The End of the Tether

Regan Gentry, Artist

This is one of the sculptures in our collection. It was made in Whanganui City, Whanganui Region, New Zealand in 2008.
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About the Work
“Wow, I loved this installation at the Sarjeant and visited several times, so was chuffed to see it again when it featured in the Vignettes – 30 Years at Tylee Cottage exhibition at Sarjeant on the Quay in November 2016. To me the raw, coarse rope signifies the hardship endured by the men who built the bridge, and the occupants of the Mangapurua Valley settlement. I’ve been fortunate to visit the Bridge to Nowhere twice, the last time kayaking back down the Whanganui River with family, which was an amazing experience.”

Marion Gibbard for My Choice online exhibition, August 2020.
13280mm (13.3m) long
manila rope and wire
Bridge-like structure. Refers to failed settlement in Mangapurua Valley and its 'Bridge to Nowhere', relic of abandoned access. The work was the result of Gentry's period as Tylee Cottage artist-in-residence December 2007 – June 2008.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Tylee Residency exchange, 2008.
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Permanent collection
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