Friday 14 March 2014
5pm QUT Art Museum
We would like to invite you to join us in celebrating the opening of Arthur Boyd: an active witness. This is the first major exhibition to consider the social consciousness that infused Arthur Boyd's life and to link his political concerns with his artwork. Join Jennifer Thompson, Collections and Exhibitions Manager, Bundanon Trust as she discusses this landmark exhibition of one of Australia's greatest artists.
Tuesday 8 April 2014
Texta book club: Art as therapy by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong
6pm QUT Art Museum
Texta is no ordinary book club; it's for people who love art. We use fiction to unpack the subjects, themes and emotions of art. Conversation is never colourless, and is facilitated by our brains trust from QUT Creative Writing and Literary Studies. For our first session for 2014 we step out of our comfort zone and head into the unknown—non-fiction.
What is art's purpose? In the engaging, lively and controversial new book, Art as therapy, philosopher Alain de Botton and art historian John Armstrong propose a new way of looking at familiar masterpieces, suggesting that they can be useful, relevant, and—above all else—therapeutic for their viewers. Art as therapy offers an unconventional perspective, demonstrating how art can guide us, console us, and help us better understand ourselves.
Held in conjunction with the exhibition Arthur Boyd: an active witness, join us for a brief tour of the exhibition followed by a glass of wine and generous amounts of healthy conversation.