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Barry Brickell: Potter Short Film – 1970 Arts/Culture

Barry Brickell: Potter

Short Film – 1970 Arts/Culture

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This short, upbeat National Film Unit documentary (made as part of the Pictorial Parade series) is about New Zealand artist, conservationist, and rail enthusiast Barry Brickell. Filmed at his first studio and home in the Coromandel, it follows the progress of his large-scale works from start to finish. Accompanied by a jazzy soundtrack, Brickell works his clay alone in the sun. Amidst the five-finger and harakeke of the Coro’ bush, the making of New Zealand art has never looked more picturesque. Brickell died in January 2016, at the age of 80.