Cost: free or General Admission + Book $55
Location: UQ Art Museum

As part of our multi-year research and programming arc Blue Assembly, please join us for the final in person session of The Word for World is Ocean reading circle led by Dr Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris. The final in-person gathering will launch Dr Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris’s new book The Hydrocene: Eco-Aesthetics in the Age of Water (Routledge, 2024) which challenges conventional notions of the Anthropocene, instead championing the Hydrocene as a disruptive, conceptual epoch and curatorial theory. The research emphasises water's pivotal role in the climate crisis and contemporary art. There will be discounted copies of the book available to purchase or order a copy when you register. 

This is a hybrid event and participants are welcome to join online or in person at the UQ Art Museum for this special final session.

All are welcome - students, researchers, artists, artworkers and individuals with an aligned interest. We encourage you to engage at the level you feel comfortable with, and we value all kinds of discussion.


  • 5:30pm: Explore the exhibition How we remember tomorrow
  • 6:00pm: Lecture by Dr Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris and reading group discussion
  • 7:10pm: Light refreshments and drinks in the foyer

Please note any accessibility requirements through the ticket registration. The option to provide this information will be available on the page after you click 'Register'. Please note that a two week lead time is required to secure Auslan interpretation for this event. 

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