Durie Hill Tower

Nigel Brown, Artist

This is one of the drawings in our collection. It was made in Whanganui, Whanganui Region, New Zealand in 1993.
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About the Work
[Drawn] onsite. This tower appealed to me as a motif and because I suffered from vertigo and heard stories about suicide from top. I did a large painting. I also as a child had a recurring nightmare featuring the tunnel at tower's base.
- Nigel Brown, May 2019
428 x 354 mm
pencil and acrylic on paper
Sketch of the Durie Hill Memorial Tower in Whanganui showing 3 views of it. The central view is from above the base to the top in detail, the left view is of the whole structure and numbering the levels of the structure, the right view is of the stairs leading to the entry. In the upper right coerner is a silhouette of a figure falling, lower right is a head and shoulders silhouette. Title text at middle right of the sketch.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of Nigel Brown and Sue McLaughlin, 2019
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
21 May 2019



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