|Thursday 17 July 1997|
EXHIBITION OF ARTS FESTIVAL LAUREATES WORK
Manuscripts by well known local award winning writer Margaret Mahy, laureate for this years Christchurch Arts Festival, feature in an exhibition at Canterbury Public Library from 17 July - 3 August.
The exhibition, called "The Familiar Made Fabulous: Margaret Mahys View from the Port Hills", features a number of Mahys titles in both book and manuscript form, and the places which provide the inspiration for their settings. Illustrations by local artist Selina Young also feature in conjunction with the manuscript for a picturebook which is about to be published. Admission is free.
The exhibition is the first event to be held in the relocated and refurbished New Zealand room at Canterbury Public Library. "We are delighted to be staging this exhibition of Margaret Mahys work as the premier event for the re-opened New Zealand Collection" said Sue Sutherland, Libraries Manager.
Margaret Mahy has received the Carnegie Medal and the Esther Glen Medal for her writing achievements for children and young adults. These medals and the books which won them are also on display.
For further information contact:
Sue Sutherland, Libraries Manager 03 372-7850
Briony Ellis, Arts Festival Committee 03 365 2223