Rakaumangamanga 21 Oketopa 1984

Rakaumangamanga 21 Oketopa 1984

  • Artist

    Robert Ellis

  • Production Date


  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Size

    1795 x 1910 mm

  • Credit

    Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Chartwell Gift Collection, 2014

  • Accession Number


  • Accession Date

    16 Apr 2014

  • Department

    New Zealand Art

  • Classification


  • Collection


  • Subjects

    landscapes (representations), abstraction

  • Description

    An interest in maps, aerial views and attitudes to land, inspired by working as an aerial survey photographer was evident in Robert Ellis' 1968 "Motorway" series. The graphic emphasis continues in later work based on Te Rawhiti, his wife's home, (a small Maori community in Northland), and Rakaumangamanga, a mountain sacred to Nga Puhi people.
    from 'Cross Currents' exhibition, 1991