The Pat Farry Rural Health Education trust is delighted to announce that a major component of their fundraising drive in 2019 will feature the auctioning of several original Marilynn Webb prints.
A former Francis Hodgkin Fellow and Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit, Marilynn Webb is widely considered to be one of New Zealand’s most distinguished and influential artists.
Her work has often been described as an open discussion of the social and political issues that we face as a nation. It has always been politically charged, socially and environmentally conscious, and is perhaps best characterised as a voice of ‘quiet dissent’.
Throughout her career, she has explored concepts of land ownership, women in art and Māori and post-colonial history but it is the motif of the destruction of New Zealand’s fragile environment that she is most consistently drawn back to. The prints donated to the Trust, Waiotapu Surprise, Mining Crumble, High Country Flambé and Picnic Pie are wonderful examples of this dark humour and quiet fury that are irrecusably linked Marilyn’s personality.
Dunedin based, Marilyn has represented New Zealand at significant print and graphic arts biennales and her work has been exhibited extensively throughout New Zealand and internationally in Australia, United States, India, Japan, Yugoslavia, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain and the United Kingdom.
In 2010, the University of Otago conferred the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws to Marilynn. Most recently she was crowned supreme winner at the nation’s Maori art awards Te Waka Toi.
The Artwork will be auctioned online in the New Year. To register your interest please contact Claire Dooney on moc.liamg@tsurtyrraftap or telephone 0276320821.
The auction will close at 7pm on Saturday the 6th of April 2019, with the successful bidders announced shortly after.