The Sacred Heart at Waitangi

Peter Ireland, Artist

This is one of the paintings in our collection. It was made in 1992. The place where it was made is unknown.
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About the Work
I grew up in a religious family, and both grandmothers were diehard Catholics. But as a kid, church was boring and Jesus was not cool. I like this painting because I like to think that maybe this is how my grandmothers saw Jesus – cool!
Ngāwai Matthews for the June 2020 instalment of the My Choice exhibition series.
Diamond measurement: 860 x 860 mm
oil on canvas
Diamond shaped work depicting Jesus wearing a baseball cap on backwards, wearing gloves, with blue seascape in background.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of Don Lawson, 2015.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
09 Dec 2015



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