Nature Morte (Silence)

Laurence Aberhart, Artist

This is one of the photographs in our collection. It was made in Whanganui, Whanganui Region, 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 246 x 196 mm
Frame 536 x 500 mm
Media
selenium toned silver gelatin print
Description
Black and white photographic image showing a carved Maori figure with its arms crossed over its chest, top of the head is not visible. Next to the figure's mouth is a painted wooden sign 'SILENCE', to the lower left of the figure is a speaker with wire attached. To the upper left is an angled kowhaiwhai panel. This image is photographed within the Savage Club rooms on Drews Avenue, Whanganui (formerly the Whanganui Museum premises).
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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Accession Number:
1988/3/70

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