Contributing essayist David Craig is a sociologist at the Universities of Auckland, New Zealand, and of Otago with an interest in New Zealand art and culture and a long association with Barry Brickell. Essayist Gregory O'Brien is a writer, curator and painter whose most recent art book projects are Hanly (Ron Sang, 2012), A Micronaut in the Wide World (AUP, 2011) and Euan Macleod (Piper Press, 2010). Writer, curator, arts consultant and cultural commentator Hamish Keith was a friend and flatmate of Barry Brickell in the 1960s. Haru Sameshima is an award-winning freelance and art photographer, based in Auckland, whose work has illustrated books including Cone Ten Down: Studio Pottery in New Zealand 1945-1980 and The Carver and the Artist: Maori Art in the Twentieth Century.
"This study of Barry Brickell, who at the age of 77 is one of New Zealand's most iconic artists/craftsmen, also conservationist and railway enthusiast, is timely, and as a consequence of it his work is sure to gain the wider recognition it deserves." --Robert Sanderson, The Log Book