Whanganui River

Nigel Brown, Artist

This is one of the prints in our collection. It was made in Whanganui, Whanganui Region, New Zealand in 1993.
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About the Work
In this monoprint I wove placenames with a river view in middle. The figure suggests Māori carving. At this time I was not conscious of macrons. This came more later when I worked with Glenn Colquhoun on North South Book and it became more emphasised generally. The residency also made me aware of tribal differences and issues before Pakeha. I don't speak Māori but Sue McLaughlin has Ngati Manu whakapapa of Mana which we were only beginning to be aware of back in 1990s. Not exhibited.
- Nigel Brown, May 2019
Measurements
638 x 499 mm
Media
monoprint and mixed media on paper
Description
Multi-coloured print of the Whanganui River with a punga (tree fern) in the centre and two figures. Around the image is a border, surrounded with placenames text 'RANANA HIRUHARAMA WHANGANUI ATENE KORINITI'
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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Accession Number:
2019/1/25