An Intimate Evening With … Michael Leunig
August 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Michael Leunig is a cartoonist and poet, under which guises he displays a lively and incisive philosophical and theological mind, commenting on issues of the day.
In this Intimate Evening, we invite him to say a little about the role of the cartoonist, what provokes him to write poetry and what – as an observer of human affairs – he believes we need to attend to.
weeWONDERBOX is both honoured and delighted to welcome Michael to Glasgow. Graham Maule (of the Wild Goose Resource Group) will be engaging him in conversation.
Michael Leunig is an Australian cartoonist, writer, painter, philosopher and poet. His commentary on political, cultural and emotional life spans more than forty years and has often explored the idea of an innocent and sacred personal world. The fragile ecosystem of human nature and its relationship to the wider natural world is a related and recurrent theme.
His newspaper work appears regularly in the Melbourne Age and the Sydney Morning Herald. He describes his approach as regressive, humorous, messy, mystical, primal and vaudevillian – producing work which is open to many interpretations and has been widely adapted in education, music, theatre, psychotherapy and spiritual life.
“In the artist of all kinds one can detect an inherent dilemma which belongs to the co-existence of two trends; the urgent need to communicate and the still more urgent need not to be found.” – D.W. Winnicott
Please book early, as places are limited.
Date & Time
Friday 9th August 2019 @ 7.30 – 9.30 pm
The Ground, Iona Community House, 21 Carlton Court, Glasgow G5 9JP, Scotland. Access to The Ground is via one step. Inside there is a low-stepped ramp. We are happy to provide assistance.