Authors to discuss Nick Cave legacy at Lovely Creatures forum

A free public forum celebrating the release of Lovely Creatures – The Best of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (1984 - 2014) will be held at Hamer Hall on Thursday May 18 from 6 pm.

The collection of essays analyses the development, evolution and influence of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – their creative processes and music, shared histories and collaborations, and the central role of Cave, his life and work
Five authors who contributed essays will discuss the enigmatic creative and his band/
They are UK rock photographer and Triffids author Bleddyn Butcher, Gerard Elson who is working on a book on  Rowland S. Howard, award winning Mark Mordue whose future projects include a Cave book, Deakin University pop culture expert Lyn McCredden and Dr Karen Welberry  who in 2009 co-published Cultural Seeds: Essays on the Work of Nick Cave, with facilitator Veronica Sullivan, award winning writer and culture critic.
Arts Centre Melbourne, of which Hamer Hall is part, has had a long association with Cave.  In addition to various performances by Cave and the Seeds on Arts Centre stages, Cave is also a key contributors to Arts Centre Melbourne’s Performing Arts Collection, donating his personal collection which resulted in his own exhibition there in November 2007.

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