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Tom Who? The Enigma of Tom Kreisler - Film Screening

Tom Who? The Enigma of Tom Kreisler - Film Screening

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  • Sun 16 Jul ’17, 1:00pm – 2:15pm
  • Sun 23 Jul ’17, 1:00pm – 2:15pm
  • Sun 30 Jul ’17, 1:00pm – 2:15pm


Len Lye Centre, Corner Queen and Devon Street, New Plymouth Show map


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

A documentary about the life and art of Tom Kreisler (1938-2002) in association with the current Govett-Brewster exhibition 'Open Collection no. 3: Tom'.

Born in Buenos Aires, artist Tom Kreisler arrived in New Zealand at age 13, studied painting at Canterbury University, taught art in New Plymouth, and spent time in Mexico.

Shocked that he wasn't "in the mainstream canon of New Zealand art", documentarian Shirley Horrocks (Marti: The Passionate Eye) felt that the whimsical, subversive but publicity-shy Kreisler deserved to be better known.

So Horrocks interviewed fans and friends of the late artist and headed to Mexico to find out how the country influenced him. Tom Who? debuted at the 2015 Auckland Film Festival.

The film includes interviews with leading New Zealand artists and has a very special connection with New Plymouth since Tom Kreisler lived there for much of his life, teaching at the Boys' High School, Taranaki Polytechnic and in Stratford. Kreisler was also very involved with the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery.

NZ, 2015, Colour, 72 min. Rated G, Dir. Shirley Horrocks.

Free entry tickets will be re-allocated to waiting customers five minutes after screening start time
Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired.

Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked.

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