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Members Book Club

NGV International and NGV Australia
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Members Book Club is an opportunity to come together and discuss classic and contemporary literature over a cup of tea and examine art through a literary lens with books selected to accompany current NGV exhibitions. Join the discussion with NGV Facilitator, Maggie Burgess.

Wed 26 Jul, 11am–12.30pm (Past)

A story about being young in the 1990s, this raw text about sex, drugs and the dole is matched with Every Brilliant Eye: Australian Art of the 1990s.

Sat 29 Jul, 11am–12.30pm (Past)

A story about being young in the 1990s, this raw text about sex, drugs and the dole is matched with Every Brilliant Eye: Australian Art of the 1990s.

Wed 23 Aug, 11am–12.30pm (Past)

Complementing Buddha’s Smile, this is a tale of self-discovery and spiritual enlightenment during the time of the Gautama Buddha.

Sat 26 Aug, 11am–12.30pm (Past)

Complementing Buddha’s Smile, this is a tale of self-discovery and spiritual enlightenment during the time of the Gautama Buddha.

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Wed 27 Sep, 11am–12.30pm (Past)

A dystopian fantasy of the future, Huxley’s classic text is paired with Brave New World: Australia 1930s.

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Sat 30 Sep, 11am–12.30pm (Past)

A dystopian fantasy of the future, Huxley’s classic text is paired with Brave New World: Australia 1930s.

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Wed 25 Oct, 11am–12.30pm (Past)

Accompanying the NGV Collection at NGV International, The Art of Rivalry follows eight celebrated artists and their competitive relationships, each spurring the other to new creative heights.

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Sat 28 Oct, 11am–12.30pm (Past)

Accompanying the NGV Collection at NGV International, The Art of Rivalry follows eight celebrated artists and their competitive relationships, each spurring the other to new creative heights.

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Wed 22 Nov, 11am–12.30pm (Past)

Share your thoughts on this imaginative, well researched biography on the fractious friendship between two of the twentieth century’s greatest artists, the poet Rainer Maria Rilke and sculptor Auguste Rodin.

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Sat 25 Nov, 11am–12.30pm (Past)

Share your thoughts on this imaginative, well researched biography on the fractious friendship between two of the twentieth century’s greatest artists, the poet Rainer Maria Rilke and sculptor Auguste Rodin.

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Wed 21 Feb, 11am–12.30pm (Past)

Share in a discussion of Katie Ward’s Girl Reading which tells the tales behind the creation of seven portraits by artists.

Girl Reading is not available to purchase from the NGV design store, however copies are available for order. Please select ‘book purchase’ when making program bookings and you will be notified when the title is available for collection at NGV.

Meet Information Desk, NGV International

Sat 24 Feb, 11am–12.30pm (Past)

Share in a discussion of Katie Ward’s Girl Reading which tells the tales behind the creation of seven portraits by artists.

Girl Reading is not available to purchase from the NGV design store, however copies are available for order. Please select ‘book purchase’ when making program bookings and you will be notified when the title is available for collection at NGV.

Meet Information Desk, NGV International

Wed 28 Mar, 11am–12.30pm (Past)

Exploring themes of emigration and the current refugee crisis, Exit West follows a young couple living in a city undergoing civil war. When they have to flee, they use a system of fictitious doors, which lead to different locations around the globe.

Exit West is available to purchase with your ticket. Please select ‘book purchase’ when making program bookings and you will be notified when the title is available for collection at NGV.

Meet Information Desk, NGV International

Sat 31 Mar, 11am–12.30pm (Past)

Exploring themes of emigration and the current refugee crisis, Exit West follows a young couple living in a city undergoing civil war. When they have to flee, they use a system of fictitious doors, which lead to different locations around the globe.

Exit West is available to purchase with your ticket. Please select ‘book purchase’ when making program bookings and you will be notified when the title is available for collection at NGV.

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Wed 18 Apr, 11am–12.30pm (Past)

From the two-time winner of the Miles Franklin Award, Kim Scott, Taboo takes place in the present day rural South-West of Western Australia, telling the story of a group of Noongar people who revisit a taboo place – the site of a massacre that followed the assassination of a white man who had stolen a black woman.

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Sat 21 Apr, 11am–12.30pm (Past)

From the two-time winner of the Miles Franklin Award, Kim Scott, Taboo takes place in the present day rural South-West of Western Australia, telling the story of a group of Noongar people who revisit a taboo place – the site of a massacre that followed the assassination of a white man who had stolen a black woman.

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Wed 23 May, 11am–12.30pm
The Secret River by Kate Grenville

Kate Grenville’s The Secret River is a tale of the founding of Australia and the moral choices that created a nation, told through the story of William Thornhill, a poor waterman from London who is deported to New South Wales in 1806.

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Sat 26 May, 11am–12.30pm
The Secret River by Kate Grenville

Kate Grenville’s The Secret River is a tale of the founding of Australia and the moral choices that created a nation, told through the story of William Thornhill, a poor waterman from London who is deported to New South Wales in 1806.

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Wed 27 Jun, 11am–12.30pm
Terra Nullius by Claire G Coleman

Terra Nullius is a 2016 novel depicting a future Australia which is about to experience colonisation once more, posing the question – what have we learned from our past?

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Sat 30 Jun, 11am–12.30pm
Terra Nullius by Claire G Coleman

Terra Nullius is a 2016 novel depicting a future Australia which is about to experience colonisation once more, posing the question – what have we learned from our past?

Meet Information Desk, NGV Australia

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