Philip Norman: Douglas Lilburn - The Painter's Friend

Philip Norman: Douglas Lilburn - The Painter's Friend


Past event

South Library, 66 Colombo St

New Zealand's premiere composer, Douglas Lilburn, was born 100 years ago and his anniversary is currently being celebrated in many ways throughout New Zealand.

In this talk Lilburn's biographer Philip Norman sheds light on the life of this great pioneer, and in particular on his friendships with many of New Zealand's top artists of the times – Rita Angus, Leo Bensemann, Douglas MacDiarmid and Evelyn Page, to name but a few. Illustrations include artworks he owned or commissioned, and examples of his music influenced by the artists and poets in his wide circle of friends.

Composer, author, critic, conductor and speaker, Dr Philip Norman has been entertaining Christchurch audiences for forty years. His biography of Douglas Lilburn won the Montana Book Award for best biography in 2007 and he was the inaugural Lilburn Research Fellow at the National Library of New Zealand in Wellington, 2013.

Members - $5
Non-Members - $8
Students - Free (With ID)