14 Apr 2024

Regional Wrap: Sean McDonnell’s Baylys Beach

From Culture 101, 1:25 pm on 14 April 2024


Sean McDonnell

Sean McDonnell Photo: supplied

Baylys Beach is a settlement of a few hundred on a wild section on the west coast of Northland, just outside Takiwira Dargaville. 

It’s home to painter Sean McDonnell who works and sells his art in the settlement when he’s not working as a tour guide up and down the motu.

A place is never too small to make the RNZ Culture 101 Regional Wrap. Sean McDonnell introduces Mark Amery to the culture of Baylys Beach and ‘Kumara capital’ Takiwira.

Sean McDonnell's paintings

Sean McDonnell's paintings Photo: supplied