Rebecca Priestley in conversation with Nina Dyer

Thursday 19 March, 5.30pm

For this talk, Rebecca Priestley, author of Mad on Radium (2012) and co-curator of ‘A way through’: Colin McCahon’s Gate III, Nina Dyer dig deeper to unravel Colin McCahon's nuclear concerns.

Priestley’s 2012 book focuses in part on McCahon's brother, physicist Jim McCahon. In the context of Colin McCahon’s mammoth painting Gate III, Priestley and Dyer will discuss the shared anti-nuclear positions of the painter and his nuclear physicist brother at a time when many New Zealanders feared nuclear war could reach our shores.