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Singular Genius – New Zealand Book Council review


Getting down to the nitty-gritty – a two-page review of Douglas MacDiarmid's biography in the New Zealand Review of Books Pukapuka Aotearoa. One of 20 books comprehensively discussed in the New Zealand Book Council’s newly-named quarterly literary journal of record, this thought-provoking review was written by Christchurch-based art writer, cultural historian and poet Dr Andrew
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Book Review : Otago Daily Times


Lively account sheds light on life thoroughly lived   COLOURS OF A LIFE: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF DOUGLAS MACDIARMID Anna Cahill Mary Egan Publishing By JESSIE NEILSON Published in the Otago Daily Times’ Weekend MIX magazine, 08 September 2018 “As one early reviewer wrote of Douglas MacDiarmid’s work: “A canvas by MacDiarmid is a
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A speech for Timaru Boys High School


Life is inseparable from art On Douglas MacDiarmid’s last trip to New Zealand in 1996, he found himself back at his old boarding school, Timaru Boys High School, talking to a new generation of indifferent teenagers on art and life and finding oneself. “At heart I felt terrified about addressing the school and entering with
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Book Review – Booksellers of New Zealand


Book Review: Colours of a life: The life and times of Douglas MacDiarmid by Anna Cahill Published in the Booksellers of New Zealand weekly ezine, 26 July 2018. “Douglas MacDiarmid – a remarkable painter, unsung in his home land for much of his career. I had to do some research to find out that Anna
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In Vivid Colour – Landfall’s look at Douglas MacDiarmid


In a long life of many milestones, a significant review of Douglas MacDiarmid’s biography in ‘Landfall Journal’ is an occasion to celebrate. After all, how many other living artists can claim an association with New Zealand’s leading literary journal of new art and writing, dating back to 1947? In Douglas case, it can be traced
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