Island Story: Tasmania in Object and Text will be launched by Professor Rufus Black, Vice Chancellor of the University of Tasmania.
This handsome full-colour book, edited by Ralph Crane and Danielle Wood, pairs unique items from TMAG with selections of original writing about the southern island. Ralph Crane and Danielle Wood have selected almost sixty representative TMAG objects: from shell necklaces to a convict cowl, colonial scrimshaw to a thylacine pincushion, contemporary photography to a film star’s travelling case.
Each is matched to texts old and new, by writers as diverse as Anthony Trollope, Marie Bjelke-Petersen, Helene Chung, Jim Everett, Heather Rose and Ben Walter.
The launch will also feature a number of readings from the book by writers you will be familiar with, from both Tasmania and interstate.
This is a FREE EVENT and you are welcome to bring along non-member friends.