19 Aug 2018

Remembering the confronting art of Tony Fomison

From Standing Room Only, 12:48 pm on 19 August 2018

Tony Fomison remains one of the most distinctive New Zealand artists of his generations, almost 30 years after his death. The painter's sister Anna is collecting interviews with people who knew Tony for an oral history project supported by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage. In 2015 Anna started recording interviews in 2015 with people who featured in his life but there are many more people she wants to talk to about his life and work. Anna Fomison's in Wellington this weekend for the opening at Te Papa of the latest exhibition of Tony's work, Lost in the Dark - a collection of his paintings of monsters, misfits and medical deformities, and spoke to Lynn Freeman about her brother's life and career.