Virtual Book Club: 'Top End Girl' (2020)

10.30AM Thu 29 Oct 2020
| 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 3: Top End Girl (2020), Miranda Tapsell
Session 1: Wed 28 Oct, 3.00pm
Session 2: Thu 29 Oct, 10.30am

As a young Larrakia Tiwi girl Miranda Tapsell often felt like an outsider. Growing up, she looked for faces like hers on screen. There weren't many and too often there was a negative narrative around First Nation lives, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women especially. As she got older, Miranda stopped expecting others would help change things and set about doing something herself. In this engaging memoir, Miranda shares the path she took to acting and how her role in The Sapphires and then in Love Child inspired her to create the box office hit Top End Wedding.

Book 1: Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia (2018), edited by Anita Heiss
Book 2: The Yield (2019), Tara June Winch
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.