Tangi for Mururoa Atoll

Tony Fomison, Artist

This is one of the drawings in our collection. It was made in 1974. The place where it was made is unknown.
About the Work
After his move to Auckland in 1973 Fomison became deeply interested and connected to the local Polynesian communities and cultures. This drawing, along with the others he did at this time, is a response to the nuclear testing that occurred at Mururoa Atoll and the way in which it affected the region.
Measurements
Image 128 x 202mm
Frame 530 x 658mm
Media
pencil on paper
Subject Place
Description
Black and white image of a large head thrown back with eyes closed, mouth open in agony, with hands raised each side of the head and mountains/ hills in the background.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Purchased, 1983
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
Dec 1983

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Accession Number:
1983/31/2

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