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Askew One

Elliot “Askew” O’Donnell discusses operating across the worlds of Graffiti and Art, his interest in the discussion around contemporary pacific identity, and the challenges of prioritising his art practice ahead of commercial opportunities. WATCH NOW

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Benjamin Work

Benjamin Work shares his pathway that has led to a well regarded exhibition practice and notable contributions to the progression of Tongan art and culture. He shares his love for what the freedom to paint outside means to him and his extended family and friends. WATCH NOW

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BMD

Portrait of a curious collaboration. BMD share stories, insights and anecdotes from their hyper active exploits. Addressing the challenges they face with their inherent level of ambition, and doing so with good natured humour. WATCH NOW

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Elliot Francis Stewart

Elliot Francis Stewart is a prodigious talent with a great deal of wisdom and personality. He addresses a wide range of issues from a unique perspective that alludes to why his work is so highly regarded. WATCH NOW

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Mica Still

Mica Still is an artist who would probably prefer to let her work do the talking. But we sat her down and asked  all manner of questions anyway. She reveals some the motivation behind her work and how she approaches the challenges her practice presents. WATCH NOW

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About – If These Walls Could Talk

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Launching October 2014, If These Walls Could Talk is a collection of stories about people who like to paint walls.

A series of mini documentaries follow Askew One, Benjamin Work, BMD, Elliot Francis Stewart and Mica Still as they take us into the heart of their creative worlds.

It takes a close look at the practice of some of the artists from Aotearoa’s street art and graffiti community. It explores what compels them to paint outside, what drives them artistically, and how they navigate identity, community, ownership and the creative process.

ITWCT seeks to build understanding around the roles artists working within this field can play in contributing towards out built environments, how they can activate space and discussion, and how they successfully operate within the dynamic framework presented by the street.

New Zealand has a strong field of artists working within this field who are developing a vernacular that address’ our cultural identity as a Pacific Island nation, our inherent relationship to the land, a distinct point of view in a global context and an ability to examine issues around contemporary culture in an effective and arresting manner.

 

Credits

ITWCT is a document of NZ culture, exploring both art and the prodigious musical talent that has been developing over the last few years. The series features music from Ben Jammin, Jay Knight, Haan 808, Miso Shiru, Samuel Truth, The Basement Tapes and Tommy Flowers.

If These Walls Could Talk is made with the help of NZ On Air through their Ignite Digital Media Fund.

You can find out more about it here. http://www.nzonair.govt.nz/digital

 

Our Crew

Produced by: Ross Liew
Directed by: Ross Liew, Dena Kennedy, Priscilla Northe and Blake Dunlop
Filmed by: Priscilla Northe and Blake Dunlop
Edited by: Dena Kennedy
Website by: Regan Vause

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