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Clyde Scott - In the Wake of Captain Cook

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  • Thu 8 Feb ’18, 11:00am – 5:00pm


Orexart, Level 1, 15 Putiki Street, Grey Lynn


All Ages

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  • Free Admission



Opening 8 February 5:30 - 7:30pm.

Clyde Scott trained at Ilam Art School in Christchurch in the late 1950s prior to building a long career in advertising.

Abandoning commercial art for painting, he worked steadily and exhibited through the 1990s all the while searching for a subject of meaning for him. He found the answer after his wife, Carol from the Barton boat building family, lost her uncle.

Scott recalls sorting through the boat yard shed and discovering all manner of interesting things including long, thin, curved kauri strips, called strakes, that are used to make dinghies.

Enamoured by the elegance of the forms and smooth surfaces of the strakes, Scott decided to use them as substrate for rendering the long, thin coastal drawings of Herman Sporing, Joseph Banks' secretary aboard the Endeavour during its circumnavigation of New Zealand in 1769-70.

This began the Waterlines series featured in “In The Wake Of Captain Cook” which Orexart is very pleased to exhibit.

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