2009Wax crayon228 x 300cm The Henry Jones Art Hotel Collection Lindsay Broughton was Head of the Drawing Studio at the Tasmanian School of Art, University of Tasmania for 25 years.
Since retiring, he continues his art practice in Hobart.
The Cove was integral to the early development of Hobart.
That was the real struggle but it wasn't something that was worrisome - it was a challenge we entered into.
It was fun to live in that world for a year.” Smith continues: “It gave me a new appreciation for Jim's career and how progressive he was.
“I'd talked to Jim about it for years [and] over time I was like, 'We should do something with that' and he'd go 'Yeah, we should' and then we’d never do anything.
A couple of years ago, I asked him if I could see some of it - he sent me 30-40 minutes worth [NB: there is over 100 hours worth of footage] and in that alone, you could see what [the documentary] was going to become.” Carrey crucially agreed to provide candid context to his personal experience for the first time, something Jonze tasked British director Chris Smith with capturing over a vital two-day period. “[Jim is a] very articulate speaker and able to convey his thoughts in a way that a lot of people don’t.“I think the goal of any documentary is to try to be true to the experience.