Hidden treasures: artist and filmmaker Joanna Margaret Paul's work revealed

Posted Tuesday 05 Jun 2018

In a new essay published by Contemporary HUM, London-based writer Eleanor Woodhouse takes an in-depth look at the work of the prolific, interdisciplinary New Zealand artist, poet and filmmaker, Joanna Margaret Paul. Devout to both her practice and faith, Paul passed away suddenly in 2003 leaving behind a vast archive of never before seen work, including thousands of poems, negatives, drawings and paintings-many of which still remain uncatalogued. In her essay, Woodhouse explores Paul's practice, and considers the significance of her work being shown abroad, most recently the programme of her filmic work touring the UK. Presented by filmmaker and curator Peter Todd, the programme (Through a Different Lens / Film Work by Joanna Margaret Paul) is the first collection to make Paul's work available to an international audience and will continue touring until the end of June 2018.

Read the essay in full here, on Contemporary HUM >>

IMAGE /Through a Different Lens / Film Work by Joanna Margaret Paul. Courtesy of the estate of Joanna Margaret Paul, Robert Heald Gallery and Circuit, Artist Film and Video Aotearoa New Zealand

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Warkia's Vai secures NZFC funding

Posted Tuesday 05 Jun 2018

Let's hear it for producers Kerry Warkia and Kiel McNaughton, who have secured production funding from the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) for their latest multi-story feature, Vai.

Similar in style to the very successful Waru, Vai will connect eight stories about the journey of empowerment through culture, over the lifetime of one woman, Vai. Vai is currently in pre-production, but filming is due to start in July.

More details here >>