Water Book Club: 'Carpentaria' (2006)
By Alexis Wright
3.00PM Sat 23 May 2020
QAG | Members lounge | Ticketed
Discuss art, life, culture and creativity at the QAGOMA Members Book Club. From January through to May the titles on the Members Book Club reading list have been selected to connect to, contextualise and discuss ideas presented in ‘Water’.
Book 5: Carpentaria (2006) Alexis Wright
Author and activist Alexis Wright's 2007 Miles Franklin award-winning novel, Carpentaria, is an epic masterpiece of fiction highlighting the spiritual meanings and central importance of water to life in Australia. Set in the Gulf country of north-west Queensland and inspired by real-life complex negotiations over native title rights, Wright's storytelling is operatic and surreal: a blend of myth and scripture, farce and politics. An edited extract of Carpentaria, and the author’s powerful commentary on recent flooding events in Queensland, each appear in the Gallery’s ‘Water’ exhibition publication.
Book 1: Other Minds: the Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness (2016), Peter Godfrey-Smith
Book 2: Night Fishing: Stingrays, Goya and the Singular Life (2019), Vicki Hastrich
Book 3: Too Much Lip (2018), Melissa Lucashenko
Book 4: A River with a City Problem: A History of Brisbane Floods (2019), Margaret Cook
$12 Members | $17 Members' guests (includes coffee/tea and sweets) / Book online or call (07) 3840 7278 to join the monthly discussions hosted by Book Club Facilitator Eve Jensen
Members receive 20% off current and past Book Club titles from the QAGOMA Store. Pre-order your books with the Store to avoid disappointment.