The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About - An­nie Navin

vis­ual nar­ra­tive based on his life. It started in 2007 when Parke be­gan a jour­ney to ex­ca­vate child­hood mem­o­ries re­lat­ing to his mother, who died when he was young. The Black Rose, in­clud­ing Cock­a­too backyard (2011, pic­tured), is a med­i­ta­tion on the mean­ing of life as it ap­pears in seem­ingly ran­dom acts of chance and co­in­ci­dence that oc­cur on a daily ba­sis. These mo­ments be­come en­twined within a larger nar­ra­tive. Stills Gallery, 36 Gos­bell Street, Padding­ton. Wed-Sat, 11am-5pm. In­quiries: (02) 9331 7775 or online. Un­til Novem­ber 7.

Ginger Meggs Muse Re­cently opened bookshop and wine bar Muse will host a se­ries of literary events, invit­ing prom­i­nent writ­ers to de­bate and dis­cuss literature, pol­i­tics and the arts. Up­com­ing guests in­clude Wendy White­ley and Janet Haw­ley on Oc­to­ber 20, nov­el­ist Char­lotte Wood on Oc­to­ber 25, and Ben­jamin Law, Todd Alexan­der and Frank Bon­giorno in Novem­ber. Muse, East Ho­tel, 69 Can­berra Av­enue, Kingston. Var­i­ous ses­sion times. Ad­mis­sion free. In­quiries: (02) 6178 0024.

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