Mark Graver – Rangihoua

$350.00 inc GST

Pigment print
Edition size: 35
Image size: 48 x 67 cm
Paper size: 56 x 76 cm

Rangihoua, in the northern Bay of Islands is highly significant as the site of early, prolonged contact between Maori and Pakeha.  It is the location of one of the earliest trading posts, the earliest mission station, and the first formal transfer of Maori land in New Zealand, as well as the earliest recorded church service and the earliest European school. The Europeans arrived in December 1814.  The mission closed in the 1850’s by which time very little land was left in Maori possession.  The arrival of the Europeans at Rangihoua was the start of a process which would eventually transform the country. This work began by re-visiting photographs and drawings made at a particular time and place.  Photographic, hand-made and digital images, captured, drawn or found.  Time fixed, recorded and stilled.  Rangihoua is made with layered photographs and a scanned soft ground etching made from objects gathered at the site.