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New Artland

New Artland on TVNZ 7

Saturdays at 10pm
New Artland is the show that people should watch to get over any fear of art they have, according to presenter Chris Knox.

Knox best known as a musician and cartoonist follows the artists from the initial idea through to the final unveiling, often getting his jandals mucky as he pitches in.

Season two's artists are Dick Frizzell, Grahame Sydney, Virginia King, Niki Hastings-McFall, Karl Maughan, Wayne Youle, Reuben Paterson, Jacquelyn Greenbank, Seung Yul Oh, Tracey Tawhiao, Regan Gentry, Alex Monteith and Steve Carr.

Filmed from West Auckland to Central Otago, the artworks involve farmers, flying squads, orchestras, graffiti artists, schoolkids, tattooists, knitters, BMX riders, snowballs and Westies.

Episode one follows playful and controversial artist Wayne Youle, who combines his Maori and Pakeha heritage in his humorous objects and text-based works. Not one to shy away from a challenge, hes enlisted two tattoo artists to ink 100 people in a single day.