Water Book Club: 'Night Fishing' (2019)
by Vicki Hastrich
3.00PM Sat 22 Feb 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 2: Night Fishing: Stingrays, Goya and the Singular Life (2019), Vicki Hastrich
Night Fishing unfolds as a series of expeditions or essays, undertaken in the spirit of the philosopher scientist. All the while, slowly, thoughtfully, Hastrich reveals the ordinary and remarkable detail of her life, from her childhood by the sea to her life as a camera operator for the ABC, as a historian and amateur marine biologist, and as a single woman exploring her small stretch of water. The result is entirely new, entirely fresh and profoundly captivating. Night Fishing is a tonic for those of us who have forgotten how to slow down, how to look around, how to be part of our natural world.
Book 1: Other Minds: the Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness (2016), Peter Godfrey-Smith
Book 3: Too Much Lip (2018), Melissa Lucashenko
Book 4: A River with a City Problem: A History of Brisbane Floods (2019), Margaret Cook
Book 5: Carpentaria (2006) Alexis Wright
$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.