Rocking Horse Ride; Ria BANCROFT; 1963; 379

Name/Title

Rocking Horse Ride

About this object

A sculpture of children enjoying a rocking horse ride. The body of the sculpture is riddled with holes and this lends a haunting, macabre effect to the figures. It is made of composite materials and stained in a green patina to imitate bronze.

Maker

Ria BANCROFT

Date Made

1963

Medium and Materials

Steel, copper and patinated plastic ‘steel’ (resin)

Place Made

Christchurch

Subject and Association Keywords

Animals/Horse

Subject and Association Keywords

Portraits/Child

Subject and Association Keywords

Recreation

Subject and Association Keywords

New Zealand/South Island/Canterbury/Christchurch

Subject and Association Description

First named 'Monster in Hagley' and inspired by Bancroft's observation of children riding a metal rocking horse then in Christchurch's Hagley Park playground. All figures, including the horse, have a skeletal appearance.

Credit Line

Purchased with the assistance of the Nelson Suter Art Society in 1965

Object Type

Sculpture

Object number

379

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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Recreation

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