Monday, September 22, 2014


David Malouf and Anna Carey with Pool Side (2014)_Photo: Pak You_Courtesy of The Age Newspaper

Anna Carey will be doing an Artist Talk in association with the exhibition David Malouf and Friends at the Museum of Brisbane on Sunday 28 September at 2pm.

David Malouf and friends showcases the broad and timeless themes of Malouf’s work, that have been explored by the five contributing artists. Each artwork has been inspired by elements of Malouf’s past novels or overarching themes. In turn, Malouf has responded to the artist’s creations in writing featured in the exhibition.

One of the first to truly articulate Brisbane’s identity through his poetry and novels, Malouf’s writing vividly evokes the feeling of the city and its suburbs with its shady verandahs, summer storms and sticky heat. His work marks the emergence of Brisbane as a subject for artistic inspiration, influencing countless artists across all art forms to embrace their Queensland identity and explore Brisbane as a muse. 

Showcasing the broad and timeless themes of his work, the artists explore the familiar layers of his writing – from childhood memories to the crossover of European traditions and the Australian dream. In turn Malouf will respond to the artist’s creations in writing featured in the exhibition.

Visitors to David Malouf and friends will discover the work and life story of Brisbane’s greatest literary icon and the influence of his lasting voice that will resonate for generations to come. With a substantial program of accompanying events, including appearances from David Malouf himself, the exhibition promises to be a truly fitting celebration.

David Malouf and Friends can be seen at the Museum of Brisbane until 23 November 2014.

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