Film-maker, poet, artist and photographer Joanna Margaret Paul (1955-2003) made quietly observational yet radical work during her lifetime, reflecting on motherhood, domestic life, and the dichotomy between urban spaces and the natural world.
Commissioned by CIRCUIT Artist Film and Video Aotearoa New Zealand and curated by Peter Todd with the support of Creative New Zealand, Through a Different Lens/Film Work by Joanna Margaret Paul is a programme of recent digital restorations of films shot in the 1970s and early 1980s. Several of the films in this programme were recently premiered by CIRCUIT at the 2015 London Film Festival.
In this hilarious family film Wallace and his loyal dog, Gromit, set out to discover the mystery behind the garden sabotage that plagues their village and threatens the annual giant vegetable growing contest.
Made from long-forgotten film stills, old actor headshots and vintage postcards, British artist John Stezaker’s collages conjure a new world from their ‘lost world’.
Artists, writers and curators speak with passion and insight about Ann Shelton's work and its historical and contemporary contexts. Shelton herself provides much of the guiding narration. The film explores the visual themes and motifs of Shelton’s work, tracing its origins in the history and landscapes of Aotearoa/New Zealand.