Michael Leunig & Jim Pavlidis in Conversation

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(Image: Safe Journey by Michael Leunig)

Date: May 17th, 2019
Time: 7.00 – 9:00pm

Enjoy a wonderful conversation about culture and emotion between two amazing artists and colleagues.

The event will be held in the center of the gallery with Oakdene Wines and a light supper among the artists’ works that feature in QG&W’s Literary Festival Exhibition & Historia Print Exchange.

Limited numbers. $110 inc. light supper, refreshments and Oakdene wines.

 

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Michael Leunig is an Australian cartoonist, writer, painter, philosopher and poet. His commentary on political, cultural and emotional life spans more than forty years and has often explored the idea of an innocent and sacred personal world. The fragile ecosystem of human nature and its relationship to the wider natural world is a related and recurrent theme.

His newspaper work appears regularly in the Melbourne Age and the Sydney Morning Herald. He describes his approach as regressive, humorous, messy, mystical, primal and vaudevillian – producing work which is open to many interpretations and has been widely adapted in education, music, theatre, psychotherapy and spiritual life.

Jim Pavlidis has been at The Age as a press artist, designer and illustrator/cartoonist in two stints since 1987. His gap years of 1995–98 were spent at The Independent and the Daily Mail newspapers in London, and at the Paris Free Voice. He won a Melbourne Press Club Quill Award for best artwork in 2015.

As an artist, he has held 20 solo exhibitions and participated in over 70 group exhibitions in Australia and England. Career highlights include winning the Rick Amor Print Prize in 2015 and receiving a State Library of Victoria Creative Fellowship (2010) and a Churchill Fellowship (2015). In 2010, Macmillan Art published a collection of his portraits.