Gus Fisher Gallery and bad apple present the newly commissioned zine-style publication, A Blind Kind of Violence. Created in response to the life and work of Derek Jarman, this publication features writing from four emerging and established queer arts practitioners based in Tāmaki Makaurau. With essays from Sam Te Kani and Micheal McCabe, and poetry from Ruby Macomber and Hannah Patterson, A Blind Kind of Violence filters Jarman's artistic practices through the lens of contemporary, queer Aotearoa. Join us for an evening of readings to celebrate the launch, where the participating writers will share their contributions alongside excerpts from Jarman’s own writing.

This publication's creation was facilitated by bad apple editor Damien Levi with cover art and design by Brandon Lin. Copies are available for free.

Brought to you by Burnett Foundation Aotearoa with additional support from the Gerrard and Marti Friedlander Charitable Trust, the Sir William & Lady Manchester Charitable Trust.


  • Free


  • Thu 01 Aug


  • 6:30 pm — 7:30 pm


  • Level 4, The Kenneth Myers Centre
  • 74 Shortland Street
  • Auckland, 1010