Gonville Arches

Erica van Zon, Artist

This is one of the decorative arts in our collection. It was made in Whanganui City, Whanganui Region, New Zealand in 2017.
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About the Work
Stitching has been a life-long pursuit of mine, and I therefore find myself smitten by the manner in which Erica has captured these Gonville arches. As far as I’m aware, Gonville is not normally associated with arches, so the piece has sparked my curiosity. After many years of debate about craft meeting art, it is wonderful to see that the Sarjeant have stitched art work in their fine art collection.
Lesley Stead of Paige’s Book Gallery for the Oct 2019 instalment of the My Choice exhibition series.

The arches in this work make reference to the unusual stucco wall that surrounds a house located at 69 Tawa Street in Gonville, Whanganui.
Frame 645 x 645 mm
embroidery cotton on linen
Multi-coloured embroidered tile which includes 3 arched shapes in a row, repeated 4 times and rotated each time to create a pattern, mounted on a grey/blue background.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Tylee Residency exhange, 2018
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
19 Mar 2018



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