29 Nov 2019

Artist Billy Apple and his Rewi Alley connection

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:33 pm on 29 November 2019

Yesterday we talked about Rewi Alley, and his work in China. 

Today, we're joined by an artist who was inspired by Rewi Alley - after an incredible coincidence this year saw him staying on the same street in China, as where Rewi Alley used to live. 

Billy Apple - a pioneer artist who made his name during the pop art movement of the 60s -  was in Shanghai on a new artist's residency when he made the connection with Alley. 

Billy Apple at the NZ Arts Foundation Awards 2018, where he was honoured an Icon Award.

Billy Apple at the NZ Arts Foundation Awards 2018, where he was honoured an Icon Award. Photo: Mark Tantrum