BLAST distributed to schools — 15.09.10

Lopdell Houset will soon distribute the book BLAST! Pat Hanly --the painter and his protests by Trish Gribben to every New Zealand primary and intermediate school library.

Image:    Pat Hanly's name was chanted over and over by children who made kites at the Storylines Family Day in Auckland's Aotea Centre in honour of the artist who features in BLAST!,  Pat Hanly -- the painter and his protests  by Trish Gribben.  The author is pictured with boys from East Tamaki Primary School.

The Pat Hanly Family Trust are delighted that Lopdell House will soon distribute the book BLAST! Pat Hanly --the painter and his protests by Trish Gribben to every New Zealand primary and intermediate school library.

A grant from The Peace and Disarmament Education Trust (PADET) set up after the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior with compensation money from France, is making it possible for the publishers, Lopdell House Gallery, to distribute the 1100 books.  BLAST!  is written for children aged from eight to 12 years and focuses on Pat Hanly's anti-nuclear paintings. It also includes photographs by Gil Hanly.  Trish Gribben said she wrote it as a way of telling a new generation something of New Zealand's anti-nuclear struggle while keeping Pat Hanly's work alive.

Pat Hanly received an Arts Foundation Award for Patronage donation from recipients Gus & Irene Fisher.