Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Gordon Crook

I'm currently working on a documentary about Wellington artist, Gordon Crook.
He has an amazing body of work, from drawings and collage to large paintings, tapestries and banners.

He came to NZ in 1972 after teaching art and design at the Central School of Art in London and also St Martins School of Art - now a merged entity known as Central.

He has been in Wellington since then and exhibited regularly ever since. He continues to work in his studio in Te Aro and you can see his latest work, Smoke, on the MaryNewton Gallery website.

Michael King, A Moment in Time on Maori TV

Well, Maori TV finally came to the party and screened my doco, Michael King, A Moment in Time. This initially screened at the 2007 International Film Festival in Auckland and Wellington and it was great to see it on at a prime time of 8.30.

You can watch an excerpt of this on NZ On Screen.

We had a lot of positive response and happy to say it is also now available from The Film Shop, a new online initiative by Simon Reece at The Dub Shop in Wellington. You can purchase many other NZ titles, particularly documentaries from the site.