Malcolm Harrison: textile artist
The Friends of the Turnbull Library supports the work of the Alexander Turnbull Library, and promotes public interest in the Library’s collections. The Friends of the Turnbull Library
- Date: Thursday, 24 May, 2018
5:30pm to 6:30pm
Free. Booking is not required.
Programme Rooms, Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon
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Come and hear Ann Packer talk about her planned biography of New Zealand textile artist Malcolm Harrison in this Friends of the Turnbull Library event.
Extraordinary creative talent
Malcolm Harrison (1941-2007) was a textile artist of extraordinary creative talent, whose work has been collected by most New Zealand galleries and cultural institutions.
It is his artworks that soar above Parliament’s Galleria. The documentation of the often controversial process behind this installation is held by the Alexander Turnbull Library.
About the speaker
Ann Packer, a freelance writer, editor and oral historian, is planning to write a biography of Malcolm Harrison. She is the author of the bestselling Random House book, Crafty Girls’ Road Trip (reprinted twice, new edition in 2012), as well as the prize-winning book Stitch: New Zealand Textile Artists (2006).