“The director, editor, cameraman, composer and crew were intelligent. I felt at ease to reveal myself and what I said would not be misinterpreted.
The film ended up being just me”. Pauline Bewick
“Superb film”. Miriam O Callaghan, RTE
“Wonderful..what a treat…enriching and magical..beautifully produced..you should be so proud”. Ned Dowd (Producer: Last of the Mohicans, Veronica Guerin)
“An Exceptional Film”. Kevin Brownlow (Film Historian, Filmmaker and Academy Award recipient)
Pauline Bewick: Yellow Man Grey Man
Pauline Bewick: Yellow Man Grey Man is a feature film directed by artist Maurice Galway. He examines in a creative way the hugely successful series of work by Pauline known as The Yellow Man and illuminates an equally important but much less well-known series of works: the Grey Man Drawings.
“Its rather sad really. I was searching for the perfect society. That’s why I went to The South Pacific and that’s why I invented The Yellow Man. He, to me, is perfection. I created The Yellow Man because if our society were made up of Yellow Men it would be a marvellous place.” Pauline Bewick
The Yellow Man represents an ideal life style and philosophy and is widely known and much loved all over the world.
In the course of many conversations with Pauline over the last 10 years, Maurice discovered the existence of her Grey Man; drawings dealing with a much darker side of the artist and much less well-known. They arose from discussions she had with a Gestalt psychoanalyst.
This film brings the Grey Man into the light for the first time and gives an intimate insight into how the artist works and the importance of the two entities in her life’s work and achievements. At the same time the film testifies to the individuality of Galway’s regard, his respect for Pauline as a fellow artist, and to the palpable sympathy between them.
The Yellow Man series of art works were first exhibited in 1995 in the RHA gallery to huge acclaim. The Grey Man drawings have never been exhibited.