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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Self-Portrait (1949-50) by Douglas MacDiarmid

NZ Listener – The artist and poet who refused to play by the narrow rules of NZ art


Thank you to the New Zealand Listener for its three-page feature about the life and times of Douglas MacDiarmid on July 21, 2018. Republished online on August 17, 2018. The artist and poet who refused to play by the narrow rules of NZ art by Sally Blundell / 17 August, 2018 His many decades in France have made Taihape-born Douglas MacDiarmid
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Len Bell addresses guests during the launch of Colours of a Life - the life and times of Douglas MacDiarmid, at James Wallace Arts Trust’s Pah Homestead in Auckland.

An art historian’s view of Douglas MacDiarmid


When Douglas MacDiarmid's biography Colours of a Life was launched in New Zealand in July 2018, senior art historian Associate Professor Leonard Bell, of the School of Humanities at the University of Auckland, had this to say about his friend and research subject: “Until the early 2000s I knew of Douglas MacDiarmid only by name,
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Biographer Anna Cahill speaking at the launch of Colours of a Life - the life and times of Douglas MacDiarmid at the Pah Homestead in Auckland, 18 July 2018. Photo credit: Mikel Hoyleg www.douglasmacdiarmid.com

Introducing biographer Anna Cahill


Who is Douglas MacDiarmid’s biographer and how did she come to write his life story? Colours of a Life: the Life and Times of Douglas MacDiarmid was written by Anna Cahill, a journalist by trade and Douglas' niece. Here is a snapshot of her career and motivation to write her uncle's biography. About the author Anna Cahill
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Radio New Zealand – Author interview with Anna Cahill on the Saturday Morning show


As part of the launch of Douglas MacDiarmid's biography Colours of a Life, we were delighted to appear on Radio New Zealand's Saturday Morning show in conversation with Noelle McCarthy. Listen to the interview from RNZ Saturday Morning, 11:09 am on 14 July 2018: About the author Anna Cahill is a Auckland-born writer based in Brisbane.
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