Creative conversations focused on translating conflict into art at Victoria University of Wellington in April 2015.
Based at Victoria University of Wellington, Entrenchments 2015 is a month-long creative conversation focused on translating conflict into art. It features Canadian and New Zealand illustrators Julian Peters and Sarah Laing responding to First World War diaries, letters, and poetry as well as contemporary works by Poet Laureate Vincent O’Sullivan, Witi Ihimaera, and Patricia Grace.
Events from the creative trenches include: Daily Despatches, visual interpretations of the daily Gallipoli tweets of Lt.Col William G Malone performed on large glass panels and captured in video and still images; workshops for students creatively translating Canadian John McCrae’s First World War poem In Flanders Fields; opportunities to watch and talk with the artist at #joinjulian tweet-disclosed locations around Wellington; and the World’s Longest Zine-making fest #zinesofpeace. Entrenchments 2015 culminates in an exhibition and launch at Wai-te-ata Press, Victoria University Library Kelburn campus. In partnership with the New Zealand Centre for Literary Translation and the High Commission of Canada.