Texta book club: Venice

Past event

“Nick paints the picture of Brisbane perfectly. The smells, sounds, tastes and temperature surround us as we witness Ryan's relationships grow. A sensory wonderland that carries us on the journey." — Gyton Grantley

In-person event 6 April: Register now
Online event 7 April: Register now

To coincide with the exhibition By the Book at the William Robinson Gallery, we will be discussing Venice, written by the exhibition’s guest curator Nick Earls.

Venice is the second instalment in Earls’ award-winning series, The Wisdom Tree, a series of five interconnected but separate novellas. It is a tale about love and the tensions that pull us apart: the love between Harrison and his uncle Ryan, who is in need of a person to belong to, Natalie, who is pulled between her art and her heart, and Phil’s awkward stilted love.

The evening commences with a tour of By the Book, followed by a beverage of your choice and generous amounts of conversations about the selected title. Discussions will include audio descriptions of the artworks, which make art accessible for people who are blind or with low vision.

About Texta

Texta is no ordinary book club; it's for people who love art. We use fiction (mostly) to unpack the subjects, themes and emotions of art. Conversation is never colourless, and is facilitated by our brains trust from QUT Creative Industries, Education and Social Justice Faculty.

Texta is held throughout the year on Tuesday evenings in-person and Wednesday evenings online. Purchase this title as an audiobook from audible, or as an ebook from numerous providers, or borrow from your local library.

Participants must register and read our COVID Safe guidelines before attending. If you are unwell please cancel your booking (for the in-person event).


William Robinson: By the Book

Past exhibition

2 July 2020 - 5 September 2021


William Robinson Gallery (6 April)
or via Zoom (7 April)


6 April 2021 - 7 April 2021






Bookings essential, register via Eventbrite for the in-person event on 6 April or online event on 7 April