Julian Dashper: This is Not Writing published by Michael Lett and Clouds, New Zealand

Book Launch: June 14, Auckland, New Zealand

This is not writing brings together for the first time the writings of the great New Zealand artist Julian Dashper (1960-2009). As an artist and writer he was deliberate as nature, and this body of work represents a parallel to his ongoing consideration of painting practice in the aftermath of modernism.

Throughout his career as artist and educator, Dashper wrote, assiduously, in a range of forms as particular as the matters he explored – by no means limited to art – but he always insisted he was an artist not a writer. His writing voice is calmly curious, circumspect, wryly humorous, and, in form, his writing ranged from essays to interviews, meanderings and lists.

This project is supported by Creative New Zealand and is co-published with Michael Lett with the support of the Chartwell Trust and the Sue Crockford Gallery.

Text by Julian Dashper

Published by Clouds and Michael Lett
June 2011
ISBN: 978-0-9582981-9-3

Hardcover, cloth-bound
188 pages

Edition: 1000
Dimensions: 166 x 236 x 23 mm
Weight: 670 gm
Individually shrinkwrapped