Video message from Douglas MacDiarmid about writing his biography


Here is a video message from New Zealand expatriate painter Douglas MacDiarmid about the process of writing his biography Colours of a Life with his biographer and niece Anna Cahill. Recorded in Paris in May 2018, this message captured the attention of those who attended the book launches in Wellington and Auckland in July 2018. Douglas talks about the joys of creating art and recollecting a life that deserves to be shared.

Colours of a Life – the life and times of Douglas MacDiarmid was launched at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery in Wellington on 12 July 2018 and Pah Homestead in Auckland on 18 July 2018 surrounded by art collectors and an extensive circle of extended family and lifelong friends. This message was the highlight of the launches for many, especially those who have visited Douglas over the years in his Montmarte apartment where it was recorded.

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