Pacific Salt

Don Driver, Artist

This is one of the sculptures in our collection. It was made in New Zealand in 1977.
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H2810 x W3120mm
collage wall hanging, fabric
By 1975 Don began working in what would become his signature format using hanging plastic banners, tarpaulins and blankets adorned with an assortment of ‘found’ everyday objects such as clothing, tools, doormats, and animal skins.
From this time comes Pacific Salt – a work the late Ron O’Reilly recalled Colin McCahon describing as ‘Don’s best painting ever’. Certainly it possesses a beauty which transcends the sum of its parts and the coloured fabric remnants, tarpaulin and plastic sacking work together both in an abstract sense and in relation to their Pacific location.
- Paul Rayner, intro to 'Practical Magic', Sarjeant Gallery, 2002
Credit Line
Collection to the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Purchase with a Q.E.II Arts Council Grant, 1981.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
20 May 1981



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