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August 13, 2009

New Artland

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Hey everyone,

New Artland (series 2) starts screening from Saturday 29th August on TVNZ 7 (Sky channel 97). This is the crazily ambitious art series that Chris was filming for the first half of this year, in which he travels NZ meeting a bunch of artists and watching/commentating/getting his jandals mucky as they make works of art with Kiwi communities.

When Chris had the stroke we only had a few days of filming left, but we still had almost all of the voice-overs to go. Bugger. However, Chris being so brilliantly eloquent throughout the filming meant we had plenty of recorded material to get the series finished. (A sample CK interview question would find him discussing an artist’s shift from “monolithic solidity to ephemeral play…”)

Without voice-over, the episodes have a slightly surreal quality that kinda suits the art. It was odd editing the series without Chris popping in every few days, but he’s seen a few of the shows now and we’re feeling good about it.

Season two’s artists are Dick Frizzell, Grahame Sydney, Virginia King, Niki Hastings-McFall, Karl Maughan, Wayne Youle, Reuben Paterson, Jacquelyn Greenbank, Seung Yul Oh, Tracey Tawhiao, Regan Gentry, Alex Monteith and Steve Carr. The artworks involve farmers, flying squads, orchestras, graffiti artists, schoolkids, tattooists, knitters, BMX riders, snowballs and Westies. Near the end of filming when I interviewed Chris for the press kit, he said: “This is unique television. Watch it to get over any fear of art you may have.”

We’re kicking the series off with a launch party and art auction on Thursday 27th August in Auckland in collaboration with TVNZ 7 & Media 7. Most of our series 1 & 2 artists are contributing pieces and proceeds raised will go to the Stroke Foundation, tagged specifically for art therapy. We’ve got a tight invite list but if anyone here is keen to spend up large on some art on the 27th, email me and we’ll try to fit you in!    gemma@newartland.co.nz.

All the best

Gemma Gracewood

PS Those overseas can try tvnzondemand.co.nz  but we’re not sure if it works overseas.
Broadcast dates for each episode…

Wayne Youle – Where You Stay?
29th August

Dick Frizzell – Teaching a Fencepost to Paint
5th September

Niki Hastings-McFall – Polynisation
12th September

Karl Maughan – Old School
19th September

Jacquelyn Greenbank – Nina and the Nitwits
26th September

Seung Yul Oh – The Ability to Blow Themselves Up
3rd October

Tracey Tawhiao – Tagging with Light
10th October

Regan Gentry – Paper Trail
17th October

Steve Carr – Snowballs
24th October

Virginia King – Pacific Stars
7th November

Grahame Sydney – Into The Nevis
14th November

Reuben Paterson – There Goes The Moon
21st November

Alex Monteith – Red Checkers
28th November



5 Comments »

  1.   evie altman — August 14, 2009 @ 2:14 am    

    tried looking this up, but unfortunately, the shows have licence rights cleared only for within New Zealand. although you can see the episode on the site, it won’t play for you here in the US. dang.

  2.   Tricia Tomatohead — August 14, 2009 @ 4:51 am    

    In some cases with shows with similar restrictions, a kind soul records the segments and posts them to YouTube. Kind of dodgy, but much appreciated.

    What a fantastic lineup for Season 2! I have posted heaps of questions for Grahame Sydney in my head over the years. I’m sure CK’s questions are far better.

    Wonderful news about the 200 m. “dash” too.

    (Hi Gemma from Bishop, CA, where we’ve been nagging for your band to come for years)

  3.   Marie-Christine — August 16, 2009 @ 2:24 pm    

    Chris,

    I’ve found out a few hours ago what happened to you. I’m stunned.

    Get stronger. Get happier. Get trickier, or not, beautiful human being.

    I send you my affection (cf. M. Jonathan Richman’s song).

    M-C from Arras.

  4.   Chris Knox (a different one) — August 16, 2009 @ 7:21 pm    

    From one Chris Knox to another — Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Thanks for some great music. I look forward to hearing more of it in the future.

    Best,

    Chris Knox

  5.   Replica Gucci Shoes — August 20, 2009 @ 7:43 pm    

    Without voice-over, the episodes have a slightly surreal quality that kinda suits the art. It was odd editing the series without Chris popping in every few days, but he’s seen a few of the shows now and we’re feeling good about it.

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