Join award-winning author Bri Lee in conversation with Liz Morison as they discuss Bri Lee's The Work, a stunning debut novel about art, money, power and love at Politics in the Pub
Lally has invested everything into her gallery in Manhattan and the sacrifices are finally paying off. Pat is a scholarship boy desperate to establish himself in Sydney's antiquities scene. When they meet at New York's Armory Show their chemistry is instant - fighting about art and politics is just foreplay.
With an ocean between them they try to get back to work, but they're each struggling to balance money and ambition with the love of art that first drew them to their strange industry.
If love costs and art takes, what price do we pay for wanting it all? The Work is about the biggest intersections of life: of art and commerce, of intimacy and distance, of talent and entitlement, and of labour and privilege. Dazzling, funny and unforgettable, it is an epic and forensic exploration of modern love and passion, politics and power.
Bri Lee is an Australian author, journalist, and activist, known for her 2018 memoir Eggshell Skull. She is currently undertaking a PhD in law at Sydney University and lectures in media law. She was the 2020 Copyright Agency x UTS Writer-in-Residence and, together with the Women's Justice Network runs the 'Freadom Inside' project that gets books to women incarcerated in NSW.
- Liz Morison is the Climate Initiatives Lead in the Climate & Energy Program at the Australia Institute. Liz’s work in climate and environmental integrity is informed by her multidisciplinary background in research and data analysis, journalism, communications and community organising. She holds an Honours degree in Conservation Biology, with a focus on the impacts of climate extremes on ecosystems.
Verity Lane Market is open for drinks and dinner from 5pm. Please come early to enjoy delicious foods from authentic and diverse vendors, as well as a finely curated list of wines, beers, and cocktails.
Thursday, April 04, 2024 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm AEDT
Verity Lane Market
50 Northbourne Ave
Canberra , ACT 2601
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