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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Douglas’ Timaru Boys High School Speech


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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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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Douglas’ Alma Mater – Timaru Boys High School


More than 80 years ago, when Gordon MacDiarmid chose a boarding school several days travel away for his sons he set a chain in motion that continues to this day. By the mid-1930s, Timaru Boys High School in the small coastal Canterbury city, south of Christchurch – already had a distinguished reputation for academic excellence,
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Book Review : Art New Zealand Number 167 Spring 2018


This significant review appeared in Art New Zealand Number 167, on pages 109-111 of the Spring 2018 issue of the country’s oldest and most respected quarterly visual arts magazine. Beyond Accepted Boundaries Colours of a Life: The Life and Times of Douglas MacDiarmid By Anna Cahill Published by Mary Egan in association with MacDiarmid Arts
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