Michael Smither: The Next Ten Years
In 2009 Michael turned 70. I asked him what he was going to do. He said he had ten years worth of unfinished paintings. I said 'how about I video-diarise you completing all these unseen works?' He agreed. This series is following progress with ten documentaries from 2009 to 2019.
The timing also coincided with what Michael claimed was his last dealer-gallery exhibition. Appropriately, in August 2009, Episode One of the series, Shared Harmonics, was used as a video catalogue for the 'final' dealer-gallery exhibition at the Artis Gallery in Auckland. Don't be surprised that there have been more than a handful of exhibitions since then.