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.