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McCahon and the Micronaut


Fri 11 May 2012, 11:30am–12:30am

Where: ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

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Martin Edmond and Gregory O’Brien illuminate the pilgrimages undertaken to get to the heart of two New Zealand artists abroad.

In Dark Night: Walking with McCahon (2011) Edmond retraces McCahon’s steps on the 1984 night he went missing in Sydney, a vivid reconstruction knitted together with Edmond’s imagination and intimate knowledge of his adopted hometown.

To write A Micronaut in the Wide World: The Imaginative Life and Times of Graham Percy (2012), O’Brien and his family upped sticks to spend three months in Taranaki-born Percy’s London home, where he created many of his extraordinary and best loved illustrations.

A chaired discussion with Peter Simpson.