Events 2016

Behind the Twisted Wire: Dave Veart and Jenny Haworth

26 April 2016 - 7.30 pm

Michael King Writers’ Centre and Devonport Library Associates present Dave Veart in conversation with Writer and Publisher Jenny Haworth.

Behind the Twisted Wire: New Zealand Artists in WW1

Where: Devonport Library, 2 Victoria Road, Devonport

When: Tuesday 26th April.

Drinks and nibbles from 7.30 pm.

Speakers  8pm – 9pm

Koha appreciated.

Dave and Jenny will discuss the gradual development of the role of commissioned war artists from the first Gallipoli studies by Horace Moore-Jones to the memorial paintings created by George Butler for the proposed War Memorial museum in Wellington.

Hear about the development of the “’Simpson’ and his donkey” legend, perhaps the most iconic painting of World War One. They will also look at the story of various Auckland artists who often served as soldiers and painted in their spare time.

Jenny Haworth’s book is available for purchase on the night.