Flats, Wanganui, (Corner Victoria Ave & Liverpool St)

Richard Wotton, Artist

This is one of the photographs in our collection. It was made in Whanganui City, Whanganui Region, New Zealand in 1980.
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About the Work
With October being Whanganui Heritage Month, I was drawn to the images that evoked nostalgia. I’m not Whanganui born and bred, but it's architecture and art have captured my full attention. My selection of works captures some buildings that are no longer here, yet we still have the highest concentration of heritage buildings in New Zealand. Imagine Whanganui even 20 years ago and what we have lost – let’s hope more can be saved for the future generations to enjoy.
This is a quirky fragment of a building that looks only half built. The needs of the day to fit a site and for practicality, and then probably losing its neighbours, has left this an orphan – unfortunately its gone now too.
- Helen Craig, Whanganui District Councillor & Whanganui Regional Heritage Trustee for the Oct 2020 instalment of the My Choice exhibition series.
Image 242 x 195mm
selenium toned silver gelatin print
Black and white photograph of a two storied wooden building on a street corner, there are no buildings next to it and there is a wooden fire escape ladderon the facade below a first floor window.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Purchased, 1982.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
22 Sep 1982



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