Monday, March 27, 2023

That’s a wrap on Clunes Booktown Festival 2023

What a pleasure it was to participate in yesterday afternoon’s panel discussion Not Just a Pretty Picture on the final day of Clunes Booktown Festival 2023.

Huge thanks to everyone who made it so: inestimable Festival organisers Jon Hawkes and Sue Beal, fellow panelists Simon Perry and Philip Faulks, our superb Chair, Michele Ely, Shelley Hinton, who curated the pop-up exhibition, A picture’s worth a thousand words and last, but by no means least, our attentive, encouraging and enthusiastic audience. It did our hearts good to see so many of you there.

Pictured second from top, L-R: Chair Michele Ely, panelists Simon Perry, myself and Philip Faulks. Photo credit: Shane Jones.

Pictured above: Shane Jones in the Esmond Gallery, Clunes, with my linocuts The Heavens Declare 1 & 2, 2022 and Pirate Jenny and Mack the Knife and Pirate Jenny in a Kimono, both 1987, part of the exhibition A picture’s worth a thousand words.