Making the Transformational Moment in Film, unleashing the power of the image, with the films of Vincent Ward, an American film book featuring Vincent’s films has just been published and is availalble on Amazon. It is also about to be released on Kindle and has been picked up by Chinese publisher who will translate it into Chinese.
See TVNZ story on Vincent filming at Kelly Tarlton’s Underwater World for his new art show Breath.
Vincent Ward talked with BFM’s Charlotte Ryan about his book The Past Awaits, his film career and his up coming art exhibitions.
Vincent Ward’s exhibition BREATH : the fleeting nature of life will open at the prestigious Govett Brewster Art Gallery Dec 10th 2011 where it will be the main show for 3 months. It will then tour to Auckland in June 2012 where is will show across two major public galleries, the Gus Fisher Art Gallery and James Wallace’s Pah House Gallery.
Vincent Ward read from his book, The Past Awaits: People, Images, Film, which details his two passions in life – film and painting.
Auckland City Art Gallery.
Vincent Ward and six others spoke on the theme ‘Blood is thicker than water’ at the Book Council’s True Stories Told Live event on November 2010.
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The Past Awaits, a new book by Vincent Ward will be launched on November 14th 2010 in his home town of Greytown.
In this book of pictures and stories Vincent draws on his imagery and honest reflection to trace his film-making journey from a remote Maori community, to the Arctic and on to Los Angeles.
Acclaimed German director Wim Wenders (Buena Vista Social Club and Paris, Texas) said of the book “Magnificent” and “I don’t know if ever a book of pictures and stories moved me so much like Vincent Ward’s The Past Awaits. It will go into my suitcase for that lonesome island…”
Fellow New Zealand director Sir Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings Trilogy and King Kong) said ‘To read The Past Awaits is to take a journey into the imagination of Vincent Ward’ and that ‘The images have a power and strength that goes way beyond the context of the film they belong to.”
The Past Awaits will be in book stores in New Zealand from November 2010.
See The Past Awaits for more information on the launch and book.
Vincent was invited to be the keynote speaker at the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architect’s Conference, “The Power of Landscape’, Te Papa Museum, Wellington, April 2010.
He addressed an audience of approx. 300 and talked about his films in relation to a sense of place, belonging and memory.
Vincent Ward was honoured to meet with filmmaker and Thai prince, Chatri Chalerm Yukol at the Bangkok International Film Festival where Rain of the Children screened in 2008.
The Prince has enjoyed a prolific 28-year directing career. His love for filmmaking really took off while he was a student and in 2001 he worked together with his old UCLA classmate Francis Ford Coppola as Executive Producer on his historical battle epic The Legend of Suriyothai.
Vincent Ward was working in the Emirates and New York City filming for the Abu Dhabi Cultural Island in February 2010. This project also involved digitally creating from architectural plans and models footage of the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and the Louvre Abu Dhabi amongst other buildings designed by renowned architects such as Frank Gehry, Jean Nouvel, and Tadao Ando.
Vincent was back in Sydney filming in December
The largest festival in Poland, Era New Horizons, held a retrospective of Ward’s films in 2008.
Vincent Ward’s Art to be auctioned along with leading New Zealand artists John Drawbridge, Grahame Sydney, Gary Tricker, Sheyne Tuffery and many more.
Sunday 1st November, 4pm at Willis York Gallery, 119 Taranaki Street Wellington
Tickets to this charity event available from Jane Kellahan 021 702 101 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Vincent shooting in Sydney