Prints, 'In Hodges' Wake'; Webb, Marilynn; 1998; ESG.06.007


Prints, 'In Hodges' Wake'

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This piece comes from New Zealand artist, Marilynn Webb's, 'In Hodges' Wake' Series'.

Between 1996 and the mid 2000s, Marilynn undertook three artist projects in Fiordland. These were initiated by and supported by the Southland Museum & Art Gallery, the Southland Art Foundation and the Department of Conversation. Each trip, and its subsequent body of work, explored a range of themes from within the region's natural and human history.

Her first project brief was to respond to Dusky Sound and with the resulting series 'In Hodges' Wake' she re-visits the early contact sites originally explored by British artist William Hodges (Cook's ship-board artist on the Resolution Voyage of 1773). These woodcuts not only reference the work of Hodges, but also aspects of the abundant flora; while adopting the colours inherent in the native pounamu of Westland.

Artist Biography:
A pioneer of printmaking in New Zealand, Marilynn Webb has been exhibiting her work nationally and internationally since the 1960’s. Her tonal, moody prints and pastels reflect the atmosphere of the land and seascapes of Central Otago and Southland on which her work has focused for many years. Marilynn’s work makes us aware that we are always in the landscape, and draws us into the environmental and social issues surrounding it.

Of Ngā Puhi descent, Marilynn Webb was born in Auckland in 1937 and grew up in Opotiki in the Bay of Plenty. Her distinguished teaching career has included roles as an art advisor, art teacher and a senior lecturer in printmaking at Dunedin Polytechnic School of Art.

Marilynn’s work is held in many private and public collections in Europe, America, Asia and New Zealand. In 2000 she became an Officer of the NZ Order of Merit for her contribution to art and art education in New Zealand and in 2004 a book was published exploring her career and surveying her work. She lives and works in Dunedin.


Webb, Marilynn

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inorganic, processed material, metal, alloy, steel (?)
inorganic, processed material, glass
organic, processed material, vegetal, paper
organic, processed material, vegetal, wood
inorganic, processed material, pigment, printing ink

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Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Fiordland


h 1050 mm x w 820 mm x d 20 mm

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Art and Design

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