Terra Nullius by Claire G. Coleman

Texta book club

Terra Nullius by Claire G. Coleman


QUT is committed to the health and safety of our community. In response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, QUT Art Museum and the William Robinson Gallery are temporarily closed until further notice.

In the meantime, you can experience our current exhibitions by taking interactive virtual tours of Rite of Passage and William Robinson: Elixir of Light.

Stay tuned as we work to deliver new ways for the public to engage with our exhibitions, art collection and ideas.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Texta is moving online! Join the video session on any device or call in on your phone. Register online to let us know you're coming and access the Zoom session on the day of book club. If you have any queries or need technical support, please contact us.

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 Industries Faculty.

Jacky was running. There was no thought in his head, only an intense drive to run. There was no sense he was getting anywhere, no plan, no destination, no future. All he had was a sense of what was behind, what he was running from. Jacky was running.

Claire G. Coleman

To coincide with the exhibition Rite of Passage at QUT Art Museum, we will be discussing award-winning novel Terra Nullius by Claire G. Coleman, an incredible debut from a striking new Aboriginal voice.

In the near future Australia is about to experience colonisation once more. What have we learned from our past?

The Natives of the Colony are restless. The Settlers are eager to have a nation of peace, and to bring the savages into line. Families are torn apart, re-education is enforced. This rich land will provide for all. This is not Australia as we know it. This is not the Australia of our history. This TERRA NULLIUS is something new, but all too familiar.

The evening commences with a brief virtual tour of Rite of Passage with exhibition curator Shannon Brett, followed by a beverage of your choice and generous amounts of conversation about Terra Nullius, from the comfort of your home.

Texta is held through the year on Tuesday evenings from 6:15PM. Purchase this title from the QUT Bookshop

For any queries, contact QUT Art Museum on 07 3138 5370 or artmuseum@qut.edu.au.

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