Nigel Brown

New Zealander, b.1949

Trampers 9

  • Purchased 1981
  • Reproduced with permission
  • Oil on canvas
  • 835 x 640mm
  • 81/12
  • 1980
earlier labels about this work
  • Art Detectives, 20 October 2006 - 25 March 2007

    At the age of ten, Nigel Brown and his father went on the first of many long tramping trips into the New Zealand bush. The memory of these trips left a strong impression on the artist, and in his late twenties he made a large series of paintings inspired by the experience.

    Nigel Brown sees art as “a mystery growing out of the obvious”. Here, we might begin to wonder why these tired-looking trampers seem to be lost in their own thoughts. Do you think they have nearly reached the place where they want to be? Are they enjoying their journey?