"Music, art, our beautiful country... and driving. What could be better? Join me on a road trip of New Zealand, visiting some of our finest visual artists at home in their studios. They’ll share their favourite music with us, and I’m hoping to get to the bottom of the mystery of their art, what part music plays in it, and what makes them tick" - Charlotte Wilson.
Kim Pieters has been painting most of her life, under the radar and known only to a few dealers and a few galleries.
Born in Rotorua, now a long-time resident of Dunedin, she popped up in a retrospective in Wellington’s Adam Art Gallery before winning Waikato Museum’s National Contemporary Art Award 2017 for her work The Meaning of Ethics.
Pieters works are now in major collections including the public art galleries of Auckland, Dunedin and Christchurch.
The Meaning of Ethics is typical of her inspiration. A big reader, much of her work is inspired by philosophy or poetry or the vast and abstract concepts of language and knowledge in general.
Pieters is also a film-maker, a photographer and a musician well known in the experimental scene in Dunedin; she played in a variety of underground bands through the 1990s before creating the Metonymic music label and the music festival Lines of Flight.
Charlotte Wilson visited her studio in the middle of the industrial working port of Dunedin, on a beautiful spring day.
ANON Axion Esti Soeur Marie Kayrouz
HENDERSON Beyond Reason Jeff Henderson, Tom Callwood, Mark Sanders
GERSHWIN Liza (All The Clouds’ll Roll Away) Thelonious Monk, Oscar Pettiford, Art Blakey
HILDEGARD VON BINGEN O Nobilissima Viriditas Sequentia