Taranaki, 15 April 1986

Laurence Aberhart, Artist

This is one of the photographs in our collection. It was made in Taranaki, New Zealand in 1986.
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About the Work
In 1986 Aberhart was the inaugural Tylee artist in residence. The images made during his 12 months in Wanganui (and other nearby regions) act as an important documentation of the area and its environs. As a body of work they reflect the preoccupations present in Aberhart’s entire oeuvre: lodges, waiting rooms, Churches, rest areas, museum displays, beaches, light, marae, monuments and memorials. Empty places and spaces with culture and people as ghosts, hinted at but only rarely revealed.
Measurements
Image 196 x 246mm
Media
selenium toned silver gelatin print on paper
Description
Monochrome image of a tiny Mt Taranaki in the distance across a dark sea in the foreground and dark clouds across a partially light sky
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Purchased 1988.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
17 Mar 1988