On September 11, to mark the opening of our new show, we’ll be holding a Special Edition of the Book Club with Madeleine O’Dea, an Australian journalist who has been reporting on China since the 1980s. Her book The Phoenix Years, due for release in September, examines the transformation of 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. Enjoy free refreshments while you meet this fascinating author. An event not to be missed!
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