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Writing Lives

Writing Lives

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  • Sat 17 Nov ’18, 2:00pm


Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University, Kelburn Parade, Gate 3, Wellington


All Ages

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Adam Art Gallery

Writing lives: Lynn Jenner, Chris Price and Deidra Sullivan in conversation with Christina Barton.

Deidra Sullivan, co-curator of Adam Art Gallery's current exhibition 'Still Looking: Peter McLeavey and the last photograph', joins writers Lynn Jenner and Chris Price, and Adam Art Gallery director Christina Barton, to explore different approaches across disciplines and genre to the writing of biography.

Lynn Jenner’s most recent project is 'Peat', a book of essays about poet and cultural philanthropist Charles Brasch. One of the essays examines the collecting habits of Charles Brasch’s grandfather, Willi Fels, and the influence of this on Brasch’s literary and philanthropic activities, such as the founding of 'Landfall' and his support for the Hocken Library.

Chris Price is Senior Lecturer at the International Institute of Modern Letters. She is the author of the genre-bending "biographical dictionary" 'Brief Lives', and is currently working on a book that goes in search of a lost 19th-century Romantic poet, in part via the connected activities of portraiture and biography.

Deidra Sullivan has spent over a year cataloguing Peter McLeavey’s photographs and delving into his archive to form a picture of the man through his collecting habits.

Christina Barton is working on a monograph on the conceptual artist Billy Apple.

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