Angela O’Keeffe – Night Blue
7 May 2021 starting 6:00 pm for 6:30 pm
To be launched by Mette Jakobsen
Potent, haunting and lyrical. Night Blue is a debut novel like no other, a narrative largely told in the voice of the painting Blue Poles. It Is a truly original and absorbing approach to revisiting Jackson Pollock and his wife Lee Krasner as artists and people, as well as realigning our ideas around the cultural legacy of Whitlam’s purchase of Blue Poles in 1973.
It is also the story of Alyssa, and a contemporary relationship, in which Angela O’Keeffe immerses us in the essential power of art to change our personal lives and, by turns, a nation.
Moving between New York and Australia with fluid ease, Night Blue is intimate and tender, yet surprisingly dramatic. It is a glorious exploration of how art must never be undervalued.
6pm for 6.30pm