ARTSVILLE. 08/10/2007

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“Artsville this week follows painter Prakesh Patel in Out Of Darkness, Out Of India, sees a profile on iconic Christchurch artist Peter Donnelly who has etched and raked over 700 works into the New Brighton sands in Sand Man, and has a poem performance from Stephanie de Montalk (Solatium).

Growing up as an Indian in conservative 1970s Wanganui was difficult - painful even - for Prakash Patel. His family lived in Castlecliff and though his father spoke English like a Kiwi, his mother, who migrated as a 19-year-old bride, was never so comfortable with her second language. Art became a way for Patel to resolve his divided background, a synthesis of his Indian and Antipodean experience. In 2006, he was awarded a Creative New Zealand Residency at the Sanskriti Campus in New Delhi. Out Of Darkness, Out Of India follows Patel on his journey.

Peter Donnelly, artist, poet, sculptor and local New Brighton Beach identity is one of those coastal dwellers that keeps a constant eye on the weather and tide. When conditions are right he'll head to the beach where, for the past 10 years, he's etched, moulded and raked over 700 stunning pieces of work out of the Brighton Sands. But these are no ordinary drawings; they are created with a staff and rake and can be up to 100 metres long. They are best viewed from the pier, which extends out to sea and is high above the beach. Artsville joins him on an early morning at low tide with an expansive sandy beach and the promise of a clean canvas." TVNZ; tvnz.co.nz; 19/10/2007

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Year 2007

Reference number F102723

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Series ARTSVILLE

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Television

Duration 1:00:00

Production company Television New Zealand, Frame Up Films, 3RD Party Productions, Fisheye Films Limited

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Credits Out Of Darkness - Out Of India Producer: Owen Hughes
Director: Owen Hughes
Sand Man Producer: Peter Young
Stephanie De Montalk Solatium Producer: Colin Hogg

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