Peter Simpson: Bloomsbury South


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From 1933–1953 a group of men and women remade the arts in this country from their Christchurch base. The movers and shakers included Denis Glover, Allen Curnow, Ngaio Marsh, Douglas Lilburn, Rita Angus and Colin McCahon. Their talents and enthusiasms, and the rises and falls of this artistic group are the subject of a talk by Peter Simpson, whose book Bloomsbury South: The Arts in Christchurch 1933–1953 is shortlisted in the 2017 Ockham New Zealand Awards.

Supported by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.

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