Members Book Club



Past program

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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 (Past)

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 (Past)

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 (Past)

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 (Past)

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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Wed 25 Jul, 11am–12.30pm (Past)

The Blazing World tells the story of artist Harriet Burden who, after years of having her work ignored, ignites an explosive scandal in New York’s art world when she recruits three young men to present her creations as their own.

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Sat 28 Jul, 11am–12.30pm (Past)

The Blazing World tells the story of artist Harriet Burden who, after years of having her work ignored, ignites an explosive scandal in New York’s art world when she recruits three young men to present her creations as their own.

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Wed 22 Aug, 11am–12.30pm (Past)

In Praise of Shadows is an essay on Japanese aesthetics by the Japanese author Jun’ichirō Tanizaki exploring architecture, jade, food and the use of space in buildings.

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Sat 25 Aug, 11am–12.30pm (Past)

In Praise of Shadows is an essay on Japanese aesthetics by the Japanese author Jun’ichirō Tanizaki exploring architecture, jade, food and the use of space in buildings.

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Wed 26 Sep, 11am–12.30pm (Past)

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Sat 29 Sep, 11am–12.30pm (Past)

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Wed 24 Oct, 11am–12.30pm (Past)

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Sat 27 Oct, 11am–12.30pm (Past)

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Wed 21 Nov, 11am–12.30pm (Past)

Rupert Thomson’s novel tells the story of the real-life love affair of two women, and explores the Surrealist movement in Paris and the horrors of war.

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Sat 24 Nov, 11am–12.30pm (Past)

Rupert Thomson’s novel tells the story of the real-life love affair of two women, and explores the Surrealist movement in Paris and the horrors of war.

Meet Information Desk, NGV International

Members NGV International and NGV Australia