact Pina Leyland at Co.As.It. for more information. Tel: 02 9564 0744 or email

Please note: This event will be filmed

Thank you to the following people for helping to make this event possible 

Bunna Banoo Olive Grove
The Italian Forum
Actors Centre Australia
Leichhardt Library
Berkelouw Books
NSW Writer’s Centre
La Giara Cafe Restaurant