I have just picked up the brochure for the Dunedin Heritage Festival which is over the 3 day anniversary weekend. The theme (like mine) is Art & Literature. I am going to have to take some serious time to sit down and work out what to go to. Examples of interest are:
- Charles Brasch Exhibition – A Great Good Man – Otago Museum
- An Evening with Charles Brasch – Marama Hall
- Joanna Paul Exhibition – Brett McDowell
- “Currency” – Dunedin artist, Mary McFarlane in collaboration with Wellington poet Jenny Bornholdt explore the way art and literature have collaborated in Dunedin – Temple Gallery
- Robert Lord Writers Cottage Open Day – Meet Dr Jan White, the current writer in residence at the cottage where she is working on a book examining Colin McCahon’s symbolic forms with the working title: Decoding McCahon.
- Poets Adrift – Put to sea, off the shore of Careys Bay, four contemporary poets will entertain with performances of their own work. David Eggleton, Sue Wootton, and Michael Harlow and poet and Critic Poetry Editor Poppy Haynes.
- The Caselberg/Brasch Heritage – Caselberg House will be open to visitors. Guest speakers, artist Wayne Seyb and poet Alan Roddick, will provide a glimpse into Anna and John Caselberg’s world and their links with writer and philanthropist Charles Brasch
- One-Day Writing Workshop With Michael Harlow, Poet and 2009 Burns Fellow – Caselberg House
- Our Art Community: Rich, Lively And Proud
Dunedin has one of the best art galleries and liveliest art communities in New Zealand. Join Peter Entwistle and Bridie Lonie, to hear their historical perspectives on why this is so. – Dunedin Public Art Gallery
I could go on – it’s great stuff!! And the Fringe Festival is coming as well.
Charles Brasch (1937) by Evelyn Page