The Landing

Paul Johnson, Artist

This is one of the photographs in our collection. It was made in New Zealand in 1993.
About the Work
Part of a series of 7 works in the collection. The artist states:
These works document some of my sculptural activities over the past 7 years. It is a process through which I come to understanding my own history and it is a response to feelings that emerge from working on and in the Whanganui River.
I was born in a home on the banks of Whanganui River. Part of my lineage reads: Wanganui, Ashhurst, [Te Awahou disembarks 100 settlers in 1858 - Manawatu River mouth], Geraldine, and Balleymoney, Ireland.
- Paul Johnson, Sep 1995
Measurements
Image 490 x 330mm
Frame 835 x 630mm
Media
colour photograph
Description
Colour photograph of a bright blue painted sculpture jutting at an angle over a river. The structure is in the form of a jetty yet only one side of the railings is intact, the rope is hanging down, and the floorboards are almost completely non-existant.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of the artist, 2001
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
26 Feb 2001

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Accession Number:
2001/5/5