Tuhawaiki Point Lighthouse

Tuhawaiki Point Lighthouse

  • 540 x 750 mm
  • Acrylic, collage and compressed charcoal on board in recycled cedar window frame
  • 2020
  • SOLD

This art work came about after a recent site visit to Tuhawaiki (Jacks Point) Lighthouse in Timaru. Tuhawaiki Point, gets its name from Hone (Jack) Tuhawaiki, a Maori chief belonging to the Ngāi Tahu tribe. The small 9 metre lighthouse originally resided on Matiu/Somes Island, Wellington (1866). In 1903 it was shipped to Timaru where it was re-erected on site with alterations. (I have mapped this journey on the work). One of the alterations (a small attached dwelling) no longer exists, hence it is etched and left unpainted. The frame offered the perfect proportions to include the plan drawing and has become a pivotal part of the finished work.


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