Friday 4 September

Form and function: Designing for ballet

12.30pm QUT Art Museum

Free | Registrations essential

Designing and creating costumes for ballet is a highly specialised field. In addition to playing a vital role in communicating ideas in the ballet work, they articulate and accentuate the movement of the dancer, and have to be well designed and well made to withstand rigorous movement. Join Noelene Hill, Wardrobe Production Manager and Resident Designer, Queensland Ballet as she talks us thought how she negotiates form and function when designing for ballet.


Tuesday 15 September

Orchids: My intersex adventure

5.30pm QUT Art Museum

Free | Registrations essential

Join us during Pride Month for a special screening of Orchids: My Intersex Adventure with director and star, Phoebe Hart.

This is my story. It's a story of how my body became a site of pain, confusion and secrecy for me and for my family. Not because it is diseased or dysfunctional but because society deemed it to be abnormal. Phoebe Hart

Orchids: My Intersex Adventure is an autobiographical documentary about Phoebe Hart – a woman with Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome (AIS). It follows her journey around Australia, speaking to other intersex people, and her personal journey of reconciliation.

Light refreshments will be offered at 5:30pm prior to the 6pm screening. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A with director Phoebe Hart after the screening.


Tuesday 20 October

Texta book club: Clean straw for nothing by George Johnson

6pm QUT Art Museum

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. For our final book of the year we read Clean straw for nothing by George Johnson.

In the sequel to his semi-autobiographical novel My brother Jack, George Johnston's Clean straw for nothing (winner of the Miles Franklin Award in 1969) is set against the backdrop of a Greek island, and follows the story of successful war correspondent and retired journalist, David Meredith, as he abandons his career for a life in exile with his beautiful wife Cressida. Johnston focuses on the developing relationship between David and Cressida, exploring the complex and reflective character of David as he questions the nature of success, sexual tensions, expatriation, and ill-health.

Held in conjunction with the exhibition 1969: The black box of conceptual art, join us for a brief tour of the exhibition followed by a glass of wine and generous amounts of healthy conversation.

Books can be purchased from the Gardens Point QUT Bookshop.


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