Friday 9 May 2014
5pm for 5.30pm QUT Art Museum
Join us in celebrating the opening of Wood: art design architecture with a floor talk by exhibition co-curator, Elliat Rich.
Wood: art design architecture showcases unique works by contemporary Australian artists, designers and architects engaging with the material qualities of wood, representing a cross-section of current creative practices, modes of thinking and relationships.
Elliat Rich is an independent curator, inventor and designer.
Tuesday 27 May 2014
5 – 6pm QUT Art Museum
Book swap will be held at QUT Art Museum in conjunction with TEXTA Book Club and QUT Big Lift as part of QUT Reconciliation Week programs. Bring along a pre-loved book to swap on the day along with a gold coin donation.
Money raised from this event will go to The Indigenous Literacy Foundation, an organisation that aims to raise literacy levels and improve the lives and opportunities of Indigenous children living in remote and isolated regions. Complementary refreshments will be served.
Tuesday 27 May 2014
Texta book club: Eucalyptus by Murray Bail
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. Our second book for the year is Eucalyptus by Murray Bail.
Eucalyptus tells the story of Ellen Holland, a young woman whose speckled beauty and unattainability become legend far beyond the rural western New South Wales town near the property where she grows up. Her protective father's obsession with collecting rare species of Eucalyptus trees leads him to propose a contest—the man who can correctly name all the species on his property shall win her hand in marriage.
Held in conjunction with the exhibition Wood: art design architecture, join us for a brief tour of the exhibition followed by a glass of wine and generous amounts of healthy conversation.