TLC has produced a number of publications. You can order these publications through our materials shop. 0800 TLC Materials (0800 852 628) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The TLC prospectus
- ‘Go! The Art of Change’ by Jonathan Milne (TLC’s Managing Director)
- Documentaries about New Zealand artists: Dale Copeland, Ted Dutch and Denis O’Connor
Go! The Art of Change
Reviewer Jenny Argente of Bravado wrote: 'Go! The Art of Change is the Bible of the Creative Arts … the biggest rewards will go to the reader who, through making and doing, commits to and tests what is so generously offered here by Milne: creativity without bounds.'
Dale Copeland: Documentary
Taranaki artist, Dale Copeland, trained as a scientist and worked as a maths and physics teacher in Taranaki for many years until she took the leap to become a full-time artist. Dale creates assemblage sculpture pieces from junk and small things that she gathers over time. These things are often arranged in small drawers or boxes. People from all over the Taranaki region send her bits and pieces, from teeth and glass eyes to old dental tools and plastic toys. The work she creates is lovely and delicate, bringing out the inner beauty from the old leftover things from which they are made. (30 mins.)
Ted Dutch (1928-2008): Documentary
Based in Auckland, Ted Dutch was a print-maker, painter and ceramic artist who had a varied and interesting life that began in London in 1928. When barely 15 he began working as a graphic artist sketching out, and later painting, head shots for movie posters. He was eventually given work as an animator, using his drawing skills to create hand-drawn animation. He moved to New Zealand when he was 23 and worked as both a graphic artist and a screen printer, running his own company in Auckland for several years before becoming a full time artist. His work strongly reflected his commercial practice; incorporating design and the conscious exploitation of the technical aspects of screen-printing. Technicians, spacemen, machines and musicians often appeared as characters in his work. He was very interested in movement and technology. This documentary is an interesting insight into someone for whom art was both commercial and personal. One can see the influence of his design and animation work and how he combined these different aspects in his work and life to create a large body of interesting and original images. (24 mins.)
The Stones on My Tongue – The Art of Denis O’Connor: Documentary
This documentary looks at the work of Waiheke Island based sculptor Denis O’Connor, from his beginnings with ceramics up to his more recent works with stone and other materials. Denis discusses the influences from his family history as well as the processes behind several of his more major works. Other academics and artists with whom he has been involved also talk about his work and their friendships with him. (50 mins.)