Mouth painters learn from Frizzell

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS - By ADRIAN EVANS

Mouth painters at the Auck­land Spinal Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Unit have been treated to a masterclass from Kiwi artist Dick Frizzell.

The cre­ator of Mickey to Tiki Tu Meke ad­mits he was ‘‘ a bit ner­vous’’ about his visit.

His re­la­tion­ship with the unit goes back to the 2011 Rugby World Cup where as the event’s of­fi­cial artist he was ‘‘in­cred­i­bly in­spired’’ by for­mer Wheel Black and tetraplegic artist Grant Shar­man.

The weekly art classes are or­gan­ised by the As­so­ci­a­tion for Spinal Con­cerns and are held ev­ery Tues­day.

Qual­i­fied tu­tors teach bud­ding new artists both hand and mouth paint­ing.


Creative tip: El­iz­a­beth Olsen and Dick Frizzell look on as mouth painter Dayna Ti­wha takes charge.

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