North & South: ‘Those Who Made A Difference’

The North and South January 2001 issue features Grahame Sydney as one of “Those Who Made a Difference”. New Zealanders from all walks of life who stayed and through bright ideas, pluck, enthusiasm and sometimes a little madness made this land a better place… This enduring painter speaks to us, he tells us about our landscape in a way most everybody can understand.

If McCahon taught us to see the New Zealand landscape with different eyes with his dark, complex works, then Sydney as realism continues to remind us of our country as powerful, primordial beauty.”