9 Apr 2022

Sam Duckor-Jones: painting a church pink in the Grey District

From Saturday Morning, 11:35 am on 9 April 2022
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Photo: Sam Duckor-Jones

What began with an internet search for the cheapest house in New Zealand led Sam Duckor-Jones to buy an old Anglican church in Greymouth, which he then doused in pink and renamed Gloria. Duckor-Jones describes Gloria as a sculpture for the community and a beacon for queerness.  

A poet and sculptor, Duckor-Jones is also employed by the Grey District Youth Trust as Youth Art Space Champion, and works with West Coast creative space Art4Me.

His latest book of poetry is Party Legend with Te Herenga Waka University Press.