Book launch: As Much Gold as an Ass Could Carry by Vivienne Plumb

Adam Art Gallery
Victoria University

Join Unity Books & split/fountain for the launch of

As Much Gold as an Ass Could Carry

By Vivienne Plumb with illustrations by Glenn Otto

Saturday 18th March - 5:30pm
Adam Art Gallery,
Gate 3, Victoria University, Kelburn

Plumb creates through the written word, Otto through line; this book combines their two narratives. The image/text conflation moves between form over meaning, and meaning over form. Otto’s exuberant gestures interact with Plumb’s luminous humour, as if two performers are present on the page together. As Much Gold as an Ass Could Carry showcases Plumb’s poetry, fiction and drama, from a twenty-year literary career. Within these large, funny, barbed, affecting themes, the power of the social construct - of what it means to be female - is laid bare. Otto’s graphic wit ornaments and underwrites Plumb’s written traceries.