Texta book club
The Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose
QUT Art Museum, Tuesday 20 March, 6:15pm, Free
Texta is no ordinary book club; it's for people who love art. We use fiction (mostly) 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.
To coincide with the exhibition STEEL: art design architecture, our first book for the year is The Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose.
A mesmerising literary novel about a lost man in search of connection – a meditation on love, art and commitment, set against the backdrop of a significant art event in modern history, Marina Abramović's The Artist is Present. The Museum of Modern Love was the winner of the 2017 Stella Prize and the Christina Stead Award for Fiction in the New South Wales Premier's Prizes.
The evening commences with a brief tour of the current exhibition, followed by a glass of wine and generous amounts of conversation about the title of choice.
Texta is held through the year on Tuesday evenings from 6:15pm at QUT Art Museum. Books can be purchased from the Gardens Point QUT Bookshop or from QUT Art Museum.
Tuesday 20 March, 6:15pm
The Museum of Modern Love by Heather Rose (2016)
Tuesday 22 May, 6:15pm
The Fish Girl by Mirandi Riwoe (2017)
Tuesday 24 July, 6:15pm
A Few Days In The Country by Elizabeth Harrower (2015)
Tuesday 18 September, 6:15pm
Trick of the Light by Laura Elvery (2018)
Tuesday 20 November, 6:15pm
Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino (1972)