Heide Morning Tea: Modern LoveCurators and authors Lesley Harding and Kendrah Morgan share new discoveries made in the course of writing the double biography Modern Love: The Lives of John and Sunday Reed. The book and the accompanying exhibition explore the Reeds’ extraordinary contribution to Australia’s cultural landscape and their relationships with some of our most celebrated artists and writers. The tour will be followed by a discussion over a delicious Café Vue morning tea.
Stephen Knight - The Politics of MythJoin author Stephen Knight in-conversation with Bronwyn Levy discussing his book, The Politics of Myth. What are the Politics of Myth? If Barack Obama and the late Gough Whitlam are two heads of states that fall into the Arthurian mythic hero class, do we have a contemporary Ned Kelly? Perhaps a Joan of Arc among todays’ feminists? The mythic status of the great Sherlock Holmes has fallen victim to forensic reality and the William Shakespeares of tomorrow are more likely to be masters of the tweet than scribblers of drama. But is Julian Assange our new Merlin? In this searching and unusual new work, Stephen Knight, who recently returned to Australia after twenty years in Europe, reviews the patterns to be found among the narratives of the past that have survived to the 21st century. Mythic figures he says are a focus for conflicts, and they continue to draw the attention of the public, though dressed in contemporary modes. Through these mythic figures the complexities and events we experience in our lives are considered from a different viewpoint. Mythical figures are more than fantasy: they have their own politics. They dramatise issues of social importance and they can change to interpret new contexts and concerns. - See more at: https://www.mup.com.au/items/161570#sthash.uceUKsnD.dpu
Modern Love - The Lives of John and Sunday ReedMuch has been written about the lives and art of Heide, but finally the remaining members of the inner circle have entrusted the full stort to be told through this intimate biography of John and Sunday Reed. Join Lesley Harding & Kendrah Morgan as they talk about their newest release Modern Love: The Lives of John & Sunday Reed for the Avenue Bookstore at the Albert Park Primary School Hall. Bookings essential.
SLV Author Talk: Joshua FunderJoshua Funder’s book Watson’s Pier is the story of Stan Watson who was among the first ashore at Gallipoli on 25th April, 1915. He survived the battle, and disease to build the pier at Anzac Cove from which so many men later escaped. Joshua is the great grandson of Stan Watson and his talk will trace not just one man’s journey, but the history of a nation. FREE but please book via the link.