WINTER BOOK CLUB
JUNE | JULY | AUGUST 2013
Exploring ideas and themes of country, identity, politics and histories of Indigenous Australia, the Winter Book Club provides Members with the opportunity to engage with the works currently on display in the three collection-based exhibitions in GOMA; 'My Country', 'Death and Life' and 'Voice and Reason'.
Journeys to the Interior 2010
10.00am & 2.00pm Thursday 27 June
9.30am & 11.00am Saturday 29 June
Hosted by Eve Jensen, QAGOMA Members Book Club guest facilitator
In June, Eve Jensen, QAGOMA Members Book Club guest facilitator, discusses award-winning author Nicolas Rothwell’s novel, Journeys to the Interior (2010). Rothwell takes us deep into the northern realm of our country, combining the storytelling flair and persistence of a journalist, with the imagination of an artist.
3.00pm Thursday 11 July
10.00am Thursday 25 July
9.30am & 11.00am Saturday 27 July
Hosted by Linda McBride-Yuke and Ellen van Neerven-Currie, Indigenous Editors, black&write!, State Library of Queensland (Thursday sessions), and Dr Dale Kerwin, Lecturer, School of Education, Griffith University (Saturday sessions)
Our second novel, Melissa Lucashenko’s Mullumbimby (2013), finds its central theme in the duality of modern life, exploring the conflict between urban cosmopolitanism and life on the land, between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, and between traditional and contemporary beliefs.
Singing Saltwater Country 2010
10.00am & 3.00pm Thursday
22 August & 9.30am & 11.00am
Saturday 31 August
Hosted by Linda McBride-Yuke and Ellen van Neerven-Currie, Indigenous Editors, black&write!, State Library of Queensland (Thursday sessions), and Getano Bann, award-winning singer, songwriter and storyteller (Saturday sessions)
For our third book, award-winning singer, songwriter and storyteller Getano Bann will lead the Saturday discussions on John Bradley’s Singing Saltwater Country (2010), a compelling account of the three decades that the author lived with the Yanyuwa people of the Gulf of Carpentaria, and how the elders revealed the ancient songlines of their dreaming to him.
Pre-order your books to avoid disappointment — please contact Peter Beiers, Senior Book Buyer, QAGOMA Store, at the beginning of the season.
T: (07) 3840 7341
To register for the Winter Book Club, please call (07) 3840 7278 (places are strictly limited — book early to avoid disappointment) / $10 per meeting for QAGOMA Members (includes coffee and tea and sweets)