Book of Colours

Robyn Cadwallader In Conversation with Angus Trumble

Sunday 26 August 2018
9.30AM – 10.30AM
Visions Theatre
National Museum of Australia

London, 1321: In a small stationer’s shop in Paternoster Row, three people are drawn together around the creation of a magnificent, illuminated prayer book. Rich, deep, sensuous and full of life, Book of Colours is also, most movingly, a profoundly beautiful story about creativity and connection, and our instinctive need to understand our world and communicate with others through the pages of a book. Author Robyn Cadwallader in conversation with National Portrait Gallery Director Angus Trumble.

Robyn Cadwallader lives in the country outside Canberra. Her first novel, The Anchoress (2015), was published in Australia, the UK, the United States and France. It won a Canberra Critics Award and the ACT Book of the Year People’s Choice Award; it was also shortlisted for the Indie Book Awards and the Adelaide Festival Literary Awards, longlisted for the ABIA Awards and Highly Commended in the ACT Book of the Year Award.

Angus Trumble studied Fine Arts and History at the University of Melbourne and in the summer of 1987 was an intern at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice and studied for a year at the Bibliotheca Hertziana in Rome. Angus won a Fulbright Scholarship for further study at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. Angus took up his present position as Director of the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra in February 2014. He is a regular contributor to The Times Literary Supplement, The Burlington Magazine, the Paris Review, Esopus Magazine and the Australian Book Review.