Meditation in the museum
QUT Art Museum 11, 18, 24 April, 12:30-1:15pm, Free
William Robinson Gallery 2, 9, 16 May, 12:30-1:15pm, Free
Both art and meditation offer us a much-needed sense of spaciousness and respite from the frantic world around us. If words such as embodiment, silence, grounding, tranquility, stillness or reflection ring resonantly in your being then we invite you to join us for Meditation in the museum. Led by Emma Cain, Zen practitioner from Open Way Zen and art historian, lunchtime sessions will run in conjunction with the exhibitions Transboundaries at QUT Art Museum in April and Eternal Present: The still life paintings of William Robinson at the William Robinson Gallery in May.
Please register for as many sessions as you would like to attend.
The waterfalls I-XI, 2016
archival ink on archival paper
Courtesy the artist
Texta book club
The Fish Girl by Mirandi Riwoe
QUT Art Museum, Tuesday 22 May, 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.
Register now to receive a limited edition Texta book plate signed by the author, awarded to the first 20 attendees!
Sparked by the description of a 'Malay trollope' in W. Somerset Maugham's story, 'The Four Dutchmen', The Fish Girl tells of an Indonesian girl whose life is changed irrevocably when she moves from a small fishing village to work in the house of a Dutch merchant. There she finds both hardship and tenderness as her traditional past and colonial present collide.
The evening commences with a brief tour of the current exhibition, followed by a glass of wine and generous amounts of conversation.
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 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)