Garth Cartwright interview

By Nick Bollinger In Books

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1st October, 2011
The first time I met Garth Cartwright, he was 21, tousle­-haired and almost blue with cold. It was the mid-80s and he had turned up at the Kapiti Coast cottage of painter Debra Bustin (where I was also visiting) to interview her. He had ridden all the way from his home in Auckland on a 90cc Japanese motorcycle, and his thin parka and Palestinian scarf had provided scant protection against the scolding southerly, yet his enthusiasm was undampened. As the interview dissolved into a noisy three-way debate about painting and rock’n’roll, it became clear that here was a guy who would travel ...

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