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Kaleidoscope - Edward Bullmore Television (Excerpts) – 1982 Documentary Arts/Culture

Kaleidoscope - Edward Bullmore

Television (Excerpts) – 1982 Documentary Arts/Culture

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Sensuous expressions of landscape and the human form made Edward Bullmore (aka Ted Bullmore) a pioneer of surrealism in New Zealand art. This Kaleidoscope report interviews the painter’s colleagues and family, and surveys the artist’s life and career: from an unlikely mix of Balclutha farm boy, Canterbury rep rugby player and Ilam art student, to success in 60s London – exhibiting with René Magritte and Salvador Dali, and having his works used by Stanley Kubrick in film A Clockwork Orange – before returning to teach in Rotorua (and obscurity), and his untimely death in 1978.

He was the only person I knew who was a talented artist ... who played rugby.
– All Black John Graham