Celebrated author Andrea Goldsmith and acclaimed artist Kathy Temin will discuss monuments, memorial sites and memory. Andrea Goldsmith will read from and discuss her recent novel The Memory Trap (4th Estate 2013); a story of marriage, music, the illusions of love and the deceits of memory.
Date: Saturday 21 June 2014
Venue: Monash University Museum of Art, Caulfield Campus
Free, bookings required: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 03 9905 4217
Kathy Temin will discuss the way in which her art practice engages with themes of remembrance, familial history, loss and hope. Temin is the child of Holocaust survivors and as part of her art practice she has made monuments since the mid-1990s. Her installation My Monument (White Forest) 2009 is a white maze-like garden inspired by visits to Eastern European memorial sites.
Goldsmith’s encounter with Temin’s work in 2009 at the Heide Museum of Modern Art inspired both the major theme of The Memory Trap, and a central character named Nina Jameson, an international consultant on memorial projects. Goldsmith says: “I’ve long been fascinated by monuments, by the attempt to render concrete what is essentially abstract”.
In association with the Glen Eira Storytelling Festival 12-29 June 2014