Reed Gallery Exhibition: Seasons of Summers

7 May - 29 August 2021

The upcoming Reed Gallery exhibition Seasons of Summers: New Zealand’s Queen of Romance

A celebration of New Zealand’s prolific and internationally read author, Essie Summers.

The Reed Gallery exhibition showcases all 56 of Essie Summers’ novels, together with fascinating archival items on loan to the Library from descendants of Essie Summers. These items have not been exhibited before and include photographs, correspondence, typescripts, prizewinning poetry, and collected verse. The display includes two original paintings by the author’s husband depicting alpine and Central Otago scenery, which featured significantly in a number of Summers’ novels.

The exhibition is timed to coincide with the unveiling on 8 May 2021 of a new plaque commemorating Essie Summers on the Dunedin Writers Walk.

7 May - 29 August 2021

Reed Gallery, Dunedin City Library


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