Distinctly Grahame Sydney

Archived by NZonScreen this 2006 documentary is  titled ‘Distinctly Grahame Sydney’.

Painter Grahame Sydney has been pigeonholed by some as a landscape artist but this documentary contends that his evocative depictions of his Central Otago surroundings are much more than just exercises in realism. Fellow locals, poet Brian Turner and actor Sam Neill discuss the emotional and artistic resonance his work holds for them. Sydney’s portraits and figure studies are also examined; and the production of one of his lithographs is followed from inception as a sketch on a slab of Bavarian limestone brought to NZ over 200 years ago to fully fledged print.  

The link takes you to part one of a three part documentary (8 minutes each)