Night on Earth

Night on Earth

  • Artist

    Elliot Collins

  • Production Date


  • Medium

    acrylic on linen

  • Size

    900 x 600 mm

  • Credit

    Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2010

  • Accession Number


  • Accession Date

    04 Nov 2010

  • Department

    New Zealand Art

  • Classification


  • Collection


  • Chartwell Notes

    Both Night on Earth and Let me tell you about my boat come from the 2010 exhibition titled The Fall. The show included both text work and these two new abstract striped works which are based on an original magazine image collage.

    The artist notes: "The Fall is about the observations of a world that is falling apart. Every day we are implicated in cruelty and tragedy, yet we are also capable of greatness, humility, kindness and grace. The Fall draws attention to this reconciliation - between living in the world but not being of it - and reminds us to notice the humour and love inherent in small things, and their capacity for defeating fear, hate and indifference. I want these paintings to be vague; to allude to something you know but not completely. answers to questions unknown. Non- places where you're somehow aware of an event or a destination. something that's familiar yet at the same time unstable and unknowable..."I've been here before, or at least I think I have"..."I had a dream and you were in it, only you weren't, you were silent"