Margaret Olley book club: 'The Wasp and The Orchid' (2019)

10.30AM Thu 29 Aug 2019
QAG | Members lounge | Ticketed

During winter the titles on the Members Book Club reading list will offer opportunities to connect to, contextualise and discuss ideas presented in ‘Margaret Olley: A Generous Life’.

Book 3: The Wasp and the Orchid: The Remarkable Life of Australian Naturalist Edith Coleman (2019), Danielle Clode

In 1922, a 48-year-old housewife from Blackburn delivered her first paper, on native Australian orchids, to the Field Naturalist’s Club of Victoria. Avid gardener and self-taught former schoolteacher Edith Coleman went on to become the foremost female naturalist and nature writer of her generation. In a twenty-year quest, award-winning writer and zoologist Danielle Clode set out to uncover Edith’s story, bringing to light her celebration of Australian nature and landscape.

$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.