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By the Book

Past exhibition

By the Book draws upon Nick Earls' non-fiction novella, A New Perspective, to present an immersive exhibition experience. The exhibition brings the book to life, with an audio book recording guiding visitors through artworks, photographs and artefacts referred to in the text. By the Book also features a new collaborative sound work produced by artist Lawrence English, which draws on field recordings from the landscapes that Robinson painted.

Audio book: In keeping with COVIDSafe guidelines, visitors are required to use their own smartphones and headphones to access the audio book recordings.

William Robinson at his Beechmont property

William Robinson at his Beechmont property


Thursday, 2 July 2020 - Sunday, 5 September 2021

Curated by

Nick Earls


A New Perspective by Nick Earls
Available now at the QUT Bookshop

Exhibition acknowledgements

Audio tour and book
Writer and narrator: Nick Earls
Producer: Michael Whelan
Sound Engineer: Daniel Kassulke

Sound component
Lawrence English
William Robinson

Download media release

By the book (PDF, 2.3MB)