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.
196 x 246mm (7 11/16 x 9 11/16")
selenium toned silver gelatin print
Black and white image of an empty room with rows of files laid out on the floor
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Purchased 1988.
17 Mar 1988