View from Mangamahu

Nigel Brown, Artist

This is one of the paintings in our collection. It was made in Mangamahu, Whanganui Region, New Zealand in 1981.
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About the Work
“This selection is one of my personal indulgences. I bought ‘Rosedale’, a hill country farm across the Whangaehu River from the Mangamahu village, in 1967. The green hills in the background of this painting are part of ‘Rosedale’ and the yellow hill is ‘Kohanga’, a small hill with a trig point, in the middle of some river flats. It is a remnant of the changing course of the Whangaehu River over thousands of years. Nigel Brown visited Mangamahu several times and painted this view at least twice. I have included this painting because of the memories it triggers for me personally. ‘Rosedale’ was my home for 23 years, from 1967 – 1990, and it is on these hills that I spent a large part of most summers spraying gorse and cutting scrub. It is also here that Linda and I brought up our two children.”
Jim Norris, a retired farmer and company manager, for the March 2020 instalment of the My Choice exhibition series.
Image 598 x 438mm
Frame 638 x 482 x 40mm
acrylic on paper
Landscape of hills and buildings. The hills are bright green and there is one yellow hill in the centre of the image.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Purchased, 1982.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
Dec 1982



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