Andrew Drummond

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1951

Earth Vein

  • Gift of the artist, 2010
  • Photographs on paper
  • 520 x 719mm
  • 2012/019.1-18
  • 1980-2010


Of Braided Rivers and Hydro-Traders

Of Braided Rivers and Hydro-Traders

“With 14,000km of coastline, over 180,000km of rivers, and 3,820 lakes, there’s more to the land of the long white cloud than land…” So began an advertisement in a recent Sunday Star Times. It might have been the opening gambit for a campaign devoted to water conservation but was, in fact, a promotion for the latest model jet ski: “And all you need to unlock it is the all-new Yamaha Waverunner FX HO… SAME PLANET, DIFFERENT WORLD.”

The Lines That Are Left

The Lines That Are Left

Of landscape itself as artefact and artifice; as the ground for the inscribing hand of culture and technology; as no clean slate.

— Joanna Paul

The residential Red Zone is mostly green. After each house is demolished, contractors sweep up what is left, cover the section with a layer of soil and plant grass seed. Almost overnight, driveway, yard, porch, garage, shed and house become a little paddock; the border of plants and trees outlining it the only remaining sign that there was once a house there.

Dawn/Water Poem
Ralph Hotere Dawn/Water Poem

For the exhibition Untitled #1050 (25 November 2017 – 14 October 2018) this work was displayed with the following label:

“There are very few things I can say about my work, that are better than saying nothing.”

—Ralph Hotere, undated