The Only Time

John Downie


An atypical autobiography in twelve paintings and poems

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John Downie’s original artwork enlivens and elevates his poetry in this atypical autobiography.

About the author

John Downie grew up in the north-east of England. He has had a long career as a practitioner and teacher in the arts, mainly as a writer, director, and animator, and chiefly motivated by aesthetic experimentation, social/political change, and questions of pedagogy. He is retired after more than twenty years as a lecturer in theatre and film at Victoria University, Wellington.

In his early career, he worked as a TV director with Granada TV Manchester/London; has held a number of arts residencies in the UK; his professional theatre work of more than 30 productions includes productions by the Royal Shakespeare Company; has written film and television scripts.

In Wellington, since 1990, he has written several plays produced by National Radio, among other achievements.

Additional information

Dimensions 210 × 280 mm