Virginia Lake

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
I have always been a bit uneasy with certain bronze statues in public spaces but I've made this one dominate the drawing. Most of our public bronzes have a colonial aspect at odds with wood in Māori carving. This is starting to change. Works are valid in their time period. Not exhibited.
- Nigel Brown, May 2019
417 x 593 mm
pencil and acrylic on paper
Multi-coloured drawing of Virginia Lake with silhouette of Peter Pan statue in the foreground, blue water with toy yachts and bandstand in the background surrounded by trees. Artist notes throughout the sketch. Areas are roughly painted in. Title text at bottom edge 'Virginia Lake'
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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