Play

00:00

/

00:00

Full screen
Video quality

Low 0 MB

High 0 MB

HD 0 MB

Captions
Volume
Volume
Hero image for Contact - Writing on the Wall

Contact - Writing on the Wall

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1981

Poet, activist and soon-to-be Mayor of Waitemata, Tim Shadbolt explores the often-maligned art of graffiti in this 1981 special for documentary slot Contact. Shadbolt searches for wit and inspiraton from school desks and court holding cells, to the bathrooms of trendy restaurants. Some of these scribbled sentiments — like “Rob Muldoon before he robs you” — have passed into legend. The best material however, comes from a group of high school girls, encouraged by their right-on English teacher during a class of well-supervised rebellion: “castrate rapists — have a ball!”

Help the police — beat yourself up.
– Another sign-of-the-times scrawl

Key Cast & Crew

Profile image for Tim Shadbolt

Tim Shadbolt

Presenter

Generic Profile image for D.O.C. Williams

D.O.C. Williams

Producer

Profile image for Geoff Steven

Geoff Steven

Writer, Director

Generic Profile image for Marilyn Hudson

Marilyn Hudson

Sound Editor

Profile image for Julienne Stretton

Julienne Stretton

Research

Generic Profile image for Bill Henderson

Bill Henderson

Editor

See all 9 credits