Friday, October 24, 2008

Look this way: New Zealand writers talk about New Zealand artists

Wednesday 29 October 2008 6.00pm
Central City Library
Whare wānanga, level 2
Free event.

Auckland City Libraries invite you to come along and hear acclaimed New Zealand writers and artists talk about their contribution to Look this Way: New Zealand writers on New Zealand artists (a finalist of the 2008 Montana New Zealand book awards).
They will discuss how they went about answering the seemingly straightforward question “what is it about a particular work of art that seizes your attention? That holds your gaze then pulls you back time and time again.” 17 writers (novelists, poets, essayists, a lyricist, a dramatist, a comic book writer and artist) wrote on a New Zealand artist of their choice, sharing their personal perspective on art - through telling stories, finding treasures and making connections with the artwork and engaging the artist.
Their responses show how works of art play on the senses, the imagination and the memory of the viewer.

Books will be available for purchase and the speakers will be available for Q&As and book signing after the talk.

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