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Please join us for our monthly Friends’ Night! This month we have guest speaker, Tim Bonyhady who is the co-curator of ‘I weave what I see: The War Rugs of Afghanistan’, currently on display in the Gallery. Come along for an evening of interesting discussion and great company. 

Tim Bonyhady is a cultural historian, curator and environmental lawyer. His many books including the prize-winning The Colonial Earth, Good Living Street: The Fortunes of my Viennese Family, The National Picture: The Art of Tasmania’s Black Wars and The Enchantment of the Long-haired Rat: A Rodent History of Australia. He first curated an exhibition of Afghan war rugs with Nigel Lendon at the ANU’s School of Art in 2003. I Weave What I Have Seen: The War Rugs of Afghanistan is their second joint exhibition. Tim’s new book, Two Afternoons in the Kabul Stadium: A History of Afghanistan through Clothes, Carpets and the Camera will be published by Text at the start of August.

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