This is the opening episode of this arts series which teamed “expert” Douglas Lloyd-Jenkins with “everyman” (and screenwriter) Nick Ward — and sent them on a road trip in search of artistic talent all around NZ. First stop is Northland which is “teeming with artists” as the pair encounter corrugated iron sculptor Jeff Thomson, potter Richard Parker, the iconic Hundertwasser toilets in Kawakawa, Manos Nathan who fuses traditional Maori design and ceramics, and Zealandia — Terry Stringer’s remarkable and “beautifully coiffeured” sculpture garden, studio and home.
If you want to go deep, it’s there. If you don’t want to, you can just say ‘I like what you can do with corrugated iron’.– Douglas Lloyd-Jenkins on Jeff Thomson’s sculpture
Made with funding from NZ On Air
Original music by Liquid Studios.