Rodney Williams is coming along to have a chat with us about his and Otto Boron's latest book - "Rural Dwellings - Gippsland and Beyond" . Rodney will also bring along some of Otto's art work for display as well as some of his own publications. As a teacher of English and Literature (in Trafalgar) Rodney is an accomplished author and poet and we look forward to his presentation.
Information on the contributors to the publication:
Rural Dwellings – Gippsland and Beyond (2008)
By Otto Boron (artwork) and Rodney Williams (text)
Artist – Ottavio “Otto” Boron
Having migrated to Australia from Italy in 1959, Ottavio “Otto” Boron was employed for twenty years as a scenic artist in the Melbourne television industry. Aged in his early seventies (he was born , he is still an active, passionate painter. Twice Otto has been named the VAS Victorian Artist of the Year. His work has won a range of other awards, including the acquisitive prize at the Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, Queensland. His paintings sell widely throughout Australia, as well as overseas, including Italy and Canada. Held at ‘Without Pier Gallery’, Cheltenham, in April 2008, Rural Dwellings – Gippsland and Beyond has been Otto Boron’s seventeenth one-man show in a long and feted artist career.
Writer – Rodney Williams
Aged in his early fifties, writer Rodney Williams has lived in Gippsland for much of his life. A teacher of English and Literature for over twenty years, Rodney writes both in modern Western verse forms and in traditional Japanese styles of poetry. His longer poems have been published in a range of journals in Australia (including Overland, Blue Dog, Page Seventeen and The Paradise Anthology), as well as in Poetry New Zealand (NZ) and Antipodes (US). His haiku and tanka have appeared in Stylus Poetry Journal, Paper Wasp, Famous Reporters and Eucalypt (Aust.), along with Kokako (NZ), Moonset, Bottle Rockets, Ribbons and Modern English Tanka (US), plus Chrysanthemum (Australia). He has also had both critical work an poetry published in Five Bells.