Charles Brasch: A Literary Life

Exhibition date:
24 May 2003 to 05 July 2003
New Zealand
University of Otago Library

This exhibition commemorates the life, literary and artistic legacy of poet and patron of the arts Charles Orwell Brasch (1909-1973). It has been mounted to mark the end of the thirty-year period of embargo which Brasch placed on his personal papers when he bequeathed them to the Hocken Collections at his death on 20 May 1973. The papers include material relating to his family, personal correspondence, diaries, journals, and literary papers.

This exhibition includes a selection from the 461 works of art which Brasch gave to the Hocken Collections either during his lifetime or after his death as well as photographs and manuscript material drawn from his papers.

Curated by Linda Tyler.

Text extracted from University of Otago Library website.