'Malouf invites us on an intimate, beautifully described journey into his own past, beginning in his childhood home.
'This remarkable book combines autobiography with a subtle, almost painterly sense of the ways in which the objects which we surround ourselves, and the places in which we live, build up our private maps of reality and shape our personal mythologies. David Malouf begins by describing in love, evocative detail, the house in Brisbane where he was born and grew up, moving from room to room, always relating the smallest items in it to the life he remembers and his widening perception of the world at large. He moves on to describe life in the Tuscan village where he lived, and the arrival of an Australian Television crew; reflecting on his first visit to India, he touches on the problems of interpreting and evaluating unfamiliar places; back in Australia, he recalls a traumatic wartime journey with his father from Brisbane to Sydney. Funny, humane and beautifully written, this is a unique and extraordinary essay in autobiography.'
Where the Heart IsNatalie Weir,
2010single work musical theatre 'Time, memory and a sense of place in iconic Queensland dance.
Whether a place of residence, refuge or comfort, home is where the heart is... a place that allows you to breathe and dream. Enter the emotionally charged memories of a young man's past as Expressions Dance Company's six incredible dancers and three gifted musicians perform Natalie Weir's first full-length work.
With a breathtaking new score by John Rodgers, Where the Heart Is features dynamic, physical and emotionally resonant music and dance. Set against the iconic remnants of an old 'Queenslander',with lyrics inspired by David Malouf's 12 Edmondstone Street, this multi-arts performance is deeply imbued with a sense of place and memories of home.' (Source: Playhouse website)