Greg O’Brien is a Wellington-based writer and painter who has illustrated his own poetry books and written three publications introducing art to young people, Welcome to the South Seas (AUP, 2004), Back and Beyond (AUP, 2008 and See what I can see; NZ Photography for the young and curious, which is published in October this year. His latest collection of poems, Whale Years (AUP, 2015) traces O’Brien’s recent travels in the Pacific region.
Other books include After Bathing at Baxter’s – Essays and Notebooks (VUP, 2002), News of the Swimmer Reaches Shore (Carcanet/VUP, 2007) and Citizen of Santiago (with photographs by Bruce Foster) (2013).
His monograph on the painter Euan Macleod was published by Piper Press, Sydney in 2010–and an accompanying exhibition, ‘The painter in the painting’, is currently touring New Zealand.
O’Brien has produced major books about artists including Ralph Hotere, Graham Percy and Pat Hanly; between 1997 and 2009 he was a curator at City Gallery Wellington. O’Brien has exhibited his own paintings widely and, in 2013, he was awarded the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction and received a laureateship from the Arts Foundation of New Zealand.
Greg presents an occasional poetry programme on National Radio with Kim Hill.
All sessions by Greg O’Brien
16:15 - 17:15
Artworks Theatre, 2 Korora Road, Oneroa
10:00 - 12:00
13:40 - 14:00
Artworks Courtyard, 2 Korora Road, Oneroa