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01 November 1987 —
29 November 1987

Jeff Thomson:
Galvo Country

Jeff Thomson: Galvo Country, 1987 (installation view).
Jeff Thomson: Galvo Country, 1987 (installation view).
Jeff Thomson: Galvo Country, 1987 (installation view).
Jeff Thomson: Galvo Country, 1987 (installation view)
Jeff Thomson, Aupori Peninsula (back), Top half North Island (front), 1987. Iron, wood, paint.
Jeff Thomson, Coromandel, 1987 (installation view). Iron, wood, paint.
Jeff Thomson, Karekare, 1987 (installation view). Iron, wood, paint.
Jeff Thomson, Lower half North Island, 1987 (installation view). Iron, wood, paint.

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Artist’s statement -

During a recent sojourn to Australia I cam across work of Victor Meertens, a Melbourne sculptor who makes wooden constructions and covers them with demolition materials such as corrugated iron and pressed metal. This method of working has had a direct influence on the work seen here.

The process of nailing iron to wood has long been an integral part of New Zealand’s building heritage. Sheets of corrugated iron, lead-head nails, a saw, hammer and a wooden framework are all that is needed to lay a roof, throw up a fence or construct a tree house. What I am doing is really no different.

Press

Contemporary tin man looks at land, Auckland Star, 1987

The gallery is closed for install from 29 January 2023.

Our next exhibition Who can think, what can think curated by Bruce E. Phillips will open 18 February 2023.

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