Curated by Mark Amery
For this screen showcase of NZ visual arts talent, critic Mark Amery selects his top documentaries profiling artists. From the icons (Hotere, McCahon, Lye) to the unheralded (Edith Collier) to Takis the Greek, each portrait shines light on the person behind the canvas. "Naturally inquisitive, with an open wonder about the world, they make for inspiring onscreen company."
“[Some say that] visual art doesn’t make for good film or television. Nonsense! I’m sure they once said the same about sport.” Read more >
... with the material around us, they lead interesting lives.” Is there a screen portrait of an artist you'd like to see onsite? Email us >