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The indefatigable George Gittoes comes to the Library to talk about his new book Blood Mystic. Equal parts artist and warrior, George is famous for waging war on war with art, circus, photography and film.
Join George for this illustrated talk as he reflects on his extraordinary life from his boyhood in Rockdale to his adventures in America, Afghanistan, Cambodia, Bosnia and beyond.
George Gittoes was born in Rockdale, NSW in 1949. After working with Andy Warhol and the Black Panthers in New York, he founded the Yellow House in Sydney with Martin Sharp. He has won many prizes for his painting - including twice being awarded the Blake Prize for Religious Art. Gittoes’ acclaimed documentaries include Bullets of the Poets (1986), Soundtrack to War (2004), Rampage (2006) and Micreants of Taliwood (2007). All the while he has exhibiting his paintings and campaigned for peace around the world. George is the father of two children, Harley and Naomi, and lives in Sydney with his partner Hellen Rose.