Celebrating 33 Women artists painting Central Otago
poetry & biographies by Robynanne Milford
Central Otago and the Lakelands are vast and daunting, wildly beautiful, harshly unforgiving, a spring of creative inspiration since early settler days
Legacy, a book of poetry and artworks responding to artists' works, their life and times.
Milford has succeeded in pulling the pioneering women of Clyde and the Dunstan out from the shadows cast by their husbands, and giving them a voice. She shows us their strengths and frailties, and creates a community...Milford's use of language sings. At its most luminous her verse is lyrical and surprising; at times joyful and
thankful, others heart-breaking... Karen Zelas
Meticulously researched, Milford's superb poems reflect the unheard voices of those brave, indomitable women who survived hardship and sorrow, and whose lives are an overlooked part of Clyde's history.
Robynanne Milford is a Christchurch poet, a retired General Practitioner and doting grandmother. Milford finds 'thrill in matching exact word to meaning'. Much inspiration comes from being a guide at The Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu and from singing in a choir.