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Outstanding art documentary on SBS

3 June 2024

GEOFF DIXON - PORTRAITS OF US is an outstanding feature-length documentary from the Ronin catalogue. Now available on SBS on Demand. The film is an intimate portrait of the life and work of the iconoclastic New Zealand artist Geoff Dixon, who now lives in north Queensland.

Dixon's paintings are rich with colour and texture, and are a challenge to all of us to wake up and think about the future of our wildlife, our flora and fauna, our country and our planet.

Dixon grew up and found/discovered his sexuality in the conservative Christchurch of the early seventies. The film introduces us to the people who influenced him and who believed in him over the years. We find out about his travels, his ups and downs, what led to his strong sense of the environment and why the symbols of bird life have come to inhabit his paintings.

The film also explores his close relationship over many years with the late Australian Indigenous artist, Arone Meeks.

Available on DVD and as a digital file for screenings and educational use. For information and orders see:

Directors: Clare O'Leary & Glenis Giles
Executive Producer: Penney Moir
Producers: Glenis Giles & Clare O'Leary
Director of Photography: Russell Milledge
Editor: Amanda Mulderry
Composers: Plan 9 (Janet Roddick, David Donaldson, Steve Roach)

A production of GoGo Media Aotearoa

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