TV show aims for national exposure
AFTER ruling the airwaves in the US, a Murwillumbah artist is hoping Australians will also take to his colourful character.
Graeme Stevenson’s Colour In Your Life series goes to air on Briz TV in Brisbane next Thursday at 9.30pm, with the hopes of going nation-wide in January.
“This will be a first on television. Other programs never show the inside workings of the artists, due to the fact that I am one, I have had access to all the artists I need,” Mr Stevenson said.
“The aim of the series is to take the viewers right into the studios of professional practising artists, so that the audience can actually see how they do what they do.
“It is show that is run by artists for artists.”
Mr Stevenson, who has sold his surrealist works to the likes of Bill Clinton, said the idea for the show was based around popular British television shows such as Billy Connolly’s Trip Around The UK and the Two Fat Bikers series.
“My intention is to travel the magnificent Northern Rivers and southern Queensland on my Harley Davidson, showcasing the incredible landscapes, beaches, mountains and natural wonders and interview selected artists whose work depicts many of the attributes of the country and its wild life. The show will, with humour and good social comment, educate the viewer on how the artists go about creating their work.”
Colour In Your Life will be complemented by an interactive website.
An Akubra-clad Mr Stevenson is the only Australian artist to appear on an American TV show based around his art and the sales of his work, to a viewing audience of 70 million people a year.