We Still Are, We Still Are!

Artist
Allie EAGLE (New Zealander, b.1949): Artist
Production date
1996
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Description
A watercolour and encaustic painting on a rectangular wooden support with a rounded top and bottom edge featuring an image of a naked woman pushing aside an unframed landscape painting inscribed 'Anakiwa Queen Charlotte Sound 1872'. The painting depicts two male figures next to a tree stump. They appear to be discussing or 'surveying' the land and this detail of the art work is an appropriation of a John Kinder watercolour of the same title.

This art work is intended as a feminist challenge to the tradition of colonial landscape painting and the glorification of environmental despoiltation - 'denuding' - as 'progress'. There is an inscription in the bottom right corner that reads "We still are, we still are" claims that these processes continue today.
Medium
Watercolour and encaustic wax on wood
Measurements
Dimensions: 1 - Support: 1000 x 2100mm
Credit line
Purchased in 1996
Accession number
837

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