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Michael Leunig

Michael Leunig - Maribyrnong Literary Festival

Michael Leunig the cartoonist, philosopher, poet and artist! Few of us manage to master one of these professions but Michael Leunig has mastered all with his own unique style and whimsy.  He’s so unique and precious that the National Trust declared him a national living treasure in 1999. 

Almost everyone has been touched by Michael’s work at some point in their lives. He is a regular contributor to The Age and various Fairfax publications and has been exhibited broadly. His commentary on political, cultural and emotional life spans thirty-five years and has often explored the idea of an innocent and sacred personal world

He was born in East Melbourne, son of a slaughterman and schooled at Maribyrnong High, various kitchen tables, paddocks, rubbish tips, loopholes and abattoirs found in abundance in industrialised suburb of Footscray. He describes his approach as regressive, messy and vaudevillian. He can polarise public opinion but mostly, he puts a smile on your dial.

Michael Leunig will reflect upon his early life in Maribyrnong and Footscray and discuss its influence upon his philosophy and creativity. Michael’s talk will be accompanied by a special audio visual presentation.
Friday 7 September 7.00pm
Footscray Library Courtyard

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