Taranaki (with cloud and moon)

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
"I like the expanse of this image and the relative size of the crescent moon and Taranaki maunga. In a single image Aberhart captures celestial and geographic markers for orientation; sun, moon, maunga, ocean and horizon."
- Taarati Taiaroa, for 'My Choice' April 2022

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.
Image 196 x 246mm
selenium toned silver gelatin print on paper
Monochrome image of Mount Taranaki in the distance across a dark sea in the foreground and dark clouds across a darkened sky with a tiny bright crescent moon at the upper right of the image
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Purchased 1988.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
17 Mar 1988



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