Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Public lecture by acclaimed children’s writer

2 September 2004

Public lecture by acclaimed children’s writer

Internationally-acclaimed children’s author and illustrator Gavin Bishop will deliver a free public lecture at 7pm on Wednesday 8 September at the University of Auckland’s Epsom campus (formerly the Auckland College of Education, now the Faculty of Education).

Gavin is the Sylvia Ashton-Warner Library Fellow for 2004 and is to deliver his lecture It’s not as easy as it looks Part 2, about the difficulties involved in writing and illustrating a deceptively simple book for young children.

Gavin is renowned as an author and illustrator who has won many awards since the early 1980s, most recently for Weaving earth and sky, written by Robert Sullivan and illustrated by Gavin, which won the NZ Post Children’s Book Awards in 2003.

The Sylvia Ashton-Warner Library has purchased seven limited edition reproductions of his illustrations from Weaving earth and sky, which will be unveiled on the same evening, to hang in the Library.

The Fellowship was instituted in 2002 by the former Auckland College of Education. Gavin Bishop follows Margaret Mahy who was the inaugural fellow.

“It’s not as easy as it looks, part 2” 7pm, 8 September, Duncan McGhie Theatre, Gate 3, Epsom Campus, The University of Auckland, 74 Epsom Ave.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>


New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news