Dr Gordon Napier MacDiarmid


Like most children, Douglas MacDiarmid didn’t appreciate his father and mother when he was young, and wasn’t remotely interested in their aspirations or opinions. In fact, it wasn’t until he was well into his 30s that he started to appreciate how blessed he had been to have such cultured, progressive and supportive parents, and loved
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Photographer Richard Wotton’s thoughts on Douglas MacDiarmid


Thank you Richard Wotton from Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare O Rehua Whanganui for your kind words in the Wanganui Chronicle on 1 August 2018. Here's an extract from Jaki Arthur's article titled Sarjeant: Collections photographer Richard Wotton retires: Wotton has met and photographed many artists but there remains a stand-out. "I've met a long parade of interesting people over the
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Men hauling a line (1957) by Douglas MacDiarmid www.douglasmacdiarmid.com

A delectable handful of MacDiarmids at auction


Hard on the heels of the release of Douglas MacDiarmid’s biography Colours of a Life, Wellington auction house Dunbar Sloane had a great treat for MacDiarmid collectors in its  New Zealand and International Fine and Applied Art Auction on 8-9 August 2018, including a vibrant oil painting of French village fishermen and three early watercolours
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A message from Douglas MacDiarmid in Paris

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.
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Colours of a Life: Douglas MacDiarmid exhibition at New Zealand Portrait Gallery

NZPG Exhibition – Colours of a Life: Douglas MacDiarmid exhibition


The following exhibition profile was originally published on the New Zealand Portrait Gallery's website. Colours of a Life: Douglas MacDiarmid This exhibition celebrates the life and art of expatriate New Zealand artist Douglas MacDiarmid. The exhibition includes a survey of MacDiarmid’s portraits and figurative works that span from realist figuration through to geometric abstraction. Evident
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