UTS Art Collection and UTS Library will be celebrating 'Bloomsday' on Friday, 15 June by hosting a lunch time event from 1pm, taking place on Level 4 of the City Campus Library near the back stairwell.
On display will be a collection of James Joyce's work as well as the painting by Robert Jacks, Man in the Gap. There will be readings from Joyce's work and you are invited to attend, and for the Joyce enthusiasts you are encouraged to dress up in costume.
The winner of the best costume wins a $50 Co-op Bookshop voucher!
On 16 June the international community celebrates 'Bloomsday', a commemoration of the life and work of Irish writer James Joyce. It received its timing and name from 16 June 1904, the day Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus junketed through Dublin, their adventures recorded for posterity in Joyce's Ulysses.
The influence of Joyce's experimentation and reconceptualization of literary form, style, character and language has been far reaching. It has been said that more writers and artists have been influenced by James Joyce than any other author of the twentieth century, and he is mentioned in more works than any other writer except Shakespeare.
Robert Jacks' painting Man in the gap from the UTS Art Collection is one point of reference. For many years, Australian artist Robert Jacks' paintings, prints and collages were titled with phrases chosen at random from Ulysses.
On the centenary of Bloomsday in 2004, Australian artist Robert Jacks was invited to exhibit his paintings at 15 Usher's Island, once the home of James Joyce's aunts and the building in which Joyce located The Dead, the final story of his Dubliners. Jacks produced his own limited edition Bloomsday Book.
So bring your lunch and join us for what promises to be an entertaining event.
DATE: Friday, 15 June
TIME: 1pm - 2pm
VENUE: Back stairwell, Level 4, City Campus Library
This is a free event.
All are welcome.
No RSVP or booking is required.
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