Whispering Hope

Denys Watkins, Artist

This is one of the prints in our collection. It was made in 1975. The place where it was made is unknown.
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About the Work
“This painting in the pop art style is a symbol of my new life and home in Castlecliff, Whanganui. My partner Scott Redding and myself have acquired one similar. It symbolises our new life after having left the hustle of city life in Melbourne.”
Phil Stokes, a leading glass artist who works between Whanganui and Melbourne, for the February 2020 instalment of the My Choice exhibition series.


Working with the tradition of Surrealism and Pop art, Watkins' constructed, ready-made images are, as Gordon H. Brown noted, 'a setting for the banality of conventional life where allusions to the dreams and reality of romance abound'.
Measurements
Image 285 x 440mm
Frame 640 x 790mm
Media
screenprint on paper
Description
Print of a weatherboard pink house with a red roof, a wild untrimmed green hedge is in front of the house, a pink wooden shed is to the left with a tall green tree between the house and shed. The sky is an aqua colour.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Purchased, 1981.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
26 Mar 1981

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Accession Number:
1981/6/1

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