Peter at 50 with Lares and Saints

Gavin Chilcott, Artist

This is one of the installations in our collection. It was made in circa 1986. The place where it was made is unknown.
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About the Work
This devotional piece was a commission for Peter’s 50th birthday and was designed to be installed in an apartment, with the large paintings placed at either end of the hall and the folk art objects, or lares, placed along the length of the hall. Lares were guardian deities from ancient Roman religion who were believed to observe, protect and influence all that happened within the boundaries of their location and function. The lares in this installation are represented by bread, wine, and kitchen utensils and were hung opposite the kitchen, bedroom, and living room in the apartment.
Jennifer Taylor Moore, Curator of Collections for exhibition 'Beyond the Frame', 2018
Approximate installation measurements: 2002 x 7300mm
mixed media including acrylic on canvas, wood, and enamel
Multi-part installation work with two large canvases, 3 smaller canvas boards and multiple wooden elements including a ladle, frying pan and fish-slice.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. On long term loan from an anonymous lender
Collection Type
Acquisition Date
09 Jul 1996



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