Marilynn Webb

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1937, d.2021
Ngāti Kahu, Te Roroa, Māori, Pākehā

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Blue Day at the West Eweburn

  • 1993
  • Lino engraving, watercolour, gouache
  • Ngarita Charlotte Hounam Johnstone bequest, 2022
  • 660 x 798mm
  • 2022/155
  • View on google maps

West Eweburn Dam is a lake located at the top of the Maniototo Valley in Otago. Marilynn Webb made a series of works in response to the lake, documenting how the water and surrounding environment changed with the seasons and the weather. She often chose this particular viewpoint, where the water in the foreground slowly gives way to the shoreline and foothills, leading the eye up to the sky above. Unlike other works, which show the scene under brooding clouds or lightly dusted with spring snow, this print shows it on a bright day, with all of the landscape’s elements rendered in different shades of blue.

(Perilous: Unheard Stories from the Collection, 6 August 2022- )

Exhibition History