In Search of the Vernacular – A unique, collaborative publication documenting a developing quest to uncover Aotearoa New Zealand’s rich, diverse, evolving and distinct cultural identity, is launching on August 6 at Depot Artspace.
The launch will feature guest speaker and patron of the Cultural Icons series Denys Trussell and more (to be announced). Denys is also a contributor to the publication alongside other Cultural Icons including Barry Brickell, Helen Pollock, Nigel Brown, Dean Buchanan and Tony Watkins; all of whom have been particularly interested in the vernacular.
The genesis of this publication and the uncovering and exploration of New Zealand’s cultural identity began with Depot Artspace initiatives Cultural Icons, The Cultural Mapping Project and the 2012 Cultural Mapping Project exhibition Sum of the Parts.
Our thanks to those who have contributed to the publication; Linda Blincko, Barry Brickell, Nigel Brown, Dean Buchanan, John Coutts, Emily Giles, Mia Hamilton, Shelley Jacobson, Luke Jacomb, Brendan Kitto, Debbie Knowles, Sue Lorimer, Ruth McDowell, Helen Pollock, Marie Potter, Maree Scarlett, Richard von Sturmer, Alex Taylor, Denys Trussell, Alice Tyler, Celia Walker, Tony Watkins, Ruby Watson, Darian Zam and Creative Communities.
We hope you will join us. Please RSVP your attendance to by Thursday August 1st.