What is History?

Marian Maguire, Artist

This is one of the prints in our collection. It was made in Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand in 2011.
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About the Work
“I think this work is extremely relevant at the moment. At a time of national debate about our history curriculum, and a collective re-examining of sensitive events and processes which have not been commonly discussed or even acknowledged until recently, Marian Maguire reminds us that historiography has always been contestable.”
- Scott Flutey for My Choice September 2021

Part of the series 'A Taranaki Dialogue'. Fusing ancient Greece and Colonial New Zealand, Maguire’s work positions Socratic dialogue against a Taranaki environment.
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Measurements
Image: 150 x 235mm
Support: 310 x 380mm
Media
etching
Description
Monochromatic etching of Mount Taranaki in the centre framed by two stands of trees and punga (tree ferns). At the foot of the mountain is an area of dense bush. In the foreground is a rocky stream. At the bottom of the image is the text "WHAT IS HISTORY?".
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Tylee Residency exchange, 2014.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
30 Sep 2014

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Accession Number:
2014/4/6

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