Virtual Book Club: 'Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia' (2018)

10.30AM Thu 27 Aug 2020
VIRTUAL | Ticketed

Discuss art, life, culture and creativity from the comfort of your own home at the QAGOMA Members Virtual Book Club. From August until November the titles on the reading list feature the writing and stories of Indigenous women, celebrating and connecting to ‘Mavis Ngallametta: Show Me the Way to Go Home’, currently on display in the Queensland Art Gallery.

Book 1: Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia (2018), edited by Anita Heiss 
Session 1: Wed 26 Aug, 3.00pm
Session 2: Thu 27 Aug, 10.30am

Compiled by award-winning author Anita Heiss, this anthology of childhood stories of family, country and belonging showcases diverse voices and experiences of what it like to grow up Aboriginal in Australia.  Accounts from well-known authors and high-profile identities sit alongside those from newly discovered writers of all ages. All of the contributors speak from the heart – sometimes calling for empathy, oftentimes challenging stereotypes, always demanding respect. This ground-breaking collection will enlighten, inspire and educate about the lives of Aboriginal people in Australia today.

Book 2: The Yield (2019), Tara June Winch
Book 3: Top End Girl (2020), Miranda Tapsell
Book 4: The Old Lie (2019), Claire G. Coleman

Booking essential / Free for Members / $5 Members' Guests / Book online or call (07) 3840 7278 to join these virtual discussions hosted by Book Club Facilitator Eve Jensen. The link to join the meeting will be sent to the email address you booked with one hour prior to the start of the session. Members receive 20% off current and past Book Club titles from the QAGOMA Store.

The QAGOMA Members Virtual Lectures are hosted online via Zoom. If you're new to Zoom and have any questions, please get in touch with us.