Acclaimed NZ artist Max Gimlett to receive honorary doctorate from AUT
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Acclaimed NZ artist Max Gimlett to receive honorary doctorate from AUT

ENTERTAINMENT Acclaimed NZ artist Max Gimlett to receive honorary doctorate from AUT Artist Max Gimblett, pictured here working this week in Onehunga, will receive an Honorary Doctorate from AUT. When acclaimed artist Max Gimblett talks about New Zealand, tears well in his eyes and he uses the word "beloved" to describe his homeland. "I get very emotional when I talk about New Zealand," says Gimblett, who has lived and worked in New York for 44 years. "I come back to my beloved New Zealand once or twice every year. I love the nature, the ocean and memories of childhood [he grew up in Mt Eden, Grafton and Newmarket]. It’s my belief that one is strongest in one’s childhood landscape so I stand on the corner of Kitchener and Wellesley Sts and feel totally at home. Which I don’t feel in New York; I feel like an immigrant there…" His latest visit, the first time in 14 years that he has been accompanied by his scholar wife Dr Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, may be more emotional than some previous trips because AUT awards him an honorary doctorate on Wednesday for his outstanding and sustained contribution to the arts. Gimblett studied at AUT […]

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