On We Go

Catherine Bagnall and Jane Sayle

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A jewel-like artist and poet collaboration about belonging to the earth

A remarkable collaboration between an artist and a poet, On We Go belongs to the emerging forms of ecological thinking that cross genres and scientific disciplines, speaking directly about global warming and the perils facing the natural world.

The book is developed from moments of intense connection with environments, landscapes and seasons, and the authors’ shared understanding that simple but inspiring moments are a source of strength, a solution to the hysteria of contemporary life.

‘A magical and unique reading experience.’ — Paula Green

‘I love the small size of the book — it fits in one hand. You can carry it in your bag to bring out whenever you need a touch of joy.’ — Vasanti Unka

‘Poetry as a genre sings out for accompanying artwork and the superlative treatment a hardcover book affords, however budget constraints mean that this level of production is rarely to be found outside of limited-edition semi-hand-crafted books. What a joy, then, to discover On We Go’ — Kiri Piahana-Wong, Kete

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  • CATEGORY: Art, design and architecture, Poetry
  • ISBN: 9780995137820
  • PUBLISHER: Massey University Press
  • IMPRINT: Massey University Press
  • PUBLISHED: 11/03/2021
  • FORMAT: Hard cover
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Catherine Bagnall is an internationally recognised artist who teaches at the College of Creative Arts Toi Rauwharangi, Massey University.

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Jane Sayle grew up on the south coast of Wellington. She has been a dealer in curios and ephemera, an art writer and reviewer, a lecturer in the history of New Zealand visual culture and a traveller.