|With Marguerite Brown, Manager, Print Council of Australia|
Yesterday evening, after a terrific opening address by Marguerite Brown, Manager of the Print Council of Australia, followed by a few words from me, LEAVES OF ABSENCE was launched at the Melbourne Athenaeum Library. Thanks to Marguerite, the library's Business Manager Sue Westwood, librarian Tom Coleman and all who came along to toast the launch of the book, it was a truly memorable night.
Marguerite has kindly offered to send me a copy of her speech, which I will most certainly be posting in the near future. In the meantime, below is my own effort, followed by selected pictorial highlights of the launch.
|Hand painted eucalyptus leaves, the raw material for the images|
in LEAVES OF ABSENCE
|LEAVES OF ABSENCE with selected page views|
|With Shane Jones|
|Introductory remarks by Sue Westwood|
|Marguerite Brown delivers her opening address|
|...followed by my own response|