Somme Parade Takeaways, 189 Somme Parade, Whanganui

Richard Wotton

This is one of the photographs in our collection. It was made in Whanganui City, Whanganui Region, New Zealand in 2011.
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About the Work
This image reminds me of childhood trips to Aramoho for fish and chips. Piled in the car, we would take our chips and sit by the river to watch the world go by. Somme Parade takeaway was the go-to for chips in our household and the owners knew our usual orders. As I grew, so did this quaint building, extending its walls, changing colours from a faded carnation pink to a bright fluorescent orange and aging over time.
- Lily Claypole for My Choice online exhibition, September 2020.
Measurements
Support: 330 x 483mm
Image: 280 x 420mm
Media
archival inkjet print on paper
Description
Black and white photograph showing the front exterior of a building with a sign on top reading 'SOMME PARADE TAKEAWAYS'. The building has an angled roof and an angled set of steps leading up to the entrance, to the right stands a lone power pole. The sky is cloudless.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of the artist, 2017.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
02 Nov 2017

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Accession Number:
2017/15/3

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