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Euan Macleod – High Wire: book & works on paper – 8-24 Dec, 2020

The etchings, drawings and works on paper in this exhibition were all made towards a book project Euan Macleod undertook with Booker finalist Lloyd Jones.

High Wire was published by Massey University Press earlier in 2020. It is the first of a series of picture books written and made for grownups and designed to showcase leading New Zealand writers and artists working together in a collaborative and dynamic way.

In High Wire the narrators playfully set out across the Tasman, literally on a high wire. Macleod’s striking drawings explore notions of home, and depict homeward thoughts and dreams. High Wire also enters a metaphysical place where art is made, a place where any ambitious art-making enterprise requires its participants to hold their nerve and not look down. It’s a beautifully considered small book which richly rewards the reader and stretches the notion of what the book can do.



Untitled Highwire sketch, 2020, charcoal and felt tip marker on paper, 225 x 305mm $1200 Untitled Highwire sketch, 2020, charcoal and felt tip marker on paper, 225 x 305mm $1200

Untitled Highwire sketch, 2020, charcoal and felt tip marker on paper, 225 x 305mm $1200   Untitled Highwire sketch, 2020, charcoal and felt tip marker on paper, 225 x 305mm $1200