Massey University Press invites you to the book launch of In The Temple at Aratoi.

In the Temple is a second collaboration between two New Zealand women, a recognised artist and a published poet, Catherine Bagnall & Jane Sayle.

The book integrates new watercolours with original poems inspired by the authors’ contemplation of nature within the context of the feminine sublime. It maintains a focus on ecological thinking, exploring intense personal connections with the natural world that take them into the realms of private ritual and the power and meaning of special places.

In the Temple evokes for the reader a magical atmosphere, a mythological world and enchanted places with powerful and intangible connections to other living beings and to history; inspiring a deep spiritual-ness, grief, joy and the wonder of being in the thick of it.

In collaboration with Hedley's Books.

Books will be available for sale and signing.


  • Free


  • Fri 13 Oct


  • 12:00 pm — 1:00 pm


  • 12 Bruce Street
  • Masterton 5810