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The Imaginative Life and Times of Graham Percy

The Imaginative Life and Times of Graham Percy

Floor Talk with Curator Gregory O’Brien

Sunday 13 April 2014 2pm

Free entry


Exhibition open at the Whangarei Art Museum Te Manawa Toi

17 February – 20 April 2014

The Imaginative Life and Times of Graham Percy, curated by leading art critic, curator, and poet Gregory O’Brien ONZM, showcasing the charmingly anarchic
illustrations of this well-respected but little-known artist.

The presentation will explore the many facets of Percy's work and also his formative relationships with artists such as Colin McCahon, Gil and Pat Hanly, Binney, Twiss, Robert Ellis and others. It will also examine his 'outsider' status as a book illustrator in a world dominated by easel painters.

Curator, poet and artist Gregory O'Brien has produced numerous books about art--most recently monographs on Pat Hanly, Euan Macleod and Graham Percy. Between 1996 and 2009 he was a curator at City Gallery Wellington. He was a co-ordinator and participant in the 2011 Kermadec art expedition, and curated the 'Kermadec--lines in the ocean' exhibition which is currently touring New Zealand. He has also written two acclaimed books of art for young people: Welcome to the South Seas (2004) and Back and Beyond (2008).

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