Ben Quilty With Richard Flanagan on Home

Wed 28th November, 2018
Goldfields Theatre, Melbourne Convention Centre
1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf 3006
Price: $45–$55
The artist and author reflect on their time visiting Syrian refugee camps, and what it taught them about home.

Archibald Prize winner Ben Quilty and acclaimed novelist Richard Flanagan will discuss the meaning of home at a special The School of Life event in November.

Flanagan wrote the foreword of Quilty’s new book Home: Drawings by Syrian Children a collection of drawings assembled while the pair visited refugee camps in country.

They will discuss the power of vulnerable voices, and what they learned about home from children displaced in theirs by war.

Quilty is Sydney born, and the recipient of several major art prizes here and abroad. Flanagan was born in Tasmania and has received numerous honours for his novels Death of a River Guide, The Sound of One Hand Clapping, Gould’s Book of Fish, The Unknown Terrorist, Wanting, The Narrow Road to the Deep North and First Person.

The School of Life opened in Melbourne in 2014, six years after it was founded in the London. It offers classes, workshops, discussions and more with one goal: to develop emotional intelligence through culture.

Doors open 6.15pm.

More information here.