Our recent talk by Madeleine O’Dea, author of The Phoenix Years: Art, Resistance and the Making of Modern China, was so absorbing that Book Clubbers have chosen the book itself as the topic of October’s meeting. As most Book Clubbers will have read it by then, our discussion promises to be both lively and well informed.
The Phoenix Years looks at post-revolutionary China through the lives of nine contemporary artists. They and their nation have been shaped by a tension between personal aspiration and political control that has generated enormous creative energy but also sown anxiety and self-doubt.
The White Rabbit Book Club meets in the Library on the third floor of the Gallery on the second Sunday of each month. Under the broad headings of China and art, we discuss novels, memoirs, history books, current affairs and even cookery. Whether or not you’ve read the nominated book, you are welcome to join us.
When: Second Sunday of every month, 2 p.m.
Where: Library, 3rd floor
How much: FREE
Contact: Phyllis Rowlinson: prowlinson[at]whiterabbitcollection.org, tel. (02) 8399 2867