Reading images: the book club in the art gallery

Ellison, Elizabeth, Holliday, Penny, and Van Luyn, Ariella (2012) Reading images: the book club in the art gallery. In: Proceedings of 2012 Engagement Australia Conference. From: AUCEA Next Steps, 9-11 July 2012, Brisbane, QLD, Australia. (Unpublished)

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This paper seeks to document and understand one instance of community-university engagement: that of an on-going book club organised in conjunction with public art exhibitions. The curator of the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Art Museum invited the authors, three postgraduate research students in the faculty of Creative Writing and Literary Studies at QUT, to facilitate an informal book club. The purpose of the book club was to generate discussion, through engagement with fiction, around the themes and ideas explored in the Art Museum's exhibitions. For example, during the William Robinson exhibition, which presented evocative images of the environment around Brisbane, Queensland, the book club explored texts that symbolically represented aspects of the Australian landscape in a variety of modes and guises.

Item ID: 24739
Item Type: Conference Item (Abstract / Summary)
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2013 00:53
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2005 Literary Studies > 200599 Literary Studies not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9502 Communication > 950203 Languages and Literature @ 100%
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