Shore Leave

Shore Leave

  • Artist

    Edward Mackenzie

  • Production Date


  • Medium

    mixed media

  • Size

    387 x 285 x 52 mm

  • Credit

    Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1984

  • Accession Number


  • Accession Date

    May 1984

  • Department

    New Zealand Art

  • Classification


  • Collection


  • Subjects

    shores (landforms), buildings, houses, clouds, abstraction, shoes (footwear), found objects

  • Chartwell Notes

    Shore Leave

    A British sailor on leave, trades one nautical setting for another – one of England’s ubiquitous, often tacky seaside resorts. 

    The sailor stretches out beneath the pier taking a break from land bound pleasures – his mind maybe getting in the way.

    Candy rock, representing the pilings of the pier, is perhaps the greatest symbol of the English seaside, save the sea itself.  

    The fabric frame is from the back flap of a Royal Naval uniform. 

    Edward Mackenzie, 2010