Acclaimed journalist, author, playwright, TV presenter and musician, Scott Bevan (picture attached), will be joined in conversation with respected art curator Katherine Roberts (3 - 4pm, Saturday 9 December, Manly Art Gallery & Museum), to discuss his latest book ‘The Harbour: A City's Heart, A Country's Soul’.
A beautiful, authoritative and meditative journey of Sydney Harbour, ‘The Harbour’ takes us from cove to cove, by kayak, yacht and barge, to gather stories, past and present, from boat builders, ship captains and fishermen, to artists, divers, historians and environmentalists, from signs of ancient life to the Japanese submarine attack of World War Two.
The book talk complements perfectly Manly Art Gallery & Museum’s comprehensive new exhibition ‘North Head Project’, featuring original works by ten artists drawing their inspiration from Sydney Harbour’s dramatic gateway headland.
“Scott’s book is the ultimate story of Sydney Harbour – a city’s heart and a country's soul,” said Katherine.
“Similarly, ‘North Head Project’ focuses on the complex Aboriginal and cultural heritage, environmental significance, military history, and unique migration and quarantine stories of the headlands, waterways and history of the harbour’s North Head.”
From 2005 to 2016 Scott Bevan was with the ABC, working on the 7:30 report, ABC News, ABC Radio and was their Moscow Correspondent.
He is the author of the critically acclaimed books: ‘The Hunter’, ‘Battle Lines: Australian Artists at War’, ‘Water from the Moon: A Biography of John Fawcett’ and ‘Bill: The Life of William Dobell.’
His TV documentary work includes ‘Oll: The Life & Art of Margaret Olley’, ‘The Hunter’ and ‘Arthur Philip: Governor, Sailor, Spy.’
Scott will also launch Manly Art Gallery & Museum’s ‘North Head Project’ at 6.00pm on Friday 8 December 2017. Manly Art Gallery & Museum is at West Esplanade, Manly NSW 2095