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Profiles - Greer Twiss

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1983

Sculptor (and future Arts Foundation Icon) Greer Twiss is profiled in this episode of the early 80s series about notable artists. Twiss talks about his career and significant works, including the much loved Karangahape Rocks: an early, large-scale bronze made at the limits of his ability at the time which twice caused him serious injury. His fascination with rendering functional everyday items — tools, wineglasses and rulers — as decorative sculptures is explored, along with his preference for working at home in the midst of his family life.

I like making things. I like getting things made and I have to always fight with myself not to race ahead and finish the thing too quickly. I’m inclined to want to get the bloody thing finished so I can look at it, and see what it’s like, and it’s always a battle.
– Greer Twiss

Key Cast & Crew

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Kevin Hayward


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Keith Ballantyne


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Alf West


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Hamish Keith

Technical Advisor

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Bruce Morrison


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Justin Keene

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Produced by

Anson Associates