Margaret Elliot

For over thirty years I have lived on the South coast of Wellington. The drama of the coastal environment continues to fascinate with dramatic weather changes and the force of the sea eroding both land and man made structures alike. After responding to the challenging landscape of Antarctica I am taking another look at my immediate environment.

In the late 1980s I produced a series of works exploring the interaction of obsolete manmade structures and natural features in the coastal environment. I revisit Orauiti reserve with a perspective altered by time and experience. Flanking the entrance to Wellington Harbour, these concrete bunkers built to withstand  bombardment crumble and rust, unofficial galleries for graffitti artists and a frame for distant hills and pinnacled rocks.

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Title: Firing Range
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