In this category, words, poetry or text-based messages dominate the work.
The term ‘Preacher Art’ is a reference to the art that came out of the southern states in the USA. Preachers (sometimes self-ordained) would decorate their properities with religious pronouncements.
Within the context of New Zealand, the artists in the survey seem to prefer to make quiet works rather than bold displays. Rather than making proclamations, the work gives voice to a personal belief whether it be religious, social or political.
Some artists record lists within their works—lists of countries or garden tools—naming and locating things (and themselves) in the world.