Ian Wedde is a distinguished New Zealand writer, editor, curator and critic. An Arts Foundation of NZ Laureate, he is a former head of art and visual culture and of humanities at Te Papa Tongarewa The Museum of New Zealand and has won national book awards for his art books, poetry and fiction. He has been the Robert Burns, Meridian Energy Katherine Mansfield and VUW Writing Fellow and has held the Writers' Bursary, the Scholarship in Letters (twice), and a Fulbright Travel Award. He was made a Distinguished Alumnus of The University of Auckland in 2007.
Stacked to the gunnels with more than 400 images, Making Light Work is a phenomenal production, written with dexterity, sensitivity and formidable archival industry' - Gregory O'Brien, NZ Listener