Horror movie expert’s creepy gallery talk

09 March 2021

Celebrating the opening of the exhibition Marianna Simnett: CREATURE at the City Gallery Wellington Te Whare Toi last week, University of Canterbury’s Dr Erin Harrington dove deep into the topic of Bodily Exchanges: Blondes, Beasts, and Body Swaps with a short talk about women, identity, and bodies in horror. The talk was illustrated in real time by Tara Black.

  • Erin Harrington lecture Blondes, Beasts and body-swaps: illustration Tara Black

    Illustration by Tara Black

Book Club at City Gallery - Monster Mash - illustration by Tara Black

Illustration by Tara Black

Also as part of the gallery’s Tuatara Late Night event, Dr Harrington then joined novelist Pip Adam for the City Gallery Book Club return. The reading list theme was inspired by Marianna Simnett: CREATURE, monsters, and modern fairytales and included Tara Black’s graphic novel This Is Not A Pipe, Charlie Fox’s collection of essays This Young Monster, and Jonathan Glazer’s film Under the Skin. The panel also featured artist and poet Sam Duckor-Jones, and author Rebecca Hawkes and Black illustrated this session as well.

Dr Harrington is a senior lecturer in film at UC, whose main research focus is post-1960s horror cinema - the philosophical, aesthetic and theoretical approaches to horror, as well as feminist and queer philosophies of space, subjectivity and embodiment.

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