In 1995 the work of 3 Southern mates, artist Grahame Sydney, fiction writer Owen Marshall and poet Brian Turner was brought together in a seminal publication ‘Timeless Land’. It went on to become a multi-award winning Kiwi classic. 25 years on ‘Landmarks’ is a lavish new companion volume featuring works completed since 1995 that once again celebrates 3 of our literary and artistic heavyweights. Through their own marks, be it in ink or paint, they offer a love song to Central Otago and the South, its magnificent spaces, and their continued deep connection to the land. Published 2020. Price includes shipping within NZ. For international rates please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
View from the South
Owen Marshall, one of New Zealand’s great authors, and Grahame Sydney, one of this country’s best known landscape painters, have come together in this book of poetry and photography. David Eggleton writes in the New Zealand Listener ”Above all, [Marshall’s] poems are redolent of the South Island – all wild winds and dry hills, sleepy summer afternoons, the shimmer of light on lakes, snow like whitewash on the Alps.” Published 2018. SORRY, SOLD OUT.
Grahame Sydney Paintings: 1974 – 2014
This landmark 304 page hardback book (in slipcase) covers Grahame’s 40 year career as a full-time artist and features over 200 paintings, many unseen, as well as his most loved landscapes and figurative paintings. In the foreword, Grahame delves into his childhood and the beginnings of his obsession with art while Sir Vincent O’Sullivan (NZ Poet Laureate) writes insightfully about his work. Over 4.500 copies sold. First Published 2014. SORRY, 2ND EDITION SOLD OUT.
Grahame Sydney’s Central Otago
Penguin Books has described this photographic coffee table book as “A classic for years to come. This book is a spectacular photographic celebration of the heart of the Otago Province. From sprawling landscapes and passing cloudscapes to poignant portraits this book captures both the raw beauty of the area and isolation of its inhabitants.” First Published 2011. SORRY, 2ND EDITION SOLD OUT.
In 1862 the barren Interior of Otago, New Zealand was largely unknown, and home to a small number of newly-settled pastoralists. However when two prospectors announced they had struck gold, this sparse, inhospitable region became magnet to tens of thousands of hopeful men. Using several surviving diaries of gold prospectors, ‘Promised Land’ is a comprehensive and graphic account of the story of the discovery of gold and what we now call ‘Central Otago’. Published 2009. SORRY SOLD OUT.
This 168 page photographic book is a result of two trips to Antarctica as invited guest of the New Zealand Government. Featuring Grahame’s distinctive eye, he captures the extraordinary ice rock and snowscapes of Antarctica and human’s efforts to survive there. Shortlisted for BANZ Book Design Awards (Random House NZ Award for Best Illustrated Book). Listed in NZ Listener’s Top 100 Books. Published 2008. Price includes postage within NZ. For international rates please email: email@example.com
The Art of Grahame Sydney
Chosen from works produced from 1974 to 2000, this selection of landscape, figure and portrait paintings, early studies, pencil drawings, lithographs and etchings, shows Sydney’s enormously varied body of work. Awards: Montana Book Awards: Medal for Non – Fiction; Illustrative Arts Category Award; Readers’ Choice Award. First published 2000. SORRY, 4th EDITION SOLD OUT.
Timeless Land. Contributions from artist Grahame Sydney, poet Brian Turner and writer Owen Marshall. First published 1995 this landmark book of art, poetry and writing has become a New Zealand classic. SORRY FIFTH EDITION SOLD OUT.