Saturday, October 15, 2011
Highlights - Arts on Sunday - Radio NZ National - 17 October 2011
John Brebner and his wife Alison run Homeprint - a multi-faceted company which offers workshops and courses in letterpress printing, binding, papermaking and framing. John - a retired teacher - also collects art and represents two local artists. The limited edition books he produces are works of art in themselves - books for family, about printing techniques, life philosophy and poetry. Amelia Nurse went to visit John at his sprawling art-filled home in Feilding on a rainy Wednesday.
Chapter & Verse: In her new book The Kindness of Your Nature, novelist Linda Olsson introduces us to a lonely woman weighed down by her memories, and an unloved child, who meet on a beach on the North Island West coast... And there's also a beach theme in environmentalist Nicola Easthope's first collection of poetry, leaving my arms free to fly around you.
We remember former opera sensation, CNZ Chair, arts lover and patron, Chris Doig, who died this week from cancer.