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Damon Young: Philosophy in the garden

Sunday 19 April

Damon Young: Philosophy in the garden

2pm Old Government House

In his book Philosophy in the garden, Damon Young explores one of literature's most intimate relationships: authors and their gardens. For some, the garden provided a retreat from workday labour; for others, solitude's quiet counsel. For all, it played a philosophical role: giving their ideas a new life.

Join Damon as he discusses why Marcel Proust had bonsai beside his bed, what Jane Austen was doing coveting an apricot, and how Friedrich Nietzsche was inspired by his 'thought tree'.

Held in conjunction with the exhibition Garden, the lecture will be followed by a book signing by the author at QUT Art Museum. Books can be purchased on the day.

Image

Leo ROBBA
Big autumn, Hillston 2012-13
oil on canvas (diptych)
Courtesy of the artist and King Street Gallery on William, Sydney

April 2015