Mt Taranaki

Peter Peryer, Artist

This is one of the photographs in our collection. It was made in New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand in Aug 2001.
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Object Detail

image: 111 x 150mm
support: 252 x 202mm
Silver gelatin print on paper
" Thie 'New Plymouth' view of Mount Taranaki from lake Mangamahoe is somehow compositionally tranformed from the picturesque to the iconic throught the keenly perceptive and always vigorously selective Peryer eye. The tree-fern in the foreground somehow hovers over Taranaki like an exotic South Pacific parasol shading the fresh blanket of snow from the midday sun. Made some time after the artist relocated to New Plymouth from Auckland it is one of the relatively small numver of images he has made that reflect physical landmarks of the Taranaki region over the past decade. And none could be more resonant."
Bill Milbank. Exhibition label from 'Taranaki Whenua: Life, Blood, Legacy'2008.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Purchased 2001.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
Oct 2001



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